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WHEN:
Friday, May 24th
WHERE:
Start & Finish: Veterans Memorial Park
Route goes through VA
TIME:
Race begins at 6:45 p.m.

PHASE IV CONSTRUCTION

The Purpose of this Race

In 2018, The Johnson City-Washington County Veterans Memorial Foundation raised enough funds to complete Phase III of the memorial with help from the proceeds of this race. Now they are on a mission to raise enough money to get Phase IV started. All proceeds from this race will again go to the Veterans Memorial for the expansion in years to come. Join us for the 2nd Annual Run For Our Veterans 5k.

DONATIONS

All proceeds for this race will go to the Johnson City-Washington County Veterans’ Memorial Foundation to help with the costs of Phase IV. However, this is not nearly enough. We will provide a way to donate at the race or you can mail in a donation to:

Johnson City-Washington County Veterans’ Memorial Foundation
PO Box 3594, Johnson City, TN 37602

We convey sincere appreciation on their behalf.

Check out their Facebook page for more information

Runners / Walkers

For competitive runners and recreational walkers, click here.

Volunteers

It takes a lot of volunteers to make this event happen. Sign up here to help out.

REGISTRATION

1.

Online (Preferred)

2.

By mail:

Run For Our Veterans 5k
3101 Browns Mill Rd Suite 6-182
Johnson City, TN 37604

Download the Registration Form

3.

Walk-in:

200 Med Tech Pkwy, Ste 105, Johnson City, TN 37604

4.

Packet Pickup & late registration walk-in:

Only on the following date:
May 24 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Near the start/finish line at ORANGE tent

ALL REGISTRANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST HAVE PARENTAL CONSENT.

ROAD CLOSINGS

West Main Street – The section near the Veterans Memorial (Veterans Way – Crescent St.) will be closed from 3-9 p.m. Friday, May 24th.

The course will not have any “hard closures” but will be staffed with safety officers and volunteers.

PARKING

There is parking on W. Main Street near Old Kiwanis Park, along W. Market Street, near Kiwanis Recreation Center, Church of Jesus (on W. Main Street and Lehigh Street), and Topper’s Academy (a.k.a. Henry Johnson School)

POST RACE MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with us as we will have live patriotic music near the Memorial.   We will be providing some post race snacks but will be offering additional meal items for a donation.

Adult
$25per+entrant
  • now+through+5/23/19
  • Late+registration+$30+5/24/19
Students+(18+&+Under)
$20per+entrant
  • now+through+5/23/19
  • Late+registration+$25+5/24/19

We are current accepting sponsorships.  If you are interested, please complete the attached and send to:

Run For Our Veterans 5k
3101 Browns Mill Road, Ste. 6-180
Johnson City, TN 37604

Checks payable to JC/WC Veterans’ Memorial Foundation

or use the link below to pay online.

Thank you for your support!

FAQs

You can register in 3 ways this year:

  1. Online (preferred)
  2. Mail In (download form)
  3. Walk In

Mail your registration packet to:

The Goose Chase
3101 Browns Mill Rd
Suite 6-182
Johnson City, TN 37604

You can register at:

200 Med Tech Pkwy. Johnson City, TN

You can register via walk-in

May 24 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

at The Veterans Memorial Park (start/finish line) at the ORANGE tent.

You can pick up your packet on:

May 24 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

at the Veterans Memorial Park (start/finish line) at ORANGE tent.

Yes! The course is a USATF Certified 5K Course.

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

Overall (top 3), Top Masters, Top Grand Masters

Age groups (top 3): 9 under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Canine participants are welcome and must be well socialized and on a leash. All dog owners are responsible to clean up after their dogs. Plastic bags will be available at check-in.

Yes!! We do ask for all stroller participants to line up in the back. This is for your child’s safety and to prevent tripping hazards for other participants. Thank you.

Yes, volunteers are a key role in the making of any event and we are so thankful for all of our volunteers. If you can or know of anyone that needs volunteer/community service hours, please contact us or click the link to sign up for a time. Thank you!!!

info@thegoosechase.org

We are extremely proud by all of our Veterans that have served our country and want to accommodate all of them.  So, we excited to offer a competitive and fitness level hand cycle division in our 5k race.   To assist with logistics, we request that all hand cyclist register by May 17, 2019.   If we do not have any participants registered by this date, we will need to eliminate the category for this year’s event.

For more information, please e-mail us at info@thegoosechase.org.

The Johnson City-Washington County Veterans’ Memorial is a living tribute that honors the past, present, and future military service and sacrifice of the men and women who have and will continue to bear the cost of our freedom.

The JC-WC Veterans’ Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that a continuous demand for inscriptions on the concentric rows of black granite panels for those veterans who were fortunate enough to serve and return home will soon require the construction of Phase III. This addition will make room for another 1,248 inscriptions.

The estimated cost of Phase III ranges from $155,000 to $170,000. The Foundation holds a 501(c)(3)(tax exempt) status, and its members serve as the advocate and governing body for the stewardship of the memorial as well as host the annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies on site.

In 2018, there was enough funds raised to complete Phase III.

DONATIONS

All proceeds for this race will go to the Johnson City-Washington County Veterans’ Memorial Foundation. However, this is not nearly enough. We will provide a way to donate at the race or you can mail in a donation to:

Johnson City-Washington County Veterans’ Memorial Foundation
PO Box 3594, Johnson City, TN 37602

For more information, please visit http://jc-wcveteransmemorial.org

If you are a Veteran or know a Veteran whose name and branch of service should be engraved on the Memorial, we strongly encourage you to submit an application. This is a living Memorial and we are committed to accept applications for inscriptions as long as there are Veterans whose honorable military service needs to be recognized.

To have a name placed on the Memorial, please download and mail the attached application.

In addition to the application, the Veteran must meet the following criteria:

1. Veterans can be either living or deceased who are presently serving or have served on active duty or in a Reserve Component. When submitting an application you must include some proof of service with an honorable discharge. This could be a copy of a DD Form 214, Honorable Discharge Order or similar documents, a photograph of a headstone at a Military cemetery or of a bronze footstone issued by the Veterans’ Administration. If you encounter difficulty in locating proof of honorable service, the Veterans’ Memorial Foundation will work with you to find a possible solution.

2. The Veteran must have a connection to Washington County by birth, education, profession, friendship, or previous or current residency. In 2008, the Veterans’ Memorial Committee approved a recommendation to allow persons who presently reside in Washington County or who once lived in the community to purchase Memorial inscriptions in honor of their relatives or friends who may not reside or may never have resided in the local area.

3. Cost for an inscription on the Black Granite is $100 for engraving and maintaining the Memorial; however, there is no inscription fee required for Veterans who are Killed In Action (KIA), Prisoners Of War (POW), or Missing In Action (MIA).

For more information, please visit http://jc-wcveteransmemorial.org

All proceeds for this race will go to the Johnson City-Washington County Veterans’ Memorial Foundation to help with the costs of Phase III.

We do need sponsors.  If you are interested, please call (423-946-0519) or email (info@thegoosechase.org).

Coming soon….