The Sorcerer's Sprint

$25 until Feb 28

$30 – March 1 through May 31

$35 – June 1 through July 29

$40 July 30 at packet pickup (4:30 – 6:45 p.m.)

To print a paper registration, click here.

What is better than one birthday? Well, TWO, of course!

Join us Saturday, July 30th for a 1 mile race to celebrate Harry Potter’s 42nd birthday. For all you Potterheads, Harry and J.K. Rowling share the same birthday. For The Goose Chase crew, that means we need a PARTY! We want the costumes, the butterbeer, the wands, the chocolate covered frogs, the glasses…all of it! Come dressed up in your best Harry Potter outfit and help us celebrate this double birthday!

We solemnly swear that you will have a blast at the Sorcerer’s Sprint.  No matter which common room you call home, we’re bringing all houses together for this 1 mile race.  Sport your house gear and meet up with the rest of us who seem to have lost our letter in the mail.  

Packet Pickup: 4:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Location: International Storytelling Center/Main St. in Jonesborough, TN 

Registration information : Choose your house by your mile time! 

Gryffindor(10 minute mile or less), Hufflepuff(10:01-12:00), Ravenclaw(12:02-15:00), Slytherin(15:01 or more)

This party will be perfect for all muggles.  Please share your pics with us #thegoosechase #sorcerersprint

Volunteers Needed!

We need several fun Potterheads to come help us bring a party!!! If you can’t participate in the race, please consider volunteering or sharing this if you know someone who could help or needs volunteer/community service hours. Reach out to us at info@thegoosechase.org

Attendees can purchase a ticket to enjoy themed food and drink offerings inside the stores during Downtown at Dusk from 5-8 p.m.  Along with your tastings, you will also get a souvenir reusable cup at check-in.

You are also welcome to walk around downtown and take in the sight and sounds of the magical world. Jalopy Junction will perform from 6-7 p.m. in front of the Downtown Courthouse with their bed of nails and other acts and then again from 8-9 p.m. with fire breathing. Children can also catch a ride on Hogwarts Express in front of the Storytelling Center, look for Platform 9 ¾!

Parking Map

Registration includes race shirt and medal. 


Top 3 overall male & female, Top male & female grandmasters, Top male & female masters

Age groups (6 & under, 7-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & older)

Best costume – male, female, boy, girl

Characters that all muggles could potentially see at the race!

Fleur Delacour

Severus Snape

Luna Lovegood

Hermione Granger

Bellatrix Lestrange

Minerva McGonagall

and of course…Harry Potter!

*provided by Enchanted Experiences

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