6th Annual Goat Run – Saturday, March 24th 2012

Our friends at The Running Goat in Perth are holding their 6th Annual Goat Run on
Saturday, March 24th, 2012 and donating the proceeds to Lanark County Interval House!

The Goat Run – a Prediction 5 Km Run!

When: March 24th, 2012
Race Start:  The Running Goat, Perth

Beautiful route
Many post-race prizes
Tams first 100 runners
Water station and surprise treats, Thank you to Barnabe’s Independent in Perth.

Entry Cost
Free for PRG Club Members
$15 non-club members
$20 race day

Q:  What is a Prediction Run?

A:   As a part of your race registration, you must predict what your finish time will be.  There are no distance markers along the course.  Upon finishing the 5k, the closer you have come to matching your predicted finish time, the better your final ranking for the race finishing order.  We do not know the winner until the last person crosses the line. (Recognition of first person across finish line too)

Proceeds from this Prediction Run are donated to the Lanark County Interval House

Bring the whole family out for a great day in the fresh air!
Link to Registration Form – Spring_Goat_Run2012

Link to Running Goat Home Page

Perth Courier Story: Run into spring with sixth annual prediction race

Run into spring with sixth annual prediction event

Posted Mar 15, 2012 By Rosanne Lake

EMC Sports – Shake off those winter cobwebs and get out running in the first local race of the season.

The sixth annual Spring Goat Run is set to pound pavement and local trails March 24. The run is a prediction race, which means the winner is the person whose actual time comes closest their predicted time.

Mark Czubak, 2012 race director for the Spring Goat Run, said the event is all-inclusive.

“This time of year we encourage people to get out and get active,” he said. “This is a fun event because participants run as fast as they want and as long as they get close to their predicted time, they could win.”

The start is set for 8:30 a.m. at The Running Goat on Foster Street in Perth.

This year, the spring run supports Lanark County Interval House. “I feel that (its) important role in the community can not be measured,” said Czubak.

He cited information from the organization that said in 2011 alone, Lanark County Interval House responded to 1,875 crisis calls and served more than 100 women and children at the emergency shelter, while 445 women and children were helped by its outreach services.

Last year, the beneficiary of the Spring Goat Run was the Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund, which received $400 from the event. Czubak asked that interest participants register early as a courtesy to race timers, either at The Running Goat or online at www.onestoprace.com and searching for “Perth” to find the 5K Spring Goat Run registration form. As a rule, Czubak said no watches, iPods or phones are allowed on the course. As an added incentive, Czubak said this year, the first 100 runners to register will receive a Scottish tam.

“Bring a friend and enjoy a challenging and fun morning in Perth,” he said.

“Join us for the suspense of seeing each runner cross the line and possibly win.”

rosanne.lake@perthcourier.com