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.
Joe Weber Arky 100 has four ride options: 25, 50, 62, and the famed 100 mile course. All routes are on low traffic roads through Grant and Dallas Counties. We have long sleeve tech shirts with the new Broadway Bridge. Sheridan is at the intersection of US 270 and 167, 31 miles south of Little Rock. The Community Center is on Hwy 46 S, 1 mile southwest of town. . (follow signs for the Community Center at 1511 S. Rose St. or Grant County Museum just before it.) From LR or Pine Bluff, you can take the new 167 bypass and exit at Hwy. 46 and go east, back toward town about 1 mile.
Bicycle helmets are required. The ride begins at 8:30 a.m. (new this year). All long riders must start by 8:45 a.m Twenty-fiver milers are welcome to start by 9:00 a.m. The course closes at 3:30 p.m. with riders on their own afterwards.
Ride services will include SAG vehicles, stocked rest stops and emergency services through the morning.
After the Ride:
Burgers, hot dogs, beverages at the Pavilion and showers in the Community Center are available. You do not have to be a member of Arkansas Bicycle Club to ride, but can add a membership with the ride registration if you wish.
DIRTY HOOT GRAVEL GRINDER ADDED THIS YEAR ON SUNDAY. Road ride on Saturday and Gravel Grinder on Sunday!!
For anyone who has done this ride in the past few years, the routes are basically the same and will be well marked. The rest stops are great and well stocked with all kinds of treats and don’t forget the tillar stop for you long riders that there will be popsicles and salty snacks. For those who are seeking to ride a sub-five hour century this year, this is your chance to do so on a totally flat course. One bridge over the Arkansas River, a viaduct over a railroad track and up the Mississippi River Levee is the extent of climing.
The short route and metric route are peppered with beautiful Spring Delta Scenes. It is our sincerest hope that all who ride Tour De Hoot have a safe and totally fun day!! 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.
Tie your shoelaces, Step Up to the Start Line and Run or Walk for Cancer!
Fort Smith, AR – Come join us Saturday, October 17, 2020, as hundreds of Runners and Walkers gather to raise money to help our neighbors impacted by cancer! We are excited that every dollar raised provides financial support for cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers through the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House.
Survivors’ Challenge offers a 10K Run 5K Run or Walk, a Celebration Walk and a Kids’ Fun Run. You can also enjoy some delicious coffee and local cuisine from the most popular food truck vendors, shop from local shops and visit with area companies and clubs. From health products to home décor – and all to raise money to support those with a Cancer diagnosis!
The Survivors’ Challenge USTAF certified course runs through some of the most scenic residential streets in our city. Community volunteers and safety officers are stationed along the route to cheer, entertain, and offer a refreshing drink of water. Winners Medals and healthy refreshments will await participants at the finish line!!
WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2020 – Race Starts at 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: Arvest Bank, 5000 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR
WHY: The Cancer Support House is completely privately funded which is why fundraising events are so important! All funds raised help to provide free programs and services so that no cancer patient, survivor, or a family member has to face the cancer journey alone.
This event raises funds to provide financial assistance for thousands of cancer survivors and their families, right here in our community! Survivors’ Challenge is a long-standing community favorite and is a Celebration of Life to honor those with any type of cancer and also honors the memory of so many loved ones lost to this disease.
Call for Vendors! Local businesses, artisans, health care enthusiasts, children’s groups, churches, nonprofits, and more, ask about a vendor booth! Survivors’ Challenge is the largest event of its kind in our area and is a fantastic opportunity to show your support of Cancer Survivors in our community while also showcasing your business.
Seeking Volunteers! There are many fun volunteer opportunities available to suit your schedule. This is a great opportunity for student groups, civic groups, church groups, etc. to invest a few hours of your time to benefit cancer survivors in our community.
Sponsors Needed! The 29th Annual Survivors’ Challenge offers sponsors a valuable marketing opportunity to reach a broad audience through local print and social media. There are opportunities for every budget. Check out the sponsorship packages or let us know how we can work together to come up with something that works for you. In addition to monetary donations, we are always looking for in-kind partners including media, food and beverage, event supplies and signage.
Since 1978 the Cancer Support House has offered a diverse range of services, from providing nutritional supplements, wigs, bras, and breast prostheses, to assisting with treatment transportation, cancer medication costs, free counseling services, and cancer screenings. No reimbursement is received from Medicare, Medicaid or an insurance company, nor is the client charged for services provided. All funds raised remain entirely in Fort Smith and go to provide immediate support to cancer patients.
For sponsorship opportunities, register as a participant, volunteer to help, or for more information, http://reynoldscancersupporthouse.org or 479.424.1812. or Susan Steffans: Natalie@reynoldscancersupporthouse.org
Company: Cancer Support Foundation
- WEBSITE: https://reynoldscancersupporthouse.org/
- REGISTRATION: https://www.firstgiving.com/event/DonaldWReynoldsCancerSupportHouse/Over-the-Edge-for-the-Reynolds-Cancer-Support-House
Event Director – Susan Steffens, email Natalie@reynoldscancersupporthouse.org Phone: 479-424-1812
The U.S. Renal Care D.A.R.E. 2 Tread the Trails will have a challenging 5k on the trails of Craighead Forest. We want to offer our runners an off-road trail run that will be the most rewarding 5k in the area. The trail system consists of singletrack with a few roots and a rock or two. The hills at Craighead Forest are short climbs, but they will get your heart pumping!
We will have a Mountain Bike Poker Ride following the timed trail run. THIS IS NOT A RACE. We want to get as many bikers as we can in the woods. We have made this a beginner-friendly course. If you are new to mountain biking, we want you to come out and experience the trails. We know that there are a bunch of riders who enjoy a good group ride. We want people to come and enjoy our trail system at Craighead Forest Park. We will have prizes! The best hand and Worst hand will get a prize! We will also be serving food after the event. The poker ride will be short but we have over 17 miles of trails at Craighead Forest.
100 percent of the money raised goes to our local D.A.R.E. program. We provide shirts and books for over 1200 boys/girls at the schools in the city of Jonesboro. Please come and support our program!!!
Ride The Highs & Hollows in Northwest Arkansas
Be a part of Life Time’s inaugural event in the remote and rugged highlands of the Ozark Mountains on October 24, 2020. The Big Sugar offers 2 race distances, a collaboration with Outerbike, and thousands of feet of climbing in the world’s newest cycling mecca – Bentonville, Arkansas.
Registration opens Friday, November 15th!
Both the 100-mile and 50-mile course will be loops consisting of picturesque, rarely-maintained, canopy-covered gravel roads. On these sweeping, curvy descents you’ll find the loose, rocky gravel tends to chatter you across the road. In the bottoms of a lot of these valleys and hollows, you’ll find water crossings and bridges. On the switch-back style climbs, the rock proves technical and slow.
The never-ending hills and technical level of the roads will have you really appreciating the few pavement sections out there. Expect this to be one of the most challenging gravel courses in the country, but also one of the most beautiful and rewarding.
The Creep N Crawl 10K / 5K celebrates the best of autumn with a healthy dose of physical fitness. Create a new family tradition while enjoying all the fall fun with friends. Grab your costume and join us as at Two Rivers Park.
The course runs on the paved trails at Two Rivers Park and the Arkansas River Trail, combining the safety of a smooth surface and the autumn beauty of Two Rivers Park. Please note:
Due to the location of the race and trails, some areas may be a bit dark. Flashlights, lanterns or head lamps may be utilized.
As part of the festivities, we will have a costume contest for race participants only. We encourage participants to get creative and dress in costume for the race. To take part in the costume contest, stop by the judging table at the finish line after you finish to be considered. The costume categories include:
Youth – Individual
Youth – Group
Adult – Individual
Costume Contest Rules:
You must be a registered participant and complete the race event in your costume to be eligible for prizes.
Groups and Pairs must come to the judging table together to be eligible.
If you are a group or a pair, you must pick a team captain and a team name. We will use this name and the team captain’s race number for judging.
You must have a race number visible to be eligible for the Costume Contest and please keep your race bib number on for winner announcements.
You must be present at the awards ceremony to win a prize.
Judges will be looking for originality, authenticity, overall theme and craftsmanship!
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 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.
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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
Three Days of Syllamo annual gathering at Blanchard Springs in the middle of March is old school trailrunning at it’s purest. The event was created by Steve Kirk in 2005 and has become a yearly pilgrimage to the Ozarks for many adventure seekers, reuniting for a weekend of challenging races, fellowship and the opportunity to become one of the SYLLAMOPEOPLE!
Over the course of three days, runners will experience the Sylamore, Syllamo and Ozark Highlands Trails. Winding, climbing and descending through the rugged Sylamore Ranger District including several creek crossings, past scenic vistas and bluffs and through dense forest
Courses…Change Every Year!
50KM: This run will take place on the Syllamo Trails. Full aid stations will be provided at approximately 4-8 miles apart. Due to the unique nature of these trails the race will not be exactly 50KM.
Race Start: 9:00AM
Time Limit: 10 Hours
50 MILE: “This is where the fun starts”. This run will be held on the Sylamore, Syllamo and Ozark Highlands Trails that winds, climbs and descends through the beautiful Sylamore Ranger District including several creek crossings, past scenic vistas and bluffs and through dense forest. Full aid stations will be located approximately 4-9 miles apart.
Race Start: 6:00AM
Time Limit: 14 Hours
20KM: This run will take place on the Jack’s Branch Loop. The direction of the loop changes each year. Aid will be provided at the halfway point.
Race Start: 9:00AM
Time Limit: 6 Hours
NEW FOR 2021!
Day Three: Jack’s Branch Course Record Challenge- We want to see how fast this course can be run! The Loot will be determined based on entries…the bigger the field the bigger the prize. Since this course is reversed every year, you will have multiple opportunities for the CR!
Stage entry fee $175 (or) $70 for 50k, $85 for 50m and $40 for 20k individually before February 15.
After February 15 the Stage entry fee will be $205 (or) $85 for 50k, $100 for 50m and $50 for 20k individually.
Entry fee will include giveaways, great race bags and donations to further support trail maintenance and development.
Entertainment and meals after both the 50k and 50mi. Dinnerware is not provided as we work to minimize our waste for this event.
REFUND POLICY: 100% refund before December 15
NO REFUND thereafter.
Stage entries are limited to 125. Total entries are limited to 250
Blanchard Springs provides an idyllic basecamp for Three Days of Syllamo. Relax and unwind after your run with free camping, hot showers and delicious warm meals. And don’t forget that invigorating soak in Sylamore Creek!