GOATz Trail Runs 50M, 50K, 21M, & 10.5M Trail Race

What your first 50M or 50K should be like.

  • Sunday, October 17, 2021
  • 3 a.m. and 8 a.m.
  • Cunningham Lake, Omaha, NE

Registration: Opens 2021!

Quick Stats

Omaha’s original 50K is now home to a 50M!

  • Race Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
  • Location: Glenn Cunningham Lake
  • Start Time: 3 a.m. and 8 a.m.
  • Registration: Opens June 21, 2021
  • Early Bird Entry Fees:
    • 50M: $90
    • 50K: $75
    • 21 mile: $65
    • 10.5 mile: $50
  • Registration cap: 500 total runners

Race Details

The Numbers
  • Glenn Cunningham Lake is located in northwest Omaha, NE
  • Field Limit is 500 runners combined
  • 50M = 5 laps
  • 50K = 3 laps
  • 21 mile = 2 laps
  • 10.5 mile = 1 lap
  • Surface is 10% road, 90% trail and grass
  • Elevation change per loop = approximately 1,000’
Distances

GOATz Trail Runs is a 50M, 50K, 21 mile, and 10.5 mile race.

50K Mashup Series

The GOATz 50k is the final race in the 50k Mashup SLAM, a series of 5 Midwest trail runs. Click here for more information!

Date & Start Times

GOATz Trail Runs is Sunday, October 17, 2021. Start times are as follows:

  • 50M: 3 a.m.
  • 50K, 21M, 10.5M: 8 a.m.
Cut-off Times

We enforce strict cut-offs.

  • 14-hour cut-off for the 50M (5 p.m.)
  • 9-hour cut-off for the 50K (5 p.m.)
  • 5 p.m. cut-off for the 21M, 10.5M distances

If it looks you will not be able to finish your final loop in the remaining time, you will not be allowed back on course and will be dropped to the closest lower distance.

Pacers

Pacers are allowed for the last lap of the GOATz 50K and 50M distances only!

Timing

GOATz Trail Runs is timed by Be About Race Timing.

Awards
  • 50M: Top 3 female, Top 3 male
  • 50K: Top 3 female, Top 3 male
  • 21 Mile: Top 3 female, Top 3 male
  • 10.5 Mile: Top female, Top male

All runners receive a finisher’s medal upon completion of any distance (including drop-downs). Drop-downs during the race are NOT eligible for finisher awards.

Transfers & Refunds

Transfers to different race distances may be approved at the discretion of the race director prior to the race date. For upgrades, you will pay the difference of cost. For downgrades, you will not receive a refund. ***Entries are non-refundable.***

Travel & Lodging

There are a number of hotels within 15 minutes of Glenn Cunningham Lake. Below are a few convenient and nice options. Check here for a Google map of others in the area.

Park Pass

No need for a park pass! We take care of that for you on race day only.

Course Info

2021 brings more changes yet again…

I’m extremely humbled by the acceptance of our runners over the last two years. I mean, the lake closed, forcing us to a new location in 2019. Then…COVID and a snow storm in 2020.

And 2021 is bringing us more changes.

Lake Cunningham is open! We have been working on rediscovering the trails..and now have a course!

The original side will have changes–this is guaranteed. There are now 6.2 miles of beautiful cement trails around the lake–and some of that concrete lies on our original dirt course.

I personally guarantee an amazing race. The trails and you are what the GOATz are all about anyway, so we’ll have a party to celebrate a somewhat return to normalcy.

<3 Kim, Race Director.

…….

North Cunningham Lake is a tree-lined park with rolling hills and scenic views just north of Glen Cunningham Lake. The trail is mostly single track, equestrian trails, and mowed grass that wind in and out of wooded areas. The course will be well marked with directional arrows, orange tape, and ground markings.

The GOATz Trail Runs 50M, 50K, 21M, and 10.5M are all run on the same 10.5-mile loop. We had to make some adjustments from last year since a nature preserve was added, but the map below is pretty spot on. 🙂

Aid Stations

There will be 2 fully stocked, buffet-style aid stations at the Start/Finish and Runner Church (halfway point at 5.75 miles). There are 2 unmanned water stops at approximately mile 3.1 and mile 9.2 of each loop. Unmanned water stations are cupless. No bottle, no drinky. You must have a hydration device.

  • Beverages: water, Tailwind Electrolyte Drink, Coke, Gingerale, Sprite
  • Endurance foods: Honey Stinger Gels, Endurolytes
  • Fruit: oranges, bananas
  • Salty Snacks: potato chips, pretzels, pickle spears
  • Sweet Snacks: gummy bears, chocolate, Oreos, fig bars, candy corn
  • Real Food: sandwiches or tortilla wraps with your choice of peanut butter, jelly, turkey meat, cheese; chicken broth, Ramen noodles, potatoes with salt
Drop Bags

A designated drop bag area will be under a tent in the start/finish area. Please mark your bags clearly with your name and bib number.

50M and 50K are allowed a drop bag at the Runner Church aid station. Place them in the designated area at the Start/the morning of the race for delivery.

Weather

Average temperatures this time of year range from a low of 41 degrees to a high of 58 degrees. Temps have reached near 70 degrees twice during our race series. It even snowed one year. Be prepared for anything. It’s imperative you remain hydrated before, during, and after the race.

Photos

Race photos are always available here!

Race Director

Race Director:

To be announced.

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Start/Finish (at the original campground; parking ONLY at Entrance 1, 8965 State St, Omaha, NE 68122, and walk across the bridge) from 1-4 p.m.

Race Day Packet Pickup

  • ​Sunday, October 17, 2021 will take place starting 45 minutes before each designated race start ONLY at the Start/Finish area.

Race Day Schedule

  • Packet Pickup:
    • 50M at 2 a.m.
    • 50K, 21M, 10.5M at 7 a.m.
  • Pre-race Announcements: 15 minutes before each distance’s start time.
  • Race Start Times:
    • 50M: 3 a.m.
    • 50K, 21M, 10.5M: 8 a.m.

Race Location

As of October 12, 2021: Lake Cunningham.

Lake Cunningham: The Start/Finish is at the Lake Cunningham Campground (8305 Rainwood Road, Omaha, NE, located on Rainwood Road and Park Road between North 75th Street and North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122).

Directions From 72nd Street and I-680 (preferred entry)

  • Exit at 72nd Street
  • Drive north on 72nd Street for approximately .4 miles
  • Turn left (west) on Rainwood Road, drive for .8 miles
  • Turn left into the campground on Park Road
  • Do not park in the new campground! Follow signs to park in the new campground. Drive slow and use extreme caution of runners crossing Park Road.
  • Any spectators driving to different parts of the course to cheer on their runners MUST park at Entrance 1 and will not be allowed to come and go from the campground. The campground will be closed from 3a-6:30a and again from 8a-5p. Volunteers can only come and go from the campground.

Directions From Blair High Road and Highway 36:

  • Drive east on Highway 36 (Bennington Road) for 2.7 miles
  • Turn right (south) on 84th Street and drive approximately 1 mile to Rainwood Road (T intersection)
  • Turn left on Rainwood Road, drive for .2 miles
  • Turn right into the campground on Park Road
  • Do not park in the new campground! Follow signs to park in the new campground. Drive slow and use extreme caution of runners crossing Park Road.

Use the addresses above when entering into your GPS. We can’t guarantee other addresses you may find online!

2021 Course Map

As of October 12, 2021: Lake Cunningham.

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Registration

GOATz Trail Runs 50K Registration opened June 22, 2021.

Entry Fees:

50M:

  • June 22 – August 31: $100
  • September 1 – September 19: $110

50K:

  • June 22 – August 31: $85
  • September 1 – September 19: $95

21M:

  • June 22 – August 31: $75
  • September 1 – September 19: $85

10.5M:

  • June 22 – August 31: $60
  • September 1 – September 19: $70

Swag:

All runners:

  • Custom finishers medal
  • Striped beanie
  • Optional: you have the option to purchase a long-sleeve soft shirt for $15.

50M:

  • 25 oz. Stainless Steel Water Bottle

50K:

  • 25 oz. Stainless Steel Water Bottle

    Race Director:

    To be announced. Contact info@goatz.org for mor information.

    Get Registered!

    Registration: UltraSignup

    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

    • Is this a good “first” 50M or 50K race?

    Yes! With a 14-hour cut-off for the 50M race and a generous 9-hour cutoff for the 50K, plenty of seasoned ultra runners working as volunteers, and the allowance of a pacer for the final lap makes this a great “first” 50M or 50K race!

    • Are the trails closed to the public during the race?

    No. You may be sharing the trails with the community. If you come upon horses, it is your responsibility to announce your presence and ALWAYS give them the right of way.

    • Are there any bathrooms on the course?

    Yes! We will have porta-potties available at the Start/Finish line, and there will also be porta-potties available at the halfway point aid station at mile 5.

    • How do I volunteer?

    Shoot an email over to info@goatz.org and tell them all about your desire to volunteer. They will get you hooked up in the right spot!

    • Are there locations for spectators?

    Yes! There will be several drop in points to see your runner. Please note: You MUST be careful driving on these areas as runners may be crossing the road. Watch for our volunteer traffic monitors for instructions on where to drive and when!

    You can see your runner near the lighthouse at Entrance 1. Please park accordingly and do not create your own parking spots.

    You can see your runner at Entrance 2 on State Street as the cross the dam.

    You can see your runner at Entrance 3 on Garvin/Park Road off 96th Street between State Street and Highway 36. Please use caution driving on 96th Street as it is narrow and hilly! Go to the upper parking lot and look for the large pavilion where the Runner Church aid station is. Please be respectful of the aid station volunteers and let them do their job!

    If you prefer to hang out at the Start/Finish, bring a chair, your own tent, get comfortable, and cheer on your runner and others. Of course, runners always have the right of way and may be crossing some of the roads. Please drive slowly and responsibly. You MUST park at Entrance 1 and walk across the bridge! No exceptions.

    Want to get involved?

    You know what makes awesome races more awesome? VOLUNTEERS. We can't do it without them, nor would we want to. If you want to be a Taunter with us, we'll put you to work.