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.

 

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
9
Sat
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
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.

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
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.

 


 

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

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
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!

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:

High Rock Hop Trail Run 5M and 10M
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
High Rock Hop Trail Run 5M and 10M @ Batesville | Arkansas | United States

This is a 5M and 10M trail run located on private posted land 15 miles north of Batesville. The course will be marked with tape or flags and is primariy on single-track trail. This is a scenic and challenging trail in hardwood forests, along bluffs, and through pastures. There are creek crossings (knee deep). Expect rocks, roots, crevasses, bluffs, steep trails, nasty insects and various creatures. The race course and directions may be changed from previous years. The 5M and 10M courese start and end together.

There will be at least two water stations and volunteers montioring the course.

REGISTRATION: both races are FREE. T-shirts may be purchased for $15. All proceeds will benefit Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers (www.friendsoftherivers.org) To reserve your t-shirt send your $15 along with the entry form to Sam Cooke. Entry form and mailing address can be found here: http://wrroadrunners.org/images/highrockhopentryform.pdf

Primitive camping and trailers are allowed at the start area. Please call or email if you are camping.

DIRECTIONS: From Batesville, take 167 North (St. Louis Avenue), towards Cave City.
Go 3.5 miles past the traffice light at Ramada Inn (White Drive). Turn left onto Cave Creek Road (watch for the HIGHROCK signs).
Go 3.4 miles to Coon Creek Road (just past the Cave Creek Church).
Go 1.2 miles to Highrock Road (gravel).
Go 1.3 miles to the first stone gate. Continue on the farm road following signs to the race start.

INFORMATION: Sam Cooke, sdcooke22@hotmail.com or phone 870-793-4613 or 870-307-8922

SPONSORED BY: Arkansas Eyecare Vision Source and White River Roadrunners Challenge Series

Apr
6
Sat
Hogeye Marathon/Half Marathon/Relays/5K @ Springdale Square
Apr 6 @ 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 6, 2019. 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.

Capital City Classic 10K @ Two Rivers Park
Apr 6 @ 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.

Capital City Classic 10K @ Two Rivers Park
Apr 6 @ 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.

Apr
12
Fri
Kilted Mile @ Lyon College
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Kilted Mile

The race will take place on Main Street on Friday, April 12th beginning at 6 p.m., and runners will line up at 12th and Main. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. at Natural State Running on 148 E. Main Street. In both men and women’s categories, the cash awards will be $100 (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
13
Sat
Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run @ Maumelle Park Pavilion 8
Apr 13 @ 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 13, 2019

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 12th, 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

Race for a Healthier Tomorrow @ Children’s Hall on the Arkansas Children’s Campus
Apr 13 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Race for a Healthier Tomorrow @ Children’s Hall on the Arkansas Children’s Campus

About The Race for a Healthier Tomorrow

Schedule of Events

7:00 – 8:30 am Registration/Packet Pick-Up
At Children’s Hall on the Arkansas Children’s Campus (click here for map)

8:00 am 5K Race Start Time
At Arkansas Children’s Hospital Main Entrance (click here for map)

8:30 am 1-Mile Family Fun Walk Start Time
At Arkansas Children’s Hospital Main Entrance (click here for map)

9:15 am Family Fun Fair Opens
In parking lot next to Children’s Hall (click here for map)
Join us for activities, games, arts & crafts, food, and entertainment! Free for all registered participants and fun for both children and adults!

10:30 am Awards ceremony
At the stage at the south end of Family Fun Fair Parking Lot (click here for map)

11:00 am Family Fun Fair Closes

Advance Packet Pick-up and Registration:

We will offer advanced packet pick-up and registration before the race. Please note that while your entry fee does include a t-shirt, people who register after April 10th, 2019 will receive a t-shirt subject to availability.

Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, April 12th, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Children’s Hall on the Arkansas Children’s Campus
9 Children’s Way
Little Rock, AR 72202
click here for directions

Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration:

We encourage all participants to pick up their packets early in order to avoid the long lines. However, we understand this isn’t always possible so will also offer race day packet pick-up and registration. Please note that while your entry fee does include a t-shirt, people who register after April 10th, 2019 will receive a t-shirt subject to availability.

Saturday, April 13th, 7:00am – 8:30am

Children’s Hall on the Arkansas Children’s Campus
9 Children’s Way
Little Rock, AR 72202
click here for directions

Running Awards

5K OVERALL AWARDS

  • 1st Overall Male & Female
  • 2nd Overall Male & Female
  • 3rd Overall Male & Female

The 5k overall awards will be given on stage at the post-race award ceremony at 10:30 am.  The ceremony will take place on the stage at the south end of the Family Fun Fair.

5K AGE GROUP AWARDS

  • 14 and under
  • 15 – 19
  • 20 – 24
  • 25 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 – 64
  • 65 – 69
  • 70 & Over

Age group awards will be mailed to winners approximately two weeks post-race.  Please note that Arkansas Children’s has a non-duplication of awards policy. A runner who finishes in the Top 3 overall in the 5K does not qualify to win an age group award.

Team Awards

TEAM PARTICIPATION AWARDS

The team who registers the most people will also receive an award.  Teams can consist of a combination of 5k and 1-mile participants.  Awards will be given to the largest team in each of the following divisions:

  • Friends & Family
  • Small Business (under 50 employees)
  • Large Business (over 50 employees)
  • Schools & Universities
  • Churches

The team participation awards will be given on stage at the post-race award ceremony at 10:30 am.  The ceremony will take place on the stage at the south end of the Family Fun Fair.

TEAM SPIRIT AWARDS

Team Spirit awards will be given to the top 3 teams with the most unique group costume or outfit.   You can never have too much flair!  The team spirit awards will be given on stage at the post-race award ceremony at 10:30 am.  The ceremony will take place on the stage at the south end of the Family Fun Fair.

Fundraising Awards

INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING AWARDS

Individual fundraising awards will be given to the top individual earners.  The individual fundraising awards will be based on a participant’s total as of midnight on April 13th, 2019.  This award will be given on stage at the post-race award ceremony at 10:30 am.  The ceremony will take place on the stage at the south end of the Family Fun Fair.

TEAM FUNDRAISING AWARDS

Team fundraising awards will be given to the team that raises the most money in each of the following divisions:

  • Friends & FamilySmall Business (under 50 employees)
  • Large Business (over 50 employees)
  • Schools & Universities
  • Churches
Hoof it for Heifer 20k Trail Run @ Petit Jean State Park
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hoof it for Heifer 20k Trail Run @ Petit Jean State Park  | Morrilton | Arkansas | United States

Hoof 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.

THE RACE

 

Location: Petit Jean State Park is located in Morrilton, AR

Click here for a map to the park.

The course: Due to a moderate to moderately difficult terrain, this race is recommended forexperienced trail runners.

12.4 miles with .8 mile on pavement in the park and approximately 12 miles on the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Boy Scouts Trail including one possible creek crossing depending on rains.

Rocket 5K and Rocket Kids’ Dash @ Catholic High School
Apr 13 @ 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 13, 2019, 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.

Farm to Table 5k @ Arkansas Agricultural Research and Experiment Station in Fayetteville
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Farm to Table 5k @ Arkansas Agricultural Research and Experiment Station in Fayetteville | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

The Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Graduate Club at the University of Arkansas will host the ninth annual Farm to Table 5K on April 13. Proceeds will benefit the U of A Full Circle Food Pantry and the U of A Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Graduate Club.

The Full Circle Food Pantry is an organization on the U of A campus that helps fight food insecurity issues in the local community. Find out more information at the Full Circle Food Pantry page.

The race is also dedicated to raising money for the CSES graduate student club so they can put on events and outings for the students. So come out and join them at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, for 5K and 8:35 a.m. for a 1-mile race with awards, prizes, breakfast at 9:45 a.m. The 5K and 1-miler are flat and fast courses on the roads throughout the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Experiment Station in Fayetteville. The planned routes are also completely different than the one used at the Chile Pepper runs!

Find out more at the Farm to Table 5K event page.

Cow Paddy 5K/1K @ Gulley Park
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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.

 

Apr
27
Sat
Buffalo River Biathlon -Trail Marathon Half Marathon @ Buffalo National River - Highway 14 Bridge
Apr 27 all-day
Buffalo River Biathlon -Trail Marathon Half Marathon @ Buffalo National River - Highway 14 Bridge | Yellville | Arkansas | United States

The Buffalo River Biathlon is both a trail run and run/kayak biathlon weekend extravaganza!

The trail run consists of a TRAIL MARATHON and a TRAIL HALF MARATHON along the Buffalo River Trail.   Taking place on Saturday the half is an out and back between Dillard’s Ferry and Spring Creek.  The Marathon passes over the Spring Creek Rd. and continues through the South Maumee section for another 2 miles and is also an out and back.

The BIATHLON is a 6.8 mile trail run on the Buffalo River Trail from Dillard’s Ferry to Spring Creek followed by a 4.6 mile canoe/kayak race from Spring Creek back to Dillard’s Ferry taking place on Sunday.  Biathlon participants my bring their own kayaks or rent.  Either option is available through registration.  Those who rent will find their vessel waiting for them at the transition area tagged with a number corresponding to their bibs.  All fees have been built into the registration pricing.

Additionally, the night of Saturday the 27th, there will be packet pick up, a dinner, and live music at Buffalo Point!  The Mellow Mountain Band will again grace us with their sweet sound.

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

Panther Prowl 5K @ Pulaski Height Middle School
Apr 27 @ 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 Fourth Annual Panther Prowl 5K run on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 8AM. The race will start at Pulaski Heights Middle School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

All proceeds go to PHMS PTSA to support technology needs, literacy, and grounds improvement.
May
3
Fri
MacArthur Park 5K @ MacArthur Park
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

macarthur park

The MacArthur Park 5K is an annual race in downtown Little Rock coordinated by the MacArthur Park Group, Little Rock Parks & Recreation and Downtown Little Rock Partnership. (macarthurparklr.com) The 3.1 mile race (5K) begins from the North Lawn (9th Street) of MacArthur Park in front of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. The MacArthur Park 5K is held each year in May. Proceeds from the race are used to support projects in the park.

Event Details and Schedule
Packet pick up and registration is from 5 p.m.- 6:45p.m. on Friday, May 4 in the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History (upstairs). You will receive your t-shirt, bib and chip. The race will begin promptly at 7 p.m. This race is timed using chip timing. Each chip must be returned to the race organizers once you cross the finish line.

May
4
Sat
Christ the King Rexfest 5K and Fun Run @ Christ the King
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Time and Place

The 5K race will start at 8:00 a.m. followed shortly by the 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  The race will begin at Christ the King Ministries Building parking lot located on the corner of N. Rodney Parham Road and Pleasant Forest Road, Little Rock, AR 72212. Look for the Fleet Feet arch.  NEW!  Timing chips will be used for both the 5K and Fun Run!  Chip pick up begins at 7:00 a.m. The course will include two water/Gatorade stops.

Registration and Packet Pick-Up

Registration and Packet Pick-Up will be held Friday, May 3, 2019 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Safe Room of Christ the King Catholic School. Packets may also be picked up the day of the race from 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. at the Fleet Feet arch or in the Eckert Center if it is raining. Chip pick up begins at 7:00 a.m. on Race Day.

Virtual Runners

Virtual Runners will receive a t-shirt only, no packet. T-shirts should be picked up during Packet Pick-Up times.

Download the race registration form at ctkrexfest.org for more information including awards information and course maps!

May
5
Sun
Square to Square Marathon @ Bentonville Square
May 5 @ 6:30 am – 2:30 pm

Born on a napkin in the Bentonville Sushi House in 2013; it was an alternative to an official marathon when a group of runners could not get their schedules to jive.
The first Square 2 Square (S2S) was run in May of 2013.

This is a FREE & UNSUPPORTED runners run.

Runners take full responsibility for their health and welfare before, during and after the run.

For more information visit www.s2smarathon.com

May
11
Sat
Super Heroes for Autism 5K @ Corner of Darby Ave/Ellis St in Chaffee Crossing
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Superheroes for Autism

**5K is USATF Certified**

Developmental Wings will host the Super Heroes for Autism 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run on May 11, 2019. This is a great excuse to dress up as your favorite super hero and raise money for our programs.

Early Registration is available now through April 12th and guarantees a t-shirt for each participant. Late registration is available April 13th through May 10th.

The race will start at 8:00 a.m. downtown at the Riverfront Amphitheater. Race day registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. We will offer early packet pick-up on May 10th from 5-7 pm at Creekmore park. There will be medals for the top male and female finishers and age group awards. There will also be prizes for best costume in individual male and female (adult and children) categories and prizes for the best “TEAM” costume!

Women Can Run Arkansas 5K @ Conway High School West
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Women Run Arkansas Running Club, an RRCA organization, was formed in 2000 in response to the need for a statewide women’s running and walking club.

The mission of WRA is to address the special needs of women’s fitness, while promoting health and fitness through running and walking.

 

Women Can Run/Walk 5K

Saturday, May 11, 2019 
8:00 am
Conway High School West
Conway, Arkansas

Packet Pick-Up

  • The Sporty Runner 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Thursday May 9th
  • The Sporty Runner 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Friday May 10th
  • Race Day 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m Saturday May 11th

Timing chips (B-tags) are attached to bib and DO NOT need to be removed!  Attach bib to front of shirt and you are good to go!

After the race hang around for the awards presentation, door prizes and a raffle drawing to win an Apple iPad or shopping spree at The Sporty Runner. Raffle tickets are available in the online store or may be purchased during packet pickup.

Race entries and Raffle tickets are non refundable

 

Kendrick Fincher Hydration Celebration @ Pinnacle Hills Promenade
May 11 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Kendrick Fincher Hydration Celebration @ Pinnacle Hills Promenade
Saturday | May 11 | Pinnacle Hills Promenade

6:30 am                5K Same-Day Registration and Packet Pick-up* OPEN
7:25 am                5K Line-up
7:30 am                5K START
7:45 am                Toddler Trot | ½ Mile and 1 Mile Runs Same-Day Registration and Packet Pick-up* OPEN
8:30 am                5K Awards
8:45 am                Toddler Trot START
9:00 am                Youth Run Program START – students grades K – 8th
10:00 am               EVENT CLOSE

DC Wonder Woman Run Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
DC Wonder Woman Run Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center

CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES!

Get your cape on and join your fellow Super Heroes when you run or walk the Little Rock DC Wonder Woman™ 5K or 10K! Experience heroic race course entertainment, earn the stunning DC Wonder Woman finisher’s medal and celebrate with your fellow superheroes at the post-race party!

*More questions regarding adjustments to your personal registration can be found on your city’s registration page

RACE REGISTRATION INCLUDES
  • Race Kit (see kit options below)
  • DC Wonder Woman Run finisher’s medal
  • Commemorative race bib and chip timing
  • Professional race photos – Free to download and share
  • Post-race party!
PACKET PICK UP
  • Friday, May 10th 12PM – 6PM
  • 1200 President Clinton Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201
RACE DATE AND START TIME
  • Saturday, May 11th 8AM
  • William J. Clinton Presidential Center
  • 1200 President Clinton Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201
  • *Times are subject to change
Mount Magazine Trail Fun Run @ Mount Magazine State Park
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mount Magazine Trail Fun Run @ Mount Magazine State Park | Paris | Arkansas | United States

Mount Magazine Trail Run

Come join us for the Mount Magazine Trail Run. We’ll start just north of the visitor center (see map below), and hit almost every trail in the park, along with a portion of the Cove Lake Trail.  The run will be approximately 18 miles, with a trip to the base of the mountain, via the Cove Lake Trail, and back to the top.

Mount Magazine is home to magnificent bluffs which make for breathtaking scenery, provide spectacular views, and make it popular for hang gliders and climbers alike. Magazine also offers numerous trails for hiking atop the mountain and into the valley below. It’s now time to enjoy those trails as runners.

For those wishing to participate but not able to do 18 miles, there will be “bail-out” options.

This is a fun run and there are no entry fees or advance applications required.  However, please contact PT if you intend to run–so we know how many runners to prepare for.  Food will be provided after the run.  Please carpool if possible, as this will help with parking.

Directions:
Mount Magazine State Park is located on Scenic Highway 309 approximately 17 miles south of Paris; or from Danville, travel nine miles west on Highway 10 to Havana, then go 10 miles north on Scenic Highway 309. Please arrive early enough to check in at Greenfield Pavilion – across the highway from the visitor center.

May
18
Sat
The Catsmacker @ Lake Sylvia
May 18 @ 7:00 am

The 2019 Catsmacker
and Kitty Tickler fun run

New this year for the Catsmacker: This is now a PAID RACE. Use this link to REGISTER

Camp Ouachita
Saturday, May 18, 2019

6:45 Trail briefing, 7:00 am Start

Features:
Distance: 22 miles
Terrain: Plenty of hills
Surface: Forest roads with some single track and double track
Also a 12-mile Kitty Tickler option
Course Map

Queens and Kings of the Trail!
The  Ultra Trail Series awards ceremony will be held after the run. This is a NO-POINTS UTS run. It is the season-closer and basically a celebration of the end of another amazing year in Arkansas ultrarunning. A chance to close out the year with your closest friends.

 

To get there:
You should be able to find Williams Junction, AR on most maps; it is approximately 30 miles west of Little Rock on Hwy 10, or 20 miles south of Morrilton on Hwy 9.  To get to the race site from Williams Junction, go north on Hwy 10/9 for a mile and a half, then take Hwy 324 and follow for three and a half miles. Park on right hand side of road by Camp Ouachita. If the road turns to gravel you went half mile too far.

  • There will be a waiver to sign morning of run.
  • There will be an unmanned aid station at mile 9.5 (not part of Kitty) and at mile 14 (mile 6 for Kitty).
  • Please carry a water bottle and any snacks you want. Food at the aid stations will be minimal.
  • There is a swim area not far from the finish line for those who want to cool off after the run.
  • A cook will serve lunch at the finish. It will be burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and all the trimmings.
  • The park does not allow dogs, so please do not bring your dog.
  • For more information, contact the race director Chris Baldwin

Course Description
The roads/trails used, in order, for The Catsmacker course:

  • FSR 152 (from Start at Camp Ouachita) turning Right on FSR 132
  • FSR 132 staying straight on FSR 94
  • FSR 94 turning right on FSR 805
  • FSR 805 turning right on HWY 324
  • HWY 324 to finish at Camp Ouachita
  • The Kitty Run course is the same as above with one deviation that is seen on the map. Approximately 3.5 miles into the course the Kitty run incorporates the Ouachita Trail for 1.5 miles and then turns back right onto FR 805.

Course marking will consist of signs, flagging with colored ribbon, and flour to mark directional information. In general, the focus is on marking turns and intersections. “Confidence” markings will be relatively rare. We recommend that participants print off maps if they are unsure of the course.

** Proceeds donated to AURA and Camp Ouachita.

Runner Safety:
It is always a good idea to carry a cell phone. The service is poor but most for of the course is higher up and has some service. If you are unfamiliar with the area, run with a buddy and study the Google Map. Print out the Course Map and carry it with you.

May
27
Mon
Memorial Day Pancake Run @ Fleet Feet Sports Easy Runner
May 27 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Memorial Day Pancake Run with proceeds going to Team RWB. Fleet Feet’s annual pancake cook-off and fun run. All proceeds will go to Team RWB, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of veterans.

May
31
Fri
Memorial Park Glow Run @ Memorial Park
May 31 @ 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm

bentonville-parks-and-recreation-logo

Join Bentonville Parks and Recreation for a “lights out” celebration to kick off the 2019-2020 Run Bentonville Race Series. We’ll deck all participants out in plenty of “glow gear”, and a unique glow-in-the-dark tshirt. There will also be a finish line DJ and “Party Stations” along the course!

May 31st at 8:45pm

Distance: 2 miles

Time: Approx 8:45pm

Cost: $25

Award for our “Flashiest” costume!

Children 6 and up are able to register and participate as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

All participants will receive a Glow necklace, and Glow in the Dark t-shirt!

Packet Pick-Up:
You will be able to pick up your packets at the Downtown Activity Center (215 SW A St.) on Thursday from 8am-8pm or Friday from 8am-4:30pm.

Jun
1
Sat
Get Your Rear In Gear 5K @ Burns Park Soccer Complex
Jun 1 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Get Your Rear In Gear 5K @ Burns Park Soccer Complex | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Register for the Little Rock Get Your Rear in Gear® 5K Run/Walk to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Little Rock area. Monies raised will stay in our community, helping with prevention, early detection and treatment, and healthy living projects for this disease. The event includes refreshments, tech shirts and marathon quality medals for age group winners.  Get Your Rear in Gear provides a special opportunity to honor survivors and those lost to colon cancer in our community.

7:15am – Registration
7:45am – Opening Ceremony
8:00am – 5K Run begins
8:05am – 5K Walk begins
9:30am – Closing Ceremony & Awards
10:00am-12:00 pm – After party & Lunch Celebration

 
Packet Pick Up:
Rock City Running
Friday, May 31
3:00-6:00 p.m.