Billy Goat begins and ends in the shadows of the Saddleback Mountains in Corona, California and climbs up to The Main Divide in The Cleveland National Forest. It's just one hill. Once runners reach The Main Divide, they'll turn back for a rolling downhill run back for refreshments and awards at the finish line.
Billy Goat is a trail run and is run in the wilderness. If you run exclusively on asphalt roads, you will not be prepared for this half marathon. Please familiarize yourself with trail running before attempting this race. Trail running is an exhilarating sport, it teaches us many things like patience, persistence and preparedness to name a few. Of all these, we feel that Preparedness is at the top of the list. You should be prepared when running in the wilderness. You need to look at a map and familiarize yourself with the mountain area you will be running. When water is offered at an aid station, you must take it, especially when you know the distance between stations is far. Please don’t go out and run a mountain race as you would say a Rock n’ Roll marathon. They are different beasts! We want you to run our race but we also want you to have a safe race.
Traditionally, Billy Goat's Half Marathon Climb goes up Indian Truck Trail in The Cleveland National Forest out of Corona, California. That is our intention for April (but we always like to have a back-up plan).
The 6+ mile climb up Indian Truck Trail to The Main Divide has an elevation gain of about 3,000 feet.
Indian Truck Trail, Cleveland National Forest
Corona, CA 92883
Race day entry includes:
5:30 - 6:30 am Check-in
6:45 am Race Announcements
7:00 am Start
There are no Early Starts or Cut-offs
in this race.
This race does not allow refunds of any kind. Race entries will be applied to the following year's race should Billy Goat get cancelled due to circumstances beyond the race director's control (fire, government shutdown, etc). It is our intention to re-route the course should one of these circumstances occur. However, there are times when a re-route is not possible and the race needs to be post-poned.