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From Boston to Clarksville, APSU supporters gearing up for #GovsGive

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Monday, April 16th, Brad Averitt, Austin Peay State University director of development, will join about 30,000 other runners for one of the nation’s most hallowed races—the Boston Marathon.

He’s likely to stand out, wearing a red shirt with the APSU logo on the chest, but as he weaves past slower runners, they might wonder about the words on the back — #GovsGive

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security encourages Citizens to prepare for Man-Made Disasters, potential Terrorist Attacks

 

September Marks National Preparedness Month

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The beginning of September marks the start of National Preparedness Month. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security encourages Tennesseans to use this month to prepare for both natural and man-made disasters, such as potential terrorists attacks. This year’s preparedness month theme is “You Can Be the Hero.”

“As we near the 12-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, we still remember the heroic acts of first responders and citizens on that day. We witnessed that same heroism earlier this year during the Boston Marathon,” Commissioner Gibbons said. “We know from experience that terrorism is a real part of our lives today, and an attack can happen suddenly and without warning. It’s important for citizens to become as prepared as possible for terrorist hazards and ‘be the hero’ in their homes, communities and state,” he added. «Read the rest of this article»

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2013 Queen City Road Race was a test of the Runner’s Endurance

 

35th Annual Queen City Road RaceClarksville, TN – On Saturday the City of Clarksville’s Department of Parks and Recreation held their 35th Annual Queen City Road Race on the campus of Austin Peay State University, late yesterday they released the results of the races.

It was a rainy, cold, miserable of a day for running but that didn’t stop the 1,650 Racers who turned out to challenge themselves by running in the race.

“It’s absolutely awesome. It’s amazing to me that 1,650 people would come out and brave the elements and participate want to run and walk and just get out be physically active! There’s a lot of smiling faces and it’s been a wonderful day, even despite the rain,” said Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation Director Mark Tummons, as we stood together at the finish line.

The start of the 2013 Queen City Road Race 5k race.

The start of the 2013 Queen City Road Race 5k race.

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Austin Peay State University to hold peace walk, vigil for Boston Marathon

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will hold a peace walk and candlelight vigil this week to honor those impacted by the Boston Marathon bombing attacks.

The public is invited to attend the event scheduled for Wednesday, April 24th. The peace walk will begin at 6:00pm and follow the one-mile route on the GovsTrail. Those wishing to participate should meet in the Morgan University Center plaza. «Read the rest of this article»

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5th Special Forces Soldiers run among world’s elite

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) took advantage of an opportunity provided by the Boston Athletic Association and the Massachusetts State Police to run in the prestigious Boston Marathon April 16th.

The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) reserves a number of complimentary slots for the marathon strictly for military service members.  The number of slots can change year to year, but the concept and generosity associated with it does not.  This year six Soldiers from the 5th SFG (A), otherwise known as The Legion, participated in the world-renowned race without having to qualify.

Six Soldiers from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) ran the world famous Boston Marathon. They all completed the race and despite training and diverse work schedules helped show more than 500,000 spectators they are elite athletes. (USASOC photo)

Six Soldiers from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) ran the world famous Boston Marathon. They all completed the race and despite training and diverse work schedules helped show more than 500,000 spectators they are elite athletes. (USASOC photo)

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