R3 Running, Racing, Relaxing will host their anniversary 5K fitness walk and fun run on August 16 at 7:30 a.m., before the heat of the day sets in. The run kicks off from 2535 Madison Street Suite H, behind R3’s Madison Street shop in Clarksville. A physical therapist from Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance will be on hand to assist runners and a health nutritionist will answer questions and make suggestions for a healthy balanced diet .
Guest speaker for this event will represent Soles 4 Souls, a charitable organization dedicated to donating shoes to the poor via shoe drive, shoe, drop, giving shoes to children, disaster relief, and providing assistance in obtaining good footwear. Participants are encouraged to bring in old pairs of shoes (one pair or as many as you want to donate), with the individual donating the greatest number of shoes winning a free pair of new shoes from R3.
Entry fees for the 5K run is $20 per individual, with a discounted $17 fee for Team R3, CRC, military, and APSU students (ID required). Fee for the fitness walk is $15 ($12 for Team R3, CRC, military, and APSU students (ID required). The Fun Run is a free 1/2 mile run with all participants receiving ribbons.
Prizes will be awarded for $1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall male and female, and the top three in standard five year age groups. All participants receive fitness walk ribbons and fun run ribbons. Door prizes, including GARMIN 50 and free entry into both the upcoming October Half Matrathon (Let Freedom Run) and the November Turkey Run, will be raffled off.
Forms can be downloaded from the R3 website and either dropped off at the shop or mailed directly to R3 Running, Racing, Relaxing at 2535 Madison Avenue, Suite H, Clarksville 37043.