Johnson City Running - Race Schedules, Race Reviews, and Race Rankings

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Area Stats

Total Races: 66

Scheduled Races: 55

April Races: 8

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Latest Johnson City Area Race Reviews


Bluegrass Half Marathon
Keep Running - I Hear Banjo Music - 2013 Race
By: R. B. - (Johnson City, TN)
This race has gotten progressively better since the inaugural 2010 race (I've run all 4 races to date, and they've each seen bigger and more active spectator crowds and volunteers, and last year's race had 800 finishers without counting the additional relay members). Plenty of pre-race parking, well staffed course marshaling with voluntee...
Date Posted: 2014-04-05
Grandfather Mountain Marathon
Challenge Yourself - 2011 Race
By: Sean R. - (Davidson, NC)
I have run this 3x - each time I have said to myself "never again." I'm planning on doing it again this year. NOT for the weak that are looking for a flat course, aid stations every half mile, a medal to hang on the mailbox and a marching band singing "Eye of the Tiger." It is painfully obvious what you are signing up for - a ch...
Date Posted: 2014-01-17
Grandfather Mountain Marathon
Great Boston Marathon Prep Race!! - 2012 Race
By: Amy Couch - (Simpsonville, SC)
I would recommend this race to anyone wanting a challenge and beautiful scenery. I ran this race at the beginning of my marathon running back in 2010 and then chose to run it again later (2012 was my last one)because of its' challenge. This was my first marathon. I wanted a challenge because I knew I wanted to be able to qualify for the Boston Mara...
Date Posted: 2013-10-28

Top Johnson City Area Races

Jogger brags of perfect conditions for running to reporter, immediately bites the dust
2/10/2014 - The Independent
Schadenfreude doesn't come much better than this, as a Portland jogging enthusiast details to a reporter how people shouldn't be afraid to jog in snowy conditions, only to take a fall moments after the interview.
Former 300-pound NFL lineman loses 100 pounds and runs a marathon
2/4/2014 - USA Today
Former offensive lineman Alan Faneca weighed over 300 pounds when he retired from the NFL in 2011.
Couple in their 60s run marathons for record 366 days in a row
1/1/2014 - The New York Daily News
The Melbourne pair has broken a record of 365 days previously held by a Belgian couple. Janette Murray-Wakelin, 64, and Alan Murray, 68, ran to raise money for charity.
Man completes 26 marathons in 26 days
12/24/2013 - CNN
On Thanksgiving Day, Jayson Black, 28, began his mission to raise awareness and money for a Las Vegas food bank by running 26 marathons in 26 days for a total of 681.2 miles.
Kipsang Sets World Record at Berlin Marathon
9/29/2013 - New York Times
Wilson Kipsang of Kenya set a world record of 2:03:23 at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday. The previous record was held by Patrick Makau of Kenya at 2:03:38.