The Clarksville Rotary Club hosted the 6th annual Go Commando Half Marathon and 5k Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Old Glory Distillery on Alfred Thun Road.
Participants were encouraged to wear their best themed outfit to stand out from the crowd. Some wore “Censored” signs, some wore the Go Commando t-shirts and some dressed as their favorite super heroes.
Finisher medals were handed out at the end of the race with awards for the top three overall in each age group and gender. Cash prizes were also awarded to the top three male and female in both the half marathon and the 5K.
The event had approximately 650 participants with another 400 deployed Fort Campbell soldiers competing in the Shadow Run in Afghanistan. Members of the military in Afghanistan ran the Go Commando simultaneously with the event held in Clarksville.
Along the route, runners could rehydrate at the six water stops scattered throughout the course. Runners were met by encouraging volunteers handing out water, Gatorade and energy boosting snacks to help the racers cross the finish line.
Participants picked up their race packets the day before at the Health and Fitness Expo held at the distillery. Approximately 25 vendors set up booths at the expo for runners to enter contests and pick up a lot of freebies before the race.
The race was relocated this year from Liberty Park to Old Glory Distillery with a new, flatter course. Nearly 100 volunteers helped make the race happen who started planning the event months in advance.