Ballad Health Niswonger Children’s Network presents Scarecrow Skedaddle & Shindig!

Ballad Health Niswonger Children’s Network is excited to announce the return of the annual Scarecrow Skedaddle and Shindig! Having been postponed for the past two years, we are thrilled to gather again with our community and bring back this signature event. This event offers a 5k, 1 mile fun run and modified race. All ability levels are encouraged to join the fun! Following the races, please join us in King Commons Park for the Shindig! Kid-friendly vendors and photo opportunities will be provided. Costumes are encouraged!

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2024


Modified race start 1:45 p.m.

5k race start 2:00 p.m.

1 mile fun run 2:10 p.m.

King Commons Park


Event details: *Please be patient as we update details for the race*

The 7th annual Niswonger Children’s Hospital Scarecrow Skedaddle 5k, 1 mile and Modified race is excited to bring this event back to the running community!

Start times:

Packet Pickup – 11:45- 1:45 p.m.

1:30 Welcoming Ceremony/Race Announcements

1:45 p.m. – Modified Race (specifically designed for children of varying ability levels)

2:00 p.m. – 5k Race (3.1 miles)

2:10 p.m. – 1 Mile Race(timed)

Other activities:

We encourage you to dress up and visit the post race Shindig in King Commons Park.

Cost: $10

Registration must be received by October 10, to guarantee supplies of participation items.

Please make checks payable to: Ballad Health Foundation

Send mail-in registrations to: The Goose Chase 3101 Browns Mill Rd. Ste. 6-182 Johnson City, TN 37604

To print registration form, please click here. *Please fill out one form per participant*


5k Awards:

Overall Top 3 Male & Female, Overall Male & Female Grandmasters, Overall Male & Female Masters

Age Groups (0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

1 mile Awards:

Overall Top 3 Male & Female


This is a great event that is sure to touch your heart as we partner with Niswonger Children’s Hospital on their Scarecrow Skedaddle. Several volunteers are needed for this event and we would love to see you out there giving back to the community and watching our friends skedaddle to the finish line.