• Danville Child Development Center (map)
  • 2719 Bloom Road
  • Danville, PA, 17821
  • United States

Two CHALLENGING distances, with an "all you can eat" pancake breakfast option at the end!


DCDC - "Bell Ringer" Running Races

Registration opens @ 7:30 a.m.

These races are not your typical "find a flat place and put a course on it" type of race.  Truth is, you won't P.R. on this course.  But you could hold the record on this course.  And you DEFINITELY WILL hold your own personal record on this course, and you can return year after year to see if you are getting faster or slower at hill blasting.

Both distances of this run are a challenge.  It's almost entirely uphill heading out, and almost entire downhill heading back.  Look at the elevation diagrams shown below on both course maps.

Tower Road is a beautiful, lightly-travelled, rural Pennsylvania road that makes it way up a hollow towards a fire tower (it's namesake).  It starts out almost entirely open, and then becomes more sheltered and tree covered as it goes up  the ridge.  The way back is all downhill and exposure is reversed.

Each runner will earn the The following as a participant:

  • A T-shirt in your size (to all that register by 10/7/16)
  • Age category medals for top finishers
  • Chip timing
  • Sports Drinks
  • Healthy snacks
  • *AN OPTION OF INDULDGING IN THE ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST (at a reduced cost)  You sign up for the breakfast during registration to get your discount)

5K Bell Ringer - Course, route details and elevation chart

This is an "out and back" style run.  By the time you get to the turn around point, you're legs will be screaming and a bell might be ringing in your head!  


10K Bell Ringer - Course, route details and elevation chart

This is an "out and back" style run.  It's a beast of a 10K, that you will be talking about with your fellow runners for years to come.  The roads are primarily paved, but some "patches of rough road" do exist.  Expect some gravel in your life.  Also, the top of the climb offers some SPECTACULAR VIEWS!  Try to catch your breathe, and look around a little while on top!


Other Race info, details, perks and PANCAKES!

  • FAN SHUTTLE! - There will be a bus provided that will take fans out onto the course to see/root for their favorite runner during the race.  The shuttle will then return fans and supporters back to DCDC in time for the big finish and Pancake Breakfast!
  • FAN BELLS! - Nothing says "Race day" like cowbells!  I can't get enough cow bell!  FREE Cowbells will be provided to fans that show the best race day spirit!
  • MUSIC! - The Start/Finish area will be alive with music and an open mic to announce winners!
  • VERY COOL KID DESIGNED AWARDS! -  And you get to choose your award design!
      Here is a sneak peek at the award medals as designed by the students of DCDC.  If you want to vote for your favorite, click here, or on any of the photos below.
  • INDOOR AREA! (includes water toilets and plumbing) Many folks will say, "So what, indoor area?"  But runners know that a place to get out of the weather, or real plumbing can be such a luxury at a race venue.  Plus, check out this cool facility!
  • PANCAKES!!! - Select a race option that includes pancakes and you can finish off your monumental effort with a stack of flap-jacks as high as Tower Road itself!  Perfect way to have FUN and spend some time with fellow racers and enthusiasts.

The money raised from the race will be put towards our scholarship program. The program is set up to assist parents with the cost of child care that can’t afford it but would like their children to benefit from high quality early education.
— Jen Hodish - Center Director Bloom Road Danville Child Development Center

Use this link to download a .pdf and register by mail.

Have a question about the races?  Email us using the form below:

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