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The 2021 5th Annual Downtown Mile has moved to

June 2, 2021

Global/National Running Day is the first Wednesday in June and we always love a good reason to celebrate and throw a party!

Join us this year in Kingsport TN for this annual event.

 Start time:

Kids race – 7:00 p.m.

Elite race – 7:20 p.m.

Open race – 7:50 p.m.

Packet Pickup:

Wednesday, June 2 @ 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

at Centennial Park/Model City Tap House area

To print a paper registration, click here.

Are you wondering what race to enter? Let us help you…

Kid’s Race (10 & Under) – Due to the participant’s ages of this race, this will be closer to a half mile.

Open Race – All ages and ability levels welcome.

Elite Race – This race will be fast and more for the competitive level runner.  These athletes may have qualified for Boston or run under a 5 to 7-minute mile.  Top three male and female finishers will be the only awards given out for this race.

If you are interested in running the Elite Race and have questions, please e-mail us at info@thegoosechase.org and include a brief bio in the e-mail.

This course is a USATF-Certified one-mile course.  This will be a fast course and a great opportunity to set a PR, PB or state record.



Alex Lewis, Harlan, KY

Jason Fegyak, Johnson City, TN

Christian Watson, Bluff City, TN

Ryan Morris, Dryden, VA

Matt Shock, Boone, NC

Mitchell Bronstetter, Johnson City, TN

Steven Hensley, Bristol, VA

Daniel Comire, Kingsport, TN

John Pack, Dobson, NC

Warren Adler, Kingsport, TN

Max Perethian, Kingsport, TN

Matthew Leonard, Bristol, TN

Owen Lindsey, Norton, VA


Lindsey Trotter, Elizabethton, TN

Martha Akeno, Greeneville, TN

Emily Tillinghast, Jonesborough, TN

Evan Meeuwenburg, Johnson City, TN

Jamie Mains, Johnson City, TN

Kailee Connor, Kingsport, TN

Macy Carrier Gray, Bluff City, TN


** Please visit the awards tent to pickup your award after the race.

Kids Awards

1st, 2nd & 3rd place overall male and female

Open Awards

1st, 2nd & 3rd place age group male and female

Overall male and female masters

Overall male and female grandmasters

1st, 2nd & 3rd place age groups

(11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

Elite Awards

Male and female

1st place overall $200

2nd place overall $100

3rd place overall $50

Event Highlights

Ragged Sally at Model City Tap House

Post Race Details

Model City Tap House will be open for business (bar and kitchen Menu) until 9 p.m.  

1 free pint with BIB & I.D. required or NO BEER (beer TBA)

Gypsy Circus will be on site with samples. I.D. required. 



Please use the parking map below for the suggested parking areas. Do NOT use the Model City Tap House parking lot as they will be open for business. There are several other areas to park. Commerce St. and Cherokee St. both have an available parking lot. The entire course is on Main St. so you will NOT be able to move your vehicle until after the race is completely finished. 

Want to volunteer? Need community service hours? 

The course is only on Main St. The city of Kingsport is providing officers for the course which means no course marshals will be needed. However, we still have packet pickup, set up and take down that we will need help with. If you are able to help, please email us at info@thegoosechase.org
$20per entrant
  • $20 through June 1
  • $25 Race Day (June 2)
$25per entrant
  • $25 until Jan. 31
  • $30 Feb. 1 - June 1
  • $35 Race Day (June 2)
$25per entrant
  • $25 until Jan. 31
  • $30 Feb. 1 - June 1
  • $35 Race Day (June 2)


2021 Elite Mile Champions

Overall Male  –  Mitchell Bronstetter 4:37

Overall Female  –  Martha Akeno 4:59

2021 Open Mile Champions

Overall Male  –  Will Miller 5:08

Overall Female  –  Aleah Dorn 5:47

2020 Elite Mile Champions

Overall Male  –  Mitchell Bronstetter  4:38

Overall Female  –  Sophie Watts  4:48

2020 Open Mile Champions

Overall Male  –  Phil Roberts  5:44

Overall Female  –  Carissa Chambers  6:27

2019 Elite Mile Champions

Overall Male  –  Wesley Robinson  4:30

Overall Female  –  Jacquelyn Crow  5:11

2019 Open Mile Champions

Overall Male  –  Samuel Bratton  5:07

Overall Female  –  Katy Neubert  5:51

2018 Elite Mile Champions

Overall Male  –  Simeon Roberts  4:23

Overall Female  –  Hannah Segrave  5:01

2018 Open Mile Champions

Overall Male  –  Zachary Hasseler  5:16

Overall Female  –  Cassandra St John  5:41

2017  Elite Mile Champions

Overall Male  –  Austin Whitelaw  4:29

Overall Female  –  Gina Rouse  5:09

2017 Open Mile Champions

Overall Male  –  Dave McDaniel  5:00

Overall Female  –  Gabrielle Mardis  6:07

The good old days!!


Coming from out of town and looking for a hotel?

Carnegie Hotel has joined as the host hotel for Bluegrass Half Marathon, Goliath at the Gorge, Downtown Mile and The S’mores Run.

Call Crystal at 423.979.6400 for more information.