The Goat is an exhilarating adventure run from Whakapapa to Turoa Ski Fields on the Round the Mountain track, traversing the western slopes of Mount Ruapehu. The 21 kilometre course has over 1000 metres of vertical ascent and covers a whole bunch of amazing terrain. Participants will experience stunning scenery ranging from ancient lava flows and scoria fields, mountain beech forest, tussock grasslands and alpine herbfields to cascading waterfalls, an alpine lake, boulder strewn rivers and amazing panoramic views, all set in a dual world heritage area; Tongariro National Park.
The Goat is a demanding yet achievable run that is widely acclaimed as one of New Zealand’s premier off road running events. Discover for yourself why The Goat is such a memorable experience.