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.
CHASE RACE 2-MILE is an AR Grand Prix Championship Race. We believe it is the best 2-MILE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE ever. Walkers and slower runners yield to faster runners on the course. All participants will be directed to the right side of the course streets. No dogs in this one please! The course is certified by USATF and disposable chip timing with S/F mats will be provided.
PAWS RACE 1-Mile event is for participants who want to run or walk with their leashed dog/pet. It is a fun event for dogs/pets of all breeds, ages and sizes! The course will be gun timed (no start mat).
Both events start and finish at Simon Park, 805 Front Street, Conway, AR.
OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
1) Best Pet Costume Contest. Judging and winners will be determined during the 1-Mile race.
2) Conway Animal Shelter will have pets available for adoption.
C o u r s e s: The 2M & PAWS 1M courses are out & back, flat and fast with excellent traffic control & aid station. An experienced team of organizers will make the event exciting and fun. Restrooms will be available. See you at the start line March 9! Participants of all abilities, ” ON YOUR MARK”!R u n n e r a m e n i t i e s: Each Participant will receive a 100% Poly Unisex souvenir T-Shirt. To be guaranteed a T-shirt of your size, you must register before FEBRUARY 20, 2019. Participants will also receive an awesome “goodie” bag and will be eligible for fabulous door prizes. Each finisher will receive an unique Chase Race medal.
Race results will be posted on Mac’s Race Timing, AR RRCA, Arkansas Runner and www.chaserace. info.
REFRESHMENTS: Various drinks, donuts, pizza, hot dogs, and other refreshments will be available for participants and family on race day.
P a c k e t p i c k – u p: Sporty Runner, 1016 Van Ronkle, Conway, 501-328-9255, Friday, March 8th, 12 Noon– 6:00 pm. On race day, packets will be available at Simon Park from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m.
Directions to the Race: Take I-40 to Exit 127, west on Hwy 64 (Oak St) approx. 1mile to Front St., left (south) on Front, Simon Park is on right. Parking is available at various lots 1-2 blocks away.
AWARDS: The awards ceremony will be at Simon Park Pavilion following the races. A total of 239 awards will be presented during the event! Please be patient and courteous to all award recipients. With this many awards, some will be getting personal recognition for the first time and all takes time. If you need to leave early, please have someone pick up your award or it will be available at Sporty Runner the following week. No awards will be available prior to the official awards ceremony. Thanks in advance for being patient and understanding.
C H A S E RACE 2-MILE ( 204 Aw a r d s )
1st three male/female finishers:
Masters (40+ age group)
Grand Masters (50+ age group)
Senior Masters (60+ age group)
Male & Female 1st five finishers in each of the following age groups: 6 & Under, 7-10, 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, 75-79 & 80 & Over.
Male & Female 1st three finishers in each of the following age groups:
No duplication of awards.
Walkers are encouraged to participate in the 2- Mile Race
Awards to 1st Five Male/Female finishers. Awarded at finish line. Please remember, one foot must be touching the pavement at all times.
Paws Race 1-Mile ( 30 Awards): First 15 male/ female finishers.
Awarded at finish line.
Pets Best Costume Contest ( 3 Awards ): Top 5 as determined by the Judges!! Pets must participate in the 1 Mile race to be eligible for an award. Winners will be chosen during the race.
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.
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.