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2022 5k Race Series

Make-A-Wish East Tennessee has teamed up with The Goose Chase and created a 5k series in 3 cities including Johnson City, Knoxville and Chattanooga. These are family-friendly events for people of any ability. Participants can walk, run, bring a stroller, bring your dog (on a leash, of course), bring the whole family! We hope this magical event brings joy and hope to you and others.

The following information will guide you through Make-A-Wish Foundation information, the registration process with city specific race information, costume contest and after this year, past Run For Wishes winners. If you have any questions, please email info@thegoosechase.org.

Johnson City April 9

Make-A-Wish East Tennessee grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. One of 59 chapters in the United States, Make-A-Wish East Tennessee is affiliated with Make-A-Wish America. The chapter is an independent 501(c)3 organization and has operated for more than 32 years, serving 36 counties from Chattanooga to the Tri-Cities and the plateau to the eastern border. Over that period nearly 1,750 wishes have been granted to incredible, East Tennessee children battling critical illnesses.

Make-A-Wish East Tennessee grants wishes to critically-ill children – not just terminally-ill kids. We seek to bring every eligible child’s wish to life because a wish is an integral part of their medical treatment. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness and therefore they have better outcomes. Nearly 80 percent of wish children make it to adulthood. There are tons and tons of wish alumni in East Tennessee – you might even know one.

Wishes are powerful! They provide hope, strength, and joy. But they only happen with local support. All the required funding, volunteer effort, and in-kind assistance comes from locals. Local support makes local wishes happen.

For more information about Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, visit etn.wish.org. 

2022 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

JOHNSON CITY

Packet Pickup

Race Start

Location –

5k
$25per entrant
  • $25 through February 28
  • $30 March 1 through April 8
  • $35 April 9 at packet pickup
Virtual Option
$25per entrant
  • $25 through April 8
  • $30 April 9

KNOXVILLE

Packet Pickup

Race Start

Location

5k
$25per entrant
  • $25 through March 31
  • $30 April 1 through June 3
  • $35 June 4
Virtual Option
$25per entrant
  • $25 through June 3
  • $30 June 4

CHATTANOOGA

Packet Pickup

Race Start

Location

5k
$25per entrant
  • $25 through March 31
  • $30 April 1 through June 24
  • $35 June 25
Virtual Option
$25per entrant
  • $25 through June 24
  • $30 June 25

COSTUME CONTEST

Who else loves a good Disney themed event?! Participants are encouraged to run or walk dressed as their favorite characters – think princesses, superheroes, wizards, and more. This will make it unique and family-friendly, plus it aligns with the childlike wonder and joy Make-A-Wish brings to the special kids that are served. There will be awards for the top male, female, boy, girl and group/family. 

PAST WINNERS

Johnson City

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Knoxville

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Chattanooga

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