“We are extremely excited and thankful to announce that the city of Blountville, Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism and Better Blountville have partnered with us to host the 12th annual Haunted Half Marathon and Relay on Halloween morning at 8:30 a.m. Whether you choose to run as an individual or a relay team, we know that you are going to enjoy this beautiful town. Come dressed up in your costumes and join us on this new course, which could end up being a trick or a treat.” – Karen Hubbs, race director
Come run this beautiful course in the Historic town of Blountville, TN.
Half Marathon Start Date/Time – Saturday, Oct. 31st at 8:30 a.m.
Monster Mile Start Date/Time – Saturday, Oct. 31st at 9 a.m.
Packet Pickup at Blountville Christian Church (1680 Blountville Blvd) – Friday, Oct. 30th 5-6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 31st 7-8:15 a.m.
**If you can’t make it Friday night, we strongly encourage everyone to arrive early Saturday morning to avoid the late rush! We will close packet pickup and late registration at 8:15 a.m. in order to start the race on time.
Map & Course Information
Relay Exchange Areas
More information coming soon
This race option which will be adult, kid, stroller, AND dog friendly! Feel free to dress up and make this a fun time for everyone! In the spirit of a family fun event, we will not be timing the race. The 1 mile course will stay on the track with the same start/finish as the half marathon. The race will begin at 9 a.m. This race will be $20 and all participants will receive a t-shirt.
As many of you know, it takes a village of volunteers to help with a race and even more importantly a half marathon. This year, with the new course and town, we would love to have as many volunteers out on the course and helping at the start/finish line as possible. We also give community service or volunteer hours! Click the link below to sign up!
Old Deery Inn
The Inn, it is said, was built in about 1795. William Deery purchased the Inn in 1801 and overtime expanded it to approximate 8000 ft.². The Inn Including a private residence including a grand dining room, country store, and post office, and a wayfarers room (tavern),
Deery Maintain 53 teams of horses in each stage coaches and ran the main line from Abingdon Virginia through Blountville to Elizabethton and Rogersville. It was one of the richest man in Tennessee when he died in 1845.
Approximately 16 years our group received a $1.2 M grant from the Tennessee historical commission and a full Restoration followed. There are seven dependency buildings in the Quarters including kitchens showcasing 1810 and 1820, an 1840 school house, and most interesting the James King ironwork Cabin. William Blount (as in Blount County) was a partner in the Ironworks and it is said he wrote the letter to the British in the log cabin. The letter behind his impeachment from the US Senate in 1797 (a neat story).
Tours now available
Beginning in 2009, group tours are now available. Come see the beautiful historic preservation inside the Deery Inn! You’ll be thrilled at the beautiful decor. And see our latest preservation work… A fully furnished brick kitchen behind the Deery Inn! Call us at 423.323.4660 to set up a tour for you and your family or for your civic group or organization.
Location : Hwy. 126, downtown Blountville
There is a nominal $5.00 fee for the tour and public restrooms are available.