Qualifier Format & Rules

Tennessee Home Run Derby Format

There is a $25 non-refundable Entry Fee to participate in the Tennessee Home Run Derby PLUS a minimum donation of $50 that must be paid before (or at) your chosen qualifer date. Each registrant will receive a link to their own unique, personal fundraising page. $50 fundraising includes three (3) minutes of swing time. 

Registrants have the opportunity to raise funds above the minimum $50 to earn bonus time for their qualifying round as well as additional fundraising incentives. Please NOTE: The fundraising that each participant raises by the BONUS TIME deadline will determine their time in the box. If a participant would like to continue fundraising for additional prizes, they may do so until November 1, 2017.The number of participants to each of the qualifiers is LIMITED, so willing participants are encouraged to sign up early. 



  • All registrants will compete in the first round of the home run derby


  • Batting order will be randomly pre-selected, and timeframe will be assigned


  • Registrants will be able to designate at registration if they will be bringing their own pitcher. If a registrant does not have a pitcher, one will be provided for them.


  • Each participant will receive one (1) point for each home run hit over the fence in fair territory. The Down syndrome participant division will be based on the longest balls hit. Fence lengths are as follows:
    • 9-10 year old division: 150 feet 
    • 11-12 year old division: 200 feet
    • 13-14 year old division: 250 feet
    • 15-17 year old division: 250 feet
    • 18 + (adult) division: 300 feet                  
  • The first round will be completed after all participants have had their turn and taken an unlimited number of swings within their allocated time (based on fundraising dollars)


  • The top three participants in EACH age division in the pool of registrants from ALL combined qualifiers (Rose Park & Drakes Creek) with the highest total of points will advance to the final round at Reese Smith Stadium at MTSU. Finalists will be notified no later than October 31, 2017. 





Hitting Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in every division.

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