Barrel Fest 5 Miler
COOPERTOWN’S 6th ANNUAL BARREL FEST 5 MILER
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019, 7:00 a.m.
Come run or walk this scenic, gently rolling 5-Mile USATF Certified Course. This loop course includes a portion of the Historic Trail of Tears route, is 99% paved and mostly shaded.
This family friendly event sponsored by the Coopertown Community Development Committee conveniently starts and ends at Coopertown City Hall, 2525 Burgess Gower Rd., Springfield, TN 37172 in Robertson County. Runners and walkers are encouraged to come out and enjoy an early morning run or walk through the beautiful countryside of Coopertown. Afterward you and your family will want to stay for the 7th Annual Barrel Festival taking place just across Hwy 49 on Old Coopertown Road. You’ll enjoy over 200 vendor booths, kids games and inflatables, live music, cake walk, antique tractor display, classic car show, and food galore. Bring your entire family and plan to stay all day. Parking and entry into the Barrel Festival are FREE!
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Register by April 14 = $35 & GUARANTEED GENDER SPECIFIC TECH SHIRT
April 15 thru May 16 = $40 & GUARANTEED GENDER SPECIFIC TECH SHIRT
May 17 thru June 1 = $45 TECH SHIRT NOT GUARANTEED SO SIGN UP NOW!
NOTE: On-Line Registration Ends NOON Central Time, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 but you can still register in-person at Coopertown City Hall race week: Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 31st 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. or race day, June 1st from 5:30 a.m. - 6:45 a.m. If mailing in a registration, we highly recommend mailing it before Saturday, May 25 to allow ample time for mail delivery and processing.
PACKET PICKUP at COOPERTOWN CITY HALL, 2525 Burgess Gower Rd., Springfield, TN 37172
1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 31st
5:30 a.m. - 6:45 a.m. Race Day, Saturday, June 1st
Race day parking is at the corner of Hwy 49 & Burgess Gower Road which is catty corner from the starting line which is directly behind Coopertown City Hall located at 2525 Burgess Gower Road, Springfield, TN 37172. There will be NO parking at City Hall on race day.
RACE START TIME is 7:00 a.m.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PERKS!
* Goodie Bag to all registrants containing exclusive money saving coupons to use at local businesses and at participating vendors at the 7th Annual Coopertown Barrel Festival being held race day.
* Chip Timing by TN Race Timing
* USATF Certified 5 Mile Loop Course with a convenient common start/finish
* Water at Miles 1, 2, 3 & 4; Gatorade at Miles 2, 3 and 4
* Awesome Gender Specific Tech Shirt guaranteed if registered by Thursday, May 16, 2019
* Unique Finisher Medal for those who complete the 5 Miler
* Post-race refreshments for registered participants
* Registrants and their family get EXCLUSIVE early entry into the 7th Annual Coopertown Barrel Festival
AWARDS CEREMONY at 8:30 a.m. or as soon as the last participant crosses the finish line.
* $100 Prize to both the Male & Female 1st Place Finishers
* $50 Prize to both the Male & Female 2nd Place Finishers
* $25 Prize to both the Male & Female 3rd Place Finishers
* Masters (40 yrs+) and Grand Masters (50 yrs+) Awards, to 1st Place Male & Female
* 3-Deep Age Group Awards (14 & Under, 15–19, 20–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65-69, 70–74, 75+)
=====================FINISH TIMES/AWARDS WILL BE BASED ON GUN TIME========================
JUST A COUPLE RACE RULES
Strollers are welcome but we ask that you line up at the rear behind the runners. And as much as we love dogs, for your safety and your dog’s safety, dogs are prohibited on the 5 mile course. We would like to say this is a closed course (intersections around the 5 mile course will be blocked to traffic), however, we cannot guarantee that you will not encounter one of the locals trying to leave their residence during the race. So, for your safety we recommend not wearing headphones.
This is a rain or shine, heat & humidity event. The average low is 64 degrees, the average high is 85 degrees.
We are not responsible for registrations lost in the mail. We strongly encourage those who sign up using a paper registration to do so before Saturday, May 25, 2019. Check the list of participants for your name - if you do not see your name, you are not registered.
Sorry but there will be no refunds and no transfers.
Photographers will be taking pictures race day. If you attend this event your picture may be used on Coopertown Festival related Facebook pages, websites and media pieces in perpetuity.
Watch the left side of the roadway where you’ll see Mile Markers spray painted in yellow on the pavement.
The start line is directly behind City Hall. To get a nice 5 mile loop course (without doing a boring out-and-back) we’ll start off by running on a short 200 feet long gravel path until we make that right turn onto Burgess Gower. Since the 5 Miler has a common start/finish that means we'll run that same 200 feet of gravel to get back to the finish line. Click on the link below to see the course map and elevations.
Link to Register
RACE DAY PARKING: Parking is not available on City Hall grounds on race day.
Ample parking is available catty corner from Coopertown City Hall located at Hwy 49 & Burgess Gower Rd. Look for the signs. There is also parking at Coopertown Middle School which is located at 3820 Hwy 49 West, Springfield, or at Coopertown Elementary School located at 3746 Tennessee 49, Springfield, TN 37172. Both are within walking distance of City Hall where the race will start/finish.
Note: If parking at Coopertown Middle School (C.M.S.), please arrive before 6:45 a.m. The course runs on the road behind the Middle School then circles around the front parking lot near the main entrance to the Middle School. The roads into C.M.S. will be temporarily closed to traffic entering/exiting school property at approximately 6:50 a.m. This will effect traffic trying to enter into the main entrance of C.M.S. off Hwy 49 and the back entrance off Burgess Gower Road. Once all racers have passed through that area the entrance/exit to Hwy 49 will reopen. Burgess Gower Road will close at 6:50 a.m. and will not reopen until the last participant nears the finish line.
If parking at Coopertown Elementary School please be advised that you will need to walk across State Hwy 49 to get to the start/finish line at Coopertown City Hall. We will station a Crossing Guard at Hwy 49 & Burgess Gower Roads to assist in getting you across the intersection safely, however, if aid is not present when you arrive, be cautious when crossing Hwy 49 on foot. We strongly discourage children from crossing at this location unless a Traffic Guard or Police Officer is present.
AID STATIONS - Water will be provided at every mile; Gatorade will be provided at miles 2, 3 and 4.
Some housekeeping notes:
We ask that strollers line up at the rear.
As much as we love dogs, we must prohibit dogs from the race course for safety reasons.
Because this is not a 100% closed course, headsets are discouraged.
There will be no refunds and no transfers, and no freebies.
This race will take place rain or shine, heat or humidity.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! If you aren't running, or if you are running but you're bringing loved ones who are not, we would love to have them assist in some small way. It's only an hour or so of their time and it helps us put on a fantastic race experience for the participants. We need folks who can help with packet pickup and late registration on Friday and again early Saturday morning. We need volunteers to stand and direct runners at turns, we need a group to sponsor a fluids station, even help with setting up the post-race food tent. If you are available on Friday we need help posting directional signage, lining the start/finish with hay bales, etc. All volunteers working a 4.00 hour shift receive a Barrel Festival t-shirt. Contact Vicky Bumgardner, Race Director, if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 382-4470, ext. 215.
SPONSORSHIPS AT ALL LEVELS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THIS RACE A SUCCESS!!!!
We still need sponsors for post-race food and beverages, ice, awards, items for the goodie bags, etc. Please fill out the form below and return it to the Race Director if you want to play a role in this awesome event.
Thank you to TN Race Timing again for being our timing company for 2018! www.tnracetiming.com
Questions? E-mail the Race Director at email@example.com