For those seeking a big challenge, and even bigger views, Speedgoat, at Snowbird, beckons. Grueling verticals, unique, rocky terrain, and endless elevation is met with blue skies, breathtaking views and wildflowers of the Wasatch Mountains.  Speedgoat is not for the faint-hearted. To complete this course you must accept what the land gives you; elevate – above the tree-line, above the pain, above your limits – and push forward.  There is a distance for all.  A challenge for everyone.   

This is Speedgoat Mountain Races.

One of the Toughest 50Ks in the USA

This was Karl Meltzer’s vision, the Speedgoat himself, when he set out to create this legendary race.  Featuring almost 12,000 feet of climbing, and almost all of it above it above 9,000 feet, this race will test your lungs and punish your legs. This race is unapologetically challenging, just the way Karl wanted it.

Celebrating 15 Years

For the last 15 years this race has hosted some of the community’s best trail runners.  In 2022 we celebrate 15 years of Speedgoat Mountain Races and will feature an epic celebration, custom 15th anniversary gift and a distance for all.  Speedgoat Mountain Races bringing the trail running community together since 2008.  

Destination Snowbird

Snowbird, one of the top ski resorts in the United States, located in the Wasatch Mountains’ stunning Little Cottonwood Canyon sets the stage for this iconic mountain race. Exceptional accommodations, a wide range of dining options and endless entertainment opportunities for the whole family await. There’s something for everyone at Snowbird.

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UTMB World Series

“I’m excited and proud to bring the Speedgoat Mountain Races to the forefront of Ultrarunning. Partnering with The IRONMAN Group and UTMB to be part of the UTMB® World Series is a big step in creating the ultimate World Series event in Chamonix in late August. It is truly an honor to be part of this magnificent series. Our Speedgoat Mountain Races will be bigger and better than ever!” – Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer