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Barrel Fest 5 Miler

Sat June 3, 2023 Springfield, TN 37172 US Directions

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2525 Burgess Gower Rd
Springfield, TN US 37172



SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2023  Race Start: 7:00 a.m. 

CAPPED at 200 In-Person REGISTRANTS for 2023 so REGISTER EARLY! Or sign up for our NEW 2023 Virtual option! 

Come run or walk this scenic, gently rolling 5-mile USATF Certified Course. This loop course includes a portion of the Original Historic Trail of Tears route, is 99% paved and mostly shaded. 

This family friendly event conveniently starts and ends at Coopertown City Hall located at 2525 Burgess Gower Rd., Springfield, TN 37172 in Robertson County. Runners and walkers are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event taking place within the beautiful countryside of Coopertown.  Stay after to enjoy the 8th Annual Coopertown Barrel Festival taking place from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at its new location across Hwy 49 W. in the Coopertown Elementary School parking lot. The 2023 Festival will be a little different as it's our first festival and race post-COVID. The Barrel Festival will focus on a Kids Zone, live music, and food vendors.  Admission into the Barrel Festival is FREE. 


Register by April 16 = $40 and receive a GUARANTEED GENDER SPECIFIC TECH SHIRT

April 17 thru May 17 = $45 and receive a GUARANTEED GENDER SPECIFIC TECH SHIRT


NOTE: On-Line Registration Ends at 7:00 a.m. Central Time, Wednesday, May 31, 2023, however, you can still register in-person race week at Coopertown City Hall, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 2 until 6:30 p.m., and race day, Saturday, June 3 from 5:30 a.m. - 6:50 a.m.   If you choose to mail-in your registration, we highly recommend mailing it before May 26th 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, June 2 and race day from 5:30 a.m. - 6:50 a.m. Saturday, June 3rd

Virtual Registrants - your shirt (if registered by May 17th) and finisher medal will be mailed to you within 30 days post-event. Contact Vicky Bumgardner if you prefer to pick up your goodie bag in-person at Coopertown City Hall. (615) 382-4470, ext. 215 or Email


Race Start Time: 7:00 a.m. 

Water will be available on the course at Miles 1, 2, 3 and 4; Water & Gatorade at Miles 2, 3 and 4. Bottled water, Gatorade, Chocolate Milk and snacks will be available in the refreshment tent after you cross the finish line at Mile 5.


Race Day parking is catty corner from City Hall at the corner of Hwy 49 & Burgess Gower Rd., a short walk to the race start. Signs will be posted.  There will be NO parking at City Hall on race day. NOTE: Because the first mile of the race travels around the Coopertown Middle School we need close access to those parking lots around 6:30 a.m. This closure will last until about 7:30 a.m. If parking at CMS plan to arrive early.  Once the last walker has passed by the EMS Station (in front of Mile Marker 1) you can enter and exit the Middle School off Hwy 49 W.  You will not be able to exit/enter from Burgess Gower Road. Burgess Gower will remain closed throughout the race with the exception of the entrance into the parking area at the corner of Hwy 49 W. and Burgess Gower Road.  Please plan accordingly if you choose to park at CMS. 


* Goodie Bag 

* Chip Timing by our friends at A Matter of Timing 

* USATF Certified 5 Mile Loop Course with a convenient common start/finish

* Fluids at every mile 

* Awesome Gender Specific Tech Shirt is guaranteed if registered by May 17, 2023.  

* Unique Finisher Medal for all who cross the finish line

* Post-race Refreshments

* AWARDS CEREMONY at approximately 8:45 a.m. (or as soon as the last participant crosses the finish line)

* $100 Prize to OVERALL Male & Female 1st Place Finishers, $50 to 2nd Place, $25 to 3rd (1st, 2nd & 3rd PLACE OVERALL MALE & FEMALE FINISHER AWARDS ARE BASED ON GUN TIME)

* OVERALL MASTER (40+) and GRAND MASTER (50+) Male and Female Awards

* 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+  ( AGE GROUP AWARDS ARE BASED ON CHIP TIME)

* After the awards ceremony walk over to the 8th Annual Coopertown Barrel Festival which will run from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Entry to the festival is FREE. 


This is a family friendly event for all ages so please come out and walk or bring your stroller. We ask that walkers and strollers line up at the rear of the pack. And, as much as we love dogs, for your safety and the safety of your dog, dogs are prohibited from the course. 

Photos will be taken and later posted to our social media sites.

This is not a 100% closed course. We will have intersections blocked but we can't know if a citizen living on the route has decided to make a trip to town. For your safety, headphones are discouraged. 

This is a rain or shine, heat & humidity event.  Although we plan to have water at every mile marker, things do happen, volunteers don't always make it to their stations on time... Please plan accordingly. 

We are not responsible for registrations lost in the mail. We strongly encourage those who register using a mailed in paper registration form to do so no later than Friday, May 26, 2023. On this site is a list of all registered participants. Check the list of participants for your name - if you do not see your name, you are not registered. 

No refunds. No transfers. If you pre-register but find you cannot join us on race day, stop by City Hall up to 10 days following the race and you'll be able to pick up your goodie bag. 

5 Mile Route

Directional arrows and mile splits will be painted in yellow on the Left side of the pavement. Participants need to keep Left when you leave Joe Mac Lipscomb Road and turn onto Sandy Springs Road, and at the 4-way intersection onto Burgess Gower Road. We should have a volunteer at each turn to assist but just in case, be sure to follow the yellow arrows spray painted on the pavement. 


The start line is behind Coopertown City Hall. You will run on gravel for approximately 200 feet before making a Right onto paved Burgess Gower Road. Since this race has a common start/finish that means you'll run that same 200 feet of gravel to get back to the finish line. Other than that tiny patch of gravel this race is on a smooth surface. Click on the link below to see the course layout.

Contact Vicky Bumgardner, at to volunteer, sponsor the race, request a paper registration form or just ask questions, (615) 382-4470, ext. 215.  

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