The Goose Chase, Johnson City Running Club, Johnson City Turkey Trot and Yee Haw Brewery announced today of the creation of two events that will celebrate National Running Day on Wednesday, June 7th. The Turkeys In Training Kids Clinic will take place at Kermit Tipton Stadium on Saturday, June 3rd. This event will be a running clinic that will highlight topics such as nutrition, running mechanics, pacing, injury prevention and other topics.
The clinic will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on that Saturday. The cost is $10 and each participant will receive lunch and a Turkeys in Training t-shirt. Further information on the clinic can be found at www.TurkeysInTraining.com.
In addition to the celebration, the First Annual Downtown Mile will be held on Wednesday, June 7 (National Running Day) beginning at 7 p.m. with three races. The Kid’s Run (10 & under) starts at 7 p.m. The Open Race begins at 7:30 p.m. with the Elite Race at 8 p.m. Awards will be given to the top participants in each category with prize money for the top three male and female runners in the Elite Race. The awards ceremony and post race celebration will be held at Yee Haw Brewery.
“In 1984, Johnson City was awarded the honor of being named the #1 Running City in America, ” said Vice-Mayor Jenny Brock, “events like these prove why our community was awarded such an honor.
“We are excited to have great partners assist us with this wonderful event,” says Race Director, Karen Hubbs. “We are blessed to have so many running groups in the Tri-Cities area. The Goose Chase is simply honored to be involved with this new event.”
Event partners include the Johnson City Turkey Trot, Johnson City Running Club, Tri-Cities Turtles, The Wellness Center, ETSU’s Center of Excellence, We Run Events, Fleet Feet, Quantum Leap and Yee Haw Brewing.
For more information about the 1-Mile USATF-certified course, award categories, and prizes, parking areas, and road closures please visit www.DowntownMileJC.com.
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