Glow Crazy 5k

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Come join the fun and be part of the first annual Glow Crazy 5k brought to you by the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA on October 8th, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Packet Pickup
Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 4 – 6:45 p.m.

Awards: Ceremony for overall winners will be after the conclusion of the race.

Awards for both men and women include: Top 3 overall, Top Male & Female Masters, Top Male & Female GrandMasters, Age Groups (9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Older)

Costume Contest: Family/Group, Male, Female, boy, girl

This is also a dog friendly event…
Canine participants are welcome and must be well socialized and on a leash. All dog owners are responsible to clean up after their dogs.

If you have any questions or to volunteer, email us at info@thegoosechase.org

Free participant snacks and beverages will be provided at the conclusion of the race.


The Glow Crazy 5k is for everyone.  We love when the whole family and groups of friends join us in the excitement.  Feel free to walk, run, stroll or dance your way through this fun-filled 3.1 mile course.  Don’t forget to bring your glow!

Course Map


Early Bird (April – July 31)

YMCA Members – $30

Friend of the YMCA – $35

Full Rate (August 1 – October 8)

YMCA Members – $40

Friend of the YMCA – $45

Kids Rate – 6 & under (April – October 8)

$15 per entrant

Deadline for guaranteed shirt and shirt-size is September 20

Volunteers Needed!

Don’t want to run or walk but still want to be involved with this great event…Volunteer!  We need approximately 50 energetic individuals to assist us with packet pickup, course marshaling, the water station and with the post race activities.  If you are available, we would love to have you.  *** Make the most of the experience and dress in your best Neon Glow attire.


Special Thank You to King’s Sport Axe House and High Voltage for partnering with the YMCA and the Glow Crazy 5k! They are throwing a themed after party full of neon topped off with a totally rad 80’s band!! Each runner will receive a ticket at packet pickup with your bib as an entrance to the after party. Participants need this ticket to enter the party!

Greater Kingsport Family YMCA

“Our Y is made up of people of all ages, faiths and abilities, all working side-by-side to ensure that everyone, regardless of gender, race, income or background, has the opportunity to live life to its fullest. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grown and thrive.”



The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.


We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.


Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. At the Y, it’s not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.


The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence as a nonprofit. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to support and give back to the communities we engage.


To learn more, visit the website or call (423) 247-9622.