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.

 

Jun
21
Fri
True Grit 5K @ Chafee Crossing
Jun 21 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
22
Sat
True Grit Ride 2019 @ Chaffee Crossing
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
True Grit Ride 2019 @ Chaffee Crossing | Fort Smith | Arkansas | United States

TGR100/MTB/5K Run/Walk benefits the Community Services Clearinghouse.

Route Distances: Road Ride 10, 28,42,66 and 100 miles, the Mountain Bike Ride is a 15 mile guided Mountain Bike Tour and the newest addition is the 5K Walk/Run. We offer a course for riders of any skill level.

Entry Fees: Registration is $50 for the TGR , $45 for the TG Mountain Bike Ride and $35 for the TG 5K Walk/Run.

The Clearinghouse is a well-established, non-profit organization located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, that provides emergency assistance to families and children in need throughout seven counties in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The most well-known program the Clearinghouse offers is the Meals for Kids backpack program, which distributes over 2,500 sacks of weekend food each Friday to children who otherwise would go hungry before returning to class on Monday.

Brickfest 5K @ Syke's Parking Lot, Behind Taco Bell on MLK/Hwy 270
Jun 22 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

The Brickfest 5K is a run/walk that starts at the Sykes parking lot in Malvern, AR and runs down to the Ouachita River following the beautiful white water park in Malvern. With only one short incline, it’s a great 5K for all levels. Brickfest festivities are directly across the street for post race fun.

The Brickfest 5K is part of the annual Malvern Brickfest festivities.  This is a 5K route that partially follows the beautiful Ouchita River.  All proceeds from the race go towards raising money for college scholarships awarded to local teens.

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
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.

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.
Run course sponsored b
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
24
Sat
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.

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
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!

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.

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!