The Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce RC–MoonPie 10 Mile Run is a certified course which started up in 1995. It has been a wildly popular race for runners of all ages ever since due to its scenic, yet challenging course. The race is held the third Saturday in June annually in conjunction with the Bell Buckle RC-MoonPie Festival. Few 10 mile runs still exist as they have been replaced with the shorter 10K’s, thereby making this race more unique for its length as well as its endurance test.
The 5K Race was added in 2018 and became an instant hit. The 5K is a flat course touring histoiric Bell Buckle neighborhoods and tree lined past the award winning Bell Buckle Park on Peacock Street.
Registration is limited to the first 1,100 runners so preregistration is encouraged. The race begins at 7am with packet pick up on the Friday afternoon before the race from 3-7pm and on the day of the race from 5:30am to 6:45am at the picnic pavilion behind the old gas station next to The Findery. Registration is online only at Runsignup.com/Race/TN/BellBuckle/RCMoonPie. Race Day registration is available if pre-registration does not fill up.
Race shirts are guaranteed for those who pre-register. There is a full breakfast offered to all runners after the race which Runner’s World magazine called “some of the best food you will find at a race!”
The race begins on Hinkle Hill adjacent to the Bell Buckle downtown area. The finish line is across the quilt square in the downtown parking lot. Course maps are available on the race website.
The mat is pulled at the 2 ½ hour mark with trophy presentation at 8:30 for the 5K and at 10:00 for the 10 Mile at the stage area behind the downtown square where the RC–MoonPie Festival is held. Showers are provided at The Webb School Barton Gym after the race.
The RC-MoonPie Race partners with the Nashville Striders and timing is provided by A Matter of Timing.
Trophies are given for the top three finishers in age divisions for both male and female for the top three finishers.
CONTACT: Bell Buckle Chamber, P.O. Box 222, Bell Buckle, TN 37020 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org