13.1 Miles of Bentonville: The Run Bentonville Half Marathon

13.1 Miles of Bentonville: The Run Bentonville Half Marathon


Event PosterThe Run Bentonville Half Marathon is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 on Bentonville Square. The event will feature an estimated 3,800 participants competing in the Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, and 5k race, presented by Walmart and Nestle. Bentonville is a growing city, and as such, the race course changes every year. New sites, new buildings, new parks, and new trails redefine our landscape, city, race, and experience. The course will take runners through the historic downtown square, the vibrant market district, and the beautiful rolling hills and trails of North Bentonville, spanning a distance of 13.1 miles.

The Run Bentonville Health & Wellness Expo and packet pick up will be held on Friday, April 5th, at Ledger Bentonville – 240 S. Main Street. The event will be sponsored by Orgain and is open to runners and guests from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Please take note of the following information. On Saturday, April 6, road closures will start at 6:00 am. This includes intersections on 2nd Street, Main Street, NE A Street, Central Avenue and J Street, McCollum Drive, John DeShields Boulevard, Martin Luther King Junior Parkway, 5th Street, SW A Street, Bella Vista Way, and one northbound lane on Walton Boulevard. If you plan to travel on these roads, expect brief delays. Closures along the course will follow a rolling schedule as runners clear the streets impacted. The half marathon and relay, presented by Nestle and McLarty Daniel, will start on Central Avenue next to the Benton County Courthouse. The 5k will start on Main Street at 3rd Street. All events will finish in front of the historic Walton Five and Dime. The Bentonville Square will be the official backdrop for the finish line celebration, complete with festivities and fun for participants and spectators. Handshake Saints will provide music and entertainment.

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With any specific questions about the race or expo, please contact Christian Moore, Race Director, (cmoore@bentonvillear.com). To learn more about Bentonville Parks and Recreation, visit us online at www.playbentonville.com, or call 479.464.7275.

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(Photos courtesy of Visit Bentonville.)

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