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RC-Moon Pie 10 mile and 5K
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Bell Buckle RC-MoonPie 10M & 5K Races

10 Mile

$50 7:00AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT
526 spots left. Price increases after May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT

5K

$50 7:00AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT
46 spots left. Price increases after May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Place
Bell Buckle Historic District
Description
The sweetest race you’ll ever run!
 The Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce’s 27th Annual RC Cola – MoonPie 10 Mile and 5K certified races will be held Saturday, June 18th in historic Bell Buckle, Tennessee. 
Registration is online only on RunSignUp.com. Registration is currently open and is limited to the first 1,100 runners so preregistration is encouraged.  Both the10 Mile Run and the 5K start times are at 7:00AM.  Packet pick up is downtown Bell Buckle on Friday, June 17th from 3-7PM and on race day from 5:30am to 6:45am. Don’t worry, it goes fast!  Race shirts are guaranteed for preregistered runners.  A full breakfast is served post race to all runners along with Finisher medals to all crossing that cherished finish line!  Afterwards you should decide to stay for the popular RC-MoonPie Festival which is held on the festival stage grounds behind the store front area.
A copy of the course map is provided on the Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce race website at www.BellBucklerc-moonpie10mileand5Krun.com.  Water stops, parking, and event day information is also available on the website with all other pertinent information including award presentation information. 
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://BellBucklerc-moonpie10mileand5krun.com.

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5K FAQ's

5K Race FAQ’s
 
When and Where will packet be held?
 
Ø  Packet Pick up will be at the picnic pavilion behind the old gas station façade which is across the street and just to the left of the downtown strip (next door to The Findery)
o   Registration Packet Pick up for race shirt and bib will be Friday, June 17th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm and on race day, Saturday, June 18th from 5:30am to 6:45am.
o   At Registration, please check in to pick up race bib which will have  time chip in it, and pick up race t-shirt.
 
When and Where is the start line?
 
Ø  Start times are the same for both the 10 Mile and 5K Races. 7am
 
Ø  Start lines are the same for both the 10 Mile and 5K Races located at the  top of Hinkle Hill Road which is located next to the Bell Buckle Post Office.  Hinkle Hill Road is a looped road.  Please do not enter from the Post Office side of the loop as that is marked off for handicap parking and emergency vehicles and tends to get a big congested pre-race.  Best way to enter Hinkle Hill to start line is to walk down Webb Road towards the Baptist Church and take a right at Hinkle Hill and walk up the hill to the start line from there.
 
Where is the Finish Line?
 
Ø  Finish lines are the same for both the 10 Mile and 5K Races located in the large parking lot in front of the downtown stores.  The finish line mat will be picked up at 9:30am
 
Will there be Finishers Medals handed out?
 
Ø  Finisher’s Medals will be provided to all runners crossing finish line.
 
Where can I find parking for the race?
 
Ø  Parking updates can be found on the race website Race Day Information drop down.  Parking is a bit of a early bird gets the worm scenario.  You will find free parking at the Webb School and the Bell Buckle Park on Peacock Street. The Bell Buckle Fire Department on Main Street will be offering parking for a minimal fee. Other lots can be found behind the Post Office off of Hinkle Hill, the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall, 82 Market, and the lot across from 82 Market.  Street parking is discouraged as it can be an impediment for runners and also be problematic in the event of an emergency vehicle needing access. Click here for parking map:
https://bellbucklerc-moonpie10mileand5krun.com/parking-info-2/
 
Where are the restrooms and porta potties located?
 
Ø  Porta potties will be placed along the alleyway behind the stores.  (The public restrooms are shut down on event days due to volume issues) There are no porta potties along the race route
 
How can I find the route for the race course?
 
Ø  Race Course Route - Directional signs will be along the route with 5K runners veering off from the 10 Mile runners at about the half-mile mark.  Mile Markers will be on signage and painted on the road.  Please check the course maps at www.bellbucklerc-moonpie10mileand5Krun.com to familiarize yourself with the particular course you will be running.
o   ALL runners are responsible for knowing and familiarizing their selves with the course.  Race officials will have the courses marked but are not responsible any misdirection taken by runner.
 
Where will the water stops be located along the route?
 
Ø  Water stops for the 5K Run will be provided just beyond the two mile mark. 
 
Will there be a post-race breakfast?
 
Ø  Post Race breakfast - Water will be provided at the finish line and at the pavilion where breakfast will be served.  Due to the pavilion serving as both the registration area and breakfast area, the “best race breakfast anywhere” may not be ready until after 7:30 for all you 5K runners!
 
Will showers be available after the race?
 
Ø  Showers will be available until 11am at the Webb School gymnasium.  Signs will be placed directing runners to the gym where the showers can be found downstairs. 
 
Where will the Awards Ceremony be held?
 
Ø  Awards - the award ceremony for the Overall, Masters and Grandmasters winners for the 5K Run will be held at the Captain Rodney stage on the festival grounds located behind the downtown shops at 8:30am.  The awards for the age category winners will be handed out at the registration pavilion area once all runners’ times are posted.
 
What are the Award categories?
 
o   Trophy info – Trophies are given for the top three finishers for male and female for both the 10 Mile and 5K races for Overall, Masters, (40+) and Grandmasters (50+)
o   Age Category Awards – Awards are given to the top three finishers for male and female in age division classes for both races as follows unless otherwise noted:
9 and under (5K), 14 & Under (10 Mile), 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 5=75-79, 80+

Are walkers allowed?
 
Ø  Walkers are allowed, and walkers may begin before the gun time, however, the run chip and run time will not be official.  If starting with the official start, walkers MUST GO TO THE BACK OF THE START LINE UP.
 
Are Headphones allowed?
 
Ø  Headphones are discouraged for safety purposes
 
Are Strollers allowed?
 
Ø  Strollers are allowed, however, they must go the back of the start line up.
 
Are pets allowed?
 
Ø  Pets are not allowed on course. 
 
Are registration transfers to other runners allowed?
 
Ø  No transfers – once registered, runners may not transfer their registration to another runner.
 
Can I cancel or carry over my registration?
 
Ø  All Registrations are final – registrations cannot be refunded nor carried over.
 
Are registration transfers between races allowed?
 
Ø  Transfer between races – Should a runner request a transfer from one race to the other, there will be a $15 transfer fee if there is availability in the other race.
 
What happens to the race if it is raining or inclement weather?
 
Ø  Rain or shine – The races will be held rain or shine.  In the case of dangerous inclement weather, there may be a delay in the start time.
 
How can I resolve a problem with my registration?
 
Ø  Troubleshooting – There will be a tent set up next to the Registration area to help with any registration problems that may possibly occur.
 
 

10Mile FAQ's

10 Mile Race FAQ’s

When and Where will packet be held

Packet Pick up will be at the picnic pavilion behind the old gas station façade which is across the street and just to the left of the downtown strip (next door to The Findery) 
Registration Packet Pick up for race shirt and bib will be Friday, June 17th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm and on race day, Saturday, June 18th from 5:30am to 6:45am.
At Registration, please check in to pick up race bib which will have  time chip in it, and pick up race t-shirt.

When and Where is the start line?

Start times are the same for both the 10 Mile and 5K Races. 7am

Start lines are the same for both the 10 Mile and 5K Races located at the  top of Hinkle Hill Road which is located next to the Bell Buckle Post Office.  Hinkle Hill Road is a looped road.  Please do not enter from the Post Office side of the loop as that is marked off for handicap parking and emergency vehicles and tends to get a big congested pre-race.  Best way to enter Hinkle Hill to start line is to walk down Webb Road towards the Baptist Church and take a right at Hinkle Hill and walk up the hill to the start line from there.

Where is the Finish Line?

Finish lines are the same for both the 10 Mile and 5K Races located in the large parking lot in front of the downtown stores.  The finish line mat will be picked up at 9:30am

Will there be Finishers Medals handed out?

Finisher’s Medals will be provided to all runners crossing finish line.

Where can I find parking for the race?

Parking updates can be found on the race website Race Day Information drop down.  Parking is a bit of a early bird gets the worm scenario.  You will find free parking at the Webb School and the Bell Buckle Park on Peacock Street. The Bell Buckle Fire Department on Main Street will be offering parking for a minimal fee. Other lots can be found behind the Post Office off of Hinkle Hill, the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall, 82 Market, and the lot across from 82 Market.  Street parking is discouraged as it can be an impediment for runners and also be problematic in the event of an emergency vehicle needing access. Click here for parking map:
https://bellbucklerc-moonpie10mileand5krun.com/parking-info-2/


Where are the restrooms and porta potties located?

Porta potties will be placed along the alleyway behind the stores.  (The public restrooms are shut down on event days due to volume issues) There are no porta potties along the race route

How can I find the route for the race course?

Race Course Route - Directional signs will be along the route with 5K runners veering off from the 10 Mile runners at about the half-mile mark.  Mile Markers will be on signage and painted on the road.  Please check the course maps at www.bellbucklerc-moonpie10mileand5Krun.com to familiarize yourself with the particular course you will be running. 
ALL runners are responsible for knowing and familiarizing their selves with the course.  Race officials will have the courses marked but are not responsible any misdirection taken by runner.

Where will the water stops be located along the route?

Water stops for the 10 Mile Run will be provided at MM2, MM4, MM6 and MM8.  

Will there be a post-race breakfast?

Post Race breakfast - Water will be provided at the finish line and at the pavilion where breakfast will be served.  Due to the pavilion serving as both the registration area and breakfast area, the “best race breakfast anywhere” may not be ready until after 7:30 for all you 5K runners!

Will showers be available after the race?

Showers will be available until 11am at the Webb School gymnasium.  Signs will be placed directing runners to the gym where the showers can be found downstairs.  

Where will the Awards Ceremony be held?

Awards - the award ceremony for the Overall, Masters and Grandmasters winners for the 10 Mile Run will be held at the Captain Rodney stage on the festival grounds located behind the downtown shops at 10:00am.  The awards for the age category winners will be handed out at the registration pavilion area once all runners’ times are posted.

What are the Award categories?


Trophy info – Trophies are given for the top three finishers for male and female for both the 10 Mile and 5K races for Overall, Masters, (40+) and Grandmasters (50+)
Age Category Awards – Awards are given to the top three finishers for male and female in age division classes for both races as follows unless otherwise noted: 
9 and under (5K), 14 & Under (10 Mile), 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 5=75-79, 80+

Are walkers allowed?

Walkers are allowed, and walkers may begin before the gun time, however, the run chip and run time will not be official.  If starting with the official start, walkers MUST GO TO THE BACK OF THE START LINE UP.

Are Headphones allowed?

Headphones are discouraged for safety purposes

Are Strollers allowed?

Strollers are allowed, however, they must go the back of the start line up.

Are pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed on course.  

Are registration transfers to other runners allowed?


No transfers – once registered, runners may not transfer their registration to another runner.

Can I cancel or carry over my registration?


All Registrations are final – registrations cannot be refunded nor carried over.

Are registration transfers between races allowed?


Transfer between races – Should a runner request a transfer from one race to the other, there will be a $15 transfer fee if there is availability in the other race.

 

What happens to the race if it is raining or inclement weather?


Rain or shine – The races will be held rain or shine.  In the case of dangerous inclement weather, there may be a delay in the start time.

 

How can I resolve a problem with my registration?


Troubleshooting – There will be a tent set up next to the Registration area to help with any registration problems that may possibly occur.

 

 

 

 

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I love this race!  A few years ago I was running the Chattanooga Stage Race which unfortunately fell on the same weekend.  But I am true to Moonpie now.  Here is my FB write-up (although I don’t post much and not good with words)

 

 

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