The S’mores Run Johnson City

The S’mores Run

Saturday, November 2, 2024

Race begins at 4 p.m.

First wave of 100 participants will begin at 4 p.m. with the other waves beginning in 2 minute increments immediately following.  Our crew will assist with the waves and the start of each wave.  We encourage families and individuals with dogs or strollers to line up towards the back of the waves to ensure the safety of all participants.


Start: Twentse Trail entrance in Johnson City (Legion St & Alabama St.)

Finish: On the trail near Lion’s Field in Elizabethton

The 4 mile course is set on the beautiful Tweetsie Trail in Johnson City, TN.  The entire course has a slight decline and is on a chat surface.  You don’t want to miss this amazing event.


Friday, November 1st from 4-7 p.m. at Cranky’s Pump & Pints (701 E. Maple St. next to Local Motion)

Saturday, November 2nd from 2-3:30 p.m. at Cranky’s Pump & Pints (701 E. Maple St. next to Local Motion)

Come enjoy the sites and sounds of the fall season with us. The S’Mores Run is a family-friendly event.  You can walk, run, skip or stroll but please no bicycles. Please note that there is a narrow trail and bridge to The Smokehouse BBQ Restaurant from the trail. We will have a shuttle for those that are unable to access the S’mores Extravaganza due to age or stroller.

Participants will receive a super cool t-shirt, door prizes, the ultimate S’Mores Extravaganza and other goodies.

The race will start at the trailhead in Johnson City with the finish at mile marker 4 so the run will be a little longer than the typical 5K race.  For your extra effort, we have marshmallows and chocolate waiting for you at the Smokehouse.  😉

This is a dog friendly event…
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. We will have treats and water for your fur baby but no medals will given to animals.

Packet Pickup
Friday, Nov. 1 from 4-7 p.m. at Cranky’s Pump & Pints (701 E. Maple St. next to Local Motion) ** $2 off a pint at Cranky’s during packet pickup.  Just show them your bib.
Saturday, Nov. 2 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Cranky’s Pump & Pints (701 E. Maple St. next to Local Motion)

Out-of-town visitors:
Take Exit 23 from Interstate 26; taking East Main Street, proceed straight through the intersection to Legion Street. Alabama Street and the trailhead will be on the right.

Parking& Shuttles:
Cardinal Park (129 Legion St.)
Memorial Park Community Center (510 Bert St.)
Legion Street Rec Center & adjacent “Burley” parking area (111 Legion St.)
** The start area is within a block or two of the parking areas. Please use the sidewalks when walking to the race.

If you have access to two vehicles or carpooling, park one vehicle at Lion’s Park parking lot, and one at the start parking areas. Please make sure to allow enough time for the 4 p.m. wave start. After the race, you will have the option to walk to your second vehicle. This will allow you to leave at your leisure.

Shuttles will be starting at 3 p.m. You are welcome to take the shuttle to and from the Tweetsie Trail to Lion’s Park. We will run shuttles until everyone is gone.

Smores Extravaganza
NEW LOCATION!!!! Join us after the race at Lion’s Field (421 E G St.) for the ultimate S’mores Bar, music and fun.   Shuttle service will be available to take participants back to the start area parking lots.

Have dinner by the campfire…

We are offering a special meal deal $10 for a sandwich, side & drink.


$25  through Feb. 28

$30 March 1 – June 30

$35 July 1 – October 31

$40 Race Weekend (Nov. 1 & 2)

$15 – Kids 6 & under
**These participants will receive a t-shirt, bib and medal. They will not receive a medal without their bib. They will not be timed and will not receive an award.**

Please note – All finishers will receive a medal IF they have a bib. If you do not have your bib on race day, please go to packet pickup prior to the race and let someone know. 

Guaranteed shirt & size deadline – October 18, 2024

However, you can register during packet pickup or since there is a small processing fee for online registration, participants can save money by printing off a registration form and sending it to us at:

The S’mores Run
3101 Browns Mill Rd., Suite 6-182
Johnson City, TN 37604

2022 Smores Run JC highlight video

Start Wave Information

In 2019, due to the increase in participants over the years, we have implemented a wave start. After a test run, we have some helpful information for you for this year. If you want to be with your family or friends, please coordinate which wave you would all like to be in. These are 100 person waves. When you register, you will be asked what wave you would like to be in according to your mile time. If you do not sign up in the same waves, please do not start in the same wave. For timing purposes, please start in the wave you registered for.

If you find that you are not in the same wave and would like to be, please contact us at info@thegoosechase.org

The Goose Chase has a no refund policy due to the pre-ordering of event shirts, medals, bibs, etc. We understand that emergencies or last minute schedule changes do occur, therefore, to better accommodate you, we have some other options instead.

  • You can have someone pick up your packet for you
  • You can transfer your entry to someone else
  • You can switch to the virtual option and turn in your virtual race time at a later time, and still receive the shirt and medal.
  • You can defer to the next year

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@thegoosechase.org

Want to volunteer? Need community service hours? Click the button below to sign up!!


Coming from out of town and looking for a hotel?

Carnegie Hotel has joined as the host hotel for Bluegrass Half Marathon, Goliath at the Gorge, Downtown Mile and The S’mores Run.

Call Crystal at 423.979.6400 for more information.


Top Three Male & Female

Male & Female Masters (40+) & Grandmasters (50+)

Age Groups: 9 & Under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Older

Please note – All finishers will receive a medal IF they have a bib. If you do not have your bib on race day, please go to packet pickup prior to the race and let someone know.

 Past Winners


Male Overall Winner: Bill Ellis 00:19:54

Female Overall Winner: Danielle Book 00:22:21


Male Overall Winner: William Trainor 00:20:47

Female Overall Winner: Hannah Ellis 00:22:44


Male Overall Winner: David Stewart 00:23:04

Female Overall Winner: Katie Zink 00:21:43 *New Female Course Record


Male Overall Winner: Steven Hensley 00:19:29 *New Male Course Record

Female Overall Winner: Macy Carrier Gray 00:21:57


Male Overall Winner: Parker Cowden 00:22:04

Female Overall Winner: Shenna Woodward 00:25:11


Male Overall Winner: Steven Hensley 00:20:07

Female Overall Winner: Katie Little 00:22:11


Male Overall Winner: Timmy Norman 00:21:52

Female Overall Winner: Victoria Hutchen 00:24:31


Male Overall Winner: Bobby Blair 00:25:43

Female Overall Winner: Eden Buchanan 00:29:52