Due to the need for social distancing surrounding the COVID-19 situation, many of the events listed on our calendar have been canceled or had the dates changed. We are not currently taking down events as we haven’t received any definitives from most event organizers. WE RECOMMEND that you contact the race director or organizer before registering for any event in the next couple of months. We will attempt to keep you informed as we get more information. Thanks.
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. Please remember, these are not our events but a listing of Arkansas events that we share through Arkansas Outside.
NWA Spring Classic Road Race
The Fayetteville Wheelmen cycling team supports riders and racers of all levels. We hope that you will join us to not only race your bike, but also to help support the advancement of cycling in NW Arkansas.
The NWA Spring Classic Road Race is part of the USA Cycling Road Development Race Series. Separate awards will be given to Junior Men and Women riders from ages 10-18. See event info for specific racing categories.
PLEASE NOTE: All junior-age riders (18 years of age or younger) are required to have junior gearing. See this link for more information.
4 EVENTS – Duathlon, 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, and Bike Time Trial.
7:00 – 8:30 am – Packet Pickup and Registration (inside airport terminal)
7:00 am – Transition Opens
7:00 am – Chip Distribution for duathlon at transition begins
8:30 am – Chip and packet pickup closes – Duathlon/5K/Fun Run
8:30 am – Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting – Duathlon/5K/Fun Run
8:40 am – National Anthem and Prayer
8:45 am – Fun Run Start
8:50 am – Last chance to return to transition
8:55 am – Transition closes
9:00 am – Bike Time Trial packet pickup at start house
9:00 am – Duathlon Individual Males Start
9:02 am – Duathlon Individual Females AND Team Runners Start
9:10 am – 5K Run Start
9:30 am – Food and Beverage for Finishers
9:45 am – Bike Time Trial packet pickup closes at start house
10:00 am – 5K Awards
10:15 am – Bike Time Trial Begins
11:00 am (approx.) – Transition area opens to retrieve bikes
11:15 am – Giveaway prizes begin
11:30 am – Awards
Iron Pig Duathlon
A USA Triathlon sanctioned duathlon that consists of a 3 mile run, 18 mile bike and 3 mile run.
Iron Pig Run/Walk
5K Run and a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk which are both held on the same course. The flattest course you’ll ever run/walk on!
Iron Pig Time Trial
USA Cycling sanctioned 17 mile bike time trial. Known as the “race of truth”, cyclists can test themselves against the clock. Several categories with a non-aero equipment category as well. Come set a course record or test yourself against the times of the duathlon competitors.
THE COURSES:The run courses are flat and fast! The bike course is out and back on Scenic Hwy 71. The finish is located just in front of the airport terminal. This course is geared to people looking for a challenge, but is not too hilly for an early season test. A good first-time event for an individual or team or a great way to kickoff the race season for the seasoned athlete.
River Valley Duathlon
This duathlon is a 5k run/11 mile bike/ 5k run race. The race will be around the roads of Fort Chaffee with the start/finish in the historic district. Individual participants and relay teams can register. All bikes, except those with motors, can be used In the race. Timing will be done by Jaymax Timing. The proceeds from the race will go to the Reynolds Cancer Support House and the Melanoma Research Foundation. The race is being held by the River Valley Skin Cancer Alliance. Participant medals will be given out this year.