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.

 

Sep
21
Sat
University of Arkansas MTB Race @ Lake Leatherwood
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
University of Arkansas MTB Race @ Lake Leatherwood

Collegiate mountain bike race for the SCCCC, NCCCC, and MWCCC. The planned events are Enduro, short track, and cross country.

Winslow Run Half Marathon & 5k @ Winslow High School
Sep 21 all-day

The 9th annual Winslow Half Marathon and 5K Run will be held September 21, 2019.

Over 150 runners participated in last year’s event up here in the beautiful Boston Mountains of northwest Arkansas.

As was the case in the last eight years of the race, the proceeds from the 2019 event will be used to fund valuable programs in our community, such as the Ozark Folkways, Winslow Public Library, the Winslow Town Museum, and Winslow Meals

 

Arkansas 20K @ Bernard Holland Park
Sep 21 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

 

General Information/Starting Time

The race will be held on September 21,  2019.

The Arkansas 20K starts and ends at the Boys and Girls club at the River Center complex in Benton. The Boys and Girls Club address is 1810 Citizen’s Drive, Benton AR 72015.   If your GPS does not recognize it, use 1207 Holland Park Rd, Benton, AR 72015. The Boys and Girls Club is the second building on the right down Airlane and is clearly marked.

The race starts at 7:00 am.  Early start at 6:30 am.


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The 2019 Arkansas 20K will start and end at Bernard Holland Park in Benton.

All turns are marked with large signs with arrows.

The race will be chip timed.  Any runner who loses or fails to turn in their chip will be charged  replacement cost and will not receive a finishing time.

The course will remain open until 10:30.

Temperatures can range from the mid-50s to mid- 80s. Humidity can sometimes be high.

The 20K is an excellent test/training run for a fall marathon as well as a challenging race in its own right.

Arkansas Enduro Series – Bentonville @ Coler Trail System
Sep 21 @ 7:00 am – Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
Arkansas Enduro Series - Bentonville @ Coler Trail System | Bella Vista | Arkansas | United States

View full details at https://www.arkansasenduroseries.com/

The fifth and final race of the series wraps up at the coveted Coler MTB Preserve located a mile West of the Bentonville Square.

Dual Slalom Race in the Valley of Coler MTB Preserve Saturday night!

ENTRY INCLUDES

•Prepare for 5-6 stages and up to 20 miles of riding
•One post-race meal compliments of Cycle OG.
•Professional neutral support thanks to Phat Tire Bike Shop.
•Medical support by Oz MTB Patrol during the race and dedicated practice times.
•Hydration support and riders lounge thanks to Monster Hydro.
•Slaughter Trail Guides providing an Enduro Timing System from Sport Ident for you to have an experience just like the World Series races with accuracy to the 1000th of second and instant results upon finishing.
•Slaughter Trail Guides also laying out a professionally marked course with arrows and tape. Maps emailed to racers after registration closes.
•Cold adult beverages in marked areas. 21+ only thanks to Fat Tire and Bike Rack Beer.
•AID stations and lunch mid-race
•A professional awards ceremony and payout 3-5 deep.
•Music and festivities
•AES event swag.

 

WHAT IS ENDURO?

Enduro racing combines many aspects of mountain bike disciplines- endurance of cross country, technical features of downhill, and requires adaptability to varying terrain. In a cross-country race, riders compete in a group for fastest overall time on a course with terrain most suitable for a hardtail or short travel bike. A downhill race is a solo run on a downhill only trail with extreme rock features and jumps. Enduro racing combines elements of both disciplines to offer a course that is both technically challenging but also requires pedaling endurance. The timing method is unique as well. Riders are timed primarily on the downhills that offer, diverse segments over several stages throughout the course.

Conway Fall Classic Bike Tour @ Fellowship Bible Church
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Conway Fall Classic Bike Tour @ Fellowship Bible Church | Conway | Arkansas | United States

PRACTICAL INFO

When: September 21, 2019. Start time is 8 a.m. for all rides.
Where: Conway, Arkansas.
Staging areaStart and end at Fellowship Bible Church, 1051 Hogan Lane. (Next to Grace Methodist)
Routes: All routes are fully supported with monitoring and mechanical assistance; Port-a-potty or restroom at each aid station.

ROUTES ON MAP MY RIDE:

Plummerville Out & Back (22mi*)

Paper Mill Loop (40mi*)

Paper Mill Extended (60mi*)

*Note: All distances approximate.

ENTRY FEES:

  • Early Registration (Online):$35 per individual.
  • In person registration: $40 to register in person on Friday, September 14 (at The Ride Bike Shop in Conway from 2 to 5 pm) or Saturday morning at 7 am on site, September 15th.

OTHER:

  • Tshirts for the first 150 registrants.
  • Lunch (TBD) will be served for all riders.
  • Childcare is not provided for riders.
Hiking in the Ozarks Survival Class @ Lifepoint Church
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hikers, led by Satori Adventures and Expeditions guide Dan Nash, prepare for a long hike to explore Bear Creek Canyon a few weeks ago.
Hikers, led by Satori Adventures and Expeditions guide Dan Nash

Join Hiking the Ozarks Founder, Dan Nash, to learn essential survival skills suitable for anyone who spends time in the outdoors. The morning session is held in the classroom where you will learn basic and intermediate outdoor survival skills, including the psychology of survival, managing harsh weather, preparing a survival kit, rescue preparation, starting a fire, water filtration, shelter construction, collecting wild edibles, and several trapping techniques.

You will then have the opportunity to practice your skills during the afternoon session’s field exercises when Dan and guides will help you implement the expertise you developed during the morning session. You will get a chance to practice fire starting, constructing a water filter, making a fish trap and building a Paiute deadfall.

Dan Nash founded Hiking the Ozarks in 2007 and grew up exploring the Ozark Mountains; its thousands of miles of beautiful and rugged terrain was the playground his father introduced to him and his brothers. He has led expeditions, backpacked, hiked and rock climbed in 14 countries.

Sep
22
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

We are adjusting our Sunday beginner ride to 8am on Sundays now that the summer heat is here!

The Sunday Morning Coffee Ride is a weekly, casual 15-20 mile ride along the River Trail at 15 mph or less, average. We meet at the Meteor Cafe and finish here with a Free cup of fresh brewed Coffee or an Iced Tea! Gather around 7:45am and hit the road at 8:00! We look forward to enjoying a fun, scenic ride together!

Springhill Classic @ Springhill Park
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Springhill Classic @ Springhill Park

Springhill Classic Mountain Bike Race

Course Details:
A very fast 10-mile trail you can really hammer on. Climbing is limited and the course is hard packed and very tight and twisty.
Lodging:
Camping is available at the park. Call 479-452-4598 for reservations. Additional lodging is abundant in the town of Fort Smith, AR, approx. 10 minutes away.

Sep
25
Wed
24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell @ Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
Sep 25 – Sep 29 all-day
24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell @ Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell is an endurance rock climbing competition and festival, held annually on the last full weekend of September, within the steep sandstone cliff walls of Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Jasper, AR.  Teams of two have the opportunity to choose between a 12 hour and 24-hour event, and the festival lasts five days with food, camping, music, swag, games, competition, parties, and most of all fellowship.

Here is a story from 2015 that Michael Roys did for us. https://www.arkansasoutside.com/24-hours-of-horseshoe-hell-or-your-vibe-attracts-your-tribe/

 

 

Sep
28
Sat
Big Dam Bridge 100 @ River Front Dr. North Little Rock
Sep 28 all-day
Big Dam Bridge 100 @ River Front Dr. North Little Rock | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

The Big Dam Bridge 100 is Arkansas’s largest cycling tour! Offering distances of 10/32/50/68/100 miles. This is a don’t miss event for cyclist in the mid south region.

Each year, thousands of cyclists from around the country descend on Central Arkansas for what has become the largest and most publicized cycling tour in Arkansas. The Big Dam Bridge, famous for its name and its reputation for being the longest bicycle bridge in the world, has attracted cyclists from all over to participate in this yearly event.

East End Sizzler 5K/10K @ East Union Missionary Baptist Church
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Our annual East End Sizzler 5K/10K this year is partnered with Arkansas Children’s Hospital with proceeds to benefit pediatric cancer research. We also have a free health fair open to anyone in the community!

The Great 5K Pumpkin Run / 1M Family Trot @ Historic Lonoke Depot
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am
The Great 5K Pumpkin Run / 1M Family Trot @ Historic Lonoke Depot | Lonoke | Arkansas | United States

Give your support to the abused and neglected children at Open Arms Shelter.
Run the Grand Prix Series 5K that begins at the historic Lonoke Train Depot,winding its way by the City Park and through beautiful small-town
neighborhoods. Course known for its flat as a pancake course, the chipped 5K Pumpkin
Run is made for setting a personal record. Cheer on the winners at the awards ceremony led by Matt Mosler and the live band New Horizon.
Get the whole family to participate in the 1 Mile Family Trot where every child is a winner and
gets a mini pumpkin and medal. Be sure and check out the Pumpkin Patch offering over 20 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash of all
colors, shapes and sizes, along with mums & straw bales. And the kids will enjoy
the little pumpkin house, hay hill, bouncy house and corn treasure box.

Glen Campbell Ramble 5K
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The 4thAnnual Glen Campbell 5K Ramble will be held on Sat., Sept., 28th, in conjunction with Music Fest in Delight, AR. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Glen Campbell “I’ll Be Me Alzheimer’s Fund” and the “Southeast Pike County Alliance.” Registration fee is $25. T-shirts guaranteed to everyone who registers by 9.27.19.  Race day registration will be $30. There will be 1st & 2nd place medals for males and females in each age division: ages 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, & 60+. There will also be an overall male & female winner. Participants ages 9-12 will receive a ribbon. Ages 8 and under are free but will not receive a t-shirt or ribbon. Packet pick-up will start at 6:30 a.m on the morning of the event.

Event begins at 8am!

Michelob Ultra Bear Creek Challenge @ Marianna Town Square
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This event is a non-competitive 15 mile ride on the St. Francis National Forest portion of the Big River Trail from Memphis to Arkansas City. The ride is a roundtrip from the Marianna Town Square to the spillway at Bear Creek Lake. A shorter 5 mile ride can be made by turning around at the Mississippi River State Park Visitors Center. Start time is 9:00am September 28th. All pre-entries are guaranteed an event T-shirt. Snacks and refreshments will be complimentary before and after the race as well as on the ride. Proceeds will benefit the veteran of Lee County. The ride is in conjunction with the Marianna Autumn on the Square Festival. Plan to enjoy your day at the festival.

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.

Bike On Bit – Asher Ray Memorial Ride @ Rebel Kettle Brewery
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bike On Bit - Asher Ray Memorial Ride @ Rebel Kettle Brewery | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and in memory of Asher Ray’s battle with Ewings Sarcoma, we invite you to join The Brooklyn Project Foundation, Arkansas Children’s, and the RevRock Cycling Club for an easy 5.5 mi bicycle ride to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Beginning at Rebel Kettle Brewing Company, we will ride to the Capitol and then over to Arkansas Children’s Hospital to pick up gold ribbons and show support to the children and families battling childhood cancers.

There is no fee for the ride but donations are appreciated. Donations may be made to The Brooklyn Project Foundation established by Justin and Susan Ray in memory of their daughter Asher Brooklyn (The Bit). The mission of the Brooklyn Project Foundation is to contribute funds for research in the experimental therapy program in the hematology/oncology department at Arkansas Children’s and to support families with children who have cancer. Donations may be made by cash, check, Venmo, or Cash App.

The ride is open to all types of riders 13 years of age and older. Helmets are required to participate in the ride. Check-in and swag bag pick up is at 2:00 pm at Rebel Kettle. Be sure to wear gold (or yellow) to show your support for childhood cancer awareness!

Sep
29
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

We are adjusting our Sunday beginner ride to 8am on Sundays now that the summer heat is here!

The Sunday Morning Coffee Ride is a weekly, casual 15-20 mile ride along the River Trail at 15 mph or less, average. We meet at the Meteor Cafe and finish here with a Free cup of fresh brewed Coffee or an Iced Tea! Gather around 7:45am and hit the road at 8:00! We look forward to enjoying a fun, scenic ride together!

Bike on Bit @ Rebel Kettle
Sep 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and in memory of Asher Ray’s battle with Ewings Sarcoma, we invite you to join The Brooklyn Project Foundation, Arkansas Children’s, and the RevRock Cycling Club for an easy 5.5 mi bicycle ride to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Beginning at Rebel Kettle Brewing Company, we will ride to the Capitol and then over to Arkansas Children’s Hospital to pick up gold ribbons and show support to the children and families battling childhood cancers.

There is no fee for the ride but donations are appreciated. Donations may be made to The Brooklyn Project Foundation established by Justin and Susan Ray in memory of their daughter Asher Brooklyn (The Bit). The mission of the Brooklyn Project Foundation is to contribute funds for research in the experimental therapy program in the hematology/oncology department at Arkansas Children’s and to support families with children who have cancer. Donations may be made by cash, check, Venmo, or Cash App.

The ride is open to all types of riders 13 years of age and older. Helmets are required to participate in the ride. Check-in and swag bag pick up is at 2:00 pm at Rebel Kettle. Be sure to wear gold (or yellow) to show your support for childhood cancer awareness!

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Oct
3
Thu
Mountainfilm on Tour Little Rock @ CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mountainfilm on Tour Little Rock @ CALS Ron Robinson Theater | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado.

Ozark Outdoor Supply is bringing the tour to Little Rock’s Ron Robinson Theater for the second year in a row, with films that explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: using the power of film, art, and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

The event kicks off at 5:30 pm with complimentary beverages including beer and wine (concession stands will also be open). Theater doors open at 6:45 pm.

A portion of all ticket sales will go to the Buffalo River Foundation.

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY OCT 3

Show at 7 p.m.
TYPE NAME
Film Screening Free Flow
Film Screening Grizzly Country
Film Screening All In: Alaska Heli Skiing
Film Screening Every Nine Minutes
Film Screening Feel of Vision
Film Screening Danny Daycare
Film Screening Cracking Ice Ceilings
Film Screening Safe Haven
Film Screening Mission Dolomites
Oct
5
Sat
FayetteCross @ Centennial Park
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day

 

International cyclocross racing comes to Northwest Arkansas in October with two days of racing just a few minutes from downtown Fayetteville.

FayetteCross is scheduled all day on Saturday and Sunday October 5 and 6 at Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain, the soon-to-be developed City of Fayetteville park located at MLK Blvd and I-49. This is the same location that will host the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in 2022.

With some of the best elite racers coming to FayetteCross, from across the region and all over the US, it’s a great opportunity for spectators to see cyclocross racing at the highest level. Competitors of all ages and abilities are anticipated.

There is no admission fee for spectators. And there will be food and beverages available!

Fayetteville is already well-known to cyclists across the region and the country for the Joe Martin Stage Race, for its dense network of amazing single-track mountain bike trails, and for being a flat-out fun place to spend a weekend. With FayetteCross landing here, it’s now home to some of the best cyclocross racing in the region.

Check out all the fun things to do around Fayetteville from great food, historic sights and arts & crafts of all kinds. Complete details here: experiencefayetteville.com

Chile Pepper XC 10K @ Washington County Fairgrounds
Oct 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

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Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival

The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival was created to bring together three Northwest Arkansas cross-country races under a single event. The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival is now one of the premier running events in America.

Each year over 80 college teams and 120 high school teams battle for prestige and unique Chile Pepper themed awards. Additionally, 750 individuals participate in the Open 10k and 5K Fun Run plus the Tom Lewis 1 Mile Pepper Dash on Friday Night. The event is held at University of Arkansas’ incredible off road course and all runners are invited to enjoy a Hot Mexican food feast following the race.

In 2018, we had another successful year with nearly 6,500 registered athletes. The funds we raised allowed us to support even more high school cross country programs. Your participation contributed to the donation of $75,000 to area High School and Jr. High Cross Country programs this year.

Angel One 5K @ Two Rivers Park
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Who we are:
Angel One is a flight team dedicated and specially trained to take care of the sickest children in Arkansas. The Angel One crew is responsible for safely bringing more than 2,000 kids every year to Arkansas Children’s Hospital where they can receive the life-saving care they need. In doing so, taking children and often one of their parents hours from their hometown. To some of them, gas money to be with their child or to return back home is something they can not afford. It’s those families we have helped through our last two races. Due to the great success we have had, this year we are not only going to continue our gas card program but also help families with other things they might need while at Arkansas Children’s Hospital with their sick child.

How you can help:
Attention runners, walkers, and families looking for a fun event supporting a great cause! It’s that time of year again to register for the Angel One 5K / 10K. This year’s event will be our biggest ever and you won’t want to miss it. To register or find more information about the event, just click the link below. We hope to see you there! Register now.

FAST Coler Roller
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
FAST Kids
FAST Kids

FAST presents the 2nd Annual Coler Roller! A one-day bike festival to celebrate our incredible mountain bike community! Mountain bikers like to gather and do mountain biker things. Here’s an opportunity to celebrate our tribe the best way we know how! FAST brings you a day full of group rides and competing for bragging rights filled with some sweet prizes!

This event is FREE for current FAST members! Membership is only $39 for a whole family – you can join here! Or, the day of, the event is $39 a person/family (kids 18 and under are free!)

Oct
6
Sun
Gearhead Endurance Challenge @ Craighead Forest Park
Oct 6 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gearhead Endurance Challenge @ Craighead Forest Park

This event is one of a kind that will consist of 30-minute intervals for 6 hours. Participants will run a 2.5-mile loop every 30 minutes. The challenge is designed to encourage participants to achieve a distance they may not think they could do and to push themselves to do more than thought possible. You may run one loop, 2.5 miles, or as many as you can in 6 hours up to 30 miles! 

Example: If you complete the 2.5-mile course in 25 minutes, you get a 5-minute rest before the next 30-minute interval begins. If you don’t make the 30 minute cut off you will have to wait until the next half hour to start your next lap.  

All participants must start at 7 a.m., you may run as many laps as you feel comfortable, then leave and come back later in the day to run a few more laps during the 6-hour time limit. 

All participants will receive a pullover from The North Face. You’ll also be eligible to win many prizes throughout the day!

The Gearhead Endurance Challenge is part of the Get in Gear Fitness Series presented by Gearhead Outfitters, St. Bernards, and Arkansas State University. For more information on the series visit www.getingearseries.com

Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

We are adjusting our Sunday beginner ride to 8am on Sundays now that the summer heat is here!

The Sunday Morning Coffee Ride is a weekly, casual 15-20 mile ride along the River Trail at 15 mph or less, average. We meet at the Meteor Cafe and finish here with a Free cup of fresh brewed Coffee or an Iced Tea! Gather around 7:45am and hit the road at 8:00! We look forward to enjoying a fun, scenic ride together!

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