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.

 

Apr
27
Sat
Buffalo River Biathlon -Trail Marathon Half Marathon @ Buffalo National River - Highway 14 Bridge
Apr 27 all-day
Buffalo River Biathlon -Trail Marathon Half Marathon @ Buffalo National River - Highway 14 Bridge | Yellville | Arkansas | United States

The Buffalo River Biathlon is both a trail run and run/kayak biathlon weekend extravaganza!

The trail run consists of a TRAIL MARATHON and a TRAIL HALF MARATHON along the Buffalo River Trail.   Taking place on Saturday the half is an out and back between Dillard’s Ferry and Spring Creek.  The Marathon passes over the Spring Creek Rd. and continues through the South Maumee section for another 2 miles and is also an out and back.

The BIATHLON is a 6.8 mile trail run on the Buffalo River Trail from Dillard’s Ferry to Spring Creek followed by a 4.6 mile canoe/kayak race from Spring Creek back to Dillard’s Ferry taking place on Sunday.  Biathlon participants my bring their own kayaks or rent.  Either option is available through registration.  Those who rent will find their vessel waiting for them at the transition area tagged with a number corresponding to their bibs.  All fees have been built into the registration pricing.

Additionally, the night of Saturday the 27th, there will be packet pick up, a dinner, and live music at Buffalo Point!  The Mellow Mountain Band will again grace us with their sweet sound.

Saturday – Trail Marathon & Trail Half Marathon
Sunday – Trail Run / Kayak Biatholon (Individual, Tandem or Relay)

Panther Prowl 5K @ Pulaski Height Middle School
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Fun, but challenging 5K through the rolling and scenic hills of Hillcrest! Be Strong. Be a Panther! Pulaski Heights Middle School PTSA is hosting the Fourth Annual Panther Prowl 5K run on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 8AM. The race will start at Pulaski Heights Middle School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

All proceeds go to PHMS PTSA to support technology needs, literacy, and grounds improvement.
Country Twitty Bike Ride
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Country Twitty Bike Ride

About this Event

A Part of Delta Roots Country Festival

FEE: $10/person. Students are free.

Registration/Checkin @ 8:30 am.

Ride begins at 9.

There will be a 30 minute rest stop at Storm Creek with refreshments and music.

England-Keo Lions Club Mini Fondo @ First Baptist Church
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This Mini Fondo is a small C group ride limited to 40 participants. You’ll ride 25 miles through rich Delta farmland with lunch at Geautreauxs. Contact Larry Cyr larry.cyr@aacet.net

Apr
28
Sun
Buffalo River Biathlon @ Buffalo National River - Highway 14 Bridge
Apr 28 all-day
Buffalo River Biathlon @ Buffalo National River - Highway 14 Bridge | Yellville | Arkansas | United States

The Buffalo River Biathlon is both a trail run and run/kayak biathlon weekend extravaganza!

The trail run consists of a TRAIL MARATHON and a TRAIL HALF MARATHON along the Buffalo River Trail.   Taking place on Saturday the half is an out and back between Dillard’s Ferry and Spring Creek.  The Marathon passes over the Spring Creek Rd. and continues through the South Maumee section for another 2 miles and is also an out and back.

The BIATHLON is a 6.8 mile trail run on the Buffalo River Trail from Dillard’s Ferry to Spring Creek followed by a 4.6 mile canoe/kayak race from Spring Creek back to Dillard’s Ferry taking place on Sunday.  Biathlon participants my bring their own kayaks or rent.  Either option is available through registration.  Those who rent will find their vessel waiting for them at the transition area tagged with a number corresponding to their bibs.  All fees have been built into the registration pricing.

Additionally, the night of Saturday the 27th, there will be packet pick up, a dinner, and live music at Buffalo Point!  The Mellow Mountain Band will again grace us with their sweet sound.

Saturday – Trail Marathon & Trail Half Marathon
Sunday – Trail Run / Kayak Biatholon (Individual, Tandem or Relay)

NWA Spring Classic Road Race @ Prairie Grove Intermediate School
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

NWA Spring Classic Road Race

Sunday April 28, 2019

The Fayetteville Wheelmen cycling team supports riders and racers of all levels. We hope that you will join us to not only race your bike, but also to help support the advancement of cycling in NW Arkansas.

The NWA Spring Classic Road Race is part of the USA Cycling Road Development Race Series. Separate awards will be given to Junior Men and Women riders from ages 10-18. See event info for specific racing categories.

PLEASE NOTE: All junior-age riders (18 years of age or younger) are required to have junior gearing. See this link for more information.

Little Rock Bike Crawl @ Clinton Presidential Center
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Little Rock Bike Crawl @ Clinton Presidential Center

The ride will depart from Clinton Library and our FIRST brewery stop will be Stone’s Throw Brewing. We will ride about 6 miles in total. You must wear a helmet, bring your DL and payment for beverages & snacks. This is a no-drop ride. Average speed last year was 7 mph

May
3
Fri
MacArthur Park 5K @ MacArthur Park
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

macarthur park

The MacArthur Park 5K is an annual race in downtown Little Rock coordinated by the MacArthur Park Group, Little Rock Parks & Recreation and Downtown Little Rock Partnership. (macarthurparklr.com) The 3.1 mile race (5K) begins from the North Lawn (9th Street) of MacArthur Park in front of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. The MacArthur Park 5K is held each year in May. Proceeds from the race are used to support projects in the park.

Event Details and Schedule
Packet pick up and registration is from 5 p.m.- 6:45p.m. on Friday, May 4 in the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History (upstairs). You will receive your t-shirt, bib and chip. The race will begin promptly at 7 p.m. This race is timed using chip timing. Each chip must be returned to the race organizers once you cross the finish line.

May
4
Sat
Joe Martin Gran Fondo @ Walker Park
May 4 – May 5 all-day
Joe Martin Gran Fondo @ Walker Park | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

What is the Joe Martin Gran Fondo?

The Joe Martin Gran Fondo will consist of five new road courses and two gravel grinder courses.

What are the road courses like in 2019?

  • A 13-mile option.  Lucky 13
  • 25, 55, 66 and 85 mile options
  • See Course Link for more info.

What are the gravel grinder courses like in 2019?

  • A 38 and 44 mile options.
  • See Course Link for more info

What does the registration fee include?

  • Cotton t-shirt
  • Unique, one-of-a-kind finisher medal
  • Post-ride meal and beverages for all participants
  • Fun aid stations on the course
  • Free drawing for prizes
  • Goody bag with LOTS of sponsor’s products and services which include:

Important GRAN FONDO Details

Race Day Packet Pickup & Parking

  • Saturday 6:00am – 7:30am.
  • Start Location – Walker Park, Fayetteville, Arkansas. https://goo.gl/maps/UqjWGUsW5Ez
  • Finish Line – same area as above

Aid Station Information

  • The 55, 65 and 85 courses will have aid stations every 15 miles.
  • The 25 mile course will have one at the half-way point.
  • The Lucky 13…we’ll be waiting with cold beverages at the finish line!
  • Gravel Grinders.  Mid-way points

Natural State Tree Climbing Championship 2019 @ MacArthur Park
May 4 – May 5 all-day
Natural State Tree Climbing Championship 2019 @ MacArthur Park

Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC) is pleased to host the competition, Natural State Tree Climbing Championship (NSTCC), which will be held May 4-5 at MacArthur Park, Little Rock, AR. NSTCC is AUFC’s 2nd annual competition where climbers of all skill levels can learn the latest in safety and climbing techniques and have their professional skills tested. Registration is open on Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/natural-state-tree-climbing-championship-2019-tickets-56948365093 .
Spectators are welcome to attend our family-friendly event for free. Bring your lawn chairs and watch amazing tree care professionals compete in the tops of the trees!
Preliminary Events: Saturday – test competitors’ skills (begins at 7:00 AM CST)
Master’s Challenge: Sunday – highest-scoring competitors compete in the Master’s Challenge (begins at 9:00 AM CST)
Competitions: Throwline, Open Ascent, Work Climb, Aerial Rescue, Master’s Challenge
Competitors’ Registration: $100. Competitors must complete and submit a Competitor Registration Form to AUFC with cc to David Raines. The $100 registration fee may be paid online on Eventbrite (click on Tickets) or by check made payable to AUFC.
Deadline: Registration will be closed after April 19 or when there are 40 registrants.
http://arkansastrees.org/natural-state-tree-climbing-championship/

6th Annual Ride Like a Mountain Man @ Sulphur Creek Outfitters LLC
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
6th Annual Ride Like a Mountain Man @ Sulphur Creek Outfitters LLC | Heber Springs | Arkansas | United States

The 7th annual Ride Like a Mountain Man happens May 4th, 2019 in conjunction with Springfest in Heber Springs. This road ride evolves every year to meet the challenge and 2018 is no exception with 3 different road routes (asphalt) to choose from to satisfy any age, gender or riding difficulty. . The 55-mile route around Greers Ferry Lake and the 20-mile route through and around Heber Springs are essentially unchanged from the 2017 route. There is an added 10-mile ride for beginners or those just wanting a more laid back ride. All participants including the Spirit Rider receive admission to the spaghetti dinner and kids rodeo and also receive a tee shirt, goody bag with valuable discounts and items. Finishers receive a unique finishers pin/medal. Registration is now open with significant incentive to register early. Register by April 28th to be guaranteed a classic RLAMM tee shirt and receive a discount on the event. Discounts are also available to Seniors (60+), tandem riders, veterans, students and disabled participants. Online registration is quick and easy at https://www.bikereg.com/rlamm or register at Sulphur Creek Outfitters, 625 So 7th, Heber Springs during business hours. Of course, you can download, print and complete the registration form here and mail it with payment to Greers Ferry Lake Trails Council, PO Box 74, Heber Springs, AR 72543.
No refunds.
Visit https://www.bikereg.com/rlamm or Call Jay at 501.250.4099.
The start and finish line is at Sulphur Creek Outfitters, 620 So 7th St, Heber Springs. y  Late registration is available here and packets can be picked up at this event or before 7 a.m. on the day of the ride. No registrations can be made after 7 a.m. on the day of the ride. After the ride, a buffet is available from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m.

Christ the King Rexfest 5K and Fun Run @ Christ the King
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Time and Place

The 5K race will start at 8:00 a.m. followed shortly by the 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  The race will begin at Christ the King Ministries Building parking lot located on the corner of N. Rodney Parham Road and Pleasant Forest Road, Little Rock, AR 72212. Look for the Fleet Feet arch.  NEW!  Timing chips will be used for both the 5K and Fun Run!  Chip pick up begins at 7:00 a.m. The course will include two water/Gatorade stops.

Registration and Packet Pick-Up

Registration and Packet Pick-Up will be held Friday, May 3, 2019 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Safe Room of Christ the King Catholic School. Packets may also be picked up the day of the race from 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. at the Fleet Feet arch or in the Eckert Center if it is raining. Chip pick up begins at 7:00 a.m. on Race Day.

Virtual Runners

Virtual Runners will receive a t-shirt only, no packet. T-shirts should be picked up during Packet Pick-Up times.

Download the race registration form at ctkrexfest.org for more information including awards information and course maps!

Tour de Hoot 25, 60, 100 Mile Ride
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Each registered participant will receive a swag bag that will include Tour de Hoot socks. There will be indoor and outdoor camping available, as well as showers after the event.

All proceeds from this event directly support the Boys and Girls Club of McGehee, AR.  The club serves between 110 – 130 children per day during the school year and between 75 – 100 per day during the summer.  The Boys and Girls Club of McGehee offers turoring programs to help members with homework as well as after school snack programs and a summer feeding program to provide kids with hot and healthy meals during the summer.  Through educational programs, community outreach, sports and athletic activities, and feeding programs, The Boys and Girls Club of McGehee reaches well over 800 youth annually.

Tour de Toad 2019 @ Conway Municipal Airport
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tour de Toad 2019 @ Conway Municipal Airport | Conway | Arkansas | United States

The 12th Annual Tour de Toad Charity Bike Ride will be here before you know it! Join us on Saturday, May 4 at 11 am at the Conway Municipal Airport to take part in a fun, family-friendly bike ride!

Tour de Toad is the official cycling event of Toad Suck Daze, and cyclists who complete both Tour de Toad and the 2019 Kiwanis Toad Suck Daze 5k/10k will receive a commemorative IRON TOAD medal!

Choose from 3 routes: the 10-Mile Family Ride ($30/person), the 20-Mile Intermediate Ride($50/person), or the 40-Mile “Feels Like a Half-Century” Ride ($50/person). Please note: the 40-Mile route has plenty of hills, and is guaranteed to provide a great challenge for experienced cyclists just like a normal half-century route!

This year’s ticket prices include an event t-shirt and a sandwich from Whole Hog BBQ in Conway (vegetarian option available). Make sure to register by 11:59 pm on April 12th in order to be guaranteed a t-shirt!

Not a cyclist? Can’t make the day of the event? Register as a Virtual Rider for $25 and receive our event t-shirt as thanks for your support of Tour de Toad and Literacy Action! Please feel free to share and donate to our Crowdrise campaign here: https://www.crowdrise.com/12th-annual-tour-de-toad-and-iron-toad-charity-bike-ride1

All proceeds from Tour de Toad 2019 benefit Literacy Action of Central Arkansas, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Thank you so much for your support of adult literacy in central Arkansas! We look forward to seeing you at Tour de Toad 2019!

May
5
Sun
Square to Square Marathon @ Bentonville Square
May 5 @ 6:30 am – 2:30 pm

Born on a napkin in the Bentonville Sushi House in 2013; it was an alternative to an official marathon when a group of runners could not get their schedules to jive.
The first Square 2 Square (S2S) was run in May of 2013.

This is a FREE & UNSUPPORTED runners run.

Runners take full responsibility for their health and welfare before, during and after the run.

For more information visit www.s2smarathon.com

May
11
Sat
Super Heroes for Autism 5K @ Corner of Darby Ave/Ellis St in Chaffee Crossing
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Superheroes for Autism

**5K is USATF Certified**

Developmental Wings will host the Super Heroes for Autism 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run on May 11, 2019. This is a great excuse to dress up as your favorite super hero and raise money for our programs.

Early Registration is available now through April 12th and guarantees a t-shirt for each participant. Late registration is available April 13th through May 10th.

The race will start at 8:00 a.m. downtown at the Riverfront Amphitheater. Race day registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. We will offer early packet pick-up on May 10th from 5-7 pm at Creekmore park. There will be medals for the top male and female finishers and age group awards. There will also be prizes for best costume in individual male and female (adult and children) categories and prizes for the best “TEAM” costume!

Women Can Run Arkansas 5K @ Conway High School West
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Women Run Arkansas Running Club, an RRCA organization, was formed in 2000 in response to the need for a statewide women’s running and walking club.

The mission of WRA is to address the special needs of women’s fitness, while promoting health and fitness through running and walking.

 

Women Can Run/Walk 5K

Saturday, May 11, 2019 
8:00 am
Conway High School West
Conway, Arkansas

Packet Pick-Up

  • The Sporty Runner 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Thursday May 9th
  • The Sporty Runner 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Friday May 10th
  • Race Day 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m Saturday May 11th

Timing chips (B-tags) are attached to bib and DO NOT need to be removed!  Attach bib to front of shirt and you are good to go!

After the race hang around for the awards presentation, door prizes and a raffle drawing to win an Apple iPad or shopping spree at The Sporty Runner. Raffle tickets are available in the online store or may be purchased during packet pickup.

Race entries and Raffle tickets are non refundable

 

Kendrick Fincher Hydration Celebration @ Pinnacle Hills Promenade
May 11 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Kendrick Fincher Hydration Celebration @ Pinnacle Hills Promenade
Saturday | May 11 | Pinnacle Hills Promenade

6:30 am                5K Same-Day Registration and Packet Pick-up* OPEN
7:25 am                5K Line-up
7:30 am                5K START
7:45 am                Toddler Trot | ½ Mile and 1 Mile Runs Same-Day Registration and Packet Pick-up* OPEN
8:30 am                5K Awards
8:45 am                Toddler Trot START
9:00 am                Youth Run Program START – students grades K – 8th
10:00 am               EVENT CLOSE

65 Roses Tour @ Searcy
May 11 @ 8:00 am
65 Roses Tour @ Searcy | Searcy | Arkansas | United States

 

“This was one of the best-supported rides I’ve been on and loved the route. I registered a few days after the deadline and still was able to get a t-shirt (a big deal to most participants).”

“This was not only an excellent course, but the local law enforcement and volunteer involvement were outstanding. I have done many event rides, and this was one of the best. Great job.”
ROUTE MAP LINKS

65 Mile Strava Route 

50 Mile Strava Route

35 Mile Strava Route
Family Fun Ride – 10 Miles:  All riders must wear a helmet.  The kids will have a police bike escort throughout the course and parents are welcome to ride with their children.  T-shirts will be available on a limited basis.  Our young riders will have a rest stop along the route.  Food/Refreshments upon return to Spring Park.  Here is the link for the 10-mile directions: https://goo.gl/COi41F

Please note when you register that your registration fee is a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is not refundable.

In the event of light rain, we will continue as planned.
In the event of heavy rain, we will delay start for one hour.
In the event of lightning or other weather conditions that could be potentially dangerous to our cyclists and/or volunteers, we will postpone one hour. However, if inclement weather persists, the ride will be canceled.

Your registration fee includes an event t-shirt and lunch after the finish!

You may Check-In/Register the day of the event at Spring Park in Searcy before 7:15 am.
Spring Park Map

We are so grateful that you have chosen to participate in our tour. We are working hard to ensure your safety and enjoyment. See you May 13th!

DC Wonder Woman Run Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
DC Wonder Woman Run Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center

CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES!

Get your cape on and join your fellow Super Heroes when you run or walk the Little Rock DC Wonder Woman™ 5K or 10K! Experience heroic race course entertainment, earn the stunning DC Wonder Woman finisher’s medal and celebrate with your fellow superheroes at the post-race party!

*More questions regarding adjustments to your personal registration can be found on your city’s registration page

RACE REGISTRATION INCLUDES
  • Race Kit (see kit options below)
  • DC Wonder Woman Run finisher’s medal
  • Commemorative race bib and chip timing
  • Professional race photos – Free to download and share
  • Post-race party!
PACKET PICK UP
  • Friday, May 10th 12PM – 6PM
  • 1200 President Clinton Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201
RACE DATE AND START TIME
  • Saturday, May 11th 8AM
  • William J. Clinton Presidential Center
  • 1200 President Clinton Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201
  • *Times are subject to change
Mount Magazine Trail Fun Run @ Mount Magazine State Park
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mount Magazine Trail Fun Run @ Mount Magazine State Park | Paris | Arkansas | United States

Mount Magazine Trail Run

Come join us for the Mount Magazine Trail Run. We’ll start just north of the visitor center (see map below), and hit almost every trail in the park, along with a portion of the Cove Lake Trail.  The run will be approximately 18 miles, with a trip to the base of the mountain, via the Cove Lake Trail, and back to the top.

Mount Magazine is home to magnificent bluffs which make for breathtaking scenery, provide spectacular views, and make it popular for hang gliders and climbers alike. Magazine also offers numerous trails for hiking atop the mountain and into the valley below. It’s now time to enjoy those trails as runners.

For those wishing to participate but not able to do 18 miles, there will be “bail-out” options.

This is a fun run and there are no entry fees or advance applications required.  However, please contact PT if you intend to run–so we know how many runners to prepare for.  Food will be provided after the run.  Please carpool if possible, as this will help with parking.

Directions:
Mount Magazine State Park is located on Scenic Highway 309 approximately 17 miles south of Paris; or from Danville, travel nine miles west on Highway 10 to Havana, then go 10 miles north on Scenic Highway 309. Please arrive early enough to check in at Greenfield Pavilion – across the highway from the visitor center.

Wonder Woman Run Series
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Gear up in the best DC Wonder Woman Run gear you can get your hands on! Pre-order it while you are registering or pick up a few items during packet pickup. We will have the finest selection of Wonder Woman running clothing, jewelry, and gifts.

 

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

• Professional photos & video—free to download and share!• DC Wonder Woman™ Race Kit (women’s cut tech tank or unisex tech shirt, commemorative tote bag, and wrist cuffs)
• Commemorative race bib & chip timing
• DC Wonder Woman finisher’s medal
• Heroic race course experience
• An amazing post-race party

May
18
Sat
Eureka Springs Enduro @ Lake Leatherwood
May 18 – May 19 all-day
Eureka Springs Enduro @ Lake Leatherwood

REGISTER
(OPENS 3.25.19)

The 2019 Eureka Springs Enduro will be a weekend of stoke and action! More fun to come in 2019 with a fresh urban stage starting at the Crescent Hotel! This enduro is happening on May 18-19th, 2019. We’ll utilize the new trails at Passion Play, DH trails at Lake Leatherwood, some brand new lines created for the event, and a downtown urban stage!

Entry Includes:

  • Full supported race over two days with 10-12 unique stages.
  • The Urban stage. Truly a unique experience. Ride the first of its kind!
  • Two racer meals compliments of Cycle OG.
  • Full mechanical support thanks to Phat Tire Bike Shop.
  • Medical support during the race and dedicated practice times.
  • Race day shuttle for amateur racers (pro and EWS classes will only get 1 shuttle.
  • Hydration support and riders lounge thanks to Monster Energy.
  • A timing system for instant results and 100th of a second accuracy.
  • Professionally marked course with arrows and tape.
  • Cold adult beverages in marked areas. 21+ only.
  • AID stations and lunch mid-race both days.
  • Over $5000 in cash and prizes.
  • Professional awards ceremony.
  • Music and festivities
  • AES event swag.

FULL FACE AND KNEE PADS MANDATORY

Full face and knee pads are mandatory at this event. No exceptions. We highly suggest elbow pads as well. Phat Tire and Mojo Cycling have full faces in stock. Mojo is offering registered riders 10% off a full face and knee pads. Phat Tire will also have full faces for sale on site. Riding within your limit is essential.

Raptor Cycling Relay @ Fayetteville
May 18 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 pm

Race Across Peaks of The Ozarks Cycling Relay aka the R.A.P.T.O.R.

The event consists of 4-person relay, 2-person relay and Solo divisions based upon a four-criteria handicapping system…USA Cycling road category, Age, Gender, and Weight. You are going to geek out on the combinations to put the best team on the course.

Registration is now open and for this first year, we want to offer you and your mates a discount (codes expire on January 31):
• 4-person is $100 off, use code – “4personcoupon”
• 2-person is $50 off, use code – “twoperson”
• Solo division is $25 off, use code – “solocoupon”

Handicap system for each division and other event details can be found at the event website – https://runsignup.com/…/…/Fayetteville/RAPTORAdventureSeries

Register Now – https://www.bikereg.com/raptor-cycling-relay And don’t forget to use the coupon code!

Amenities will include:
• Fleece Hoodie
• Pre-race meal and beverages the night before
• Continental Breakfast on race morning
• Beer and Barbeque at the finish
• Finisher award
• Giveaway prizes
• Bragging rights if you win!

How many times do you get to do something completely different on the bike…this is your chance!

Raptor

Arvest Little Rock Gran Fondo @ Downtown
May 18 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Arvest Little Rock Gran Fondo @ Downtown | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Little Rock Gran Fondo

A premium road cycling event for enthusiasts and racers alike.
A bit more adventurous and spirited than your normal T-shirt ride and with much higher level amenities.
Wear your best kit, ride your best equipment. It’s going to be a big day.
Our Gran Fondo finishes with a great meal and celebration with your fellow cyclists.

The Catsmacker @ Lake Sylvia
May 18 @ 7:00 am

The 2019 Catsmacker
and Kitty Tickler fun run

New this year for the Catsmacker: This is now a PAID RACE. Use this link to REGISTER

Camp Ouachita
Saturday, May 18, 2019

6:45 Trail briefing, 7:00 am Start

Features:
Distance: 22 miles
Terrain: Plenty of hills
Surface: Forest roads with some single track and double track
Also a 12-mile Kitty Tickler option
Course Map

Queens and Kings of the Trail!
The  Ultra Trail Series awards ceremony will be held after the run. This is a NO-POINTS UTS run. It is the season-closer and basically a celebration of the end of another amazing year in Arkansas ultrarunning. A chance to close out the year with your closest friends.

 

To get there:
You should be able to find Williams Junction, AR on most maps; it is approximately 30 miles west of Little Rock on Hwy 10, or 20 miles south of Morrilton on Hwy 9.  To get to the race site from Williams Junction, go north on Hwy 10/9 for a mile and a half, then take Hwy 324 and follow for three and a half miles. Park on right hand side of road by Camp Ouachita. If the road turns to gravel you went half mile too far.

  • There will be a waiver to sign morning of run.
  • There will be an unmanned aid station at mile 9.5 (not part of Kitty) and at mile 14 (mile 6 for Kitty).
  • Please carry a water bottle and any snacks you want. Food at the aid stations will be minimal.
  • There is a swim area not far from the finish line for those who want to cool off after the run.
  • A cook will serve lunch at the finish. It will be burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and all the trimmings.
  • The park does not allow dogs, so please do not bring your dog.
  • For more information, contact the race director Chris Baldwin

Course Description
The roads/trails used, in order, for The Catsmacker course:

  • FSR 152 (from Start at Camp Ouachita) turning Right on FSR 132
  • FSR 132 staying straight on FSR 94
  • FSR 94 turning right on FSR 805
  • FSR 805 turning right on HWY 324
  • HWY 324 to finish at Camp Ouachita
  • The Kitty Run course is the same as above with one deviation that is seen on the map. Approximately 3.5 miles into the course the Kitty run incorporates the Ouachita Trail for 1.5 miles and then turns back right onto FR 805.

Course marking will consist of signs, flagging with colored ribbon, and flour to mark directional information. In general, the focus is on marking turns and intersections. “Confidence” markings will be relatively rare. We recommend that participants print off maps if they are unsure of the course.

** Proceeds donated to AURA and Camp Ouachita.

Runner Safety:
It is always a good idea to carry a cell phone. The service is poor but most for of the course is higher up and has some service. If you are unfamiliar with the area, run with a buddy and study the Google Map. Print out the Course Map and carry it with you.

Square to Square Bicycle Ride @ Fayetteville Square (Razorback Regional Greenway)
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Square to Square Bicycle Ride @ Fayetteville Square (Razorback Regional Greenway)  | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

Enjoy 30 miles of Razorback Greenway cycling followed by post ride festivities that include live music, community farmer’s markets, refreshments, discounts to square area businesses, bicycle valet, and more!

The Square 2 Square Bike Ride follows the Razorback Greenway. The SPRING ride starts in Fayetteville and finishes in Bentonville. In the FALL, the start is in Bentonville and the finish is in Fayetteville. Fun for all ages! Total distance one-way is 30 miles. Along the course, participants can enjoy three festive pit stops featuring entertainment, bike maintenance services, and basic ride refreshments.

Riders are welcome to start at any point along the trail if not able to ride entire 30 miles. Optional shuttles (by reservation) will be available to the starting area, before and after the ride.

Ride Start: 8am-10:00am (chose a start time when you register) — Spring ride starts in Fayetteville
Finish Line Festivities: 10:00am-3pm — Spring rides finishes in Bentonville

Course Details

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

Ugly Gnome XC and TT race @ Woolly Hollow State Park
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – May 19 @ 6:00 pm
Ugly Gnome XC and TT race @ Woolly Hollow State Park

Get ready for the new and improved 2019 Gnome: Registration opens today at 3 pm CST. TT is May 18th, XC Race is May 19.
https://www.BikeReg.com/the-ugly-gnome
Also, we are working with the park and have blocked the campground for reservations for “racers only” in hopes we can correct a lot of the parking issues and logistics issues we have seen in the past. Please contact Woolly Hollow State Park for your campground reservations. (501) 679-2098 (Note if we don’t pack out the park in reservations they will start releasing spots)
New for 2019 is a 5.1 mile TT on Saturday at 3 pm. There will be awards and 5 AMBCS bonus points on the line. The finish order will also set the call-up for Sunday’s XC race.
There will be a new course with some new trails. Improved kid’s courses and the race loop is a NICA friendly type loop for the junior racers. Bring your Stryder bikes for a NASCAR style “Stryder” race on Sunday am for the little ones.
Like the page and stay tuned here for more updates as the race nears.

Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails | Hot Springs | Arkansas | United States

Wanna howl at the moon with the Northwoods crew? Shred Valkyrie and Blue Jay by the light of the full moon? Well, turns out, you’ll have 10 chances to join us on a monthly FULL MOON GROUP RIDE in the Northwoods.

The ride will be a no drop beginner to an intermediate group ride. The route will depend on the skill level of the participants. We will spend around an hour on the trails. We will meet at the trailhead at 6:00 and begin the ride by 6:30. It will be dark by the time we return to the trailhead.

All riders must have a mountain bike in working order, helmet, front white light, rear red Light, back-up light source, and water to hydrate.

After the ride, we will continue the fun with a little grillin’ and some tunes. Bring a chair! Don’t miss the fun… Come shred with us by the light of the moon!

Sponsored by: Superior Bathhouse Brewery, Spa City Cycling, Parkside Cycle, and Visit Hot Springs!

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Who: All mountain bikers/All skill levels
What: Full Moon Rides
Where: Northwoods, Waterworks Trailhead
When: 5:30 p.m.
How much: FREE
Why: Full moons are awesome and mountain bikes are too.

*Contingent on weather, Follow Northwoods Trails – Hot Springs Trail Conditions group for weather updates leading up to each event!

Full Schedule of Series includes (based on Farmers’ Almanac):
March 20 – Full Worm Moon
April 19 – Full Pink Moon
May 18 – Full Flower Moon
June 17 – Full Strawberry Moon
July 16 – Full Buck Moon
August 15 – Full Sturgeon Moon
September 14 – Full Harvest Moon
October 13 – Full Hunter’s Moon
November 12 – Full Beaver Moon
December 12 – Full Cold Moon

MEMS 5K Glow Run @ Two Rivers Park
May 18 @ 8:15 pm – 10:30 pm
MEMS 5K Glow Run @ Two Rivers Park
May 18, 2019, MEMS 5k is BACK with a flare! MEMS 5k will be illuminating the night as the MEMS 5k Glow Run! Join us for a fun, family experience to GLOW through the night! MEMS 5k GLOW Run will be held at the Two Rivers Park on a fun, flat course. This will be a professionally timed running event open to all levels of participants. All participants will receive a race t-shirt, finisher medal, and glowing swag. Refreshments will be available after the race, as well as a water stop and GLOW spots along the course. Awards will be given for the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group.
Costumes are not required, but highly encouraged! There will be a costume contest, so if you Glow the best, we will reward your sparkle with a prize! The committee will be judging throughout the run. Prizes for best use of illumination will be awarded for Adults and Kids 15 and under.
Proceeds from MEMS 5k Glow Run will benefit the hosting of a First Responder Wellness Symposium in the October of 2019.
May
19
Sun
Recycle Bikes for Kids Dirty Fondo 2019 @ Historic Marlsgate
May 19 @ 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Recycle Bikes for Kids Dirty Fondo 2019 @ Historic Marlsgate | Scott | Arkansas | United States

Put some gravel in your travel…The Arvest Little Rock Gran Fondo Weekend continues with a new event and a new location. Join us at Historic Marlsgate for the Arvest Dirty Fondo on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Love gravel? Never ridden on it? Wanna see how it feels? Come out Sunday morning to beautiful Marlsgate for coffee on the veranda from 6:00 to 7:00 AM. Enjoy the view of Bearskin Lake with a cup of joe and pastries, maybe even having a second cup. Then venture out at 7:00 AM for 50 miles of dirt and gravel through the Arkansas Delta. Return at noon and enjoy a traditional Southern box lunch with sparkling wine, craft beer, live music, and a few special gravel lovers’ prizes.

Expect a swag bag with cool cycling gear, including a Park Tool apron and a CO2 inflator kit, plus a 16 oz. Dirty Fondo beer glass (to be distributed during lunch) and a coupon for free bike parts (rims, tubes, tires, etc.) from our RB4K shop.

Registration for the Arvest Dirty Fondo 2018 assures Recycle Bikes for Kids will continue their mission of supplying free bicycles to over 2000 kids annually.

May
28
Tue
Ronde van Burns Crit Series @ Burns Park Soccer Complex
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Ronde van Burns Criterium Series returns on Tuesday nights for 4 weeks May 28th – June 18th at the Burns Park Soccer Complex on Tournament Drive

Even if you aren’t racing, come out to cheer.

Jun
1
Sat
CARTI’s Tour de Rock @ Riverfront Park
Jun 1 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
CARTI's Tour de Rock @ Riverfront Park | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Tour de Rock is an annual bicycle ride in North Little Rock, Arkansas that benefits CARTI (Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute), a not-for-profit health-care organization that provides the finest-quality radiation therapy and compassionate patient care to cancer patients in Arkansas and the surrounding states.

CARTI’s 15th Annual Tour de Rock presented by Russell Chevrolet will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Five rides to choose from: 25, 50, 62, 80, or 100 miles. Pancake-flat course, very well-supported ride with and plenty of rest stops. Registration opens on January 1, 2018 and includes registration fee, commemorative t-shirt, and post-ride party complete with music, exhibitors, great food, and beer garden.

What:  Four pancake-flat 25, 50, 62,  and 100 mile routes through Central Arkansas.

Who:  over 1,000 cyclists from Arkansas and beyond

Where: Route begins and ends on Riverfront Drive and Brother Paul Drive in N. Little Rock.  After party at Heifer International Pavilion.

Why:  To fight cancer and help CARTI deliver the most advanced forms of cancer care.  Chances are you’ve been impacted by cancer.  CARTI’s Tour de Rock is an opportunity to honor the ones who’ve fought the battle.  Who will you ride for?

For more information on Tour de Rock, please contact Jennifer Selig at (501) 296-3428 or Jennifer.selig@carti.com.

Jun
2
Sun
Ozark Valley Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike @ Lake Weddington Recreation Area
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am
Ozark Valley Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike @ Lake Weddington Recreation Area | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States
DESCRIPTION

Two triathlon distances (international and sprint), plus an aquabike category for individuals and a team category for the international distance all of which are held at Lake Wedington Recreation Park. New in 2019…a sprint-distance duathlon.

The park is located 13 miles west of Fayetteville and is one of the most natural settings for a triathlon in the region. Both spectators and participants can enjoy the natural beauty of the area and combined with unique finisher medals, post-race food, awards and prizes all make this race one that people do not want to miss.

WHAT ARE THE COURSES LIKE ?

  • Sprint Triathlon – 400 yard swim, 13 mile bike, 2 mile run
  • International Triathlon – 1,000 yard swim, 19 mile bike and a 4 mile run
  • Aquabike – 1,000 yard swim, 19 mile bike
  • Sprint Duathlon – 2 mile run, 13 mile bike, 2 mile run

The swim takes place in Wedington Lake, the bike courses are on paved roads outside the park and both runs are held on a two-loop course inside the park on paved roads. The sprint distance run courses do not go up the infamous “hill from hell”!

Jun
4
Tue
Ronde van Burns Crit Series @ Burns Park Soccer Complex
Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Ronde van Burns Criterium Series returns on Tuesday nights for 4 weeks May 28th – June 18th at the Burns Park Soccer Complex on Tournament Drive

Even if you aren’t racing, come out to cheer.

Jun
8
Sat
Arkansas Runner 2M @ Saline County Courthouse
Jun 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am


Race History
2019 marks the 21st running of the Arkansas Runner 2-Mile race. This race is open to runners and walkers of all abilities.

Course Description
The race takes place around downtown Benton. The start is one block south of the Saline County Courthouse on Market Street and heads south for one block. A left turn on Smith Street is followed by another left onto Main Street which brings you back by the courthouse. The course goes North for approximately 1/2 mile where a left on Narroway and sends the runners into a residential neighborhood of Benton. The course takes a right and runs around Crestwood Drive and is followed by another right back onto Narroway St. A left on Evans Drive is followed by another left onto North Street which leads back to the courthouse where the race finishes back on Market

  • All proceeds benefits Saline County Boys and Girls Club in Benton
  • Race hosted by the Saline County Striders
  • Kids run free! (if preregistered by May 16)
  • Chip timing provided by ArkansasRunner.com
  • USATF Course Certification #AR14018DLP
Tour De Tomato Bicycle Ride @ Pink Tomato Festival, Warren, Arkansas
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Tour De Tomato Bicycle Ride @ Pink Tomato Festival, Warren, Arkansas | Warren | Arkansas | United States

The Tour De Tomato is a new event for the World Famous Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival. This event will be held on June 8th, 2019 the Saturday before the Festival. There will be a 62, 30 and a 15 mile bicycle ride through the heart of Bradley County. The course will be clearly marked and will consist of all pavement riding and there will be aid/break stations throughout the ride.

The ride will start in historic downtown Warren Arkansas at the beautiful Bradley County Courthouse and the staging will be right down the road at the DWR YMCA. You will take in all Warren has to offer from its friendly people to its beautiful downtown area and of course its famous brick streets. From there you will head out and enjoy Bradley County and the road will be shoulder riding throughout the ride. There will be food and goody bags also along with a one of a kind race t-shirt!!! The fee is the same for all ride lengths

So come out and enjoy the inaugural Tour De Tomato and have the time of your life!!!!

Jun
9
Sun
Ladies Du Fayetteville @ Lake Fayetteville
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am
Ladies Du Fayetteville @ Lake Fayetteville | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

Event Information

Run, ride, run around the beautiful Lake Fayetteville in this ladies only duathlon. Each run will be 2 miles and the bike will be 11 miles, all of which will be on paved trail. What sounds better than the chance to get out and run, bike, run in the company of hundreds of other women! 

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019. 7:00am
What: Duathlon – Run 2 miles, Bike 11 miles, Run 2 miles
Where: 
Lake Fayetteville / Veterans Memorial Park. Check out the Event Site Map.
Who: 
Ladies only! Participate as an Individual OR as a Relay (team of two)

Registration

Registration for the Ladies DU will open on February 1, 2019.

Online registration will begin February 1. Individual entry is $45 and relay entry is $75. Fees increase to $55 and $95 after May 10. Registration will be open until June 8. Day prior and Day of race registration may be available. Fee includes cycling jersey, chip timing, and finisher medal.

Schedule

The transition area will open at 6:30am. Check-in and Packet Pick up will be from 6:45am-7:45am.
Pre-Race Stretch (led by lululemon) will begin at 6:45am.
Final Announcement and the National Anthem will begin at 6:55am.
Race start is 7:00am.
Post-race Festivities from 8:15-10:30am

Course

The Ladies DU Fayetteville will utilized the paved trails in the Lake Fayetteville area. The RUN course is an out and back on Clear Creek Trail and the BIKE course is two laps around Lake Fayetteville on the Lake Fayetteville Trail. Course map can be viewed here: 2019 Course Map

Awards

All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Awards will be given to the top three overall individuals and to the top three overall relay teams. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers as well.

Volunteers

If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities for you such as event set up, participant check in, timing assistants and course monitors. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt! Register for this or any Fayetteville Parks and Recreation event via Give Pulse or contact Tiffany Hoover, Assistant Recreation Superintendent, by email.

Sponsors

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

 

Jun
11
Tue
Ronde van Burns Crit Series @ Burns Park Soccer Complex
Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Ronde van Burns Criterium Series returns on Tuesday nights for 4 weeks May 28th – June 18th at the Burns Park Soccer Complex on Tournament Drive

Even if you aren’t racing, come out to cheer.

Jun
17
Mon
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails | Hot Springs | Arkansas | United States

Wanna howl at the moon with the Northwoods crew? Shred Valkyrie and Blue Jay by the light of the full moon? Well, turns out, you’ll have 10 chances to join us on a monthly FULL MOON GROUP RIDE in the Northwoods.

The ride will be a no drop beginner to an intermediate group ride. The route will depend on the skill level of the participants. We will spend around an hour on the trails. We will meet at the trailhead at 6:00 and begin the ride by 6:30. It will be dark by the time we return to the trailhead.

All riders must have a mountain bike in working order, helmet, front white light, rear red Light, back-up light source, and water to hydrate.

After the ride, we will continue the fun with a little grillin’ and some tunes. Bring a chair! Don’t miss the fun… Come shred with us by the light of the moon!

Sponsored by: Superior Bathhouse Brewery, Spa City Cycling, Parkside Cycle, and Visit Hot Springs!

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Who: All mountain bikers/All skill levels
What: Full Moon Rides
Where: Northwoods, Waterworks Trailhead
When: 5:30 p.m.
How much: FREE
Why: Full moons are awesome and mountain bikes are too.

*Contingent on weather, Follow Northwoods Trails – Hot Springs Trail Conditions group for weather updates leading up to each event!

Full Schedule of Series includes (based on Farmers’ Almanac):
March 20 – Full Worm Moon
April 19 – Full Pink Moon
May 18 – Full Flower Moon
June 17 – Full Strawberry Moon
July 16 – Full Buck Moon
August 15 – Full Sturgeon Moon
September 14 – Full Harvest Moon
October 13 – Full Hunter’s Moon
November 12 – Full Beaver Moon
December 12 – Full Cold Moon