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.
David’s Trail Endurance Run offers a challenging course though the Ozarks along beautiful Lake Norfork. A great mix of single and double track take you pretty well through 5000 + ft. in elevation change for the 25K and and even more for the 50K. Proceeds benefit trail expansion and K12 activities, spreading the word of loving the outdoors!
New for 2018, the Friday Night-Run! Cruise the trail (and stay on it!) with your headlamp,or be creative and kick it up a notch, as you navigate an 11K the night before you tackle the whole course when you do the 50K.
January in the Ozarks can mean sunny 45 degree weather or 10 and snowy. 2017 race-day was sunny and reached about 70! Race is held rain or shine, sleet or snow! Pack for anything, stay at Rocking Chair Resort, run the race, then hang out afterward. Cash purses, prizes, and post race grub await you at the finish!
Friday, January 18:5:00 pm – 7:00 – Packet pickup & on-site registration (If not sold out) at Rocking Chair Resort
8:00 pm – 11K night run starts!
Saturday, January 19: 6:30 am -7:30 – Packet pickup at Rocking Chair Resort
8:00 am – 50K start
9:00 am – 25K start
8:30 am – 9:30 – Packet pickup at Rocking Chair Resort – 7K
10:00 am – 7K race start
Cut off times for 50K
Overall cut off time of 9 hours (5:00 pm).
All check point times assume an average pace of 16:40 minutes/mile.
Runners not making it through check points at the noted time will be pulled from the course and escorted to the start/finish at Rocking Chair Resort.Mile 18.25 | 50K turn-around: 1:00 pm
Mile 26.25 | Panther Bay Pavilion: 3:30 pm
Finish / 31.75 | Rocking Chair Resort: 5:00 pm
The Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon was born six years ago over breakfast as some of the members of Team Loco licked our wounds in the lobby of a hotel room in Memphis, TN. The St. Jude Marathon had been iced out and several of us were depending on that race to qualify for either Marathon Maniac or Half Fanatic status. After some pancakes and probably too much coffee, the idea for the Team Loco races was born. Surely we, a dedicated group of runners could put on a race that met the qualifying standards for the Maniacs and Fanatics. After lots of hustling and more than a little hand wringing, the inaugural Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon was held in January of 2014. Many Maniac, Fanatics and more importantly memories were made that day. What several of us thought might be a one off turned into an in demand race and last year the 4th Annual Team Loco races were held. This brings us to the point…and lets face it…me getting to the point is a big chore.
On January 26th, 2019 the Sixth Annual Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon will be held. The race will once again be held on the Tucker Creek Trail in Conway, Arkansas. However, the start will move to the Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center.
Village Creek 10k/25k, 2019 ! Mud, Sweat, and Tears! Now that your shoes are dry and ya threw away your socks… Lets do it again! Weather is always the real surprise for this race! Tough single track mixed with some wide open spaces atop the geologic anomaly known as Crowley’s Ridge. There are markings EVERYWHERE!(I promise) Especially at marker 13 and 10. Who will set the record for the LOSTEST this year? There will be a 6.5 hour time limit on the 25k. You have approximately 3hr and 15min to make it to the turn around. If you think you can hike it go ahead cuz! Ain’t seen nobody do it yet! If you are not in at the 6.5 hour mark you will be hunted down by trained Falcons(bouncers, hitmen, mechanized volunteers that will swoop in and snatch you off the trail so everyone else can go home! Seriously! I got 3 kids, a Phantom Poodle, and not to mention a gorgeous Yankee wife!
No age groups! Top 10 male and Top 10 female awarded for each distance
Located just 6 miles south of Wynne, Village Creek State Park encompasses nearly 7,000 acres. The 31st park and 2nd largest in Arkansas, Village Creek sits atop the geologic anomaly known as Crowley’s Ridge! The 25K is an out and back route starting at the bicycle entrance to the following markers 13,14,11,10,16,17,18, north past 19 towards 20 where you will reach the turnaround. Aid stations will be at approximate half way points for both races. This is a cup free race! Bring your own bottles! The 10k will follow markers 13,14,11,10,9,7,6,12,13, and back to the bicycle entrance. ! You must be registered by January 21, 2019 to guarantee a hoodie or t-shirt. Stay in touch with updates that we post on https://www.facebook.com/VillageCreekmuckas/
Freezin for a Reason is for runners and walkers of all abilities. We offer a 5k, 10k, and the Lap for life for families and their children to take one lap around the track to honor all those past and present patients of Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Children and strollers are welcome at all events. All registered participants will receive a t-shirt. We will also have free food and lots of free fun kids activities like bounce houses, face painting, games, and. more.
The Freezin for a Reason event will begin and end at the Conway High School West Campus, located at 2300 Prince Street in Conway, Arkansas. The 5k/10k will begin at 9 am. The Lap for Life will begin at approx 10:45 am.
Date: February 32, 2019
Time: 9 am
Arkansas’ fastest and most scenic 15K! 100% paved course travels along the Arkansas River, Old Rock Quarry, Burns Park and more.
Race hosted by the Arkansas RRCA
USATF Course Certification #AR15002DLP
2018 Winners were Brent Corbitt and Tia Stone
Chip Timing provided by Mac’s Race Timing Service
Proceeds benefit the Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Series
No T-shirt option allows you to cut $5 off the entry fee
Packet pickup will be Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at Go! Running, 1819 Grant Street, Little Rock, from Noon – 6 PM.
Race History: The Valentine’s Day 5K dates back to the 1980’s when it was known as the “Serendipity Run”. 1994 marked the race’s first inclusion in the Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Series.
Male Overall: Wayne Stanley – 15:14 (1992)
Female Overall: Leah Thorvilson – 17:14 (2010)
Male Masters: Tom Aspel – 15:52 (1996)
Female Masters: Jean Hollander – 20:35 (1994)
Course Description: The race starts at Arkansas Tech University, Tucker Gym.
Sweetheart Competition: A special feature of the Valentine’s Day 5K is the chance to team up with a sweetheart for additional prizes! Runners have the option of entering with their spouse in the Married Sweethearts Division, or teaming up with a “friend” in the Unmarried Sweethearts Division. The finishing times for the two Sweethearts will be added together to compete against other couples’ composite times. The Sweetheart competition is in additional to the male/female individual races and does not affect an individual’s time, placing, or award in the overall race.
The 13.1 mile single-loop race goes through the twin cities of Texarkana, AR and Texarkana, TX. The race starts in downtown Texarkana, TX and finishes in Texarkana, AR. The course includes two park asphalt trails and residential neighborhoods on city streets. The finish line is downtown at 3rd and Wood Streets in front of the Hopkins Ice House about 4 blocks from the start.
It’s a unique opportunity to run in one half marathon in Texas and Arkansas on a USATF certified (#AR09010DLP) single-loop course! We will apply to be in the prestigious 2019 Arkansas Grand Prix Series when the bidding opens this fall. Information about the series is available at www.arkrrca.com.
A portion of the course is on the Texas/Arkansas state line. The race includes chip timing and 2-person and 4-person relay teams. Enjoy our post-race celebration at the finish line with sponsored hamburgers, chicken, veggie burgers, and beverages. Sponsored food and beverages are included for all race runners and walkers.
Ankles of Steel…Iron Will. That’s what you’ll need to take on the LOViT challenge – an endurance run of rocky, rolling hills and ridge lines that will take you along the southern rim of one of America’s most pristine fresh water lakes and through the ruggedly beautiful Ouachita National Forest.
Start: Friday, February 22rd, 5PM
34 hour cutoff, 20:24 min/mile pace
Male 21:52:34 (Hunter Dodds – 2016)
Female 23:34:00 (Bailee Wilkerson – 2017)
Start: Saturday, February 23th, 6AM
21 hour cutoff, 20:16 min/mile pace
Male 10:18:00 (Chris Ho – 2017)
Female 11:30:42 (Carmen Cheadle – 2016)
Participants in both events will receive an event shirt and the experience of a supported run through the Ouachita Mountains with 6 manned aid stations on the 100k course and 10 manned aid stations on the 100 mile course – many that you will cross multiple times. 100k finishers will receive a medal and 100 Mile finishers a custom finisher’s buckle to commemorate their accomplishment. Participants in both events will enjoy additional event swag plus one comped breakfast buffet during Sunday’s awards brunch.
Awards will be given to the top three overall male/female finishers in the 100k and 100 Mile distances at an awards banquet Sunday morning.
Event proceeds are invested in trail development in the Ouachita National Forest and the greater Hot Springs area. 2014 race proceeds helped fund the completion of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail. Run LOViT Endurance Events is a 501(c)3 nonprofit under the umbrella of the RRCA IRS exemption. The LOViT runs are non-commercial fundraisers that benefit the local trail community.
“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.
REGISTRATION: Registration ends February 22, 2018 at 11:59pm CST
The annual Van Davis Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run supports the National Park College Foundation by providing scholarships for current students. Strategically scheduled for six weeks into the new year, it gives everyone the opportunity to meet their new year’s health and fitness goals. Join us to make a difference for yourself and for the community.
Join us Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Hot Springs’ Baseball Park (formerly known as Whittington Park).
Features of the Van Davis Memorial 5K:
- USATF-certified course.
- Overall and Top-3 in each male and female age division awards.
- Flat and fast course that runs through the nation’s first national park.
- Kids Fun Run for children 10 years and younger.
- Virtual Participant option for those that wish to support the event while staying in bed.
Named as one of Runner’s World “Bucket List: 10 Great Marathons for First-Timers” in January 2017, come fill your bucket at the 17th Annual Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Little Rockers Kids Marathon on March 1-3, 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
Sylamore Ranger District
The 1.2-million acre Ozark-St. Francis National Forests offer endless opportunities for adventure. As one of America’s most scenic and picturesque areas, the Ozark-St. Francis provides a lot of the “natural” in the Natural State of Arkansas.
Ozark Highlands 50K
The course will start out at Norfork River Resort and proceed towards the Ozark Highlands Trail via 2.7 miles of rolling roads. The trail traverses through numerous hollows and takes participants across some of the most rugged and remote terrain in the Ozark National Forest. Runners will follow the OHT to the Brush Creek Trailhead and return back to the resort.
Twin Creek Twenty
Short course option will follow the same route as the Ozark Highlands 50K, but turnaround at Twin Creek Road Aid Station.
Norfork River Resort
We hope you’ll make plans to stay the weekend and take advantage of the great post-race festivities and the beautiful Norfork River Valley. Contact the resort to find out more details about things to do.
13386 Arkansas 5 Norfork, AR 72658
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! March 9, 2019 is the date for the 14th Annual Chase Race and Paws. The event is only 61 days away. You may register online
at www.chaserace.info. or RunSignUp or you may mail in the attached entry form. Some of the amenities for this year’s event include:
- Same super-fast out and back course as last year – the race will start/finish at Simon Park, 805 Spring St., Conway.
- The Technical Tee Shirts are 100% poly (feels soft), Unisex and Youth sizes.
- $100 cash to Male or Female that breaks their respective overall time record.
- Complimentary 2020 Entry Form to anyone who breaks an age group record.
- Awards are five deep in all age groups.
- Medals to all registered finishers.
- Chip timing, including start and finish mat for 2M and finish mat only for 1m.
- Judges will determine the top 3 pet costumes as they participate in the 1-mile event.
- Pet adoptions
- Chase Race & Paws is a non-profit event. All proceeds from the event are donated to “HAVEN HOUSE,” every child deserves a home.
Your early registration will help us in ordering (more accurately) the Tee Shirts.
Runners/Walkers/Pets: to your mark…………..…8 AM March 9!
The Spring Fling course starts on Bellamy Street, just outside of the Cabot High School Field House. The route heads south for 1/4 mile before turning left onto Main St. The race moves into a tree-lined residential area, and turns south onto Honeysuckle Ln. The runners will curve along this road, merging onto Linda Lane and continuing south to reach the 1st mile marker. Just after beginning the 2nd mile, the course turns runners south onto G street for a small loop before returning to Linda Lane to head back to the north. Once the runners have returned to Linda Lane they will pass the 2nd mile marker. The third mile returns the runners to Honeysuckle, Main St and then north on Bellamy to pass the starting line. The route then turns into the Field House Parking Lot and turning down the ramp to enter the Stadium. The course turns left on the track where runners will hit the 3 mile marker just before the back turn leaving runners just the turn and a short straightaway until the finish line.
The BEER & BAGEL OFF-ROAD RACE SERIES is coming back to NW Arkansas on Saturday, March 23! We’ll be running a new 4(ish)-mile course around the hills and through the woods at Hazel Valley Ranch in Fayetteville. After the race, settle in for a BLOW OUT party with great DJ music, dancing, tailgate games, and photos with Sasquatch! Of course, there will be plenty of bagels and beer. And, a race shirt that is everyone’s favorite – a long-sleeve tech shirt with “I’m a Drinker with a Running Problem” on the back.
The BEER & BAGEL OFF-ROAD RUN started twenty-five years ago in the Heartland of America, where every fall, thousands of runners, beer drinkers, and bagel enthusiasts gather in Lincoln, Nebraska to enjoy a good run and some good clean fun. Today, the series has spread to multiple states, but every effort is made to keep it local and home-grown.
Beer & Bagel Off Road Run is 4 miles of off-road running over challenging terrain. Forget the crazy antics & insane obstacles. At Beer & Bagel, we let Mother Nature do the talking: Rugged and untamed trails the way running was meant to be. After conquering mother nature at her best, you’ll be greeted with an ice cold beer, fresh bagels and more. And forget about bringing money on race day, everything is included. No paid parking, no paying for food at the finish, and we NEVER run out of water!
Registration for Arkansas is open now at www.BEERANDBAGEL.com. Runners can choose from individual or group pricing options. Bring all your friends and come to #RunEatParty!
Run Bentonville Half Marathon and 5K
Race Day Schedule
PLEASE BE ON THE SQUARE READY TO RUN BY 6:45A.M. ALL RACES
Event Location: Downtown Bentonville Square
7:00 a.m. Half Marathon/Relay Start
7:00 a.m. 5K
Race times are approximate, so please be on the square ready to go by 6:45 a.m. regardless of which race you enter.
7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Post-race Party and Celebration on the Square
9:00 a.m. Presentation of all awards on Main Stage
11:00 a.m. Half Marathon course closes
The race will start at 8:30 am at the Junior League Building on Scott Street, and will feature Downtown Little Rock landmarks, such as the River Market, Clinton Library, and Arkansas Arts Center. The race is also handicap and stroller accessible. In addition to the 10K/5K, this year’s event will include a Kids 1K event, “Downtown Dash, Jr.” Downtown Dash, Jr. will begin at 8:00 a.m.
The Junior League of Little Rock is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Race Information Styx n’Stones Trail Run
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Race Information: Mark DenHerder
- Devil’s Den State Park trails http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/things-to-do/trails/search.aspx?parkid=4
This is a 5M and 10M trail run located on private posted land 15 miles north of Batesville. The course will be marked with tape or flags and is primariy on single-track trail. This is a scenic and challenging trail in hardwood forests, along bluffs, and through pastures. There are creek crossings (knee deep). Expect rocks, roots, crevasses, bluffs, steep trails, nasty insects and various creatures. The race course and directions may be changed from previous years. The 5M and 10M courese start and end together.
There will be at least two water stations and volunteers montioring the course.
REGISTRATION: both races are FREE. T-shirts may be purchased for $15. All proceeds will benefit Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers (www.friendsoftherivers.org) To reserve your t-shirt send your $15 along with the entry form to Sam Cooke. Entry form and mailing address can be found here: http://wrroadrunners.org/
Primitive camping and trailers are allowed at the start area. Please call or email if you are camping.
DIRECTIONS: From Batesville, take 167 North (St. Louis Avenue), towards Cave City.
Go 3.5 miles past the traffice light at Ramada Inn (White Drive). Turn left onto Cave Creek Road (watch for the HIGHROCK signs).
Go 3.4 miles to Coon Creek Road (just past the Cave Creek Church).
Go 1.2 miles to Highrock Road (gravel).
Go 1.3 miles to the first stone gate. Continue on the farm road following signs to the race start.
INFORMATION: Sam Cooke, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 870-793-4613 or 870-307-8922
SPONSORED BY: Arkansas Eyecare Vision Source and White River Roadrunners Challenge Series
The Hogeye Marathon will start at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The race will start and finish on Emma Ave. in Springdale’s Downtown District. Timing will end 7 hours from the start. Participants may start early if this is not adequate time. There will be one early start at 6:30 a.m. Keep in mind you must know the course as it will be unsupported until 7:00. Please contact race director and you must sign up at the expo after you pick up your packet. If you do not sign up at the packet pick-up, you will not be allowed to start early.
The Half Marathon will take in many scenic parts of Springdale and also have a section entering Fayetteville, before returning to the downtown, Emma Ave finish.
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.
The Kilted Mile
The race will take place on Main Street on Friday, April 12th beginning at 6 p.m., and runners will line up at 12th and Main. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. at Natural State Running on 148 E. Main Street. In both men and women’s categories, the cash awards will be $100 (first place), $75 (second place), and $25 (third place).
For $15, participants not only join the race but also receive a kilt to wear while they run!
Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run
50 Mile and 50K Information
Date: April 13, 2019
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
About The Race for a Healthier Tomorrow
Schedule of Events
7:00 – 8:30 am Registration/Packet Pick-Up
At Children’s Hall on the Arkansas Children’s Campus (click here for map)
8:00 am 5K Race Start Time
At Arkansas Children’s Hospital Main Entrance (click here for map)
8:30 am 1-Mile Family Fun Walk Start Time
At Arkansas Children’s Hospital Main Entrance (click here for map)
9:15 am Family Fun Fair Opens
In parking lot next to Children’s Hall (click here for map)
Join us for activities, games, arts & crafts, food, and entertainment! Free for all registered participants and fun for both children and adults!
10:30 am Awards ceremony
At the stage at the south end of Family Fun Fair Parking Lot (click here for map)
11:00 am Family Fun Fair Closes
Advance Packet Pick-up and Registration:
We will offer advanced packet pick-up and registration before the race. Please note that while your entry fee does include a t-shirt, people who register after April 10th, 2019 will receive a t-shirt subject to availability.
Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, April 12th, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Children’s Hall on the Arkansas Children’s Campus
9 Children’s Way
Little Rock, AR 72202
click here for directions
Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration:
We encourage all participants to pick up their packets early in order to avoid the long lines. However, we understand this isn’t always possible so will also offer race day packet pick-up and registration. Please note that while your entry fee does include a t-shirt, people who register after April 10th, 2019 will receive a t-shirt subject to availability.
Saturday, April 13th, 7:00am – 8:30am
Children’s Hall on the Arkansas Children’s Campus
9 Children’s Way
Little Rock, AR 72202
click here for directions
5K OVERALL AWARDS
- 1st Overall Male & Female
- 2nd Overall Male & Female
- 3rd Overall Male & Female
The 5k overall awards will be given on stage at the post-race award ceremony at 10:30 am. The ceremony will take place on the stage at the south end of the Family Fun Fair.
5K AGE GROUP AWARDS
- 14 and under
- 15 – 19
- 20 – 24
- 25 – 29
- 30 – 34
- 35 – 39
- 40 – 44
- 45 – 49
- 50 – 54
- 55 – 59
- 60 – 64
- 65 – 69
- 70 & Over
Age group awards will be mailed to winners approximately two weeks post-race. Please note that Arkansas Children’s has a non-duplication of awards policy. A runner who finishes in the Top 3 overall in the 5K does not qualify to win an age group award.
TEAM PARTICIPATION AWARDS
The team who registers the most people will also receive an award. Teams can consist of a combination of 5k and 1-mile participants. Awards will be given to the largest team in each of the following divisions:
- Friends & Family
- Small Business (under 50 employees)
- Large Business (over 50 employees)
- Schools & Universities
The team participation awards will be given on stage at the post-race award ceremony at 10:30 am. The ceremony will take place on the stage at the south end of the Family Fun Fair.
TEAM SPIRIT AWARDS
Team Spirit awards will be given to the top 3 teams with the most unique group costume or outfit. You can never have too much flair! The team spirit awards will be given on stage at the post-race award ceremony at 10:30 am. The ceremony will take place on the stage at the south end of the Family Fun Fair.
INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING AWARDS
Individual fundraising awards will be given to the top individual earners. The individual fundraising awards will be based on a participant’s total as of midnight on April 13th, 2019. This award will be given on stage at the post-race award ceremony at 10:30 am. The ceremony will take place on the stage at the south end of the Family Fun Fair.
TEAM FUNDRAISING AWARDS
Team fundraising awards will be given to the team that raises the most money in each of the following divisions:
- Friends & FamilySmall Business (under 50 employees)
- Large Business (over 50 employees)
- Schools & Universities
Hoof it for Heifer is a 20k trail run on the Boy Scouts of America Trail in Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, AR. The proceeds from the run will be given to Heifer USA. Heifer USA is a domestic program that empowers local food and farm entrepreneurs in Arkansas.
Location: Petit Jean State Park is located in Morrilton, AR
The course: Due to a moderate to moderately difficult terrain, this race is recommended forexperienced trail runners.
12.4 miles with .8 mile on pavement in the park and approximately 12 miles on the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Boy Scouts Trail including one possible creek crossing depending on rains.