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Sports Event Management is our Specialty

We Run Events, LLC is an event management organization specializing in sports management. Located in Kingsport, Tennessee, we manage events in Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and surrounding areas, including: the Crazy 8s 8k Run, The Haunted Half Marathon, the Shamrock 4 Miler, The White Lightning Ride, The Johnson City Turkey Trot, and many others. We Run Events won a 1st Place Award at the 2013 KOSBE (Kingsport Office of Small Business Excellence) Awards, and in 2011, We Run Events was proud to be a part of the Chronotrack timing crew for the ING New York City Marathon. We are eager to use our expertise to make your next sport event a success!



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10/18 – glo’worm 5k

10/19 – haunted half marathon practice run

10/25 – haunted half marathon & relay

11/1 – run fur their lives 5k/10k

11/8 – bae veteran’s day classic

11/15 – unicoi unites through fitness 5k


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glo’worm 5k

overmountain 10 mile victory run

patriot 5k

apple festival 4 Mile & 3k walk

Northeast state honors glow run 3m

cooper’s race 5k

mud, sweat, and cheers mud runs







Hank Brown & Natalie Whitlock

Natalie_HankatBearWe Run Events is owned and managed by the husband/wife team of Hank Brown and Natalie Whitlock.  Hank has finished 7 marathons, including the Boston Marathon.  He is a past-chair of the USA Track & Field Men’s and Women’s Long Distance Running Championships Committees, and served as USA team manager for both the World Cup Marathon in Athens, Greece, and the Yokohama Ekiden in Yokohama, Japan.  Hank founded the Crazy 8s 8K Run, which has produced world records for both men and women, and the Haunted Half Marathon.  He is past president of the State of Franklin Track Club and former contributor to Running Journal.

Natalie has finished 2 marathons, including the Boston Marathon.  She is past-president of the State of Franklin Track Club, and founded the White Lightning Ride and the Santa Special AniMile.  She is an advocate for animal rights, and is passionate about finding a cure for cancer.  Both Natalie and Hank are proud to be cancer survivors.

Big thanks to the Johnson City Press and Tony Casey for this very nice article:

Hank Brown Went From Tri-Cities Racer to World Class Race Organizer 


Our Crew


L-R  Neshma Riggs, Melinda Miller, Ken Miller, Sarah Jenkins, Dennis Miller, Holly Gebhardt, Pandy Elkins, Natalie Whitlock, Jerry Cavin, Hank Brown, Perry Peters, Kevon McCrary.  Trish McCrary, Bo Payne (seated).  Several others not shown.


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