Women Run Arkansas

The mission of the Women Run Arkanas is to address the special needs of women's fitness, while promoting health and fitness through running and walking. The shirt says One Girl Can Change the World. One girl, one woman at a time, the Women Run Arkansas program is changing the world by changing lives. Katie Eisenhower has been involved with the Women Run Arkansas clinics for several years. … [Read more...]

Your Playground Needs Help

I was looking through some past posts the other day and came upon this one from early spring, Trails don’t just happen. Looking for something in particular, I was disappointed to find no links to one of the most basic ways that anyone can support trail building and maintenance in Arkansas. The trails in Arkansas have many types of users: dog walkers, day hikers, backpackers, wildlife … [Read more...]

Polar Vortex – Part 4, The Leadman Series

  “I am the great and mighty Polar Vortex. All of North America shivers in my presence.” – @PolarVortex What does the Polar Vortex have to do with Leadman…a lot.  This being January 7th, many of you have New Year’s resolutions you have made and are working to fulfill.  Often those revolve around exercise and getting into shape, losing weight, and to stop engulfing large boxes of Nerds … [Read more...]

Fighting Red 5K: A Race to End Blood Cancer

A message from Fighting Red 5K race director Colin Hall: On October 5th we will have the inaugural Fighting Red 5K: A Race to End Blood Cancer. I got involved with Bone Marrow Drives a little over a year ago when my friend Leslie Harris was diagnosed with Leukemia 5 hours before she delivered her baby. They said she needed a bone marrow transplant. I took a crash course and started hosting … [Read more...]

Mid-Week Fun

Local running ambassador, Nicholas (aka Marvin the Martian) showed us how to have fun on a  trail run this past weekend at the Mount Nebo Bench Trail Run. … [Read more...]

Fa…a long, long way to run 5k

(Another great race report from Arkansas Outside friend Nicholas Norfolk) Whether it's the location, the cause, the scenery, the camaraderie, or the course, we all run races for different reasons. Fa...a long, long way to run 5k is one of those races that satisfies any of those reasons or all of them. With a name taken from The Sound of Music, it's not surprising this race benefits the Lakeside … [Read more...]

Outside Happenings (Week of Feb 20, 2012)

It seems like it's been a busier than normal winter for outside fun this year. The warm temperatures seem to be helping but it's also the slate of great events going on. Here is a recap followed by news on some upcoming events. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Workshop at Devil's Den State Park was a huge success. Good attendance and about 700 feet of new, multi-use trail completed. White … [Read more...]

2012 MLK 5K

Smaller runs can be the most fun. In the case of this years MLK 5K, it was 117 people and a lot of smiles. The bigger races are often crowded and unless you are a top performer you can't  start running until at least 5 minutes into the race. I really like these races where there is a dominant feature for the run, in this case  the Big Dam Bridge. Crossing the bridge to start and to finish makes … [Read more...]