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.


DC Wonder Woman Run Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
DC Wonder Woman Run Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center


Get your cape on and join your fellow Super Heroes when you run or walk the Little Rock DC Wonder Woman™ 5K or 10K! Experience heroic race course entertainment, earn the stunning DC Wonder Woman finisher’s medal and celebrate with your fellow superheroes at the post-race party!

*More questions regarding adjustments to your personal registration can be found on your city’s registration page

  • Race Kit (see kit options below)
  • DC Wonder Woman Run finisher’s medal
  • Commemorative race bib and chip timing
  • Professional race photos – Free to download and share
  • Post-race party!
  • Friday, May 10th 12PM – 6PM
  • 1200 President Clinton Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Saturday, May 11th 8AM
  • William J. Clinton Presidential Center
  • 1200 President Clinton Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201
  • *Times are subject to change
Arvest Little Rock Gran Fondo @ Downtown
May 18 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Arvest Little Rock Gran Fondo @ Downtown | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Little Rock Gran Fondo

A premium road cycling event for enthusiasts and racers alike.
A bit more adventurous and spirited than your normal T-shirt ride and with much higher level amenities.
Wear your best kit, ride your best equipment. It’s going to be a big day.
Our Gran Fondo finishes with a great meal and celebration with your fellow cyclists.

Little Rock Dirty Fondo 2019 @ Historic Marlsgate
May 19 @ 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Little Rock Dirty Fondo 2019 @ Historic Marlsgate | Scott | Arkansas | United States

Put some gravel in your travel…The Arvest Little Rock Gran Fondo Weekend continues with a new event and a new location. Join us at Historic Marlsgate for the Arvest Dirty Fondo on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Love gravel? Never ridden on it? Wanna see how it feels? Come out Sunday morning to beautiful Marlsgate for coffee on the veranda from 6:00 to 7:00 AM. Enjoy the view of Bearskin Lake with a cup of joe and pastries, maybe even having a second cup. Then venture out at 7:00 AM for 50 miles of dirt and gravel through the Arkansas Delta. Return at noon and enjoy a traditional Southern box lunch with sparkling wine, craft beer, live music, and a few special gravel lovers’ prizes.

Expect a swag bag with cool cycling gear, including a Park Tool apron and a CO2 inflator kit, plus a 16 oz. Dirty Fondo beer glass (to be distributed during lunch) and a coupon for free bike parts (rims, tubes, tires, etc.) from our RB4K shop.

Registration for the Arvest Dirty Fondo 2018 assures Recycle Bikes for Kids will continue their mission of supplying free bicycles to over 2000 kids annually.

Arkansas Runner 2M @ Saline County Courthouse
Jun 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Race History
2019 marks the 21st running of the Arkansas Runner 2-Mile race. This race is open to runners and walkers of all abilities.

Course Description
The race takes place around downtown Benton. The start is one block south of the Saline County Courthouse on Market Street and heads south for one block. A left turn on Smith Street is followed by another left onto Main Street which brings you back by the courthouse. The course goes North for approximately 1/2 mile where a left on Narroway and sends the runners into a residential neighborhood of Benton. The course takes a right and runs around Crestwood Drive and is followed by another right back onto Narroway St. A left on Evans Drive is followed by another left onto North Street which leads back to the courthouse where the race finishes back on Market

  • All proceeds benefits Saline County Boys and Girls Club in Benton
  • Race hosted by the Saline County Striders
  • Kids run free! (if preregistered by May 16)
  • Chip timing provided by
  • USATF Course Certification #AR14018DLP
Ladies Du Fayetteville @ Lake Fayetteville
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am
Ladies Du Fayetteville @ Lake Fayetteville | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

Event Information

Run, ride, run around the beautiful Lake Fayetteville in this ladies only duathlon. Each run will be 2 miles and the bike will be 11 miles, all of which will be on paved trail. What sounds better than the chance to get out and run, bike, run in the company of hundreds of other women! 

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019. 7:00am
What: Duathlon – Run 2 miles, Bike 11 miles, Run 2 miles
Lake Fayetteville / Veterans Memorial Park. Check out the Event Site Map.
Ladies only! Participate as an Individual OR as a Relay (team of two)


Registration for the Ladies DU will open on February 1, 2019.

Online registration will begin February 1. Individual entry is $45 and relay entry is $75. Fees increase to $55 and $95 after May 10. Registration will be open until June 8. Day prior and Day of race registration may be available. Fee includes cycling jersey, chip timing, and finisher medal.


The transition area will open at 6:30am. Check-in and Packet Pick up will be from 6:45am-7:45am.
Pre-Race Stretch (led by lululemon) will begin at 6:45am.
Final Announcement and the National Anthem will begin at 6:55am.
Race start is 7:00am.
Post-race Festivities from 8:15-10:30am


The Ladies DU Fayetteville will utilized the paved trails in the Lake Fayetteville area. The RUN course is an out and back on Clear Creek Trail and the BIKE course is two laps around Lake Fayetteville on the Lake Fayetteville Trail. Course map can be viewed here: 2019 Course Map


All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Awards will be given to the top three overall individuals and to the top three overall relay teams. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers as well.


If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities for you such as event set up, participant check in, timing assistants and course monitors. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt! Register for this or any Fayetteville Parks and Recreation event via Give Pulse or contact Tiffany Hoover, Assistant Recreation Superintendent, by email.


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 our Fayetteville Race Series Sponsorship Packet and contact Fayetteville Parks and Recreation.


True Grit Ride 105 @ Fort Chaffee
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
True Grit Ride 105 @ Fort Chaffee

The True Grit Ride is an annual non-competitive bicycling event in Fort Smith, Arkansas. There are bike routes for all abilities which include 10, 30, 45, 62, or 105 miles.  The pit stops are about 10 miles apart and are well stocked with drinks and food.  Also available is an 18 mile Mountain Bike Ride or a Certified 5k Run.

The event is a fundraiser to support the Community Services Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency food assistance to families, children, and cancer patients.  The most well-known program for the Clearinghouse is the Meals for Kids Backpack Program for school children.  This program feeds over 2000 children each week for the weekend throughout 7 counties in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Contact: Pattie West at 479-782-5074 or Beth Dwiggins at 479-431-8301

Pedals For Compassion @ Magnolia, Arkansas
Jun 22 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Pedals For Compassion @ Magnolia, Arkansas

Compassion’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the local domestic violence shelter. Our mission is to provide effective and accessible services to individuals and families who experience domestic violence and/or sexual assault and to be a proactive and visible source of related intervention, education, and prevention services to the community. You registration fees or donation will go towards these efforts and help us to be able to continue providing support.

Event Details

Pre-event breakfast starts at 6 am followed by race start at 7:30 am. Finish/start line activities will begin shortly after, where there will be food, door prizes, finisher medals, etc.

First 150 riders to sign up are guaranteed event shirts.

Brent Morrison Memorial Run @ Wells Lake
Jul 6 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am

Proceeds of this run/walk goes towards the Fort Smith trail system.

There will be an award for best chicken outfit.

Legal Notice:  By buying entry to this fun run/walk, you are agreeing to the fact that there are hazards involved in this activity. You are accepting all risks in participating in the event. You are waiving and releasing Western Arkansas Runners, Jaymax Race Timing, all race volunteers and sponsors, their representatives, employees and successors of any claims and liabilities of any kind arising out of participation in this event. Further, you grant to all the foregoing the right to use any photograph, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of the event for legitimate purposes.



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

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.

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.


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.

St Jude Fayetteville 10K @ Lake Fayetteville
Aug 24 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

The annual St. Jude Fayetteville 10K will be in Fayetteville, AR on Aug. 24, 2019 @ 7:00 am. All profits go directly to St. Jude Hospital.

The St. Jude Fayetteville 10K will take place at Lake Fayetteville in Fayetteville, AR. The course will loop around the lake on a multi-use paved trail. The goal is to raise as much money as possible for St. Jude Hospital while providing a great race for NW Arkansas!

Location: Lake Fayetteville, 1450 E. Zion Rd, Fayetteville, AR Registration Fees: $30 (Through August 14) $35 (August 15-24) $40 (August 25-26) Race limited to the first 500 registrants. Only those registered by August 14 will be guaranteed a shirt.

Outerbike Bentonville @ Bentonville, AR Buckyball Field
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day
Outerbike Bentonville @ Bentonville, AR Buckyball Field | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

If you didn’t know, Bentonville is a mountain bike town! Come see why Bentonville is being written about in every bike publication. Amazing trails, beautiful downtown, and now an Outerbike event!

Western Spirit Cycling has partnered with Visit Bentonville and OZ Trails to provide a third location for Outerbike in 2018. After we attended the IMBA Summit there last November we knew we had to bring Outerbike to Northwest Arkansas! From the fresh air of the Ozarks to the multiple trail hubs and bike parks, the area has everything we could ask for.