Join us on June 18, 2022 for our 10 Mile and 5K Races

5K FAQ's

  • 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 18th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm and on race day, Saturday, June 19th 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.
  • 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.  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.
  • Finish lines are the same for both the 10 Mile and 5K Races.  The finish line mat will be picked up at 9:30am
  • Finisher’s Medals will be provided to all runners crossing finish line.
  • 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.
  • Porta potties will be placed along the alleyway behind the stores.  There are no porta potties along the race route
  • 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.
  • Water stops for the 5K Run will be provided just beyond the two mile mark. 
  • 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!
  • Awards – The Award Ceremony for the 5K Run for the Top Three Overall Winners male and female, Top Three Masters male and female, and Top Three Grandmasters male and female will be held at the Captain Rodney stage on the festival grounds located behind the downtown shops at 8:30am. All age category winners can pick up their awards at the Registration/Breakfast area on Main Street once results are official.
  • Walkers may begin before the gun time but the run chip and run time will not be official.
  • Headphones are discouraged for safety purposes
  • Strollers and walkers must go to back of line at Start
  • Pets are not allowed on course. 
  • No transfers – once registered, runners may not transfer their registration to another runner.
  • All Registrations are final – registrations cannot be refunded nor carried over.
  • Transfer between races – Should a runner request a transfer from one race to the other, there will be a $15 transfer fee
  • 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.
  • Troubleshooting – There will be a tent set up next to the Registration area to help with any registration problems that may possibly occur.

CONTACT: Bell Buckle Chamber, P.O. Box 222, Bell Buckle, TN 37020 Email: rccolamoonpierace@gmail.com

Entry Fees

Entry Fees are as follows:

Thru April
1st $35

April 2nd –
April 30th $40

May 1st – May
31st $45

June 1st –
June 18th $50

After June
19th $55

On Line
registration available: Runsignup.com/Race/TN/BellBuckle/RCMoonPie