Please be patient with us as we are adding new details daily to make sure we keep you updated on all that is happening at the Gorge!
We can’t wait for Northeast Tennessee’s Toughest Race to return!!
5th annual Goliath at the Gorge Obstacle Course Race
Date : Sunday, August 28, 2022
Location : Doe River Gorge
Race Start Times: Kids 5 p.m., Max 5:30 p.m., Mini 5:45 p.m.
Packet Pickup : At Doe River Gorge from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
*Please get to packet pickup in a timely manner to get your bib. We will start ON TIME!
The Goliath at the Gorge is Northeast East Tennessee’s Toughest Race as the course covers 6 miles of Doe River Gorge’s rough terrain. The Max (approx. 6 miles)(ages 16+) participants will be challenged by over 20 obstacles and the Mini (approx. 5K)(ages 10+) participants will get their fair share as well. Runners will face a 500 foot incline within the first mile and end the race with a 100 yard mud trench. Between the start and finish, participants will battle the elements of water, sand, stone, wood and fire. The epic feature will be the opportunity to conquer Goliath in a Coliseum like setting with their very own sling shot and three stones. This unique event is one that you will not want to miss.
- $35 through April 30
- $40 May
- $45 June 1 - August 27
- $50 Race Day
- $45 through April 30
- $50 May
- $55 June 1 - August 27
- $60 Race Day
- $55 through April 30
- $60 May
- $65 June 1 - August 27
- $70 Race Day
Please feel free to print off a copy of our PDF paper registration to mail in and also save on online fees!
Our volunteers are so special to us! We physically could not do these events without volunteers! This event is no different…except we need more friends to join us!! This race requires extra volunteers due to the course structure and distance. Please consider signing up for yourself or share this link if you know of someone who needs volunteer hours or community service! Students receive double hours!!
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
We are so thankful for our sponsors and partners for all events! Below are those committed to supporting local events in our communities. Again, THANK YOU for all your support!!
2020 – 2021
Overall Male Max (10k) – Bill Campbell, Churchville, VA (01:01:55.80)
Overall Female Max (10k) – Kelly Holland, Johnson City, TN (01:14:33.15)
Overall Male Mini (5k) – James Parker, Gloucester, VA (00:30:04.93)
Overall Female Mini (5k) – Kimberly Wellman, Kingsport, TN (00:36:55.11)
Overall Male 10k-Randall Statzer (00:58:37)
Overall Female 10k-Emmanuelle Adda (01:07:41)
Overall Male 5k-Gage Thomas (00:33:36)
Overall Female 10k-Meagan Prettyman (00:39:20)
Doe River Gorge Alumni/Staffer
Top Male – Ben Holland (01:18:30)
Top Female – Kelly Holland (01:18:31)
You can register in three ways this year:
- Online (preferred)
- Mail In Paper Registration
- Packet Pickup TBA
Mail your registration form to:
Goliath at the Gorge
3101 Browns Mill Road, Ste. 6-182
Johnson City, TN 37604
Packet Pickup – TBA
You can pick up your packet on the following days: TBA
No. Due to the rough terrain and the process to make it USATF Certified, we were unable to certify the length of the course. The length is determined by software that has been used.
Trophies awarded to male and female competitive / runners only in the following categories for both the max and the mini race:
Overall (top 3), Top Masters, Top Grandmasters
Age groups (top 3)
Medals will be presented to all runners and walkers who complete the race. NO BIB = NO MEDAL. We do understand that your bib may be lost or removed from you during the race. If this happens, please visit the timing tent at the finish line for a name check. We are sorry for any inconvenience but thank you for your cooperation.
For safety purposes, no dogs or strollers allowed.
There will be a limited access to showers. However, there are water hoses and a river that can assist you to rinse off. We would encourage you to bring a change of clothing and a towel.
If you need gear check, please ask at check in.