Saturday, November 21, 2020

9 a.m. at the Johnson City Mall

Start time:

Kids race – 9:00 a.m.

5k Race – 9:15 a.m.

Packet Pickup

Saturday (11/21/20) – 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Johnson City Mall’s Food Court Entrance near the start/finish area on Shopper’s Lane.


COMPLETED –  Race #1 Thursday, October 1 (Theme: RESILIENT One Mile)

COMPLETED – Race #2 Thursday, October 22 (Theme: FEARLESS 5k)

Race #3 Saturday, November 21 (Theme: THANKFUL 5k)

Race #4 Thursday, December 19


The Mall of Johnson City (2011 N. Roan St.)


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 a shorter distance than a mile.

5k Race – All ages and ability levels welcome.

Virtual Option – We know many want to keep socially distant or have schedule conflicts, the virtual option is for you.   Just email us your time and we will make arrangements for your shirt pickup.

Hand Cycles – We would love to offer this option.  However, with this course and the limited time due to the adjusted Mall hours, we are unable to offer this option as this time.

To print a paper registration, click here.


** Please visit the awards table 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+)


ALL ATHLETES THAT DO ALL FOUR RACES: Participants will receive a super fun pullover.

You can’t make all FOUR or would rather do it on your own?  No problem, we have a virtual option available.  *If you have missed an earlier race, we can make virtual race options for you.  Email us at info@thegoosechase.org

Post Race Fuel

Thank you to the Natural Foods Market for providing all the yummy treats.  We appreciate ALL of their support. 


PLEASE help us get races back in the area by assisting us with the following recommendations for the safety of all involved with this event.  We want everyone to remain healthy and have fun.  

Onsite registering 

  • No race day registration with paper forms.
  • Day of registrations: Participants will go to designated tent and verbally register for race.  Payments will be through Venmo or Square.
  • Contact-less packet pickup (minimal contact).  Dynamic bib assignment which allows people to register from their laptop or smartphone up to race time.  Crew members will hand bib to participant when they walk in and check them off on a laptop.  Crew members/volunteers will abide by the protective guidelines provided by the State of Tennessee.  We have the technology to minimize contact and keep people socially distant.


  • There is plenty of parking around The Mall. We would suggest the former Sears parking area, Belks Women’s Store parking area or the parking area for the back entrance (DSW and Forever 21).

Check-in and packet pickup

  • We will be spacing our tables throughout the area.  These will be spaced all throughout the area to assist with social distancing.
    1. Table one – pickup your bib
    2. Table two – sign your waiver
    3. Table three – record your bib with We Run Events
    4. Table four – pickup your race shirt
    5. Table five, six, seven, etc…. 🙂  These are tables for additional race merch and vendors so please visit them too.
  • Hand sanitizer and mask stations will be available in the bib pickup area and throughout the race area.
  • Race shirts will be ordered October 15.  To guarantee your shirt during packet pickup, please register prior to that date.  We will only order a few extra shirts but will do a reorder after race day.  Shirts will then be available for pickup at one of the upcoming Johnson City Pickup events. ** Check with us on the schedule.
  • Everyone will need to sign a waiver at the event


  • Food Court restrooms will be open until 8 PM


  • STAGING FOR RACES: The start line is located near The Mall food court entrance (see map). We will use the entire area to allow for staging of the waves.
  • Each wave will be no more than 50 and will be properly spaced out for social distancing.
  • We will be communicating updates to the registered participants closer to the race.
  • Runners should not run in packs of more than 4.  Runners should keep socially distant during the race.  Do not draft on other runners.
  • Runners are to bring their own water or fluid.  No water stations on the course.
  • Masks are not required during the race.  We encourage you to wear a mask when not racing.
  • RACE ONLOOKERS:  Will be allowed to space out along the route
  • 7:30 PM Kid’s race
  • 7:45 PM 5k

Post Race

  • Water and Snacks provided by the Natural Food Market
  • We will play music before and during race

Results and awards

  • When the runners finish they will receive a text message with their time and finish result.  They can also check their results on-line on their smart phone or when they get home.  No results kiosks
  • No awards ceremony.  Awards can be picked up at  the designated table near the finish line.  We will recognize the 5k & Youth top three male and female between races.

Social Distancing

  • After finishing runners avoid congregating in groups (10 or less).