The Old Goat Race takes place in the Trabuco District of the Cleveland National Forest in Southern California in what is known as the Santa Ana Mountains. Due to the Holy Fire, this year's event will take place on the alternate course and make use of the Old San Juan Trail and Chiquito Trail which connect Hot Springs Canyon with Bluejay Campground and the Candy Store. These three locations will be fully-stocked aid stations that allow crew access. Two minimally-stocked aid stations will be located at Chiquito Falls and Cocktail Rock on remote parts of the course where there is no crew access. The race will start at Lower Bluejay Campground.
The 50M and 50K start at 5:00 AM. The 30K starts at 6:00 AM. Pacers are not allowed.