8/26/14

2014 Race Information

Race #1

Goats in the Meadow: Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 8:00 AM


Little Blackfoot River Trailhead, 7.3 miles.
Directions to Little Blackfoot Trailhead

Run up to Little Backfoot Meadow on scenic, non-technical singletrack. Course has rolling hills with a net uphill on the way out, then downhill on the way back. You will cross the Blackfoot River twice, once with an opportunity to get your feet wet. Allow 1 hour to go to the trailhead from Helena. Parking is limited so we recommend carpooling.

Map of race - (Map by Erik Makus)

Race #2

Goat Pursuit: Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Mt. Helena Ridge Run, 6.6 miles point to point time-trial format. The trolley shuttle will leave the Helena Public Library at 7:00 AM to carry runners to the top. The course starts with switchbacks up to the Helena Ridge, the rest of the course is primarily downhill on moderately technical singletrack, finishing at Dump Gulch Trailhead. This race is run as a time trial format - a runner will start every 30 seconds, starting with the slowest runner. If this is your first race in the series, please send a recent 10K or 12K time.

Map of race - (Map by Erik Makus)

Race #3

Goats in the Dark: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Tubbs Trailhead, 3.2 miles of fun in the dark!

Coming from Missoula, on Highway 12, go to Henderson St. and take a right. Go all the way up to the top of the hill to Le Grande Cannon Blvd. Take a right on Le Grande Cannon Blvd. and follow it to the end (trailhead and start of race).

Coming from Butte, Bozeman, and Great Falls, get off at the Capital exit and take Prospect Ave. to Montana Ave. and take a right. Follow highway 12 signs like you were headed to Missoula (you will be on Lindale which turns into Euclid). Take Euclid until you get to Henderson St. and take a left. Go all the way up to the top of the hill to Le Grande Cannon Blvd. Take a right on Le Grande Cannon Blvd. and follow it to the end (trailhead and start of race).

This race is B.Y.O.H. - "Bring Your Own Headlamp." The course makes a single loop along the Ambrose & Diretissima Trails, with a finishing sprint on Le Grande Cannon Blvd. Course is marked by glow sticks.

Map of race - (Map by Erik Makus)


Race #4 

Goat Grind: Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Elkhorn Endurance Retreat (597 McClellan Creek Road, Clancy), 4 miles.
Directions to Elkhorn Endurance Retreat

One series champion referred to this course as a "meatgrinder." It has steep hills, a creek crossing, and some technical singletrack. Race is followed by a pancake brunch and awards ceremony.

Map of race - (Map by Erik Makus)

Sign Up At:
http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?eid=3196

8/9/14

2014 Race #1 Results - Goats in the Meadow

Thanks all for doing Race#1 Goats in the Meadow, perfect day with great competition.. See you all on September 7th. Also a big thanks to my Volunteers, Deb Gibson, Vern Roberts, Jason Danielson, and Darla Fitzpatrick. Plus my sponsors McDonald's, Bagel Company, Blackfoot Brewery, Base Camp, and Lerkhinds Coke-a-cola!

1. Tom Kreissler 1 44 55:43
2. Mike Fanning 2 53 58:59
3. Hipolito Amsbaugh 3 52 59:59
4. Debbie Gibson 1 49 1:00:15
5. Greg Dewitt 4 57 1:01:53
6. Mike Walsh 5 60 1:03:12
7. Doug Graham 6 60 1:04:00
8. Kody Olinger 7 22 1:05:11
9. Scott Farrow 8 33 1:10:53
10. Grace Marchesseault 2 17 1:11:21
11. Rande Farrow 9 61 1:13:08
12. Scott O'Connell 10 45 1:14:03
13. Melissa Godlewski 3 55 1:18:44
14. Dave Burningham 11 55 1:20:02
15. Darla Fitzpatrick 4 49 1:22:43
16. Paula Blessinger 5 59 1:23:59
17. Leah Tietz 6 46 1:28:56
18. Dave Leitheiser 12 48 1:32:49
19. Terry Gauthier 13 57 1:36:41
20. Tim Fitzpatrick 14 61 1:42:18
21. Krystina Farrow 7 31 1:45:07
22. Regan White 8 33 1:46:41
23. Nathan Craig 15 40 1:46:43

Next Race:
Race #2 - Goat Pursuit: Sunday, September 7th - 8 AM

10/9/13

2013 SHATS Volunteers and Photos

We would like to extend a hearty thanks to all the volunteers who assisted with the races in many different capacities this year, including Mike Chapman, who took some great shots on the Goats in the Meadow Course. Check out the slideshow in the right margin. The pics are posted for public viewing on Google/Picasa. More photos from other SHATS 2013 races are coming soon...!

2013 Goat Grind SHATS Finale

Hear Ye Goats!

Come join us this Sunday for the final race in the 2013 SHATS: The Goat Grind! This race is coming up on Sunday, October 13th. Race start is at 10 a.m. from the Elkhorn Endurance Retreat, located at 597 McClellan Creek Road in Clancy. The length of the course is 4 miles.  One series champion referred to this course as a "meatgrinder." It features steep hills, a creek crossing, and some technical singletrack. The race will be followed up with a pancake brunch and awards ceremony for the series winners.

Runners who participated in three races or signed up for the series will receive SHATS 2013 t-shirts! The final point tally going into the Grind (Race 4) can be viewed here or by clicking on the link in the right margin. Each runner's final point tally will be based on the best two race scores, so even if you've only run one race so far, you are still eligible for an award! If two runners' final point tallies tie, the runner who has participated in a larger number of races wins.

Click on this link for directions to the starting line: Directions to Elkhorn Endurance Retreat

9/27/13

2013 SHATS #3 Goats in the Dark Race Results

Nocturnal goats can click on the link in the right margin or here to access and print out a .pdf of the race results. Well done, everyone!