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.

 

Jul
4
Thu
Firecracker Fast 5K
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Firecracker Fast 5K @ East Palo Alto | California | United States

FLEET FEET SPORTS EASY RUNNER
THIS REGIONAL ROAD RACE HAS BECOME A 4TH OF JULY RACE TRADITION. THE RACE WILL CELEBRATE ITS 43rd YEAR IN 2019. RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE HAS CALLED THIS COURSE ONE OF THE FASTEST IN THE USA.

Firecracker Fast 5K

  • The course records are held by Ruben Reina with 13:26 and Collette Murphy with 15:23.
  • The race has been the first road race of many runners. Governor Huckabee ran his first road race as governor in 2004.
  • Running legends Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, and Joan Benoit Samuelson have each run the Firecracker several times.
  • 2016 winners were Elizabeth Gillette in a time of 18:10:80 and Shaun Koehn in a time of 16:04.70.
  • This is a point to point race. You can park at the start line and take the trolly from the finish back to the start after the race. Two trolleys will be running from finish line back to the start line from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
Jul
6
Sat
Brent Morrison Memorial Run @ Wells Lake
Jul 6 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am

Proceeds of this run/walk goes towards the Fort Smith trail system.

There will be an award for best chicken outfit.

Legal Notice:  By buying entry to this fun run/walk, you are agreeing to the fact that there are hazards involved in this activity. You are accepting all risks in participating in the event. You are waiving and releasing Western Arkansas Runners, Jaymax Race Timing, all race volunteers and sponsors, their representatives, employees and successors of any claims and liabilities of any kind arising out of participation in this event. Further, you grant to all the foregoing the right to use any photograph, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of the event for legitimate purposes.

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Jul
13
Sat
Heat is On 5M
Jul 13 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Get ready for a hot yet fun race.
The Heat is on 5M is put on by the White River RoadRunners to support the running community in Independence County and surrounding areas. Examples are Women’s Run/Walk Clinic, Youth XC summer clinic in June at Lyon College, as well as local high school XC/Track meets.
The course is a road/trail mixed course. The trail section is about 1.2 miles long, and is mainly gravel. The trail is NOT a single track trail. The race will start and finish at the Batesville Aquatic Center. The race will be chip timed by Macs Race Timing.
Pre-Registered participants will be guaranteed a tech tank up until July 8th. Participants after that will just have to cross their fingers and hope we have enough extras.
ALL race participants get into the private party at the water park following the finish of the race. Party will also include a live band & one free beer ticket (21&up) to the beer garden. Any family members that DO NOT run can participate in the after race festivities for $2 (Does Not Include Beer Ticket). This can be done at the race.
There will be indoor bathrooms and shower facilities available.

Jul
20
Sat
Full mOOn 50K/25K @ Camp Ouachita
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 4:00 am
Full mOOn 50K/25K @ Camp Ouachita | Paron | Arkansas | United States

Full mOOn 50K is the Ultra Trail Series season kickoff race and a celebration event honoring birthdays of favorite AURA Queens.

The race is great for first-time trail and ultra runners, pavement pounders and PRs! The out-and-back course is set on rolling Forest Service Roads.
The run starts at Camp Ouachita Girl Scout Camp in the Ouachita National Forest. There are restrooms on site and showers at the campground nearby we have paid for your use. So plan to stick around for the after-party. This year, we’re serving breakfast just like the old days. But we’ll still have the regular goods and super cold watermelon for sure!

Bring your running family and friends. Spectators are welcome and will probably be recruited to volunteer! (See our volunteer page for opportunities). Please carpool if you can! Parking is limited to the west side of Highway 324. NO PARKING ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD. (The side closest to the camp is off limits.) NO EXCEPTIONS. The Forest Service is very serious about this and will ticket and/or tow your vehicle. Follow parking directors as you pull in. There is no fee for parking unless you decide to park on the wrong side of the road – the ticket is $240.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the party and for the run. They’ll need to wear something reflective and probably be able to run with you off leash (leash in the dark is a tripping hazard for inbound runners). Email the race director for more information.

Expect heat, humidity & darkness. Bring a headlamp, salt and a 20 oz + water bottle. Bug Spray — Good idea!

Jul
21
Sun
Eurekan 10k 5k Fun Run @ Eureka Springs Courthouse
Jul 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun/Walk

awards – Runs
10K:
  • Overall Male & Female finisher
  • Three deep at 10-year increments beginning at 10-19 thru 70+.
5K:
  • Overall Male & Female finisher
  • Three deep at 10-year increments beginning at 6-9, 10-19 thru 70+.
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk:
  • Custom finisher ribbons.
Awards & Prize Ceremony –
  • Immediately following the finish of the 10K run at the finish line.
  • 11:00am – Video & Picture Recap of the weekend…YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!
  • 11:00am – door prizes for all event participants who attend the ceremony
  • 11:30am – “The Eurekan” Recognition
Door Prizes, Pre & Post Race Goodies –
  • Goody bag with lots of sponsor products and services
  • Door prizes will include gift certificates and products.
  • Saturday post bike ride celebration with adult beverages, food and snacks will be available to all registered athletes.
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Jul
27
Sat
Dam Night Run 5K @ DeGray Lake Spillway
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Dam Night Run 5K @ DeGray Lake Spillway

That Dam Night Run
Flat and Downhill…very fast. Beautiful view of Degray Lake and Caddo River Valley.

Flat and Downhill…very fast. Beautiful view of Degray Lake and Caddo River Valley.

START: Approx. 2 miles west of Degray Lake Dam on Skyline Drive at 8:00pm SHARP. Transprotation will be provided to starting line. Water and porta potties will be provided at the start.

WATER STATION: At the halfway point.

FINISH: Spillway Dam area just below and east of Degray Lake Dam. Music, water, ice cold watermelon and water cannon.

PACKET PICKUP/LATE REGISTRATION: 3:00 – 7:00 at the spillway dam area.

NO REGISTRATION AFTER 6:30pm.

Entry Fee: Students 18 and under $15.00

$30 Race Day Registration
CHIP TIMING WILL BE USED! **BE SURE TO GET YOUR CHIP** YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ATTACHING YOUR CHIP TO YOUR SHOE AND RETURNING YOUR CHIP AFTER THE RACE.

AWARDS PRESENTATION: Beginning at approx 9:30 pm at the spillway Dam Area. Awards must be picked up the night of the race.

Overall Male and Female – 3 deep
Master Male and Female – 3 deep
Grandmaster Male and Female – 1 deep
Seniors Male and Female – 1 deep
Age Divisions: 1-10, 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-up. Male and Female – 5 deep
Walkers Male and Female – 5 deep
Wheelchair Male and Femal – 3 deep
NO DOGS OR STROLLERS.

Aug
10
Sat
Ferncliff Scorchin’ Squirrel-a-Thon @ Ferncliff
Aug 10 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ferncliff Scorchin' Squirrel-a-Thon @ Ferncliff | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

When: 8.10.19 7:00 am-1 pm. $20 online and $25 the day of the race. Kids 8 and under are free! 5k and 1 mile fun run = $15

What: The Scorching’ Squirrel-A-Thon is a trail race that zig zags back and forth through Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center’s 1200 acres located just 10 miles west of Little Rock. There is a 1 mile fun run and 5k option, a 10 mile loop option, and a 20 mile option that repeats the 10 mile loop. The 2 longer options have aid stations that you pass through several times. One is a manned or womaned station at miles 5, 9, 14, and 19. The other is unmanned water station at miles (7 and 17). There will be refreshments at the end with a cook out at the pool. Please bring stuff to share although Fleet Feet and Ferncliff will provide burgers and hot dogs. No glass containers please. No pets. This is a great race for heat training and for trying out trail running with the shorter distances. There is quite a bit of incline throughout the course and in true squirrel fashion there is some darting back and forth. Along the course is an optional 120 foot enclosed slide!

All the distances end back at the start of the race, which is at the Ferncliff pool pavilion. The pool will be open after the race. It has a large covered pavilion and runners can cool off and enjoy some food and refreshments. There are lots of changing stalls.

All paid registrations before 7.21.18 receive a t shirt on race day. Any proceeds from the event will support Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center. If you’d like to reserve lodging the evening before the event click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/squirrel-a-thon-lodging-81019-tickets-54659906251

Click Here to view the approximate route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/513210

10 mile and 20 mile Run Begin: 7:00 am with a 6:50 am Mandatory Race Briefing

Watermelon 5K @ Hope Watermelon Festival
Aug 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Watermelon 5K @ Hope Watermelon Festival | Hope | Arkansas | United States

Watermelon Festival 5K

The race starts on the eastern edge of Hope’s Fair Park. After less than a tenth of a mile the route turns right onto 6th Street. Runners will encounter some gradual uphill on 6th St totaling a 30 foot rise. The race then turns right onto Main Street where runners will soon pass the one mile marker.

Runners continue along Main St rewarded with a small gradual downhill until near the 1.5 mile point. Main St then moves gradually back uphill and the race route continues this gradual incline after making a right turn onto 16th street until just before the 2 mile marker.

At this point the course is gradually downhill until after the turn onto Grady Street, where the route levels off. The now weary runners will take Grady north to 7th Street where a left turn is made. The route angles to the southwest onto Park Dr. The road then turns back due west for the final straightaway. It is now time for the runners to begin their finishing kicks as the 3 mile marker and the finish line back in Fair Park are finally in sight!

Aug
24
Sat
St Jude Fayetteville 10K @ Lake Fayetteville
Aug 24 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

About
The annual St. Jude Fayetteville 10K will be in Fayetteville, AR on Aug. 24, 2019 @ 7:00 am. All profits go directly to St. Jude Hospital.

The St. Jude Fayetteville 10K will take place at Lake Fayetteville in Fayetteville, AR. The course will loop around the lake on a multi-use paved trail. The goal is to raise as much money as possible for St. Jude Hospital while providing a great race for NW Arkansas!

Location: Lake Fayetteville, 1450 E. Zion Rd, Fayetteville, AR Registration Fees: $30 (Through August 14) $35 (August 15-24) $40 (August 25-26) Race limited to the first 500 registrants. Only those registered by August 14 will be guaranteed a shirt.

Run with the Flock
Aug 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

The Annual Run with the Flock is a race event for which all the proceeds will be donated in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Did you know approximately every 3 minutes one person in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer? The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to find cures for blood cancer patients.

Awards for Top Male & Female and Age Division Awards. 5K participants will receive a t-shirt and a medal when they complete the race. 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk participants will also receive a t-shirt and a special medal! To be guaranteed a t-shirt, you must register by August 1.

Packet Pick Up will be Friday, August 23 at Rock City Running on Rodney Parham Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ainsley’s Angels will be participating in our race.  If you would like to sign up to be an Angel Runner for our race or any other race they participate in, please go to www.ainsleysangels.org and sign up by selecting Arkansas/NW Fort Smith. There is no fee for signing up to be an Angel Runner.  Please note: Angel Runners pay their own race entry for all races.

Aug
31
Sat
ARK 5K Classic @ Crystal Hill Elementary
Aug 31 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
ARK 5K Classic @ Crystal Hill Elementary | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Race History

The Arkansas Running Klub has held this 5K race in North Little Rock on Labor Day weekend dating back to 1982. In the early years, the race was known as the Twin City Bank (TCB) 5K and held in Burns Park. Martin Fulk and Diane Marshall won the inaugural running in 1982. Mike Clark set a then Burns Park course record in 1983, clocking a 15:15 finish. Diane Marshall won again in 1983 and 1984, setting the Burns Park female course record in ’84 with a 17:55 time.

The TCB 5K joined the Grand Prix Series in 1983 – the second year of operation for both the race and the Series. After a change in sponsorship, the race was known as the Mercantile Bank 5K from 1996 to 1999. In 2000, the race course moved out of Burns Park to the North Little Rock Riverfront/Argenta area. The name was also changed that year to the ARK Fast 5K – reflecting the new course’s flat topography. Minor tweaks in the course and name continued in the 00 decade as the race was subsequently known as the River Run 5K (2003), Riverfront 5K (2004-05, 2010) and the Clear Mountain 5K (2006-2009).

A source of stability amid the changes in name and course is the race’s affiliation with the Arkansas Grand Prix Series. The ARK 5K has remained part of the Series (always on Labor Day weekend) every year since 1983. Along with the Spa 10K which also joined in 1983, the ARK 5K has the longest run of any race with the Grand Prix Series. The race has often served as an Arkansas State Championship event and was selected as the RRCA National Championship 5K in 1987.

DIRECTIONS:  From I-430 take exit 12. Heading south on I-430 go left (east) on Crystal Hill then right on Northshore Drive. The Elementary School will be on the right hand side of the street.  Heading north on I-430 go right (east) on Crystal Hill Rd and right on Northshore Drive.

The course flat and fast run on the roads around Northshore and paved trails in Cook’s Landing Park.

Minuteman 5K Cross Country @ Western Hills Park
Aug 31 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Minuteman 5K Cross Country Race hosted by the Little Rock Roadrunnners Club

Race Highlights

  • Race hosted by the Little Rock Roadrunnners Club
  • Only cross country race in the 2018 Grand Prix
  • 2018 RRCA Southern Region Cross Country Championship
  • On the Western Hills Park which is a former golf course
  • Centennial Bank is providing the cooker and LRRC will be cooking hot dogs and Hamburgers.
  • Online Registration
  • Early packet pickup at Rock City Running, Friday, 10am to 6pm. 10300 Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
  • Onsite race day registration starts at 6:30 am
  • https://goo.gl/maps/bFPBRJtRpvn5207 Western Hills Avenue
    Little Rock, AR US 72204

    Parking is the biggest issue as this a neighborhood park. There will be National Guard Personnel to direct you. There will be some parking at the park itself and the Grand Prix people should get most of that. There is also parking at the Western Hill Methodist Church (1/4 mile from the park) and Western Hills Elementary School which is next to the church. There will be no car parking on Fairway as that will be used for the school buses. Please be aware of residential driveways and not block them.

Sep
7
Sat
Band on the Run 5K @ Batesville High School
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 

5K START/FINISH:
BATESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
1 PIONEER DRIVE, BATESVILLE, AR

REGISTRATION for Band on the Run

Pre-registration fee is $15 for adults and $10 for students (18 and under). Mail in pre-registration deadline is September 10th but you can register on line until Friday Sep. 21st at 4:00pm CDT.

Day of race registration, 6:30-7:30 am, entry fees rise to $20 for adults and $15 for students.

Sports Bag:

Sports bag will be provided to all pre-registered runners/walkers. On day of race, they will be handed out until we run out.

 

AWARDS
Top 3 Male and Female runners and walkers will get a unique trophy.

Age groups (runners only): Top 3 in the following age divisions: 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and above.

INFORMATION
For more information, please contact race director Michelle McSpadden, 870-793-2464, britgirl4mac@yahoo.com

TIMING
Chip/Tag finish line timing provided by Mac’s Race Timing Service, Ken McSpadden, 870-793-2464

Sep
15
Sun
R.A.P.T.O.R 10K/25K @ Devils Den State Park
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am
R.A.P.T.O.R 10K/25K @ Devils Den State Park | Winslow | Arkansas | United States

10K and 25K trail run in Devil’s Den State Park

Date – September 15, 2019, 8am start

HOW IT WORKS. . .

This event will be based on a handicap system instead of overall and age-group awards. There will be awards & prizes for gross (lowest time w/o handicap) and net (with handicap). See the following link for handicap criteria –https://www.runnersworld.com/tools/age-grade-calculator.  Let’s try something new and make running more competitive. Don’t you think it’s time for a change!

Course Maps and details coming soon.

Sep
21
Sat
Winslow Run Half Marathon & 5k @ Winslow High School
Sep 21 all-day

The 9th annual Winslow Half Marathon and 5K Run will be held September 21, 2019.

Over 150 runners participated in last year’s event up here in the beautiful Boston Mountains of northwest Arkansas.

As was the case in the last eight years of the race, the proceeds from the 2019 event will be used to fund valuable programs in our community, such as the Ozark Folkways, Winslow Public Library, the Winslow Town Museum, and Winslow Meals

 

Arkansas 20K @ Bernard Holland Park
Sep 21 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

 

General Information/Starting Time

The race will be held on September 21,  2019.

The Arkansas 20K starts and ends at the Boys and Girls club at the River Center complex in Benton. The Boys and Girls Club address is 1810 Citizen’s Drive, Benton AR 72015.   If your GPS does not recognize it, use 1207 Holland Park Rd, Benton, AR 72015. The Boys and Girls Club is the second building on the right down Airlane and is clearly marked.

The race starts at 7:00 am.  Early start at 6:30 am.


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The 2019 Arkansas 20K will start and end at Bernard Holland Park in Benton.

All turns are marked with large signs with arrows.

The race will be chip timed.  Any runner who loses or fails to turn in their chip will be charged  replacement cost and will not receive a finishing time.

The course will remain open until 10:30.

Temperatures can range from the mid-50s to mid- 80s. Humidity can sometimes be high.

The 20K is an excellent test/training run for a fall marathon as well as a challenging race in its own right.

Sep
28
Sat
East End Sizzler 5K/10K @ East Union Missionary Baptist Church
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Our annual East End Sizzler 5K/10K this year is partnered with Arkansas Children’s Hospital with proceeds to benefit pediatric cancer research. We also have a free health fair open to anyone in the community!

The Great 5K Pumpkin Run / 1M Family Trot @ Historic Lonoke Depot
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am
The Great 5K Pumpkin Run / 1M Family Trot @ Historic Lonoke Depot | Lonoke | Arkansas | United States

Give your support to the abused and neglected children at Open Arms Shelter.
Run the Grand Prix Series 5K that begins at the historic Lonoke Train Depot,winding its way by the City Park and through beautiful small-town
neighborhoods. Course known for its flat as a pancake course, the chipped 5K Pumpkin
Run is made for setting a personal record. Cheer on the winners at the awards ceremony led by Matt Mosler and the live band New Horizon.
Get the whole family to participate in the 1 Mile Family Trot where every child is a winner and
gets a mini pumpkin and medal. Be sure and check out the Pumpkin Patch offering over 20 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash of all
colors, shapes and sizes, along with mums & straw bales. And the kids will enjoy
the little pumpkin house, hay hill, bouncy house and corn treasure box.

Glen Campbell Ramble 5K
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The 4thAnnual Glen Campbell 5K Ramble will be held on Sat., Sept., 28th, in conjunction with Music Fest in Delight, AR. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Glen Campbell “I’ll Be Me Alzheimer’s Fund” and the “Southeast Pike County Alliance.” Registration fee is $25. T-shirts guaranteed to everyone who registers by 9.27.19.  Race day registration will be $30. There will be 1st & 2nd place medals for males and females in each age division: ages 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, & 60+. There will also be an overall male & female winner. Participants ages 9-12 will receive a ribbon. Ages 8 and under are free but will not receive a t-shirt or ribbon. Packet pick-up will start at 6:30 a.m on the morning of the event.

Event begins at 8am!

Oct
5
Sat
Angel One 5K @ Two Rivers Park
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Who we are:
Angel One is a flight team dedicated and specially trained to take care of the sickest children in Arkansas. The Angel One crew is responsible for safely bringing more than 2,000 kids every year to Arkansas Children’s Hospital where they can receive the life-saving care they need. In doing so, taking children and often one of their parents hours from their hometown. To some of them, gas money to be with their child or to return back home is something they can not afford. It’s those families we have helped through our last two races. Due to the great success we have had, this year we are not only going to continue our gas card program but also help families with other things they might need while at Arkansas Children’s Hospital with their sick child.

How you can help:
Attention runners, walkers, and families looking for a fun event supporting a great cause! It’s that time of year again to register for the Angel One 5K / 10K. This year’s event will be our biggest ever and you won’t want to miss it. To register or find more information about the event, just click the link below. We hope to see you there! Register now.

Oct
13
Sun
Hero Half Marathon @ Lokomotion Fun Park
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Hero Half Marathon is a fundraising race and community event hosted by The Spark Foundation in partnership with Fayetteville Firefighters’ IAFF – Local 2866. Race proceeds benefit organizations that meet important community needs, increase fitness opportunities for the community, and make Fayetteville and Arkansas a great place to live, work, and play.  The race is held every year to coincide with Fire Safety Week!

The Hero Half Marathon is a scenic, chip-timed, point-to-point race starting at Lokomotion Family Fun Park before jumping onto the trail system at Lake Fayetteville. Racers will be shuttled to the race start before winding their way through the green heart of this charming college town on extensive multi-use, paved trails that makeup part of Razorback Regional Greenway, a world-class trail system linking six communities. Racers will experience a safe, fun, well-marked, well-supported race. The race finishes on Dickson St. in historic downtown Fayetteville where participants will be greeted with a Finish Line Festival that includes music, food trucks, a beer garden, local vendors, sponsor booths, and activities for children. The race coincides with Fire Safety Awareness week and includes a 9/11 Memorial to commemorate the sacrifices made then and now by firefighters, law enforcement, and first responders. Proceeds support organizations that meet important community needs, celebrate an active lifestyle, and honor the heroes in our everyday lives.

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

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

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

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

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

Course Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Race parking and the start line will be in Stuckey Field directly west of HWY 300 and the Pinnacle Mountain State Park day use area. Start time for Race the Base is 9 a.m.

Course: The course begins on gravel and dirt road for approximately .5 mi, switches to paved trail for .75 mi and the remaining 2.75 miles is technical single track with a little surprise thrown in.

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

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

Where does your race entry fund go?

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

 

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

Boston Qualifier

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

WRM works in conjunction with World Vision.

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

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

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

All races start at 7:00 am

Shoe Recycling Drive – bring your old shoes to us!

Flat Course along the White River!

Registration is limited to 750 participants – sells out!

Family & Runner friendly atmosphere!