Race the Hill


Race the Hill: Pedal with a Purpose, presented by Gary Force Acura, is back!
Rev your plastic engine in support of Renewal House. 

Race the Hill is an adult (18+) team race using push and pedal riding toys. Teams are encouraged to dress up and customize their vehicles, giving them the most personality and competitive edge they can (see last year's photos for inpsiration). The bracket-races take place on a custom course between the Demonbreun roundabout and 14th Avenue South. Participation in the race brings awareness to Renewal House and inspires our community to work together to break the cycle of addiction and poverty. 

Race Rules:

  • Each vehicle must fit the following criteria:
  • All vehicles must be a push and/or pedal riding toy
  • Modifications to vehicle encouraged
  • No one- or two-wheel vehicles permitted
  • All wheels must touch the road
  • No gears or chains
  • No motors
  • Vehicles can be new or used
  • Driver must wear a helmet and gloves or wrist guards

All riding toys will be inspected prior to race. Any vehicle that is considered potentially dangerous to the team members or audience will not be permitted to race. If any team member is intoxicated, she/he may be denied participation in the race. Keep it cool, guys and gals!

Team Options:

  • A team consists of one driver, two pushers, and two catchers
  • All members must be 18+ years old
  • Anyone younger than 18 years of age on October 3, 2015, will not be allowed to participate
  • Teams need a minimum of three members to sign-up; volunteers will be available to help push and catch should you not have a total of five members by race day
  • Registrants can transfer their registration to someone else


  • $30.00 per person through August 10th
  • $35.00 per person through September 15th
  • $40.00 per person through September 30th (online registration will close at 12 AM on October 1st)


Race Day Timeline:

  • 9:00 AM Check-In 
  • 9:45 AM Opening Ceremonies and National Anthem
  • 10:00 AM Races Begin
  • 1:20 PM Semi-Final Race
  • 1:30 PM  Final Race
  • Awards Ceremony

**Times are subject to change based on number of registrants**

This is a rain or shine event! Should the city of Nashville or the Metro Nashville Police Department deem the weather to be unsafe on race day, the event will be rescheduled. Refunds will not be given in the event of rescheduling.


Awards and Prizes:

Biggest Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser (Team Award)

First Place Winner (Team Award)

Second Place Winner (Team Award)

Third Place Winner (Team Award)

Most Creative Team/Vehicle Concept (Team Award)

Team with the Most-Spirited Fan Club (Team Award)

Best Costume of the Day (Individual Award)



Presenting Sponsor

Rev-Up Sponsors

Spotter Sponsor

Fueler Sponsor

Media Partners   


Event Partners



Jason Myers Photography


Share the fun:

Facebook: Renewal House

Twitter: @Renewal_House, #RacetheHill

Instagram: Renewal_House



First Place: Cluster Flux

Second Place: Tin Roof

Third Place: Nacho Libre

Biggest Fundraiser: Tiffany Tung

Most Creative Team Concept: Two Bits

Biggest Fall: Mountain

Best Costume: Steven Buhrman

First Place (Second-Chance Bracket): Tin Roof

Second Place (Second-Chance Bracket): Team Green

Third Place (Second-Chance Bracket): Tricycle of Fire