Haunted Half Marathon & Boo to Brew Relay

Saturday, October 26, 2024 • Kingsport, TN • Course Map

The Haunted Half Marathon, on Halloween weekend, features a “wicked fast” course with very little elevation change. Now set for its 16th annual running — the race usually sees between 600 and 700 runners cross the finish line each year — the half marathon is all about fun with costume contests and music and spooky decorations along the course.

The course is centered in downtown Jonesborough (Kingsport before 2017) with a double loop course which takes the runners by all the sights and sounds at least twice. If you’re not up for a half marathon you can form a 4-person relay team and enter the Boo to Brew Relay.

The race is tied into a downtown “pub crawl” which takes place in the evening after the half marathon with drink specials, bands, and even a Trunk or Treat for kids.

If you’re looking for a “cozier” event without all the big city hassles, but with a big-time atmosphere, this is the half marathon for you. It’s also a perfect race if you are chasing that half marathon PR. The course is flat and fast!

The organizers note also that the race features a “very spooky Halloween contest, with post-race entertainment, BBQ, Michelob Ultra and Goose Island beer for participants 21 and over.”

Provided by Hank Brown of the Haunted Half Marathon

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All photos courtesy Haunted Half Marathon

Race Weather & Climate

The city of Kingsport, Tenn., is located in the northeastern corner of Tennessee. Even though the course is flat, the city is surrounded by mountains with a cool fall climate, especially in late October.

On race day (Oct. 26), the average low is 40ºF and the average high is 66ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Haunted Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 9:30 AM – early start
  • 10:00 AM – half marathon start


  • $50 – $70 for the half marathon


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of Kingsport’s Haunted Half Marathon or 4-person relay race, register online at ChronoTrack.com here.

Official Race Website



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