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.

 

Oct
26
Sat
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
9
Sat
Breakaway 10K @ Harding University
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 

Race Information

Thanks for joining us for this year.  Look forward to seeing you again.

DATE: Saturday, November 9th, 2019 – 8:00 am

PLACE: First Security Stadium at Harding University in Searcy, AR.

ENTRY FEE: The registration fee is $25 without a shirt and $30 with a shirt prior to 10/26 and $5 more after and on race day.  We will also have a discount for students who are currently enrolled in college or high school.  You must show your school identification card at registration in order to receive the discounted rate of $15.  Packet pick up will begin on Friday, November 9th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Harding Academy and prior to the race starting at 7:00 am. Make all checks payable to Harding Academy with a note of Breakaway 10k.  Send checks to Harding Academy located at 1529 E. Park Ave. Searcy, AR 72143 c/o Brian Jones.

EVENTS: 10K and KidzDash.  KidzDash is a race for all children under the age of 10.  Runners will race in two divisions, 5 or younger and older than 5.  No registration needed for Kidz Dash and each participant will receive a ribbon for participation.  Kidz Dash will follow the 10k race. 

PRIZES FOR RACE: Top three Overall, Master (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Seniors (60+).   Top three in Age Groups (Male/Female in all Divisions) 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+.  Top five in Age Groups 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59.  All runners in the 0-9 division will also receive a finisher medal.  We will also have a wheelchair division in which awards will be given to the top three finishers.   

Proceeds benefit the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program at Harding Academy.

 

Nov
16
Sat
Spa 10K/5K/Half Marathon @ Hot Springs Convention Center
Nov 16 @ 7:00 am

spa running festival

 

The SPA Running Festival is an event that has a race for everyone including kids, walkers, beginners to elite runners and those that like a challenge! The Spa 10K continues to be our featured race as part of the Grand Prix Racing Series. The 5K is for both walkers and runners! The Squirt Race is for kids 2 – 10 years of age and is always so much fun to watch! This year, we are very pleased to again offer a Half Marathon course. If you liked the challenge of the Spa 10K running over West Mountain, then you are going to really like the Half Marathon because you get to run West Mountain and to the top of the Summit twice – hence the name Summit² Challenge! Are You Up To The Challenge? The maximum number of participants for the Half Marathon is 300. Don’t think to long or you may miss out.  The Spa 10k is a nationally recognized event as featured in Runner’s World Magazine Races & Places, November 2015 edition.

Race Weekend Info

Dec
14
Sat
CASA Half Marathon / 5K @ Pine Bluff
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The CASA Half Marathon is here. WOW! How time flies. We thank each and every one of you that has helped us continue to grow our event and raise over $80,000 for the CASA Shelter of Pine Bluff. Kudos to you all.

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone so quick. But that just means another racing season is here and this year we’ll have a few surprises for you throughout the year. What could they be… well, you’ll just have to keep checking back to our website or “Like Us” on Facebook and you’ll get all the notifications there.

Here are a few additions from last years race still in effect and a few new ones:

  • 5k race (can either run or walk)
  • Same Start/Finish line placement
  • Family 5K package (up to 4 members)
  • 2nd and 3rd place Overall Awards
  • Masters Awards in the Half Marathon
  • Virtual Runner sign up
  • A delicious pancake breakfast when you’re finished
  • More to come!

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