Date : Sunday, September 29, 2024

Location : Johnson City, TN (Pavilion)

Time : 7:30 a.m.

Packet Pickup : Johnson City Farmer’s Market

Saturday, Sept. 28 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. with the Johnson City Farmer’s Market

Sunday, Sept. 29 6:15-7:15 a.m. near the start/finish area under the Johnson City Farmer’s Market pavilion

2-4 person relay
$35currently per entrant
  • $35 January 1- March 31
  • $40 April 1 - June 30
  • $50 July 1 - Sept. 27
  • $55 Sept 28 & 29
$50currently per entrant

Course information

Start on Commerce St.(beside Wild Wing Cafe)

Exchange 1 – Local Motion (Alabama St)

Exchange 2 – Southside Elementary School (Exchange for 2 person relay)

Exchange 3 – Tomy Thai parking lot (State of Franklin & Lyle St)

Finish in parking lot of Pavilion

3 additional water stations along the course – 

Burley Parking Lot (Legion St & State of Franklin), corner of Walnut St & Earnest St, Market St & Gold Star Blvd (across from Krispy Kreme)

Volunteers Needed!

Half marathons require a few extra helpful individuals on the course. If you aren’t able to participate in the race, please consider volunteering with us!

The Bluegrass Half Marathon is part of a 3 half marathon series called ‘The Trifecta’. The other half marathons include the Haunted Half Marathon and the Music & Miles Half Marathon. Register for all 3 races to receive this medal. For more information, please email us at info@thegoosechase.org



You can register with one of the options below:

  1. Online (preferred)
  2. Mail In (download form)

Mail your registration form and payment to:

Bluegrass Half Marathon
3101 Browns Mill Road, Ste. 6-182
Johnson City, TN 37604

You can register via walk in at packet pickup.

Packet Pickup – TBD

You can pick up your packet on the following days:

Packet Pickup – Fri., Sept 22 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Sat., Sept 23 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


If you are unable to make packet pickup, please e-mail or call us at 423-946-0519 to make arrangements.

Yes! The course is a USATF Certified Course.

Trophies awarded to male and female competitive / runners only in the following categories:

Overall (top 3), Top Masters, Top Grandmasters

Age groups (top 3): 1-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Four-Person Relay Teams: Top Coed, Male, Female

Two-Person Relay Teams: Top Coed, Male, Female

Medals will be presented to all runners and walkers who complete the race. NO BIB = NO MEDAL. If you have forgotten your bib, please find a member of The Goose Chase near the finish line the morning of the race.

For safety purposes, no dogs or strollers allowed.

Yes, the Bluegrass Half Marathon needs approximately 200 volunteers for the week of the race.  Please reserve your spot today by clicking this link. Thank you.

Founder’s Park Pavilion
106 S. Commerce St.
Johnson City, TN

Thank you so much for your consideration in becoming a sponsor.  We offer several levels of involvement and would be happy to discuss them with you.  Please email (info@thegoosechase.org) or call (423-946-0519) us and we will be happy to create a package that fits your business needs.

We did offer a hand cycle event for several years.  However, the participation level declined to only one cyclist per year.  The decision was made by several within our organization to discontinue this race option.  We support our hand cyclist and wish them the best.

Water & Gatorade will be at the water stations this year.  Each exchange area will offer beverages and then there will be additional ones along the course.

Celebrating Our Past



Male Overall – Cian Bell 01:14:04

Female Overall – Stephanie Place Buchanan 01:20:06

Co-ed Relay Team – Team King 01:36:16

Female Relay Team – High Gravity Gals 01:32:58

Male Relay Team – Slim Jims 01:28:22


Male Overall – Ryan Morris  1:16:11

Female Overall – Danielle Zook 1:31:18

4 Person Relay Team – TDOT

2 Person Relay  Team – Scuderia McCallie


Male Overall – Philip Bachman  1:19:21

Female Overall – Stephanie Place Buchanan 01:28:15

4 Person Relay Team – Gill Quartet 1:52:52

2 Person Relay  Team – Cinderella & The Beast 1:52:11


Canceled due to Covid


Male Overall – Brett Long  1:19:48

Female Overall – Whitney Elliott 01:28:23

Overall Relay Team – Diamonds of Johnson City 1:43:24

Family Relay Team – Gill Quartet 1:53:12

Corporate Relay Team – WCFIT 1:37:21

Two-Person Relay – Scuderia McCallie 1:34:53


Male Overall – Tanner Cook  1:14:55.42

Female Overall – Stephanie Place Buchanan  1:23:08

Overall Relay Team – Three Girls and A Guy 1:43:36.04

Family Relay Team – Gill Quartet 1:53:54.12

Corporate Relay Team – The Quad Hoppers 1:39:39.32

Two-Person Relay – Long Distance Relay-tionship 1:36:30.04


Male Overall – Tanner Cook  1:11:01

Female Overall – Stephanie Place  1:20:47

Overall Relay Team – Quad Squad

Handcycle – Dane Pilon


Male Overall – James Miller  1:12:52

Female Overall – Stephanie Place  1:24:30

Overall Relay Team – State Champs & Old Cramps

Handcycle – Fain Grogg


Male Overall – J Penny  1:12:11

Female Overall – Natalia Rivas  1:31:04

Overall Relay Team – Running Assassins

Handcycle – Daniel Smith


Male Overall – J Penny  1:14:59

Female Overall – Tammy Mapes  1:37:55

Overall Relay Team – FootRx Racing

Handcycle – Bryan Pearson


Male Overall – J Penny  1:15:12

Female Overall – Julie Culley  1:27:20

Overall Relay Team – FootRx Racing


Male Overall – J Penny  1:11:37

Female Overall – Allison Pastorek  1:28:39

Overall Relay Team – FootRx Racing


Male Overall – Manuel Gonzalez  1:14:41

Female Overall – Tracy Brooks  1:27:40


Male Overall – J Penny  1:14:14

Female Overall – Mary Jo Schmalz  1:33:19


The Goose Chase has a no refund policy due to the pre-ordering of event shirts, medals, bibs, etc. We understand that emergencies or last minute schedule changes do occur, therefore, to better accommodate you, we have some other options instead.

  • You can transfer your entry to someone else
  • You can switch to the virtual option and turn in your virtual race time at a later time, and still receive the shirt and medal.
  • You can defer to the next year

If none of these options work for you and a refund is still needed, there will be a $10 service charge through September 1st and we are not responsible for the online registration fee.

After September 1st, there will not be any refunds. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@thegoosechase.org