Mountain Goat Kids Trail Run Series is the nation’s first organized youth running series focused on getting children on the trails.

Courses are set on single and double track trails and are guaranteed to challenge the kids both physically and mentally.

When they cross the finish line, the sense of accomplishment and the ear-to-ear smiles are full of pride. The energy is contagious for kids and parents alike.

Locations are selected to create awareness for the Mountain Goat families about the local trail systems. The events are designed to encourage families to take advantage of their beautiful state. 

race distances

Mini Goats

(4 years and under)
.5 miles–1.0 mile run course

Junior Goats

(5 year to 8 years)
1.5 miles–2.0 mile run course

Senior Goats

(9 years to 13 years)
5K run course

*parents are welcome to accompany kids during all race distances

senior sponsors

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) funding has invested more than $1.5 million in the Colorado parks and open spaces hosting Mountain Goat Kids trail runs. GOCO grants have helped parks recover from the 2013 floods, improved campgrounds and swim areas, conserved open space, built trails, and provided environmental education opportunities for kids. Funded solely by Colorado Lottery proceeds since 1992, GOCO has awarded grants for more than 4,500 projects in all 64 counties of Colorado. For more information, visit


Ragnar sponsors long-distance, team, overnight running relays that take place in the most breathtaking places in the world. Teams come together to conquer a course over two days and one night, and push their limits, on little amounts of sleep, with friends and a community of runners by their side. For more information, visit


April 30, 2017

Bear Creek Lake Park
Pelican Point Picnic Area
15600 W. Morrison Rd
Lakewood, CO 80405

Start time: 10 a.m.

Entry fee: $20 (no park entry fee)
Same-day registration available: $20



July 16, 2017

Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve
910 Colorow Rd

Golden, CO 80401

Start time: 10 a.m.

Entry fee: $20 (no park entry fee)
No Race Day Registration – This event will be capped at 175 kids.
Registration coming soon.


August – Date TBD

Staunton State Park
Pine, CO

September 10, 2017

White Ranch Park
25303 Belcher Hill Rd

Golden, CO 80403

Start time: 10 a.m.

Entry fee: $20 (no park entry fee)
Same-day registration available: $20



October 1, 2017

Alderfer/Three Sisters Park
30299 Buffalo Park Rd
Evergreen, CO 80439

Start time: 10 a.m.

Entry fee: $20 (no park entry fee)
Same-day registration available: $20


Mountain Goat Kids and the town of Frisco have partnered to host a series of four kids trail running races during the month of July! The entire family is encouraged to come out for a night of family fun at the Frisco Adventure Park. After the race, stick around for the post-race party and movie to celebrate their accomplishment.

Tuesdays, June 27, July 11, July 25 and August 8th, 2017

Frisco Day Lodge
616 Recreation Way
Frisco, CO 80443

Start Time: 5:45 p.m.


Registration link coming soon.
Parents race for free but must fill out a waiver prior to running with their child.

Pre-Registration Fee: $15/child
Must register by 5 p.m. the day prior to the race. Includes race entry, finisher gift and a slice of pizza.

Series Registration Fee: $45/child
Includes race entry into all four races, finisher gift and a slice of pizza at each race.

Day-of Registration Fee: $20/child
Day-of registration will be available from 4:45-5:45 p.m. inside the Frisco Day Lodge. Registration fee includes race entry, finisher gift and a slice of pizza.

Additional Information: or 970-668-9133


Post-Race Party

We invite families to hang out at the Frisco Day Lodge after the races. There are fun, free activities for the whole family to participate in: horseshoes, cornhole, coloring, the Frisco Bike Park, the Frisco Skate Park, Peak One Disc Golf Course and more! (Please note that bikes, skateboards and discs are NOT supplied.)

All children who are registered for the race will receive a free slice of pizza; please have your child show their race bib to get their pizza. Pizza, pop, juice and beer will be available for purchase for adults or any other family members to purchase after the race.

A movie will be shown inside the Frisco Day Lodge at 7 p.m.

Mountain Goat Kids is excited to announce a new partnership with Lory State Park in Fort Collins, CO. Special thank you to both Lory State Park and the Friends of Lory State Park organization for bringing Mountain Goat Kids to Fort Collins.

October 11, 2017

Lory State Park
708 Lodgepole Drive
Bellvue, CO 80512

Start time: 10 a.m.

Entry fee: $20 (no park entry fee)
Same-day registration available: $20


Mountain Goat Kids has entered into an exciting new partnership with Ragnar, the world-renowned relay race series. Dust off your own running shoes, get 3-7 of your closest friends and get ready to participate in an epic running adventure. As part of the race festivities, Mountain Goat Kids will be putting on our own event for the kiddos.

Mark your calendars for June 9-10 and sign yourself up for the Ragnar Trail relay.




The 2017 Ragnar Trail Snowmass – CO
presented by Salomon

Ragnar Trail Snowmass-CO presented by Salomon brings you the perfect fusion of trail running, high-country camping and Rocky Mountain beauty. Teams of 8 (or 4) will find their inner wild on three separate mountain trails, or “loops”, that start and finish at Ragnar Village. Glacial valleys, snowcapped peaks and blooming wildflowers set the scene as you make your way along rolling single-track. Though you may blame the altitude, in the end it will be the stunning mountain views that take your breath away. Conquer each climb and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness — not to mention a much needed downhill. Enjoy world class lodging at Snowmass or camp under billions of stars with your team at Ragnar Village. We can’t promise it will be easy, but what we can promise is an unforgettable running adventure with friends complete with s’mores, fresh mountain air and a party atmosphere that Ragnarians have come to love.

In addition to hosting the kids trail event, Mountain Goat Kids is a featured non-profit for Ragnar’s Extra Mile campaign. Simply donate or run for the cause as one of our sponsored teams.