Calendar

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.

 

Mar
16
Fri
Three Days of Syllamo @ Blanchard Springs
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day
Three Days of Syllamo @ Blanchard Springs

Day One – 50K: This run will take place on the Syllamo trails. Full aid stations will be provided at approximately 4-8 miles apart.
Day Two – 50 MILE: “This is where the fun starts”. This run will be held on the Sylamore, Syllamo, and Ozark Highlands trails that winds, climbs and descends through the beautiful Sylamore
Ranger District including several creek crossings, past scenic vistas and bluffs and through dense forest. Full aid stations will be located approximately 4-9 miles apart.
Day Three – 20K: This run will take place on the Syllamo trails. Aid will be provided at the halfway point.

Race Fees

Stage entry fee $160 or $65 for 50k, $75 for 50mi. and $35 for 20k individually before February 14. After February 14 the Stage entry fee will be $190 or $80 for 50k, $90 for 50mi. and $50 for 20k individually. Entry fee will include giveaways, great race bags, entertainment and meals after both the 50k and 50mi.

REFUND POLICY: 100% refund before 12/15/2016; NO REFUND after thereafter.

Stage entries are limited to 100

Total entries are limited to 200

Location

Race headquarters will be at Blanchard Springs Campground pavilion.

All races will start and finish at Blanchard Springs Campground.

Times and Cut-Offs

The 50k will start at 9:00 AM, 9:00hr cut-off (check-in begins at 8:00AM), the 50mi. will start at 6:00 AM, 14hr cut-off (check-in begins at 5:00AM) and the 20k will start at 9:00 AM, 6hr cut-off (check-in begins at 8:00AM).

Markings

Courses are marked with permanent rectangle markers, flour, and surveyors ribbon. This is a trail run and it will be marked as a trail run, you must stay alert and watch for markings.

Important

NO WHINING!!!

Awards

Awards ceremonies will be held after the completion of the stage for Overall male and female and Masters male and female. Awards will also be given to the overall male and female for the 50k, 50mi. and 20k individually. All Stage finishers will receive a really cool custom award handcrafted by a local artist.

Drop Bags / Grub

Drop bags may be put out on the 50K and 50mi only.

Post race meal and refreshments will be provided to entrants and guest after the 50K and 50mi. Over the past few years I noticed how much waste we were generating, So in 2011, we made some changes to help be a little more GREEN. We do not provide bowls, plates, utensils or cups during the meal. So bring your own reusable items and we will provide the rest. This will help us generate less going to the landfill. Thanks

Really Important

NO COMPLAINING!!!

Mar
17
Sat
Mills Park Trail Day @ Bryant, AR
Mar 17 all-day
Mills Park Trail Day @ Bryant, AR | Bryant | Arkansas | United States

Building a new section onto the orange trail

Mar
18
Sun
Sunday Singletrack with GO!Natural @ Pinnacle Mountain East Summit
Mar 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

This week for Sunday Singletrack you’ve really got options. The plan is two loops around the technical Pinnacle Base trail, but summiting Pinnacle East – just like OT50 does – is really convenient too! Meet at the East trailhead parking lot, 8am

Bentonville Tweed Ride @ Pedaler’s Pub
Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bentonville Tweed Ride @ Pedaler’s Pub

Get your wardrobe assistant, milliner, mustache wax, and jewelry ready for NWA’s first-ever Tweed Ride. If you’ve never attended or seen one you should definitely check it out. Beautiful outfits and usually quite a few classy bikes abound as well.

We will take a quick stroll to take a photo in front of Crystal Bridges and then stroll along to One Eyed Jacks Fine Tobacco Lounge for a snifter and or whatever you fancy. From there we will mosey on back to the Pub where we will award prizes for best dressed. Stay for 10% off your tab or get back to your cats and dogs before their game of poker gets out of hand!

Route : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26692910

Mar
24
Sat
Ouachita Challenge @ Oden School
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day
Ouachita Challenge @ Oden School | Oden | Arkansas | United States

Now in its second decade, this unique event provides a sixty plus mile loop and two days of mountain bike touring and racing on two of our best trails. The Ouachita Trail is known for its challenging climbs, vast technical sections, and scenic views of the Ouachita River. The Womble Trail (an IMBA Epic) is known for its fast trails and scenic views of the Ouachita Mountains and valleys.

With our many great sponsors and the support from numerous volunteer groups, we make every effort to assure you that your Ouachita Challenge Mountain Bike Adventure is a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Course Maps and Descriptions

Course Map

Ouachita Challenge Race and Tour Course Directions

Click here to obtain a GPS file of the Ouachita Challenge

Styx n’Stones Trail Run @ Devils Den State Park
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Styx n'Stones Trail Run @ Devils Den State Park | West Fork | Arkansas | United States

Race Information Styx n’Stones Trail Run

 

 

Race Information:

  • Time/Location: 8:00AM. Day Use Pavilion.
  • Distance: Approximately 30K (18.6 miles). The short option is 15K (9.3 Miles).
  • Aid: There will be aid stations. This will include water, sports drink and light food. Water bottle highly recommended.
  • FEE: No fees. No frills. No wimps. No whining. Donations to help cover costs are appreciated. There will be a donation can at the sign-in table.
  • Ultra Trail Series: This race is part of the UTS. More information on the UTS
  • Timing: Please keep your own time and sign in at the finish. Results will be posted on www.runArkansas.com
  • Difficulty: This is a long race on difficult, technical trail.

Runner Info:

  • Gaiters recommended: expect any combination of sticks, stones, boulders, mud, scree, grit, trail debris, rocks, sand, slippery rocks, roots, loose rocks…
  • Much of the trail is very technical. Don’t plan to run a personal best here. Enjoy the great outdoors and exercise your demons.
  • Major climb the first two plus miles. Gnarly climb at ~13 miles.
  • Six hour time limit. Runners passing the 9-mile checkpoint after 10:50 AM will be required to stop at 15k. Assume the 30k will take nearly as long as a road marathon.

Getting there:

  • From the north, I-540 to the West Fork exit, right on Highway 170.
  • From the south, I-540 to the Winslow exit, Left on Highway 74.

Contact:

Dam Mountain Trail 10K @ Lake Catherine
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come run on the Dam Mountain Trail at Lake Catherine State Park. This is a technical run as the trail has rocks, downed trees and such.
Arkansas Getting Everyone Outside Event
501(c)(3) Non Profit

Mar
28
Wed
Boozy Rooftop Yoga @ Agasi Rooftop Bar
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Meet us for yoga on the rooftop terrace at Agasi 7 (atop the Downtown Hilton Garden Inn) for some beautiful views, awesome yoga, and yummy beverages! Enjoy a beer or a signature cocktail during – or after – your practice. All levels of experience welcomed and encouraged!
$20 – includes class and your first beer or signature cocktail.
*Please bring your own yoga mat and anything else you may need for your practice (towels, props, etc).
*Please arrive early to get registered and situated before class begins at 6pm.
Cheers!

Mar
30
Fri
Cow Paddy 5K/1K @ Gulley Park
Mar 30 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

cow paddy

Our Mission

To positively impact our community by providing access to health and fitness opportunities and financially supporting academic excellence.

Events and Youth Programs

Youth Running Clubs
Summer Youth Running Camps
Family Friendly Community Events
Fundraising Race Events: Cow Paddy Run & Hero Half Marathon

The Cow Paddy Run is comprised of a 5K and 1K Fun Run at Gulley Park in Fayetteville, AR hosted by The Spark Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to create a positive impact in our community by providing increased access to health and fitness opportunities while supporting academic excellence. Proceeds support innovative educational projects in schools through the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation as well as our Foundation’s outreach programming.

**To guarantee a race T-shirt, you must register by February 28, 2018.**

Please note: we must place our shirt order two (2) weeks in advance. Those participants registering on or after March 1, 2018 will receive a race T-shirt on a first-come, first-served basis. Cow Paddy Run cannot guarantee any size offerings or availability.

Mar
31
Sat
Iron Pig Festival @ Fayetteville Executive Airport
Mar 31 @ 7:00 am
Iron Pig Festival @ Fayetteville Executive Airport | Greenland | Arkansas | United States

4 EVENTS – Duathlon, 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, and Bike Time Trial.

Iron Pig Festival

Iron Pig Duathlon

A USA Triathlon sanctioned duathlon that consists of a 3 mile run, 18 mile bike and 3 mile run.

Iron Pig Run/Walk

5K Run and a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk which are both held on the same course. The flattest course you’ll ever run/walk on!

Iron Pig Time Trial

USA Cycling sanctioned 17 mile bike time trial. Known as the “race of truth”, cyclists can test themselves against the clock. Several categories with a non-aero equipment category as well. Come set a course record or test yourself against the times of the duathlon competitors.
THE COURSES:The run courses are flat and fast! The bike course is out and back on Scenic Hwy 71. The finish is located just in front of the airport terminal. This course is geared to people looking for a challenge, but is not too hilly for an early season test. A good first-time event for an individual or team or a great way to kickoff the race season for the seasoned athlete.

THE COURSES:
The run courses are flat and fast! The bike course is out and back on Scenic Hwy 71. The finish is located just in front of the airport terminal. This course is geared to people looking for a challenge, but is not too hilly for an early season test. A good first-time event for an individual or team or a great way to kickoff the race season for the seasoned athlete.
Salt County Bike Tour @ Bryant High School Stadium
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Bike Tour of Salt County Choose from a 50, 20, or 10 mile ride benefiting the Imagination Library of Saline County!

Join us March 31st for a Bike Tour of Salt County!
 

Date: March 31, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Starting & Ending at Bryant High School Hornet Stadium
Address: 801 N Reynolds Rd, Bryant, AR 72022
Distance: 50, 20, 10 mile options
Cost: $25 registration for any distance
For more information please email dpoindexter@cityofbryant.com
Redneck Run @ Springdale Senior Center
Mar 31 @ 8:30 am

Redneck Run

Early Registration for 5K: $20
After March 9th for 5K: $25
First 75 to register get a t-shirt
1 mile run/walk: $10 (Kids get a medal)
Please dress up!

5K starts at 8:30 and the 1 mile will begin right after.
After both the 5K and 1 mile, awards will be given to the following: the fastest 5 guys, fastest 5 gals, oldest redneck, slowest redneck, and best outfit.

Registration includes a flap jack breakfast along with country tunes after the race.

Don’t want to run or walk? Come for just the pancakes! $5 per person

You can register online or by mailing in registration form
For more information call: 479.751.1521

Clinton Hunger Run 5K @ Clinton Courthouse
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Clinton Hunger Run 5K or Walk is headed up by a board of residents of Van Buren County. The hope of this event is to unite our community to raise awareness and funds to support our local food banks, Food for Life and the Choctaw Food Bank.

This family friendly event encourages participation of the whole family and all ages. The event’s mission is to provide a quality and competitive running event while promoting and raising funds for our local food banks. This race runs through the beautiful Ozarks of Arkansas.

Welcome!

The Clinton Hunger 5K Run or Walk is headed up by a board of residents of Van Buren County. The hope of this event is to unite our community to raise awareness and funds to support our local food banks, Food for Life and the Choctaw Food Bank.

This family friendly event encourages participation of the whole family and all ages. The event’s mission is to provide a quality and competitive running event while promoting and raising funds for our local food banks. This race runs through the beautiful Ozarks of Arkansas.

Orienteering Course at Devil’s Den @ Devils Den State Park
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Orienteering Course at Devil's Den @ Devils Den State Park

Orienteering Course at Devil’s Den

Real world, hands-on training at Devils’ Den State Park. Learn how to use a map and compass to plot a course or find yourself when lost. We will meet at the pavilion in front of Lee Creek Dam at 9:00 AM. Bring your own lunch, weather appropriate hiking clothes, and plenty of water. We will hike about 5 miles. 16 person max. Call the Rogers location for more information: 479-845-1344

COST: $50 (includes: compass, UTM grid reader, and waterproof map)

Bad Moon Rising @ Trimble Ranch
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 1 @ 1:00 am
Bad Moon Rising @ Trimble Ranch | Berryville | Arkansas | United States

The rowdy ENDURANCE mountain bike race setting the trend… The Bad Moon Rising returns Saturday, March 31st, 2018!

The CC Riders, the Carroll County Branch of the OORC, are stoked to present the Bad Moon Rising, featuring the private trail system at the Trimble Ranch in Berryville, Arkansas. With solo and team categories available… it’s 6-hours of endurance mountain biking at its best.

With free camping, laser light shows, costumes, bonfires, food, and shenanigans – grab your best buds and come experience racing in the Arkansas Ozarks by the light of a full moon!

You want to save this date. Additional details coming soon.

Apr
6
Fri
30th Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival @ Devils Den State Park
Apr 6 @ 2:30 pm – Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm
30th Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival @ Devils Den State Park

Thirty years of Arkansas Mountain Biking culminates April 6th – 8th for one amazing weekend of celebration at the birthplace of Arkansas Mountain Biking… Devils Den The State Parks of Arkansas!

For 3-decades, mountain bikers have gathered on the banks of Lee Creek for a weekend celebrating the magical Ozark Mountains and the trail system that started it all… the Fossil Flats Trail.

This family-friendly weekend has something for everyone… from a rowdy big splash competition, hosted group rides, camping, cookouts, and a schedule full of various shenanigans for riders of all skill levels.

Schedule of events (All ride will start at the Fossil Flats Trailhead at Campsite “A” unless denoted)

Friday, April 6th

2:30 pm – We’ll kick the festival off with the 30th Annual Anniversary Ride hosted by Devils Den State Park! Celebrate 30 years of Arkansas mountain biking with a ride on one of the first mountain bike trails in the state! Beginner and intermediate riders welcome on this 6-mile group ride.

7:30 pm – As the sun sets, join fellow riders for a ONCE A YEAR experience and the 13th Annual Devils Den State Park NIGHT Ride! This is the only time of the year that the trail officially stays open after dark. Beginner and intermediate riders welcome and lights are REQUIRED. Please use good judgment if considering taking the kids along.

Saturday, April 7th

The White Squirrel Rides presented by the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists

9:00 am – Join fellow novice riders for “The White Squirrel” Family Ride and a 3-mile family friendly adventure in search of the elusive White Squirrel on some of the earliest Arkansas single track!

10:00 am – Faster paced 6-mile Intermediate Riders Workshop focused on enhancing rider’s technical mountain biking skills and picking cleaner lines while riding with some seasoned veterans of Arkansas mountain biking.

10:30 am – Gather your gal pals for the Annual Ladies Ride at Fossil Flats! Join fellow female cyclists for a 6-mile group ride open to beginner and intermediate riders!

11:00 am – Just getting started in mountain biking? Join in on a 4-mile Beginner Riders Workshop focused on basic bike handling skills, ascending, and descending while negotiating rugged terrain.

12:00 pm – The return of the “Cannonball” big splash contest! If you missed last years shenanigans not to worry, just gather at the banks of the Lee Creek crossing to see daring contestants battle it out for the biggest splash in the Ozarks! COSTUMES ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone looking to participate as the crowd determines the winners!

1:00 pm – There’s a good chance that elusive White Squirrel eluded us in the morning. Join in on this 6-mile group ride as we take a different approach in our search by riding the trails… backward! Open to beginner and intermediate riders, this will be the days only official opportunity to experience the trail from a counterclockwise direction.

2:00 pm – Looking for something for the younger riders? We’ll be hosting a Kids Skills Clinic for the youngest riders on a beginner friendly obstacle course!

2:30 pm – Looking for more? Join fellow riders for an Intermediate Group Ride featuring 10+ miles of brisk riding on portions of Hwy. 74, the historic Butterfield Hiking Trail, and Fossil Flats including the days longest descent, climb, and mileage.

4:00 pm – We’ll conclude the days search for the White Squirrel with our Annual Poker Run and a family friendly 3-mile search! Riders will travel to five different stops on the trail, collecting cards to build the best poker hand! Take your cards to the evening cookout to see if your hand will win some sweet swag!

6:00 pm – We’re not done with the shenanigans! Think you’ve got any legs left? Sign-up for a spirited team paddle boat race! Just grab a buddy and meet at the Lake Devil Pool Pavilion for this spectator friendly spectacle!

7:00 pm – After a full day of riding, you’re sure to be hungry! Join fellow festival goers for the 30th Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival Cookout sponsored by Rogue Trails at the Lake Devil Pavilion for grub, ice cream, and good times with family and friends!

Sunday, April 8th

9:00 am – Based on feedback we’re working on something special featuring a big day on the bike. Stay tuned for more details!

While the 30th Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival is FREE to attend, if you plan on staying the weekend (and you should) campgrounds can be purchased at Devils Den State Park by calling 479-761-3325!

Apr
7
Sat
Arkansas Wine Country 100 Cycling Tour 2018 @ Post Familie Winery
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Arkansas Wine Country 100 Cycling Tour 2018 @ Post Familie Winery | Altus | Arkansas | United States

Ride thru scenic hilly Arkansas Wine Country along the Arkansas River Valley while supporting Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  Choose from  17 mile, 35 mile, 100K, 80 mile, or 100-mile tours which all begin & end at Post Familie Winery.  The 100 mile, 80 mile, and 100k routes cross the Arkansas River over the Scranton Bridge to Paris and back over the Ozark Bridge finishing by going up Saint Mary’s Mountain from the north to the Winery.  Registrants by March 27 will be guaranteed a 2018 dry fit tee.  This year the tour is part of the Wine, Wheels, & Wellness Festival hosted by Post Familie Winery which will be serving a farm to table luncheon menu for purchase.  Other activities will include Music and Yoga & Zumba in the Vineyard with Sole 2 Soul of Russellville, AR. Rest stops will include Elete Electrolytes again this year. Sag wagons are provided by Carr’s Chain Reaction of Russellville and Lewis & Clark of Rogers. Sponsored by AR River Valley Circle of Friends for Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Event details and schedule

* This is a rain or shine event, online price is $45 & closes April 3 at 11:59 pm PST
* Registration begins at 7:00 AM April 7 & price is $50
* The 100-mile tour begins at 8:00 AM SHARP
* Followed by the 80 & 100k at 8:45 AM,  then 35 & 17 at 9:15 AM
* 2013 Bandanas, 2015 – 2017 Tees are for sale at the event and additional tees can be ordered & purchased when registering for $10 each.  Tees ordered by March 27 are guaranteed.

Email direct to adicken@cswnet.com for route pdf, hotel & camping info

* Bicycle helmets are required by all riders
* The course will close at 3 PM and after that cyclists will be on their own
* Services provided will include sag wagon, stocked rest stations, and emergency services.

* Farm to Table Luncheon menu by Post Familie Winery will be available for purchase.
* ALL proceeds benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

* When you arrive in Altus, please park your vehicle in the empty lot across from the Winery. Signs will be posted.
*Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Arkansas-Wine-Country-100-201144309920310/

This is the first leg of the new Arkansas Charity Challenge so check it out and learn more at www.facebook.com/ArkansasCharityChallenge

Capital City Classic 10K @ Two Rivers Park
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Capital City Classic 10K

The race starts within Two Rivers Park, winding through park roads until reaching the 1 mile marker near the park entrance. The first mile is all flat. Approximately 1/3 of the way through the 2nd mile, runners will exit the park and head west on County Farm Rd on a long, straight stretch lasting 1.5 miles.

The course now turns north for a short straight stretch which takes runners past the 3 mile and 5K markers. Here the course turns right and snakes southeast along Beck Rd. After running 2/3 of a mile on Beck Rd, the 4 mile marker is reached. The runners will continue on Beck Rd until returning to County Farm Rd where the course heads due east.

This second long, straight stretch along County Farm Rd lasts nearly a mile, passing the 5 mile marker, and returns the runners to Two Rivers Park. The race has now reached its final stage.

There is less than one mile to go as runners travel back over park roads to the finish line. The final stretch of the race is flat and straight, allowing the racers full view of the finish line before hitting the six mile marker. Overall, the route is very flat with few turns, and typically moderate weather allows for fast times.

Winona Grynder: Gravel @ Blue Springs Grill
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Winona Grynder: Gravel @ Blue Springs Grill | Hot Springs Village | Arkansas | United States

***ALL DETAILS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING PERMIT***

Gravel race and ride through the beautiful Ouachita Forest, north of Hot Springs, AR. Distances available for 35 and 62 miles. Aid stations and SAG provided.

***The Strava link and GPX files are showing less than 5K ft of climbing. That’s underestimated. It’s probably closer to 7K ft. We’re going to get an on-course GPS measurement, as opposed to trusting Strava’s course builder, in the coming weeks.

The 35-mile tour course will be along the 100K race course and just turn around earlier. We’ll course specific info and GPX files in the coming weeks.

Race day info here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1n6DymG452VPHJ_ZFH45wEe5xvFs18LaW

100K GPX file here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lin5-q1CUAzCeJ2qO9uTK0P2dMLZ9SfJ

100K Strava link her:
https://www.strava.com/routes/11947274

More info to follow…

Downtown Dash @ Junior League
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Downtown Dash @ Junior League  | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

The race will start at 8:30 am at the Junior League Building on Scott Street and will feature Downtown Little Rock landmarks, such as the River Market, Clinton Library, and Arkansas Arts Center. The race is also handicap and stroller accessible. In addition to the 10K/5K, this year’s event will include a Kids 1K event, “Downtown Dash, Jr.” Downtown Dash, Jr. will begin at 8:00 a.m.

The Junior League of Little Rock is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Apr
11
Wed
Le Ride Film @ UA Breckenridge Stadium 12 Theater
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Le Ride Film @ UA Breckenridge Stadium 12 Theater | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Documentary film recreating the 1928 Tour de France. Must pre-purchase tickets for this on-demand showing.

Apr
12
Thu
Joe Martin Stage Race @ Fayetteville, AR
Apr 12 – Apr 15 all-day
Joe Martin Stage Race @ Fayetteville, AR | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

The Joe Martin Stage Race is a 4-day, 4-stage professional men and women’s cycling race along with a 2-day, 3-stage amateur stage race held in early spring each year in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

2017 will mark the 40th anniversary of the amateur races; 15th anniversary on the USA Cycling Pro Racing Tour (PRT) and 3rd year to be on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) America Tour calendar.

The Joe Martin Stage Race is part of both the USAC Pro Racing Tour (PRT) which is the pro and elite amateur cycling tour of USA Cycling and the UCI America Tour. USA Cycling is the national governing body of cycling operating under the United States Olympic Committee. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the world governing body for the sport of cycling recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Over 750 athletes and teams from 27 countries and all 50 states will be attending the race.

Apr
13
Fri
Kilted Mile @ Lyon College
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm

The Kilted Mile

The race will take place on Main Street on Friday, April 13th beginning at 5:30 p.m., and runners will line up at 12th and Main. Registration will begin at 4 p.m. at the Municipal Buliding. In both men and women’s categories, the cash awards will be $150 (first place), $75 (second place), and $25 (third place).

For $15, participants not only join the race but also receive a kilt to wear while they run!

Apr
14
Sat
Joe Martin Gran Fondo @ Fayetteville, AR
Apr 14 – Apr 15 all-day
Joe Martin Gran Fondo @ Fayetteville, AR | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

What is the Joe Martin Gran Fondo?
The Joe Martin Gran Fondo will consist of four courses. All routes are held on portions of the same course as the pro and amateurs have or are competing on. And there are new routes from past years including the beast. It may not be 110 miles, but The 74 will make you feel like a Pro after you’re finished.

What are the 3 courses like?
A 23-mile option.
(NEW) The 41 – original Joe Martin race loop, but with 700′ less climbing than the 51
The medium course (51 miles) is held on the traditional Saturday loop race course.
The long course (74 miles)

Hogeye Marathon/Half Marathon/Relays/5K @ Springdale Square
Apr 14 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hogeye Marathon/Half Marathon/Relays/5K @ Springdale Square | Springdale | Arkansas | United States

Race Info:

The Hogeye Marathon will start at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The race will start and finish on Emma Ave. in Springdale’s Downtown District.  Timing will end 7 hours from the start. Participants may start early if this is not adequate time. There will be one early start at 6:30 a.m.  Keep in mind you must know the course as it will be unsupported until 7:00.  Please contact race director and you must sign up at the expo after you pick up your packet.  If you do not sign up at the packet pick-up, you will not be allowed to start early.

The Half Marathon will take in many scenic parts of Springdale and also have a section entering Fayetteville, before returning to the downtown, Emma Ave finish.

Hoof it for Heifer 20k Trail Run @ Petit Jean State Park
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am
Hoof it for Heifer 20k Trail Run @ Petit Jean State Park  | Morrilton | Arkansas | United States

it for Heifer is a 20k trail run on the Boy Scouts of America Trail in Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, AR. The proceeds from the run will be given to Heifer USA. Heifer USA is a domestic program that empowers local food and farm entrepreneurs in Arkansas.

Double Barrel Poker Ride @ Benton County Quail
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Double Barrel Poker Ride @ Benton County Quail | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

What:
Ride your choice of 2 gravel loops leaving right from the Quail Barn and pick up poker cards along the way. Mileage will be around 25 miles for the big loop and 13miles for the shorter. The route will be on chunky gravel roads. Blast clay pigeons when you return to earn bonus cards. We have awesome prizes to best hand at the end. And rumor has it the BCQ will be putting a shotgun in the bounty.

When:
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Riders meeting at 1:45pm
Roll out at 2pm.
Shoot as much as you like post ride.
Stay for jambalaya, crawfish, drinks and live music.

Where:
Starts and ends at Benton County Quail.

The course will be well marked with red arrows. Both the long loop and short loop routes will go clockwise. Driving the route I got 20 miles for the big loop. The short will be between 13-15 miles.

Ride course turn by turn:
1. Leave the Quail Barn and turn right (North) on to 72
2. Take a hard left (South) at the first dirt road, Waters Rd.
3. Turn right (West) at the stop sign onto Seba Rd. (Church on corner)
4. Seba will force you right then left and put you onto Mt. Olive Rd.
5. Turn right (North) at the stop sign and onto Fishback Rd.
6. When the road forks take it left onto Fruitwood Rd.
*Short loopers stay on Fruitwood for about 1.5 miles and fork right off of Fruitwood and onto Dickson. Take Dickson through a few forced left and right turns until you come to the intersection where DB volunteers will get you a random poker card. This intersection is where big loopers connect back with short loopers. Get your random poker card and turn right. Now skip ahead to #11
7. Long looper will stay left on Fruitwood for another 2 miles and turn right (North) on to Herman Rd.
8. Take Herman Rd. until you T into 72 and go right (East).
9. Stay on 72 for less than 1 mile and take a hard right (South) onto the dirt road, Bluebird Rd.
10. A short ways down Bluebird will force you left (East) and take you to the short loop intersection where you’ll GET A POKER CARD OF YOUR CHOICE.
11. Both short and long loopers are now on the same path home and will continue East for a short ways until the road forces you through a few rights and lefts.
12. When you get to the major road, 279, take it left (North) for only a few hundred feet.
13. Take your first soft right onto the dirt road, Galyean Stables Rd.
14. Take Galyean Stables East until you T back into 72.
15. Take a right onto 72 until and go 1 mile until you get back to the Quail Barn entrance on the left.

Things to bring:
-Your bike, helmet and whatever you want to ride in.
-Change of clothes for relaxing post ride.
-Friends and lots of them.
-Guns will be provided so please leave yours at home. We’ll have plenty so don’t worry. Thanks to Winchester you’ll also shoot for free.
*Mountain bikes or road bikes with 35mm or wider tires. If you’re new to riding on dirt then a mountain bike would be best. Give Phat Tire a call to rent a mountain bike.479-715-6170

DIRECTIONS to Benton County Quail (Quail Barn):
From the Bentonville Square go 6 miles West on Central (72). When you pass the water tower get ready to turn right in about a 1/4 mile. You’ll see a white sign “Benton County Quail”. Turn there. 11674 Arkansas 72, Bentonville, AR 72712

Phat Tire, Benton County Quail, Red Ridge Outfitters, Signature Bank, Ozark Beer Company and, Winchester make this a free event for everyone.

Google Map Double Barrel Routes
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qBoLh7MU3VIluJ07Rl_kkco-MOo&usp=sharing

Apr
15
Sun
Bicycle Ride Around Arkansas (BRAA) @ Walmart parking (tentative)
Apr 15 – Apr 21 all-day
Bicycle Ride Around Arkansas (BRAA) @ Walmart parking (tentative)  | Camden | Arkansas | United States

This 5 or 6 self-contained bicycle tour will do a loop around south Arkansas. All are welcome but must join the club before the ride begins. We camp along the way and usually eat in diners. Register your interest for the event on the website.

Apr
21
Sat
Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run @ Maumelle Park Pavilion 8
Apr 21 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run @ Maumelle Park Pavilion 8 | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run

50 Mile and 50K Information

Date: April 21, 2018

Location: Maumelle Park, Little Rock, Arkansas, Pavilion # 8 (see map and directions)

Starting Time: 6:00 AM (Prompt) for both races. Runners must check in at the pavilion between 5:00 and 5:45 AM.

Packets: Race packets may be picked up at Pavilion #8 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, April 17th, or between 5:00 and 5:45 AM race morning.

Course: A picturesque climb over Pinnacle Mountain followed by an out-and-back along the shore of Lake Maumelle. Course includes six miles of asphalt and the remainder on scenic, rocky, single-track trail. Pinnacle Mountain trails will be utilized on the “out” portion only. Several highway crossings will be involved. There will be no traffic control. Please be responsible and be careful!

Trail: The Ouachita Trail is a single track foot path on which no bikes or motorized vehicles are allowed. The trail is permanently marked with blue blazes. Turns are marked with two blue blazes. Additional markers (blue ribbons) will be out.

Aid: Eleven staffed aid stations for 50-mile; seven for 50Km. (See mileage/aid station chart.) Carrying at least one fluid bottle is HIGHLY advised.

Crew access: Crews can meet runners at East Pinnacle Parking Lot, West Summit Trailhead, Northshore, and the Hwy 10 turnaround only.

Drop Bags: Drop bags will be taken to the 16 and 36-mile aid station (Northshore), and to the turnaround point for the 50 mile (Highway 10). Please label dropbags with your name and “Northshore” or “Hwy 10” to avoid confusion. Bring all bags to the race check-in between 5:00 and 5:45 AM. Bags will be returned to the finish area after the race.

Cut-off Times: There is a 13-hour time limit for both races. Runners registered in the 50 Mile have the option to change to the 50Km during the race. To continue in the 50 Mile race, a runner must exit the Northshore aid station by 10:15 AM (out-bound) and 3:30 PM (returning), and the Hwy 10 Turnaround aid station by 12:50 PM. These cut-off times will be strictly enforced.

Awards: Finishing awards to each 50K and 50 Mile finisher. Overall awards to first male and female finisher in the 50K and 50 Mile. Awards will be presented as you finish.. Technical shirts to all entrants. Food will be provided at the finish – hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.

Race Director: Chrissy Ferguson, e-mail (Preferred) OT50@RunArkansas.com ; phone 501-803-9411

Cardiac Classic Ride @ Burns Park Soccer Complex
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cardiac Classic Ride @ Burns Park Soccer Complex | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

20, 50 and 63K ride routes to choose from. (more information to come)

Pedaler’s Bash Marathon Race @ Pedaler's Pub
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Pedaler's Bash Marathon Race @ Pedaler's Pub | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

– 45-mile single track course
– Top 5 payout men, female, SS
– Swag, t-shirt, awards, giveaways
– Mass start, neutral rollout 9 am
– Start/Finish, The Pedaler’s Pub
– Pre-reg (bikereg) and day of reg.
-$85 pre-reg ending Dec. 10th
$90 pre-reg ending Dec 24th
$95 pre-reg ending Dec 30th
$100 day of registration 6am-8:30 am
– Atomic Timing/DLT events sponsor
It’s NEW YEARS EVE!!!!
– Pre-race dinner/race meeting 5-7pm
– Day of racers meeting 8:30 am
– Post race libations/food provided
– LIVE MUSIC FROM 3PM-12AM BY:
FETT’S FOLLEY &
DR. NOLA AND THE SOULSHAKERS
-RACE SUNDAY–HOLIDAY MONDAY!!!
-FUN, FITNESS, AND FELLOWSHIP
OZARK MOUNTAINS MARATHON RACE

course profile https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26490660
pedalersbash.com

Rocket 5K and Rocket Kids’ Dash @ Catholic High School
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Rocket 5K- yeah it’s tough, get over it.

The 13th Annual Rocket 5K Race will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Catholic High School. The Rocket 5K Race is tough, living up to the theme “It’s Tough…Get Over It” but is also is a family race.You can run or walk the 5K or 3K. You can bring your dog to walk the 3K with Zeke, the CHS resident canine.

CHS Foundation & Alumni Association

The Foundation/Alumni Association’s mission is to provide need-based tuition assistance to boys regardless of their financial situation and to supplement teachers’ salaries in order to attract and retain the best and the brightest educators.

Kids Rocket Dash

Children 10 and under can participate in the Kids’ Rocket Dash. Each child who participates goes home a winner with his or her very own medal. There is a 100 meter dash for 1-4 year olds and a 300 meter dash for ages 5-10 divided into age groups.

Begins after the finish of the 5KRace/3K Walk, around 8:45 a.m.

RussVegas Half Marathon and Relay
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

RussVegas Half Marathon is more than just a PR fast course covering 13.1 miles in Russellville, AR on Saturday April 21, 2018. First, the RussVegas Half is an opportunity to help those we love by supporting the River Valley Circle of Friends and Children’s Hospital. It is a showcase as participants start and finish through the streets of HIstoric Downtown.  It is an atmosphere with “Spirit Stations” throughout the course cheering and playing music.  It is a community where more than 300 volunteers and local business’s pull out the red carpet for participants and family. Finally, it is a festival, this year we are continuing our Friday Night events to include a kids mile, 5k Glow Run, bands, food, and an expo. Whether you are looking for your best time, a fun time, or just a little down time — we look forward to showing you everything the RussVegas Half has to offer.

Apr
28
Sat
Buffalo River Biathlon – Trail Runs @ Buffalo National River - Highway 14 Bridge
Apr 28 all-day
Buffalo River Biathlon - Trail Runs @ Buffalo National River - Highway 14 Bridge | Yellville | Arkansas | United States

In conjunction with the 2018 Buffalo National River Biathlon, the TRAIL MARATHON and a TRAIL HALF MARATHON take place on the Buffalo River Trail, starting at Hwy 14 Bridge, through Spring Creek and to S. Maumee (for the full).

Saturday – Trail Marathon & Trail Half Marathon
Sunday – Trail Run / Kayak Biatholon (Individual, Tandem or Relay)

Panther Prowl 5K @ Pulaski Height Middle School
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Fun, but challenging 5K through the rolling and scenic hills of Hillcrest! Be Strong. Be a Panther! Pulaski Heights Middle School PTSA is hosting the Second Annual Panther Prowl 5K run on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 8AM. The race will start at Pulaski Heights Middle School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Race proceeds will benefit the Pulaski Heights Middle School PTSA. [recent_products per_page=”12″ columns=”4″ pagination=”yes”]

St. Francis Gravel Classic @ Mississippi River State Park
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
St. Francis Gravel Classic @ Mississippi River State Park | Marianna | Arkansas | United States

The ST. Francis Gravel Classic consists of a 55, 25 and 12-mile bike ride on gravel roads starting at the Mississippi River State Park, near Marianna, AR.

There will be prizes for the top 3 riders in each distance from our host and sponsors.

There is only one classification of bikes for the awards. you can ride whatever kind of bicycle you like as long as it has front and rear brakes and no motor other than human.

The 55-mile ride will take you on the St. Francis Parkway and The Great River Road (also known as the High Road and Low Road respectively).  All distances will ride around Bear Creek lake on Gravel Road 225 to reach the Parkways.  The 12 Mile Ride will Continue the loop around Bear Creek Lake and back to the State Park, the last 5 miles are paved.  The 25 and 55 Mile Ride will take the gravel High Road toward Storm Creek Lake.  The 25 Mile Ride will take Gravel Road 260 to the Low Road and back to Bear Creek Lake and The State Park.The 55 Mile Ride will continue on to Storm Creek Lake and take Gravel Road 215 to the gravel Low Road and north back to Bear Creek Lake.

The 55 Mile Ride will make a second loop of The High Road to Storm Creek Lake to The Low Road back north to Bear Creek Lake, and then back to the finish at The State Park.  The 55-mile ride has over 2,200 feet of elevation gain.  The last 5 miles are paved.

Arkansas 10M Classsic @ Murray Park
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

10M ClassicThe Arkansas 10M Classic will be on April 28th, 2018[product_search]! We had to move from our normal date because we did not want to have the race on Easter weekend. We hope all of you will join us again this year! All proceeds benefit the Cabot Band program! You can sign up at www.runsignup.com, then look for the “Arkansas 10 Mile Classic.” Hope to see you there!

RRCA 10-Mile Championship Race

Race day registration will be from 3:30-4:30pm
*Age group awards will be given *Chip-timing and online registration provided by Mac’s Race Timing Service. *Finisher’s Medal *T-shirts

Packet Pick-up will be at Go! Running (1819 N. Grant St., Little Rock) on Friday, April 27th from 12:00-6:00pm

Apr
29
Sun
“Bike On Bit” – Asher Ray Memorial Bicycle Ride @ Clinton Presidential Center
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
"Bike On Bit" - Asher Ray Memorial Bicycle Ride @ Clinton Presidential Center

Join the RevRock Cycling Club for a casual bicycle ride around the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in memory of 9-year old Asher Brooklyn Ray (Bit) who passed away on January 7th, 2018 after a 6-year battle with Ewing’s sarcoma. Many of you followed Bit’s courageous journey on The Brooklyn Project Facebook page (@TheBrooklynProject) and supported her parents, Justin and Susan Ray over these 6 years.

The 8-mile, easy-pace ride will start and finish at the Clinton Presidential Center parking lot. Check-in for the ride starts at 1:30 pm. The ride begins at 2:00 pm.

There is no entry fee for the ride. Donations may be made to Arkansas Children’s in-lieu of an entry fee. Proceeds from the ride will go to support the Hematology/Oncology Department at Arkansas Children’s. Donations are tax-deductible and may be made at check-in.

*Riders must be 13 years of age or older. Helmets are required to participate in the ride. Families with children under 13 years of age who would like to honor the Rays and remember Bit are welcome to join us at the starting line.

For more information contact the RevRock Cycling Club at RevRockCycling@gmail.com.

**A special thank you to the 3rd grade at The Anthony School for letting us use their artwork of Asher for this post. Go to: https://www.artsonia.com/museum/art.asp?id=60987898 for a better look at the piece of artwork created by Bit’s classmates in her memory.

May
2
Wed
One For All film @ Breckenridge Theater
May 2 @ 6:30 pm
One For All film @ Breckenridge Theater | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

On Demand film about a team training for and riding in the Tour de France.

May
4
Fri
Outback in the Ozarks – Pure Trail Edition @ Lake Leatherwood
May 4 – May 5 all-day
Outback in the Ozarks - Pure Trail Edition @ Lake Leatherwood

Outback Pure Trail Edition is held the first weekend in May when the Ozarks are bursting with vibrant spring colors and the Redbuds and Dogwoods are in full bloom. It is also held in Historic Eureka Springs at Lake Leatherwood (National Register of Historic Places).

In the tradition of Outback in the Ozarks 205-mile Endurance relay, our Pure Trail Edition offers a similar challenge with a completely different feel. Teams are a bit different.  Standard teams of 8 or Ultra Teams of 4 come together to run a 120-mile(ish) course consisting of three single-track, technical trail loops.   That’s right…NO ROADS HERE!