The Sorcerer's Sprint

$30 – March 1 through May 31

$35 – June 1 through July 28

$40 July 29 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 29th for a 1 mile race to celebrate Harry Potter’s 43rd birthday. For all you Potterheads, Harry and J.K. Rowling share the same birthday date. 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.

Costume Contest: 6:15 p.m.

Performance by Olson’s Martial Arts: 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

Join us in downtown Jonesborough as it is transformed into a world of wizardry. ✨🙌🧙‍♀️ On July 29 we’re celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday! 🎂

Jonesborough Area Merchants & Service Association (JAMSA) is hosting Downtown at Dusk: Wizardly World Edition from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Purchase a ticket to sample tastings of themed food and drinks at designated locations. Tickets are $20 for adults (includes some alcohol options) and $10 for those under 21. For tickets and full event details, visit jonesborough.com/wizard The event is expected to sell out, so we recommend pre-purchase of tickets. Purchase tickets to this event and the Sorcerer’s Sprint for the full experience and you’ll get $5 off.
You don’t need a ticket to experience the event! Expect street performers downtown, perhaps a quidditch match taking place, wizardly-inspired activities, and more.
A week before this event, July 23, Jonesborough will host Food Trucks & Flicks Festival with a Harry Potter twist!  This event is a family food truck night with an outdoor movie and games in Persimmon Ridge Park from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. That evening we will show Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at 8:45 p.m.

Visit www.jonesborough.com/wizard for full event details. See you there!

Parking Map

Registration includes race shirt and medal. 

Our 2023 Shirt and Medal to be announced soon!!

Awards & Contests

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 Harry Potter, Best Hagrid, Best Luna Lovegood & Best Group

For the costume contest, the first three categories listed above will have a kid (12 & under) and adult category as well.  Each winner will receive a gift basket.  This takes place Saturday, July 29 at 6:15 p.m. in front of the courthouse.  Sign up in advance starting at 5 p.m. in the tent nest to the courthouse.  The costume contest is free to enter. 

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