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.

 

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

Run Bentonville Half Marathon and 5K

Race Day Schedule

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

Saturday

Event Location: Downtown Bentonville Square

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

7:00 a.m. 5K

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

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

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

11:00 a.m. Half Marathon course closes

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

 

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

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

About the Junior League of Little Rock

 

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

Race Information Styx n’Stones Trail Run

Race Information:

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

Runner Info:

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

Getting there:

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

Contact:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
6
Sat
Hogeye Marathon/Half Marathon/Relays/5K @ Springdale Square
Apr 6 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hogeye Marathon/Half Marathon/Relays/5K @ Springdale Square | Springdale | Arkansas | United States

Race Info:

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

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

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

Capital City Classic 10K

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

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

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

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

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

Capital City Classic 10K

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

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

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

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

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

The Kilted Mile

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

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

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

Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run

50 Mile and 50K Information

Date: April 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About The Race for a Healthier Tomorrow

Schedule of Events

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

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

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

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

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

11:00 am Family Fun Fair Closes

Advance Packet Pick-up and Registration:

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

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

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

Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration:

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

Saturday, April 13th, 7:00am – 8:30am

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

Running Awards

5K OVERALL AWARDS

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

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

5K AGE GROUP AWARDS

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

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

Team Awards

TEAM PARTICIPATION AWARDS

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

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

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

TEAM SPIRIT AWARDS

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

Fundraising Awards

INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING AWARDS

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

TEAM FUNDRAISING AWARDS

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

  • Friends & FamilySmall Business (under 50 employees)
  • Large Business (over 50 employees)
  • Schools & Universities
  • Churches
Hoof it for Heifer 20k Trail Run @ Petit Jean State Park
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hoof it for Heifer 20k Trail Run @ Petit Jean State Park  | Morrilton | Arkansas | United States

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

THE RACE

 

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

Click here for a map to the park.

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

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

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

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

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

CHS Foundation & Alumni Association

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

Kids Rocket Dash

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

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

Farm to Table 5k @ Arkansas Agricultural Research and Experiment Station in Fayetteville
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Farm to Table 5k @ Arkansas Agricultural Research and Experiment Station in Fayetteville | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

The Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Graduate Club at the University of Arkansas will host the ninth annual Farm to Table 5K on April 13. Proceeds will benefit the U of A Full Circle Food Pantry and the U of A Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Graduate Club.

The Full Circle Food Pantry is an organization on the U of A campus that helps fight food insecurity issues in the local community. Find out more information at the Full Circle Food Pantry page.

The race is also dedicated to raising money for the CSES graduate student club so they can put on events and outings for the students. So come out and join them at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, for 5K and 8:35 a.m. for a 1-mile race with awards, prizes, breakfast at 9:45 a.m. The 5K and 1-miler are flat and fast courses on the roads throughout the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Experiment Station in Fayetteville. The planned routes are also completely different than the one used at the Chile Pepper runs!

Find out more at the Farm to Table 5K event page.

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

cow paddy

Our Mission

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

Events and Youth Programs

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

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

 

Apr
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.
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
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!

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

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
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.

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
Jun
22
Sat
True Grit Ride 105 @ Fort Chaffee
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
True Grit Ride 105 @ Fort Chaffee

The True Grit Ride is an annual non-competitive bicycling event in Fort Smith, Arkansas. There are bike routes for all abilities which include 10, 30, 45, 62, or 105 miles.  The pit stops are about 10 miles apart and are well stocked with drinks and food.  Also available is an 18 mile Mountain Bike Ride or a Certified 5k Run.

The event is a fundraiser to support the Community Services Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency food assistance to families, children, and cancer patients.  The most well-known program for the Clearinghouse is the Meals for Kids Backpack Program for school children.  This program feeds over 2000 children each week for the weekend throughout 7 counties in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Contact: Pattie West at 479-782-5074 or Beth Dwiggins at 479-431-8301

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
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!

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.

Aug
31
Sat
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
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.

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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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!