GOSHEN The Goshen Gallop has been called the toughest 10K race in New England. There is much anticipation as this years pack of contenders line up for the start of the race Saturday, July 19 at 4 p.m. The rugged course takes the runner on the dirt and gravel roads of Goshen and onto a packed soil surface up to elevations between 1,800 and 2,100 feet above sea level following the Nordic Cross-Country ski trails set in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area of the Green Mountain National Forest. It promises to be an exciting and challenging event that welcomes runners of all abilities. Not just a race, but a great party too. For 30 years the philosophy of the Goshen Gallop has been to stress the fun of the event by including great music, fantastic food and celebrated friendships. And this year doesnt stop short of having a good time either complete with live music to dance to from the sounds of Ivory and a delicious BBQ picnic held after the race. Registration fees include entry into the 5K or 10K race, a goodie bag, and the BBQ meal. Tickets for purchasing the BBQ meal are also available for spectators to enjoy the party too. Prizes will be awarded to the top female and male competitors in eight age categories: under 12, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and over 70. For additional information concerning the Goshen Gallop, or to make lodging reservations at Blueberry Hill Inn by calling 800-448-0707.