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

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

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

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

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

Northwoods Enduro

WILDCAT MARATHON and NORTHWOODS ENDURO!

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

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

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

-All events based out of Cedar Glades park.

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

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

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

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

100 MILE

Start: Friday, February 22rd, 5PM

34 hour cutoff, 20:24 min/mile pace

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

 

100K

Start: Saturday, February 23th, 6AM

21 hour cutoff, 20:16 min/mile pace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You are responsible for any mechanical issues you might encounter.

SAG support will be provided by Ozark Spokes & Floats.

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

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN WELL-BEING.

You are responsible for having fun!

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

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

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

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

All riders must sign a waiver.

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

 

THE 2 RULES

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

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

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

The Beat Goes On 5K

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features of the Van Davis Memorial 5K:

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

 


 

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

About this Event

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

Participants should have the following:

Functioning mountain bike Helmet Hydration Close-toed shoes

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

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

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

Let’s ride bikes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Sylamore Ranger District

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

Ozark Highlands 50K

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

Twin Creek Twenty

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

Norfork River Resort

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1) Drop the Hammer @Coler

2) Fireline @Coler

3) Schroen Train

4) Jumping in General

5) BMX Background

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

– – –

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bad Moon Rising @ Trimble Ranch
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 3:00 am
Bad Moon Rising @ Trimble Ranch | Berryville | Arkansas | United States

The rowdy ENDURANCE mountain bike race setting the trend… The Bad Moon Rising returns Saturday, March 23rd, 2019!

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

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

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

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

Lee Likes Bikes MTB Skills

What you will learn

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

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

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

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

Please bring:
Water
Lunch and Snacks
Hiking Clothes
Hiking Shoes

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

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

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

Run Bentonville Half Marathon and 5K

Race Day Schedule

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

Saturday

Event Location: Downtown Bentonville Square

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

7:00 a.m. 5K

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

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

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

11:00 a.m. Half Marathon course closes

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

 

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

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

About the Junior League of Little Rock

 

Styx n’Stones Trail Run @ Devils Den State Park
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Styx n'Stones Trail Run @ Devils Den State Park | West Fork | Arkansas | United States

Race Information Styx n’Stones Trail Run

Race Information:

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

Runner Info:

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

Getting there:

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

Contact:

Fourche Float @ Interstate Park
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Keep Little Rock Beautiful and Friends of Fourche Creek have partnered together to bring you the biggest float trip that Fourche has ever seen.

This beautiful wetlands area is right here in Little Rock city limits, and most have never explored it! Join us in March for the opportunity to float the creek with experienced guides and some of Little Rock’s VIPs.

Tickets and VIP float bidding will be for sale on eventbrite in January. VIPs will be announced soon.

Ticket prices include the watercraft rental and lunch on the water. Proceeds go towards the efforts of Keep Little Rock Beautiful and Friends of Fourche Creek!

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
1
Mon
IMBA Trail Labs @ The Record
Apr 1 – Apr 3 all-day
IMBA Trail Labs @ The Record | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States
Registration is NOW OPEN for the April 1-3, 2019, event.

IMBA Trail Labs are two-day intensive workshops during which IMBA staff and local experts and stakeholders lead participants through the recipe for a model community trail system: planning, design, building, activation, promotion and measuring success. Attendees will also get a firsthand look at components of an intentional and diverse mountain bike trails community.

People who should attend are land managers, tourism and recreation professionals, community officials and local trail organizations. In addition to providing you with the knowledge you need to get started making great trails happen locally, we will also help you identify the specific next steps needed to bring more trails to your own backyards.

The cost to attend is $400, which includes registration, breakfast and lunch, shuttles for field workshops and evening festivities.

This event is designed to help attendees learn about the benefits and challenges the community in Northwest Arkansas have experienced from their targeted focus and investment in trails. A key element of the Trail Lab is to have the local stakeholders—such as parks and recreation, tourism and economic development—all present and involved in the workshop so you get the interact with and hear from them directly.

Space is limited to the first 40 registrants. 

Apr
4
Thu
Joe Martin Stage Race @ Fayetteville, AR
Apr 4 – Apr 7 all-day
Joe Martin Stage Race @ Fayetteville, AR | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

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

2019 will mark the 42nd anniversary of the amateur races; 17th anniversary on the USA Cycling Pro Racing Tour (PRT) and 5th year to be on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) America Tour calendar.

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

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

There is also a Gran Fondo event which occurs on May 4th for those who would like to experience part of the same courses as the pros, but who do not want to live life on the edge….for their day job!

Apr
5
Fri
31st Ozark Mountain Bike Festival @ Devils Den State Park
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day
31st Ozark Mountain Bike Festival @ Devils Den State Park

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

The 31st Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival will be held April 5th and 6th at the birthplace of Arkansas Mountain Biking… Devils Den State Park!

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

The festival kicks off Friday with the 14th Annual Devils Den State Park NIGHT Ride and the only time of the year the trail officially stays open after dark.

Saturday features a ton of fun highlighted by the White Squirrel Rides – a full day and variety of mountain bike group rides for all ages and skill levels presented by the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists.

Plus, our friends at BikeNWA will be hosting Strider Bikes races for riders 6 and under.

You don’t want to miss the wildly popular “Cannonball” Big Splash contest, paddle boat races, and the 31st Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival Cookout on Saturday evening.

We’ll post a full schedule of events soon.

While the 31st Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival is FREE to attend if you plan on staying the weekend (and you should) campgrounds can be purchased at Devils Den State Park by calling 479-761-3325.

Apr
6
Sat
Ark-La-Tex Challenge @ Liberty-Eylau High School
Apr 6 all-day
The Ark-La-Tex Challenge offers both novice and experienced cyclists a ride unlike many others. This ride will allow you to ride through three states in one ride. We offer five different distances to accommodate different cyclist levels. 35 Miles into the 70 mile route you will arrive at 3 states and get to take a victory photo standing in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana! Just the motivation you need half way through! 
 
Route Lengths
 
70 Miles – Ark-La-Tex Challenge
52 Miles – Texas/Arkansas Loop
46 Miles – Arkansas/Texas Out and Back
35 Miles – Ark-La-Tex with Non-Supported Return
22 Miles – Arkansas/ Texas Challenge out and back
.5 Miles – Kids Ride/ Look Ma No Hands! (10 and under)
0 Miles – Spirit Rider to support the cause
Additionally, we will have a bounce houses, popcorn machine, Kids activity area, and other fun kids activities post ride! So BRING OUT YOUR KIDDOS!
 
RIDE is SAG Supported 
Special thanks to Home Depot for providing SAG Support.
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.

Arkansas Wine Country 100 Cycling Tour 2019 @ Post Familie Winery
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Arkansas Wine Country 100 Cycling Tour 2019 @ Post Familie Winery | Altus | Arkansas | United States

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

Event details and schedule

* This is a rain or shine event, online price is $45 & closes April 2 at 11:59 pm PST
* Registration begins at 7:00 AM April 6 & price is $50
* The 100 mile tour begins at 8:00 AM SHARP
* Followed by the 80 & 100k at 8:45 AM,  then 35 & 17 at 9:15 AM
* 2013 Bandanas, 2015 – 2018 Tees are for sale at the event and additional tees can be ordered & purchased when registering for $10 each.  Tees ordered by March 26 are guaranteed.

Email direct to amandawdicken@gmail.com for route pdf, hotel & camping info

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

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

* When you arrive in Altus, please park your vehicle in the empty lot across from the Winery. Signs will be posted.

*Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Arkansas-Wine-Country-100-201144309920310/

 

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.

Double Barrel Gravel Poker Ride @ Benton County Quail
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Double Barrel Gravel Poker Ride @ Benton County Quail | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

What:
Ride your choice of 2 gravel loops of 15, or 67 miles. Start and Finish at the Benton County Quail Barn and pick up poker cards along the way. The routes will be on chunky gravel roads. Have some fun blasting clay pigeons when you return to earn bonus cards! We have awesome prizes for best hand at the end and rumor has it the BCQ will be putting a shotgun in the bounty.
Shoot as much as you like post ride. Stay after the ride for jambalaya, crawfish, local beer and live music.

When:
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Riders meeting at:
8:00am – 67 mile route – unmarked GPS Mandatory, Half way stop at Haven 55 in Pineville MO with refreshments and discounts.
2:00 pm – 15 route – well marked.
Wheels roll 15 min after each rider meeting

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

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

Phat Tire, Benton County Quail, Rogue Trails, Ozark Beer Company, Salsa Bicycles and Winchester make this a free event for everyone.

Countryside Ride @ Courthouse Square
Apr 6 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Countryside Ride @ Courthouse Square  | Marion | Arkansas | United States

The ride will begin at 8:30 AM at the Marion Courthouse Square. There are three routes: 4 mile, 14 mile, and 45 mile along Big River Crossing into Memphis and county roads north of Marion. The entry fee is $40 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under. Entries received before 3/27/19 will include event t-shirt and lunch. You can call the chamber at 870-739-6041, email madison.marioncoc@outlook.com, or visit marionarchamber.org to register!

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
The Dirt Church Mountain Bike Festival @ Great Passion Play Grounds
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day
The Dirt Church Mountain Bike Festival @ Great Passion Play Grounds | Eureka Springs | Arkansas | United States

The inagural Dirt Chuch Mountain Bike Festival at the Passion Play Property in Eureka Springs, Arkansas! Come celebrate these amazing trails with your family and friends! All proceeds from this event will go towards maintaining the Passion Play grounds and trails. We will have racing, “just for fun events”, inflatables for the kids, lawn games, food, and a raffle for all participants on Sunday!

Pre-Riding – The property is always open for pre-riding!

Harescramble – Saturday Only *Choose your bike wisely!* This is an all out sprint of 5 miles (1100 feet of climbing) of the hardest trails the property has to offer!

Stage Races – Saturday and Sunday – Relaxed enduro format with two stages per day with timed downhill runs

XC – Sunday Only – Classic format with different courses for different skill levels

  • Pro Category (Roughly 15 miles)
  • Amateur Category (Roughly 10 miles)
  • Juniors Category (Roughly 10 miles)

Omnium – Saturday and Sunday – Join in on all the fun!

Camping & Food – Camping and RV spots will be available on the property. Please call or text Kelsie Scott at 214-399-9679 for more information and reservations. A meal will be provided for each day you sign up for.

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