Date : Saturday, May 20, 2023

Location : Elizabethton, TN (start/finish 3rd St)

Time : 7:30 a.m.

Packet Pickup : Friday, May 19 from 5 – 7 p.m. at

Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce

(615 E Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643)

No day of packet pickup or registration**

Register for all 3 of The Goose Chase half marathons and you will qualify for our series, The Trifecta. You definitely don’t want to miss the special medal for participating!

2022 Highlight Video

Solo (Individual)
$55per entrant
  • $45 through Feb 1
  • $55 Feb 2 - April 1
  • $65 April 2 - May 5
  • $70 May 6 & 7 (last registration/packet pickup)
Quartet (4 person)
$35per entrant
  • $25 through Feb 1
  • $35 Feb 2 - April 1
  • $45 April 2 - May 5
  • $55 May 6 & 7 (last registration/packet pickup)
Remix (virtual)
$30per entrant
  • $25 through Feb 1
  • $30 Feb 2 - April 1
  • $35 April 2 - May 5
  • $40 May 6 & 7 (last registration/packet pickup)


We are always needing help at packet pickup, set up and along the course for directional help for the runners. If you aren’t able to run, not a runner, need volunteer or community service hours or just simply want to help us out, please click the button below and sign up! Our awesome volunteer coordinator will contact you shortly after signing up with some race information. Thank you in advance! #jointhechase

Event details and pre/post race information

We have been greeted with open arms into Elizabethton to bring you this first year annual event, which will showcase the uniquely beautiful scenery of Elizabethton/Carter County. Graciously, we have jumped at the opportunity to partner with this fast growing community. Not only will the Music & Miles Half Marathon and Relays be happening Saturday morning but Elizabethton will host their First Friday in Downtown Elizabethton brought to you by Main Street Elizabethton. With much conversation and planning including the Elizabethton/Carter Co. Chamber of Commerce, Elizabethton Parks & Recreation and Main Street Elizabethton, we were able to incorporate our event into the First Friday event. Please consider the following information about the available activities that can benefit both events and local shops in the community.

First Friday Details (Friday, May 6, 2022) Celebrate the arts and community in Downtown Elizabethton complete with interactive art, live music, extended shopping hours, and engaging opportunities! Visit https://mainstreetelizabethton.com/activities/ to learn more! MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW!

Course information

Start/Finish on 3rd St at Covered Bridge Park

Exchange 1 – DMV/Isaiah House

Exchange 2 – Saucy’s Pizza Barn (Exchange for DUET relay)

Exchange 3 – West Side Elementary

4 additional water stations along the course –

Downtown on Hattie Ave., turnaround on Tweetsie Trail (mile 8) and W F St

Event parking and bathroom information

The available parking areas are labeled on the map along with available bathrooms. Please be considerate of the local businesses that will be open and their parking areas as they will conduct business as usual race morning. However, if you choose to park in these areas, please consider supporting them before and/or after the event! Thank you for your cooperation as we want this to be a successful event for everyone!

Bathroom locations –

Building in parking lot on Armed Forces Dr. behind Coffee Company, Cat Island (softball fields) and portojohns at Covered Bridge Park.


Trophies awarded to male and female competitive / runners only in the following categories:

Overall (top 3), Top Masters, Top Grandmasters

Age groups (top 3): 1-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Four-Person Relay Teams: Top 3 Coed, Top 3 Male, Top 3 Female

Two-Person Relay Teams: Top 3 Coed, Top 3 Male, Top 3 Female

Medals will be presented to all runners and walkers who complete the race. NO BIB = NO MEDAL. If you have forgotten your bib, please find a member of The Goose Chase near the finish line the morning of the race.


Live music on the course!

We have supplied the start/finish and the exchanges with live artists or bands for your entertainment!

Please be sure to wave and thank them for coming to help make this event a must participate place to be.

Start/Finish – Coming Soon

Exchange #1 – Coming Soon

Exchange #2 – Coming Soon

Exchange #3 – Coming Soon

Thank You to our partners and sponsors!

Business Bingo Partners

Participants that do all three half marathons (Music & Miles, Bluegrass & Haunted Half) will receive this awesome medal.  To guarantee supply, participants must either register for all three or notify us (info@thegoosechase.org) by August 15. Starting in 2022, there will be a $5 Trifecta fee.