Rock N Stroll Temper Tantrum

As I was wandering around the Heifer International parking lot before the start of the annual Riverfest Rock-N-Stroll 5K, race organizer Katie Eisenhower appeared with a guitar in her hand. It wasn't a prop and it wasn't just any guitar; this guitar had a scrawled black signature on the body. Each year, one of Riverfest's main acts signs a guitar that is given away by drawing from the entrants in … [Read more...]

Peace Love and Goodwill

Our Mission Goodwill Industries of Arkansas helps build lives, families, and communities by assisting people with disabilities and other special needs reach their highest potential through training, education, and employment services. Our Vision People in the communities we serve will have improved skills that provide long-term employment and a better standard of living. In the past year, … [Read more...]

Fighting Red 5K

The 2nd Annual Fighting Red 5K: A Race to End Blood Cancer took place on Saturday September 13th. We have a follow up from Race Director Colin Hall. The second Fighting Red 5K race was a great success. The weather was cool and pleasant and we had a great turnout. Before runners left the starting line, Deedra Wilson from Fox16 kicked things off with a few facts about blood cancers. … [Read more...]

Back and Forth and Back Again

When a race has been around as long as the Ark 5K (since 1983) it can go through some changes over the years, various names, sponsorships and venues. As the Twin City Bank 5K, the race joined the Grand Prix Series in 1983 - this was the second year for both the series and the race. Due to a new sponsor, the race became known as the Mercantile Bank 5K from 1996 to 1999. In 2000, the race course … [Read more...]

Spreading Peace, Love, and Goodwill

On Saturday May 10th, runners gathered to spread the peace, love, and goodwill of the sport that gives them wings and to support the inaugural Peace, Love, and Goodwill 5K for Goodwill Industries of Arkansas. Runners were promised a good time and a good run that would help Goodwill Industries accomplish the objective of giving the community a hand up. Goodwill Industries of Arkansas helps people … [Read more...]

Bake Sales, Bicycle Races and Ronald McDonald…

...and more Bicycle Races and Ice Cream. The current forecast for this Saturday is Sunny with a high of 78 degrees. It's going to be a perfect day to be outside. Come Monday you'll want something cool to talk about around the water cooler (or to share on Facebook). We have an excellent idea... First, on Saturday morning, drop by the Arkansas Blogger Bake Sale benefiting No Kid Hungry. Bloggers … [Read more...]

Spring Forward – Spring Fling 5K

Spring officially arrived last week, clocks moved forward an hour a couple of weeks ago, and even the daffodil blooms signal the end of a somewhat harsh Winter; but for many runners the true harbinger of Spring is the Spring Fling 5K in Cabot, Arkansas. Currently one of the links in the chain of the Arkansas Road Running Club of America (ArkansasRRCA) Grand Prix Series, the race has been an early … [Read more...]

The Fighting 5K: A Race to End Blood Cancer

(Colin Hall, Race Director for the Fighting Red 5K this past weekend sent us some information on just how the race went.) On October 5, 2013 the Inaugural Fighting 5K was held at the Big Dam Bridge in North Little Rock. The weather was cool, cloudy, and misty but nothing seemed to have dampened the spirits of anyone that day. Lisa Fisher of B98 kicked things off with a rundown of the … [Read more...]

It’s the Great Pumpkin!

For those unfamiliar with The Great Pumpkin, Linus van Pelt said, “There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.”  I’m sorry, Linus, but I must tell people about The Great 5K Pumpkin Run. Filled with fun and pumpkins, this was a great way to spend a Saturday morning.  Upon arriving the colors of autumn could be seen in every … [Read more...]

Ready. Set. Glow

Not knowing what to expect, I returned to Batesville on the last night before fall.  It was actually jacket weather.  I couldn't believe it.  This was the fourth time this summer I've been to Batesville.  It’s something about that place. As I walked to the start line of the Afterglow 5K, fireworks boomed and a kaleidoscope of colors paraded across the sky.  I didn't know where to go, but I had … [Read more...]