***Special Notice***

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.

 

Jun
22
Sat
True Grit Ride 2019 @ Chaffee Crossing
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
True Grit Ride 2019 @ Chaffee Crossing | Fort Smith | Arkansas | United States

TGR100/MTB/5K Run/Walk benefits the Community Services Clearinghouse.

Route Distances: Road Ride 10, 28,42,66 and 100 miles, the Mountain Bike Ride is a 15 mile guided Mountain Bike Tour and the newest addition is the 5K Walk/Run. We offer a course for riders of any skill level.

Entry Fees: Registration is $50 for the TGR , $45 for the TG Mountain Bike Ride and $35 for the TG 5K Walk/Run.

The Clearinghouse is a well-established, non-profit organization located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, that provides emergency assistance to families and children in need throughout seven counties in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The most well-known program the Clearinghouse offers is the Meals for Kids backpack program, which distributes over 2,500 sacks of weekend food each Friday to children who otherwise would go hungry before returning to class on Monday.

Jul
19
Fri
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival @ Eureka Springs Area
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival @ Eureka Springs Area | Eureka Springs | Arkansas | United States
DESCRIPTION

WHAT IS THE EUREKA SPRINGS MULTISPORT FESTIVAL?
A three-day multisport festival consisting of a sprint-distance triathlon on Friday afternoon, Gran Fondos (road bike rides) on Saturday morning and running races on Sunday.  Participants can enter individual events or take one of two “Eurekan” challenges.

WHAT IS “THE EUREKAN”?
The name not only is the moniker of the event, but also refers to participants who complete the ultimate challenge! Any participant who enters the “Full Eurekan” who can complete the triathlon, 100 mile ride and 10K run will be known as “The Eurekan”! There is also a Half Eurekan competition which is the triathlon, 62 mile bike ride and 5K run.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

The triathlon is located on Holiday Island, just a few minutes from downtown Eureka Springs. The finish line for the biking and running events are the same place each day which is located in the heart of Eureka Springs on historic Main Street in front of the Eureka Springs City Courthouse.

Jul
20
Sat
Full mOOn 50K/25K @ Camp Ouachita
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 4:00 am
Full mOOn 50K/25K @ Camp Ouachita | Paron | Arkansas | United States

Full mOOn 50K is the Ultra Trail Series season kickoff race and a celebration event honoring birthdays of favorite AURA Queens.

The race is great for first-time trail and ultra runners, pavement pounders and PRs! The out-and-back course is set on rolling Forest Service Roads.
The run starts at Camp Ouachita Girl Scout Camp in the Ouachita National Forest. There are restrooms on site and showers at the campground nearby we have paid for your use. So plan to stick around for the after-party. This year, we’re serving breakfast just like the old days. But we’ll still have the regular goods and super cold watermelon for sure!

Bring your running family and friends. Spectators are welcome and will probably be recruited to volunteer! (See our volunteer page for opportunities). Please carpool if you can! Parking is limited to the west side of Highway 324. NO PARKING ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD. (The side closest to the camp is off limits.) NO EXCEPTIONS. The Forest Service is very serious about this and will ticket and/or tow your vehicle. Follow parking directors as you pull in. There is no fee for parking unless you decide to park on the wrong side of the road – the ticket is $240.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the party and for the run. They’ll need to wear something reflective and probably be able to run with you off leash (leash in the dark is a tripping hazard for inbound runners). Email the race director for more information.

Expect heat, humidity & darkness. Bring a headlamp, salt and a 20 oz + water bottle. Bug Spray — Good idea!

Jul
27
Sat
The Gambler MTB Endurance Race @ Lake Atalanta
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Gambler Endurance MTB Race

Targeted to mountain bikers seeking a fun, late-night endurance ride

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019. “The Gambler” is a spectator friendly 4-hour solo or team endurance event featuring the Lake Atalanta mountain bike trail system. Event will be at the Pleasant Ridge tract, 1615 S. Pleasant Ridge Road, Rogers, AR.

If you want to smash out four hours of solo endurance racing, or grab your fastest buddies for a strategy filled team effort… “The Gambler” has a category for everyone. Ante up!

Registration at the Pleasant Ridge Road trailhead from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Course is open to pre-ride from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Mandatory racer meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Rules:

  • Ages 13 and up
  • All solo and team competitors on the course after 8:00 p.m. must have lights
  • All 4-person team members must complete at least 1 lap

All 2-person team members must complete at least 2 laps

Categories:

*All Categories are considered “Open” unless noted.

Additional details: Mass start for all categories, with designated staging area for team competition. Each lap on the single track route is approximately 2 miles.

Solo racers may leave the course at the designated start/finish line to refuel but must check out and back in appropriately. Solo and team laps will be counted. Last lap counts if racer entered the course by 9:59 p.m. Racer’s last lap completion time will be noted. Solo and team competitors with the most laps and the fastest completion time will determine finishing order.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category at the After Party at Ozark Beer Company at 109 N. Arkansas Street, Rogers, AR.

There is limited parking at the Pleasant Ridge Road trailhead.  Additional parking is available at Lake Atalanta Park on Walnut Street and in downtown Rogers.  There are paved trails leading to the Pleasant Ridge tract where this event will be held.

Sep
28
Sat
NICA Race- Spring Hill Park @ Springhill Park
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm

NICA Race – SPRING HILL PARK, BARLING


The second race of the 2019 Arkansas NICA Season will take place at Spring Hill Trail in Barling, Arkansas.  The course starts right along the Arkansas River and alternates going through open space and forested areas along the banks of the river.

Oct
19
Sat
NICA Race- Coler Mountain Bike Preserve @ Coler Trail System
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm

NICA Race – Coler Mountain Bike Preserve


  • Bentonville Arkansas (map)

The third race of the 2019 Arkansas NICA Season will take place the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve. This will be our first event at this location and are very excited to be using this great venue. All sorts of terrain to challenge everyone.

Nov
2
Sat
NICA Race- Cedar Glades Park @ Cedar Glades Park
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm

Jan
18
Sat
David’s Trail Endurance Run @ David's Trail / Lake Norfork / Rocking Chair Resort
Jan 18 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

davids trail

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

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

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

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

WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Friday, January 17:5:00 pm – 7:00 – Packet pickup & on-site registration (If not sold out) at Rocking Chair Resort
8:00 pm – 11K night run starts!

Saturday, January 18:  6:30 am -7:30 – Packet pickup at Rocking Chair Resort
8:00 am – 50K start
9:00 am – 25K start
8:30 am – 9:30 – Packet pickup at Rocking Chair Resort – 7K
10:00 am – 7K race start

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

 

Jul
17
Fri
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival @ Eureka Springs Area
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day
DESCRIPTION

WHAT IS THE EUREKA SPRINGS MULTISPORT FESTIVAL?
A three-day multisport festival consisting of a sprint-distance triathlon on Friday afternoon, Gran Fondos (road bike rides) on Saturday morning and running races on Sunday.  Participants can enter individual events or take one of two “Eurekan” challenges.

WHAT IS “THE EUREKAN”?
The name not only is the moniker of the event, but also refers to participants who complete the ultimate challenge! Any participant who enters the “Full Eurekan” who can complete the triathlon, 100 mile ride and 10K run will be known as “The Eurekan”! There is also a Half Eurekan competition which is the triathlon, 62 mile bike ride and 5K run.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

The triathlon is located on Holiday Island, just a few minutes from downtown Eureka Springs. The finish line for the biking and running events are the same place each day which is located in the heart of Eureka Springs on historic Main Street in front of the Eureka Springs City Courthouse.

Sep
13
Sun
DeGray Lake Duathlon, Aquabike, Open Water Swim @ Degray Lake Spillway Area
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am

One of the original multisport festivals in Arkansas…the 2020 DeGray Lake Triathlon will feature three triathlon distances (olympic, sprint and super sprint), a duathlon (sprint), aquabike (olympic) and an open water swim (olympic). There will be a team category for the olympic triathlon.

DeGray Lake is a reservoir on the Caddo River in Arkansas. This beautiful lake and surrounding Ouachita mountains near Hot Springs and Little Rock is an Arkansas resort state park.

Olympic Triathlon: 1,500 meter swim, 42 kilometer bike, 10 kilometer run.  Individuals and teams.
Sprint Triathlon: 500 yard swim, 13.5 mile bike, 5K run.  Individuals only
Super Sprint Triathlon: 225 yard swim, 6 mile bike, 2 mile run.  Individuals only
Sprint Duathlon: Run 1: 2 miles, Bike: 13.5 miles  Run 2:  3.1 miles
Aquabike (swim and bike only): 1,500 meter swim, 42 kilometer bike.  Individuals only
Open Water Swim: 1,500 meter swim

Race Venue Information:

DeGray Lake, Arkadelphia, AR
2.5 miles North on Hwy 7 from Interstate 30, exit 78.  Turn left onto Skyline Drive.
Spillway Trail Head (The Spillway Dam Area) is rougly 8/10ths of a mile west of the intersection of Skyline Dr and Hwy 7.
Google map coordinates – https://goo.gl/maps/Uz7c5ZuonT9pucF18
Entry Fees Priced With A T-Shirt
Entry Fees are priced with a ringspun cotton t-shirt , but a participant has the option to select no t-shirt and SAVE $5 or upgrade fabric to a full sublimated technical wicking fabric shirt for $15. Shirt size not guaranteed after April 15. If a shirt is ordered and the size is not available then a refund will be issued at packet pickup.

PACKET PICKUP / ONSITE REGISTRATION

All participants MUST pick up their own packets.  No one else may pick up an athlete’s packet.
Both a valid PHOTO ID and a current USAT MEMBERSHIP license are required.
NOTE: cell phone and internet connectivity may be spotty please either bring a hard copy of USAT membership or take a screenshot on your phone before leaving home.
Saturday, September 12
Packet Pickup and Onsite Registration will be from 4 – 7 pm at the Spillway Dam Recreation Area. Google map coordinates – https://goo.gl/maps/Uz7c5ZuonT9pucF18 Look for the registration tent and flags.  There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION, but you may register online until midnight September 12.  Chips will be issued on Race Day ONLY

Sunday, September 13 – RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP ONLY
All events: Packets may be picked up on race day from 6 – 7:30 am at Spillway Dam Recreation Area.  Look for the registration tent and flags. Chips will be issued at Body Marking, next to Transition. There is no race-day registration.
Race Schedule
SCHEDULE (Overall)

6:00 am – Transition Opens
6:00 am – Packet Pickup Begins
7:30 am – Mandatory pre-race meeting with USAT official
7:40 am – Payer and National Anthem
7:55 am – Final access to Oly distance transition area
8:00 am – Open Water Swim
8:00 am – First Wave (Olympic distance only) – Individual Males 39 & under
8:04 am – Second Wave (Olympic distance only) – Individual Males 40 & over
8:08 am – Third Wave (Olympic distance only) – Individual Females, all Juniors, team swimmers & Aquabike
8:10 am – Final access for Sprint/Super-Sprint distance transition area
8:10 am – Duathlon starts
8:10 am – First Wave (Sprint distance) staging begins
8:15 am – First Wave (Sprint) begins – Males 39 & under
8:18 am – Second Wave (Sprint) – Males 40 & over
8:21 am – Third Wave (Sprint) – all Females, all Juniors
8:25 am – Super-Sprint – all participants
9:15 am – Food to be served
10:30 am – Giveaway prizes (all participants will be in the drawing)
Awards (dependent upon category) – 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Race T-Shirt Fabric Options and Styles:

NO Shirt Option – Save $5
Ringspun Cotton T-shirt (NO CHARGE) – 100% cotton unisex sizing.
Fully Sublimated Technical T-shirt ($15 upgrade fee) – A true moisture wicking-fabric shirt that has been engineered to keep you dry while you exercise. There are plenty of polyester shirts out there, but this one is the real deal. Both men and women specific sizing.  Example can be viewed HERE.

DeGray Lake Triathlon @ Degray Lake Spillway Area
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am

One of the original multisport festivals in Arkansas…the 2020 DeGray Lake Triathlon will feature three triathlon distances (olympic, sprint and super sprint), a duathlon (sprint), aquabike (olympic) and an open water swim (olympic). There will be a team category for the olympic triathlon.

DeGray Lake is a reservoir on the Caddo River in Arkansas. This beautiful lake and surrounding Ouachita mountains near Hot Springs and Little Rock is an Arkansas resort state park.

Olympic Triathlon: 1,500 meter swim, 42 kilometer bike, 10 kilometer run.  Individuals and teams.
Sprint Triathlon: 500 yard swim, 13.5 mile bike, 5K run.  Individuals only
Super Sprint Triathlon: 225 yard swim, 6 mile bike, 2 mile run.  Individuals only
Sprint Duathlon: Run 1: 2 miles, Bike: 13.5 miles  Run 2:  3.1 miles
Aquabike (swim and bike only): 1,500 meter swim, 42 kilometer bike.  Individuals only
Open Water Swim: 1,500 meter swim

Race Venue Information:

DeGray Lake, Arkadelphia, AR
2.5 miles North on Hwy 7 from Interstate 30, exit 78.  Turn left onto Skyline Drive.
Spillway Trail Head (The Spillway Dam Area) is rougly 8/10ths of a mile west of the intersection of Skyline Dr and Hwy 7.
Google map coordinates – https://goo.gl/maps/Uz7c5ZuonT9pucF18
Entry Fees Priced With A T-Shirt
Entry Fees are priced with a ringspun cotton t-shirt , but a participant has the option to select no t-shirt and SAVE $5 or upgrade fabric to a full sublimated technical wicking fabric shirt for $15. Shirt size not guaranteed after April 15. If a shirt is ordered and the size is not available then a refund will be issued at packet pickup.

PACKET PICKUP / ONSITE REGISTRATION

All participants MUST pick up their own packets.  No one else may pick up an athlete’s packet.
Both a valid PHOTO ID and a current USAT MEMBERSHIP license are required.
NOTE: cell phone and internet connectivity may be spotty please either bring a hard copy of USAT membership or take a screenshot on your phone before leaving home.
Saturday, September 12
Packet Pickup and Onsite Registration will be from 4 – 7 pm at the Spillway Dam Recreation Area. Google map coordinates – https://goo.gl/maps/Uz7c5ZuonT9pucF18 Look for the registration tent and flags.  There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION, but you may register online until midnight September 12.  Chips will be issued on Race Day ONLY

Sunday, September 13 – RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP ONLY
All events: Packets may be picked up on race day from 6 – 7:30 am at Spillway Dam Recreation Area.  Look for the registration tent and flags. Chips will be issued at Body Marking, next to Transition. There is no race-day registration.
Race Schedule
SCHEDULE (Overall)

6:00 am – Transition Opens
6:00 am – Packet Pickup Begins
7:30 am – Mandatory pre-race meeting with USAT official
7:40 am – Payer and National Anthem
7:55 am – Final access to Oly distance transition area
8:00 am – Open Water Swim
8:00 am – First Wave (Olympic distance only) – Individual Males 39 & under
8:04 am – Second Wave (Olympic distance only) – Individual Males 40 & over
8:08 am – Third Wave (Olympic distance only) – Individual Females, all Juniors, team swimmers & Aquabike
8:10 am – Final access for Sprint/Super-Sprint distance transition area
8:10 am – Duathlon starts
8:10 am – First Wave (Sprint distance) staging begins
8:15 am – First Wave (Sprint) begins – Males 39 & under
8:18 am – Second Wave (Sprint) – Males 40 & over
8:21 am – Third Wave (Sprint) – all Females, all Juniors
8:25 am – Super-Sprint – all participants
9:15 am – Food to be served
10:30 am – Giveaway prizes (all participants will be in the drawing)
Awards (dependent upon category) – 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Race T-Shirt Fabric Options and Styles:

NO Shirt Option – Save $5
Ringspun Cotton T-shirt (NO CHARGE) – 100% cotton unisex sizing.
Fully Sublimated Technical T-shirt ($15 upgrade fee) – A true moisture wicking-fabric shirt that has been engineered to keep you dry while you exercise. There are plenty of polyester shirts out there, but this one is the real deal. Both men and women specific sizing.  Example can be viewed HERE.

Jan
22
Fri
David’s Trail Endurance Run @ David's Trail / Lake Norfork / Rocking Chair Resort
Jan 22 – Jan 23 all-day

davids trail

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

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

This is a cupless event!  Aid stations are stocked, but you will need your own handheld, reservoir, or purchase a HydraPak Speed Cup for yourself!  Cupless Racing Sponsored by HydraPak!

January in the Ozarks can mean sunny 45 degree weather or 10 and snowy.  2017 race day was sunny and reached about 70 degrees, 2019 was a blizzardy mess!  Race is held rain or shine, sleet or snow!  Pack for anything, stay at Rocking Chair Resort, run the race, then hang out us afterward.  Cash purses for setting the 50K course record (male & female), prizes, and post-race grub await you at the finish!