***Special Notice***

Due to the need for social distancing surrounding the COVID-19 situation, many of the events listed on our calendar have been canceled or had the dates changed. We are not currently taking down events as we haven’t received any definitives from most event organizers. WE RECOMMEND that you contact the race director or organizer before registering for any event in the next couple of months. We will attempt to keep you informed as we get more information. Thanks.

Our calendar of events lists outdoor participatory sports throughout Arkansas. Feel free to search through the categories or tags. There is a lot happening so make your plans today. Please remember, these are not our events but a listing of Arkansas events that we share through Arkansas Outside.


Joe Weber Arky 100 @ Joe Weber Arky 100
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Joe Weber Arky 100 @ Joe Weber Arky 100 | Sheridan | Arkansas | United States

Joe Weber Arky 100 has four ride options: 25, 50, 62, and the famed 100 mile course. All routes are on low traffic roads through Grant and Dallas Counties. We have long sleeve tech shirts with the new Broadway Bridge. Sheridan is at the intersection of US 270 and 167, 31 miles south of Little Rock. The Community Center is on Hwy 46 S, 1 mile southwest of town. . (follow signs for the Community Center at 1511 S. Rose St. or Grant County Museum just before it.) From LR or Pine Bluff, you can take the new 167 bypass and exit at Hwy. 46 and go east, back toward town about 1 mile.

Bicycle helmets are required. The ride begins at 8:30 a.m. (new this year). All long riders must start by 8:45 a.m Twenty-fiver milers are welcome to start by 9:00 a.m. The course closes at 3:30 p.m. with riders on their own afterwards.

Ride services will include SAG vehicles, stocked rest stops and emergency services through the morning.

After the Ride:

Burgers, hot dogs, beverages at the Pavilion and showers in the Community Center are available. You do not have to be a member of Arkansas Bicycle Club to ride, but can add a membership with the ride registration if you wish.

Tour De Hoot @ McGehee, Arkansas
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day
Tour De Hoot @ McGehee, Arkansas | McGehee | Arkansas | United States

DIRTY HOOT GRAVEL GRINDER ADDED THIS YEAR ON SUNDAY.  Road ride on Saturday and Gravel Grinder on Sunday!!

For anyone who has done this ride in the past few years, the routes are basically the same and will be well marked.  The rest stops are great and well stocked with all kinds of treats and don’t forget the tillar stop for you long riders that there will be popsicles and salty snacks.  For those who are seeking to ride a sub-five hour century this year, this is your chance to do so on a totally flat course.  One bridge over the Arkansas River, a viaduct over a railroad track and up the Mississippi River Levee is the extent of climing.

The short route and metric route are peppered with beautiful Spring Delta Scenes.  It is our sincerest hope that all who ride Tour De Hoot have a safe and totally fun day!!  There will be indoor and outdoor camping available, as well as showers after the event.

All proceeds from this event directly support the Boys and Girls Club of McGehee, AR.  The club serves between 110 – 130 children per day during the school year and between 75 – 100 per day during the summer.  The Boys and Girls Club of McGehee offers turoring programs to help members with homework as well as after school snack programs and a summer feeding program to provide kids with hot and healthy meals during the summer.  Through educational programs, community outreach, sports and athletic activities, and feeding programs, The Boys and Girls Club of McGehee reaches well over 800 youth annually.

2020 Survivors’ Challenge Run @ Arvest Bank
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
2020 Survivors' Challenge Run @ Arvest Bank | Fort Smith | Arkansas | United States

Tie your shoelaces, Step Up to the Start Line and Run or Walk for Cancer!

Fort Smith, AR – Come join us Saturday, October 17, 2020, as hundreds of Runners and Walkers gather to raise money to help our neighbors impacted by cancer! We are excited that every dollar raised provides financial support for cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers through the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House.

Survivors’ Challenge offers a 10K Run 5K Run or Walk, a Celebration Walk and a Kids’ Fun Run. You can also enjoy some delicious coffee and local cuisine from the most popular food truck vendors, shop from local shops and visit with area companies and clubs. From health products to home décor – and all to raise money to support those with a Cancer diagnosis!

The Survivors’ Challenge USTAF certified course runs through some of the most scenic residential streets in our city. Community volunteers and safety officers are stationed along the route to cheer, entertain, and offer a refreshing drink of water. Winners Medals and healthy refreshments will await participants at the finish line!!

WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2020 – Race Starts at 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: Arvest Bank, 5000 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR
WHY: The Cancer Support House is completely privately funded which is why fundraising events are so important! All funds raised help to provide free programs and services so that no cancer patient, survivor, or a family member has to face the cancer journey alone.

This event raises funds to provide financial assistance for thousands of cancer survivors and their families, right here in our community! Survivors’ Challenge is a long-standing community favorite and is a Celebration of Life to honor those with any type of cancer and also honors the memory of so many loved ones lost to this disease.

Call for Vendors! Local businesses, artisans, health care enthusiasts, children’s groups, churches, nonprofits, and more, ask about a vendor booth! Survivors’ Challenge is the largest event of its kind in our area and is a fantastic opportunity to show your support of Cancer Survivors in our community while also showcasing your business.

Seeking Volunteers! There are many fun volunteer opportunities available to suit your schedule. This is a great opportunity for student groups, civic groups, church groups, etc. to invest a few hours of your time to benefit cancer survivors in our community.

Sponsors Needed! The 29th Annual Survivors’ Challenge offers sponsors a valuable marketing opportunity to reach a broad audience through local print and social media. There are opportunities for every budget. Check out the sponsorship packages or let us know how we can work together to come up with something that works for you. In addition to monetary donations, we are always looking for in-kind partners including media, food and beverage, event supplies and signage.

Since 1978 the Cancer Support House has offered a diverse range of services, from providing nutritional supplements, wigs, bras, and breast prostheses, to assisting with treatment transportation, cancer medication costs, free counseling services, and cancer screenings. No reimbursement is received from Medicare, Medicaid or an insurance company, nor is the client charged for services provided. All funds raised remain entirely in Fort Smith and go to provide immediate support to cancer patients.

For sponsorship opportunities, register as a participant, volunteer to help, or for more information, http://reynoldscancersupporthouse.org or 479.424.1812. or Susan Steffans: Natalie@reynoldscancersupporthouse.org

Company: Cancer Support Foundation

Event Director – Susan Steffens, email Natalie@reynoldscancersupporthouse.org Phone: 479-424-1812

US Renal Care DARE 2 Tread the Trails @ Craighead Forest Park
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
US Renal Care DARE 2 Tread the Trails @ Craighead Forest Park

The U.S. Renal Care D.A.R.E. 2 Tread the Trails will have a challenging 5k on the trails of Craighead Forest. We want to offer our runners an off-road trail run that will be the most rewarding 5k in the area. The trail system consists of singletrack with a few roots and a rock or two. The hills at Craighead Forest are short climbs, but they will get your heart pumping!

We will have a Mountain Bike Poker Ride following the timed trail run. THIS IS NOT A RACE. We want to get as many bikers as we can in the woods. We have made this a beginner-friendly course. If you are new to mountain biking, we want you to come out and experience the trails. We know that there are a bunch of riders who enjoy a good group ride. We want people to come and enjoy our trail system at Craighead Forest Park. We will have prizes! The best hand and Worst hand will get a prize! We will also be serving food after the event. The poker ride will be short but we have over 17 miles of trails at Craighead Forest.

We have set the events where you could enter both!! All mountain bike riders must wear a helmet.

100 percent of the money raised goes to our local D.A.R.E. program. We provide shirts and books for over 1200 boys/girls at the schools in the city of Jonesboro. Please come and support our program!!!

The Big Sugar NWA Gravel @ Bentonville Square
Oct 24 all-day
The Big Sugar  NWA Gravel @ Bentonville Square

Ride The Highs & Hollows in Northwest Arkansas

Be a part of Life Time’s inaugural event in the remote and rugged highlands of the Ozark Mountains on October 24, 2020. The Big Sugar offers 2 race distances, a collaboration with Outerbike, and thousands of feet of climbing in the world’s newest cycling mecca – Bentonville, Arkansas.

Registration opens Friday, November 15th!

Both the 100-mile and 50-mile course will be loops consisting of picturesque, rarely-maintained, canopy-covered gravel roads. On these sweeping, curvy descents you’ll find the loose, rocky gravel tends to chatter you across the road. In the bottoms of a lot of these valleys and hollows, you’ll find water crossings and bridges. On the switch-back style climbs, the rock proves technical and slow.

The never-ending hills and technical level of the roads will have you really appreciating the few pavement sections out there. Expect this to be one of the most challenging gravel courses in the country, but also one of the most beautiful and rewarding.

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