Information for 2019 Bolt will be updated this summer.

FAQS for 2018 Bolt

Q. How do I register?

A. Online registration is October 1 (8am CST) - end of day on November 18  (closes at midnight CST), register by mail October 1 - November 11, or in person November 19 - 21 (at The Temple, Harding Rd) and November 22 at the race (St. George's, Harding Rd). ALL INDIVIDUALS PLANNING TO BE ON THE COURSE MUST REGISTER REGARDLESS OF AGE!

Q. What is the cost of the race?

A. Registration Fees are Per Person (prices are the same online, in person or by mail). 

     October 1 - November 11 - $40/non-chip or $45.00/timing chip

     Nov 12 - 21 - $50/non-chip or $55/timing chip

     November 22 (Day of Race) - $65/non-chip or $70/timing chip

Q. Is there a group or family rate?

A. No, only individual registration is available.

Q. Where do I pick up my T-shirt and race number?

A. Race Week - T-shirts and race numbers and chips are available for pickup at the Temple on Harding Road during the following hours: 

Monday, Nov. 19 - Noon-6pm

Tuesday, Nov. 20- Noon-6pm

Wednesday, Nov. 21 - 10am-3pm

Race Day - Race numbers may also be picked up on the morning of November 22, beginning at 6:00am, but T-shirts will not be available until immediately after the race.  You must have your number to get your shirt.  Please remember only the first 7,500 to check-in are guaranteed T-shirts, and size preferences are first come first served.

Q. How do I get a race chip?
A. The Bolt uses disposable race chips that will be attached to your race number. If runners want a chip, they must request it on the registration form. Chips can be purchased for $5.00, and will be available while they last.  NOTE: race chips are for competitive runners only. Only participants with a chip will be eligible to place overall, in age groups, or in the wheelchair category. 

Q. Do I have to register my children?
A. Everyone who participates must be registered and have a race number to be on the course regardless of age.

Q. Can I bring my dog or a stroller on the course?
A. No. Please help us keep the boulevard safe for large crowd -for safety reasons dogs, strollers, wagons, etc. are not allowed.

Q. Who benefits from the proceeds?
A. All proceeds from the event go to agencies in Nashville which offer services to the homeless. See the Beneficiaries link for this year’s recipients.

Q. What is the distance of the race?
A. The Boulevard Bolt is a certified 5-mile course, down and back on Belle Meade Boulevard.

Q. Where do I park?
A. A free shuttle service will be running from The Temple at 5015 Harding Road. We also have shuttles running from Belle Meade United Methodist on the corner of Post and Davidson. If you plan to use the shuttles please arrive early since we anticipate large crowds. Additional surface parking is available at Immanuel Baptist Church.  NO PARKING IS ALLOWED ALONG HARDING ROAD OR AT ST. GEORGE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

Please note that Harding Road eastbound will be closed from just before Belle Meade Blvd up to Lynwood.  This lane will be used for shuttles and pedestrians only.  WE DO ENCOURAGE DROP OFFS ON HARDING ROAD.

Q. What about my stuff?
A. No personal belongings or bags can be left lying around on race morning. Please secure belongings in your car or keep them on your person.

Q. What time does the race start and where?
A. The 2018 Boulevard Bolt will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The START line is ON Belle Meade Boulevard just up from St. George’s Episcopal Church (4715 Harding Pike, Nashville, 37205).

Q.  How do I become a sponsor?

A. If you are interested in being a sponsor for 2019, please email us at