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Haunted Half Marathon coming to Blountville

The Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism announces the Haunted Half Marathon will come to downtown Historic Blountville on Halloween weekend. Organized by The Goose Chase, this special event will take place at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31.
The Haunted Half Marathon will have an approximately 13-mile course charted in and around the Blountville area and features a race that has generally between 600-700 runners cross the finish line each year in other local cities. The marathon is lots of fun with costume contests and music and spooky decorations along the course.
Karen Hubbs of The Goose Chase is excited about the event. “We are extremely excited and thankful to announce that the city of Blountville, Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism and Better Blountville have partnered with us to host the 12th annual Haunted Half Marathon and Relay on Halloween morning at 8:30 a.m. Whether you choose to run as an individual or a relay team, we know that you are going to enjoy this beautiful town. Come dressed up in your costumes and join us on this new course, which could end up being a trick or a treat,” said Hubbs.
Participants and spectators are encouraged to use social distancing guidelines and to wear a mask (pardon the pun!) to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For those who wish to participate in the marathon, you may register at www.thegoosechase.org.
Area businesses, churches and individuals may contribute promotional items to include in the bags given out to the runners. The Goose Chase is anticipating approximately 600-700 runners that will participate in the Marathon. Contributions may include pens, notepads, water bottles, coupons, candy, coasters, and paper. Promotional items need to be delivered to the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism at 3425 Hwy. 126, Blountville, TN 37617 by Monday, Oct. 26.