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YMCA Race Series kicks off 2016 season With The Gauntlet presented by CDE Lightband

Clarksville's YMCAClarksville, TN – Get on your mark, Middle Tennessee: the YMCA Race Series kicks off its 2016 season with the 3rd Annual Gauntlet presented this year by CDE Lightband on Saturday, May 21st.

For its second year, the race is again set to take teams of two on three miles of trails through Rotary Park, with 11 fun and challenging partner obstacles in your route.

3rd Annual Gauntlet takes place May 21st. Part of the YMCA Race Series.
3rd Annual Gauntlet takes place May 21st. Part of the YMCA Race Series.

This race offers a new twist on popular obstacle racing by adding the partner element.

The Gauntlet presented by CDE Lightband benefits the Clarksville Area YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign.

Visit the The Gauntlet’s webpage for additional race information. Online registration closes on May 19th, however the race is only open to the first 150 teams and is subject to sell out before registration closes.

Runners select their preference from three heat times when, 7:30am, 8:30am or 9:30am, when registering.

Overall awards will be based on clock (gun) time. Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Medals for top 3 finishers in each class Male, Female, and Co-Ed teams; one overall race winner; and an award for best team spirit (voted on by race volunteers)

Presentation of awards will follow after the last runner crosses the finish line in the last heat, which should be around 10:45am.

The YMCA would also like to thank these generous sponsors in addition to CDE Lightband for making this race possible; Publix, Sudden Service, IHOP, Budweiser, TOA-Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance, Legends Bank, Maximized Living Health Center, and Gateway Tire.

Run for a worthy cause

All proceeds from YMCA Race Series events support the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign. All money raised by the campaign supports the Y’s efforts to give everyone in our community, regardless of age, income or background, the opportunity they need to learn, grow and thrive.

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y’s impact is felt every day when an individual makes a healthy choice, a mentor inspires a child and a community comes together for the common good.

To register for any of the YMCA Race Series events or get more information, visit give.ymcamidtn.org and click on the YMCA Race Series link.

About the YMCA

The YMCA of Middle Tennessee is a nonprofit, worldwide charitable fellowship united by a common loyalty to Jesus Christ for the purpose of helping people grow in spirit, mind and body. For more than 140 years, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee has been giving people of all ages the tools they need to learn, grow and thrive.

Last year, the YMCA reached 311,385 lives—nearly a third of them kids—by nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to serve others and support our neighbors.


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