***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.


Goblin Run 5K @ Downtown Activity Center
Oct 31 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Goblin Run 5K


Join Bentonville Parks & Recreation for the 3rd race of the Run Bentonville Race Series: The Goblin Run! Costumes are encouraged for this spooooky race around town. Special awards to the best costumes!

Distance: 5k and Kids Fun Run

When: October 31 at 7:30am. Kids Fun Run to follow

Where: Downtown Activity Center (215 SW A St.) Bentonville, AR

Cost: $25 for 5k/ Free for Fun Run


Did you miss registration? We can get you registered in person at packet pick-up!

Packet Pick-up will take place at the Downtown Activity Center (215 SW A St.) on Thursday, October 29th from 8am-8pm and Friday, October 30th from 8:00am-4:30pm.

Race the Base
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Race the Base

Event Summary:
Race The Base Trail Run is a 4 mile Trail Run with a mixture of paved trail, gravel road, and technical singletrack. We’ll have technical t-shirts this year!

Event Details for Race The Base Trail Run :

Race parking and the start line will be in Stuckey Field directly west of HWY 300 at Barrett Road. The start is directly across Hwy 300 from Pinnacle Mountain State Park day-use area 9420 Hwy 300, Roland, AR 72135. Start time for Race the Base is 9 a.m.

Course: The course begins on gravel and dirt road for approximately .5 mi, switches to a paved trail for .75 mi and the remaining 2.75 miles is technical single track with a little surprise thrown in.

Awards will be 3 deep for:

Overall M/F, under 19 M/F, 20-29 M/F, 30-39 M/F, 40-49 M/F, 50-59 M/F and 60+ M/F

Race fee is $30.00 before midnight 10-30-20

Race Day if available registration is $35

T-Shirts for Race The Base Trail Run: Long Sleeve Technical T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered runners. A limited number of shirts will be available for other runners registering on race day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Watch our Facebook page for updates, news, fun stuff.

It’s BACK! The Kingfisher Kids Run is back!

We’ll have a free kids run on the 1/2 mile paved Kingfisher Trail at approximately 10:45 a.m. depending on awards timing for Race the Base. No fee, no-frills, just good fun with the kiddos. All ages under 12 welcome including stroller kids. Parents are welcomed to run/walk with their kids, too. Take a minute to sign the kids up online on the same page as the Race the Base, just so we know you’re coming. Kids Run is sponsored by Corina Jordan at Pixel Properties Realty

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

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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!

Frozen Toes 5K & 15K Trail Run @ Kessler Mountain Regional Park
Jan 23 – Jan 24 all-day

Event Information

The City’s annual cold weather trail running race at Kessler Mountain Regional Park. The Frozen Toes 5K & 15K Trail Run is perfect for runners looking to transition from a 5K or 10K to a longer distance OR for those who want to try their first trail running race. The singletrack trails of Kessler Mountain are technical in most areas, but the views are worth every step of the course! Take a break from the pavement and give trail running a try! 

Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be in place at the race to protect runners and the trail running community.
2021 will offer both an IN PERSON RACE and a WEEK LONG CHALLENGE registration option. The challenge options entails completing the 5K or 15K on the marked course at Kessler Mountain anytime during the week of the challenge.

In Person Race: Saturday, January 23, 2021. 9:00am. Read our Race Safety Plan approved by ADH.
DIY Challenge: January 24-31, 2021

  • Both options include the participant goody bag, featuring the infamous “Frozen Toes Socks”
  • Both options include the finisher medal
  • Both options will require runners to be self-sufficient (no on course water stations)
  • The race will include overall and age group awards
  • The challenge will not feature awards


Registration is closed (1/15). Race is at capacity with 200 runners. The race will be a wave/staggered start.
Participant START TIME Listing can be viewed here.

Course Information

5K Course Map (PDF) —– 5K Route on Strava
15K Course Map (PDF) —– 15K Route on Strava

Packet Pick Up

Friday, January 22, 4-6pm at Kessler Mountain Regional Park (north entry of baseball complex)
Saturday, January 23, 8:30-9:30am at Kessler Mountain Regional Park (baseball complex)


If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities such as event set up, participant check in, water/aid stations, course monitors, and more. Register for this or any Fayetteville Parks and Recreation events via Give Pulse or contact Tiffany Hoover, Assistant Recreation Superintendent, by email.


Support this trail race as a sponsor! The Fayetteville Race Series would not be successful with out support from our event sponsors. Thank you to those who have contributed! For information on sponsorship opportunities, please refer to the above linked sponsorship deck and contact Fayetteville Parks and Recreation.

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Return Of The Zombie Goat @ Flat Rock Ranch
Jan 23 – Jan 24 all-day
Return Of The Zombie Goat @ Flat Rock Ranch | Comfort | Texas | United States

The Southern Enduro Tour visits Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma offering the best variety of terrain in the midwest and creating a regional championship that is both challenging and fun for any mountain biker that is seeking a premium race experience. At the season finale the SET will crown competitors as the best all-around riders!

The 2021 Southern Enduro Tour series starts in Comfort, Texas at Flat Rock Ranch!

Location | Flat Rock Ranch in Comfort, Texas

This is a two-day race, please visit registration site for more details.

Simple Schedule |

Friday- Check In & Practice

Saturday- Race Day

Sunday- Race Day

Full Schedule & Course Map will be sent to all registered participants proceeding online registration closing Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 at 11:59PM CT.

Register Here