Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4.7
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
4.3
SWAG
3.7
Part camp out, part race, all fun! Mo’ Bell is a Run Tennessee event, produced by the crazy kids at Run Chattanooga! Whether it’s your first half marathon, your first ultramarathon, or your fiftieth, we promise you’ll have a great time! Each start time is considered a separate race, so … MORE
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    missmac17224 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Mo' Bell truly has something for everyone. The options included 100 miler, 75 miler, 50 miler, 24-hour, 12-hour, 100k, 50k, marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k and 1 mile run. Runners … MORE

    Mo’ Bell truly has something for everyone. The options included 100 miler, 75 miler, 50 miler, 24-hour, 12-hour, 100k, 50k, marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k and 1 mile run.

    Runners could also choose whether to run the 3 mile trail loop, the 1 mile road loop, or any combination of the two to cover their distance. There were hills with both loops and the trail had lots of roots and rocks.

    Due to the variability of the course options, timing was not electronic. For my half marathon, it was simply pick up a brown rubber band after each trail loop or red rubber band after each road loop. The longer distances used clothes pins but I wasn’t present for the start of those events and didn’t hear exactly how the timing was done.

    Swag included pajama bottoms for the half marathon and higher events plus a cute cowbell finisher’s medal.

    If this event was local for me, I would consider running it again.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    bioprofsd FIRST-TIMER '21

    I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about this race because the race director sent out an apologetic message quite a while before the race and said … MORE

    I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about this race because the race director sent out an apologetic message quite a while before the race and said that her co-director had quit and dropped the ball on setting up this year’s registration page. However, when I arrived the morning of the race, I found plenty of volunteers and organization second to none. The race was at one of the Montgomery State Park group camps, which included a lodge with a kitchen which was used to prepare hot food for the runners. They also had a lot of swag for sale, a tent for lap counting, a table set up with hydration products and snacks, and a timing table. Runners had a choice between running a hilly and rough 3 mile trail or a hilly 1 mile loop on pavement through the group camp. Laps were counted by runners putting clothespins on a horizontal string; plain wooden ones for each trail loop completed and red clothespins for each road loop completed. A volunteer periodically added up the miles and kept track of them. The trail loop started on pavement, but after about a quarter of a mile turned onto a single track dirt trail. Some sections weren’t bad, but others looked like they had been washed out by flash flooding and had a lot of exposed roots, rocks, and small debris on the trail. There was plenty of shade on the trail loop though. The road loop was shaped like a clover leaf, with three side loops that went through different parts of the group camp that had cabins. Quite a few of the runners rented a cabin, so they had a convenient place to stop for a rest right along the course. I would have liked to use a cabin, but because I flew into the race, I didn’t have any bedding available. Each of the “clover leafs” of the road course went downhill and then back up again, so there were few flat stretches. Food was great with hamburgers, bacon, and chicken rice casserole while I was running, along with snack foods. Hydration included a Gaterade-type beverage, Coca-cola, and one or two other soft drinks. 100-mile finishers were given a belt buckle and it appeared that all other finishers received a non-distance specific cowbell on a ribbon. I felt that I got stronger as the day went on, but it may have been because as it got close to dusk, the temperature was cooler. It wasn’t an easy course, but it wasn’t so bad that you wanted to quit halfway through the day. Overall, I was very impressed by the race organization and venue.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2
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    lorikrausen FIRST-TIMER '19

    What can I say about Mo’Bell?! It was an amazing experience. I not only raced but volunteered. I cheered people only for MANY hours and helped the RD however I … MORE

    What can I say about Mo’Bell?! It was an amazing experience. I not only raced but volunteered. I cheered people only for MANY hours and helped the RD however I could. I was so inspired the entire weekend by so many people hitting their first time at distances, pushing through when they thought they had no more to give, etc. It had amazing food the entire 55+ hours, great support, course that was challenging and couple be mixed up based on your preferences, and the swag was great (pj pants with the option to buy other branded items). Can’t wait to do it again next year.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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