Story by Robin Burton
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Road closures for this weekend have been announced for the 3rd Annual Go Commando Half Marathon & 5k powered by CDE Lightband. The following streets will experience intermittent delays from 7 am until 11:30 am on Saturday, October 19, 2013:
Riverside Drive from Highway 48/13 to Spring Street: Lanes will be open for vehicular traffic but runners will use lanes closest to the Cumberland River.
River Road & Mayhew Road: Access will be open to residents only. Residents are asked to be mindful of the runners.
Downtown Clarksville: Runners will use Spring, Marion, Main, Franklin, Tenth and Commerce Streets downtown. Zinc Plant Bridge will also experience intermittent delays, but the bridge across Highway 48/13 will be open.
All streets will be completely open by 11:30 am at the latest.
On Saturday, October 19, entry to Liberty Park will be closed off and no cars will be allowed to park inside. Satellite parking will be available at the following locations; 1300 Highway 48/13 (Clarksville Academy ball fields) and 1312 Highway 48/13 (former Jostens Building).
Six shuttles will be making continuous pick up and drop offs from the satellite locations to the front of the Liberty Park. Strollers will be allowed on shuttles.
Runners are to be advised that the busiest times for the parking shuttles will be between 6 and 8 am, so plan accordingly so you do not miss the start time of the races.
People needing handicap accessible parking can contact Channel Lemon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Goldberg at email@example.com.
About Go Commando
The third annual Go Commando Half Marathon, 5k, and Fun Run is October 18-19, 2013. With an expected participation of 2,000, this will be the largest event to date. The Half Marathon presented by CDE Lightband begins at 7:30 am, the Michelob Ultra 5k begins at 8:00 am, and the Fun Run presented by Premier Medical Group begins at 11:00 am. All proceeds from the event support local community programs including the Clarksville Area YMCA, Wings of Liberty, Clarksville Association for Down Syndrome, and the Green Beret Foundation.
To learn more about the event visit www.gocommandoclarksville.com. Follow the event on Facebook, search ‘Go Commando Clarksville’ or Twitter, @GoCommandoTN. You can also join the text club by texting ‘FITNESS’ to 68683.