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.

 

Aug
24
Sat
BIKE & HIKE for ALS @ Rockwater Village
Aug 24 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
BIKE & HIKE for ALS @ Rockwater Village | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Sunday, August 24, 2019. 7 am. Rockwater Village, North Little Rock, AR Ride to Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Hike Pinnacle, then ride back to Rockwater Village for the food and beverage after party!

START TIME:

  • Start time: 7:00 am   Rockwater Village, NLR.
    1600 Rockwater Blvd, North Little Rock, AR 72114

REGISTRATION and/OR Packet Pickup: (times and location subject to change)

  • Friday, August 23th from 5 to 7:30 pm at Rockwater Marina (across from the Riverside at Rockwater Apartments, 1600 Rockwater Blvd).
  • Saturday, August 24th from 1 – 6 pm. at Rockwater Marina.
  • Bring your hiking gear with you to registration.
  • Online registrants will still need to sign release forms when you pick up your gear bag

QUICK answers to a couple FAQ’s:

  • You can use any bicycle you would like.  However, the route is paved, and mostly on the River Trail, with a portion on county roads, leading into Pinnacle Mountain State Park.  You will want to make sure your bicycle is capable of up to a 40-mile ride total.
  • You can bring whatever hiking gear you would like to packet pickup.  Some participants simply change their shoes, others bring a change of shorts, shirt, etc.  We will have a changing tent available if you would like to use it.  The East Summit trail is rocky and can be strenuous, so bring appropriate shoes.

HIKING GEAR:

  • Bring your gear (shoes, shorts, shirts, etc) to registration/packet pick up Friday, Saturday or Sunday morning.
  • At registration, participants will be given a limited edition BIKE & HIKE nylon bag for shoes and any supplies you need for the Pinnacle Mountain transition area.
  • Gear will be shuttled from the start to the Pinnacle transition station at 6 pm on Saturday and at 6:50 am Sunday.
  • At the transition station, you will be able to leave your bike safely and change into your hiking shoes and/or gear.
  • Participants must sign in and out at the transition station so we know you have arrived and departed safely from Pinnacle Mountain.
  • Gear bags will be returned to the start line later in the morning, in several shifts as participants return from the hiking portion of the event..

SAFETY NOTES:

  • ALL riders must wear a helmet for all portions of the ride.
  • Cyclists need to wear their bib numbers on their backs.  A duplicate bib will be attached to your gear back, and a smaller number for your bike.
  • Please take the time to review them.
  • The River Trail will have some pedestrian traffic on ride day.
  • As always, please use caution and courtesy while riding.
  • The route will have signs and/or volunteers to help direct you.
  • The roads are not closed to traffic. Volunteers will be there to assist, but all riders are responsible for their own safety and must abide by all traffic laws.  We want everyone to have a fun and safe time.
  • A SAG vehicle will be available on portions of the route where allowed.

 

PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK HIKE:

  • You will be hiking over access roads, part of the Ouachita trail, and from East to West over Pinnacle and loop back around to the East Summit trail base.

REST STOPS:

There will be Rest Stops located at:

  • Two Rivers Park.

  • The transition area at Pinnacle Mountain.

  • Water stop near the peak of Pinnacle Mountain.

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.

Run with the Flock
Aug 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

The Annual Run with the Flock is a race event for which all the proceeds will be donated in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Did you know approximately every 3 minutes one person in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer? The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to find cures for blood cancer patients.

Awards for Top Male & Female and Age Division Awards. 5K participants will receive a t-shirt and a medal when they complete the race. 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk participants will also receive a t-shirt and a special medal! To be guaranteed a t-shirt, you must register by August 1.

Packet Pick Up will be Friday, August 23 at Rock City Running on Rodney Parham Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ainsley’s Angels will be participating in our race.  If you would like to sign up to be an Angel Runner for our race or any other race they participate in, please go to www.ainsleysangels.org and sign up by selecting Arkansas/NW Fort Smith. There is no fee for signing up to be an Angel Runner.  Please note: Angel Runners pay their own race entry for all races.

Aug
25
Sun
Mt Nebo Trail Run @ Mount Nebo State Park Pavilion
Aug 25 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mt Nebo Trail Run @ Mount Nebo State Park Pavilion | Dardanelle | Arkansas | United States

Miscellaneous Information:

  • Distance: 14 miles (approximate)
  • Starts at 7:00 am from the top of Mt. Nebo, in the parking lot near the pool and camping area. Mt. Nebo is about three miles west of Dardanelle on Hwy 155.
  • There is no entry fee. There may be some form of receptacle into which a donation would be appropriate to show appreciation for those administering the run and/or providing food and aid.
  • This is a low-key event–a “fun run”. Please keep your own time and sign in at the finish.
  • Race contact: Tom Aspel 479-857-4527
  • Race #2 in the 2019-2020 AURA Ultra Trail Series

Google Maps Driving Directions to race start.

Parking:

  • Parking will be in the grassy area near the stop sign. No parking in the campground-pool-pavilion parking lot. Just to be clear, you cannot park where we always parked before. There will be someone directing you where to park.

Post Run:

  • The pavilion by the pool is reserved for the race until 2 pm.
  • The organizers will have some hamburgers and watermelon at the finish. First come, first served. You might want to bring drinks.
  • Showers are available on top; the pool will be open at 11:00am – $3 fee to swim

Camping and Lodging Information:

  • Camping options: Campsites with water and electricity; Bench trail camping with no facilities.
  • Cabins are also available. Capacities from 4 to 8 people.
  • For information contact Mt. Nebo: mountnebo@arkansas.com or 1-800-264-2458 or (479) 229-3655

 

Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Aug 25 @ 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!

Aug
30
Fri
Critical Mass Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center
Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm

Critical Mass come to Little Rock
*relaxed bike ride
*from Clinton Library
*fun ride for all ages & abilities
**come prepared (hydrated, bike repair kit, helmet, bike light, light snacks)** RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Watch Seth Bikes video about Critical Mass
Aug
31
Sat
ARK 5K Classic @ Crystal Hill Elementary
Aug 31 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
ARK 5K Classic @ Crystal Hill Elementary | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Race History

The Arkansas Running Klub has held this 5K race in North Little Rock on Labor Day weekend dating back to 1982. In the early years, the race was known as the Twin City Bank (TCB) 5K and held in Burns Park. Martin Fulk and Diane Marshall won the inaugural running in 1982. Mike Clark set a then Burns Park course record in 1983, clocking a 15:15 finish. Diane Marshall won again in 1983 and 1984, setting the Burns Park female course record in ’84 with a 17:55 time.

The TCB 5K joined the Grand Prix Series in 1983 – the second year of operation for both the race and the Series. After a change in sponsorship, the race was known as the Mercantile Bank 5K from 1996 to 1999. In 2000, the race course moved out of Burns Park to the North Little Rock Riverfront/Argenta area. The name was also changed that year to the ARK Fast 5K – reflecting the new course’s flat topography. Minor tweaks in the course and name continued in the 00 decade as the race was subsequently known as the River Run 5K (2003), Riverfront 5K (2004-05, 2010) and the Clear Mountain 5K (2006-2009).

A source of stability amid the changes in name and course is the race’s affiliation with the Arkansas Grand Prix Series. The ARK 5K has remained part of the Series (always on Labor Day weekend) every year since 1983. Along with the Spa 10K which also joined in 1983, the ARK 5K has the longest run of any race with the Grand Prix Series. The race has often served as an Arkansas State Championship event and was selected as the RRCA National Championship 5K in 1987.

DIRECTIONS:  From I-430 take exit 12. Heading south on I-430 go left (east) on Crystal Hill then right on Northshore Drive. The Elementary School will be on the right hand side of the street.  Heading north on I-430 go right (east) on Crystal Hill Rd and right on Northshore Drive.

The course flat and fast run on the roads around Northshore and paved trails in Cook’s Landing Park.

Sep
1
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Sep 1 @ 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!

Sep
2
Mon
Cammack Village 5K and 1K Pup/Family Run @ Cammack Village Pool
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Cammack Village 5k and Family & Pup Fun Run on Labor Day.

5K Run begins at 8:00 am at City Hall.  The Family Fun Run starts at 9:00 am; bring your pup, and run/walk a mile lap.

1 t-shirt comes with each registration (1 per family for the Family and Pup Fun Run), extras available for sale.

Early packet pick-up is Friday at Go Running! in the Heights from 2-6 p.m.  You can also pick up packets the day of the race from 6:30-7:30 am for the 5k.  Family/ pup fun run packet pick up will last till 8:30 am.  Packets will include your bib, chip and t-shirt.  Please pick your packet up early if possible.

Parking for the race will be in the Jefferson Elementary School parking lot next to City Hall.

 

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at wkees2879@gmail.com
Sponsors
Sep
7
Sat
Bike MS: Rock’n Hot Ride @ Garver, LLC
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day

The Bike MS: Rock’n Hot Ride is a 2-day fundraising cycling event. The ride is a 126-mile journey from North Little Rock to Ponce De Leon Center in Hot Springs Village and back. The routes include fully-stocked rest stops every 10 to 12 miles, a great lunch stop each day, and safety provided by volunteer nurses, HAM radio operators, law enforcement, and motorcycle escorts. The ride begins Saturday morning at Garver in North Little Rock. Riders will travel through Central Arkansas, where they will enjoy some of Arkansas’ most scenic views, and end at Ponce De Leon Center in Hot Springs Village. Day Two begins with a hearty breakfast before heading back to Little Rock and the 2019 Finish Line. Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

Cross Boss p/b SHAM Central AR Cyclocross @ Cedar Glades Park
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day
Cross Boss p/b SHAM Central AR Cyclocross @ Cedar Glades Park

Race Flyer

Times: Saturday 3:00 pm- 5 pm

Sunday: 10 am – 12:30 pm

Directions​: From downtown Hot Springs, AR, go north on Central Ave past Bathhouse Row. At the fountain, turnleft onto Whittington Ave and an immediate right onto Cedar St. Go 0.4 mile and turn right onto Cedarglades Rd.After 1.1 miles, take a slight right onto Wildcat Rd. After 1 mile, turn left past iron gate into Cedarglades Park.Follow road until you see the climbing wall on right. The race will be held on the field behind the climbing wall.

Course​: The route may include grass, gravel, pavement, barriers, mud, stairs, etc., and will follow USAC regulationsfor cyclocross.

Event Rules & Information:●Register online at ​www.bikereg.com​.● enter the ENTIRE SERIES (4 races: 2 in LR, 2 in HS) for $80 to get UNLIMITED RACING at all 4events. You must register for the whole series by Sunday, Aug 18, on bikereg.com for this offer!!

●Open male/female races will have a 40 mm max tire limitation and require drop bar bikes.

●Course, raceday registration, and number pick-up will open at 2 pm Saturday and 9 am Sunday.

●Preregistration closes Thursday 9 pm before raceday; raceday reg closes 10 minutes before each race

●Racers may enter a second category for $10 via preregistration or raceday.●Checks should be made out to SHAM Events.

●All racers who have an annual license must show license at time of registration.●USAC licenses may be purchased at ​www.usacycling.org​; one-day licenses are available for $10.

●Helmets required for all participants!!!●All racers must sign a waiver at registration; under 18 must have the waiver signed by a guardian.

●Payout available for open male and female categories: 1​st​-$40, 2​nd​-$30, 3​rd​-$20●Cookout immediately following Saturday race; coffee and donuts prior to Sunday raceFor additional info: ​shameventsllc@gmail.com​; facebook.com/shameventsllcUSAC

Minuteman 5K Cross Country @ Western Hills Park
Sep 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Minuteman 5K Cross Country Race hosted by the Little Rock Roadrunnners Club

MINUTEMAN CROSS COUNTRY 5K UPDATE!

The Minuteman Cross Country 5K will be held in a new location this year! Mark your calendars for September 7th at War Memorial Golf Course.

We were approached by Little Rock Parks and Recreation about using the golf course for our event. The course is maintained daily and should be a refreshing new venue!

The course is two loops and will be a great for viewing the runners. The start/finish is located just west of the intersection at Fair Park and Zoo Drive on a wide-open fairway (see the maps)

Parking will be on the north side of War Memorial Stadium. We will provide a spot for a drop bag if you need it.

In addition to the Grand Prix racers, the 2018 event had 39 high schools with almost a thousand students running. We encourage everyone – especially our Arkansas Running Clubs – to run the open, pitch a tent and stay to cheer on the kids & support your local schools!

Some runners find cross country running hard because of the terrain. The race will be run on grass and runners should know that War Memorial will have more hills.

Thanks for the continued support!
~ Bill Torrey, Race Director

Band on the Run 5K @ Batesville High School
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 

5K START/FINISH:
BATESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
1 PIONEER DRIVE, BATESVILLE, AR

REGISTRATION for Band on the Run

Pre-registration fee is $15 for adults and $10 for students (18 and under). Mail in pre-registration deadline is September 10th but you can register on line until Friday Sep. 21st at 4:00pm CDT.

Day of race registration, 6:30-7:30 am, entry fees rise to $20 for adults and $15 for students.

Sports Bag:

Sports bag will be provided to all pre-registered runners/walkers. On day of race, they will be handed out until we run out.

 

AWARDS
Top 3 Male and Female runners and walkers will get a unique trophy.

Age groups (runners only): Top 3 in the following age divisions: 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and above.

INFORMATION
For more information, please contact race director Michelle McSpadden, 870-793-2464, britgirl4mac@yahoo.com

TIMING
Chip/Tag finish line timing provided by Mac’s Race Timing Service, Ken McSpadden, 870-793-2464

Little Rock 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb @ Jack Stephens Center
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Description
The First Annual Little Rock 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will take place on Saturday September 7, 2019 at the Jack Stephens Center.

We will climb 110 flights of stairs to represent those climbed by Firefighters, Police, and EMS. Join us to honor those who’s lives were lost on September 11, 2001.

This event is open to first responders and the public.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Director@littlerockstairclimb.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable? No, tickets are not transferable

Can I update my registration information? Please contact Director@littlerockstairclimb.com for any updatees.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. But, please be prepared to show ID at registration, if requested.

What is the refund policy? NO REFUNDS. Because registration proceeds cover event expenses, we do not offer refunds.

The name on the registration doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay? No substitutions are allowed. If your name does not match your registration, you will not be able to participate in the climb.

Square to Square Bicycle Ride @ Bentonville Square
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Square to Square Bicycle Ride @ Bentonville Square | 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-10am – Fall ride starts in Bentonville (Lawrence Plaza)
Post Ride Celebration: 10:00am-3:00pm – Fall rides finishes in Fayetteville (adjacent to The Square)

Optional shuttles (by fee and reservation) available to the starting area, before and after the ride. Shuttle reservations can be made when registering and the shuttle cost is $5.00 per person.
Shuttles will pick up at the Hillcrest Towers Bus Stop in Fayetteville located at Center Street and School Avenue.
Shuttles will drop off at the Benton County Office Complex in Bentonville located near the Square between E Central Ave and NE 2nd St.
Shuttle times are 7am, 8am, 9am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Shuttles can carry 75 people and bikes per timeslot.

Packet Pick Up

Packets are available for pick up in both Bentonville and Fayetteville prior to the ride date. Please choose which City you plan to pick up your packet from during the online registration process. Packets include your event t-shirt, water bottle, and required wristband.

Course Details

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

 

Sep
8
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Sep 8 @ 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!

Sep
14
Sat
Northwest Arkansas Mountain Bike Championships @ Devils Den State Park
Sep 14 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Northwest Arkansas Mountain Bike Championships @ Devils Den State Park

CELEBRATE 31 YEARS OF MOUNTAIN BIKING AT DEVIL’S DEN STATE PARK!!

CROSS COUNTRY and OBSERVED TRIALS

Devil’s Den State Park is proud to celebrate 31 years of mountain biking. It started in 1989 with the first bike event, and it has become a September tradition. Remember to thank our sponsors; most have supported the event for the past 31 years. Saturday’s traditional race starts in Campground A. Trials are Saturday evening near the pool area. Racers and volunteers are eligible to win swag donated by bike shops and businesses that support the event. All events are spectator friendly. Remember, this is a point series event for the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series.
This race is USA Cycling sanctioned (2018-2631). USA Cycling rules will be followed. CAT I must have a USA Cycling license to compete and you must have your license at registration. Annual licenses will be sold at registration. CAT 2 and CAT 3 may race with a temporary license for an additional $10. All participants must hold an AMBCS license, which is $5.

ADVENTURE SUBARU, THE FRIENDS OF DEVIL’S DEN STATE PARK INC., THE BANK OF FAYETTEVILLE, TAILWIND CYCLISTS, JACK & JO ANNE MILLER, AND THE SCOTT /DEFOLIART CHARITABLE MOUNTAIN BIKE FUND have donated money to support the event. ARKANSAS STATE PARKS has donated complimentary cabins and camping
accommodations as race prizes. Money and prizes will be divided between the men and women CAT 1 division and CAT 1 trials division. TAILWIND CYCLISTS’ $200 will go to the winners of the women’s and men’s CAT 2 senior division The park’s campgrounds, cabins, bathhouses, and café will be open. Normal cafe operating hours are from 10am to 6pm. The nearest groceries and gasoline are in Winslow and West Fork (20 minutes). Cabin and camping reservations (1-479-761-3325) can be made daily from 8am to 5pm. All campsites are reservable. We expect to be at 100%
occupancy; don’t be left out.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL DEVIL’S DEN STATE PARK AT 1(479) 761.3325 OR E-MAIL tim.scott@arkansas.gov

Tour De Bluff
Sep 14 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 13-14, 2019 – Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Staying in shape can be fun!  To prove it, Novel T’s Custom Screen Printing and Ad Specialty Gallery, ARORA and The City of Pine Bluff are hosting the 16th annual Tour de Bluff. Tour De Bluff 2019 is an opportunity to see and participate in the rebuilding of a great Central Arkansas community. Tour De Bluff 2019 has new routes and new activities that will make your experience even more fun than before!

Organizers have set up a fun-filled event with great new activities starting on Friday September 13, 2019 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Riders will be able to pick up their packets starting at 12:00 pm. Vendors and sponsors will be setup for the public.

Tour De Bluff 2019 will feature the new Tour De Bluff Friday Social!

Tour De Bluff Friday Social, sponsored by Novel T’s, Arora and The City Of Pine Bluff, is an opportunity for participants, family, visitors, and the local community to socialize and have a fun time together in Pine Bluff along with the sounds of Blues music. Registered Tour De Bluff participants will receive free gifts, snacks and refreshments provided by Tour De Bluff sponsors.

Tour De Bluff Saturday

Saturday will feature bicycle safety information, Tour De Bluff road race, bicycle courses designed for riders to travel any comfortable distance and a Health Fair. Tour de Bluff is a family activity for people of all ages to learn the safe way to enjoy bicycling and have lots of fun. Anyone can participate; those who are just learning to ride a bicycle; those who ride regularly; and those who haven’t been on a bicycle since they were kids. If you don’t ride, come anyway; there will entertainment and food for everyone.

Saturday begins at 7:00 a.m. with registration in downtown Pine Bluff. Road racers who would like to complete for the Tour de Bluff road race title start the course. Leisure riders wanting to ride the course any distance “just for fun” and distance riders will begin after all racers have started.  While they are gone, others may watch and/or participate in the fun games, entertainment, and activities, which include a bicycle safety demonstration, a Fire Engine display by the Pine Bluff Fire Department, a “BEST LOOKING BIKE” contest. 4H and Jefferson County Growing Healthy Communities have partnered for Bicycle Safety stations to teach safe riding skills. Tour De Bluff is also setup as a Boy Scout Challenge. Boy Scouts can work on their Cycling Merit Badge and earn a patch.

 

The goal for Tour de Bluff is to show people how to stay in shape while having fun and helping people rediscover the joy of bicycle riding as a great way to accomplish this goal.

Hurts Donuts 80s Run @ MacArthur Park
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Packet Pickup starts @ 8am
Run starts @ 10am
EARLY BIRD ENDS AUGUST 3RD!

This 5k running series is open to persons of all ages and abilities. Come to run (or walk) the course with your friends and family and enjoy a fun morning while celebrating Hurts Donuts! Hurts Donuts will be waiting at the finish line. Enter in the COSTUME CONTEST to win more donut-ful prizes and bragging rights! Registration gets you a bib number, a pair of socks and a t-shirt! Freshly brewed coffee will also be served along with other refreshments.

The inaugural Hurts Donut 80s Run is COMING! Run, walk, or dance through our non-competitive course and have a delicious Hurts Donut waiting for you at the finish line! Enter the costume contest to win MORE donuts and bragging rights! You know you wanna… Let’s party like it’s 1985!

Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Sep 14 @ 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

Sep
15
Sun
R.A.P.T.O.R 10K/25K @ Devils Den State Park
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am
R.A.P.T.O.R 10K/25K @ Devils Den State Park | Winslow | Arkansas | United States

10K and 25K trail run in Devil’s Den State Park

Date – September 15, 2019, 8am start

HOW IT WORKS. . .

This event will be based on a handicap system instead of overall and age-group awards. There will be awards & prizes for gross (lowest time w/o handicap) and net (with handicap). See the following link for handicap criteria –https://www.runnersworld.com/tools/age-grade-calculator.  Let’s try something new and make running more competitive. Don’t you think it’s time for a change!

Course Maps and details coming soon.

Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Sep 15 @ 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!

Sep
20
Fri
Arkansas Enduro Series – Bentonville @ Coler Trail System
Sep 20 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Arkansas Enduro Series - Bentonville @ Coler Trail System | Bella Vista | Arkansas | United States

Bentonville, Ark. / Sept 20

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

Friday – Dual Slalom
Saturday – Pre-ride enduro
Sunday – Enduro race

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.

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.

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!

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
27
Fri
Critical Mass Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm

Critical Mass come to Little Rock
*relaxed bike ride
*from Clinton Library
*fun ride for all ages & abilities
**come prepared (hydrated, bike repair kit, helmet, bike light, light snacks)** RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Watch Seth Bikes video about Critical Mass
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!

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!

Oct
5
Sat
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.

Oct
6
Sun
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!

Oct
11
Fri
OZ Trails Off-Road @ Bentonville Square
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day
OZ Trails Off-Road @ Bentonville Square

Ride the Oz Trails Off-Road: choose from three different distance options (25, 35 or 50 miles), each crafted from a carefully-curated set of trails in Bella Vista and Bentonville, Arkansas.

All participants will enjoy a neutral rollout from downtown Bentonville into the foothills of the Ozark mountains. Once they’ve entered the shade cast by the forest’s expansive pine tree canopy, participants will connect with a selection of the finest Northwest Arkansas (NWA) singletrack, occasional double track, and paved segments.

During your visit to Northwest Arkansas, enjoy three days of event festivities while being submerged in the mountain bike industry. Mingle with the most bike-minded people you’ll ever encounter while appreciating the area’s New American Town vibe and feel welcomed by unique southern hospitality extended to the outdoor enthusiast.

With an award in the form of a custom designed mason jar filled to the brim with locally produced pimento cheese; top-notch free live music; a cold Finisher Beer (gratis); and the comfort of Bentonville’s quaint downtown waiting at the finish…This is one finish line worth preparing and persevering for.

Epic Rides 2018 The Oz Trails Off-Road had a 95%+ finish rate. Bring your endurance and Jedi singletrack handling skills, and you’ll do just fine.

Whether you’re riding, walking around the bike industry expo in Bentonville’s storied town square, or cheering for the Pros in their pursuit of the $160,000 series cash purse, there’s something for everyone.