Calendar

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.

 

May
4
Sat
Tour de Hoot 25, 60, 100 Mile Ride
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Each registered participant will receive a swag bag that will include Tour de Hoot socks. There will be indoor and outdoor camping available, as well as showers after the event.

All proceeds from this event directly support the Boys and Girls Club of McGehee, AR.  The club serves between 110 – 130 children per day during the school year and between 75 – 100 per day during the summer.  The Boys and Girls Club of McGehee offers turoring programs to help members with homework as well as after school snack programs and a summer feeding program to provide kids with hot and healthy meals during the summer.  Through educational programs, community outreach, sports and athletic activities, and feeding programs, The Boys and Girls Club of McGehee reaches well over 800 youth annually.

Tour de Toad 2019 @ Conway Municipal Airport
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tour de Toad 2019 @ Conway Municipal Airport | Conway | Arkansas | United States

The 12th Annual Tour de Toad Charity Bike Ride will be here before you know it! Join us on Saturday, May 4 at 11 am at the Conway Municipal Airport to take part in a fun, family-friendly bike ride!

Tour de Toad is the official cycling event of Toad Suck Daze, and cyclists who complete both Tour de Toad and the 2019 Kiwanis Toad Suck Daze 5k/10k will receive a commemorative IRON TOAD medal!

Choose from 3 routes: the 10-Mile Family Ride ($30/person), the 20-Mile Intermediate Ride($50/person), or the 40-Mile “Feels Like a Half-Century” Ride ($50/person). Please note: the 40-Mile route has plenty of hills, and is guaranteed to provide a great challenge for experienced cyclists just like a normal half-century route!

This year’s ticket prices include an event t-shirt and a sandwich from Whole Hog BBQ in Conway (vegetarian option available). Make sure to register by 11:59 pm on April 12th in order to be guaranteed a t-shirt!

Not a cyclist? Can’t make the day of the event? Register as a Virtual Rider for $25 and receive our event t-shirt as thanks for your support of Tour de Toad and Literacy Action! Please feel free to share and donate to our Crowdrise campaign here: https://www.crowdrise.com/12th-annual-tour-de-toad-and-iron-toad-charity-bike-ride1

All proceeds from Tour de Toad 2019 benefit Literacy Action of Central Arkansas, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Thank you so much for your support of adult literacy in central Arkansas! We look forward to seeing you at Tour de Toad 2019!

May
5
Sun
Square to Square Marathon @ Bentonville Square
May 5 @ 6:30 am – 2:30 pm

Born on a napkin in the Bentonville Sushi House in 2013; it was an alternative to an official marathon when a group of runners could not get their schedules to jive.
The first Square 2 Square (S2S) was run in May of 2013.

This is a FREE & UNSUPPORTED runners run.

Runners take full responsibility for their health and welfare before, during and after the run.

For more information visit www.s2smarathon.com

May
11
Sat
Super Heroes for Autism 5K @ Corner of Darby Ave/Ellis St in Chaffee Crossing
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Superheroes for Autism

**5K is USATF Certified**

Developmental Wings will host the Super Heroes for Autism 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run on May 11, 2019. This is a great excuse to dress up as your favorite super hero and raise money for our programs.

Early Registration is available now through April 12th and guarantees a t-shirt for each participant. Late registration is available April 13th through May 10th.

The race will start at 8:00 a.m. downtown at the Riverfront Amphitheater. Race day registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. We will offer early packet pick-up on May 10th from 5-7 pm at Creekmore park. There will be medals for the top male and female finishers and age group awards. There will also be prizes for best costume in individual male and female (adult and children) categories and prizes for the best “TEAM” costume!

Women Can Run Arkansas 5K @ Conway High School West
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Women Run Arkansas Running Club, an RRCA organization, was formed in 2000 in response to the need for a statewide women’s running and walking club.

The mission of WRA is to address the special needs of women’s fitness, while promoting health and fitness through running and walking.

 

Women Can Run/Walk 5K

Saturday, May 11, 2019 
8:00 am
Conway High School West
Conway, Arkansas

Packet Pick-Up

  • The Sporty Runner 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Thursday May 9th
  • The Sporty Runner 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Friday May 10th
  • Race Day 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m Saturday May 11th

Timing chips (B-tags) are attached to bib and DO NOT need to be removed!  Attach bib to front of shirt and you are good to go!

After the race hang around for the awards presentation, door prizes and a raffle drawing to win an Apple iPad or shopping spree at The Sporty Runner. Raffle tickets are available in the online store or may be purchased during packet pickup.

Race entries and Raffle tickets are non refundable

 

Kendrick Fincher Hydration Celebration @ Pinnacle Hills Promenade
May 11 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Kendrick Fincher Hydration Celebration @ Pinnacle Hills Promenade
Saturday | May 11 | Pinnacle Hills Promenade

6:30 am                5K Same-Day Registration and Packet Pick-up* OPEN
7:25 am                5K Line-up
7:30 am                5K START
7:45 am                Toddler Trot | ½ Mile and 1 Mile Runs Same-Day Registration and Packet Pick-up* OPEN
8:30 am                5K Awards
8:45 am                Toddler Trot START
9:00 am                Youth Run Program START – students grades K – 8th
10:00 am               EVENT CLOSE

65 Roses Tour @ Searcy
May 11 @ 8:00 am
65 Roses Tour @ Searcy | Searcy | Arkansas | United States

 

“This was one of the best-supported rides I’ve been on and loved the route. I registered a few days after the deadline and still was able to get a t-shirt (a big deal to most participants).”

“This was not only an excellent course, but the local law enforcement and volunteer involvement were outstanding. I have done many event rides, and this was one of the best. Great job.”
ROUTE MAP LINKS

65 Mile Strava Route 

50 Mile Strava Route

35 Mile Strava Route
Family Fun Ride – 10 Miles:  All riders must wear a helmet.  The kids will have a police bike escort throughout the course and parents are welcome to ride with their children.  T-shirts will be available on a limited basis.  Our young riders will have a rest stop along the route.  Food/Refreshments upon return to Spring Park.  Here is the link for the 10-mile directions: https://goo.gl/COi41F

Please note when you register that your registration fee is a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is not refundable.

In the event of light rain, we will continue as planned.
In the event of heavy rain, we will delay start for one hour.
In the event of lightning or other weather conditions that could be potentially dangerous to our cyclists and/or volunteers, we will postpone one hour. However, if inclement weather persists, the ride will be canceled.

Your registration fee includes an event t-shirt and lunch after the finish!

You may Check-In/Register the day of the event at Spring Park in Searcy before 7:15 am.
Spring Park Map

We are so grateful that you have chosen to participate in our tour. We are working hard to ensure your safety and enjoyment. See you May 13th!

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

CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES!

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 REGISTRATION INCLUDES
  • 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!
PACKET PICK UP
  • Friday, May 10th 12PM – 6PM
  • 1200 President Clinton Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201
RACE DATE AND START TIME
  • Saturday, May 11th 8AM
  • William J. Clinton Presidential Center
  • 1200 President Clinton Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201
  • *Times are subject to change
Mount Magazine Trail Fun Run @ Mount Magazine State Park
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mount Magazine Trail Fun Run @ Mount Magazine State Park | Paris | Arkansas | United States

Mount Magazine Trail Run

Come join us for the Mount Magazine Trail Run. We’ll start just north of the visitor center (see map below), and hit almost every trail in the park, along with a portion of the Cove Lake Trail.  The run will be approximately 18 miles, with a trip to the base of the mountain, via the Cove Lake Trail, and back to the top.

Mount Magazine is home to magnificent bluffs which make for breathtaking scenery, provide spectacular views, and make it popular for hang gliders and climbers alike. Magazine also offers numerous trails for hiking atop the mountain and into the valley below. It’s now time to enjoy those trails as runners.

For those wishing to participate but not able to do 18 miles, there will be “bail-out” options.

This is a fun run and there are no entry fees or advance applications required.  However, please contact PT if you intend to run–so we know how many runners to prepare for.  Food will be provided after the run.  Please carpool if possible, as this will help with parking.

Directions:
Mount Magazine State Park is located on Scenic Highway 309 approximately 17 miles south of Paris; or from Danville, travel nine miles west on Highway 10 to Havana, then go 10 miles north on Scenic Highway 309. Please arrive early enough to check in at Greenfield Pavilion – across the highway from the visitor center.

Wonder Woman Run Series
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Gear up in the best DC Wonder Woman Run gear you can get your hands on! Pre-order it while you are registering or pick up a few items during packet pickup. We will have the finest selection of Wonder Woman running clothing, jewelry, and gifts.

 

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

• Professional photos & video—free to download and share!• DC Wonder Woman™ Race Kit (women’s cut tech tank or unisex tech shirt, commemorative tote bag, and wrist cuffs)
• Commemorative race bib & chip timing
• DC Wonder Woman finisher’s medal
• Heroic race course experience
• An amazing post-race party

May
18
Sat
Eureka Springs Enduro @ Lake Leatherwood
May 18 – May 19 all-day
Eureka Springs Enduro @ Lake Leatherwood

REGISTER
(OPENS 3.25.19)

The 2019 Eureka Springs Enduro will be a weekend of stoke and action! More fun to come in 2019 with a fresh urban stage starting at the Crescent Hotel! This enduro is happening on May 18-19th, 2019. We’ll utilize the new trails at Passion Play, DH trails at Lake Leatherwood, some brand new lines created for the event, and a downtown urban stage!

Entry Includes:

  • Full supported race over two days with 10-12 unique stages.
  • The Urban stage. Truly a unique experience. Ride the first of its kind!
  • Two racer meals compliments of Cycle OG.
  • Full mechanical support thanks to Phat Tire Bike Shop.
  • Medical support during the race and dedicated practice times.
  • Race day shuttle for amateur racers (pro and EWS classes will only get 1 shuttle.
  • Hydration support and riders lounge thanks to Monster Energy.
  • A timing system for instant results and 100th of a second accuracy.
  • Professionally marked course with arrows and tape.
  • Cold adult beverages in marked areas. 21+ only.
  • AID stations and lunch mid-race both days.
  • Over $5000 in cash and prizes.
  • Professional awards ceremony.
  • Music and festivities
  • AES event swag.

FULL FACE AND KNEE PADS MANDATORY

Full face and knee pads are mandatory at this event. No exceptions. We highly suggest elbow pads as well. Phat Tire and Mojo Cycling have full faces in stock. Mojo is offering registered riders 10% off a full face and knee pads. Phat Tire will also have full faces for sale on site. Riding within your limit is essential.

Raptor Cycling Relay @ Fayetteville
May 18 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 pm

Race Across Peaks of The Ozarks Cycling Relay aka the R.A.P.T.O.R.

The event consists of 4-person relay, 2-person relay and Solo divisions based upon a four-criteria handicapping system…USA Cycling road category, Age, Gender, and Weight. You are going to geek out on the combinations to put the best team on the course.

Registration is now open and for this first year, we want to offer you and your mates a discount (codes expire on January 31):
• 4-person is $100 off, use code – “4personcoupon”
• 2-person is $50 off, use code – “twoperson”
• Solo division is $25 off, use code – “solocoupon”

Handicap system for each division and other event details can be found at the event website – https://runsignup.com/…/…/Fayetteville/RAPTORAdventureSeries

Register Now – https://www.bikereg.com/raptor-cycling-relay And don’t forget to use the coupon code!

Amenities will include:
• Fleece Hoodie
• Pre-race meal and beverages the night before
• Continental Breakfast on race morning
• Beer and Barbeque at the finish
• Finisher award
• Giveaway prizes
• Bragging rights if you win!

How many times do you get to do something completely different on the bike…this is your chance!

Raptor

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.

The Catsmacker @ Lake Sylvia
May 18 @ 7:00 am

The 2019 Catsmacker
and Kitty Tickler fun run

New this year for the Catsmacker: This is now a PAID RACE. Use this link to REGISTER

Camp Ouachita
Saturday, May 18, 2019

6:45 Trail briefing, 7:00 am Start

Features:
Distance: 22 miles
Terrain: Plenty of hills
Surface: Forest roads with some single track and double track
Also a 12-mile Kitty Tickler option
Course Map

Queens and Kings of the Trail!
The  Ultra Trail Series awards ceremony will be held after the run. This is a NO-POINTS UTS run. It is the season-closer and basically a celebration of the end of another amazing year in Arkansas ultrarunning. A chance to close out the year with your closest friends.

 

To get there:
You should be able to find Williams Junction, AR on most maps; it is approximately 30 miles west of Little Rock on Hwy 10, or 20 miles south of Morrilton on Hwy 9.  To get to the race site from Williams Junction, go north on Hwy 10/9 for a mile and a half, then take Hwy 324 and follow for three and a half miles. Park on right hand side of road by Camp Ouachita. If the road turns to gravel you went half mile too far.

  • There will be a waiver to sign morning of run.
  • There will be an unmanned aid station at mile 9.5 (not part of Kitty) and at mile 14 (mile 6 for Kitty).
  • Please carry a water bottle and any snacks you want. Food at the aid stations will be minimal.
  • There is a swim area not far from the finish line for those who want to cool off after the run.
  • A cook will serve lunch at the finish. It will be burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and all the trimmings.
  • The park does not allow dogs, so please do not bring your dog.
  • For more information, contact the race director Chris Baldwin

Course Description
The roads/trails used, in order, for The Catsmacker course:

  • FSR 152 (from Start at Camp Ouachita) turning Right on FSR 132
  • FSR 132 staying straight on FSR 94
  • FSR 94 turning right on FSR 805
  • FSR 805 turning right on HWY 324
  • HWY 324 to finish at Camp Ouachita
  • The Kitty Run course is the same as above with one deviation that is seen on the map. Approximately 3.5 miles into the course the Kitty run incorporates the Ouachita Trail for 1.5 miles and then turns back right onto FR 805.

Course marking will consist of signs, flagging with colored ribbon, and flour to mark directional information. In general, the focus is on marking turns and intersections. “Confidence” markings will be relatively rare. We recommend that participants print off maps if they are unsure of the course.

** Proceeds donated to AURA and Camp Ouachita.

Runner Safety:
It is always a good idea to carry a cell phone. The service is poor but most for of the course is higher up and has some service. If you are unfamiliar with the area, run with a buddy and study the Google Map. Print out the Course Map and carry it with you.

Square to Square Bicycle Ride @ Fayetteville Square (Razorback Regional Greenway)
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Square to Square Bicycle Ride @ Fayetteville Square (Razorback Regional Greenway)  | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

Enjoy 30 miles of Razorback Greenway cycling followed by post ride festivities that include live music, community farmer’s markets, refreshments, discounts to square area businesses, bicycle valet, and more!

The Square 2 Square Bike Ride follows the Razorback Greenway. The SPRING ride starts in Fayetteville and finishes in Bentonville. In the FALL, the start is in Bentonville and the finish is in Fayetteville. Fun for all ages! Total distance one-way is 30 miles. Along the course, participants can enjoy three festive pit stops featuring entertainment, bike maintenance services, and basic ride refreshments.

Riders are welcome to start at any point along the trail if not able to ride entire 30 miles. Optional shuttles (by reservation) will be available to the starting area, before and after the ride.

Ride Start: 8am-10:00am (chose a start time when you register) — Spring ride starts in Fayetteville
Finish Line Festivities: 10:00am-3pm — Spring rides finishes in Bentonville

Course Details

Use this link to view an interactive map of the Razorback Regional Greenway

Ugly Gnome XC and TT race @ Woolly Hollow State Park
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – May 19 @ 6:00 pm
Ugly Gnome XC and TT race @ Woolly Hollow State Park

Get ready for the new and improved 2019 Gnome: Registration opens today at 3 pm CST. TT is May 18th, XC Race is May 19.
https://www.BikeReg.com/the-ugly-gnome
Also, we are working with the park and have blocked the campground for reservations for “racers only” in hopes we can correct a lot of the parking issues and logistics issues we have seen in the past. Please contact Woolly Hollow State Park for your campground reservations. (501) 679-2098 (Note if we don’t pack out the park in reservations they will start releasing spots)
New for 2019 is a 5.1 mile TT on Saturday at 3 pm. There will be awards and 5 AMBCS bonus points on the line. The finish order will also set the call-up for Sunday’s XC race.
There will be a new course with some new trails. Improved kid’s courses and the race loop is a NICA friendly type loop for the junior racers. Bring your Stryder bikes for a NASCAR style “Stryder” race on Sunday am for the little ones.
Like the page and stay tuned here for more updates as the race nears.

Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails | Hot Springs | Arkansas | United States

Wanna howl at the moon with the Northwoods crew? Shred Valkyrie and Blue Jay by the light of the full moon? Well, turns out, you’ll have 10 chances to join us on a monthly FULL MOON GROUP RIDE in the Northwoods.

The ride will be a no drop beginner to an intermediate group ride. The route will depend on the skill level of the participants. We will spend around an hour on the trails. We will meet at the trailhead at 6:00 and begin the ride by 6:30. It will be dark by the time we return to the trailhead.

All riders must have a mountain bike in working order, helmet, front white light, rear red Light, back-up light source, and water to hydrate.

After the ride, we will continue the fun with a little grillin’ and some tunes. Bring a chair! Don’t miss the fun… Come shred with us by the light of the moon!

Sponsored by: Superior Bathhouse Brewery, Spa City Cycling, Parkside Cycle, and Visit Hot Springs!

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Who: All mountain bikers/All skill levels
What: Full Moon Rides
Where: Northwoods, Waterworks Trailhead
When: 5:30 p.m.
How much: FREE
Why: Full moons are awesome and mountain bikes are too.

*Contingent on weather, Follow Northwoods Trails – Hot Springs Trail Conditions group for weather updates leading up to each event!

Full Schedule of Series includes (based on Farmers’ Almanac):
March 20 – Full Worm Moon
April 19 – Full Pink Moon
May 18 – Full Flower Moon
June 17 – Full Strawberry Moon
July 16 – Full Buck Moon
August 15 – Full Sturgeon Moon
September 14 – Full Harvest Moon
October 13 – Full Hunter’s Moon
November 12 – Full Beaver Moon
December 12 – Full Cold Moon

May
19
Sun
Recycle Bikes for Kids Dirty Fondo 2019 @ Historic Marlsgate
May 19 @ 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Recycle Bikes for Kids 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.

Jun
1
Sat
CARTI’s Tour de Rock @ Riverfront Park
Jun 1 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
CARTI's Tour de Rock @ Riverfront Park | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Tour de Rock is an annual bicycle ride in North Little Rock, Arkansas that benefits CARTI (Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute), a not-for-profit health-care organization that provides the finest-quality radiation therapy and compassionate patient care to cancer patients in Arkansas and the surrounding states.

CARTI’s 15th Annual Tour de Rock presented by Russell Chevrolet will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Five rides to choose from: 25, 50, 62, 80, or 100 miles. Pancake-flat course, very well-supported ride with and plenty of rest stops. Registration opens on January 1, 2018 and includes registration fee, commemorative t-shirt, and post-ride party complete with music, exhibitors, great food, and beer garden.

What:  Four pancake-flat 25, 50, 62,  and 100 mile routes through Central Arkansas.

Who:  over 1,000 cyclists from Arkansas and beyond

Where: Route begins and ends on Riverfront Drive and Brother Paul Drive in N. Little Rock.  After party at Heifer International Pavilion.

Why:  To fight cancer and help CARTI deliver the most advanced forms of cancer care.  Chances are you’ve been impacted by cancer.  CARTI’s Tour de Rock is an opportunity to honor the ones who’ve fought the battle.  Who will you ride for?

For more information on Tour de Rock, please contact Jennifer Selig at (501) 296-3428 or Jennifer.selig@carti.com.

Jun
2
Sun
Ozark Valley Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike @ Lake Weddington Recreation Area
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am
Ozark Valley Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike @ Lake Weddington Recreation Area | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States
DESCRIPTION

Two triathlon distances (international and sprint), plus an aquabike category for individuals and a team category for the international distance all of which are held at Lake Wedington Recreation Park. New in 2019…a sprint-distance duathlon.

The park is located 13 miles west of Fayetteville and is one of the most natural settings for a triathlon in the region. Both spectators and participants can enjoy the natural beauty of the area and combined with unique finisher medals, post-race food, awards and prizes all make this race one that people do not want to miss.

WHAT ARE THE COURSES LIKE ?

  • Sprint Triathlon – 400 yard swim, 13 mile bike, 2 mile run
  • International Triathlon – 1,000 yard swim, 19 mile bike and a 4 mile run
  • Aquabike – 1,000 yard swim, 19 mile bike
  • Sprint Duathlon – 2 mile run, 13 mile bike, 2 mile run

The swim takes place in Wedington Lake, the bike courses are on paved roads outside the park and both runs are held on a two-loop course inside the park on paved roads. The sprint distance run courses do not go up the infamous “hill from hell”!

Jun
8
Sat
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 ArkansasRunner.com
  • USATF Course Certification #AR14018DLP
Tour De Tomato Bicycle Ride @ Pink Tomato Festival, Warren, Arkansas
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Tour De Tomato Bicycle Ride @ Pink Tomato Festival, Warren, Arkansas | Warren | Arkansas | United States

The Tour De Tomato is a new event for the World Famous Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival. This event will be held on June 8th, 2019 the Saturday before the Festival. There will be a 62, 30 and a 15 mile bicycle ride through the heart of Bradley County. The course will be clearly marked and will consist of all pavement riding and there will be aid/break stations throughout the ride.

The ride will start in historic downtown Warren Arkansas at the beautiful Bradley County Courthouse and the staging will be right down the road at the DWR YMCA. You will take in all Warren has to offer from its friendly people to its beautiful downtown area and of course its famous brick streets. From there you will head out and enjoy Bradley County and the road will be shoulder riding throughout the ride. There will be food and goody bags also along with a one of a kind race t-shirt!!! The fee is the same for all ride lengths

So come out and enjoy the inaugural Tour De Tomato and have the time of your life!!!!

Jun
9
Sun
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
Where: 
Lake Fayetteville / Veterans Memorial Park. Check out the Event Site Map.
Who: 
Ladies only! Participate as an Individual OR as a Relay (team of two)

Registration

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.

Schedule

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

Course

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

Awards

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.

Volunteers

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.

Sponsors

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.

 

Jun
17
Mon
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails | Hot Springs | Arkansas | United States

Wanna howl at the moon with the Northwoods crew? Shred Valkyrie and Blue Jay by the light of the full moon? Well, turns out, you’ll have 10 chances to join us on a monthly FULL MOON GROUP RIDE in the Northwoods.

The ride will be a no drop beginner to an intermediate group ride. The route will depend on the skill level of the participants. We will spend around an hour on the trails. We will meet at the trailhead at 6:00 and begin the ride by 6:30. It will be dark by the time we return to the trailhead.

All riders must have a mountain bike in working order, helmet, front white light, rear red Light, back-up light source, and water to hydrate.

After the ride, we will continue the fun with a little grillin’ and some tunes. Bring a chair! Don’t miss the fun… Come shred with us by the light of the moon!

Sponsored by: Superior Bathhouse Brewery, Spa City Cycling, Parkside Cycle, and Visit Hot Springs!

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Who: All mountain bikers/All skill levels
What: Full Moon Rides
Where: Northwoods, Waterworks Trailhead
When: 5:30 p.m.
How much: FREE
Why: Full moons are awesome and mountain bikes are too.

*Contingent on weather, Follow Northwoods Trails – Hot Springs Trail Conditions group for weather updates leading up to each event!

Full Schedule of Series includes (based on Farmers’ Almanac):
March 20 – Full Worm Moon
April 19 – Full Pink Moon
May 18 – Full Flower Moon
June 17 – Full Strawberry Moon
July 16 – Full Buck Moon
August 15 – Full Sturgeon Moon
September 14 – Full Harvest Moon
October 13 – Full Hunter’s Moon
November 12 – Full Beaver Moon
December 12 – Full Cold Moon

Jun
22
Sat
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

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.

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.

Pedals for Compassion @ Magnolia Square
Jun 22 @ 7:30 am

We’re hosting a benefit bicycle ride for the Compassion’s Foundation, Inc. we will have three different length routes to choose from 100k, 35 mile, or 15 mile

More details to come!!!

Event Details

Pre packet pick up Friday 2pm to 9pm at the Central Hub on Magnolia square. Come have a beer or two and meet the other riders!

Pre event breakfast starts at 6 am followed by ride start at 7:30 am.

Day of registration starts at 6 am at the breakfast.

Sag support will be on the routes. There will be plenty of fully stocked rest stops and several water stations in between to help keep you fueled till the end.

Finish/start line activities will begin shortly after the ride start, where there will be food, door prizes, finisher medals, etc.

 

Jul
6
Sat
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.

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Jul
16
Tue
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails | Hot Springs | Arkansas | United States

Wanna howl at the moon with the Northwoods crew? Shred Valkyrie and Blue Jay by the light of the full moon? Well, turns out, you’ll have 10 chances to join us on a monthly FULL MOON GROUP RIDE in the Northwoods.

The ride will be a no drop beginner to an intermediate group ride. The route will depend on the skill level of the participants. We will spend around an hour on the trails. We will meet at the trailhead at 6:00 and begin the ride by 6:30. It will be dark by the time we return to the trailhead.

All riders must have a mountain bike in working order, helmet, front white light, rear red Light, back-up light source, and water to hydrate.

After the ride, we will continue the fun with a little grillin’ and some tunes. Bring a chair! Don’t miss the fun… Come shred with us by the light of the moon!

Sponsored by: Superior Bathhouse Brewery, Spa City Cycling, Parkside Cycle, and Visit Hot Springs!

– – –

Who: All mountain bikers/All skill levels
What: Full Moon Rides
Where: Northwoods, Waterworks Trailhead
When: 5:30 p.m.
How much: FREE
Why: Full moons are awesome and mountain bikes are too.

*Contingent on weather, Follow Northwoods Trails – Hot Springs Trail Conditions group for weather updates leading up to each event!

Full Schedule of Series includes (based on Farmers’ Almanac):
March 20 – Full Worm Moon
April 19 – Full Pink Moon
May 18 – Full Flower Moon
June 17 – Full Strawberry Moon
July 16 – Full Buck Moon
August 15 – Full Sturgeon Moon
September 14 – Full Harvest Moon
October 13 – Full Hunter’s Moon
November 12 – Full Beaver Moon
December 12 – Full Cold Moon

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
Wampoo Roadeo @ All Souls Church
Jul 20 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wampoo Roadeo @ All Souls Church | Scott | Arkansas | United States

Registration link: https://www.bikereg.com/wampoo-roadeo
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/wampooroadeo/
Cost : $15

The Wampoo Roadeo is a fund raiser for the Marilyn Fulper Memorial Fund. The fund is used to improve the cycling infrastructure in Central Arkansas by purchasing, installing and donating cycling related equipment. Past projects include purchasing and installing five bicycle fixit stations along the Arkansas River Trail, three high security air pumps, donating 1000 helmets to Recycle Bikes For Kids, a donation to the Laura Wooldridge Memorial Fund, a donation toward the purchase of a mechanical sweeper for the ART on both sides of the river, and a donation toward purchasing a water fountain for the ART.

 

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
26
Fri
Rogers Cycling Festival @ The Railyard
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day
Rogers Cycling Festival @ The Railyard | Rogers | Arkansas | United States

Nine Races, Three Days, One Historic Festival –
Save The Date!

Aug
3
Sat
Tour de Cure Century Ride @ Crystal Bridges
Aug 3 all-day

Family Trail Walk ,10MI, 20MI & 40MI Mountain Biking, 20MI, 50MI, 62.5MI & 100 MI Cycling
Registration fee: $15.00
Fundraising Minimum: $200.00

Ride like you own the road.

Cycling will make you feel the power of the pedal as you join the fight to end diabetes. The Tour de Cure’s cycling routes are for people of all cycling abilities and is regarded as one of the top multi-site cycling events in the country. The routes are well-marked, there are safety marshals and safety vehicles, fully stocked rest stops and more.

Run like the wind.

Running shows not only physical determination but the determination to end diabetes. The Tour de Cure is now open to all runners! If you choose to run you will receive a timing chip and will run on a beautiful 5k route. What a great way to celebrate health, fitness and fun!

Walk as a united front.

Walking together with family, friends and coworkers shows your community you want a cure. Walking is a great way to get out and get healthy all while celebrating those living with diabetes. You will be among hundreds of walkers who share your passion as you walk along a beautiful route.

Fundraise Like a Champ

After registering you will have access to your participant center which is your fundraising hub. You will have a personal page to share your story, mobile apps, email templates and more. Once you set your goal the local staff will help you every step of the way so you can achieve it. Fundraising has never been easier; and be sure to check out our 2018 Recognition Gifts for some additional inspiration!

Be sure to visit our new Toolkit Page where you can find lots of helpful fundraising resources at your fingertips.

Looking for Route information?  Visit our Event Details Page for full route maps & details.  And you can also check out our frequently updated, News & FAQ Page.

Women’s White River Diversity Float Trip – Outdoor Adventures for Women @ Spider Creek Resort
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Women's White River Diversity Float Trip - Outdoor Adventures for Women @ Spider Creek Resort

Women’s Summer Diversity Float Trip!

Get Outside with Outdoor Adventures for Women! Join us on a 4 mile, 1/2 day kayak trip on the White River just 10 minutes west of Eureka Springs. Meet at Spider Creek Resort @ 10 AM Saturday, August 3rd. Kayak, Shuttles, Life Vest, Paddles, and Lunch provided. If you have your own Kayak/Canoe, you still need to purchase a ticket and you will be responsible for shuttling yourself (lunch is provided).

Single (Kayak) – $95 per person
Double (Canoe) – $125 for two persons
Bring your own boat- $30
Limited tickets are available!

You Choose the Adventure. We Guide It.
www.outdooradventuresforwomen.com
outdooradventuresforwomen@gmail.com

Aug
10
Sat
Ferncliff Scorchin’ Squirrel-a-Thon @ Ferncliff
Aug 10 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ferncliff Scorchin' Squirrel-a-Thon @ Ferncliff | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

When: 8.10.19 7:00 am-1 pm. $20 online and $25 the day of the race. Kids 8 and under are free! 5k and 1 mile fun run = $15

What: The Scorching’ Squirrel-A-Thon is a trail race that zig zags back and forth through Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center’s 1200 acres located just 10 miles west of Little Rock. There is a 1 mile fun run and 5k option, a 10 mile loop option, and a 20 mile option that repeats the 10 mile loop. The 2 longer options have aid stations that you pass through several times. One is a manned or womaned station at miles 5, 9, 14, and 19. The other is unmanned water station at miles (7 and 17). There will be refreshments at the end with a cook out at the pool. Please bring stuff to share although Fleet Feet and Ferncliff will provide burgers and hot dogs. No glass containers please. No pets. This is a great race for heat training and for trying out trail running with the shorter distances. There is quite a bit of incline throughout the course and in true squirrel fashion there is some darting back and forth. Along the course is an optional 120 foot enclosed slide!

All the distances end back at the start of the race, which is at the Ferncliff pool pavilion. The pool will be open after the race. It has a large covered pavilion and runners can cool off and enjoy some food and refreshments. There are lots of changing stalls.

All paid registrations before 7.21.18 receive a t shirt on race day. Any proceeds from the event will support Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center. If you’d like to reserve lodging the evening before the event click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/squirrel-a-thon-lodging-81019-tickets-54659906251

Click Here to view the approximate route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/513210

10 mile and 20 mile Run Begin: 7:00 am with a 6:50 am Mandatory Race Briefing

Watermelon 5K @ Hope Watermelon Festival
Aug 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Watermelon 5K @ Hope Watermelon Festival | Hope | Arkansas | United States

Watermelon Festival 5K

The race starts on the eastern edge of Hope’s Fair Park. After less than a tenth of a mile the route turns right onto 6th Street. Runners will encounter some gradual uphill on 6th St totaling a 30 foot rise. The race then turns right onto Main Street where runners will soon pass the one mile marker.

Runners continue along Main St rewarded with a small gradual downhill until near the 1.5 mile point. Main St then moves gradually back uphill and the race route continues this gradual incline after making a right turn onto 16th street until just before the 2 mile marker.

At this point the course is gradually downhill until after the turn onto Grady Street, where the route levels off. The now weary runners will take Grady north to 7th Street where a left turn is made. The route angles to the southwest onto Park Dr. The road then turns back due west for the final straightaway. It is now time for the runners to begin their finishing kicks as the 3 mile marker and the finish line back in Fair Park are finally in sight!

Aug
15
Thu
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails | Hot Springs | Arkansas | United States

Wanna howl at the moon with the Northwoods crew? Shred Valkyrie and Blue Jay by the light of the full moon? Well, turns out, you’ll have 10 chances to join us on a monthly FULL MOON GROUP RIDE in the Northwoods.

The ride will be a no drop beginner to an intermediate group ride. The route will depend on the skill level of the participants. We will spend around an hour on the trails. We will meet at the trailhead at 6:00 and begin the ride by 6:30. It will be dark by the time we return to the trailhead.

All riders must have a mountain bike in working order, helmet, front white light, rear red Light, back-up light source, and water to hydrate.

After the ride, we will continue the fun with a little grillin’ and some tunes. Bring a chair! Don’t miss the fun… Come shred with us by the light of the moon!

Sponsored by: Superior Bathhouse Brewery, Spa City Cycling, Parkside Cycle, and Visit Hot Springs!

– – –

Who: All mountain bikers/All skill levels
What: Full Moon Rides
Where: Northwoods, Waterworks Trailhead
When: 5:30 p.m.
How much: FREE
Why: Full moons are awesome and mountain bikes are too.

*Contingent on weather, Follow Northwoods Trails – Hot Springs Trail Conditions group for weather updates leading up to each event!

Full Schedule of Series includes (based on Farmers’ Almanac):
March 20 – Full Worm Moon
April 19 – Full Pink Moon
May 18 – Full Flower Moon
June 17 – Full Strawberry Moon
July 16 – Full Buck Moon
August 15 – Full Sturgeon Moon
September 14 – Full Harvest Moon
October 13 – Full Hunter’s Moon
November 12 – Full Beaver Moon
December 12 – Full Cold Moon

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

About
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.