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2021 FIRST ANNUAL MUSIC & MILES HALF MARATHON
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Date : Saturday, May 8, 2021

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

Time : 8:30 a.m.

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

Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce

(615 E Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643)

and Saturday, May 8 from 7-8:15 a.m. at Covered Bridge Park (3rd St.)

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Register for all 3 of The Goose Chase half marathons and you will be entered into our series, The Trifecta. You definitely don’t want to miss the special surprise for participating! More details coming soon!

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.

Solo (Individual)
$45per entrant
  • $45 through March 31
  • $55 April 1 - April 16
  • $65 April 17 - May 6
  • $70 May 7 & 8 (last registration/packet pickup)
Quartet (4 person)
$25per entrant
  • $25 through March 31
  • $35 April 1 - April 16
  • $45 April 17 - May 6
  • $50 May 7 & 8 (last registration/packet pickup)
Remix (virtual)
$25per entrant
  • $25 through March 31
  • $30 April 1 - April 16
  • $35 April 17 - May 6
  • $40 May 7 & 8 (last registration/packet pickup)
Demo (1 mile fun run)
$20per entrant
  • $20 through May 8

Volunteers! 

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 very first 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 7, 2021) 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!

Music at Covered Bridge Park 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 49 Winchester

Music & Miles Half Marathon Packet Pickup – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Elizabethton/Carter Co. Chamber of Commerce

Music & Miles Demo race – 7:30 p.m. on Tweetsie Trail from Hattie Ave to Oak St (After, join us at Jiggy Ray’s with special music by Sam Collie)

Music & Miles Half Marathon and Relays (Saturday, May 8, 2021 start time 8:30 a.m.)

Packet Pickup – 7 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. at Covered Bridge Park (start/finish)

Music & Miles after party – Riverside Taphouse and Southern Flo’s food truck will have drinks and food with opportunities to win some fun swag!!

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.

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 Line band – From The Edge

Exchange #1 – Noah Spencer

Exchange #2 – Victor Lawson

Exchange #3 – Julie Williams Band

COVID PROCEDURES

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/table 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.  Participant will get bib when they arrive at table and crew members 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.

Parking

  • Location Specific. Please see website for more information.

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.
    • Table one – pickup your bib
    • Table two – sign your waiver
    • Table three – record your bib with We Run Events
    • Table four – pickup your race shirt
    • 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 (race specific).  To guarantee your shirt during packet pickup, please register prior to that date.  We have ordered extra shirts but will do a reorder after race day if necessary.
  • Everyone MUST sign a COVID waiver at the event.

Restrooms

  • Location Specific. Please see the website for more information.

Race 

  • STAGING FOR RACES:
  • Each wave will be no more than 30 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.
  • Masks are not required during the race but we encourage you to weara mask when not racing.
  • Please utilize sidewalks where available where streets will not be closed and no police officers will used (race specific).
  • Volunteers and signs will be along the course.
  • RACE ONLOOKERS:  Will be allowed to space out along the route

Post Race

  • Water and individually wrapped snacks will be provided near the finish area
  • 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.

Social Distancing

After finishing, please avoid congregating in groups (10 or less).

Thank You to our partners and sponsors!

BamBam – Map Sponsors

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