Cambridge Sports Union  Orienteering

home • events • performance • maps • my home • join csu • sign out

Event Summary

BG Short4/24/04 1:00 PMMt. Tom
BG Sprint4/24/04 4:00 PMMt. Tom
The Billygoat Run4/25/04 11:00 AMMt. Tom

26th Annual Billygoat Weekend

Mt. Tom, Holyoke, MA    

Head Goat: W Hawkins

Update: final specially formatted Billygoat results here and winner of the club award here.

Update: 4/23, 1pm--Meet notes are now available here. Start times for the short are available on the entry lists. Start times for the sprint are available here. Starts for the Billygoat are all at 11:00am Sunday (you fool!)

Update: 4/21, 2am--all entries received have been entered and should be visible online. if we've left you out or made any mistakes, email Ken ASAP!

Cambridge Sports Union invites you to make a weekend out of the Billygoat! The Billygoat Run is a long (12-14km) mass-start event with a twist. You may skip any one control of your choice. T-shirts to all finishing in under 3.5 hrs. In addition to the main event, we have two other competitions on Saturday:

Short:  Green, Red, and Blue courses, winning times 30 mins or less.
Sprint: one course fits all levels.  Winning time 10-15mins

WYO recreational courses available both days.

Event Fees

By 4/10


Event Day

Short 4/24




Sprint 4/24




Billygoat 4/25




Competitors traveling from outside the US may pay on arrival without penalty.


NEW on 4/20: This year's Billygoat weekend will be really great. It'll be even more great if you show up. So to encourage you to come, we've made a special reduction in the entry fee - if you email the registrar Ken Walker (see below for email address), we'll charge you only $25 for the short race, $12 for the sprint, and $30 for the Billygoat. That's a savings of $13!


Online Registration

Please register online if you're here already!  this is the best way to ensure that we receive your entry.

1) Register for the proper course for each event you will participate in:

2) Mail your entry fee to Ken (see address below), and make sure to indicate your:

(since that's not part of online registration)

Your entry will not be confirmed until we receive a check!

To register by mail

1)  please send:

Send Entries To: 

Ken Walker Jr. 
6 Merrinott Rd
Bolton, MA 01740
(617) 970-3597

kwalker @(at)

Don't let this happen to your entry!

(photo thanks to Dune Tune 2004 in New Zealand)


Saturday, April 10th – Last day to Postmark entries for regular entry fees 

Saturday, April 24th - Pre-Billygoat

11am       Check-in begins
1pm         First starts for Short-O
4pm         First starts for Sprint-O 
Evening    Meet at a local restaurant for dinner (details to come)

Sunday April 25th - The Billygoat Run

9:30am Check-in begins
10:45am: prerace briefing and walk to the start.
11am    Mass start

Where to stay:


there is no camping at Mount Tom. the season for camping in Massachusetts state parks in central Mass does not commence until May. a directory of private camp grounds in the Pioneer Valley:, lists 10 campsites, although note that several do not open until at least May 1. the nearest are (note we have not checked whether these are open April 24 - if you do check, please let us know!)


the following (in approximate order of distance from the meet site) had availability on 2/21/04. the prices listed are the standard rates with no discounts.

within 5 miles:

within 10 miles:

and several more properties in the Springfield area.

Cambridge Sports Union