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 5K for Clay
August 9, 2014

 This event has occurred for 2014. Check this webpage for updates about the 2015 event.

2014 Results | 2014 Results by Age Group 

 Clay Madsen's story | Online registration | Registration Form (PDF)

Round Rock's 11th Annual 5K for Clay takes place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RoundRockParksandRec

The event honors Clay Madsen and the Clay Madsen Recreation Center which strives to be a safe place where children and adults can learn the leadership and sportsmanship qualities that Clay upheld in his life which was ended by cancer. The first 350 entrants will receive a 5K for Clay runners TANK. 

Course path and details
The run/walk begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 on a looped course that starts and finishes at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center.  | Course map (PDF)

There will be two aid stations on the course.  Course aid stations will supply water & sports drink for our participants.  Home base aid station will provide water, sports drink and refreshments for our participants before and after the race.

The first 350 entrants will receive a 5K for Clay runners TANK.  Medallions are awarded to the top overall male/female as well as male/female 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age division.

The awards presentation will begin approximately 45 minutes after the start of the race.  The course will remain open even though the awards presentation has begun. 

Limited event parking will be located on site at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center. Additional parking will be available at the Shops of Turtle Creek located one block south from the Recreation center.  We ask everyone attending the event to always be mindful of safety; use sidewalks and cross walks and be aware of runners/walkers on course. 

Packet Pickup and Timing
Early Packet Pick up is at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center. Packet pickup begins Friday, Aug 8 from 12 noon to 9pm. Participants may also pick up race packets on site on event day. 

5K for Clay is a timed event.  Timing for the 2014 event will be provided by Cadence Sports. 

Registration Information

  • Youth (17 and under):  $18 pre register (ends August 7th); $23 late/on site registration
  • Adults (18 and older):  $23 pre register (ends August 7th); $28 late/on site registration

Register online at www.roundrockrecreation.com or on active.com (additional fees applied) or in person at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center or at the Parks and Rec office. | Registration Form Coming Soon (PDF)



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Please contact Roger Heaney at 512-341-3361 if you are interested in supporting this event.

For hotel information check the Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

Story of Clay Madsen
October 30, 1973 - November 4, 1992

Clay Madsen was born in Georgetown and raised in Round Rock. He was a dedicated young man who participated in sports while growing up in the community. He was active in the various baseball programs in Round Rock and local soccer programs until he began sports in the Round Rock middle schools, where he played all sports until high school. He played Varsity Football and Varsity Baseball at Round Rock High School until graduation in 1992. He was an achiever, both academically and physically, and set a great example for his fellow students of what being a leader in the community is all about. He planned to attend Texas A&M University and study to be an anesthesiologist. He was an active member of Central Baptist Church of Round Rock at the time of his death and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

In 1990 he was diagnosed with a malignant cancer and fought for two years to beat the disease; however, he died of this cancer on November 4, 1992, 5 days after his 19th birthday.

The Clay Madsen Recreation center opened in the summer of 2000. The 50,500 sq. ft. facility includes a junior Olympic-size indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, racquetball courts, a gym with basketball courts, and volleyball. In addition, Clay Madsen Recreation Center offers after-school and summer camps, workshops, athletic classes, sport classes and activities for all ages.

“It’s very humbling for the city fathers to recognize Clay in this way.” Larry Madsen said. “I just hope this becomes a safe place for people to come and spend time. Every time I walk through here, I’m just amazed.”

Although his life was short, Clay Madsen stood for courage and commitment to his family, his community and his God. His parents, Nancy and Larry, and his sisters, Jayme and Sarah, hope that the recreation center will be a safe place for learning the leadership and sportsmanship principles that Clay upheld throughout his life.

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