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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Queen City Road Race returns as an in-person event

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – 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 is traditionally held 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 1 mile and 5K are held entirely in the park, while the 10K will take runners down Riverside Dr and into McGregor Park.

All the routes are described as flat and fast and certified through the USA Track & Field organization.

Awards, including shoe vouchers from Fleet Feet Clarksville, will be given to the top three male and top three female runners in both the 10K and 5K races. All pre-registered participants will receive a Queen City Road Race shirt.

Traffic delays expected

The public should expect traffic delays, park closures and a lane closure on Saturday, May 29:

  • From 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. one lane of Highway 48/13 and Riverside Drive closest to the river will be closed from Liberty Park to the pedestrian bridge at McGregor Park.
  • McGregor Park will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Liberty Park will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parking

Parking is available inside Liberty Park only to race participants and vehicles with handicapped license plates and placards. Marina users must have approved vehicle tags or a temporary pass.

Boats with trailers will be allowed to access the Liberty Park boat ramp parking area until 7:45 am or until the parking area has been filled.  No boats will be allowed to exit the parking area from 11 a.m. until the park is empty. The McGregor Park boat ramp will be closed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking will not be available at McGregor Park.

Spectators for the race will need to arrive before Liberty Park closes for the event at 8 a.m.

For information about the race, course maps and registration visit https://www.cityofclarksville.com/439/Queen-City-Road-Race

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