Queen City Road Race

5K & 1-Mile Walk/Run

The Queen City Road Race has been a Clarksville tradition for over 40 years promoting fitness and health for people of all ages.


8:00 AM, Saturday, May 2, 2020

  • 8:00 AM: Power Up Group Stretch
  • 8:30 AM: 1 Mile Walk/Run
  • 8:45 AM: 5K
  • 10:00 AM: Awards Ceremony


This year’s 5K race route takes runners through the streets of Historic Downtown Clarksville, and the one-mile route takes participants on a tour of a portion of the Austin Peay State University campus. Both events begin at APSU’s Foy Center and conclude inside Fortera Stadium.


Before or on April 15, 2019

  • 1 Mile: $5
  • 5K: $20

After April 15, 2019

  • 1 Mile: $5
  • 5K: $25

Bib Pick-Up

  • Friday, May 1st, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation office, 102 Public Square
  • Race Day: 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m at the tent between APSU Foy Recreation Center and Fortera Stadium

Elementary School Awards & Incentives

Each year, hundreds of Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) elementary school students, teachers, and family members have participated in the race. Incentives and awards are offered to local CMCSS elementary schools as follows:

  • $1,000 to school with the highest percentage of student registration.
  • $1,000 to school with the highest percentage of faculty registration.
  • $100 for the physical education department of the first school to have 10 people cross the 5k finish line.


No event is possible without an army of awesome volunteers! Interested in participating as a volunteer? Please fill out the volunteer form and we will be in contact with you soon. 


For sponsorships information please contact Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476.


Download the 2020 Race Route Maps (PDF).

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