CLARKSVILLE, IN (November 16, 2021) – Some local charities are getting a big boost thanks to Clarksville’s annual ClarkFEST “Run for the Kids” 5K. The race is held each year during the same week in October as ClarkFEST, and helps raise money for Clarksville’s “Shop with a Cop” program, as well as the WHAS Crusade for Children. All proceeds from the race are donated to charity.
Thanks the participating runners and generous support of local sponsors, this year’s race raised more than $11,400 for charity. During the Clarksville Town Council meeting on November 16th, race organizer and Clarksville Town employee Tom Clevidence presented checks totaling more than $5,000 each to representatives of the Clarksville Police Department and Clarksville Fire Department.
ClarkFEST is an annual festival sponsored by the Town of Clarksville, and organized by Town employees and community volunteers. The event features a parade, car show, live music, family entertainment, food trucks, and of course, the “Run for the Kids” 5K. The Town of Clarksville would like to thank the following sponsors of the 5K for their support:
Jacobi, Toombs & Lanz
All Terrain Paving & Construction
Clarksville FOP Lodge 144
Nat’l Assoc. of Firefighters Local 2594
The Wheatley Group
Merrel Bierman Excavating, INC.
Dan Cristiani Excavating Co.
RW Moore Consulting Engineers