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.

 

Feb
22
Fri
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail 100M | 100K @ Mountain Harbor
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail  100M | 100K @ Mountain Harbor | Mount Ida | Arkansas | United States

Ankles of Steel…Iron Will.  That’s what you’ll need to take on the LOViT challenge – an endurance run of rocky, rolling hills and ridge lines that will take you along the southern rim of one of America’s most pristine fresh water lakes and through the ruggedly beautiful Ouachita National Forest.

100 MILE

Start: Friday, February 22rd, 5PM

34 hour cutoff, 20:24 min/mile pace

Course Records:
Male 21:52:34 (Hunter Dodds – 2016)
Female 23:34:00 (Bailee Wilkerson – 2017)

 

100K

Start: Saturday, February 23th, 6AM

21 hour cutoff, 20:16 min/mile pace

Course Records:
Male 10:18:00 (Chris Ho – 2017)
Female 11:30:42 (Carmen Cheadle – 2016)

Participants in both events will receive an event shirt and the experience of a supported run through the Ouachita Mountains with 6 manned aid stations on the 100k course and 10 manned aid stations on the 100 mile course – many that you will cross multiple times.  100k finishers will receive a medal and 100 Mile finishers a custom finisher’s buckle to commemorate their accomplishment. Participants in both events will enjoy additional event swag plus one comped breakfast buffet during Sunday’s awards brunch.

Awards will be given to the top three overall male/female finishers in the 100k and 100 Mile distances at an awards banquet Sunday morning.

Event proceeds are invested in trail development in the Ouachita National Forest and the greater Hot Springs area.  2014 race proceeds helped fund the completion of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail. Run LOViT Endurance Events is a 501(c)3 nonprofit under the umbrella of the RRCA IRS exemption. The LOViT runs are non-commercial fundraisers that benefit the local trail community.

Mar
2
Sat
Little Rock Marathon @ Downtown Little Rock
Mar 2 – Mar 3 all-day
Little Rock Marathon @ Downtown Little Rock | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Named as one of Runner’s World “Bucket List: 10 Great Marathons for First-Timers” in January 2017, come fill your bucket at the 17th Annual Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Little Rockers Kids Marathon on March 1-3, 2019. A race with personality, loads of southern hospitality, tons of caring volunteers, a running or walking tour through the scenic streets of Arkansas’ capital city and an impressive finisher’s medal. We are a race for every pace. We love walkers, 8-hour time limit for Marathon race. Check out our website for more info: www.littlerockmarathon.com. Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/LRMarathon

St. Francis Gravel Classic @ Mississippi River State Park
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
St. Francis Gravel Classic @ Mississippi River State Park | Marianna | Arkansas | United States

The ST. Francis Gravel Classic consist of a 55, 25 and 12 mile bike ride on gravel roads starting at the Mississippi River State Park, near Marianna, AR.

The course will be clearly marked on Friday, March 2 with orange safety cones and 24 x 18″ yard signs at the turns; marked per each distance race. Also people in 2 areas where the 15 and 25 mile turn. The turn for the 55 mile course will be at Storm Creek, just past the sag Stop that you will pass 2 times.

Sags will have Gatorade & water and food snacks bananas, pretzels, pickles, cookies, peanut butter crackers

Two of the main roads that you will be riding on are 2 of the 3 Scenic Parkways in Arkansas, The gravel is packed down smooth in the center of the roads and you will encounter loose gravel near the edges of the roads. The lower road has a little more dirt than the upper road, but is still pretty smooth for a gravel road. The course is moderately hilly with no major obstructions.

There will be be prizes for the top 3 male and female riders in each distance from our host and sponsors. Bike bags, bike tail lights, stainless pint glasses, gift cards, etc.

There is only one classification of bikes for the awards. you can ride whatever kind of bicycle you like as long as it has front and rear brakes and no motor other than human.

The 55 mile ride will take you on the St. Francis Parkway and The Great River Road (also known as the High Road and Low Road respectively). All distances will ride around Bear Creek lake on Gravel Road 225 to reach the Parkways. The 12 Mile Ride will Continue the loop around Bear Creek Lake and back to the State Park, the last 5 miles are paved. The 25 and 55 Mile Ride will take the gravel High Road toward Storm Creek Lake. The 25 Mile Ride will take Gravel Road 260 to the Low Road and back to Bear Creek Lake and The State Park.The 55 Mile Ride will continue on to Storm Creek Lake and take Gravel Road 215 to the gravel Low Road and north back to Bear Creek Lake.

The 55 Mile Ride will make a second loop of The High Road to Storm Creek Lake to The Low Road back north to Bear Creek Lake, and then back to the finish at The State Park. The 55 mile ride has over 2,200 feet of elevation gain. The last 5 miles are paved.

Rogers Roubaix
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Rogers Roubaix
Date: March 2, 2019
Start Time: 10 AM
Distances: 50k and 100k
Cost: 50k 35$, 100k 45$
Cost will go up 1 week before the race day.
Cost: 50k 45$, 100k 55$
Rogers Roubaix offers up some of the rowdy roads in the Rogers area. We will be heading up to Missouri and around the surrounding counties on some awesome paved and gravel sections. We will change up the course a little this year. There will be a lead out for the 50k and 100k. This will happen at the same time. We will then let the race take over once we clear the train tracks. This will be self-supported. No aid stations. We will however have 2-rogue water drops with locations marked in the GPS files on mileage markers. We strongly suggest downloading the maps for your route. If you need help with the maps, we will be available to help. Please do not wait until race day. We will be riding rain, snow, shine, or whatever the weather throws our way. We will finish at the shop for free food and beer on the back deck. Gentleman’s agreement on the way back into town no passing, no tomfoolery, and no shenanigans!!!!!!!! Free Beer and Food afterwards on the deck.

 

Mar
9
Sat
Ozark Highlands 50K Endurance Run @ Norfork River Resort - The McCumber Family Business
Mar 9 @ 7:00 am
Ozark Highlands 50K Endurance Run @ Norfork River Resort - The McCumber Family Business | Norfork | Arkansas | United States

Sylamore Ranger District

The 1.2-million acre Ozark-St. Francis National Forests offer endless opportunities for adventure. As one of America’s most scenic and picturesque areas, the Ozark-St. Francis provides a lot of the “natural” in the Natural State of Arkansas.

Ozark Highlands 50K

The course will start out at Norfork River Resort and proceed towards the Ozark Highlands Trail via 2.7 miles of rolling roads. The trail traverses through numerous hollows and takes participants across some of the most rugged and remote terrain in the Ozark National Forest. Runners will follow the OHT to the Brush Creek Trailhead and return back to the resort.

Twin Creek Twenty

Short course option will follow the same route as the Ozark Highlands 50K, but turnaround at Twin Creek Road Aid Station.

Norfork River Resort

We hope you’ll make plans to stay the weekend and take advantage of the great post-race festivities and the beautiful Norfork River Valley. Contact the resort to find out more details about things to do.

Steve McCumber
13386 Arkansas 5 Norfork, AR 72658
resorts@centurytel.net
870-499-5757
870-499-5758

Chase Race and Paws 2M/1M @ Simon Park
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! March 9, 2019 is the date for the 14th Annual Chase Race and Paws. The event is only 61 days away. You may register online

at www.chaserace.info. or RunSignUp or you may mail in the attached entry form.  Some of the amenities for this year’s event include:

  • Same super-fast out and back course as last year – the race will start/finish at Simon Park, 805 Spring St., Conway.
  • The Technical Tee Shirts are 100% poly (feels soft), Unisex and Youth sizes.
  • $100 cash to Male or Female that breaks their respective overall time record.
  • Complimentary 2020 Entry Form to anyone who breaks an age group record.
  • Awards are five deep in all age groups.
  • Medals to all registered finishers.
  • Chip timing, including start and finish mat for 2M and finish mat only for 1m.
  • Judges will determine the top 3 pet costumes as they participate in the 1-mile event.
  • Pet adoptions
  • Chase Race & Paws is a non-profit event.  All proceeds from the event are donated to “HAVEN HOUSE,” every child deserves a home.

Your early registration will help us in ordering (more accurately) the Tee Shirts. 

Runners/Walkers/Pets: to your mark…………..…8 AM March 9!

 

 

 

 

Mar
10
Sun
Mountain Bike Skills Clinic @ Boyle Park
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

New to mountain biking or just wanting to improve your skills? Join us for this skills clinic. There will be demonstrations, drills, games and a quick ride on the trail.

The following skills will be reviewed:
– Neutral/Ready position
– Bike/Body separation
– Braking
– Rock dodge
– Tight turns

A helmet and a mountain bike in working order are required. Flat pedals are recommended.

Murray Park Trail Build Party @ Murray Park
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’ll be having a Trail Build at Murray Park on Sunday, March 10th, the same day daylight savings time begins! We will meet at Pavillion #8 east of the Volleyball Area. This trail will be designed and dedicated to children and beginner level riders. We will have our equipment there but feel free to bring rakes, loppers, mattocks, hoes, handsaws, and GLOVES if you have extras!

Mar
17
Sun
The Ride Series Intermediate MTB Skills Clinic @ Slaughter Pen Hollow
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Ride Series Intermediate MTB Skills Clinic @ Slaughter Pen Hollow

Building on all of the elements of The Ride Series MTB Skills Clinic, this Intermediate session will usher in the next level of skill and technique development.

Both Rob and Rich will provide in-depth knowledge while covering the following topics:

– Trail Vision: How to see ALL of the trails. A deep explanation of corner setup and how “being early” can make all the difference. Riders will work through a series of turning drills, each providing a different element to focus on. Finally, all of these components will be brought to life on the trail in the last part of the day.

– Large Drops: Here in NWA it’s “Drop the Hammer!” Each trail has their own marquis drop just waiting to be tamed. The technique doesn’t change, but the nuance does. Rider technique will be broken down using 240 FPS video and instant feedback will help you instantly see improvements.

– JUMPS JUMPS JUMPS! The biggest request we get is for jump training. Well, here you go! A solid 90 minutes will be spent on this one area in our Groundschool. Using our implements, we will progress riders through various iterations of jump technique: 1) Basic 2) Boosting 3) Low and fast(AKA Scrubbing) 4) Whip it GOOD!

Again, the use of 240 FPS video will really help drive home the technique and get you busting bigger than you ever thought possible.

– Taking it to the Trail! After extensive use of The Ride Series Grounschool setup, the group will roll over to the newly built Rock Solid lines at Slaughter Pen for some hardcore sessioning! This is where the rubber meets the road…or the dirt in this case. Can you take what you just learned and apply it here?? That’s what coach Rob and coach Rich are there to make happen! With a 5 to 1 rider/coach ratio, you’ll get a ton of feedback and even more time with the slo-mo video analysis.

Are you sold? Well, you better be sure you’re ready for this one. Since there’s no empirical rating system, it’s up to you to be certain that you are truly at an Intermediate Level. We are all for people putting it out there and wanting to better themselves, but this class will be taught to the level that we deem to be INTERMEDIATE. That means that if you find yourself in over your head, you will be advised to be a spectator for certain elements. At the end of the day, our job is to help you progress AND keep you safe.

How do you know if this course is right for you? Well, you can always reach out and ask us. On top of that, since it’s in Northwest AR, here’s a list of a few obstacles and techniques that we feel you should be somewhat confident with:

1) Drop the Hammer @Coler

2) Fireline @Coler

3) Schroen Train

4) Jumping in General

5) BMX Background

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 10 AND MUST HAVE 8 RIDERS REGISTERED BY MARCH 12TH FOR EVENT TO TAKE PLACE. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR RIDERS WHO’VE SIGNED UP WITHOUT THE PROPER SKILL SET. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, PLEASE REACH OUT TO US AND ASK. TIME ON THE BIKE DOES NOT DIRECTLY CORRELATE TO SKILL LEVEL.

Mar
20
Wed
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Mar 20 @ 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

Mar
23
Sat
Spring Fling 5K @ Cabot High School
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

 

 

The Spring Fling course starts on Bellamy Street, just outside of the Cabot High School Field House. The route heads south for 1/4 mile before turning left onto Main St. The race moves into a tree-lined residential area, and turns south onto Honeysuckle Ln. The runners will curve along this road, merging onto Linda Lane and continuing south to reach the 1st mile marker. Just after beginning the 2nd mile, the course turns runners south onto G street for a small loop before returning to Linda Lane to head back to the north. Once the runners have returned to Linda Lane they will pass the 2nd mile marker. The third mile returns the runners to Honeysuckle, Main St and then north on Bellamy to pass the starting line. The route then turns into the Field House Parking Lot and turning down the ramp to enter the Stadium. The course turns left on the track where runners will hit the 3 mile marker just before the back turn leaving runners just the turn and a short straightaway until the finish line.

Beer & Bagel Race @ Hazel Valley Ranch
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Beer & Bagel Race @ Hazel Valley Ranch

The BEER & BAGEL OFF-ROAD RACE SERIES is coming back to NW Arkansas on Saturday, March 23!  We’ll be running a new 4(ish)-mile course around the hills and through the woods at Hazel Valley Ranch in Fayetteville.  After the race, settle in for a BLOW OUT party with great DJ music, dancing, tailgate games, and photos with Sasquatch!   Of course, there will be plenty of bagels and beer.  And, a race shirt that is everyone’s favorite – a long-sleeve tech shirt with “I’m a Drinker with a Running Problem” on the back.

The BEER & BAGEL OFF-ROAD RUN started twenty-five years ago in the Heartland of America, where every fall, thousands of runners, beer drinkers, and bagel enthusiasts gather in Lincoln, Nebraska to enjoy a good run and some good clean fun. Today, the series has spread to multiple states, but every effort is made to keep it local and home-grown.

Beer & Bagel Off Road Run is 4 miles of off-road running over challenging terrain. Forget the crazy antics & insane obstacles. At Beer & Bagel, we let Mother Nature do the talking: Rugged and untamed trails the way running was meant to be.  After conquering mother nature at her best, you’ll be greeted with an ice cold beer, fresh bagels and more. And forget about bringing money on race day, everything is included. No paid parking, no paying for food at the finish, and we NEVER run out of water!

Registration for Arkansas is open now at www.BEERANDBAGEL.com.  Runners can choose from individual or group pricing options.  Bring all your friends and come to #RunEatParty!

Bad Moon Rising @ Trimble Ranch
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 3:00 am
Bad Moon Rising @ Trimble Ranch | Berryville | Arkansas | United States

The rowdy ENDURANCE mountain bike race setting the trend… The Bad Moon Rising returns Saturday, March 23rd, 2019!

The CC Riders, the Carroll County Branch of the OORC, are stoked to present the Bad Moon Rising, featuring the private trail system at the Trimble Ranch in Berryville, Arkansas. With solo and team categories available… it’s 6-hours of endurance mountain biking at its best.

With free camping, laser light shows, costumes, bonfires, food, and shenanigans – grab your best buds and come experience racing in the Arkansas Ozarks by the light of a full moon!

You want to save this date. Additional details coming soon.

Mar
24
Sun
LeeLikesBikes MTB Skills
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
LeeLikesBikes MTB Skills

Lee Likes Bikes MTB Skills

What you will learn

After 30 years as a rider and 15 years as a professional bike guy, Lee had learned some things, and the coolest thing he’d learned is the Grand Unified Theory of Shred (GUTS). Underlying all riding skills — climbing, cornering, pumping, hopping, jumping and basically ripping, not to mention most other sports — you’ll find one simple, universal, archetypal movement pattern.

Ponca to Steel Creek Hike – Outdoor Adventures for Women @ Ponca Access / Low Water Bridge
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ponca to Steel Creek Hike - Outdoor Adventures for Women @ Ponca Access / Low Water Bridge

Join us for a 4-mile round trip hike along the Buffalo River Trail. This is a moderate hike for all skill levels with bluff and river views.

Meet at Ponca low water bridge @ 10:30 AM. The hike starts @ 11 AM. We will hike two miles to Steel Creek campground where we will stop for lunch and a break and then head 2 miles back to Ponca and our cars.

Please bring:
Water
Lunch and Snacks
Hiking Clothes
Hiking Shoes

*Directions: Google Ponca low water bridge or the Buffalo Outdoor Center.

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

Mar
30
Sat
Run Bentonville Half Marathon/ 5K @ Bentonville Square
Mar 30 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Run Bentonville Half Marathon and 5K

Race Day Schedule

PLEASE BE ON THE SQUARE READY TO RUN BY 6:45A.M.  ALL RACES

Saturday

Event Location: Downtown Bentonville Square

7:00 a.m. Half Marathon/Relay Start

7:00 a.m. 5K

Race times are approximate, so please be on the square ready to go by 6:45 a.m. regardless of which race you enter.

7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Post-race Party and Celebration on the Square

9:00 a.m. Presentation of all awards on Main Stage

11:00 a.m. Half Marathon course closes

Downtown Dash 5K/10K/1K @ Junior League Building
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

 

The race will start at 8:30 am at the Junior League Building on Scott Street, and will feature Downtown Little Rock landmarks, such as the River Market, Clinton Library, and Arkansas Arts Center. The race is also handicap and stroller accessible. In addition to the 10K/5K, this year’s event will include a Kids 1K event, “Downtown Dash, Jr.” Downtown Dash, Jr. will begin at 8:00 a.m.

The Junior League of Little Rock is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

About the Junior League of Little Rock

 

Styx n’Stones Trail Run @ Devils Den State Park
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Styx n'Stones Trail Run @ Devils Den State Park | West Fork | Arkansas | United States

Race Information Styx n’Stones Trail Run

Race Information:

  • Time/Location: 8:00AM. Day Use Pavilion.
  • Distance: Approximately 30K (18.6 miles). The short option is 15K (9.3 Miles).
  • Aid: There will be aid stations. This will include water, sports drink and light food. Water bottle highly recommended.
  • FEE: No fees. No frills. No wimps. No whining. Donations to help cover costs are appreciated. There will be a donation can at the sign-in table.
  • Ultra Trail Series: This race is part of the UTS. More information on the UTS
  • Timing: Please keep your own time and sign in at the finish. Results will be posted on www.runArkansas.com
  • Difficulty: This is a long race on difficult, technical trail.

Runner Info:

  • Gaiters recommended: expect any combination of sticks, stones, boulders, mud, scree, grit, trail debris, rocks, sand, slippery rocks, roots, loose rocks…
  • Much of the trail is very technical. Don’t plan to run a personal best here. Enjoy the great outdoors and exercise your demons.
  • Major climb the first two plus miles. Gnarly climb at ~13 miles.
  • Six hour time limit. Runners passing the 9-mile checkpoint after 10:50 AM will be required to stop at 15k. Assume the 30k will take nearly as long as a road marathon.

Getting there:

  • From the north, I-540 to the West Fork exit, right on Highway 170.
  • From the south, I-540 to the Winslow exit, Left on Highway 74.

Contact:

Fourche Float @ Interstate Park
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Keep Little Rock Beautiful and Friends of Fourche Creek have partnered together to bring you the biggest float trip that Fourche has ever seen.

This beautiful wetlands area is right here in Little Rock city limits, and most have never explored it! Join us in March for the opportunity to float the creek with experienced guides and some of Little Rock’s VIPs.

Tickets and VIP float bidding will be for sale on eventbrite in January. VIPs will be announced soon.

Ticket prices include the watercraft rental and lunch on the water. Proceeds go towards the efforts of Keep Little Rock Beautiful and Friends of Fourche Creek!

High Rock Hop Trail Run 5M and 10M
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
High Rock Hop Trail Run 5M and 10M @ Batesville | Arkansas | United States

This is a 5M and 10M trail run located on private posted land 15 miles north of Batesville. The course will be marked with tape or flags and is primariy on single-track trail. This is a scenic and challenging trail in hardwood forests, along bluffs, and through pastures. There are creek crossings (knee deep). Expect rocks, roots, crevasses, bluffs, steep trails, nasty insects and various creatures. The race course and directions may be changed from previous years. The 5M and 10M courese start and end together.

There will be at least two water stations and volunteers montioring the course.

REGISTRATION: both races are FREE. T-shirts may be purchased for $15. All proceeds will benefit Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers (www.friendsoftherivers.org) To reserve your t-shirt send your $15 along with the entry form to Sam Cooke. Entry form and mailing address can be found here: http://wrroadrunners.org/images/highrockhopentryform.pdf

Primitive camping and trailers are allowed at the start area. Please call or email if you are camping.

DIRECTIONS: From Batesville, take 167 North (St. Louis Avenue), towards Cave City.
Go 3.5 miles past the traffice light at Ramada Inn (White Drive). Turn left onto Cave Creek Road (watch for the HIGHROCK signs).
Go 3.4 miles to Coon Creek Road (just past the Cave Creek Church).
Go 1.2 miles to Highrock Road (gravel).
Go 1.3 miles to the first stone gate. Continue on the farm road following signs to the race start.

INFORMATION: Sam Cooke, sdcooke22@hotmail.com or phone 870-793-4613 or 870-307-8922

SPONSORED BY: Arkansas Eyecare Vision Source and White River Roadrunners Challenge Series

Apr
1
Mon
IMBA Trail Labs @ The Record
Apr 1 – Apr 3 all-day
IMBA Trail Labs @ The Record | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States
Registration is NOW OPEN for the April 1-3, 2019, event.

IMBA Trail Labs are two-day intensive workshops during which IMBA staff and local experts and stakeholders lead participants through the recipe for a model community trail system: planning, design, building, activation, promotion and measuring success. Attendees will also get a firsthand look at components of an intentional and diverse mountain bike trails community.

People who should attend are land managers, tourism and recreation professionals, community officials and local trail organizations. In addition to providing you with the knowledge you need to get started making great trails happen locally, we will also help you identify the specific next steps needed to bring more trails to your own backyards.

The cost to attend is $400, which includes registration, breakfast and lunch, shuttles for field workshops and evening festivities.

This event is designed to help attendees learn about the benefits and challenges the community in Northwest Arkansas have experienced from their targeted focus and investment in trails. A key element of the Trail Lab is to have the local stakeholders—such as parks and recreation, tourism and economic development—all present and involved in the workshop so you get the interact with and hear from them directly.

Space is limited to the first 40 registrants. 

Apr
4
Thu
Joe Martin Stage Race @ Fayetteville, AR
Apr 4 – Apr 7 all-day
Joe Martin Stage Race @ Fayetteville, AR | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

The Joe Martin Stage Race is a 4-day, 4-stage professional men and women’s cycling race along with a 2-day, 3-stage amateur stage race held in early spring each year in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

2019 will mark the 42nd anniversary of the amateur races; 17th anniversary on the USA Cycling Pro Racing Tour (PRT) and 5th year to be on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) America Tour calendar.

The Joe Martin Stage Race is part of both the USAC Pro Racing Tour (PRT) which is the pro and elite amateur cycling tour of USA Cycling and the UCI America Tour. USA Cycling is the national governing body of cycling operating under the United States Olympic Committee. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the world governing body for the sport of cycling recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Over 750 athletes and teams from 27 countries and all 50 states will be attending the race.

There is also a Gran Fondo event which occurs on May 4th for those who would like to experience part of the same courses as the pros, but who do not want to live life on the edge….for their day job!

Apr
5
Fri
31st Ozark Mountain Bike Festival @ Devils Den State Park
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day
31st Ozark Mountain Bike Festival @ Devils Den State Park

For 3-decades, mountain bikers have gathered on the banks of Lee Creek for a weekend celebrating the magical Ozark Mountains and the trail system that started it all… the Fossil Flats Trail.

The 31st Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival will be held April 5th and 6th at the birthplace of Arkansas Mountain Biking… Devils Den State Park!

This true family-friendly weekend has something for everyone… from a rowdy big splash competition, hosted group rides, camping, cookouts, and a schedule packed with various shenanigans for riders of all skill levels.

The festival kicks off Friday with the 14th Annual Devils Den State Park NIGHT Ride and the only time of the year the trail officially stays open after dark.

Saturday features a ton of fun highlighted by the White Squirrel Rides – a full day and variety of mountain bike group rides for all ages and skill levels presented by the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists.

Plus, our friends at BikeNWA will be hosting Strider Bikes races for riders 6 and under.

You don’t want to miss the wildly popular “Cannonball” Big Splash contest, paddle boat races, and the 31st Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival Cookout on Saturday evening.

We’ll post a full schedule of events soon.

While the 31st Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival is FREE to attend if you plan on staying the weekend (and you should) campgrounds can be purchased at Devils Den State Park by calling 479-761-3325.

Apr
6
Sat
Ark-La-Tex Challenge @ Liberty-Eylau High School
Apr 6 all-day
The Ark-La-Tex Challenge offers both novice and experienced cyclists a ride unlike many others. This ride will allow you to ride through three states in one ride. We offer five different distances to accommodate different cyclist levels. 35 Miles into the 70 mile route you will arrive at 3 states and get to take a victory photo standing in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana! Just the motivation you need half way through! 
 
Route Lengths
 
70 Miles – Ark-La-Tex Challenge
52 Miles – Texas/Arkansas Loop
46 Miles – Arkansas/Texas Out and Back
35 Miles – Ark-La-Tex with Non-Supported Return
22 Miles – Arkansas/ Texas Challenge out and back
.5 Miles – Kids Ride/ Look Ma No Hands! (10 and under)
0 Miles – Spirit Rider to support the cause
Additionally, we will have a bounce houses, popcorn machine, Kids activity area, and other fun kids activities post ride! So BRING OUT YOUR KIDDOS!
 
RIDE is SAG Supported 
Special thanks to Home Depot for providing SAG Support.
Hogeye Marathon/Half Marathon/Relays/5K @ Springdale Square
Apr 6 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hogeye Marathon/Half Marathon/Relays/5K @ Springdale Square | Springdale | Arkansas | United States

Race Info:

The Hogeye Marathon will start at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The race will start and finish on Emma Ave. in Springdale’s Downtown District.  Timing will end 7 hours from the start. Participants may start early if this is not adequate time. There will be one early start at 6:30 a.m.  Keep in mind you must know the course as it will be unsupported until 7:00.  Please contact race director and you must sign up at the expo after you pick up your packet.  If you do not sign up at the packet pick-up, you will not be allowed to start early.

The Half Marathon will take in many scenic parts of Springdale and also have a section entering Fayetteville, before returning to the downtown, Emma Ave finish.

Arkansas Wine Country 100 Cycling Tour 2018 @ Post Familie Winery
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Arkansas Wine Country 100 Cycling Tour 2018 @ Post Familie Winery | Altus | Arkansas | United States

Ride thru scenic hilly Arkansas Wine Country along the Arkansas River Valley while supporting Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  Choose from  17 mile, 35 mile, 100K, 80 mile, or 100-mile tours which all begin & end at Post Familie Winery.  The 100 mile, 80 mile, and 100k routes cross the Arkansas River over the Scranton Bridge to Paris and back over the Ozark Bridge finishing by going up Saint Mary’s Mountain from the north to the Winery.  Registrants by March 27 will be guaranteed a 2018 dry fit tee.  This year the tour is part of the Wine, Wheels, & Wellness Festival hosted by Post Familie Winery which will be serving a farm to table luncheon menu for purchase.  Other activities will include Music and Yoga & Zumba in the Vineyard with Sole 2 Soul of Russellville, AR. Rest stops will include Elete Electrolytes again this year. Sag wagons are provided by Carr’s Chain Reaction of Russellville and Lewis & Clark of Rogers. Sponsored by AR River Valley Circle of Friends for Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Event details and schedule

* This is a rain or shine event, online price is $45 & closes April 2 at 11:59 pm PST
* Registration begins at 7:00 AM April 6 & price is $50
* The 100 mile tour begins at 8:00 AM SHARP
* Followed by the 80 & 100k at 8:45 AM,  then 35 & 17 at 9:15 AM
* 2013 Bandanas, 2015 – 2018 Tees are for sale at the event and additional tees can be ordered & purchased when registering for $10 each.  Tees ordered by March 26 are guaranteed.

Email direct to amandawdicken@gmail.com for route pdf, hotel & camping info

* Bicycle helmets are required by all riders
* The course will close at 3 PM and after that cyclists will be on their own
* Services provided will include sag wagon, stocked rest stations, and emergency services.

* Farm to Table Luncheon menu by Post Familie Winery will be available for purchase.
* ALL proceeds benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

* When you arrive in Altus, please park your vehicle in the empty lot across from the Winery. Signs will be posted.

*Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Arkansas-Wine-Country-100-201144309920310/

 

Capital City Classic 10K @ Two Rivers Park
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Capital City Classic 10K

The race starts within Two Rivers Park, winding through park roads until reaching the 1 mile marker near the park entrance. The first mile is all flat. Approximately 1/3 of the way through the 2nd mile, runners will exit the park and head west on County Farm Rd on a long, straight stretch lasting 1.5 miles.

The course now turns north for a short straight stretch which takes runners past the 3 mile and 5K markers. Here the course turns right and snakes southeast along Beck Rd. After running 2/3 of a mile on Beck Rd, the 4 mile marker is reached. The runners will continue on Beck Rd until returning to County Farm Rd where the course heads due east.

This second long, straight stretch along County Farm Rd lasts nearly a mile, passing the 5 mile marker, and returns the runners to Two Rivers Park. The race has now reached its final stage.

There is less than one mile to go as runners travel back over park roads to the finish line. The final stretch of the race is flat and straight, allowing the racers full view of the finish line before hitting the six mile marker. Overall, the route is very flat with few turns, and typically moderate weather allows for fast times.

Capital City Classic 10K @ Two Rivers Park
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Capital City Classic 10K

The race starts within Two Rivers Park, winding through park roads until reaching the 1 mile marker near the park entrance. The first mile is all flat. Approximately 1/3 of the way through the 2nd mile, runners will exit the park and head west on County Farm Rd on a long, straight stretch lasting 1.5 miles.

The course now turns north for a short straight stretch which takes runners past the 3 mile and 5K markers. Here the course turns right and snakes southeast along Beck Rd. After running 2/3 of a mile on Beck Rd, the 4 mile marker is reached. The runners will continue on Beck Rd until returning to County Farm Rd where the course heads due east.

This second long, straight stretch along County Farm Rd lasts nearly a mile, passing the 5 mile marker, and returns the runners to Two Rivers Park. The race has now reached its final stage.

There is less than one mile to go as runners travel back over park roads to the finish line. The final stretch of the race is flat and straight, allowing the racers full view of the finish line before hitting the six mile marker. Overall, the route is very flat with few turns, and typically moderate weather allows for fast times.

Double Barrel Gravel Poker Ride @ Benton County Quail
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Double Barrel Gravel Poker Ride @ Benton County Quail | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

What:
Ride your choice of 2 gravel loops of 15, or 67 miles. Start and Finish at the Benton County Quail Barn and pick up poker cards along the way. The routes will be on chunky gravel roads. Have some fun blasting clay pigeons when you return to earn bonus cards! We have awesome prizes for best hand at the end and rumor has it the BCQ will be putting a shotgun in the bounty.
Shoot as much as you like post ride. Stay after the ride for jambalaya, crawfish, local beer and live music.

When:
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Riders meeting at:
8:00am – 67 mile route – unmarked GPS Mandatory, Half way stop at Haven 55 in Pineville MO with refreshments and discounts.
2:00 pm – 15 route – well marked.
Wheels roll 15 min after each rider meeting

Where:
Starts and ends at Benton County Quail.
DIRECTIONS to Benton County Quail (Quail Barn):
From the Bentonville Square go 6 miles West on Central (72). When you pass the water tower get ready to turn right in about a 1/4 mile. You’ll see a brown sign “Benton County Quail”. Turn there. 11674 Arkansas 72, Bentonville, AR 72712

Things to bring:
-Your bike, helmet and whatever you want to ride in.
-Change of clothes for relaxing post ride.
-Friends and lots of them.
-Guns will be provided so please leave yours at home. We’ll have plenty so don’t worry. Thanks to winchester you’ll also shoot for free.
*Mountain bikes or gravel/cross bikes with 35mm or wider tires. If you’re new to riding on dirt then a mountain bike would be best. Give Phat Tire a call to rent a mountain bike. 479-715-6170

Phat Tire, Benton County Quail, Rogue Trails, Ozark Beer Company, Salsa Bicycles and Winchester make this a free event for everyone.

Apr
12
Fri
Kilted Mile @ Lyon College
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Kilted Mile

The race will take place on Main Street on Friday, April 12th beginning at 6 p.m., and runners will line up at 12th and Main. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. at Natural State Running on 148 E. Main Street. In both men and women’s categories, the cash awards will be $100 (first place), $75 (second place), and $25 (third place).

For $15, participants not only join the race but also receive a kilt to wear while they run!

Apr
13
Sat
Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run @ Maumelle Park Pavilion 8
Apr 13 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run @ Maumelle Park Pavilion 8 | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run

50 Mile and 50K Information

Date: April 13, 2019

Location: Maumelle Park, Little Rock, Arkansas, Pavilion # 8 (see map and directions)

Starting Time: 6:00 AM (Prompt) for both races. Runners must check in at the pavilion between 5:00 and 5:45 AM.

Packets: Race packets may be picked up at Pavilion #8 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, April 12th, or between 5:00 and 5:45 AM race morning.

Course: A picturesque climb over Pinnacle Mountain followed by an out-and-back along the shore of Lake Maumelle. Course includes six miles of asphalt and the remainder on scenic, rocky, single-track trail. Pinnacle Mountain trails will be utilized on the “out” portion only. Several highway crossings will be involved. There will be no traffic control. Please be responsible and be careful!

Trail: The Ouachita Trail is a single track foot path on which no bikes or motorized vehicles are allowed. The trail is permanently marked with blue blazes. Turns are marked with two blue blazes. Additional markers (blue ribbons) will be out.

Aid: Eleven staffed aid stations for 50-mile; seven for 50Km. (See mileage/aid station chart.) Carrying at least one fluid bottle is HIGHLY advised.

Crew access: Crews can meet runners at East Pinnacle Parking Lot, West Summit Trailhead, Northshore, and the Hwy 10 turnaround only.

Drop Bags: Drop bags will be taken to the 16 and 36-mile aid station (Northshore), and to the turnaround point for the 50 mile (Highway 10). Please label dropbags with your name and “Northshore” or “Hwy 10” to avoid confusion. Bring all bags to the race check-in between 5:00 and 5:45 AM. Bags will be returned to the finish area after the race.

Cut-off Times: There is a 13-hour time limit for both races. Runners registered in the 50 Mile have the option to change to the 50Km during the race. To continue in the 50 Mile race, a runner must exit the Northshore aid station by 10:15 AM (out-bound) and 3:30 PM (returning), and the Hwy 10 Turnaround aid station by 12:50 PM. These cut-off times will be strictly enforced.

Awards: Finishing awards to each 50K and 50 Mile finisher. Overall awards to first male and female finisher in the 50K and 50 Mile. Awards will be presented as you finish.. Technical shirts to all entrants. Food will be provided at the finish – hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.

Race Director: Chrissy Ferguson, e-mail (Preferred) OT50@RunArkansas.com ; phone 501-803-9411

Race for a Healthier Tomorrow @ Children’s Hall on the Arkansas Children’s Campus
Apr 13 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Race for a Healthier Tomorrow @ Children’s Hall on the Arkansas Children’s Campus

About The Race for a Healthier Tomorrow

Schedule of Events

7:00 – 8:30 am Registration/Packet Pick-Up
At Children’s Hall on the Arkansas Children’s Campus (click here for map)

8:00 am 5K Race Start Time
At Arkansas Children’s Hospital Main Entrance (click here for map)

8:30 am 1-Mile Family Fun Walk Start Time
At Arkansas Children’s Hospital Main Entrance (click here for map)

9:15 am Family Fun Fair Opens
In parking lot next to Children’s Hall (click here for map)
Join us for activities, games, arts & crafts, food, and entertainment! Free for all registered participants and fun for both children and adults!

10:30 am Awards ceremony
At the stage at the south end of Family Fun Fair Parking Lot (click here for map)

11:00 am Family Fun Fair Closes

Advance Packet Pick-up and Registration:

We will offer advanced packet pick-up and registration before the race. Please note that while your entry fee does include a t-shirt, people who register after April 10th, 2019 will receive a t-shirt subject to availability.

Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, April 12th, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Children’s Hall on the Arkansas Children’s Campus
9 Children’s Way
Little Rock, AR 72202
click here for directions

Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration:

We encourage all participants to pick up their packets early in order to avoid the long lines. However, we understand this isn’t always possible so will also offer race day packet pick-up and registration. Please note that while your entry fee does include a t-shirt, people who register after April 10th, 2019 will receive a t-shirt subject to availability.

Saturday, April 13th, 7:00am – 8:30am

Children’s Hall on the Arkansas Children’s Campus
9 Children’s Way
Little Rock, AR 72202
click here for directions

Running Awards

5K OVERALL AWARDS

  • 1st Overall Male & Female
  • 2nd Overall Male & Female
  • 3rd Overall Male & Female

The 5k overall awards will be given on stage at the post-race award ceremony at 10:30 am.  The ceremony will take place on the stage at the south end of the Family Fun Fair.

5K AGE GROUP AWARDS

  • 14 and under
  • 15 – 19
  • 20 – 24
  • 25 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 – 64
  • 65 – 69
  • 70 & Over

Age group awards will be mailed to winners approximately two weeks post-race.  Please note that Arkansas Children’s has a non-duplication of awards policy. A runner who finishes in the Top 3 overall in the 5K does not qualify to win an age group award.

Team Awards

TEAM PARTICIPATION AWARDS

The team who registers the most people will also receive an award.  Teams can consist of a combination of 5k and 1-mile participants.  Awards will be given to the largest team in each of the following divisions:

  • Friends & Family
  • Small Business (under 50 employees)
  • Large Business (over 50 employees)
  • Schools & Universities
  • Churches

The team participation awards will be given on stage at the post-race award ceremony at 10:30 am.  The ceremony will take place on the stage at the south end of the Family Fun Fair.

TEAM SPIRIT AWARDS

Team Spirit awards will be given to the top 3 teams with the most unique group costume or outfit.   You can never have too much flair!  The team spirit awards will be given on stage at the post-race award ceremony at 10:30 am.  The ceremony will take place on the stage at the south end of the Family Fun Fair.

Fundraising Awards

INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING AWARDS

Individual fundraising awards will be given to the top individual earners.  The individual fundraising awards will be based on a participant’s total as of midnight on April 13th, 2019.  This award will be given on stage at the post-race award ceremony at 10:30 am.  The ceremony will take place on the stage at the south end of the Family Fun Fair.

TEAM FUNDRAISING AWARDS

Team fundraising awards will be given to the team that raises the most money in each of the following divisions:

  • Friends & FamilySmall Business (under 50 employees)
  • Large Business (over 50 employees)
  • Schools & Universities
  • Churches
Dirt Church MTB Festival @ The Great Passion Play
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – Apr 14 @ 10:30 pm
Dirt Church MTB Festival @ The Great Passion Play

The Dirt Church Festival is a family friendly MTB festival weekend. We will have three timed events: cross country, harescramble, and a gravity stage race. We will also have “just for fun” events, inflatables for the kids, lawn games, and food! The cost will be $28 per race or $75 of all three. We will have awards for the top three omnium riders in each category using a point system.

*First 50 racers to register will get a free t-shirt*

Entry includes 1 meal ticket per race day.

RV and tent camping available on property! Contact Kelsie Scott 214-399-9679 to make reservations.

Hoof it for Heifer 20k Trail Run @ Petit Jean State Park
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hoof it for Heifer 20k Trail Run @ Petit Jean State Park  | Morrilton | Arkansas | United States

Hoof it for Heifer is a 20k trail run on the Boy Scouts of America Trail in Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, AR. The proceeds from the run will be given to Heifer USA. Heifer USA is a domestic program that empowers local food and farm entrepreneurs in Arkansas.

THE RACE

 

Location: Petit Jean State Park is located in Morrilton, AR

Click here for a map to the park.

The course: Due to a moderate to moderately difficult terrain, this race is recommended forexperienced trail runners.

12.4 miles with .8 mile on pavement in the park and approximately 12 miles on the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Boy Scouts Trail including one possible creek crossing depending on rains.

Rocket 5K and Rocket Kids’ Dash @ Catholic High School
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Rocket 5K- yeah it’s tough, get over it.

The 13th Annual Rocket 5K Race will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Catholic High School. The Rocket 5K Race is tough, living up to the theme “It’s Tough…Get Over It” but is also is a family race.You can run or walk the 5K or 3K. You can bring your dog to walk the 3K with Zeke, the CHS resident canine.

CHS Foundation & Alumni Association

The Foundation/Alumni Association’s mission is to provide need-based tuition assistance to boys regardless of their financial situation and to supplement teachers’ salaries in order to attract and retain the best and the brightest educators.

Kids Rocket Dash

Children 10 and under can participate in the Kids’ Rocket Dash. Each child who participates goes home a winner with his or her very own medal. There is a 100 meter dash for 1-4 year olds and a 300 meter dash for ages 5-10 divided into age groups.

Begins after the finish of the 5KRace/3K Walk, around 8:45 a.m.

Pedaler’s Bash
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pedaler's Bash

45-mile marathon mountain bike race, The Pedaler’s Bash 2019 is Saturday, April 13th. Online registration opens Dec. 31st at noon on Bike Reg. Come one, Come all, 250 racer Cap. Don’t miss out this year. CHEERS!

THERE WONT BE A BETTER PLACE TO BE ON APRIL 13th THAN IN BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS FOR THE BEST MARATHON MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE IN THE ARKANSAS MARATHON MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE SERIES ( AMBCS.com )

250 RACERS WILL BLAZE THROUGH THE OZARK MOUNTAINS ON A 45 MILE JOURNEY ON SWEET SINGLE TRACK, EXPLORING THE TRAIL SYSTEMS OF SLAUGHTER PEN, BELLA VISTA, BLOWING SPRINGS, AND THE FAMOUS BACK 40.

THE BEST PART OF ANY MARATHON RACE IS THE PARTY!! THE PEDALER’S PUB WILL BE THROWING DOWN WITH FOOD, LIBATIONS, AND BANDS.

Tour de Hills @ Harrison Parks and Rec
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Course Description

The Tour de Hills takes place on the famed “Jasper Disaster” course through North West Arkansas.  Mile for mile, this Ozark route is one of the most difficult in the state, with some 316 turns in 59 miles.  The route is extremely steep, boasting nearly 5,000 feet in elevation gains, and strenuous but very rewarding.

The trade-off:  it’s also one of the most beautiful rides you’ll ever experience, with jaw-dropping views from scenic overlooks and multiple chances for wildlife sightings, include the famous ELK HERD in Boxley Valley.  Beginning Harrison, making a counter clockwise loop, take Scenic Byway 7 south 18 miles to Jasper, Arkansas. From Jasper, travel west on Hwy 74 to Ponca, Arkansas.  Then take Hwy 43 north back to Harrison.

Check out the course on Strava

Aid Stations:

Station # 1: Hwy 7 at Gages Krooked Kreek One Stop (approximately mile 8)

Station # 2:  Mt. Sherman Near Kyle’s Landing access – Cruise up to Mt. Sherman then take in some nutrition (approximately mile 32)

Station # 3 Compton, AR on Hwy 43 at JB Trading Co. – Feel the elevation then take one some fluids!  (approximately mile 42)

Station #4 Hwy 43 & Hwy 206 junction – One last fill up before the finish (approximately mile 53)

On Course Warnings!!

Mile 22 – A recent landslide has the road in disarray!  Expect some gravel and dirt across the highway over a 30 yard stretch.  Crews are working hard to repair the road, but it won’t be back to normal before race day.

Mile 32-ish Steel Creek Area – This is a very dangerous portion of the course.  Tight turns and steep downhill!  We’ve had some wrecks in the past, please be cautious through this stretch!

Packet Pick-up

Pickup on race day morning!  Pick up at the Harrison Youth Center (202 N. Spring St.) beginning at 8:00 am.

Athletes may also register on site between 8:00 am and 9:30 am

We’re kicking around having pickup available on Friday, April 12 as well, details on that TBD.

Swag & Extras

Every participant will receive a t-shirt of course, but not your run-of-the-mill lame race day t-shirt.  Pirate Perry takes great pride in outfitting our athletes with something that doesn’t go strait to the “yard work pile.”  On top of shirts all athletes are invited to the post race feeding frenzy.

On course, we’ll have aid stations stocked with Tailwind,water, snacks and more!

Post Race:  Stick around for lunch on us!

Cow Paddy 5K/1K @ Gulley Park
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

cow paddy

Our Mission

To positively impact our community by providing access to health and fitness opportunities and financially supporting academic excellence.

Events and Youth Programs

Youth Running Clubs
Summer Youth Running Camps
Family Friendly Community Events
Fundraising Race Events: Cow Paddy Run & Hero Half Marathon

The Cow Paddy Run is comprised of a 5K and 1K Fun Run at Gulley Park in Fayetteville, AR hosted by The Spark Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to create a positive impact in our community by providing increased access to health and fitness opportunities while supporting academic excellence. Proceeds support innovative educational projects in schools through the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation as well as our Foundation’s outreach programming.

 

Apr
14
Sun
River Valley Duathlon
Apr 14 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

2nd Annual River Valley Duathlong

This duathlon is a 5k run/11 mile bike/ 5k run race. The race will be around the roads of Fort Chaffee with the start/finish in the historic district. Individual participants and relay teams can register. All bikes, except those with motors, can be used In the race. Timing will be done by Jaymax Timing. The proceeds from the race will go to the Reynolds Cancer Support House and the Melanoma Research Foundation. The race is being held by the River Valley Skin Cancer Alliance. Participant medals will be given out this year.

Waterfall Tour- 3 Falls, One Day – Outdoor Adventures for Women @ Kings River Falls
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Waterfall Tour- 3 Falls, One Day - Outdoor Adventures for Women @ Kings River Falls

3 Waterfalls all in One Day! This is a Free driving tour of 3 of the most cherished Arkansas falls in the Northwest region.

Kings River Falls:
Meet us in Eureka Springs at the Equity Bank parking lot (107 W Van Buren) @ 9 AM where we will caravan a little over an hour to the first trailhead at Kings River Falls (Madison 3500 Witter, AR). You are welcome to meet at the trailhead @ 10 AM if Eureka is not on your route.
The hike to the falls is an easy flat 2-mile round trip.

Glory Hole Falls:
We will make our way back to our vehicles and head to the Glory Hole trailhead. We will hike 1.8 miles round trip to this popular site where we can enjoy a short lunch break.

Triple Falls:
We will then continue another hour on the road to Triple Falls near the Buffalo River. The .3 miles in and out trail will end our day on a lighter note. We expect to be headed back towards Eureka Springs no later than 4 PM so plan on a full day of adventuring!

Please bring:
Water
Lunch and snacks
Hiking Clothes
Hiking Shoes
**Make sure your car is full of gas.
Also, plan on low points of cell reception.

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