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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for April 7th, 2013


Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Queen City Road Race Early Bird Deadline Approaching
  • Hershey Track & Field
  • Traditional Karate classes underway

Queen City Road Race Early Bird Deadline Approaching

35th Annual Queen City Road RaceRegistration for the 35th Annual Queen City Road Race is underway at The Queen City Road Race is not just a running competition; it is a promotion for fitness and health in the Clarksville community. The race will be held Saturday, May 4th at 8:00am at Austin Peay State University’s Governors Stadium.

This year’s race includes the 5K race, 5K relay race, non-competitive One Mile Movement, and brand new 7K race! Register for the 5K or 7K races on or before April 19th to receive the Early Bird Rate of $20.00. Fees increase to $25.00 April 20th through May 4th.

Hershey Track & Field

Hershey Track and FieldHershey Track & Field practices begin April 18th and will meet every Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Burt-Cobb Community Center, located at 1101 Franklin Street. Practices will be held through May 16th. The local competition will be held at 9:00am May 18th at the Rossview High School Track.

Athletes placing first in the local competition advance to the district competition and compete for a place in the statewide competition. Practice attendance is not mandatory to compete in the local competition on May 18th.

Young athletes can sign up by picking up an application at the Parks and Recreation office or any of our three community centers.

Traditional Karate classes underway

Okawa Baize KarateThe Crow Community Center and Okawa Baize Karate have partnered to host karate classes for youth and adults. Classes are underway at the Crow Community Center, located at 211 Richview Road.

Karate takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (ages 7-12) and 7:00pm to 8:00pm (ages 13 and up). Saturday classes take place from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (ages 7-12) and from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (ages 13 and up). Classes are $75.00 per month with a Community Center ID card but may be prorated for those registering mid-month. Center IDs are $5.00 and are good for one year at all three Community Centers.

This class, taught by David Baize, can help in developing focus, balance, strength, flexibility, reaction speed, and scientific self-defense dynamics. Karate also teaches the importance of leadership, strong character, and good values.

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