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.

 

Feb
22
Sat
Styx n’Stones Trail Run @ Devils Den State Park
Feb 22 @ 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:

The Beat Goes On 5K
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Beat Goes On 5K

“The Beat Goes On” 5K Run/Walk is an event presented by the Saline Memorial Health Foundation and SMH Heart and Vascular Services. All proceeds will benefit the SMH Foundation Cardiac Assistance Fund, which supports cardiac care in Saline County. The funds will be used to support cardiac needs in our community such as assisting patients with cardiac medication expenses and adding new technology.

The 5K Run/Walk course will start and finish at Saline Memorial Hospital. Registration and post-race refreshments will be located inside. It is recommended that runners start up front and walkers line-up in back.

The Saline Memorial Health Foundation and Everett Buick GMC are ready for the 8th annual The Beat Goes On 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 24. Proceeds from the event will fund CPR equipment and education for all Saline County schools—ensuring all graduating students are CPR trained.

The Beat Goes On 5K (3.1 miles), which is a certified course, will start at SMH and will take participants through downtown Benton. This is a chip timed race. Online registration is available at www.SalineMemorial.org or participants can download a registration form on arkansasrunner.com. Pre-registration is $20 or $25 the day of the event. Included in the registration fee is a long-sleeved race t-shirt.

START TIME: 9:00am CST
END TIME: 11:00am CST
PRICE: $20.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee
REGISTRATION: Registration ends February 22, 2018 at 11:59pm CST
Feb
29
Sat
Little Rock Marathon @ Downtown Little Rock
Feb 29 – Mar 1 all-day
Little Rock Marathon @ Downtown Little Rock | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Named as one of Runner’s World “Bucket List: 10 Great Marathons for First-Timers” in January 2017, come fill your bucket at the 18th Annual Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Little Rockers Kids Marathon on February 29th-March 1st 2019. A race with personality, loads of southern hospitality, tons of caring volunteers, a running or walking tour through the scenic streets of Arkansas’ capital city and an impressive finisher’s medal. We are a race for every pace. We love walkers, 8-hour time limit for Marathon race. Check out our website for more info: www.littlerockmarathon.com. Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/LRMarathon

Mar
7
Sat
Childhood Awareness 5K
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Run for Childhood awareness 5k/1k will take place in downtown Little Rock, AR.

The race benefits our children in creating awareness of the common problems that plague them both physically and mentally: obesity, diabetes, dyslexia, PANS/PANDAS, autism etc.

Our aim is to create awareness of these common and life altering issues, how to not only get our children help, but in educating and inspiring to live a healthier and happier lifestyle that promotes happiness, and healthy living.

The race benefits causes around the state that are invested in providing services to these children/families that are struggling in their fight to overcome these challenges. Portions of the proceeds will also be donated to the local food bank.

All donations are tax-deductible.

We invite runners, walkers, and baby strollers to the historic setting of Downtown Little Rock.

Medals will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for runners 9 and under and then increments of every 10 years starting at the age of 10. There will be an overall male and female grand prize for the fastest time.

T-shirts are included in the registration!

All donations are tax-deductible. Businesses, Churches, and Individuals are invited to sponsor your logo/name on our 2019 race shirt.

Mar
14
Sat
St. Patrick’s Day 5K @ Benton Parks and Rec
Mar 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Benton Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K and Little Leprechauns Fun Run presented by the Saline County Striders and State Farm Agent DJ Motley. Come dressed in your St. Patrick’s Day attire and race to the “Pot of Gold”! The Little Leprechauns Fun Run is open to children 12 and Under (FREE!). Registration Begins January 1st, 2020!

☘️Finisher Medals To All Participants!

Price:
$25.00 (Standard charge)
Run Clinic Discount: $25.00 for having minimum of 1 registrations in
Ages:  13 and up
Gender:  Coed

Registration Dates:
Standard registration opens: Jan 1, 2020
Last day for standard registration: Mar 14, 2020
Last day for Internet registration: Mar 13, 2020 9pm

6:30AM….Check In

7:30AM…..5K Start Time

8:30AM…..Little Leprechauns Start Time

**SHIRTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE 5K AND FUN RUN REGISTRATIONS AND IS NOT GURANTEED AFTER March 1ST.**

Apr
11
Sat
Cow Paddy 5K/1K @ Gulley Park
Apr 11 @ 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
17
Fri
RussVegas Glow Run 5K
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm

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.

Apr
18
Sat
Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run @ Maumelle Park Pavilion 8
Apr 18 @ 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 18, 2020

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

Rocket 5K and Rocket Kids’ Dash @ Catholic High School
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

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.

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.

Apr
25
Sat
Iron Pig Festival @ Fayetteville Executive Airport
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am
Iron Pig Festival @ Fayetteville Executive Airport | Greenland | Arkansas | United States

4 EVENTS – Duathlon, 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, and Bike Time Trial.

Race Day Timeline

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 Festival

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 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.
May
1
Fri
MacArthur Park 5K @ MacArthur Park
May 1 @ 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
9
Sat
Mount Magazine Trail Fun Run @ Mount Magazine State Park
May 9 @ 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.

Jul
17
Fri
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival @ Eureka Springs Area
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day
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.

Oct
31
Sat
Goblin Run 5K @ Downtown Activity Center
Oct 31 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Goblin Run 5K

Register

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

COURSE MAP 

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.

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