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