Clarksville, TN – The Early Bird Deadline for the 34th Annual Queen City Road Race, scheduled for Sunday, May 6th, is quickly approaching! Those registering for the 5K race on or by April 20th will qualify for the $20.00 rate. Registration after April 20th will be $25.00 for the 5K.
The Queen City Road Race event is a Clarksville tradition promoting fitness and fun for all ages. The 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, thousands of Clarksville-Montgomery County and Fort Campbell school students, teachers and family members have participated in this Clarksville tradition.
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 completing in four sections of the course.
New this year, the 5K Relay will be awarded as two separate age divisions; Youth (Middle School and under) and Adult (High School and older). Cost per team is $25.00. Teams must register by April 20th.
For those who aren’t quite up to the challenge of the 5K, the Queen City Road Race also includes a noncompetitive, one-mile event. Participants can complete the mile at any speed or rate they choose. Cost of this event is $5.00.
Registration for the Queen City Road Race is simple. Those registering in the 5K have the option to register online or in person. Online registration can be completed at recpro.cityofclarksville.com.
The 34th Annual Queen City Road Race is presented by the City of Clarksville and Cumberland Bank and Trust and is co-sponsored by Austin Peay State University, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, Tennessee Coordinated School Health, The Leaf-Chronicle, and Lamar Advertising.
For complete details about the Queen City Road Race including a race schedule and course maps, please visit us online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parks&rec/qcrr.php or call 931.645.7476.