SFTC Duck Island Mile Races

SFTC hosts mile races at Warrior Path State Park in Kingport three times per year - in the spring, summer and fall. The Duck Island Mile races are all held on the same USATF-certified course which starts on the causeway leading to Duck Island, loops the island and finishes on the island itself. Each quarter mile is marked. The course is relatively flat and has lead to numerous TN state records for the mile being set there. Since its inception in 2006 by David Fox, the kids races have been Kids Festival of Miles events. The Adult Mile series was started in 2009 and the Duck Island races were obviously a natural fit. Nicole and Jason Goodman took over from David as race co-directors through 2011. Bob Townsend has been in charge since 2012.

The Duck Island races are low key: there is no entry fee or pre-registration required although sign up on race day is necessary for insurance purposes. In keeping with the low key and no fee status, there are no awards or t-shirts although finishers ribbons will be handed out to the top kids (14 & under) as they cross the finish line. Race times, of course, will be accurately recorded and reported on the SFTC website.

The 2013 Duck Island Mile race dates are:

  • Spring: May 7 (Tuesday)
  • Summer: August 6 (Tuesday):
    Starting at 6:30 pm for the kids races, 7:30 pm for the open race. Depending on the numbers turning up, separate boys and girls races may be held. Registration will be close to the rec building on Duck Island from about 6:00 pm. Questions? Contact: Bob Townsend, home: 423-257-6188, cell: 423-525-7335 or email: bobt4@earthlink.net
  • Fall: October 6 (Sunday):
    Race day registration starts at about 1:30 pm close to the Rec Building. The kids mile will be at 2:00 pm and the adult mile at 2:30 pm Depending on the numbers, the kids mile may get split into two races (boys and girls). In this case, the adult mile start maybe delayed a little.

Course Records: Male: Brinson Milhorn 4:38 (Summer 2011) Female: Molly Allen 5:28 (Fall 2009)

Duck Island TN State Records*
2012 Summer Al Kress 83 Kingsport 10:36
2012 Summer Drew Parrott 6 Rogersville 7:21
2012 Summer Ella Goodman 2 Kingsport 12:26
2011 Fall Ian Hall 5 Blountville 8:06
2011 Fall Harper Russell 10 Rogersville 6:01
2011 Summer Drew Parrott 4 Rogersville 8:17
2011 Summer Harriet Locke 79 Bristol 10:01
2011 Summer Susan Rollins 53 Johnson City 5:50
2011 Summer Tom McCormack 57 Johnson City 5:11
2011 Spring Harper Russell 10 Rogersville 6:02
2010 Fall Barbara Bogart 68 Elizabethton 10:30
2010 Summer Brinson Milhorn 29 Gray 4:45
2010 Spring Harper Russell 9 Rogersville 6:23
2009 Fall David Evans 6 Johnson City 7:21
2009 Fall Harper Russell 8 Rogersville 6:20
2009 Fall Hannah Rhodes 14 Baileyton 5:42
2009 Fall Al Kress 80 Kingsport 9:16
2009 Summer Roman Borghetti-Metz 3 Surgoinsville 13:49
2009 Summer David Evans 6 Johnson City 7:52
2009 Spring Ruth Ketron 79 Kingsport 11:27
2009 Spring Carla Rogers 53 Kingsport 7:31
2009 Spring Vera McGill 43 Kingsport 6:03
2009 Spring Ryan True 4 Kingsport 9:56
2009 Spring Porter Bradley 8 Elizabethton 6:40
2009 Spring Harper Russell 8 Rogersville 6:32
2008 Fall Jeff Colfer 51 Knoxville 5:15
2008 Summer Molly Allen 37 Kingsport 5:41
2008 Spring Harper Russell 7 Rogersville 6:57
2008 Spring Ruth Ketron 78 Kingsport 11:55
2008 Spring Al Kress 79 Kingsport 9:09
2008 Spring Vera McGill 42 Kingsport 5:58
2007 Fall Susan Scheiman 53 Elizabethton 8:53
2007 Fall Natasha Gage 33 Bristol 7:39
2007 Fall Karen Seiferth 49 Johnson City 6:14
2007 Fall Harper Russell 6 Rogersville 7:01
2007 Summer Karen Seiferth 49 Johnson City 6:17
2007 Summer Vera McGill 41 Kingsport 5:57
2007 Summer Jeff Colfer 50 Knoxville 4:59
2007 Summer Steve Pastorek 30 Johnson City 4:56
2007 Spring Ruth Ketron 77 Kingsport 11:36
2007 Spring Barbara Taylor 60 Johnson City 10:50
2007 Spring Al Kress 78 Kingsport 8:54
2007 Spring Natasha Gage 33 Bristol 8:02
2007 Spring Karen Seiferth 49 Johnson City 6:34
2006 Fall Ben Firth 11 Kingsport 6:41
2006 Fall Joseph Fry 6 Kingsport 8:49
2006 Fall Richard Kalmanek 61 Culleoka 5:53
2006 Fall Vera McGill 40 Kingsport 6:02
2006 Fall Al Kress 77 Kingsport 8:47
2006 Summer Joseph Fry 6 Kingsport 9:01
2006 Summer Alexa Zimmerman 10 Kingsport 6:19.79
2006 Summer Erin Hall 7 Kingsport 7:28.80
2006 Summer Bpb Barber 60 Loudon 5:29
2006 Summer Lana Butler 59 Bluff City 7:42.61
2006 Summer Ruth Ketron 76 Kingsport 11:22.02
2006 Spring Cameron Higgins 7 Unicoi 7:11.64
2006 Spring Vera McGill 40 Kingsport 6:19.39
2006 Spring Wendy Weidner 46 Bristol 7:10.52
2006 Spring Sharon Cline 54 Kingsport 8:16.04
2006 Spring Harriet Locke 73 Bristol 8:38.70
2006 Spring Al Kress 77 Kingsport 8:52.82
2006 Spring Barbara Taylor 59 Johnson City 11:36.63
2006 Spring Ruth Ketron 76 Kingsport 11:45.90
* TN residents only