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
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.

Apr
20
Sat
Iron Pig Festival @ Fayetteville Executive Airport
Apr 20 @ 7:00 am
Iron Pig Festival @ Fayetteville Executive Airport | Greenland | Arkansas | United States

4 EVENTS – Duathlon, 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, and Bike Time Trial.

Iron Pig Festival

Iron Pig Duathlon

A USA Triathlon sanctioned duathlon that consists of a 3 mile run, 18 mile bike and 3 mile run.

Iron Pig Run/Walk

5K Run and a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk which are both held on the same course. The flattest course you’ll ever run/walk on!

Iron Pig Time Trial

USA Cycling sanctioned 17 mile bike time trial. Known as the “race of truth”, cyclists can test themselves against the clock. Several categories with a non-aero equipment category as well. Come set a course record or test yourself against the times of the duathlon competitors.
THE COURSES:The run courses are flat and fast! The bike course is out and back on Scenic Hwy 71. The finish is located just in front of the airport terminal. This course is geared to people looking for a challenge, but is not too hilly for an early season test. A good first-time event for an individual or team or a great way to kickoff the race season for the seasoned athlete.

THE COURSES:
The run courses are flat and fast! The bike course is out and back on Scenic Hwy 71. The finish is located just in front of the airport terminal. This course is geared to people looking for a challenge, but is not too hilly for an early season test. A good first-time event for an individual or team or a great way to kickoff the race season for the seasoned athlete.
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)

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
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.

 

Jul
19
Fri
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival @ Eureka Springs Area
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival @ Eureka Springs Area | Eureka Springs | Arkansas | United States
DESCRIPTION

WHAT IS THE EUREKA SPRINGS MULTISPORT FESTIVAL?
A three-day multisport festival consisting of a sprint-distance triathlon on Friday afternoon, Gran Fondos (road bike rides) on Saturday morning and running races on Sunday.  Participants can enter individual events or take one of two “Eurekan” challenges.

WHAT IS “THE EUREKAN”?
The name not only is the moniker of the event, but also refers to participants who complete the ultimate challenge! Any participant who enters the “Full Eurekan” who can complete the triathlon, 100 mile ride and 10K run will be known as “The Eurekan”! There is also a Half Eurekan competition which is the triathlon, 62 mile bike ride and 5K run.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

The triathlon is located on Holiday Island, just a few minutes from downtown Eureka Springs. The finish line for the biking and running events are the same place each day which is located in the heart of Eureka Springs on historic Main Street in front of the Eureka Springs City Courthouse.