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Posted on: May 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Queen City Road Race returns Saturday, May 13


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The annual Queen City Road Race presented by Publix Super Markets returns from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at Liberty Park.

The event will 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 and 5K are held entirely in the park, while the 10K will take runners down Riverside Drive and into McGregor Park.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners in the 10K and 5K races. Online registration is still available at and will remain open until 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 11. In-person registrations are welcomed at the Health & Fitness Expo and on the morning of the race.

Health & Fitness Expo

The second annual Health & Fitness Expo is back at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center, Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12,  from 4 - 7 p.m.

The Expo will feature vendors with the latest products and services in health, fitness, and nutrition.

The Health & Fitness Expo is free to the public and will be located where all registered runners pick up their race packets. 

Traffic delays expected

The public should expect traffic delays, park closures, and a lane closure on Saturday, May 13:

From 5 - 9 a.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 5 - 9 a.m.

Liberty Park will be closed from 5 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Parking will not be available in Liberty Park on race day. Participants and spectators will have access to the upper gravel/grass parking near Liberty Park Grill beginning at 6 a.m.

Once full, a secondary parking option at CMCSS Central Services South, located at 1312 State Highway 48, will be available.

Clarksville Transit System shuttle will operate from CMCSS Central Services South to Liberty Park every 15 minutes. 

 Boats with trailers will be allowed to access the Liberty Park boat ramp parking area until 6:45 a.m. Boats will be prohibited from exiting the parking area until after all races are complete at 11 a.m. The McGregor Park boat ramp will be closed from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Parking will not be available at McGregor Park.

Additional Queen City Road Race sponsors are CDE Lightband; Allstate-The Goines Agency; Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care; Fleet Feet Clarksville; Blue Cord Realty & Property Management; Jenkins & Wynne Ford, Honda, & Lincoln; Premier Medical Group; King’s Bluff Brewery; 5 Star Media Group and We Bring the Party Events.

For information about the race, parking, course maps, and registration, visit and look for Queen City Road Race under the Events menu.

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