Can I (we) run/walk the 5k trail race without participating in the rest of the event? Can I (we) bring a running stroller? Can I (we) play the games without participating in the 5k?
Yes, yes and YES! You may register for the 5K Trail Race (run or walk) and The Games separately, or together, or just watch as a spectator. Please note that everyone must be registered to enter the gates. Running strollers ARE Not permitted on the Trails, but they can used in the fields during awards ceremony and fields events.
NOTE: 5K trail is open for inspection and training during Fontanel’s business hours every day during the week and only closed during business hours if a concert is taking place. You can check dates at You might also call ahead and check with their main office at 615-724-1600 to see if there are any last-minutes changes which would prohibit you from accessing the trail.
Who is eligible to participate?
You must be age 7 and over to participate in the 5K
Do you offer a group discount?
  • Groups (or families) of 4 or more get a 25% discount
  • Use coupon code 25OFF online (or at walk-up)
  • Merchandise is not included
What can I win?
5K Race  winners will be age/gender specific and prizes will be awarded accordingly. Additionally, there are lots of valuable door and cash prizes waiting for some lucky paid participants, no matter what your final score.
Will there be food and drinks available?

Included with every registration is: a free continental breakfast, tasty snacks, drinks, good music, hot air balloon rides and other fun things to do… in other words, lots of great fun and an excellent value for the whole family! You are also welcome to bring your own food and beverages and, in fact, some families bring a cooler, blanket or similar ground cover, and/or folding chairs along with a picnic lunch to enjoy during the games.
In addition, the Cafe Fontanella is located on the premises offering an award-winning menu with something for every discerning pallet.

Is there any charge for the hot air balloon rides?

There will be FREE hot air balloon rides throughout the morning (weather permitting). Go to new heights and see the games from a whole new perspective.

Is there a charge to tour The Fontanel Mansion?
The Fontanel gives each participant one complimentary admission for a tour of the mansion that is included in each event grab bag. Tours do not begin until 10AM and you must go to the “Ticket Office” and give them your pass prior to visiting the mansion for your free admission ticket to be honored.
Who sponsored this event and who benefits from it?

The Fontanel 5k is sponsored The Fontanel Mansion in partnership with  Family Foundation Fund – a non-profit organization based out of Nashville, TN whose mission is to nurture boys with absent fathers into successful, Christ-centered manhood and to inspire and equip them to be productive citizens who reinvest into their communities.
Do you need any volunteers to help?
Yes we do! We need lots of willing volunteers who’ll be available to help in lots of areas. We’ll also need some folks who’ll be willing to be a “big buddy” (special assistance) for the morning.
If you would like to volunteer, find out how by clicking here.