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2019 Bell Ringer Trail Run
The Bell Ringer Trail Run takes place on Saturday, December 14th at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, TN. This race features running on one of the best trail networks in the Nashville area. This 31+ mile race gives area ultrarunners a close-to-home venue for a trail ultra and will showcase the tremendous natural resources of the Tennessee State Park system for visitors. Since the start of this race in 2014, it has continued to grow each year and draw runners from all over the country.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Montgomery Bell State Park. The mission of this group is to support the park, provide a quality place for families to recreate, and educate visitors on the importance of protection and preservation of the park.
The course contains multiple uphill and downhill sections. The terrain is of moderate difficulty, providing a challenge to runners, but not too hard for first-timers. For the 50k, 25k, and 15k there will be aid stations approximately every 5-6 miles.
The 50k is limited to 100 runners. The 25k is limited to 200 runners. The 15k is limited to 100 runners. The 5k is limited to 100 runners. We anticipate reaching our maximum participants early, so don’t wait to register!
Awards are given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each race – 50k, 25k, 15k, 5k. The awards are made by the Dickson County Woodturners. They are made from wood from the Montgomery Bell State Park and then engraved with the event logo and award information. All finishers will receive finisher medals.
Runners that participate in the 50K distance will have the opportunity to see 30 miles of Montgomery Bell State Park’s awesome trail system. Runners will receive a race shirt, swag bag, complimentary lunch, and an extra gift for completing the longest distance!
25K Runners will explore 15 miles of Montgomery Bell State Park’s trail system. Runners will receive a race shirt, swag bag, and a complimentary lunch post race.
New this year, we are introducing the 15K to the Bell Ringer Trail Run! This route will give you the option to run 9 beautiful miles in the woods and skip the bike trail. Runners will receive a race shirt, swag bag, and complimentary lunch.
The route will be approximately 2/3 road and 1/3 trail. Runners will start out along Hotel Ave., and then join the Wildcat Trail to finish along the same route as the 50K, 25K, 15K. All 5K participants will receive a race shirt and packet.
Grab your friends and family and join us for a FREE one-mile FUN run! All are welcome to join! Our very own beloved mascot, Ramble may even be there to get it started! This event is great for all ages and running levels. Medals will be given to all finishers and prizes to the top 3 males and females in 2 age groups (1-7 and 8+).