Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Roller Derby’s team the Red River Sirens held their first annual Zombie 5k ‘Guts & Glory’ run on Saturday, June 15th.
The day featured zombie themed 5k race and 1 mile kids fun run. Both zombies and survivors were well represented.
Zombies chased the survivors and attempted to snatch flag football style flags in order to infect them. Most did not make it.Everyone who participated seemed to have a really good time including Clarksville police Officer Sgt. Steve Warren who was on hand at representing the undead boys in blue.
He put on quite a show for the spectators as runners came by his post at the intersection of North Second and Legion Street during the run.
Proceeds from the run go to help support the Red River Sirens, the first active roller derby league in Clarksville.
Below are some of the photos from the event!
About Clarksville Roller Derby League
Clarksville Roller Derby formed in 2010 as the first active roller derby league in Clarksville. Red River Sirens are the League’s first team, and are currently in their third season of competition. To qualify for the team, skaters are required to pass the minimum skills test established by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
In addition to team and individual athletic training, skaters hold positions on various committees to keep the all-volunteer organization running. The league is a non-profit organization, operates under the
guidelines of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA) and is run completely by volunteers.
The team’s website is www.ClarksvilleRollerDerby.com.
About Roller Derby
Roller Derby is an American-made contact sport that originated in the early 1900s. The sport was highly popular in the 1970s when professional matches were televised and the sport shared a reputation for staged action. Today’s game, which involves higher levels of strategy, is currently regaining popularity all over the country.
Teams are currently active in Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville. Roller Derby is experiencing a resurgence of popularity. Today’s teams are all-female, self-organized, and feature athleticism and campy outfits. Men are welcome to participate as coaches, referees, announcers and in team support roles. The sport is governed by the rules of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), which sets the rules and determines the baseline skills required of participants.
Visit www.wftda.com for more information.