Registration: Now open!
The GOATz’s newest race!
- Race Date: July 24-26 2021
- Location: Calvin Crest in Fremont, Nebraska
- Start Time: 5 a.m. Saturday
- Registration: Now open!
- Early Bird Entry Fees:
- $150 through May 31, 2021
- $200 starting June 1, 2021
- Registration cap: 50 total runners
- Calvin Crest is located in Fremont, NE
- Field Limit is 50 runners combined
- 1 loop = 6 miles
- Surface is 100% single track
- Elevation change per loop = approximately 700’
Crown of the Crest is a 6 mile loop that is run over the course of 90 minutes for 48 hours, or until there is one person left on course.
Date & Start Times
Crown of the Crest is Saturday-Monday, July 24-26, 2021. Start times are as follows:
- 5 a.m. race start
- 6:30 a.m. 2nd loop start
- Each loop begins every 90 minutes until there is one person left on course.
We enforce strict cut-offs.
- If you have not finished each 6-mile loop within the allotted 90 minutes, you will not be allowed back on course.
Runners will start a loop around the 6 mile trail that finishes back at the starting line. We restart each loop every 90 minutes until only one runner can complete a loop within the time limit.
Any runner not at the starting line for any loop will not be eligible to continue the race. If no single runner can complete a loop at the end, there will be no winner. If there are two or more runners on the final loop, then the final loop will be a race to the finish to decide who will win Crown of the Crest.
No pacers are allowed for Crown of the Crest.
We will have a clock to designate the official start and finish times of each loop (every 90 minutes). No other timing method will be used.
- The winner will be awarded the Crown of the Crest.
- There will also be an award for the First Place Loser.
Transfers & Refunds
***No transfers, no refunds.***
Travel & Lodging
There are a number of hotels within 20 minutes of Calvin Crest. Below are a few convenient and nice options. Check here for a Google map of others in the area.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott: 2410 N Yager Rd, Fremont, NE 68025. (402) 620-4680
Super 8 by Wyndham: 1250 E 23rd St, Fremont, NE 68025. (402) 727-4445
- Holiday Inn Express: 2415 N Lincoln Ave, Fremont, NE 68025. (402) 753-3850
No need for a park pass! We take care of that for you on race day only.
Located just southwest of Fremont, NE, Calvin Crest is a single track loop located on the bluffs of the Platte River with a distance of approximately 6 miles.
There is an estimated 700 feet in elevation gain and 1,400 feet of max elevation.
The trail starts at the top of the bluff and rolls down and up into the center spine of cedars. Calvin Crest is like a roller coaster in some spots and has some pretty tough climbs out there. Expect switchbacks and roots as the trail can be technical in some areas during the loop. This area is very scenic and cuts through a bluff on the Platte River. The course will be well marked with directional arrows, orange tape, and ground markings.
The Crown of the Crest is run on the same 6-mile loop.
There will be an aid station with water only located at the Start/Finish as well and an unmanned aid station on the course which runners will pass twice per loop. We will supply water at both aid stations. Runners must provide the rest of their own personal aid.
You must have a hydration device.
You must supply your own nutrition. We will NOT have food for this race!
A designated drop bag area will be at the start/finish area. Please mark your bags clearly with your name and bib number.
Average temperatures this time of year range from a low of 67 degrees to a high of 86 degrees with high humidity. It’s imperative you remain hydrated before, during, and after the race.
Race photos are always available here!
Race Day Packet Pickup ONLY
- 4:30 a.m. at the Start/Finish area
Race Day Schedule
- Packet Pickup and Pre-race Announcements: 4:30 a.m.
- Race Start Time: 5 a.m.
Crown of the Crest is located at Calvin Crest in Fremont, Nebraska.
Calvin Crest: The Start/Finish is at the Calvin Crest Camp Conference Center (2870 Co Rd 13, Fremont, NE 68025).
Use the addresses above when entering into your GPS. We can’t guarantee other addresses you may find online!
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What this race supports
Proceeds from the GOATz Trail Runs go into the general GOATz fund to help the local trail systems (including Schramm!). The G.O.A.T.z are also committed to providing our time and energy to help better the Schramm trail system.
Frequently Asked Questions
- If I make it to the very last loop Monday morning, how many miles will I have run?
You’ll have run 32 continuous loops, which is a whopping 192 miles!
- Are the trails closed to the public during the race?
Yes. Trails are closed and Calvin Crest is reserved strictly for our race for the full 48 hours.
- Are there any bathrooms on the course?
Yes! We will have porta-potties available at the Start/Finish line.
- Are there locations for spectators?
Yes! If you prefer to hang out at the Start/Finish, bring a chair, get comfortable, and cheer on your runner and others. Please drive slowly and responsibly.
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