Due to the need for social distancing surrounding the COVID-19 situation, many of the events listed on our calendar have been canceled or had the dates changed. We are not currently taking down events as we haven’t received any definitives from most event organizers. WE RECOMMEND that you contact the race director or organizer before registering for any event in the next couple of months. We will attempt to keep you informed as we get more information. Thanks.
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. Please remember, these are not our events but a listing of Arkansas events that we share through Arkansas Outside.
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.
Racers enjoy an electric start/finish atmosphere in Historic Downtown Russellville and continue to experience lights, music, and entertainment throughout the 3.1 mile course.
After your Glow Run, take advantage of the Friday night expo, live music, local restaurants, and don’t forget the black light photo shoot to complete your night.
Rocket 5K- yeah it’s tough, get over it.
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.
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.
4 EVENTS – Duathlon, 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, and Bike Time Trial.
7:00 – 8:30 am – Packet Pickup and Registration (inside airport terminal)
7:00 am – Transition Opens
7:00 am – Chip Distribution for duathlon at transition begins
8:30 am – Chip and packet pickup closes – Duathlon/5K/Fun Run
8:30 am – Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting – Duathlon/5K/Fun Run
8:40 am – National Anthem and Prayer
8:45 am – Fun Run Start
8:50 am – Last chance to return to transition
8:55 am – Transition closes
9:00 am – Bike Time Trial packet pickup at start house
9:00 am – Duathlon Individual Males Start
9:02 am – Duathlon Individual Females AND Team Runners Start
9:10 am – 5K Run Start
9:30 am – Food and Beverage for Finishers
9:45 am – Bike Time Trial packet pickup closes at start house
10:00 am – 5K Awards
10:15 am – Bike Time Trial Begins
11:00 am (approx.) – Transition area opens to retrieve bikes
11:15 am – Giveaway prizes begin
11:30 am – Awards
Iron Pig Duathlon
A USA Triathlon sanctioned duathlon that consists of a 3 mile run, 18 mile bike and 3 mile run.
Iron Pig Run/Walk
5K Run and a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk which are both held on the same course. The flattest course you’ll ever run/walk on!
Iron Pig Time Trial
USA Cycling sanctioned 17 mile bike time trial. Known as the “race of truth”, cyclists can test themselves against the clock. Several categories with a non-aero equipment category as well. Come set a course record or test yourself against the times of the duathlon competitors.
THE COURSES:The run courses are flat and fast! The bike course is out and back on Scenic Hwy 71. The finish is located just in front of the airport terminal. This course is geared to people looking for a challenge, but is not too hilly for an early season test. A good first-time event for an individual or team or a great way to kickoff the race season for the seasoned athlete.
The 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.
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.
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.
Goblin Run 5K
Join Bentonville Parks & Recreation for the 3rd race of the Run Bentonville Race Series: The Goblin Run! Costumes are encouraged for this spooooky race around town. Special awards to the best costumes!
Distance: 5k and Kids Fun Run
When: October 31 at 7:30am. Kids Fun Run to follow
Where: Downtown Activity Center (215 SW A St.) Bentonville, AR
Cost: $25 for 5k/ Free for Fun Run
Did you miss registration? We can get you registered in person at packet pick-up!
Packet Pick-up will take place at the Downtown Activity Center (215 SW A St.) on Thursday, October 29th from 8am-8pm and Friday, October 30th from 8:00am-4:30pm.