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
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!!

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.

LOViT Enduro- Southern Enduro Tour @ LOViT Trail
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
LOViT Enduro- Southern Enduro Tour @ LOViT Trail

Southern Enduro Tour (SET) will be decided over 3 states and 10 days of racing over some of the most diverse terrain anywhere. A Regional Championship like no other, to crown the best all-round riders!

This second stop of the SET will be at Echo Canyon Resort & Marina.

This is a one day stop with 4-7 stages that day. The full schedule will be released the week of the event.

This stop is rated: Skill/6.5 Fitness/9 Gnar/4

A 30ish mile / 7 Stage Point to Point Enduro of fast, flowing, ripping, single track. Some of the highest speed of the season! New for 2019, shorter, Enduro specific route with Enduro specific lines!
26 miles of single track & 6 miles of scenic dirt roads. All distances are approximate and route may vary depending on weather or unforeseen circumstances.

All riders will be shuttled from Echo Canyon Resort to the starting point at Joplin trail head. Riders will head east and end at Echo Canyon Resort.

Times & Aid
Fast time 3-4 hrs, Avg 5, Adventure pace 7 hrs *Time Limit 8 Hrs.
Aid | 4 Aid stations – miileage of each updated later.

Approx stage info
(stage) Drop/Distance: (s1)205ft/1.2mi.- (s2)350ft/1mi.- (s3)500ft/1.4mi.- (s4)170/.5mi -(s5)170/.7mi.-(s6)620Ft/2.2mi. -(s7)600ft/2.4mi

NOTE: Be prepared, but don’t let the distance scare you from this fun day. Climbing in only 3000 ft, less then 100 ft per mile and the trail moves fast. Will have ample support to complete this awesome day on the bike.

$2,500 in Top 5 Pro payouts!
Sweet awards for other classes!
Awesome sponsors!
No license required.
Solid on-site support from sponsors Shimano-MTB, Trail Labs LLC, and Revolution Bike Repair!
Tasty meals!
Snacks and race day support including Pickle Juice Sport!
Swag bag!
Custom Lovit number plate!
Professional high-end timing powered by Sport IDENT with instant results printout & scoreboard!
Medical support on-site (race days).
TUPPS Brewery!
Professional awards ceremony with top notch awards from Re-GEARED!
$14,000 in overall SET raffles prizes for all pre-registered racers!

Schedule | Will be available the week of the event.

Racing Age | What your age will be on 12/31/19.

Series Overall Points | The Tour Overall is the best 4 of 6 Results. You must do 3 Races to qualify for the overall. You must finish all stages (both days) entirely to get a race result. Single Day and Just Riding does not count towards series points.

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

Feb
23
Sat
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.

 


 

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
23
Sat
LeeLikesBikes MTB Skills
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

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

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.

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 @ Junior League of Little Rock
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am
Downtown Dash @ Junior League of Little Rock  | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

The race will start at 8:30 am at the Junior League Building on Scott Street, and will feature Downtown Little Rock landmarks, such as the River Market, Clinton Library, and Arkansas Arts Center. The race is also handicap and stroller accessible. This year’s race will include the 5K distance and the 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.

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

 

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.

Apr
13
Sat
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
Dirt Church MTB Festival @ The Great Passion Play
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – Apr 14 @ 10:30 pm
Dirt Church MTB Festival @ The Great Passion Play

The Dirt Church Festival is a family friendly MTB festival weekend. We will have three timed events: cross country, harescramble, and a gravity stage race. We will also have “just for fun” events, inflatables for the kids, lawn games, and food! The cost will be $28 per race or $75 of all three. We will have awards for the top three omnium riders in each category using a point system.

*First 50 racers to register will get a free t-shirt*

Entry includes 1 meal ticket per race day.

RV and tent camping available on property! Contact Kelsie Scott 214-399-9679 to make reservations.

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.

Pedaler’s Bash
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pedaler's Bash

45-mile marathon mountain bike race, The Pedaler’s Bash 2019 is Saturday, April 13th. Online registration opens Dec. 31st at noon on Bike Reg. Come one, Come all, 250 racer Cap. Don’t miss out this year. CHEERS!

THERE WONT BE A BETTER PLACE TO BE ON APRIL 13th THAN IN BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS FOR THE BEST MARATHON MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE IN THE ARKANSAS MARATHON MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE SERIES ( AMBCS.com )

250 RACERS WILL BLAZE THROUGH THE OZARK MOUNTAINS ON A 45 MILE JOURNEY ON SWEET SINGLE TRACK, EXPLORING THE TRAIL SYSTEMS OF SLAUGHTER PEN, BELLA VISTA, BLOWING SPRINGS, AND THE FAMOUS BACK 40.

THE BEST PART OF ANY MARATHON RACE IS THE PARTY!! THE PEDALER’S PUB WILL BE THROWING DOWN WITH FOOD, LIBATIONS, AND BANDS.

Tour de Hills @ Harrison Parks and Rec
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Course Description

The Tour de Hills takes place on the famed “Jasper Disaster” course through North West Arkansas.  Mile for mile, this Ozark route is one of the most difficult in the state, with some 316 turns in 59 miles.  The route is extremely steep, boasting nearly 5,000 feet in elevation gains, and strenuous but very rewarding.

The trade-off:  it’s also one of the most beautiful rides you’ll ever experience, with jaw-dropping views from scenic overlooks and multiple chances for wildlife sightings, include the famous ELK HERD in Boxley Valley.  Beginning Harrison, making a counter clockwise loop, take Scenic Byway 7 south 18 miles to Jasper, Arkansas. From Jasper, travel west on Hwy 74 to Ponca, Arkansas.  Then take Hwy 43 north back to Harrison.

Check out the course on Strava

Aid Stations:

Station # 1: Hwy 7 at Gages Krooked Kreek One Stop (approximately mile 8)

Station # 2:  Mt. Sherman Near Kyle’s Landing access – Cruise up to Mt. Sherman then take in some nutrition (approximately mile 32)

Station # 3 Compton, AR on Hwy 43 at JB Trading Co. – Feel the elevation then take one some fluids!  (approximately mile 42)

Station #4 Hwy 43 & Hwy 206 junction – One last fill up before the finish (approximately mile 53)

On Course Warnings!!

Mile 22 – A recent landslide has the road in disarray!  Expect some gravel and dirt across the highway over a 30 yard stretch.  Crews are working hard to repair the road, but it won’t be back to normal before race day.

Mile 32-ish Steel Creek Area – This is a very dangerous portion of the course.  Tight turns and steep downhill!  We’ve had some wrecks in the past, please be cautious through this stretch!

Packet Pick-up

Pickup on race day morning!  Pick up at the Harrison Youth Center (202 N. Spring St.) beginning at 8:00 am.

Athletes may also register on site between 8:00 am and 9:30 am

We’re kicking around having pickup available on Friday, April 12 as well, details on that TBD.

Swag & Extras

Every participant will receive a t-shirt of course, but not your run-of-the-mill lame race day t-shirt.  Pirate Perry takes great pride in outfitting our athletes with something that doesn’t go strait to the “yard work pile.”  On top of shirts all athletes are invited to the post race feeding frenzy.

On course, we’ll have aid stations stocked with Tailwind,water, snacks and more!

Post Race:  Stick around for lunch on us!

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
14
Sun
Bentonville Tweed Ride @ Pedaler’s Pub
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bentonville Tweed Ride @ Pedaler’s Pub

We had a great time hosting this event last year and were blown away with the effort you guys put in to this so we are looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and making some more this year. We will meet at the Pub and take a casual stroll down Main Street giving away cordial waves to our motorist friends. A group photo is obviously called for and then we will make our way down J to Airship Coffee for a nice pick me up or frosty barley pop. After a round, we’ll head back to the Pub for dinner and award some prizes for the best dressed folks! The Pub will be bringing a live band to preform for us as well so work on your Charleston in the time being.

Not only are we happy to don our dandiest duds, this is out take on bicycle advocacy to remind folks that we can all share the roads and we all have families so let’s all be kind.

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.
Apr
28
Sun
Buffalo River Biathlon @ Buffalo National River - Highway 14 Bridge
Apr 28 all-day
Buffalo River Biathlon @ 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)

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
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
May
18
Sat
Arvest Little Rock Gran Fondo @ Downtown
May 18 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Arvest Little Rock Gran Fondo @ Downtown | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Little Rock Gran Fondo

A premium road cycling event for enthusiasts and racers alike.
A bit more adventurous and spirited than your normal T-shirt ride and with much higher level amenities.
Wear your best kit, ride your best equipment. It’s going to be a big day.
Our Gran Fondo finishes with a great meal and celebration with your fellow cyclists.

May
19
Sun
Little Rock Dirty Fondo 2019 @ Historic Marlsgate
May 19 @ 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Little Rock Dirty Fondo 2019 @ Historic Marlsgate | Scott | Arkansas | United States

Put some gravel in your travel…The Arvest Little Rock Gran Fondo Weekend continues with a new event and a new location. Join us at Historic Marlsgate for the Arvest Dirty Fondo on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Love gravel? Never ridden on it? Wanna see how it feels? Come out Sunday morning to beautiful Marlsgate for coffee on the veranda from 6:00 to 7:00 AM. Enjoy the view of Bearskin Lake with a cup of joe and pastries, maybe even having a second cup. Then venture out at 7:00 AM for 50 miles of dirt and gravel through the Arkansas Delta. Return at noon and enjoy a traditional Southern box lunch with sparkling wine, craft beer, live music, and a few special gravel lovers’ prizes.

Expect a swag bag with cool cycling gear, including a Park Tool apron and a CO2 inflator kit, plus a 16 oz. Dirty Fondo beer glass (to be distributed during lunch) and a coupon for free bike parts (rims, tubes, tires, etc.) from our RB4K shop.

Registration for the Arvest Dirty Fondo 2018 assures Recycle Bikes for Kids will continue their mission of supplying free bicycles to over 2000 kids annually.

Jun
8
Sat
Arkansas Runner 2M @ Saline County Courthouse
Jun 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am


Race History
2019 marks the 21st running of the Arkansas Runner 2-Mile race. This race is open to runners and walkers of all abilities.

Course Description
The race takes place around downtown Benton. The start is one block south of the Saline County Courthouse on Market Street and heads south for one block. A left turn on Smith Street is followed by another left onto Main Street which brings you back by the courthouse. The course goes North for approximately 1/2 mile where a left on Narroway and sends the runners into a residential neighborhood of Benton. The course takes a right and runs around Crestwood Drive and is followed by another right back onto Narroway St. A left on Evans Drive is followed by another left onto North Street which leads back to the courthouse where the race finishes back on Market

  • All proceeds benefits Saline County Boys and Girls Club in Benton
  • Race hosted by the Saline County Striders
  • Kids run free! (if preregistered by May 16)
  • Chip timing provided by ArkansasRunner.com
  • USATF Course Certification #AR14018DLP
Jun
9
Sun
Ladies Du Fayetteville @ Lake Fayetteville
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am
Ladies Du Fayetteville @ Lake Fayetteville | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

Event Information

Run, ride, run around the beautiful Lake Fayetteville in this ladies only duathlon. Each run will be 2 miles and the bike will be 11 miles, all of which will be on paved trail. What sounds better than the chance to get out and run, bike, run in the company of hundreds of other women! 

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019. 7:00am
What: Duathlon – Run 2 miles, Bike 11 miles, Run 2 miles
Where: 
Lake Fayetteville / Veterans Memorial Park. Check out the Event Site Map.
Who: 
Ladies only! Participate as an Individual OR as a Relay (team of two)

Registration

Registration for the Ladies DU will open on February 1, 2019.

Online registration will begin February 1. Individual entry is $45 and relay entry is $75. Fees increase to $55 and $95 after May 10. Registration will be open until June 8. Day prior and Day of race registration may be available. Fee includes cycling jersey, chip timing, and finisher medal.

Schedule

The transition area will open at 6:30am. Check-in and Packet Pick up will be from 6:45am-7:45am.
Pre-Race Stretch (led by lululemon) will begin at 6:45am.
Final Announcement and the National Anthem will begin at 6:55am.
Race start is 7:00am.
Post-race Festivities from 8:15-10:30am

Course

The Ladies DU Fayetteville will utilized the paved trails in the Lake Fayetteville area. The RUN course is an out and back on Clear Creek Trail and the BIKE course is two laps around Lake Fayetteville on the Lake Fayetteville Trail. Course map can be viewed here: 2019 Course Map

Awards

All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Awards will be given to the top three overall individuals and to the top three overall relay teams. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers as well.

Volunteers

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

Sponsors

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

 

Jun
22
Sat
True Grit Ride 105 @ Fort Chaffee
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
True Grit Ride 105 @ Fort Chaffee

The True Grit Ride is an annual non-competitive bicycling event in Fort Smith, Arkansas. There are bike routes for all abilities which include 10, 30, 45, 62, or 105 miles.  The pit stops are about 10 miles apart and are well stocked with drinks and food.  Also available is an 18 mile Mountain Bike Ride or a Certified 5k Run.

The event is a fundraiser to support the Community Services Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency food assistance to families, children, and cancer patients.  The most well-known program for the Clearinghouse is the Meals for Kids Backpack Program for school children.  This program feeds over 2000 children each week for the weekend throughout 7 counties in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Contact: Pattie West at 479-782-5074 or Beth Dwiggins at 479-431-8301