|- Jim Henderson|
Head Goat '01
Vegetation: Low vegetation is mostly not thick enough to impede your speed, but does reduce visibility in some areas.
Water Features: Recent heavy rains have expanded some marshes. Expect to get wet feet.
Skips: We have provided several good skipping options, both early and late in the course. Making a good skip choice may do a lot toward improving your time and place in the race.
Finish: Today's finish is not at the beach. It is next to the old snack bar where you picked up your race packet.
Start: The Billygoat is a mass start event. The walk to the start will begin from the finish at 10:40. If you are late, follow the streamers to the start, grab a map and go.
Controls: Controls have occasionally been stolen from courses at Gay City. We have made every effort (short of manning every control overnight) to prevent this from happening. If you are certain that you are at the correct feature, but find no control, look high and low for pink plastic tape with the control #. There are multiple punches at the first few controls to reduce waiting.
Safety: The safety bearing is East to Route 85. Please carry a whistle to summon help. If you reach powerlines or pipelines at the southwestern edge of the map you are on private property. Turn around!
- The Course Committee
Julie Weatherby, Clint Morse, Jim Henderson
An Incredibly Brief and Incomplete History of the Billygoat Run
1979 Started by Fred Pilon and Peter Gagarin - 7 participants 1983 Tradition of T-shirts for all under 3:30 starts 1988 Over 100 participants for the first time. 1991 Peter Gagarin hands reins of power to the Divinely Appointed Billygoat Steering Committee. (Paul Bennett, Jon Nash, JJ Cote) 1993 Jim Henderson runs his first Billygoat 1995 Pink t-shirt. 1996 An 11 year old girl wins a t-shirt and 2 infants are carried around the course. For exhaustive information, go to the fabulous www.Billygoat.org
For even more information, ask JJ Cote.