What You Need to Know About The Goat
Aye, it’s come to our attention that there are a lot of questions swirling about The Goat. Which is as it should be.
That being said, there are a few things that we figure it might help you to know as July 14th approaches:
_ The Goat will take about 4-4.5 hours. We will launch from AG at 0530 and expect to be finished between 0930 and 1000.
_ During that time, we will cover around 12 miles. There will be running, but no continuous segments of longer than 1.5-2 miles.
_ We are taking steps to ensure that there will be water/hydration/fuel available during The Goat, but we recommend that you plan to self-support by carrying a water bottle or CamelBak with water/energy drink/energy bar, etc.
_ The Goat is, in the finest F3 tradition, Completely Stupid And Utterly Pointless (#CSAUP). There will be no finisher’s medal, no band playing at Mile 8, no costumes and no cheering sections. Just the F3 Nation, moving en masse through the streets of the Queen City.
_ On Saturday night, July 14th, the Balsa Gliders (featuring several citizens of F3 Nation, including Sweeper Boy and Wendell G) will play a concert in Charlotte. This will serve as a post-Goat party for the Nation, and all members of the Nation are invited and encouraged to attend. More information — including venue, time, opening act and how to secure a spot with YHC in the special BG Groupie Section — to come.
_ Many pax are trekking from far away to attend the Goat. We would love to be able to put them up in the homes of Charlotte F3 citizens, to save these guys the cost of a hotel room either the night before The Goat or after the Balsa Gliders show. If you would like to volunteer your guest room or would like to stay in any available guest rooms, use the Contact Us form on the website.