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.

 

Oct
20
Sat
Pedestal Rock 40 Ride/Lick Fork Gravel Grind @ Witts Springs Community Center
Oct 20 all-day
Pedestal Rock 40 Ride/Lick Fork Gravel Grind @ Witts Springs Community Center | Arkansas | United States

Voted most Rider-Friendly cycling event by participants.! Choose 10 – 20 – 40 – or 62 mile road ride or 15 – 30 – 45 – or 62 mile gravel grind. Low traffic, scenic roadways . All routes fully supported (First Responders , bike racks, water, etc.) . Plus multiple support stops, photographers, pre-ride coffee/pastries, ample post-ride country style meal, showers, sweet SWAG , Door Prizes.\, and T-shirt included. Free onsite camping before and after ride. Massages available. Routes suitable for most skill levels and challenge desires. Exceptional location provides truly wild and remote Ozark high country experience.

Soaring Wings Half Marathon / 10K @ McGee Center
Oct 20 @ 7:00 am

Course Description

The Soaring Wings of Conway Half Marathon course offers a USATF certified course (course #AR08013DLP) that is beautiful and rewarding. The course begins on College Avenue at Conway’s McGee Center, moving through beautiful West Conway. Part of the course follows Tucker Creek Trail, a paved pedestrian trail, then connects back to Conway’s roadways. You will see several of Conway’s schools, two golf courses, and some beautiful residential areas. Get ready to experience the best in southern hospitality as the residents of Conway line the streets and cheer you on ALL along the way! Check out a course map here!

The McGee Center is located at 3800 College Ave. Access to the McGee Center will only be available off of Prince St., just east of the Prince St. and Hogan Lane intersection.[featured_products per_page=”12″ columns=”4″ pagination=”yes”]

Angel One 5K @ Two Rivers Park
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Who we are:
Angel One is a flight team dedicated and specially trained to take care of the sickest children in Arkansas. The Angel One crew is responsible for safely bringing more than 2,000 kids every year to Arkansas Children’s Hospital where they can receive the life-saving care they need. In doing so, taking children and often one of their parents hours from their hometown. To some of them, gas money to be with their child or to return back home is something they can not afford. It’s those families we have helped through our last two races. Due to the great success we have had, this year we are not only going to continue our gas card program but also help families with other things they might need while at Arkansas Children’s Hospital with their sick child.

How you can help:
Attention runners, walkers, and families looking for a fun event supporting a great cause! It’s that time of year again to register for the Angel One 5K / 10K. This year’s event will be our biggest ever and you won’t want to miss it. To register or find more information about the event, just click the link below. We hope to see you there! Register now.

Survivors’ Challenge 10K @ Donald W Reynolds CANCER SUPPORT HOUSE
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am

October 20th, 2018

The 27th Annual Survivors’ Challenge 10K & 5K Runs; 5K Walk and Celebration Walk and 3rd Annual Over the Edge event will be held Saturday, October 20th!!  Proceeds from the weekend go to support the programs and services offered by the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House.

Thousands will lace up their sneakers to walk or run or strap on rappelling gear to raise money funds to support the programs and services offered to cancer fighters and survivors and their families by the Reynolds Cancer Support House.

Ouachita River Challenge @ Ouuachita River White Water Park
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is a 5 mile Kayak, followed by a 20K Bicycle and finishing with a 5K Run. Can be done by an individual or a 3 person team.

This is an exciting race! Starting at the Ouachita River Park in Malvern you will be transported to the base of Remmel Dam to begin the 5 mile kayak portion of the race. Next stage is the bicycle stage. You will mount your bicycle and head out Hwy 171 approx 6.2 miles, returning to the River Park. Final leg is a 5K run that is within the Water Park area finishing back at the Water Park Start/Finish area.

Cross Boss p/b SHAM Race 4 @ Cedar Glades Park
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cross Boss p/b SHAM Race 4 @ Cedar Glades Park

Race 4 in the Cross Boss p/b SHAM Events series is at Cedarglades Park in Hot Springs!!!

Registration is online at BikeReg here: bikereg.com/cross-boss-4
$25 prereg, $30 day of race, second race $10
You may also register for unlimited racing at all 5 races for $100 by Aug 12 at www.bikereg.com/cross-boss-series.

This event is USA Cycling sanctioned and will require a license for racing. A $10 one-day license can be acquired.

Race categories/times will be:
12p: Juniors (under 18), Cat 4/5 F (beginner), Masters Men open (40+)
12:40p: Cat 4/5 Men (beginner)
1:30p: Open male, open female
3:30p: SS male/female

Open male and female races will each have payouts for top 3 places of $40/$30/$20. The series payouts for the open male and female divisions will be $150/$100/$75/$50/$30.

First race will be 30 min, second race will be 40 min, third race will be 60 min, and last race is 40 min. Each category will start separately, approximately 30 seconds apart.

Oct
21
Sun
2018 Slobberknocker Gravel Grinder @ Lake Winona
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
2018 Slobberknocker Gravel Grinder @ Lake Winona | Arkansas | United States

It’s Back….The 2018 Slobberknocker Gravel Grinder returns October 21st to the Flatside Wilderness area of Lake Winona & Lake Sylvia in the Ouachita National Forest. This year’s route will be 46 miles of gut-wrenching climbs and heart-pounding decents, or as we say locally, “crawl up & bomb down!”…but the beauty and fun of it all is well worth the effort.

Riders will roll out at 9:00 am. The course is a 46-mile loop starting at Lake Winona Picnic Area. All Forest Service roads are dirt & rock (no pavement). Riders will traverse the Flatside Wilderness Area of the beautiful Ouachita National Forest. There will be 4,000 feet of elevation gain on this route.

This ride is considered self-supporting, however, a hydration/nutrition station will be located at approximately the halfway mark & there will be a sweep vehicle.

Start Time Gender Discipline Category Age Length
9:00 am Open Tour Open Open 46mi

Fee Late Fee Onsite Fee
$40 $50 $60

Online Registration at www.USACycling.org

Directions
Travel Hwy 10 west from I-430 for 25 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 9 at Williams Junction & go South 5 miles to Lake Winona Road – turn right. Go 4 miles to Reform Road – turn right. At top of hill, turn left onto Picnic Area drive. Look for direction signage.

For More Information
Any updates will be posted on the Facebook page.

Contact
Jim Allen jallen@team-carve.com
(501) 517-2501

7th Annual HOG on the Hill Mountain Bike Poker Ride @ Springhill Park
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
7th Annual HOG on the Hill Mountain Bike Poker Ride @ Springhill Park

Mountain Bike 5 Card Draw Poker Ride where the 3 Best Hands get 1/2 the Cash!! (60%, 25%, and 15% split). Cost is $20 a Rider & $10 if age is 12yrs and under with an optional $10 for two (2) more cards at the end of the ride. Lunch and Drinks Provided.

Sign up starts at 1:00 pm, Ride starts at 2:00 pm, Cut off at 3:15 pm, and Raffle prizes at 3:30.

Proceeds go to pay for Community Free Rides all day, Friday, December 21st, on the Ft. Smith Bus Transit in honor of Hanna Oil and Gas Founder Jim Hanna.

Oct
26
Fri
IMBA’s Dirty 30 @ Bentonville Square
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day
What is IMBA’s Dirty 30 all about?

For one weekend this fall, we’re taking over Bentonville, AR, to celebrate our 30th anniversary and properly acknowledge the people who have made great places to ride happen over the past 30 years. To make our Dirty 30 the best event possible, we joined forces with the first-ever Outerbike Bentonville for an incredible weekend of riding and partying with friends new and old, alike.

Join us to honor the historical stewardship successes of our community, celebrate where mountain biking is currently, and witness the great things to come in the future. And, of course, come ride on purpose-built, bike-specific singletrack and bike parks on the latest mountain bikes.

IMBA and its network of dedicated advocates have evolved significantly to respond to new opportunities to expand mountain biking to a broader audience. By continuing to work together, we will further develop and accelerate efforts that create, enhance and protect great places to ride mountain bikes.

Friday, Oct. 26
  • 10 a.m. — IMBA Dirty 30 ride, leaves from the Outerbike Festival. Routes and mileage TBD.
  • 11 a.m. — IMBA Dirty 30 women’s ride, leaves from the Outerbike Festival. Routes and mileage TBD.
  • Special Dirty 30-night activity, TBD.
Saturday, Oct. 27
  • 10 a.m. — IMBA Dirty 30 ride, leaves from the Outerbike Festival. Routes and mileage TBD.
  • 10:30 a.m. — IMBA Singletrack Society Ride with Dave Wiens and other special guests. Special invite required.Routes and mileage TBD.
  • 7 p.m. — IMBA Dirty 30 Celebration! Location TBD. Party includes awards ceremony; More Trails Close to Home campaign kickoff; food and drink; live entertainment; silent auction.

 

Outerbike
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day

Western Spirit Cycling has partnered with Visit Bentonville and OZ Trails to provide a third location for Outerbike in 2018. After we attended the IMBA Summit there last November we knew we had to bring Outerbike to Northwest Arkansas! From the fresh air of the Ozarks to the multiple trail hubs and bike parks the area has everything we could ask for.

As always, your registration fee buys you access to the all the bikes, lunches, beer, prizes, and entrance to our evening parties

  • Full Demo + IMBA Dirty 30 Party
    Full Demos! The whole shebang! 3 days of bike demos, 3 delicious lunches, access to local trails, prizes & contests, IMBA Dirty 30 party, and beer for 2 evenings at the event
    BYOB + IMBA Dirty 30 Party
    NO BIKE DEMOS with this ticket. If you are certain there is no better bike than the one you own and you feel guilty even thinking about riding another, this is the ticket for you. Bring Your Own Bike to Outerbike, enjoy access to local trails, 3 delicious lunches, prizes & contests, IMBA Dirty 30 party, and beer for 2 evenings!

     

  • Social Card + IMBA Dirty 30 Party
    NO BIKE DEMOS OR SHUTTLES with this ticket. Do you have a friend who wants to come to Outerbike but doesn’t ride bikes? The Social Card gives them access to all Outerbike events (except the bike demos and shuttles), including IMBA Dirty 30 party, lunches, and beer at the event.

Outback in the Ozarks 200-Mile Team Endurance Relay, The Out & Back Challenge and 65-Miles Relay @ Eureka Springs to Prairie Grove Arkansas
Oct 26 @ 6:00 am – Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm
Outback in the Ozarks 200-Mile Team Endurance Relay, The Out & Back Challenge and 65-Miles Relay @ Eureka Springs to Prairie Grove Arkansas | Eureka Springs | Arkansas | United States

200-Mile Team Endurance Relay that travels through five state parks and the beautiful and challenging Ozark Mountains. We also have the Out & Back Challenge (140-miles with no overnight running) or 65-mile one day relay.

Oct
27
Sat
Goblin Run 5K @ Downtown Activity Center
Oct 27 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Bentonville Parks & Recreation and Rebuilding Together for the 3rd race of the Run Bentonville Race Series: The Goblin Run. Costumes are encouraged for this spooooky race around town. Special awards to the best costumes!

Packet Pick-up will take place at the Downtown Activity Center (215 SW A St.) on Thursday, October 26th from 8am-8pm and Friday, October 27th from 8:00am-4:30pm.

Distance: 5k and Kids Fun Run

Global Relief Run 5K @ Lake Atalanta
Oct 27 @ 7:30 am
Global Relief Run 5K @ Lake Atalanta | Rogers | Arkansas | United States

Proceeds for the 5k will benefit the Baptist Global Response and help provide water filtering equipment to those in need of clean drinking water around the world. . Don’t care much for running? No problem! You can casually stroll the path or even sleep in and just donate to the cause!

You can pick up your race packet from 11am-1pm or 4pm-6pm the Friday before the event in the gym at First Baptist Rogers at Olive Street or the morning of the race at Clark Pavilion at Lake Atalanta beginning at 6:30am.

*any shirt ordered after October 10th may not be ready by race day and you will be notified when they are available for pickup.

Parking Options (carpool preferred):

Lake Atalanta (limited)
Railyard Bike Park (limited; some walking required down to Atalanta trail)
First Baptist Rogers at Olive Street (best for carpooling; 626 W. Olive Street)

This race is sponsored by First Baptist Rogers.

Grand Prairie CASA Superhero 5K @ CASA
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, superheroes will assemble to fight child abuse and neglect at the CASA Superhero Run!  This inaugural  5K and kids 1K race helps more than 175 children across the Grand Prairie area comprised of Arkansas, Lonoke, Monroe, and Woodruff counties.  CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer, a true superhero, to make independent and informed recommendations in the child’s best interest.  The 2018 CASA Superhero Run will feature masked and caped runners, villains to chase, incredible photo opportunities with your favorite superhero characters, and a fun time for all.  We are activating the Bat Signal and calling on all of our superhero friends to support this incredible event and our community’s children.  For more information, please contact Stacy Nelson by calling 870.946.0999 or emailing snelson@grandprairiecasa.org.

Greenwood Run, Walk and Roll @ Greenwood Run, Walk and Roll
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am
Greenwood Run, Walk and Roll @ Greenwood Run, Walk and Roll | Greenwood | Arkansas | United States

Greenwood Run, Walk and Roll is a 5K run, 1K walk or 15K Roll. The bicycle part is the 15K Roll. This event will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Greenwood, AR. Sign in at 8:00 AM, race start time at 9:00 AM and starting line is at 250 Old Hackett Rd, Greenwood, AR 72936. All 15K finishers will get a finisher medal and if you register by October 1, you will be guaranteed a race t-shirt. This is a Halloween inspired race and all are welcome to come in costume if you want as there will be costume contest prizes. This event is to benefit a prosthetic recipient and is being hosted by local nonprofit service group Focus on Greenwood.

Creep N Crawl 10K/5K @ Two Rivers Park
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Creep N Crawl 10K/5K @ Two Rivers Park | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

The Creep N Crawl 10K / 5K celebrates the best of autumn with a healthy dose of physical fitness. Create a new family tradition while enjoying all the fall fun with friends. Grab your costume and join us as at Two Rivers Park.

COURSE
The course runs on the paved trails at Two Rivers Park and the Arkansas River Trail, combining the safety of a smooth surface and the autumn beauty of Two Rivers Park.    Please note:
Due to the location of the race and trails, some areas may be a bit dark.  Flashlights, lanterns or head lamps may be utilized.

COSTUME CONTEST
As part of the festivities, we will have a costume contest for race participants only. We encourage participants to get creative and dress in costume for the race.  To take part in the costume contest, stop by the judging table at the finish line after you finish to be considered.  The costume categories include:

Youth – Individual
Youth – Group
Adult – Individual
And more
Costume Contest Rules:

You must be a registered participant and complete the race event in your costume to be eligible for prizes.
Groups and Pairs must come to the judging table together to be eligible.
If you are a group or a pair, you must pick a team captain and a team name. We will use this name and the team captain’s race number for judging.
You must have a race number visible to be eligible for the Costume Contest and please keep your race bib number on for winner announcements.
You must be present at the awards ceremony to win a prize.
Judges will be looking for originality, authenticity, overall theme and craftsmanship!

Second Annual Everybody Bikes! @ Clinton Presidential Center
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Second Annual Everybody Bikes! @ Clinton Presidential Center

The second annual Everybody Bikes! the block party is just around the corner! Join us for delicious food, craft beer, ice cream and live music on the grounds of the Clinton School of Public Service.

Recycle Bikes for Kids provides free bicycles to kids and lets adults earn a bike by volunteering in the shop. Since 2008, RB4K has fixed-up and invested over 15,000 bikes back into the community. It’s a small and scrappy non-profit that depends on the generosity of supporters and volunteers to sustain its mission.

More details about sponsors and ticket sales to come.
Mark your calendars and stay tuned!

Second Annual Everybody Bikes! @ Clinton Presidential Center
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Second Annual Everybody Bikes! @ Clinton Presidential Center

The second annual Everybody Bikes! block party is just around the corner! Join us for delicious food, craft beer, ice cream and live music on the grounds of the Clinton School of Public Service.

Recycle Bikes for Kids provides free bicycles to kids and lets adults earn a bike by volunteering in the shop. Since 2008, RB4K has fixed-up and invested over 15,000 bikes back into the community. It’s a small and scrappy non-profit that depends on the generosity of supporters and volunteers to sustain its mission.

More details about sponsors and ticket sales to come.
Mark your calendars and stay tuned!

WRMC 5K @ White River Medical Center
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm


WRMC Run the Wave 5k

Start and finish at the White River Medical Center on Harrison St., Batesville, AR.

RACE DATE: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Race day registration and packet pickup 4:30 to 5:30 pm, October 28

Pre-Registration Fee: $15 for WRHS Employees, General Public: $20, Kids’ Run: $10. Pre-registration deadline is midnight Thursday, Oct. 26. Guaranteed shirt size through Oct. 1.

WRHS employees can payroll deduct their entry fee, including their family’s entry fee. You must have separate signed entry forms for each individual. The $15 entry fee is for WRHS Employees. The WRMC 5k entry fee for everyone else is $20.

 

Oct
28
Sun
Springhill Classic @ Springhill Park
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Springhill Classic @ Springhill Park

Springhill Classic Mountain Bike Race

Course Details:
A very fast 10-mile trail you can really hammer on. Climbing is limited and the course is hard packed and very tight and twisty.
Lodging:
Camping is available at the park. Call 479-452-4598 for reservations. Additional lodging is abundant in the town of Fort Smith, AR, approx. 10 minutes away.

Nov
3
Sat
Kessler Mountain Jam @ Mount Kessler
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day
Kessler Mountain Jam @ Mount Kessler

Event Information

NEW!!! Fayetteville Parks & Recreation along with Experience Fayetteville will host the Kessler Mountain Jam, a mountain biking festival and race at the Kessler Mountain Regional Park on Nov. 3-4. Formerly hosted in Bentonville as the Slaughter Pen Jam, Kessler Mountain Jam will be family-friendly and feature live music, food, and much more. The single-track race is part of the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series (AMBCS), a series of mountain bike races across the state of Arkansas.

When: November 3-4, 2018
Where: Kessler Mountain Regional Park
Who: Open to all riding abilities. Sanctioned by USA Cycling.

Registration

Registration for the Kessler Mountain Jam will open on August 1. More details on registration fees and goodies will be made available in May.

Volunteers

If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities for you such as event set up, participant check in, timing assistants and course monitors. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt! Register for this or any Fayetteville Parks and Recreation event via Give Pulse or contact Tiffany Hoover, Assistant Recreation Superintendent, by email.

Sponsors

The Fayetteville Race Series would not be successful with out support from our event sponsors. Thank you to those who have contributed. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please refer to our Fayetteville Race Series Sponsorship Packet and contact Fayetteville Parks and Recreation.

MidSouth Championship Marathon/ Half Marathon @ Wynne High School
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am
Come experience serenity at its best! The  Annual Midsouth Championship Marathon and Half Marathon is the only one of its kind! The Cross County Ramblers and Muckas Running Clubs have joined forces to bring you a race that you won’t soon forget!

The Course

 The start will take participants up Hamilton Avenue which is listed on the Arkansas Historic Register. It continues along Hwy 64B until intersecting Hwy 64 at approximately the 5 mile mark! The fun really begins when you hit what the locals call, “Bay Road!”  Hwy 163 is designated as part of the Arkansas Heritage Civil War Trail and Crowley’s Ridge Scenic Byway.
This is a USATF certified marathon, out and back course. Aid stations are placed approximately every mile, and port-o- potties will be located every couple of miles or so! Each aid station will be supplied with Vaseline, Gatorade, Fruit, Salt, and various Snickety Snacks! Shirts, goody bags, and finisher’s medals will be given to all participants! 
The people of Cross County offer runners and walkers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of Corporate America.  Rediscover what you love about running, and enjoy a slice of rural America country running at the same time.
Fayetteville Half Marathon 10K/5K/1M @ TBA
Nov 3 @ 7:30 am
Fayetteville Half Marathon 10K/5K/1M @ TBA | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States
WHAT IS THE FAYETTEVILLE HALF MARATHON & COMPANION RACES?
Four distances to choose from…half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K fun run. The race that will visit some of Fayetteville’s most unique spots. Friday will feature the vendor retail expo at The Chancellor Hotel just off the downtown square. On Saturday there will be a half-distance marathon, 10k, 5K, and a fun run/walk.

The Fayetteville Half Marathon is a race that will visit some of Fayetteville’s most unique spots. Friday will feature the vendor retail expo at The Chancellor Hotel just off the downtown square. On Saturday there will be a half-distance marathon, 10k, 5K, and a fun run/walk.

EVENT SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS – November 02 & 03, 2018

Day before race: The Chancellor Hotel, 70 N. East Ave, 72701 (479) 442-5555 just off the downtown square

  • Noon to 8:00pm – Vendor Expo & Packet Pickup for all races
  • Noon to 8:00pm- Registration for events

Race day (November 03, 2018):

  • 6:30am – Pre-race festivities
  • 7:50am – Prayer & National Anthem
  • 7:55am – Pre-Stage Half Marathon
  • 8:00am – Half Marathon
  • 8:15am – 10K
  • 8:20am – 5K
  • 8:22am – Fun Run
  • 9:00am – Post-race celebration begins
  • Noon – Post-race celebration ends
Race the Base Trail Run @ Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

On the Base Trail at Pinnacle Mountain State Park just after crossing the summit.

Race the Base Trail Run is a 4 mile run with a mixture of paved trail, gravel road and technical single track.

Race parking and the start line will be in Stuckey Field directly west of HWY 300 and the Pinnacle Mountain State Park day use area. Start time for Race the Base is 9 a.m.

Course: The course begins on gravel and dirt road for approximately .5 mi, switches to paved trail for .75 mi and the remaining 2.75 miles is technical single track with a little surprise thrown in.

This race is for experienced trail runners. For kids 12 and under there is a no frills no fees ½ mile fun run on the paved Kingfisher Trail.  This race is a fundraiser for Partners for Pinnacle, working to keep Pinnacle Mountain State Park accessible and enjoyable for generations to come.We always have a great time enjoying our favorite  Arkansas State Park.

Stick around for a great party after the race. It’s Veteran’s Day. Wear your Red, White and Blue or your service branch gear to honor our Vets. Watch our Facebook page for a discount code for veterans.

Where does your race entry fund go?

Race the Base is a fundraiser for Partners for Pinnacle, working to keep Pinnacle Mountain State Park accessible and enjoyable for generations to come. Find out more on our website.

 

River Valley 5K 10K Half Marathon @ Ben Geren Park
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Details
Registration Options: 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon

River Valley Run
Arkansas FCA

The Arkansas Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching lives… one heart at a time. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America and focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.
Location:Ben Geren Park

Date and Time: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:00 a.m. (8:00 a.m. start for the 1/2 marathoners who have advised us of the desire to start early)

 

 

Nov
10
Sat
Breakaway 10K @ Harding University
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am

 

ENTRY FEE: The registration fee is $25 without a shirt and $30 with a shirt prior to 9/29 and $5 more after and on race day.  We will also have a discount for students who are currently enrolled in college or high school.  You must show your school identification card at registration in order to recieve the discounted rate of $15.  Packet pick up will begin on Friday, October 13th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Harding Academy and prior to the race starting at 7:00 am. Make all checks payable to Harding Academy with a note of Breakaway 10k.  Send checks to Harding Academy located at 1529 E. Park Ave. Searcy, AR 72143 c/o Brian Jones.

EVENTS: 10K and KidzDash.  KidzDash is a race for all children under the age of 10.  Runners will race in two divisions, 5 or younger and older than 5.  No registration needed for Kidz Dash and each participate will receive a ribbon for participation.  Kidz Dash will follow the 10k race. 

Oz Cross
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm
Oz Cross @ Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

Time to get serious! Join us for a two-day event on the USA Cycling ACXC National Cyclocross Calendar. Racers of all levels are welcome to participate.

Two days of racing in Northwest Arkansas over Veterans Day weekend just a few minutes from downtown Fayetteville. Monday is a national holiday, so it’s easy to take a trip to beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas for racing at a challenging new venue.

$1,500 total prize list for Elite Women and Elite Men each day – equal prize money. Merchandise prizes for all other categories.

Juniors race FREE!

Oz Cross is the weekend before the Undercross ACXC race in Sapulpa, OK, which together will be a great way to tune your form for Nationals. We recommend looking for lodging in nearby Rogers, Springdale, or Bentonville, as Fayetteville will be packed due to Razorback Football taking place on the same weekend.

Traveling to Oz Cross by plane? Save a headache and ship your bike with BikeFlights.

Veterans Memorial 5K @ Fayetteville National Cemetery
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Course

Water will be provided along the course and road crossings are guarded.

The 5K course will begin near the entrance to the Fayetteville National Cemetery, 700 S. Government Blvd., but was substantially revised in 2014, thanks to completion of the trail to the north of the Cemetery.  That course will be used again this year.

We will begin the race by circling the Cemetery.

This map is available in more detail at:  http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6436859

Proceeds go to purchase land for expansion. The Cemetery, one of only 147 National Cemeteries in the entire country, opened in 1867. Since 1984, the non-profit Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation has raised money to purchase and clear land to expand Fayetteville National Cemetery. The purchases, since turned over to federal government, have more than tripled the size of the Cemetery. But Fayetteville National Cemetery gets closer to full every day.  The Veterans Memorial 5K is our largest fundraiser.  Right now we don’t have enough funds for another lot purchase. Please help us get more land!

Cross Boss p/b SHAM Race 5 @ Western Hills Park
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cross Boss p/b SHAM Race 5 @ Western Hills Park

Race 5 in the Cross Boss p/b SHAM Events series is at Western Hills Park in Little Rock!!!

Registration is online at BikeReg here: bikereg.com/cross-boss-5
$25 prereg, $30 day of race, second race $10
You may also register for unlimited racing at all 5 races for $100 by Aug 12 at www.bikereg.com/cross-boss-series.

This event is USA Cycling sanctioned and will require a license for racing. A $10 one-day license can be acquired.

Race categories/times will be:
12p: Juniors (under 18), Cat 4/5 F (beginner), Masters Men open (40+)
12:40p: Cat 4/5 Men (beginner)
1:30p: Open male, open female
3:30p: SS male/female

Open male and female races will each have payouts for top 3 places of $40/$30/$20. The series payouts for the open male and female divisions will be $150/$100/$75/$50/$30.

First race will be 30 min, second race will be 40 min, third race will be 60 min, and last race is 40 min. Each category will start separately, approximately 30 seconds apart.

Nov
16
Fri
Northwoods Mountain Bike Trail GRAND OPENING @ Northwoods Trails
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm
Northwoods Mountain Bike Trail GRAND OPENING @ Northwoods Trails | Arkansas | United States

Visit Hot Springs, the City of Hot Springs and the International Mountain Biking Association officially open the first phase of the Hot Springs Northwoods Trails. Join us at the Cedar Glades Trail Head for a group ride through the Northwoods to the Waterworks Trail Head, and back.  Food trucks will be on site.  Free and open to all.

For more information contact Bill Solleder at 501-321-2027 or bsolleder@hotsprings.org 

More info on the trails here.

Schedule of events:

NORTHWOODS TRAILS RIBBON CUTTING – Friday, November 16th

Waterworks Trailhead – 300 Pineland Drive

3:00 – Opening Remarks, Traci Berry, Steve Arrison, Pat McCabe, Dave Wiens (IMBA ED), Gary Vernon (Walton Family Foundation)

3:15 – Ribbon Cutting and Inaugural Group Ride

6:00 – Celebration at Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor ($10 donation)

 

NORTHWOODS GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION – Saturday, November 17th

Cedar Glades Trailhead – 461 Cedar Glade Rd.

10:00 – Vendor set up.

Noon – Ribbon Cutting, pro rider and Executive Director of IMBA, David Wiens to speak.

Noon – Shuttle service to and from Waterworks Trailhead begins courtesy of Ouachita Rides and Guides.

Noon – Orbea Bike and Rocky Mountain Bike Demos

Noon – Skills track opens courtesy of Fasttrack.

1:00 – Climbing Wall opens (closes at 3:00)

1:00 – SHAM Cyclocross event begins

2:00 – Time trials begin (build a bike, fix a flat, bike toss)

5:00 – end

 

Vendors on site

Orbea Bikes

Rocky Mountain Bikes

Lost 40 Brewing – free t-shirts to the first 100 people

Red Bull  Land Rover LD Taurus mobile DJ vehicle

Itz Gud Fud Food Truck

Brandos Food Truck

A live performance by Brian Martin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYmrLoJaWaA

Ouachita Rides & Guides shuttle service to and from Waterworks Trailhead.

International Mountain Bike Association

Central Arkansas Trail Alliance

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

Diamond Lakes Travel Association

Parkside Cycle

Spa City Cycling

Vandoit

Hot Springs Thoroughbreds NICA Team

DOME Life

Raid the Rock AR

Nov
17
Sat
Spa 10K/5K/Half Marathon @ Hot Springs Convention Center
Nov 17 @ 7:00 am

spa running festival

 

The SPA Running Festival is an event that has a race for everyone including kids, walkers, beginners to elite runners and those that like a challenge! The Spa 10K continues to be our featured race as part of the Grand Prix Racing Series. The 5K is for both walkers and runners! The Squirt Race is for kids 2 – 10 years of age and is always so much fun to watch! This year, we are very pleased to again offer a Half Marathon course. If you liked the challenge of the Spa 10K running over West Mountain, then you are going to really like the Half Marathon because you get to run West Mountain and to the top of the Summit twice – hence the name Summit² Challenge! Are You Up To The Challenge? The maximum number of participants for the Half Marathon is 300. Don’t think to long or you may miss out.  The Spa 10k is a nationally recognized event as featured in Runner’s World Magazine Races & Places, November 2015 edition.

Race Weekend Info

White River Marathon for Kenya @ Cotter High School
Nov 17 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am

Boston Qualifier

The White River Marathon for Kenya has raised thousands of dollars for the town of Katito, Kenya, providing potable water wells, clothing and a host of other necessities.

Awesome Pre-Race Pasta Dinner and renowned Post-Race Meal!

All races start at 7:00 am

Shoe Recycling Drive – bring your old shoes to us!

Flat Course along the White River!

Registration is limited to 750 participants – sells out!

Family & Runner friendly atmosphere!

Vera Lloyd’s Turkey Trot @ Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

WHO?
YOU! The Turkey Trot 5k is open to anyone willing to participate.

WHAT?
5k Run/Walk
The route will begin and end in front of the Lyon Gymnasium, past Monticello High School, Drew Memorial Hospital, and back to campus.

WHO?
Kids 12 and under

WHAT?
1 Mile Run/Walk
The route will begin in front of the Lyon Gymnasium, once around the Monticello High School track, and back to campus.

WHEN?
The 1 Mile Run/Walk will begin close to 10 a.m., after all 5K participants have completed the course.

WHERE?
Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services
Annie B. Wells Campus
745 Old Warren Road
Monticello, AR 71655

Nov
18
Sun
Attila the Hun Mountain Bike Race @ Cedar Glades Park
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Attila the Hun Mountain Bike Race @ Cedar Glades Park | Arkansas | United States

From a 2013 Attila the Hun article:

I’ve been riding the trails at Cedarglades for over 10 years, I helped lay out an adventure race course there, covered two 6-hour mountain bike races, a couple of running races, 3 Atilla the Hun Mountain Bike Races, a night time waterless (except for some rain) triathlon and even the first ever cyclocross race held in the park. I’ve laid in Bull Bayou Creek which runs through the middle of the park to cool off after riding on a hot summer day, I’ve ridden it on January 1st in a cold rain just to get in my first of the year mountain bike ride. I know every little shortcut to get from one side of the course to the other on foot in about 10 minutes but…(more)

Pump Cross Crusade
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pump Cross Crusade @ Springdale | Arkansas | United States

Pump the tires and light the fires for Pump Cross Crusade, an epic Cyclo-cross race at Runway Bike Park located at The Jones Center in Downtown Springdale, AR. The course will be a little bit of everything! Run-ups, barriers, fast sections, twisty-turns…OH, and did we mention a section on the nation’s largest pump track? Cause we got that too-‘nough said!

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

https://ozcross.cx/race/cycopath-cx/

Red Beard’s Hilly Half Marathon @ VFW
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Pirate Perry Events

Scenic route takes you along the beautiful town of Cotter, Arkansas.  Enjoy breathtaking scenic views through this hilly menace of a course!  Prepare yourself to traverse multiple mountains along the White River, in Cotter Arkansas. There is nearly 100 feet of gain per mile, including a few miles of flat-ish road along the river’s edge. (Flat-ish – adjective, mostly horizontal, level if you ask a local.) Several of the hills exceed a 15% gradient and one climb is nearly a 25% incline.  Along the route, you’ll cross bridges, pass early 1900s architecture, and earn views from multiple overlooks. This is a 100% paved, open course.  It will be well marked, and supported by the community of Cotter, but there will be vehicle traffic along the route.  Bring a camera and challenge yourself – if you’re tough enough.

Run for the Parks! @ Walker Park
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Get out those running shoes and head to our beautiful green spaces to show appreciation for Fayetteville’s parks & trails! This race has something for all runners with three distance options: Long (8.5 miles), Medium (4.5 miles), or Short (2.5 miles).

WhenSunday, November 18, 2018 
Where: All races will utilize the backbone of our trail system (Clear Creek, Scull Creek, Frisco Trails) and finish in Walker Park.
Long Distance (8.5 mile) StartLake Fayetteville (9:00am)
Medium Distance (4.5 mile) StartGordon Long Park (9:30am) 
Short Distance (2.5 mile) StartWilson Park (10:00am)
Who: Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities
What: Run for the Parks is a chance for runners and walkers to show their support for the City of Fayetteville parks and trails! With several distance options and a festive finish area – we hope this race can find the runner hiding in everyone. Shuttles will be available at Walker Park (prior to the run) to take runners to each starting park.

Registration
You can now register for Run for the Parks online! (http://fayetteville.onlinesignup.org)
Fee Includes: race timing, supported course, long sleeve t-shirt, post-race pancakes!
Registration (2.5 mile / 4.5 mile) is $25 and (8.5 mile) is $35 *Fees increase $10 after October 31 *

Nov
22
Thu
Go!bbler Turkey Trot @ Go!Running
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Go!bbler Turkey Trot @ Go!Running

Story from 2014 and 2013.

A Thanksgiving Day Tradition.
The Turkey Trot has grown into the undisputed way to begin Thanksgiving Day for thousands of runners across the nation. Little Rock upholds this tradition with The Go!bbler.
Join hundreds of runners, walkers & holiday merrymakers for a little pre-turkey “trot”.

Free Family Fun Run.

A Group Run, no entry fee, no chips, no timing but a whole lot of fun. Run options of 3, 4 or 6.5 mile routes include road, track or trail (4 & 6.5 mile have trail).* Meet Santa, * Costume Prizes, * Enter to Win a Pie * Commemorative Go!bbler Shirts for sale.

Run Registration:
FREE family run – simply bring a canned food or cash donation for the Arkansas Foodbank. Click here to enter for this Free Run.
Register to run and be eligible to win a  Prizes (to be announced later).  This year, due to the costs we will incur to put on this ever growing fun run, we are asking for an small optional donation that can be made during registration to offset the cost of additional expenses like porta-potties and police help.

Awesome commemorative long sleeve shirts will be available for $25.  These are super soft and comfortable “Comfort Color” shirts. Preview here!

SANTA will be here run morning to collect your canned goods, non-perishable food items and cash donations as your entry fee into The Go!bbler Turkey Trot.  Last year, through your generosity, we donated over 2,300 lbs of food to the Arkansas Food Bank, right at the time of year they needed it most!

The Course:
A fun  course that will cover many aspects of running such as road, track, trails, and other “surprises” that is essentially a tour of Hillcrest and The Heights.  The race begins next to Go! Running and finishes back at the store.  Please note, there will be very limited traffic control on this course and runners are responsible their own safety when crossing roads.
There will be run options of 3 miles, 4 miles, and 6.5 miles tha same as last year.
The 4 and 6.5 mile options ARE NOT stroller friendly, due to the single track trail.
Click HERE for the 3 and 4 mile routes,  click HERE for the 6.5 mile route.
A water stop will be on the course, at 2.25 miles on the 4 mile route, and at 4.5 miles on the 6.5 mile route.

Questions? Come by the store, or call 501-663-6800
Refreshments. Water, drinks, and light refreshments will be available after the run.
Prizes:  Sign up race morning to win a Thanksgiving Day Pie!!
Co-Sponsors:
Go! Running and the Little Rock Athletic Clubs
are joining together to make this a great event for all.
Sponsors: Little Rock Athletic Clubs, YaYa’s, Capital Hotel
Special thanks: LR Road Runners, Old Mill Bread & Hillcrest Artisan Meats!

2nd Annual Turkey Trot for Heroes at Outlets of Little Rock @ Outlets of Little Rock
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
2nd Annual Turkey Trot for Heroes at Outlets of Little Rock @ Outlets of Little Rock | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Outlets of Little Rock is pleased to present the 2nd Annual Central Arkansas Turkey Trot for Heroes on Thanksgiving morning, November 22nd, from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Race starts at 9 a.m. Events include a 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, Wild Gobbler 5K and a Virtual 5K. Proceeds benefit the Sheep Dog Impact Assistance – Central Arkansas Christmas Outreach program to assist local military and first responder families in need this holiday season. For more event information and to register, visit: www.OutletsofLittleRock.com.

United Way of Central Arkansas Turkey Trot @ Centennial Country Club
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the United Way of Central Arkansas “Turkey Trot”!
Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little exercise with a few central Arkansas neighbors? It’s an event the whole family will enjoy! Many around the United States have made the “run” or “walk” a Thanksgiving Day tradition. Help us bring that tradition here!
You’ll also be giving “thanks” by helping Healthier Lifestyles through the Boys and Girls Club, Home Delivered Meals for the Faulkner County Council on Aging, the Food Bank at CAPCA and many more beneficial community programs.
There will be fun for the whole family before, during and after the 5k! Bring the kids out to enjoy bouncy houses, a rock wall and much more! Adults can replenish with adult beverages after the race.
Elite runners, joggers, and walkers will enjoy the course through Centennial Valley Counry Club neighborhood, which is flat, fast and flows through a welcoming neighborhood.