Clarksville, TN – Preparations are being made for the 35th Annual Queen City Road Race scheduled for May 4th, 2013. This year, organizers have introduced a new 7k race for runners.
The Queen City Road Race event is a Clarksville tradition promoting fitness and fun for all ages. The 7K and 5K race route takes runners through the streets of Historic Downtown Clarksville, beginning and ending at Austin Peay State University’s Governors Stadium, while the One Mile Movement takes you on an exciting tour of a portion of the APSU campus.For over thirty years, hundreds of Clarksville-Montgomery County and Fort Campbell school students, teachers and family members have participated in this Clarksville tradition.
Aside from the race taking place on a Saturday, the newest addition to the Queen City Road Race is the 7K race! This year runners have the opportunity to push themselves with the 3.1 miles of the 5K race or choose to go even farther to reach a total distance of 4.35 miles with the 7K race. Runners and their spectators can also expect some pre-award excitement this year from the Clarksville Skydiving Association Parachute Demonstration Team!
Groups, schools, businesses and organizations have an opportunity for team-building by participating in the Wilma Rudolph 5K Relay Race. The relay commemorates the achievements of one of Clarksville’s most celebrated natives, Wilma Rudolph, who defied great odds to become an Olympic champion in the 1950s and ‘60s. Rudolph overcame many adversities in her life and is best known in the athletic world for being the first woman to win three Gold Medals in a single Olympics. 5K Relay teams will consist of four runners competing in four sections of the course. The 5K Relay will be awarded by two separate age divisions; Youth (Middle School and under) and Adult (High School and older).
The Queen City Road Race is not just a running competition; it is a promotion for fitness and health in the Clarksville community. As in years past, the Queen City Road Race will include a noncompetitive, one-mile event. Participants can complete the mile at any speed or rate they choose. It doesn’t matter if you run, walk or skip the mile; just as long as you are up and moving!
Registration for the Queen City Road Race is simple. Those registering in the 7K and the 5K may do so online or in person. Online registration can be completed by visiting www.cityofclarksville.com/qcrr.
Register now to receive the “early bird” rate of only $20 through April 19. After that date, you may register until the day of the race, but the cost is $25. Participants in the 5K Relay and One Mile Movement can register online at www.cityofclarksville.com/qcrr, by mail or in person at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation office at 102 Public Square, Clarksville, Tennessee, 37040.
All entries for the 5K Relay must be received no later than April 19.
The Queen City Road Race is sponsored in part by Clarksville Sports Network and Clarksville Online.