Downtown Mile

The 2023 7th Annual Downtown Mile
Johnson City, TN
presented by

September 14, 2023


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 back in Johnson City, 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:

Thursday, September 14 @ 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

at YeeHaw Brewing

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.



Adam Bradtmueller – Johnson City, TN

Anderson Fickley – Johnson City, TN

Brian Ulrich – Jefferson, NC

Carter Romans – Bluff City, TN

Corey Henson – Bristol, TN

Jackson Hester – Johnson City, TN

Logan Ford – Johnson City, TN

Matthew Scarr – Johnson City, TN

Owen Johnson – Johnson City, TN

Ryder Poole – Bristol, TN

Tyler White – Erwin, TN

Whitaker Grisham – Johnson City, TN


Bethany Thornhill – Johnson City, TN

Chrissoula White – Erwin, TN

Genevieve Schwarz – Johnson City, TN

Haley Keylon – Elizabethton, TN

Hannah Ellis – Johnson City, TN

Jessica Lord – Morristown, TN

Kaylen Holmes – Johnson City, TN

Macy Carrier Gray – Bluff City, TN

Makayla Shaw – Johnson City, TN

Zanelle Willemse – Johnson City, TN

Zoe Arrington – Bristol, TN


** Please go to YeeHaw to pickup your award immediately following after the race.

Kids Awards

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

Open Awards

Overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd place 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 $500

2nd place overall $250

3rd place overall $100

Post Race Details

After the finish of the open race, head over to YeeHaw for a post race beverage (must have bib and ID) or dinner at White Duck Taco. We will have the award ceremony and a post race celebration, including live music.


Want to volunteer? Need community service hours? 

If you are able to help, please email us at info@thegoosechase.org
$20per entrant
  • $20 through September 13
  • $25 Race Day September 14
$30per entrant
  • $25 until Jan. 31
  • $30 Feb. 1 - September 13
  • $35 Race Day September 14
$30per entrant
  • $25 until Jan. 31
  • $30 Feb. 1 - September 13
  • $35 Race Day September 14


Last year we started this donation process and we have decided to continue it. We love giving to this group and sending the kids shoes that they may not get otherwise. Please consider donating new or gently used running shoes for the kids in Belize at the Downtown Mile on June 7.  These items will benefit the Seine Bight Running Club.  The drop off location will be at Yee Haw Brewing during the event.

** Please, please, please bring shoes ready to ship. (i.e, cleaned/gently worn or new) Thank you in advance for your help and support for these kids.


2022 Elite Mile Champions

Overall Male  –  Alex Crigger 5:26

Overall Female  –  Hannah Segrave 6:11

2022 Open Mile Champions

Overall Male  –  Seth Wolfe 5:27

Overall Female  –  Mahri Layne 5:52

2021 Elite Mile Champions (Kingsport)

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 Not So Downtown 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.

Need help with your travel plans?  Our friends at Visit Johnson City are here to help.