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.


Pedestal Rock Road Ride & Lick Fork Gravel Ride @ Witts Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
Oct 19 all-day
Pedestal Rock Road Ride & Lick Fork Gravel Ride @ Witts Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

start info


  • Come to the Witts Springs Community Center to check in before 9:00 a.m. The address is 196 AR Highway 16 West, Witts Springs, AR.
  • There will be on-site registration starting at 7:30am. We will accept checks, cash, and credit cards.
  • All riders must check in prior to start.
  • All riders must wear a helmet.
  • All rides begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Witts Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
  • ​The routes are scenic and every rider is sure to enjoy the Witts Springs area as it displays the majestic beauty of the Ozarks in the fall.
  • Pre-ride pastries, coffee available to all at the Community Center. Lunch will also be at the Community Center.
  • A wonderful finish line meal will be provided to registrants who wish to stay after their ride is complete.​


Weather & Gear Check

  • Arkansas weather is unpredictable. The average high in the beginning of October is 70 degrees while the average low is 48 degrees. To accommodate our riders, our support team will collect gear (either at a support stop, or a support vehicle) and pick it up at the community center upon completion of the ride. This gear check is available as a courtesy to all riders.
  • In the event of a weather emergency, all riders should take cover immediately.  Aid stations will serve as communication points for riders and SAG drivers will aid riders if any severe weather arises.
  • Check bicycle tires/brakes/etc. before you come; there will be limited access to bicycle repair supplies. A couple of the support vehicles will have a few tubes, some basic tools, and a pump, but the nearest bike shop is an hour away.

    Other information

  • Cost of Ride: $40 – Registration available online through, or you can print a paper registration form and mail a check. (See Register tab.)
  • All riders must check in prior to start and have a waiver on file. (Rules, rules, rules!! “The Man” makes us do it!
  • There will be on-site registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. We will accept checks, cash, and credit cards.
  • There will be rest stops at approximately 10-mile intervals on each course. Each stop will provide AT LEAST bananas, pickles, and water. Sag vehicles will also be on the courses. These are all run by volunteers and they are there to support you.
  • The courses will have signs directing riders; however, all riders are asked to view the course map prior to the ride to be familiar with the course.
  • Weather permitting, yard games will be available. Gymnasium will be open for indoor activities.
  • Lunch begins at 12:00 p.m. (included in registration)
  • Complimentary post-ride massages available. Please tip your massage therapist!

Riders may pick up their registration materials on Friday, October 18 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Witts Springs Community Center. Riders may also pick up their packets between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Personal packet pick-up with picture identification will be required. The only exception is spouses may pick-up packets for one another with appropriate identification.

Cossatot River Half Marathon @ Cossatot River State Park
Oct 19 @ 6:00 am – 1:00 pm

6:00 AM – Registration and Check-In at Visitor Center
7:00 AM – Shuttle to Start Line/Brushy Creek
8:00 AM – 13.1/Half Marathon Begins
11:00 AM – Meal by CRSPNA
11:45 AM – Awards

*Race Limited to 100 Runners

Participants registered by October 5, 2019 will receive a 9th annual runner’s shirt.

All runners will receive a participant medal and race bib. Awards will be given to overall male and female runners in age/gender categories. After completing trail, participants and volunteers will have a meal provided by CRSPNA.

Youth Division: Ages 18 and under

Adult Division: Ages 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+


Run starts at Brushy Creek off State Hwy 246 and Ends at the Visitor Center off State Hwy 278. Participants will be shuttled to the north end of the trail to start. 3 Aid stations along the trail run will have necessary items for refueling.

Halloween Half and 5K @ North Shore Riverwalk
Oct 19 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Half Marathon Start Time 7:00 a.m. Half Marathon shuttles will start at 5:00 AM, with the last shuttle leaving at 6:15 AM

5K Start Time 9:00a.m.

Start Areas

1/2 Marathon starts at 7:00 AM at Two Rivers Park.  Depending on the size of the event, runners may be released in pace waves to prevent overcrowding the trails. When you line up to run, please be courteous to other paces and start with the pacer you truly think you can hang with.

5K starts at 9:00 AM at North Shore Riverwalk Park.

Finish Areas

Finish strong in Halloween Party form through our spooky arch in the south parking lot of North Shore Riverwalk Park. Get your monstrous bling then head over to the monster mash and satisfy your ghoulish cravings at the food trucks.


GPP Growler Grinder @ Pedaler’s Pub
Oct 19 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
GPP Growler Grinder @ Pedaler’s Pub | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

We are bringing the Growlers Back!!!

Location: Pedaler’s Pub Bentonville AR 72712

Packet Pick Up: 3-7pm Friday October 18th, 6-730 AM Saturday October 19th @ Pedaler’s Pub

On Friday, you will have a rider’s meeting at 6pm at Pedaler’s Pub. We will have a short ride at 4 pm around the great town of Bentonville and show off its secret beauty.

Saturdays Event: GPP GROWLER GRINDER will be bringing our love for gravel to Bentonville for the third year. We are so excited about this event to share our passion for gravel with you. Blanketing the colorful hills of the Ozarks in Northwest Arkansas are hundreds of miles of unpaved and gravel farm roads that feature little to no motor traffic. Scattered about the rolling hills of the area, the course offers great views of the Ozarks throughout Benton and Washington county along with crossing over into surrounding states. The course also features an assortment of civil-war era buildings, barns, and houses from the late 1800’s. Expect average temperatures to be in the mid 50’s by race start and up into the mid 70’s by the midday peak. Gravel sections are well packed, smooth and fast with some wash board wash out portions. The course will be different this year. There will be a 6.5 mile lead out of town to the gravel. 100k and 100-mile courses will be marked, and cue sheets will be provided. We strongly suggest downloading the maps, we will have staff available to help you do it if needed.

Saturday morning at 7:30am, there is a mandatory race meeting and check-in at race start. Upon finishing, you will receive a GPP Growler and a patch for your accomplishment filled with FREE BEER from Bike Rack Brewing. Pedaler’s Pub will be providing a LIVE band and free food.


Price: $50 for 50 miles, $60 for 100 miles

Shirt sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Survivors’ Challenge 10K @ Donald W Reynolds CANCER SUPPORT HOUSE
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

October 19th, 2019

The 28th Annual Survivors’ Challenge 10K & 5K Runs, 5K Walk and Celebration Walk, and Over the Edge event will be held Saturday, October 19th!!  Proceeds from the weekend go to support the programs and services offered by the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House.

Thousands will lace up their sneakers to walk or run or strap on rappelling gear to raise money funds to support the programs and services offered to cancer fighters and survivors and their families by the Reynolds Cancer Support House.

The Halloween Half & 5K @ North Shore Riverwalk
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

What is The Halloween Half Marathon?
Just the most fun you can have at a half marathon and 5K! This Halloween themed half marathon and 5K will get you pumped for the holiday and give you a chance to try your most ghoulish moves out on the course.

You! Friends! Family! Mythical Creatures! (Actually no, scratch that. Please don’t bring Pegasus or any other creature for that matter…) You can totally dress like one if you like though. Wear those wings and horns with pride! If you like a challenge! If you like to laugh! If you like to have fun! Then this fun run is for you! There is a 5K and half marathon option, so this one is great for all fitness levels.

Better question would be “Why Not?” You and your family and friends deserve a day of fun. What better way to do that than dressing up in your favorite running costume, running or walking, and hanging out afterwards for lunch and music? Where else can you get exercise and be challenged, all while you having the time of your life?

Big Bluff Challenge @ Bull Shoals - White River State Park
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Big Bluff Challenge

Benefit event for the North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists. Participants are invited to hike or run and are encouraged to bring the whole family!

Scenic route takes you along the beautiful White River to the Big Bluff overlook via the Big Bluff Trail. 10K runners will also experience the Oakridge Mountain Bike Trail. Both singletrack trail sections are typical Ozarks terrain, with plenty of rocks and roots to enjoy!

Packet Pick-up

Participants are encouraged to stop by the campground pavilion at Bull Shoals State Park on Friday, October 18th from 5-7:00pm to pick-up race packets. . Packets can also be picked up race morning from 8:00-8:30 am. Race will start promptly at 9:00 am.

Big Bluff Trail

The first part of this loop trail is a level walk over the remains of the railroad tram built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to bring in steel and lumber from Cotter to construct Bull Shoals Dam. Once the trail crosses the paved road, it goes up the hillside to an area overlooking the White River, Bull Shoals Dam, and the Ozark hill country. The trail then leads through cedar glades, mature deciduous forests, and across streams. These areas provide excellent habitat for colorful Ozark wildflowers.

Oakridge Mountain Bike Trail

Constructed by the Bull Shoals-Lakeview Rotary Club, this multi-use trail offers both hikers and mountain bikers access to remote areas of the park. The trail traverses the oak-hickory upland forest for a unique walking or riding experience. Along the trail are creek crossings, dirt roads, open meadows, long downhills and taxing uphills. Depending on the direction of travel, the loop trail allows users to choose from two levels of difficulty: Clockwise (marked with blue blazes) – moderately difficult with strenuous uphill slopes. Counter-clockwise (marked with green blazes) – moderately easy.


For those interested in camping please visit:

NICA Race- Coler Mountain Bike Preserve @ Coler Trail System
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm

NICA Race – Coler Mountain Bike Preserve

  • Bentonville Arkansas (map)

The third race of the 2019 Arkansas NICA Season will take place the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve. This will be our first event at this location and are very excited to be using this great venue. All sorts of terrain to challenge everyone.

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

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

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

Critical Mass Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center
Oct 25 @ 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
Cross Boss p/b SHAM Central AR Cyclocross @ Western Hills Park
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day
Cross Boss p/b SHAM Central AR Cyclocross @ Western Hills Park | Arkansas | United States

Race Flyer

Times: Saturday 3:00 pm- 5 pm

Sunday: 10 am – 12:30 pm

Directions​: From University Ave, go west on Colonel Glenn Rd for one mile. Turn left (south) on Western Hills Ave.The park is on your left within one mile.Course​: The route may include grass, gravel, pavement, barriers, mud, stairs, etc., and will follow USAC regulationsfor cyclocross.

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

Event Rules & Information:●Register online at ​​.● 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 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 ​​; 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: ​​;

Lewis & Clark Ozark Adventure Dash
Oct 26 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

A trail run and fun run with a twist held on the Lake Fayetteville soft-surface trail! There will be gift coupons and prizes hidden in and around the Lake Fayetteville trail and park system. You don’t have to be fast to win lots of great prizes or gift coupons from Lewis & Clark Outfitters and their merchandise suppliers. This event will have something for everyone!  Two distances  – a 7-mile loop mostly on the soft-surface trail of Lake Fayetteville. A 2-mile fun run on the north shore of Lake Fayetteville.

If you like riding better than running, then sign up for the Lewis and Clark Urban Adventure Ride, which is on the same day and time!  Choose your distance and enjoy a bike ride around Lake Fayetteville and into Fayetteville with stops along the way.  Then meet up with everyone from both events for pancakes and prizes!


Tour de Pumpkin @ The Depot
Oct 26 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tour De Pumpkin
Come join us for the 23rd annual “TOUR de PUMPKIN” bike ride, the official ride of the Downtown Fall Festival. Started in 1992, Russellville’s DOWNTOWN FALL FESTIVAL & CHILI COOKOFF is a fun filled street festival held each year on the last Saturday in October. All riders will receive a T-shirt and a FREE chili tasting kit.

The Ride
This year the ride will consist of three routes, all beginning from the Russellville Depot. The short route is 17 miles, the intermediate route is 30 miles, and the long route is 64 miles. The Russellville Police Department will be providing an escort at the beginning of the ride. Maps will be available on race day. All riders must wear helmets. Break stations, a SAG wagon & course markings will be provided.

Parking for riders will be available in the Sugar Creek Foods parking lot on West C street.

7:00 to 8:45
Long Route will begin at 8:00 a.m.
The short and intermediate routes will start 9:00 a.m.

Riders must be registered by Oct 11th to be guaranteed a T-shirt. A limited number of T-shirts will be available for late entries. We will not reorder T-shirts, so register by the deadline. Registrations will be taken up to and on the day of the ride.

Goblin Run 5K @ Downtown Activity Center
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Goblin Run 5K


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

Distance: 5k and Kids Fun Run

When: October 26, 2018 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 24th from 8am-8pm and Friday, October 25th from 8:00am-4:30pm.

White River 4 Miler @ Batesville City Hall
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
White River 4 Miler is the Grand Prix State Championship Race

2019 will be the 41st running of the White River 4 Mile Classic. For the first five years, the race was a 10K, originally called the White River Water Carnival 10K Classic and was won by Tom Aspel in each of its first three years. The switch to the 4 Mile distance came in 1984 due to the hot, humid August weather frequently encountered by runners in Arkansas. Over the years, the race has been won by Batesville native Brian Baker 8 times, and 6 times by Angie Herringer on the women’s side. Andy Buschman and Jack Heston have run in all 34 races from 1979 to 2012.

Course Description

The race begins on Main Street, between 9 th and 10 th Streets, and is downhill for about seven blocks.  Runners will then make a right turn on Bayou Street and continue downhill while crossing the Golden Overpass.  The route continues on Bayou Street with a couple of small, rolling hills until just past the one-mile mark.

Soon after passing this mark, runners will begin a gradual climb of approximately six-tenths of a mile up North Heights Street, followed by a right turn on Craig Street and a quick descent for about two-tenths of a mile.  The course then turns right on Hill Street, where runners will soon pass the half-way point.

The route continues on Hill Street for a relatively flat four-tenths of a mile before turning left on Carter Street, just past West Elementary School.  From Carter Street, runners will make a right turn onto Charles Street, which loops back around to Bayou Street.  After making a left turn on Bayou Street, runners will soon begin a steep climb to go back across the Golden Overpass and finish the third mile.

Just after the three-mile mark, the course makes a left turn onto Water Street and begins a gradual increase in elevation for approximately one-half of a mile.  Runners will then make a right turn onto 10 th Street for a quick climb before making a final right onto Main Street for a fast five blocks downhill to the finish.

So Fay 10k @ kessler mountain park
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Event Information

Head down to the south part of town and race on the greenway in So Fay! The So Fay 10k will celebrate Kessler Mountain Regional Park and the paved trail system in South Fayetteville. This out and back course is mostly flat and is entirely on paved trail. A 1k race will take place within the parks for the kids, and pancakes will be served at the finish!

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Where: The start/finish will be at Kessler Mountain Regional Park. The course will use the Cato Springs and Town Branch sections of paved trail.
Who: Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities
What: The So Fay 10k is a chance for runners and walkers to show their support for the City of Fayetteville parks and trails!


10k race and 1k fun run registration is now available online!
$30 for the 10k
$10 for the 1k
Both events include a long-sleeve participant shirt, finisher medals, and post-race pancakes!


Prizes will be awarded to the Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Male and Female finishers AND to the top three male and female finishers of each age group. Age groups: <10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+


If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities for you! Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and duties will vary from event set up, participant check in, water stations, course monitors, and more. Contact if interested. You can also find volunteer registration on


The Fayetteville Race Series would not be successful with out support from our event sponsors. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please refer to our Fayetteville Race Series Sponsorship Packet and contact Fayetteville Parks & Recreation. Thank you to those who have contributed!

Creep N Crawl 10K/5K @ Two Rivers Park
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Creep N Crawl 10K/5K @ Two Rivers Park | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

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
And more
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!

10th Annual Hiking the Ozarks Outdoor Rendezvous @ Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day
10th Annual Hiking the Ozarks Outdoor Rendezvous @ Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

This is our signature event of the year and the only one of its kind in the Ozarks. We will be hosting and organizing the 10th Annual Hiking the Ozarks Outdoor Rendezvous, November 1-3, 2019 at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, located near the Buffalo National River, in Jasper, Arkansas. This event will bring together outdoor enthusiasts from all over the Midwest for networking, camping, education and enjoying the outdoors. We will be offering basic and intermediate rock climbing classes with Satori Adventures and Expeditions rock guide Krista Bowman from Canada.

There will also be guided hikes on some of the area’s greatest trails and locations, outdoor education classes and an adventure film Saturday night. There will be great raffle prizes from some name brand outdoor companies, booths to check out all the latest gear and a chance to meet other outdoor enthusiasts from all over the United States. Cost for the event is $55.00 in advance and $75 at the door if spaces are available. This price gets all participants into the classes, access to all the guided hikes, covers your day-use fee from Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, access to the booths, yoga and hikes and (1) entry into the raffles and door prizes. Plus, we will be giving away a trip of your choice to hike to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, or to climb Mt. Pisco or hike the Santa Cruz Trek in Peru. These trips are up to a $3,195.00 value.

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch offers camping for $5.00 per night and also has a limited number of cabins for rent. There is a gear shop on site for any rental gear that is needed for rock climbing. A helmet and harness are required for rock climbing. Lowa Boots will be on-site and have hiking and climbing shoes to take on your trips and demo for the day. Please contact Dan Nash at for more information.

Iron Mountain Man MTB and Dawg Dayz Mountain Bike Race @ Iron Mountain MTB Trails
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day
Iron Mountain Man MTB and Dawg Dayz Mountain Bike Race @ Iron Mountain MTB Trails

Online registration will close at noon on Oct 29.  We will have Onsite Registration race day.

The Main Compound, Start and Finish Area will be at the Spillway Area, DeGray Lake, Arkadelphia AR

Course flow will be Clockwise.  See website for Course maps, Schedules and Category Start times.

The Caddo Valley MTB Festival at Iron Mountain @ Iron Mountain MTB Trails
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day
The Caddo Valley MTB Festival at Iron Mountain @ Iron Mountain MTB Trails

Noon – 7:00 pm Courses open for Pre-riding

6:00 am – 30 min prior to start of division Packet pick up and onsite Registration-(on-site registration available only if we are not at field max) [Location MAP]
8:00 am Marathon and tour Start
11:30am – 4:00pm Post-race area active
2:30 pm Podium Ceremonies [Location MAP]

[Location MAP]
6:45 am – 30 min prior to start of division Packet Pick up and Race Day Registration. [Location MAP]
8:00 am Junior start
9:00 am CAT 3 and Clyde’s – Start
9:55 am CAT 1 Male and Open Male – Start
10:05 am CAT 2 Males, Single Speed, CAT 1/2 Women – Start
11:20 am Podium Ceremonies for Juniors, CAT 3 and Clydes [Location MAP]
12:45 pm Podium Ceremonies for CAT 1, Open, CAT 2 and Single Speed [Location MAP]

Groadin’ Outta Imboden @ Riverfront St. Imboden
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Groadin' Outta Imboden @ Riverfront St. Imboden | Imboden | Arkansas | United States

The Groadin’ Outta Imboden adventure gravel ride will be approximately 50 miles with around 90% of the surface being gravel. This is a self-supported gravel cycling race with lots of great views, sights to see, and some great gravel roads. Route map and details will be passed out shortly before the race starts.

This grassroots event will be a great time so make sure to invite your friends for a good day of riding. We will slowly release some teaser details leading up to the event so keep checking back. If you are interested in this event or definitely coming then make sure to mark your self as “Going” to this event on Facebook. If you wondering how much this event costs, that’s one of the best parts…. $0

NICA Race- Cedar Glades Park @ Cedar Glades Park
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm

Race the Base Trail Run @ Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

On the Base Trail at Pinnacle Mountain State Park just after crossing the summit.

Race the Base Trail Run is a 4 mile run with a mixture of paved trail, gravel road and technical single track.

Race parking and the start line will be in Stuckey Field directly west of HWY 300 and the Pinnacle Mountain State Park day use area. 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 paved trail for .75 mi and the remaining 2.75 miles is technical single track with a little surprise thrown in.

This race is for experienced trail runners. For kids 12 and under there is a no frills no fees ½ mile fun run on the paved Kingfisher Trail.  This race is a fundraiser for Partners for Pinnacle, working to keep Pinnacle Mountain State Park accessible and enjoyable for generations to come.We always have a great time enjoying our favorite  Arkansas State Park.

Stick around for a great party after the race. It’s Veteran’s Day. Wear your Red, White and Blue or your service branch gear to honor our Vets. Watch our Facebook page for a discount code for veterans.

Where does your race entry fund go?

Race the Base is a fundraiser for Partners for Pinnacle, working to keep Pinnacle Mountain State Park accessible and enjoyable for generations to come. Find out more on our website.


Tour duh Sunken Lands @ Southern Tenant Farmer's Museum
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am
Tour duh Sunken Lands @ Southern Tenant Farmer's Museum | Tyronza | Arkansas | United States

The 52-mile cultural bicycle tour through the Sunken Lands of Arkansas includes stops at four regional museums including the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. Starts at the Southern Tenant Farmer’s Museum in Tyronza. Registration includes admission to all museums, a mid-ride “warming soup” at the John Gresham Painted House and an Americana post-ride meal at Tyboogies.

The product of America’s greatest earthquake, the Sunken Lands are home to unique lowland swamps and agricultural open spaces. More than a bicycle ride, the Tour duh Sunken Lands is a cultural trip through the times that made northeast Arkansas. The 52-mile loop includes admission to regional and international attractions like the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, the Historic Dyess Colony, and the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. There will be a warming soup station at the Painted House, used in the movie adaptation of the John Grisham novel. Come for the ride and hospitality; leave with a new understanding of the Sunken Lands.

Women’s Fall Diversity Hike – Outdoor Adventures for Women @ Lake Leatherwood
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Women's Fall Diversity Hike - Outdoor Adventures for Women @ Lake Leatherwood

Let’s get outside together and enjoy the Fall Color! Join OAFW for a moderate 4-mile loop hike at Lake Leatherwood City Park-Beacham Trail. Lunch provided. Please bring water. Meet @11: 30 AM for a hike @12PM.

This is a moderate hike. Scenic Trail that takes you along the Lake Leatherwood banks and through the wooded paths to the Leatherwood Dam. Great for photo ops!

You Choose the Adventure. We Guide It.

Grit N Grind Gravel Grinder @ Big River Park, West Memphis, Arkansas
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Grit N Grind Gravel Grinder @ Big River Park, West Memphis, Arkansas | Memphis | Tennessee | United States


Start time is 9:00 am for all divisions only separated by 5 minutes.

Laps are roughly 6.5 miles long.

There will be no separate starts for male of female groups, everyone races at the same time.

Each rider will receive a lap split time and a finish time.

Awards will be given to the top 5 male and female winners in each division (A, B, and C races).

USAC/TBRA sanctioned event Permit #2019-2602.

*Race Management reserves the right to combine divisions if necessary*

Registration & Packet Pick Up Questions

How do I register?

You may register either online, in person at any of the packet pick up locations, or at the race site on race day.

What is the easiest way to register?

Registering online is the easiest way to sign up.

Can I register at a packet pick up location?


Can I pick up a packet for a friend of a family member?


Are credit cards accepted at packet pickups?


Where do we pick up our packets?

See the schedule of events page on the website for details.

Am I guaranteed a race shirt?

All pre-registered participants signed up at least 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE are guaranteed the race shirt size they requested during the registration process. Late sign-ups are not guaranteed the shirt size of their choice, shirts will be given on a first come first serve basis. We will do our best to get everyone the shirt size they want.

What type of shirt is being given?

The shirts will be a short sleeve soft cotton shirt.

Will I be able to change my shirt size?

You will not be able to exchange your shirt until after the race. We will have an area for shirt exchange after the race for those wishing to exchange their shirts. You will be given the shirt size you ordered during registration, sorry but no exceptions.

What will we receive at packet pick up?

You will receive your race shirt and race number.

What type of timing is being used?

Start2Finish Event Timing will be timing the event. We will use our new, state of the art MyLaps Electronic Timing System. Your timing chip will be on your race number, you will put this on your bike.


Where is the race located?

Big River Crossing on the Arkansas side

What time does the race start?

9:00 am

Where is the race start?

Please see the course maps page of the website.

What if it is raining/snowing on race morning?

The race will happen rain, snow or shine.

When should I arrive?

Most cyclist plan to arrive at an event 1 hour prior to race start time. If you have not picked up your packet at a packet pick up, please arrive at least 1 hour in advance of the race start. How long will it take to find a place to park?

Around 5-10 minutes. To avoid long lines please arrive early.

Where do I park?

All participants will park along the road at the race venue.

What are the awards?

Please see the awards page on the website.

If you have any other questions, please contact Start2Finish Event Management @ 901-274-2202

Breakaway 10K @ Harding University
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am


Race Information

Thanks for joining us for this year.  Look forward to seeing you again.

DATE: Saturday, November 9th, 2019 – 8:00 am

PLACE: First Security Stadium at Harding University in Searcy, AR.

ENTRY FEE: The registration fee is $25 without a shirt and $30 with a shirt prior to 10/26 and $5 more after and on race day.  We will also have a discount for students who are currently enrolled in college or high school.  You must show your school identification card at registration in order to receive the discounted rate of $15.  Packet pick up will begin on Friday, November 9th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Harding Academy and prior to the race starting at 7:00 am. Make all checks payable to Harding Academy with a note of Breakaway 10k.  Send checks to Harding Academy located at 1529 E. Park Ave. Searcy, AR 72143 c/o Brian Jones.

EVENTS: 10K and KidzDash.  KidzDash is a race for all children under the age of 10.  Runners will race in two divisions, 5 or younger and older than 5.  No registration needed for Kidz Dash and each participant will receive a ribbon for participation.  Kidz Dash will follow the 10k race. 

PRIZES FOR RACE: Top three Overall, Master (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Seniors (60+).   Top three in Age Groups (Male/Female in all Divisions) 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+.  Top five in Age Groups 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59.  All runners in the 0-9 division will also receive a finisher medal.  We will also have a wheelchair division in which awards will be given to the top three finishers.   

Proceeds benefit the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program at Harding Academy.


Slaughterama | Team & Solo Endurance Downhill @ Lake Leatherwood
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Slaughterama | Team & Solo Endurance Downhill @ Lake Leatherwood | Eureka Springs | Arkansas | United States

This event encompasses the philosophy of our legacy tour in Eureka Springs – Shred downhill all day!!

This event is open to all riders of the gravity heritage. Love doing laps in the park with your amigos? This event is for you! Think downhill riding isn’t hard? This event may be for you too!

-The format is simple – sign up as a three-person team or an individual.

-Each Team or Solo Participant must complete a combined total of 14 laps – two laps on each of the 7 DH trails at Lake Leatherwood’s ‘Gravity Project’. Each Team Member MUST complete a minimum of 4 of the 14 laps.

-Registration includes Shuttle pass for the day. The Xtreme category is excluded from this.

-Lowest cumulative time wins.

-Awards for Podium and Pro cash prizes.

-SPORTident professional timing system.

-Fun atmosphere in the pit area when you’re not racing to hang out with your friends and family.

-Whip meter entering transition and pit area.

-Refreshments and food available.

-DJ music and announcer tower.

-Endless shuttles – ‘Downhill All Day’.

-Special Event Swag for all Participants.

-Event Merchandise available for purchase.

Fall into Nature with Dome Life & The Nature Conservancy @ Rattlesnake Ridge
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fall into Nature with Dome Life & The Nature Conservancy @ Rattlesnake Ridge

Dome Life, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, Rock Town River Outfitters, Flyway Brewing, Express Rally, The Arkansas State Parks, Affordable Trail Solutions, Central Arkansas Trail Alliance, Little Red River Outfitters, Keep Little Rick Beautiful, Drain Smart, Friends of Fourche Creek, Express Rally, and Ozark Adventure & Recreation are proud to present the first Fall Into Nature event.

This one-day free event will be hosted at the Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area in West Little Rock from 11-3 on Saturday, Nov 9th.

Our goal with this event is a community outdoors activity day that will include the following;

•Ozark Adventure & Recreation will be having a guided hike
•Rock Town River Outfitters will be providing kayaks and teaching kayaking safety
•Flyway Brewing will have a beer garden
•plant and wildlife education of the area
•camping set up to teach the basics for camping
•a fire-ring with a s’mores station
•rock painting for kids
•Express Rally will be sharing their knowledge of Tread Lightly, packing in and out, and how to be safe while wheeling.
•Arkansas State Parks will be talking about snake smarts.
•Affordable Trail Solutions and Central Arkansas Trail Alliance will be leading two Mountain Bike Rides.
•Little Red River Outfitters will be shuttling for overflow parking from Pinnacle Mountain State Parks overflow Parking on the corner of Hwy 300 and Barrett Road

More details to come soon! Hope to see you there!

Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Nov 12 @ 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

Güdrun – Northwoods MTB Festival @ Cedar Glades Park
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day
Güdrun - Northwoods MTB Festival @ Cedar Glades Park

A three-day mountain biking festival named after a Norse warrior will be held in November to help celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of Hot Springs’ new Northwoods Trail System.

The new three-day Güdrun Northwoods Mountain Bike Festival will combine a mountain bike expo, a group ride through downtown Hot Springs and the annual Attila the Hun Mountain Bike Race that has been a feature of Hot Springs sports activities since 1992.

“We are inviting everyone to join us November 15 – 17 as we celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the Northwoods Trails with a weekend of mountain biking fun for all ages,” said Traci Berry, trails coordinator for Visit Hot Springs.

“The genesis of the Northwoods Trails goes back to the early days of the Attila the Hun Mountain Bike Race, which began in 1992 where The Northwoods Trails are located today,” Berry said.” Following the events of 9/11 in 2001, the race was moved to Charlton Campground and then eventually to Cedar Glades Park where The Attila has been held each year since.

“In November 2018, the Northwoods Trails System was opened to the public. Now, with Phase One of the Northwoods complete and 15.7 miles of trails open, we introduce Gudrun.

“So — what, or who is Gudrun? Gudrun is a Germanic heroic legend. A warrior. A Viking!. Wife to Attila the Hun and later defeater of the Huns.”

The inaugural Güdrun Festival will incorporate these activities:

Friday, November 15 — The mountain biking community will join the Spa Running Festival Expo at the Hot Springs Convention Center with a day full of vendors and activities.

Saturday, November 16 — The Gudrun group ride will start from the Spa Running Festival Start Line, proceed through downtown Hot Springs into The Northwoods and continue on to Cedar Glades Park. There will be vendors, demos, food, music and more.

Sunday, November 17 — The annual Attila the Hun Mountain Bike Race will be held.

Phase One of Hot Springs’ new Northwoods Trail System was completed this spring, giving the city 15.7 miles of world-class mountain-bike riding.

Phase Two of the trails, when completed, will provide 44.6 miles of mountain bike trails that will be among the best in North America, according to Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs. A starting date on construction of Phase Two will be announced later.

The Northwoods Trail System mountain biking facility is located in the northern section of Hot Springs.

Visit Hot Springs began construction in November 2017 on Phase One of the Northwoods system, with assistance from Tom Walton, Steuart Walton, and the Walton Family Foundation.

Spa 10K/5K/Half Marathon @ Hot Springs Convention Center
Nov 16 @ 7:00 am

spa running festival


The SPA Running Festival is an event that has a race for everyone including kids, walkers, beginners to elite runners and those that like a challenge! The Spa 10K continues to be our featured race as part of the Grand Prix Racing Series. The 5K is for both walkers and runners! The Squirt Race is for kids 2 – 10 years of age and is always so much fun to watch! This year, we are very pleased to again offer a Half Marathon course. If you liked the challenge of the Spa 10K running over West Mountain, then you are going to really like the Half Marathon because you get to run West Mountain and to the top of the Summit twice – hence the name Summit² Challenge! Are You Up To The Challenge? The maximum number of participants for the Half Marathon is 300. Don’t think to long or you may miss out.  The Spa 10k is a nationally recognized event as featured in Runner’s World Magazine Races & Places, November 2015 edition.

Race Weekend Info

Fayetteville Half Marathon 10K/5K/1M @ TBA
Nov 16 @ 7:30 am
Fayetteville Half Marathon 10K/5K/1M @ TBA | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States
Four distances to choose from…half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K fun run. The race that will visit some of Fayetteville’s most unique spots. Friday will feature the vendor retail expo at The Chancellor Hotel just off the downtown square. On Saturday there will be a half-distance marathon, 10k, 5K, and a fun run/walk.

The Fayetteville Half Marathon is a race that will visit some of Fayetteville’s most unique spots. Friday will feature the vendor retail expo at The Chancellor Hotel just off the downtown square. On Saturday there will be a half-distance marathon, 10k, 5K, and a fun run/walk.

EVENT SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS – November 15 & 16, 2019

Day before race: The Chancellor Hotel, 70 N. East Ave, 72701 (479) 442-5555 just off the downtown square

  • Noon to 8:00pm – Vendor Expo & Packet Pickup for all races
  • Noon to 8:00pm- Registration for events

Race day (November 03, 2018):

  • 6:30am – Pre-race festivities
  • 7:50am – Prayer & National Anthem
  • 7:55am – Pre-Stage Half Marathon
  • 8:00am – Half Marathon
  • 8:15am – 10K
  • 8:20am – 5K
  • 8:22am – Fun Run
  • 9:00am – Post-race celebration begins
  • Noon – Post-race celebration ends
Pump Cross Crusade @ Runway Bike Park
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm

Pump Cross Crusade Cyclocross

2018 was an awesome year for Pump Cross Crusade! So for 2019, you can expect twice as much cyclocross action to happen at the Runway Bike Park. This year will see PCC happening all weekend on November 16th & 17th, 2019!!!

Beast of Burden Mountain Bike Endurance Race @ Mount Kessler
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beast of Burden Mountain Bike Endurance Race @ Mount Kessler | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States


The Beast of Burden (or the B.O.B.) returns to Kessler Mountain Saturday, November 16, 2019!

Featuring 4+ hours of solo or team-relay mountain bike endurance racing on the iconic trails of Mount Kessler in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Stay tuned for information on registration, categories, and new course design(s) for 2019 – including opening more of the mountain for our solo competitors.

The spectator-friendly action starts at 5pm, with the sun setting over the course half-way through – transitioning to night racing!

Proceeds from this years Beast of Burden will benefit the OORC’s Kessler Campaign and future trail development on Kessler Mountain. For additional details about the Kessler Campaign visit

White River Marathon for Kenya @ Cotter High School
Nov 23 @ 7:00 am

Boston Qualifier

The White River Marathon for Kenya has raised thousands of dollars for the town of Katito, Kenya, providing potable water wells, clothing and a host of other necessities

WRM works in conjunction with World Vision.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.  Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, they serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Often WRM is asked, “what percentage of the registration fee goes to World Vision?”   There are many variables which dictate the race’s donation to Wold Vision, but we offer the following table, outlining our donations

Awesome Pre-Race Pasta Dinner and renowned Post-Race Meal!

All races start at 7:00 am

Shoe Recycling Drive – bring your old shoes to us!

Flat Course along the White River!

Registration is limited to 750 participants – sells out!

Family & Runner friendly atmosphere!

Kessler 10K / 20K Trail Run @ Mt. Kessler Trailhead
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Kessler Mountain Regional Park / Old Smokehouse, Fayetteville, AR


The Kessler Trail Run is a community event organized by the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association (FNHA) and partners to support land conservation efforts in and around Fayetteville, Arkansas. This self-timed 10K and 20K trail run will begin at 9 am at Kessler Mountain Regional Park, located at 2600 Judge Cummings Road in Fayetteville. The after-party will take place starting at 10:30 am at the Ozark Mountain Smokehouse, located at 1725 Smoke House Trail in Fayetteville. Upon finishing, runners will receive a limited-edition 2019 Kessler Trail Run pint glass and a ticket to enjoy food from local vendors and craft beer from area breweries. An after-party only option is also available for those that are interested in supporting FNHA’s conservation efforts without running the course. For more information about FNHA, visit or just click the website link above.

R.A.P.T.O.R Gravel Grinder
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am
A combination of pavement, gravel and a little single track dirt thrown in for good measure. Three distances. This event has a twist…only the mileages and elevations of road, gravel and dirt will be released. The actual course will be published at 8 am the day before the event. You will discover some new terrain and roads that you didn’t know existed in NW Arkansas. Great post-race party on top of a hard day in the saddle. Gravel or Mountain bikes will be the choice.
EVENT DATE: Saturday November 23, 2019
PRICE: $50.00 Series Fee
REGISTRATION: Price increases to $55.00 after September 30, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT
Sunset Endurance Run 24 Hour @ Sunset Lake
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day
Sunset Endurance Run 24 Hour @ Sunset Lake | Benton | Arkansas | United States

Sunset Endurance Run

You may run, walk, hop, skip, jump, or crawl for as long as you want within the time limit, and stop whenever you have had enough fun.

The 24 hour run will being at 7:30pm on Friday, November 29
The 6 and 12 hour runs will begin at 7:30am on Saturday, November 30

Check-in will be 30 minutes prior to the start time of the event you are running.

The course will follow a one mile paved loop around Sunset Lake
(The actual distance is 1.015 miles.)
There will lighting on part of the trail loop after dark
it is recommended that the 24 hour runners bring a flashlight or headlamp
unless they are comfortable running in the dark.
Entry Fee

None (donations will be gladly accepted to help offset costs)
No Fees, Few Frills

Water, Gatorade and soft drinks will be provided along with chips, cookies, crackers, peanut butter, bananas, boiled potatoes, and soup. Runners are welcome to bring any other desired personal food items.
Runners are encouraged to bring a water bottle and/or another personal container either marked with their name or carried with them to use for liquids to minimize the use of disposable cups, thus avoiding unnecessary trash.

We will have Overall,Masters, Grand Masters, and Senors male/female first place (only) awards for each event.

No DNFs – Runners will be credited with the total number of miles completed regardless of how long they run. Runners may stop at any time they decide they have had enough fun! However, runners who change to a different run category will not be eligible for an award.
Runners are welcome to bring someone with them to help count laps or just cheer them on.

Although there is no entry fee, advance registration is encouraged so that we will have some idea of the number of people to prepare for.
This form may be submitted by e-mail.
There will be a waiver to sign on race day.


From westbound I-30, take the Sevier Street exit (Exit 116), cross the bridge, turn right and go down to the frontage road. Turn left on the frontage road and go just over 3/10 mile west. You will pass Holland Chapel Church and the Saline County Fairgrounds. Turn left on Fairfield Street which is just past the fairgrounds. Just past the National Guard Armory you will see Sunset Lake on your right. Park anywhere around the lake except the upper parking lot by the dog park.

From eastbound I-30, take the Sevier Street exit (Exit 116). Bear left on the frontage road Turn right on to Fairfield Street which will be the first right after you enter the frontage road. Stay on Fairfield Street to Sunset Lake.

Critical Mass Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center
Nov 29 @ 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