Running Goats

You’ve probably heard of running with the bulls …


Photo by Raymond Forget via Wikimedia Commons

“You’ve got to be kidding?!” is all I have to say about that.

But, I wonder if you’re familiar with goat running?


Well, the folks at Sunflower Farms in Cumberland Center, Maine, may be responsible for a new craze in extreme farm sports …


Photo by Wilfredor via Wikimedia Commons

Well known for their antics


Photo by Grand Parc via Wikimedia Commons

and orneriness,


Photo by GdML via Wikimedia Commons

it’s no secret that goats are prone to kidding around,

but the 44 Nigerian Dwarf babies born this spring at Sunflower Farms are stirring up an unprecedented ruckus on exuberant evening runs with their two-legged farm friends, as you can see in this video that’s had 2.5 million views!

Looks pretty dangerous.

Runners risk tripping and being trampled by tiny hooves due to uncontrollable laughter.

So, how about it?

Would you be brave enough to run with the goats?


  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    My daughter raises dairy goats and there is nothing more fun than playing with the babies. If you kneel on the ground, they will jump on your back like a big play toy and and treat you like you are one of them. So adorable and fun to watch!

  2. Kelly says:

    Too cute! I don’t think we’ve ever had more than 4 babies at a time though. Maybe 6.

  3. Kim says:

    OMG!!! That was sooooo precious!!! My children and I are sitting in the library watching this!! WE LOVE IT!!

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