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.

 

Jan
12
Sat
Ouachita Gravel Grind @ Blue Springs Grill
Jan 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ouachita Gravel Grind @ Blue Springs Grill | Jessieville | Arkansas | United States

The beautiful and FAST Ouachita Gravel Grind returns in January!! Routes will stay the same. 100K race, 50K tour.

We’ll also have a 50K and 25K run!!

Details in the race info document here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1D5GPtYzLN5JohfT642s_k69tBv0GBQnF

Registration opens at 8 am on 12/1/18 here:
www.bikereg.com/ouachita-gravel-grind

We’ll continue to release details as they are finalized! Thanks!!

Jan
19
Sat
David’s Trail Endurance Run @ David's Trail / Lake Norfork / Rocking Chair Resort
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

davids trail

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

David’s Trail Endurance Run offers a challenging course though the Ozarks along beautiful Lake Norfork.  A great mix of single and double track take you pretty well through 5000 + ft. in elevation change for the 25K and and even more for the 50K.   Proceeds benefit trail expansion and K12 activities, spreading the word of loving the outdoors!

New for 2018, the Friday Night-Run!  Cruise the trail (and stay on it!) with your headlamp,or be creative and kick it up a notch, as you navigate an 11K the night before you tackle the whole course when you do the 50K.

January in the Ozarks can mean sunny 45 degree weather or 10 and snowy.  2017 race-day was sunny and reached about 70!  Race is held rain or shine, sleet or snow!  Pack for anything, stay at Rocking Chair Resort, run the race, then hang out afterward.  Cash purses, prizes, and post race grub await you at the finish!

WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Friday, January 18:5:00 pm – 7:00 – Packet pickup & on-site registration (If not sold out) at Rocking Chair Resort
8:00 pm – 11K night run starts!

Saturday, January 19:  6:30 am -7:30 – Packet pickup at Rocking Chair Resort
8:00 am – 50K start
9:00 am – 25K start
8:30 am – 9:30 – Packet pickup at Rocking Chair Resort – 7K
10:00 am – 7K race start

Cut off times for 50K
Overall cut off time of 9 hours (5:00 pm).
All check point times assume an average pace of 16:40 minutes/mile.
Runners not making it through check points at the noted time will be pulled from the course and escorted to the start/finish at Rocking Chair Resort.Mile 18.25 | 50K turn-around:  1:00 pm
Mile  26.25 | Panther Bay Pavilion:  3:30 pm
Finish / 31.75 | Rocking Chair Resort:  5:00 pm

 

Jan
20
Sun
Burns Park Work Party @ Burns Park Hospitality House
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Burns Park Work Party @ Burns Park Hospitality House

We will be starting work on some new trail! We will meet at the Hospitality House in Burns Park (North part of the park across the street from the large baseball field).

Bring rakes, lopers, mattocks, hoes, handsaws, GLOVES, you know, the standard implements of destruction. We’ll try to have some spares around but try to bring your own gloves.

We are working on refreshments, stay tuned.

Jan
24
Thu
History of Hiking in Hot Springs @ Garland County Library
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
History of Hiking in Hot Springs @ Garland County Library

History of Hiking in Hot Springs features former National Park Ranger Jeff Heitzman. Be not just educated but also entertained, as this presentation includes historic props, period costume, and tons of facts about the Spa City’s earliest health-seeking hikers.

Jan
25
Fri
The Buffalo Headwaters Challenge @ Red Star School
Jan 25 – Jan 27 all-day
The Buffalo Headwaters Challenge @ Red Star School

The Buffalo Headwater Challenge is a three-day all-inclusive off the grid mountain bike festival that includes food, libations, tent, and RV camping, live music, shuttle service, and amazing riding highlighted by the annual “Challenge” ride on Saturday, January 26th. The “Challenge” ride consists of a 32ish mile semi-supported backcountry mountain bike experience with a couple marked bailouts along the way. It’s a ride, not a race… winning is just finishing.

Schedule:

FRIDAY
12-5 pm Downhill Shuttles compliments of Ouachita Rides and Guides (stage at the Knuckles Creek Trailhead)
3 pm Camping opens on main grounds
5-8 pm Onsite registration opens (cash only)
6 pm Dinner is served compliments of Phat Tire Bike Shop
7 pm Live Music

SATURDAY
6:30 am Coffee
7-9 am Onsite Registration opens (Cash only)
7-9am Breakfast is served
9 am Mandatory riders meeting at the outdoor stage
9:30 am 14th Annual Buffalo Headwaters Challenge Ride
6 pm Dinner is served compliments of the OORC
7 pm Live Music

SUNDAY
6:30 am Coffee
7-9 am Breakfast is served
7-9 am Onsite Registration opens (Cash Only)
9 am Mandatory rider meeting at the outdoor stage
9:30 am Challenge Gravel Fondo Ride

Jan
26
Sat
Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon @ Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center.
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon @ Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center. | Conway | Arkansas | United States

The Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon was born six years ago over breakfast as some of the members of Team Loco licked our wounds in the lobby of a hotel room in Memphis, TN. The St. Jude Marathon had been iced out and several of us were depending on that race to qualify for either Marathon Maniac or Half Fanatic status. After some pancakes and probably too much coffee, the idea for the Team Loco races was born. Surely we, a dedicated group of runners could put on a race that met the qualifying standards for the Maniacs and Fanatics. After lots of hustling and more than a little hand wringing, the inaugural Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon was held in January of 2014. Many Maniac, Fanatics and more importantly memories were made that day. What several of us thought might be a one off turned into an in demand race and last year the 4th Annual Team Loco races were held. This brings us to the point…and lets face it…me getting to the point is a big chore.

On January 26th, 2019 the Sixth Annual Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon will be held. The race will once again be held on the Tucker Creek Trail in Conway, Arkansas. However, the start will move to the Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center.

Village Creek 10k/25k Trail Run @ Village Creek State Park
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Village Creek 10k/25k Trail Run @ Village Creek State Park | Wynne | Arkansas | United States

Village Creek 10k/25k, 2019 ! Mud, Sweat, and Tears! Now that your shoes are dry and ya threw away your socks… Lets do it again! Weather is always the real surprise for this race! Tough single track mixed with some wide open spaces atop the geologic anomaly known as Crowley’s Ridge. There are markings EVERYWHERE!(I promise) Especially at marker 13 and 10. Who will set the record for the LOSTEST this year? There will be a 6.5 hour time limit on the 25k. You have approximately 3hr and 15min to make it to the turn around. If you think you can hike it go ahead cuz! Ain’t seen nobody do it yet! If you are not in at the 6.5 hour mark you will be hunted down by trained Falcons(bouncers, hitmen, mechanized volunteers that will swoop in and snatch you off the trail so everyone else can go home! Seriously! I got 3 kids, a Phantom Poodle, and not to mention a gorgeous Yankee wife!

No age groups! Top 10 male and Top 10 female awarded for each distance

Located just 6 miles south of Wynne, Village Creek State Park encompasses nearly 7,000 acres. The 31st park and 2nd largest in Arkansas, Village Creek sits atop the geologic anomaly known as Crowley’s Ridge! The 25K is an out and back route starting at the bicycle entrance to the following markers 13,14,11,10,16,17,18, north past 19 towards 20 where you will reach the turnaround. Aid stations will be at approximate half way points for both races. This is a cup free race! Bring your own bottles! The 10k will follow markers 13,14,11,10,9,7,6,12,13, and back to the bicycle entrance. ! You must be registered by January 21, 2019 to guarantee a hoodie or t-shirt. Stay in touch with updates that we post on https://www.facebook.com/VillageCreekmuckas/

Feb
2
Sat
Freezin for a Reason @ John McConnell Stadium
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am
Freezin for a Reason @ John McConnell Stadium | Conway | Arkansas | United States

Freezin for a Reason is for runners and walkers of all abilities. We offer a 5k, 10k, and the Lap for life for families and their children to take one lap around the track to honor all those past and present patients of Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Children and strollers are welcome at all events. All registered participants will receive a t-shirt. We will also have free food and lots of free fun kids activities like bounce houses, face painting, games, and. more.

The Freezin for a Reason event will begin and end at the Conway High School West Campus, located at 2300 Prince Street in Conway, Arkansas. The 5k/10k will begin at 9 am. The Lap for Life will begin at approx 10:45 am.

River Trail 15K @ Burns Park Soccer Complex
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Race Info:

Date: February 32, 2019

Time: 9 am

Fee: $20

Arkansas’ fastest and most scenic 15K! 100% paved course travels along the Arkansas River, Old Rock Quarry, Burns Park and more.

Race hosted by the Arkansas RRCA
USATF Course Certification #AR15002DLP
2018 Winners were Brent Corbitt and Tia Stone
Chip Timing provided by Mac’s Race Timing Service
Proceeds benefit the Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Series
No T-shirt option allows you to cut $5 off the entry fee
Packet pickup will be Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at Go! Running, 1819 Grant Street, Little Rock, from Noon – 6 PM.

Race Contact Info

 

Feb
3
Sun
Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area Trail Work Party @ Rattlesnake Ridge
Feb 3 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area Trail Work Party @ Rattlesnake Ridge

Join us for a work party and lunch at Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area, hosted by the Central Arkansas Trail Alliance (CATA), Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

This work is part of a six-mile, multi-use trail system. Participants should bring gloves and wear boots. Hand tools will be provided but if you have a favorite tool, feel free to bring it. Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. for snacks and coffee. Tasks will be assigned at 9 a.m. and participants will break into groups, with trail work beginning at 9:15 a.m. At noon, participants will gather at the house for lunch and beverages.

Parking is limited, please carpool if possible. More information on parking will be shared. For more information or to volunteer, contact Mitchell Allen at 501.614.5087 or email mallen@tnc.org.

More info on the Facebook Event Page.

Feb
9
Sat
Winona Grynder
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winona Grynder

This year, the Winona Grynder will be a SHAMMY! That means it’ll be a well-organized GROUP RIDE. There will be no race. Some support will be provided. There will be no charge.

The second edition of the WInona Grynder promises to sustain the love/hate relationship all had with this event last year.

We will ride a 100K route, with shorter options potentially available.

More details to come. Don’t miss it!!

The Valentine’s Day 5K @ Bona Dea Trailhead
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Valentine's Day 5K @ Bona Dea Trailhead | Russellville | Arkansas | United States
DESCRIPTION

Race History: The Valentine’s Day 5K dates back to the 1980’s when it was known as the “Serendipity Run”. 1994 marked the race’s first inclusion in the Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Series.

Course Records:

Male Overall: Wayne Stanley – 15:14 (1992)
Female Overall: Leah Thorvilson – 17:14 (2010)
Male Masters: Tom Aspel – 15:52 (1996)
Female Masters: Jean Hollander – 20:35 (1994)

Course Description: The race starts at Arkansas Tech University, Tucker Gym.

Sweetheart Competition: A special feature of the Valentine’s Day 5K is the chance to team up with a sweetheart for additional prizes! Runners have the option of entering with their spouse in the Married Sweethearts Division, or teaming up with a “friend” in the Unmarried Sweethearts Division. The finishing times for the two Sweethearts will be added together to compete against other couples’ composite times. The Sweetheart competition is in additional to the male/female individual races and does not affect an individual’s time, placing, or award in the overall race.

Feb
10
Sun
Orienteering Skills Clinic @ Superior Bathhouse Brewery
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At this clinic you will learn UTM coordinate plotting and basic compass navigation.

Feb
13
Wed
Anchor Class @ Little Rock Climbing Center
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anchor Class @ Little Rock Climbing Center

You got to the top, now what? This clinic is designed to help people gain a better understanding of cleaning anchors in an outdoor lead climbing situation. Instructor Chet Tribett will teach the safest methods to clean anchors and lower or rappel back to the ground. This is not a lead climbing class. Prior experience lead climbing is required.

Feb
16
Sat
Wildcat Marathon MTB- Southern Enduro Tour @ Cedar Glades
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wildcat Marathon MTB- Southern Enduro Tour @ Cedar Glades

Wildcat Marathon

**Please note this date was originally slated for the Lovit Marathon but due to the government furlough this had to be postponed. See discussion in event for further details. We hope to reschedule Lovit later this year.**

This will be the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series Marathon season opener at the amazing Northwoods Trail In Hot Springs, Arkansas!

The Marathon will start in the Cedar Glades area that attaches to Northwoods and will be a two lap format, each lap being approximately 22 miles. With start loop the marathon will be roughly 45 miles total.

Times & Aid
Time | Fast time 4 hrs, Avg 5-6, Adventure pace 7-8 *Time Limit 8 Hrs / Lap 1 Time Limit 3 1/2 Hrs
Aid | 3 Aid stations per lap – mileage of each updated later.

$2900 in payouts! Top 10 Men Overall & Top 5 Women
*Payouts based on minimum participants of 70 Men / 30 Women
Sweet awards for other classes!
Swag bags!
Custom number plate!
Professional high-end timing powered by Sport IDENT with instant results printout & scoreboard!
Medical support on-site (race days).
Professional awards ceremony with top notch awards from Re-GEARED!
$1,500 in raffles prizes for all pre-registered racers!

Schedule | Will be available the week of the event.

SET Rules can be reviewed at: https://www.southernendurotour.com/rules/.

Feb
17
Sun
Run the Line Half Marathon @ Downtown Texarkana
Feb 17 @ 7:30 am
Run the Line Half Marathon @ Downtown Texarkana | Texarkana | Texas | United States

The 13.1 mile single-loop race goes through the twin cities of Texarkana, AR and Texarkana, TX. The race starts in downtown Texarkana, TX and finishes in Texarkana, AR. The course includes two park asphalt trails and residential neighborhoods on city streets. The finish line is downtown at 3rd and Wood Streets in front of the Hopkins Ice House about 4 blocks from the start.

It’s a unique opportunity to run in one half marathon in Texas and Arkansas on a USATF certified (#AR09010DLP) single-loop course! We will apply to be in the prestigious 2019 Arkansas Grand Prix Series when the bidding opens this fall. Information about the series is available at www.arkrrca.com.

A portion of the course is on the Texas/Arkansas state line. The race includes chip timing and 2-person and 4-person relay teams. Enjoy our post-race celebration at the finish line with sponsored hamburgers, chicken, veggie burgers, and beverages. Sponsored food and beverages are included for all race runners and walkers.

Northwoods Enduro- Southern Enduro Tour @ Cedar Glades/Northwoods
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Northwoods Enduro- Southern Enduro Tour @ Cedar Glades/Northwoods

Northwoods Enduro

WILDCAT MARATHON and NORTHWOODS ENDURO!

These events are going to be some of the most fun events of your season.

*Marathon will be an amazing 22ish mile lap. Will combine Cedar Glades trails and Northwoods trails. Fast single track, machine cut trail, loads of speed, and tough climbs to make sure your memory is fulfilled by the end of the day. 2 lap format. Total with start loop approx. 45 miles. PAYOUT $2900!!! Top 10 men, Top 5 women regardless of class. SS bonus. $1,500 in raffle prizes to all riders.

*Enduro will be a unique balance of flow line, hand cut single track, and some old school. Will use mostly Northwoods, but will have a mix of Cedar Glades also. We will strive to keep you on your toes! A big lap format approx. 20 miles. $2500 Pro payout and over $2,500 in raffle prizes to all riders.

-All events based out of Cedar Glades park.

-Enduro Pre-Party and course viewing at Superior Bathhouse and Brewery on Saturday night.

PLEASE follow event updates @ https://www.facebook.com/KodiakTough/

Feb
22
Fri
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail 100M | 100K @ Mountain Harbor
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail  100M | 100K @ Mountain Harbor | Mount Ida | Arkansas | United States

Ankles of Steel…Iron Will.  That’s what you’ll need to take on the LOViT challenge – an endurance run of rocky, rolling hills and ridge lines that will take you along the southern rim of one of America’s most pristine fresh water lakes and through the ruggedly beautiful Ouachita National Forest.

100 MILE

Start: Friday, February 22rd, 5PM

34 hour cutoff, 20:24 min/mile pace

Course Records:
Male 21:52:34 (Hunter Dodds – 2016)
Female 23:34:00 (Bailee Wilkerson – 2017)

 

100K

Start: Saturday, February 23th, 6AM

21 hour cutoff, 20:16 min/mile pace

Course Records:
Male 10:18:00 (Chris Ho – 2017)
Female 11:30:42 (Carmen Cheadle – 2016)

Participants in both events will receive an event shirt and the experience of a supported run through the Ouachita Mountains with 6 manned aid stations on the 100k course and 10 manned aid stations on the 100 mile course – many that you will cross multiple times.  100k finishers will receive a medal and 100 Mile finishers a custom finisher’s buckle to commemorate their accomplishment. Participants in both events will enjoy additional event swag plus one comped breakfast buffet during Sunday’s awards brunch.

Awards will be given to the top three overall male/female finishers in the 100k and 100 Mile distances at an awards banquet Sunday morning.

Event proceeds are invested in trail development in the Ouachita National Forest and the greater Hot Springs area.  2014 race proceeds helped fund the completion of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail. Run LOViT Endurance Events is a 501(c)3 nonprofit under the umbrella of the RRCA IRS exemption. The LOViT runs are non-commercial fundraisers that benefit the local trail community.

Feb
23
Sat
Fairfield Bay Trail Work Party @ Woodland Mead Park
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fairfield Bay Trail Work Party @ Woodland Mead Park

FOOTHILLS TRAIL ALLIANCE and AFFORDABLE TRAIL SOLUTIONS are teaming up to bring you some new trail in the BAY!!!
No Experience Needed( we will teach)
Physical work not mandatory ( if you want to be involved, there IS something you can do)
We plan on building a section of trail from the park down to the power line to the north.
The FFB Community Club will be proving Breakfast and Lunch so come get your eat and dig on!!!! Hope to see you there !!
PLEASE CLICK GOING IF YOU ARE GOING. That gives us a better handle on the food necessary!
9AM- Breakfast served
10AM- trail work starts
1PM – Lunch served

Hazel Valley Gran Prix @ Hazel Valley Ranch
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hazel Valley Gran Prix @ Hazel Valley Ranch

About 55 miles of challenging gravel roads. About 4-6 hours of saddle love.

Several 30+ minute climbs with an incredible view atop White Rock Mountain.

This IS a ride. NOT a race. IT IS AN ADVENTURE!

You are responsible for any mechanical issues you might encounter.

SAG support will be provided by Ozark Spokes & Floats.

You are responsible for doing your homework on the route. OCA will provide a cue sheet.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN WELL-BEING.

You are responsible for having fun!

TOP OF THE ROCK, official ride pit stop (aid station) is on White Rock Mountain.

The ride will start & end at Hazel Valley Ranch 16330 Olive Road Fayetteville, AR 72703.

We will have awesome chili & “recovery” beverages waiting for you. Thanks to Hazel Valley Ranch!

Creative Promotional Marketing will have a super cool award for those who complete the entire route!

All riders must sign a waiver.

COST??? FREE!!! There will be a tip jar and event shirts for sale to help offset costs.

 

THE 2 RULES

1. You must complete the entire HVGP Loop to receive an award.

2. You must prove your achievement via STRAVA or other GPS device to receive an award.

The Beat Goes On 5K
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Beat Goes On 5K

“The Beat Goes On” 5K Run/Walk is an event presented by the Saline Memorial Health Foundation and SMH Heart and Vascular Services. All proceeds will benefit the SMH Foundation Cardiac Assistance Fund, which supports cardiac care in Saline County. The funds will be used to support cardiac needs in our community such as assisting patients with cardiac medication expenses and adding new technology.

The 5K Run/Walk course will start and finish at Saline Memorial Hospital. Registration and post-race refreshments will be located inside. It is recommended that runners start up front and walkers line-up in back.

The Saline Memorial Health Foundation and Everett Buick GMC are ready for the 8th annual The Beat Goes On 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 24. Proceeds from the event will fund CPR equipment and education for all Saline County schools—ensuring all graduating students are CPR trained.

The Beat Goes On 5K (3.1 miles), which is a certified course, will start at SMH and will take participants through downtown Benton. This is a chip timed race. Online registration is available at www.SalineMemorial.org or participants can download a registration form on arkansasrunner.com. Pre-registration is $20 or $25 the day of the event. Included in the registration fee is a long-sleeved race t-shirt.

START TIME: 9:00am CST
END TIME: 11:00am CST
PRICE: $20.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee
REGISTRATION: Registration ends February 22, 2018 at 11:59pm CST
Van Davis 5K @ Whittington Park
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The annual Van Davis Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run supports the National Park College Foundation by providing scholarships for current students. Strategically scheduled for six weeks into the new year, it gives everyone the opportunity to meet their new year’s health and fitness goals. Join us to make a difference for yourself and for the community.

Join us Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Hot Springs’ Baseball Park (formerly known as Whittington Park).

Features of the Van Davis Memorial 5K:

  • Chip-timed
  • USATF-certified course.
  • Overall and Top-3 in each male and female age division awards.
  • Flat and fast course that runs through the nation’s first national park.
  • Kids Fun Run for children 10 years and younger.
  • Virtual Participant option for those that wish to support the event while staying in bed.

 


 

Women’s Mountain Bike Skills Session 1 Beginner Fundamentals @ Lake Fayetteville
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Women’s Mountain Bike Skills Session 1 Beginner Fundamentals @ Lake Fayetteville
Join Zuzanna Sitek and Lizzie Graham, BICP Level 1 instructors, in an all-women’s introduction to fundamental mountain biking skills.

About this Event

The session will begin with basic skills instruction and assessment followed by a group ride where those skills will be applied on the trail.

Participants should have the following:

Functioning mountain bike Helmet Hydration Close-toed shoes

Sessions are open to girls 15 and older. All participants will have to sign a waiver on site. Participants under the age of 18 will have to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

Should a session have to be moved or postponed because of weather, participants will be notified at least 24 hours in advance in which case session will be moved to Sunday, February 24 from 9-11 am. In the event of wet trails, the session may be held at Lake Weddington, which holds up well following rain.

Proceeds will be donated to the Fayetteville and Pea Ridge NICA teams. For more about Arkansas NICA:http://www.arkansasmtb.org/

Let’s ride bikes!

Mar
2
Sat
Little Rock Marathon @ Downtown Little Rock
Mar 2 – Mar 3 all-day
Little Rock Marathon @ Downtown Little Rock | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Named as one of Runner’s World “Bucket List: 10 Great Marathons for First-Timers” in January 2017, come fill your bucket at the 17th Annual Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Little Rockers Kids Marathon on March 1-3, 2019. A race with personality, loads of southern hospitality, tons of caring volunteers, a running or walking tour through the scenic streets of Arkansas’ capital city and an impressive finisher’s medal. We are a race for every pace. We love walkers, 8-hour time limit for Marathon race. Check out our website for more info: www.littlerockmarathon.com. Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/LRMarathon

St. Francis Gravel Classic @ Mississippi River State Park
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
St. Francis Gravel Classic @ Mississippi River State Park | Marianna | Arkansas | United States

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

The course will be clearly marked on Friday, March 2 with orange safety cones and 24 x 18″ yard signs at the turns; marked per each distance race. Also people in 2 areas where the 15 and 25 mile turn. The turn for the 55 mile course will be at Storm Creek, just past the sag Stop that you will pass 2 times.

Sags will have Gatorade & water and food snacks bananas, pretzels, pickles, cookies, peanut butter crackers

Two of the main roads that you will be riding on are 2 of the 3 Scenic Parkways in Arkansas, The gravel is packed down smooth in the center of the roads and you will encounter loose gravel near the edges of the roads. The lower road has a little more dirt than the upper road, but is still pretty smooth for a gravel road. The course is moderately hilly with no major obstructions.

There will be be prizes for the top 3 male and female riders in each distance from our host and sponsors. Bike bags, bike tail lights, stainless pint glasses, gift cards, etc.

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.

Rogers Roubaix
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Rogers Roubaix
Date: March 2, 2019
Start Time: 10 AM
Distances: 50k and 100k
Cost: 50k 35$, 100k 45$
Cost will go up 1 week before the race day.
Cost: 50k 45$, 100k 55$
Rogers Roubaix offers up some of the rowdy roads in the Rogers area. We will be heading up to Missouri and around the surrounding counties on some awesome paved and gravel sections. We will change up the course a little this year. There will be a lead out for the 50k and 100k. This will happen at the same time. We will then let the race take over once we clear the train tracks. This will be self-supported. No aid stations. We will however have 2-rogue water drops with locations marked in the GPS files on mileage markers. We strongly suggest downloading the maps for your route. If you need help with the maps, we will be available to help. Please do not wait until race day. We will be riding rain, snow, shine, or whatever the weather throws our way. We will finish at the shop for free food and beer on the back deck. Gentleman’s agreement on the way back into town no passing, no tomfoolery, and no shenanigans!!!!!!!! Free Beer and Food afterwards on the deck.

 

Mar
9
Sat
Ozark Highlands 50K Endurance Run @ Norfork River Resort - The McCumber Family Business
Mar 9 @ 7:00 am
Ozark Highlands 50K Endurance Run @ Norfork River Resort - The McCumber Family Business | Norfork | Arkansas | United States

Sylamore Ranger District

The 1.2-million acre Ozark-St. Francis National Forests offer endless opportunities for adventure. As one of America’s most scenic and picturesque areas, the Ozark-St. Francis provides a lot of the “natural” in the Natural State of Arkansas.

Ozark Highlands 50K

The course will start out at Norfork River Resort and proceed towards the Ozark Highlands Trail via 2.7 miles of rolling roads. The trail traverses through numerous hollows and takes participants across some of the most rugged and remote terrain in the Ozark National Forest. Runners will follow the OHT to the Brush Creek Trailhead and return back to the resort.

Twin Creek Twenty

Short course option will follow the same route as the Ozark Highlands 50K, but turnaround at Twin Creek Road Aid Station.

Norfork River Resort

We hope you’ll make plans to stay the weekend and take advantage of the great post-race festivities and the beautiful Norfork River Valley. Contact the resort to find out more details about things to do.

Steve McCumber
13386 Arkansas 5 Norfork, AR 72658
resorts@centurytel.net
870-499-5757
870-499-5758

Chase Race and Paws 2M/1M @ Simon Park
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! March 9, 2019 is the date for the 14th Annual Chase Race and Paws. The event is only 61 days away. You may register online

at www.chaserace.info. or RunSignUp or you may mail in the attached entry form.  Some of the amenities for this year’s event include:

  • Same super-fast out and back course as last year – the race will start/finish at Simon Park, 805 Spring St., Conway.
  • The Technical Tee Shirts are 100% poly (feels soft), Unisex and Youth sizes.
  • $100 cash to Male or Female that breaks their respective overall time record.
  • Complimentary 2020 Entry Form to anyone who breaks an age group record.
  • Awards are five deep in all age groups.
  • Medals to all registered finishers.
  • Chip timing, including start and finish mat for 2M and finish mat only for 1m.
  • Judges will determine the top 3 pet costumes as they participate in the 1-mile event.
  • Pet adoptions
  • Chase Race & Paws is a non-profit event.  All proceeds from the event are donated to “HAVEN HOUSE,” every child deserves a home.

Your early registration will help us in ordering (more accurately) the Tee Shirts. 

Runners/Walkers/Pets: to your mark…………..…8 AM March 9!

 

 

 

 

Mar
10
Sun
Mountain Bike Skills Clinic @ Boyle Park
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

New to mountain biking or just wanting to improve your skills? Join us for this skills clinic. There will be demonstrations, drills, games and a quick ride on the trail.

The following skills will be reviewed:
– Neutral/Ready position
– Bike/Body separation
– Braking
– Rock dodge
– Tight turns

A helmet and a mountain bike in working order are required. Flat pedals are recommended.

Murray Park Trail Build Party @ Murray Park
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’ll be having a Trail Build at Murray Park on Sunday, March 10th, the same day daylight savings time begins! We will meet at Pavillion #8 east of the Volleyball Area. This trail will be designed and dedicated to children and beginner level riders. We will have our equipment there but feel free to bring rakes, loppers, mattocks, hoes, handsaws, and GLOVES if you have extras!

Mar
17
Sun
The Ride Series Intermediate MTB Skills Clinic @ Slaughter Pen Hollow
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Ride Series Intermediate MTB Skills Clinic @ Slaughter Pen Hollow

Building on all of the elements of The Ride Series MTB Skills Clinic, this Intermediate session will usher in the next level of skill and technique development.

Both Rob and Rich will provide in-depth knowledge while covering the following topics:

– Trail Vision: How to see ALL of the trails. A deep explanation of corner setup and how “being early” can make all the difference. Riders will work through a series of turning drills, each providing a different element to focus on. Finally, all of these components will be brought to life on the trail in the last part of the day.

– Large Drops: Here in NWA it’s “Drop the Hammer!” Each trail has their own marquis drop just waiting to be tamed. The technique doesn’t change, but the nuance does. Rider technique will be broken down using 240 FPS video and instant feedback will help you instantly see improvements.

– JUMPS JUMPS JUMPS! The biggest request we get is for jump training. Well, here you go! A solid 90 minutes will be spent on this one area in our Groundschool. Using our implements, we will progress riders through various iterations of jump technique: 1) Basic 2) Boosting 3) Low and fast(AKA Scrubbing) 4) Whip it GOOD!

Again, the use of 240 FPS video will really help drive home the technique and get you busting bigger than you ever thought possible.

– Taking it to the Trail! After extensive use of The Ride Series Grounschool setup, the group will roll over to the newly built Rock Solid lines at Slaughter Pen for some hardcore sessioning! This is where the rubber meets the road…or the dirt in this case. Can you take what you just learned and apply it here?? That’s what coach Rob and coach Rich are there to make happen! With a 5 to 1 rider/coach ratio, you’ll get a ton of feedback and even more time with the slo-mo video analysis.

Are you sold? Well, you better be sure you’re ready for this one. Since there’s no empirical rating system, it’s up to you to be certain that you are truly at an Intermediate Level. We are all for people putting it out there and wanting to better themselves, but this class will be taught to the level that we deem to be INTERMEDIATE. That means that if you find yourself in over your head, you will be advised to be a spectator for certain elements. At the end of the day, our job is to help you progress AND keep you safe.

How do you know if this course is right for you? Well, you can always reach out and ask us. On top of that, since it’s in Northwest AR, here’s a list of a few obstacles and techniques that we feel you should be somewhat confident with:

1) Drop the Hammer @Coler

2) Fireline @Coler

3) Schroen Train

4) Jumping in General

5) BMX Background

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 10 AND MUST HAVE 8 RIDERS REGISTERED BY MARCH 12TH FOR EVENT TO TAKE PLACE. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR RIDERS WHO’VE SIGNED UP WITHOUT THE PROPER SKILL SET. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, PLEASE REACH OUT TO US AND ASK. TIME ON THE BIKE DOES NOT DIRECTLY CORRELATE TO SKILL LEVEL.

Mar
20
Wed
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails | Hot Springs | Arkansas | United States

Wanna howl at the moon with the Northwoods crew? Shred Valkyrie and Blue Jay by the light of the full moon? Well, turns out, you’ll have 10 chances to join us on a monthly FULL MOON GROUP RIDE in the Northwoods.

The ride will be a no drop beginner to an intermediate group ride. The route will depend on the skill level of the participants. We will spend around an hour on the trails. We will meet at the trailhead at 6:00 and begin the ride by 6:30. It will be dark by the time we return to the trailhead.

All riders must have a mountain bike in working order, helmet, front white light, rear red Light, back-up light source, and water to hydrate.

After the ride, we will continue the fun with a little grillin’ and some tunes. Bring a chair! Don’t miss the fun… Come shred with us by the light of the moon!

Sponsored by: Superior Bathhouse Brewery, Spa City Cycling, Parkside Cycle, and Visit Hot Springs!

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Who: All mountain bikers/All skill levels
What: Full Moon Rides
Where: Northwoods, Waterworks Trailhead
When: 5:30 p.m.
How much: FREE
Why: Full moons are awesome and mountain bikes are too.

*Contingent on weather, Follow Northwoods Trails – Hot Springs Trail Conditions group for weather updates leading up to each event!

Full Schedule of Series includes (based on Farmers’ Almanac):
March 20 – Full Worm Moon
April 19 – Full Pink Moon
May 18 – Full Flower Moon
June 17 – Full Strawberry Moon
July 16 – Full Buck Moon
August 15 – Full Sturgeon Moon
September 14 – Full Harvest Moon
October 13 – Full Hunter’s Moon
November 12 – Full Beaver Moon
December 12 – Full Cold Moon

Mar
23
Sat
Spring Fling 5K @ Cabot High School
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

 

 

The Spring Fling course starts on Bellamy Street, just outside of the Cabot High School Field House. The route heads south for 1/4 mile before turning left onto Main St. The race moves into a tree-lined residential area, and turns south onto Honeysuckle Ln. The runners will curve along this road, merging onto Linda Lane and continuing south to reach the 1st mile marker. Just after beginning the 2nd mile, the course turns runners south onto G street for a small loop before returning to Linda Lane to head back to the north. Once the runners have returned to Linda Lane they will pass the 2nd mile marker. The third mile returns the runners to Honeysuckle, Main St and then north on Bellamy to pass the starting line. The route then turns into the Field House Parking Lot and turning down the ramp to enter the Stadium. The course turns left on the track where runners will hit the 3 mile marker just before the back turn leaving runners just the turn and a short straightaway until the finish line.

Beer & Bagel Race @ Hazel Valley Ranch
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Beer & Bagel Race @ Hazel Valley Ranch

The BEER & BAGEL OFF-ROAD RACE SERIES is coming back to NW Arkansas on Saturday, March 23!  We’ll be running a new 4(ish)-mile course around the hills and through the woods at Hazel Valley Ranch in Fayetteville.  After the race, settle in for a BLOW OUT party with great DJ music, dancing, tailgate games, and photos with Sasquatch!   Of course, there will be plenty of bagels and beer.  And, a race shirt that is everyone’s favorite – a long-sleeve tech shirt with “I’m a Drinker with a Running Problem” on the back.

The BEER & BAGEL OFF-ROAD RUN started twenty-five years ago in the Heartland of America, where every fall, thousands of runners, beer drinkers, and bagel enthusiasts gather in Lincoln, Nebraska to enjoy a good run and some good clean fun. Today, the series has spread to multiple states, but every effort is made to keep it local and home-grown.

Beer & Bagel Off Road Run is 4 miles of off-road running over challenging terrain. Forget the crazy antics & insane obstacles. At Beer & Bagel, we let Mother Nature do the talking: Rugged and untamed trails the way running was meant to be.  After conquering mother nature at her best, you’ll be greeted with an ice cold beer, fresh bagels and more. And forget about bringing money on race day, everything is included. No paid parking, no paying for food at the finish, and we NEVER run out of water!

Registration for Arkansas is open now at www.BEERANDBAGEL.com.  Runners can choose from individual or group pricing options.  Bring all your friends and come to #RunEatParty!

Bad Moon Rising @ Trimble Ranch
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 3:00 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 23rd, 2019!

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.

Mar
24
Sun
LeeLikesBikes MTB Skills
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
LeeLikesBikes MTB Skills

Lee Likes Bikes MTB Skills

What you will learn

After 30 years as a rider and 15 years as a professional bike guy, Lee had learned some things, and the coolest thing he’d learned is the Grand Unified Theory of Shred (GUTS). Underlying all riding skills — climbing, cornering, pumping, hopping, jumping and basically ripping, not to mention most other sports — you’ll find one simple, universal, archetypal movement pattern.

Ponca to Steel Creek Hike – Outdoor Adventures for Women @ Ponca Access / Low Water Bridge
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ponca to Steel Creek Hike - Outdoor Adventures for Women @ Ponca Access / Low Water Bridge

Join us for a 4-mile round trip hike along the Buffalo River Trail. This is a moderate hike for all skill levels with bluff and river views.

Meet at Ponca low water bridge @ 10:30 AM. The hike starts @ 11 AM. We will hike two miles to Steel Creek campground where we will stop for lunch and a break and then head 2 miles back to Ponca and our cars.

Please bring:
Water
Lunch and Snacks
Hiking Clothes
Hiking Shoes

*Directions: Google Ponca low water bridge or the Buffalo Outdoor Center.

You Choose the Adventure. We Guide It.
www.outdooradventuresforwomen.com
outdooradventuresforwomen@gmail.com

Mar
30
Sat
Run Bentonville Half Marathon/ 5K @ Bentonville Square
Mar 30 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Run Bentonville Half Marathon and 5K

Race Day Schedule

PLEASE BE ON THE SQUARE READY TO RUN BY 6:45A.M.  ALL RACES

Saturday

Event Location: Downtown Bentonville Square

7:00 a.m. Half Marathon/Relay Start

7:00 a.m. 5K

Race times are approximate, so please be on the square ready to go by 6:45 a.m. regardless of which race you enter.

7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Post-race Party and Celebration on the Square

9:00 a.m. Presentation of all awards on Main Stage

11:00 a.m. Half Marathon course closes

Downtown Dash 5K/10K/1K @ Junior League Building
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

 

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.

About the Junior League of Little Rock

 

Styx n’Stones Trail Run @ Devils Den State Park
Mar 30 @ 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: