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.

 

Jan
1
Wed
Spa City Pacer Winter Series
Jan 1 – Jan 25 all-day

Five fun January runs in Hot Springs, AR and surrounding communities. Begins with the New Year’s Day Resolution Run, and continues each Saturday throughout the month. For walkers and runners.

The SPA Pacers are sponsoring a 2020 Winter Series – Destination Adventures that is going to be AWESOME.
For $20 entry fee, you get:
• Entry into 5 walks/runs.
• Water and snacks at each run. Long Sleeve technical fabric Winter Series T-shirt,
• Entry into raffles (at each run and overall) to win a variety of runner-loved goodies, including 1 of 2 $150 gift certificates to a running store. Each week names will be drawn for goodies. At the last event, there will be a drawing for a $150 gift certificate from all the tickets accumulated from all 5 events and there will be a drawing for a $150 gift certificate from just the participants that attended all 5 events.
• The fun of running with your friend, and making new ones.
• Walking and Running new routes in 4 counties. Garland, Saline, Hot Springs, and Grant.
You must be a SPA Pacer member to participate in the Winter Series except for the Resolution Run which is open to everyone.

Even if you are training for the LR marathon or some other run and need longer distances, join us for the Winter Series fun Walks/Runs and then add what you need.

January 1st – 9:00 am – Resolution Run on New Years Day. Run will be hosted by Jerry and Fran Rephan, and run from their home at 831 Quapaw, Hot Springs. Per tradition, we’ll include West Mountain in our local National Park with a variety of distances available with both road and trail route options. This walk/run is open to everyone even if you don’t plan to do the Winter Series, so show up.

January 4th – 8:00am – History on the Run 5K and 2Mile Walk – 521 W. Shackleford St., Sheridan. This is a run through historic areas of the small town of Sheridan to support local charities. Although this is an actual race, Winter Series participants will be participating at no charge. Winter Series participants can win awards but will NOT receive a race t-shirt unless they make a donation of $10 or more BEFORE December 15, 2019. You will need to register for head count. Once you have signed up for the Winter Series, you will receive an email with the secret code to enter when registering for the History of the Run so it will no charge. If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at lisa@grovecompanycpas.com The History on the Run event will be a Prediction Run where you predict your finish time and walker/runner whose predicted time is closest to their actual finish time will win a gift certificate. At this event, you will need to come early enough for packet pick up for the race and sign in at the Winter Series table with your prediction time. Be sure to plan to eat breakfast as a group at Perfect Blend in Sheridan (self pay) post race.

January 11th – 8:00am – Dam Fun Run 6K – Stephens Park, Blakely Dam, 1051 Blakely Dame Rd, Mt. Pine. There will be a pavilion with a fire and bathrooms. Run will start at pavilion, go through Stephens Park campground, to boat launch area, through Avery Recreation Area, across Blakely Dam and back to the pavilion – super scenic run. There will be an optional shorter distance for walkers. People who need more distance can add 6 miles pre or post run by running the 3 miles to the spillway and back or trail runners can add miles on the LOViT Trail.

January 18th – 8:00am – Balboa Spillway Trail – 482 Ponce DeLeon Dr. Hot Springs Village. Super Scenic Route – across a bridge, waterfall if you take the time to step off the trail to see it, and across a spillway. Walk/Run will start at the Balboa Pavilion/Beach. Walk/Run will be an out and back with your choice of distance on the Balboa Spillway Trail which is a Cadillac trail – wide well maintained hard packed trail. Chris Biagini is sponsoring this run and will put out mile markers every half mile so you choose how far to go and when to turn around. From Hwy 7N West Gate, stay on Desoto to mile marker 12 and then Ponce DeLeon is the next road to the right. Turn right on Ponce DeLeon, go 1 ½ mile to the Balboa Pavilion. From the Hwy 5 East Gate, travel 2 ¼ mile, turn left on Ponce DeLeon and go 1 ½ miles to the Balboa Pavilion.

January 25th – 8:00am – Coffee Records 5K – 1601 Martin Luther King Blvd, Malvern. Coffer Records will open their doors for a place to stay warm, sign in, and use the bathrooms. The are sponsoring this run along with Charles and Teresa Sellers. Route will be from Coffee Records to the scenic White Water Park on the Ouachita River and back.

1st Renew SPA Pacer membership or sign up as SPA Pacer member. https://runsignup.com/Club/AR/HotSprings/SPAPacers
2nd Sign up for the Winter Series. https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/HotSprings/SpaPacerWinterSeries
3rd Receive email with secret code and register for the History of the Run if you plan to attend.
https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/Sheridan/HistoryontheRun5k

Jan
24
Fri
15th Annual Buffalo Headwaters Challenge @ Red Star School
Jan 24 – Jan 26 all-day
15th Annual Buffalo Headwaters Challenge @ Red Star School

Tickets on sale now!
Much more than just a ride. Be a part of the fabulous community of riders that make up NWA.

Included with your ticket:

2 nights of camping
Dinner Friday and Saturday night
Lunch Saturday – legendary grilled cheese & soup provided by BOC.
Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
Beer
DJ entertainment Friday night
Live music Saturday
Challenge Ride on the Buffalo Headwaters trail system
“Recovery” Gravel ride on Sunday morning to the Buffalo Outdoor Center. There will be a long and short route for the gravel peeps.

NEW THIS YEAR:
Non-riders are asked to purchase meals for $5 each.
NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
RV camping requires a paid reservation, spaces are limited. More details coming….

Jan
25
Sat
The Hurty Sandra @ Lake Sylvia
Jan 25 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
The Hurty Sandra @ Lake Sylvia

100 miles of gravel. 10,000 feet of elevation gain. Unsanctioned, unsupported, unmarked. Route and details to come. Stay tuned.

Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon @ Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center.
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon @ Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center. | Conway | Arkansas | United States

The Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon was born six years ago over breakfast as some of the members of Team Loco licked our wounds in the lobby of a hotel room in Memphis, TN. The St. Jude Marathon had been iced out and several of us were depending on that race to qualify for either Marathon Maniac or Half Fanatic status. After some pancakes and probably too much coffee, the idea for the Team Loco races was born. Surely we, a dedicated group of runners could put on a race that met the qualifying standards for the Maniacs and Fanatics. After lots of hustling and more than a little hand wringing, the inaugural Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon was held in January of 2014. Many Maniac, Fanatics and more importantly memories were made that day. What several of us thought might be a one off turned into an in demand race and last year the 4th Annual Team Loco races were held. This brings us to the point…and lets face it…me getting to the point is a big chore.

On January 25th, 2020 the Seventh Annual Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon will be held. The race will once again be held on the Tucker Creek Trail in Conway, Arkansas. However, the start will move to the Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center.

Jan
26
Sun
One Hour Track Run @ Pottsville High School
Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Description
Race hosted by the River Valley Runners
•Kicks off the 2019 Grand Prix Season!
•Run on a standard 400 meter track
•Grand Prix Championship Event
•Two separate heats to decrease track congestion
The first One Hour Track Run was held in 1983 as part of Grand Prix II. This run took place in Russellville at the Arkansas Tech University track. The One Hour Track Run was eliminated after one year as the Grand Prix was trimmed to a core of four races for most of the 1980’s. Later incarnations of a One Hour Track Run were located in El Dorado and later Camden, Arkansas, and were a Grand Prix staple in the 1990’s. After 1998, the One Hour Track Run ceased to be run until the Long Distance Running Committee decided to revive it as part of the 25th Running of the Grand Prix in 2006. Fittingly, the One Hour Track Run returned to Russellville for Grand Prix XXV, and was held at the Russellville High School Track.

The course is a standard, 400 meter track. Very Flat! Aid stations every 1/4 mile!

ONE HOUR TRACK RUN WILL BE AT Pottsville High School, Pottsville, AR

Feb
1
Sat
Freezin for a Reason 5K 10K @ John McConnell Stadium
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Freezin for a Reason 5K 10K @ John McConnell Stadium | Conway | Arkansas | United States

Freezin’ for a Reason is for runners and walkers of all abilities. We offer a 10K, 5K, and the Lap for life for families and their children to take one lap around the track to honor past and present patients of Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Children and strollers are welcome at all events.All participants registered by January 18, 2020 will receive a t-shirt. Event attendees can also enjoy free food and lots of free fun kids activities like bounce houses, face painting, games, and. more.

The Freezin’ for a Reason will take place February 1, 2020. The race will begin and end at the Conway High School West Campus, located at 2300 Prince Street in Conway, Arkansas. The 5k/10k will begin at 9 a.m.The Lap for Life will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.

River Trail 15K @ Burns Park Soccer Complex
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Race Info:

Date: February 1, 2020

Time: 9 am

Fee: $20

Arkansas’ fastest and most scenic 15K! 100% paved course travels along the Arkansas River, Old Rock Quarry, Burns Park and more.

Race hosted by the Arkansas RRCA
USATF Course Certification #AR15002DLP
2018 Winners were Brent Corbitt and Tia Stone
Chip Timing provided by Mac’s Race Timing Service
Proceeds benefit the Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Series
No T-shirt option allows you to cut $5 off the entry fee
Packet pickup will be Friday,Jan. 31, 2020 at Go! Running, 1819 Grant Street, Little Rock, from Noon – 6 PM.

Race Contact Info

 

White Rock Classic 50K
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Race Information: White Rock Classic 50K

  • No Fees, No frills, No WIMPS!
  • Race begins on Road 1003 (White Rock Mountain Road) just off Highway 23, about a mile north of the Mulberry River (near Cass).
  • Part of the 2016 – 2017 AURA Ultra Trail Series
  • There is no entry fee but a small donation to help cover costs would be appreciated.
  • Refreshments will be near the finish line starting at 1:00 pm
  • If doing the 50K and not confident of a 5:00PM finish you are welcome to start early. (study the map, you will be unsupported till the aid station volunteers get set up).
  • Please keep your own time and sign in at the top (past the aid station at the lookout) and at the finish to be included in the results.
  • You must sign out before leaving or you will be charges for search and rescue.
  • The 50K course runs to the top of White Rock Mountain, then retraces back to the start.
  • The course is run on well maintained forest road.
  • Aid is set up approximately every 5 – 6 miles.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If for some reason you plan to NOT to run back, you MUST plan ahead to arrange your own ride back to the start. No shuttling will be available.
  • Course Map
  • Course Elevation Profile, compliments of Jeff Genova – Thanks Jeff!
    Approximate cumulative elevation changes:
    Out/up: 3500′ total climb, 1900′ total descent
    Back/Down: 1900′ total climb and 3500′ total descent
  • This 50K is very challenging and not recommended for those who have not at least completed a marathon (or run 26 miles) recently. It is guaranteed to help work off those Christmas holiday pounds before the Valentine Candy arrives.
  • Cancellation Policy: We reserve the right to cancel the race due to inclement weather or unsafe road conditions. Both the condition/width of the roads and the snow height and ice will be taken into consideration when making the final decision. In other words, don’t go if the weather is bad! Remember this is for fun, fellowship and recreation. This race has been cancelled in the past due to bad weather.
  • Course closes by 5 pm. Early starts are accepted if you anticipate not completing the 50K under 8 hours. Note: There will be a few awards given–early starters are not eligible for awards.
  • Brought to you by Lisa Gunnoe, PoDog Vogler, and the Arkansas Ultra Running Association (AURA)
  • Questions: e-mail Lisa

Parking:

  • Parking at the start is limited.
  • If you can, park at the Turner Bend store–at the Mulberry River bridge on Highway 23 and carpool to the start.
  • If you park at the start pull over to the right as much as you possibly can. An ambulance must be able to get by you and they are wide.
  • All cars must park on same side of road, left/South.

Restrooms:

  • Please use the restrooms at the Turner Bend Store (please show gratitude by purchasing something).
  • There are no restrooms in the campground at the start. If you need to go, walk up the road, away from the campground, and leave no trace.
  • This has been a problem in the past and we may loose our permit so – LEAVE NO TRACE!!!

Course Records:

  • Male: Brian Hurley, 3:53:06 (2014)
  • Female: Chrissy Ferguson, 4:44:25 (1999)
  • Male (Brannon Cemetery start/finish): Cole Crosby, 3:53:55 (2012)
  • Female (Brannon Cemetery start/finish): Katie Helms, 5:14 (2012)

 

 

Feb
8
Sat
Run Bentonville Valentines 4K/8K @ Bentonville Square
Feb 8 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Grab your sweetie or come looking for love at the 5th race of the Run Bentonville Race Series. The race gives participants the opportunity to test themselves at the unique 4k or 8k distance. The event begins on the Downtown Square, winds through Memorial Park and finishes back on the Downtown Square near Walton’s 5-10. The race is also designed to be run with your sweetheart. Couples that register for the race together receive a discounted rate. In addition, every woman that crosses the finish line gets a carnation!

When: Saturday, February 8, 2020. Race starts at 7:30am

Where: Downtown Bentonville Square

*There will be NO race day registration*

4K RACE COURSE

8K RACE COURSE

Cost: $25 for individual and $40 per couple.  Couples are considered significant others. Couples must run the same race distance to receive discount and couple scoring.

All participants will receive a commemorative long sleeve shirt and age category winners will be awarded medals.

Packet pickup for the Valentines 4k/8K will be at the Downtown Activity Center on 215 SW A, Bentonville, AR 72712 on Feb 6th from 8am-8pm and Friday, Feb 7th from 8am-4:30pm.

***Race Series points awarded to 8k finishers ONLY***

Mississippi River Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K @ The Delta
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am
Mississippi River Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K @ The Delta | Lake Village | Arkansas | United States

ABOUT THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER MARATHON:

The Mississippi River Marathon offers the only marathon in the Mississippi Delta and a variety of opportunities that no other race in the world can offer. Our goal is first, for people across the nation, especially in the Delta communities, to get excited about healthy lifestyles by supporting and participating in our running events. Second, this marathon was created to help all children receive an excellent education by donating funds raised to the Washington County and Southeast Arkansas Community Foundations benefit local non-profits and organizations.

FULL MARATHON
Starts in Lake Village, AR, crosses the halfway point on the Mississippi River Bridge and finishes into Greenville, MS

MISSISSIPPI RIVER HALF MARATHON
Starts on the Mississippi River Bridge in Lake Village, AR and crosses over and finishes into Greenville, MS

DELTA DOUBLE HALF
Starts in Lake Village, AR with the full marathoners. The Arkansas Half Marathon will finish on the Mississippi River Bridge and ten feet beyond that will be the start to the Mississippi River Half Marathon. Created for those who might want to run to half marathons in two states on one day. 7 hour time limit for the Delta Double Half.

Please contact Race Director John Conner at mississippirivermarathon@gmail.com with any questions.

The Valentine’s Day 5K @ Bona Dea Trailhead
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Race History: The Valentine’s Day 5K dates back to the 1980’s when it was known as the “Serendipity Run”. 1994 marked the race’s first inclusion in the Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Series.

Course Description: The race starts at Arkansas Tech University, Tucker Gym.

Sweetheart Competition: A special feature of the Valentine’s Day 5K is the chance to team up with a sweetheart for additional prizes! Runners have the option of entering with their spouse in the Married Sweethearts Division, or teaming up with a “friend” in the Unmarried Sweethearts Division. The finishing times for the two Sweethearts will be added together to compete against other couples’ composite times. The Sweetheart competition is in additional to the male/female individual races and does not affect an individual’s time, placing, or award in the overall race.

Feb
15
Sat
Van Davis 5K @ Whittington Park
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The annual Van Davis Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run supports the National Park College Foundation by providing scholarships for current students. Strategically scheduled for six weeks into the new year, it gives everyone the opportunity to meet their new year’s health and fitness goals. Join us to make a difference for yourself and for the community.

Join us at Hot Springs’ Baseball Park (formerly known as Whittington Park).

Features of the Van Davis Memorial 5K:

  • Chip-timed
  • USATF-certified course.
  • Overall and Top-3 in each male and female age division awards.
  • Flat and fast course that runs through the nation’s first national park.
  • Kids Fun Run for children 10 years and younger.
  • Virtual Participant option for those that wish to support the event while staying in bed.

 


 

Feb
16
Sun
Northwoods Enduro @ Northwoods Trails
Feb 16 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Northwoods Enduro @ Northwoods Trails

**This is to Save The Date – Reg opening at a later date**

The Southern Enduro Tour (SET) visits Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma – offering the best variety of terrain in the midwest and creating a regional championship that is both challenging and fun for any mountain biker that is seeking a premium race experience. At the end of the season, the SET will crown competitors as the best all-around riders!

The second stop will be at Northwoods Trail in Hot Springs, Arkansas. This will be a fun weekend with the Wildcat Marathon happening on Saturday.

Do both Wildcat Marathon & Northwoods Enduro and qualify for King or Queen of Northwoods!

This stop is rated: Skill-8 | Fitness-8 | Gnar-5

This is a one day stop with 4-7 stages. The full schedule and course map will be released the week of the event detailing how many stages there will be.

As the Wildcat Marathon will be on Saturday pre-riding will be Saturday afternoon after that race and possibly Friday.

To keep our production quality high there will be a hard 200 rider limit. We will also offer a “Just Ride” category where participants can ride the enduro courses during Pre-Ride and after the race.

-Event Swag
-Custom number plate
-Professional chip timing powered by SPORTident with instant result print out and scoreboard
-Tasty meals & beverages provided on Race Day
-Medical support on-site
-Awesome Sponsors! $2,500 in raffle prizes for pre-registered racers
-On-site mechanical sponsor support from Revolution Bike Repair
-Top 5 PRO Podium Payouts
-Professional awards ceremony with top-notch awards from Re-Geared

Cash preferred | Zella and Venmo also excepted. We are able to accept credit cards with an additional fee if wifi is available.

Breakfast food & snacks | Remember to bring your breakfast food, snacks, special dietary foods, and anything specific for your pre and post-race needs.

Only Racers and Just Ride, with a number plate on, will be allowed on the event stages during Pre-Ride.

Timed Enduro Racers only, with a number plate on, on stages during the race on Sunday.

Racing Age | What your age will be on 12/31/20

SET Race Waiver | Must be signed by all participants on-site and anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent present with them at Check In to sign the waiver.

​​​​​​​Participants will register for the category they will remain in for the series to qualify for Overalls. You cannot change categories after the second stop and you must notify April at april@slaughtertrailguides.com if you are changing your category.

To qualify for Overalls you must race (in the same category) and complete 5 of the 6 SET races. You must finish all stages (both days) entirely to get a race result. Just Riding does not count towards series points.

SET Rules can be reviewed at https://www.slaughtertrailguides.com/southern-enduro-tour

These are rain or shine events except under extreme circumstances. The refund and transfer policy is case by case. We prefer not to offer refunds, but we will allow racers to transfer registration to another rider or a later race within the same season if notified within a reasonable time frame prior to race.

Run the Line Half Marathon @ Downtown Texarkana
Feb 16 @ 7:30 am
Run the Line Half Marathon @ Downtown Texarkana | Texarkana | Texas | United States

Run the Line is your unique opportunity to run a single race that not only takes place in two states but that actually includes a portion where you run right down the state line. The course map is on RunSignUp along with the elevation map.

Distance: 13.1 Miles  Water Stops: 8  Hills: One large hill (Arkansas Boulevard) and many short inclines in the second half of the race. Single loop course.  After an exciting shotgun start in downtown Texarkana, Texas, runners pour across the state line into Arkansas and down a long, one mile gradual stretch downhill. The course then turns north onto the beautiful Nix Creek Trail, one of several trail projects this race raises money to create and maintain. After 2.5 miles on the trail the course winds through pretty Texarkana, Arkansas neighborhoods before heading up the biggest and longest hill on the course and across the state line back into Texarkana, Texas. After reaching the halfway point (and the handoff for 2-person relay team participants), the course heads toward Spring Lake Park where funds from this race helped create: the Phillip McDougal Trail. Then the course winds up and down several small hills through neighborhoods south of the park before heading toward downtown. Runners will then experience some of the older Texarkana neighborhoods and stately homes as the race heads for home. Less than a mile from the finish the course finally hits State Line Avenue and runners will have a chance to run right down the state line between Texas and Arkansas. After rounding the courthouse, the course veers back into Arkansas and the finish line festivities at 3rd & Wood Streets!

Feb
22
Sat
Styx n’Stones Trail Run @ Devils Den State Park
Feb 22 @ 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:

Hazel Valley Ranch Grand Prix @ Hazel Valley Ranch
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hazel Valley Ranch Grand Prix @ Hazel Valley Ranch

About 55 miles of challenging gravel roads. About 4-6 hours of saddle love.

Several 30+ minute climbs with an incredible view atop White Rock Mountain.

This IS a ride. NOT a race. IT IS AN ADVENTURE!

You are responsible for any mechanical issues you might encounter.

You are responsible for doing your homework on the route. OCA will provide a cue sheet.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN WELL-BEING.

You are responsible for having fun!

TOP OF THE ROCK, official ride pit stop (aid station) is on White Rock Mountain.

The ride will start & end at Hazel Valley Ranch 16330 Olive Road Fayetteville, AR 72703.

We will have awesome chili & “recovery” beverages waiting for you. Thanks to Hazel Valley Ranch!

Creative will have a super cool award for those who complete the entire route!

All riders must sign a waiver.

COST??? FREE!!! There will be a tip jar and event shirts for sale to help offset costs.

 

THE 2 RULES

1. You must complete the entire HVGP Loop to receive award.

2. You must prove your achievement via STRAVA or other GPS device to receive award.

The Beat Goes On 5K
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Beat Goes On 5K

“The Beat Goes On” 5K Run/Walk is an event presented by the Saline Memorial Health Foundation and SMH Heart and Vascular Services. All proceeds will benefit the SMH Foundation Cardiac Assistance Fund, which supports cardiac care in Saline County. The funds will be used to support cardiac needs in our community such as assisting patients with cardiac medication expenses and adding new technology.

The 5K Run/Walk course will start and finish at Saline Memorial Hospital. Registration and post-race refreshments will be located inside. It is recommended that runners start up front and walkers line-up in back.

The Saline Memorial Health Foundation and Everett Buick GMC are ready for the 8th annual The Beat Goes On 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 24. Proceeds from the event will fund CPR equipment and education for all Saline County schools—ensuring all graduating students are CPR trained.

The Beat Goes On 5K (3.1 miles), which is a certified course, will start at SMH and will take participants through downtown Benton. This is a chip timed race. Online registration is available at www.SalineMemorial.org or participants can download a registration form on arkansasrunner.com. Pre-registration is $20 or $25 the day of the event. Included in the registration fee is a long-sleeved race t-shirt.

START TIME: 9:00am CST
END TIME: 11:00am CST
PRICE: $20.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee
REGISTRATION: Registration ends February 22, 2018 at 11:59pm CST
Feb
23
Sun
Crossroads Classic Road Race @ Stone Links Club House
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Crossroads Classic Road Race @ Stone Links Club House | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Crosswinds Road Race is a great year-opening race that will test your winter training and readiness for the 2020 season. This is a regionally attended event, so you will get to race against lots of different racers.

The course is 12.8 miles of super flat & super fast consisting of several highways. The course will have traffic control by County Sheriff Deputies and assigned Corner Marshalls.

There will be prizes, primes & payouts. All categories, Jr Men & Women – Cat 1 men & women will be represented.

Crosswinds is a USA Cycling sanctioned event, so, a one-day or annual license is required.

Entry Fee: Juniors $15  Adults $45 online & $55 onsite

License Fee: One-day = $10  Annual = $80

Walk for Wheezy @ Cabot High School
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Walk for Wheezy is a non-profit organization created with the sole purpose of raising funds and awareness for Arkansas Children’s Hospital during a community-wide event all in memory of Eloise Ann Owen.”

About Walk For Wheezy

We have been able to raise an estimated $180,000 for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Cardio Vascular Intensive Care Unit.
Walk for Wheezy is for community members of all ages and abilities. The sole purpose of W4W is to raise funds and awareness for Arkansas Children’s Hospital Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) in memory of Eloise “Wheezy” Ann Owen.

All participants registered by February 9, 2020 will receive a t-shirt with their ticket. Event attendees can also enjoy food and lots of free fun kids activities like bounce houses, craft station, games, and more.

Walk for Wheezy will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The event is located at the Cabot High School Panther Stadium and will begin at 2 p.m.

Feb
28
Fri
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail 100M | 100K @ Mountain Harbor
Feb 28 – Mar 1 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.

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.

Friday, February 28th

1:00-4:30 PM – 100 Mile (&100K Early) Runner Check In – East Cove Pavilion

4:30 PM – 100 Mile Mandatory Pre Race Meeting – East Cove Pavilion

5:00 PM – 100 Mile Race Start – East Cove Pavilion

Saturday, February 29th

4:45-5:45 AM – 100k Runner Check In – East Cove Pavilion

5:45 AM – 100k Mandatory Pre Race Meeting – East Cove Pavilion

6:00 AM – 100k Race Start – East Cove Pavilion

Sunday, March 1st

10:00 AM – Awards Brunch – Mountain Harbor East Cove Conference Center

 

Feb
29
Sat
Little Rock Marathon @ Downtown Little Rock
Feb 29 – Mar 1 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 18th Annual Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Little Rockers Kids Marathon on February 29th-March 1st 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

Mar
7
Sat
Ozark Highlands 50K Endurance Run @ Norfork River Resort - The McCumber Family Business
Mar 7 @ 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

Run Bentonville Irish 5K/10K @ Bentonville Square
Mar 7 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Irish 5K/10K

The luck of the Irish will be on your at the 6th race of the Run Bentonville Race Series. The race gives participants the opportunity to test themselves at either the 5k or 10k distance. The event begins and ends at the Bentonville Community Center.

Online registration is currently closed. However you can still register in person at packet pickup. 

When: Saturday, March 7th, 2020. Race starts at 7:00am.

Where: Bentonville Community Center (1101 SW Citizens Circle)

*There will be NO race day registration*

Cost: $25 for either the 5k or the 10K

All participants will receive a commemorative shirt and age category winners will be awarded medals.

You can register in person at packet pick-up.

Packet pickup for the Irish 5k/10k will be at the Downtown Activity Center on 215 SW A, Bentonville, AR 72712 on March 5th from 8am-8pm and Friday, March 6th from 8am-4:30pm.

***Race Series points awarded to 10k finishers ONLY***

Chase Race and Paws 2M/1M @ Simon Park
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

CHASE RACE 2-MILE is an AR Grand Prix Championship Race. We believe it is the best 2-MILE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE ever. Walkers and slower runners yield to faster runners on the course.  All participants will be directed to the right side of the course streets. No dogs in this one please!  The course is certified by USATF and disposable chip timing with S/F mats will be provided.

PAWS RACE 1-Mile event is for participants who want to run or walk with their leashed dog/pet. It is a fun event for dogs/pets of all breeds, ages and sizes!  The course will be gun timed (no start mat).

Both events start and finish at Simon Park, 805 Front Street, Conway, AR.
OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
1) Best Pet Costume Contest. Judging and winners will be determined during the 1-Mile race.
2) Conway Animal Shelter will have pets available for adoption.
C o u r s e s: The 2M & PAWS 1M courses are out & back, flat and fast with excellent traffic control & aid station. An experienced team of organizers will make the event exciting and fun. Restrooms will be available.  See you at the start line March 9!  Participants of all abilities, ” ON YOUR MARK”!R u n n e r a m e n i t i e s: Each Participant will receive a 100% Poly Unisex souvenir T-Shirt. To be guaranteed a T-shirt of your size, you must register before FEBRUARY 20, 2019. Participants will also receive an awesome “goodie” bag and will be eligible for fabulous door prizes. Each finisher will receive an unique Chase Race medal.

Race results will be posted on Mac’s Race Timing, AR RRCA, Arkansas Runner and www.chaserace. info.

REFRESHMENTS: Various drinks, donuts, pizza, hot dogs, and other refreshments will be available for participants and family on race day.
P a c k e t p i c k – u p: Sporty Runner, 1016 Van Ronkle, Conway, 501-328-9255, Friday, March 8th, 12 Noon– 6:00 pm. On race day, packets will be available at Simon Park from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m.
Directions to the Race: Take I-40 to Exit 127, west on Hwy 64 (Oak St) approx. 1mile to Front St., left (south) on Front, Simon Park is on right. Parking is available at various lots 1-2 blocks away.
AWARDS: The awards ceremony will be at Simon Park Pavilion following the races. A total of 239 awards will be presented during the event!  Please be patient and courteous to all award recipients. With this many awards, some will be getting personal recognition for the first time and all takes time.  If you need to leave early, please have someone pick up your award or it will be available at Sporty Runner the following week. No awards will be available prior to the official awards ceremony.  Thanks in advance for being patient and understanding.

C H A S E RACE 2-MILE ( 204 Aw a r d s )
1st three male/female finishers:
Overall
Masters (40+ age group)
Grand Masters (50+ age group)
Senior Masters (60+ age group)
Age Groups:
Male & Female 1st five finishers in each of the following age groups:  6 & Under, 7-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 & 80 & Over.
Male & Female 1st three finishers in each of the following age groups:
No duplication of awards.

Walkers are encouraged to participate in the 2- Mile Race

Awards to 1st Five Male/Female finishers.  Awarded at finish line.  Please remember, one foot must be touching the pavement at all times.

Paws Race 1-Mile ( 30 Awards): First 15 male/ female finishers.
Awarded at finish line.

Pets Best Costume Contest ( 3 Awards ):  Top 5 as determined by the Judges!! Pets must participate in the 1 Mile race to be eligible for an award. Winners will be chosen during the race.

 

 

 

Mar
15
Sun
2020 Sustainable Trails Conference – Bentonville, AR @ Bentonville, Arkansas
Mar 15 – Mar 21 all-day
2020 Sustainable Trails Conference - Bentonville, AR @ Bentonville, Arkansas | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

The Sustainable Trails Conference is heading to Bentonville, AR in 2020 to offer the absolute, must-attend gathering for anyone involved in the trails industry. If you or your organization is involved in trail planning and design, construction, and maintenance, or fundraising, marketing and management, this conference provides access to the world’s highest quality trail professionals – those like you who have made a passion for trails into a life’s work.

With multiple 1- and 2-day hands-on workshops, collaborative education sessions, trail-focused vendors, equipment testing, and a new job fair, this year’s Sustainable Trails Conference is set up to provide the knowledge, skills, and professional networking to help you and PTBA achieve the mission of continually improving the trails industry.

March 17 – 19 – Core Conference
March 15-16 & March 19-21 –
Workshops (optional)

Registration will open in October 2019.

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