A Travellerspoint blog

June 2016

RC Cola and Moon Pie 10 miler

18 June 2016

semi-overcast 85 °F

Bell Buckle, Tennessee hosts an RC Cola and Moon Pie Festival every year and part of those celebrations is a 10 miler. Lucky for us we had cloud cover for much of the route over A LOT of rolling hills. But the finish was spot on with popsicles and moon pies among the usual bananas and water. The town is small with only 500 people but has an adorable main strip with several antique shops.

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Hillbilly Half Marathon, Leiper's Fork, Tennessee

4 June 2016

rain 80 °F

It seemed only natural to do the hillbilly half marathon while living in Tennessee and I convinced my friend Staci to do it with me! I have to say it was one of the most scenic and beautiful runs I have ever done. It was through the rolling hills just outside of Nashville which is home to the famous and rich as well as hill billies. After the rest we went to the bakery in town called Sugar and the person we presume to be the owner was telling us that Tim McGraw and a house nearby, Carrie Underwood is building a house and Justin Timberlake bought a huge chunk of land right behind their shop.
Sadly we were about the only runners dressed up as hillbillies but I guess some thought us very brave to run in denim. Most of the water stops had some pretty interesting costumes though.
Not until I was at mile 12 did I notice the wording on the water bags warning me to drink at my own risk!!!
The finish had some excellent cookies, peaches and photo opportunities with General Lee!

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