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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for March 27th, 2016

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, 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: 50-Plus Olympics, Learn the fundamentals of archery, 38th Annual Queen City Road Race, Downtown Market Vendor Application Deadline Approaching and Swim Lessons.

Basics of Archery

50-Plus Olympics Registration

Registration is underway for the 2016 50-Plus Olympics and you won’t want to miss this year’s luau-themed events!

The friendly competitions will be held May 17th-21st at various locations around Clarksville. Competitors will face off for bragging rights, as well as medals in over 20 challenging events, which include badminton, horseshoes, mini-golf, track & field, disc golf, and shuffleboard.

Participants who register on or before April 22nd qualify for the Early Bird Rate of $20.00.  Cost to register after April 23rd is $25.00.  Registration fee includes complimentary event t-shirt, swag bag, and dinner ticket.

Registration forms are available at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation office at 102 Public Square or our three community centers. A printable version of the registration form can be found online at www.cityofclarksville.com/events.

Downtown Market Vendor Application Deadline Approaching

Do you want to sell your homegrown or homemade items this summer? The 2016 Clarksville Downtown Market vendor deadline is April 4th!

Vendor applications are available online at www.clarksvilledowntownmarket.com. Vendors who have been selected to be a part of the 2016 Market season will be contacted by the Clarksville Downtown Market Manager for payment and further instruction by April 15th.

The Clarksville Downtown Market will be open on Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm, May 21st through October 8th on Public Square.

Learn the fundamentals of Archery

Registration is now open for a new session of Burt-Cobb Community Center’s youth archery program that kicks off April 4th and runs through April 25th. This introductory program teaches youth the basic fundamentals of the sport. Participants will learn basic shooting techniques, safety rules and about different bow types.

Classes for youth archery are held on Mondays at 4:15pm and are open to boys and girls ages 9-13. Cost is only $15.00 for the entire session. Be sure to snag a spot before class begins! Register online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec.

All equipment will be provided. No outside equipment is allowed. Participants must wear closed toed shoes.

Community center membership is required.

Swim Lessons

The Indoor Aquatic Center is approaching the last session of indoor swim lessons before the outdoor summer season begins. Swim lessons are available April 4th-14th at the Indoor Aquatic Center for a cost of only $15.00 for pool pass holders or $35.00 without a pass.

A wide variety of swim lessons are available including Parent-Child, Preschool, Levels 1-6, Adult, Homeschool, and even Private Lessons! Register online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec.

38th Annual Queen City Road Race

Registration going on Now

It’s that time of year again to lace up those running shoes and begin preparing for the 38th Annual Queen City Road Race scheduled for Saturday, May 7th, 2016.

The Queen City Road Race event is a Clarksville tradition promoting fitness and fun for all ages.

The 10K and 5K race routes take runners through the streets of Historic Downtown Clarksville, beginning and ending at Austin Peay State University’s Foy Center, while the One Mile Movement route 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.

Runners have the opportunity again this year to push themselves with the 3.1 miles of the 5K race or choose to go even farther to reach a total distance of 6.21 miles with the new 10K race.

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. Cost is only $5.00!

Registration for the Queen City Road Race is simple. Those registering may do so online or in person. Online registration can be completed by visiting www.cityofclarksville.com/qcrr

Register now through April 15th to receive the “early bird” rates of only $20.00 for the 5K, and $25.00 for the 10K. After April 15th, registration will be available through race day, however the rates for both races will increase by $5.00 each.

The 38th 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, the Clarksville Montgomery County School System Coordinated School Health, NorthCrest Medical Center, 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/qcrr or call 931.645.7476.

About the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department OfficeThe mission of the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is to provide a variety of positive recreational experiences to enhance life values for individuals, families, and our diverse culture.

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of recreational facilities and activities for all ages, maintains more than 700 acres of parks and facilities, provides 22 park facilities that offer a variety of amenities, including playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trails and pavilions or picnic shelters and maintains three community centers with year-round programming for youth, adults and seniors, as well as four public swimming pools

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is located at 102 Public Square, Clarksville.

To learn more, visit www.cityofclarksville.com or call 931.645.7476.


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