CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – After a year off because of COVID-19, the annual Queen City Road Race returns as an in-person event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 29 at Liberty Park.
The event, which traditionally was at Austin Peay State University, will change venues and feature a 10K, 5K, and one-mile route. All three routes will begin and end at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Liberty Park. The one-mile route will take walkers and runners along the park’s pond, while the 5K route will feature multiple views of the Cumberland River and take participants through each corner of the park.
The all new 10K route is described as flat and fast and designed for any runner looking for competition against others or themselves. It takes participants through Liberty Park, down Riverside Drive, along the Cumberland River via McGregor Park, and back to Liberty Park.
All the routes are pending certification through USA Track & Field, the governing body for the sports of track and field, cross country running, road running and race walking. The purpose of the USATF course certification program is to produce road race courses of accurately measured distances.
“We’re excited to host this event in-person and about the changes to the event,” said Kara Zahn, Event Planning Supervisor for Clarksville Parks & Recreation. “The Queen City Road Race has been around a long time, and we wanted to take it back to its roots as a fun event for anyone, but also gives serious runners the opportunity to compete.”
All participants will receive a Queen City Road Race shirt, and awards will be given to the top male and female runners in the 10K and 5K races. Anyone interested in registering can visit ClarksvilleParksRec.com and click on the register button.