***Special Notice***

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.

 

Aug
3
Sat
Hook and Ladder 5K/10K & 1 Mile Fun Run @ Bentonville Fire Department
Aug 3 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

4th Annual Hook & Ladder! Register today https://app.regwiz.io/register/hookandladder/610

The 4th annual Hook & Ladder 5K/10K and 1 mile fun run. Firefighter Challenege is back and details will be released closer to race date. Sponsor booths, Live DJ from Brock Entertainment, Water shower at the end of the race and much more! We’re set and can’t wait to see everyone there this year! Bentonville Firefighter’s Assoc. is a non-profit organization.

Race Routes:

5K Race Route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/163330
10K Race Route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/180205
**It is your responsibility to know the route you plan to run, we do not accept responsibility for runners accidentally going off course**

Aug
25
Sun
Mt Nebo Trail Run @ Mount Nebo State Park Pavilion
Aug 25 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mt Nebo Trail Run @ Mount Nebo State Park Pavilion | Dardanelle | Arkansas | United States

Miscellaneous Information:

  • Distance: 14 miles (approximate)
  • Starts at 7:00 am from the top of Mt. Nebo, in the parking lot near the pool and camping area. Mt. Nebo is about three miles west of Dardanelle on Hwy 155.
  • There is no entry fee. There may be some form of receptacle into which a donation would be appropriate to show appreciation for those administering the run and/or providing food and aid.
  • This is a low-key event–a “fun run”. Please keep your own time and sign in at the finish.
  • Race contact: Tom Aspel 479-857-4527
  • Race #2 in the 2019-2020 AURA Ultra Trail Series

Google Maps Driving Directions to race start.

Parking:

  • Parking will be in the grassy area near the stop sign. No parking in the campground-pool-pavilion parking lot. Just to be clear, you cannot park where we always parked before. There will be someone directing you where to park.

Post Run:

  • The pavilion by the pool is reserved for the race until 2 pm.
  • The organizers will have some hamburgers and watermelon at the finish. First come, first served. You might want to bring drinks.
  • Showers are available on top; the pool will be open at 11:00am – $3 fee to swim

Camping and Lodging Information:

  • Camping options: Campsites with water and electricity; Bench trail camping with no facilities.
  • Cabins are also available. Capacities from 4 to 8 people.
  • For information contact Mt. Nebo: mountnebo@arkansas.com or 1-800-264-2458 or (479) 229-3655

 

Sep
14
Sat
Hurts Donuts 80s Run @ MacArthur Park
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Packet Pickup starts @ 8am
Run starts @ 10am
EARLY BIRD ENDS AUGUST 3RD!

This 5k running series is open to persons of all ages and abilities. Come to run (or walk) the course with your friends and family and enjoy a fun morning while celebrating Hurts Donuts! Hurts Donuts will be waiting at the finish line. Enter in the COSTUME CONTEST to win more donut-ful prizes and bragging rights! Registration gets you a bib number, a pair of socks and a t-shirt! Freshly brewed coffee will also be served along with other refreshments.

The inaugural Hurts Donut 80s Run is COMING! Run, walk, or dance through our non-competitive course and have a delicious Hurts Donut waiting for you at the finish line! Enter the costume contest to win MORE donuts and bragging rights! You know you wanna… Let’s party like it’s 1985!

Oct
26
Sat
Creep N Crawl 10K/5K @ Two Rivers Park
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Creep N Crawl 10K/5K @ Two Rivers Park | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

The Creep N Crawl 10K / 5K celebrates the best of autumn with a healthy dose of physical fitness. Create a new family tradition while enjoying all the fall fun with friends. Grab your costume and join us as at Two Rivers Park.

COURSE
The course runs on the paved trails at Two Rivers Park and the Arkansas River Trail, combining the safety of a smooth surface and the autumn beauty of Two Rivers Park.    Please note:
Due to the location of the race and trails, some areas may be a bit dark.  Flashlights, lanterns or head lamps may be utilized.

COSTUME CONTEST
As part of the festivities, we will have a costume contest for race participants only. We encourage participants to get creative and dress in costume for the race.  To take part in the costume contest, stop by the judging table at the finish line after you finish to be considered.  The costume categories include:

Youth – Individual
Youth – Group
Adult – Individual
And more
Costume Contest Rules:

You must be a registered participant and complete the race event in your costume to be eligible for prizes.
Groups and Pairs must come to the judging table together to be eligible.
If you are a group or a pair, you must pick a team captain and a team name. We will use this name and the team captain’s race number for judging.
You must have a race number visible to be eligible for the Costume Contest and please keep your race bib number on for winner announcements.
You must be present at the awards ceremony to win a prize.
Judges will be looking for originality, authenticity, overall theme and craftsmanship!

Jan
4
Sat
Athens Big Fork Marathon @ Big Fork Community Center
Jan 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Athens Big Fork Marathon @ Big Fork Community Center

 

 

NOTE: This event is NOT for trail-newbies.

If you are not an experienced trail- or ultra-runner (or adventure racer), we happily invite you to one of the other UTS runs, BUT NOT THIS ONE. This is a difficult event on a difficult trail that presents many opportunities for one to get lost, injured, exhausted, or incapacitated–with sparse access for rescue.

The Athens-Big Fork Trail Marathon and Blaylock Creek 17 Mile Fun Run take place on the Athens-Big Fork Trail. This is actually > 100 year old horse postal trail. After running this, you will wish you had a horse!
The course is an out and back course. You first run almost 3 miles on roads – paved and gravel up to the start of the trail. Then you enter the Athens-Big Fork Trail – White Blazes. Follow the trail over 8 mountains. The 8 mountain crossings on the trail are:
Missouri
Hurricane Knob
McKinley
Brier Creek
Leader
Brushheap
Brushy
Big Tom
You pop out of the trail and need to go about a half mile down the gravel road to get your full 13.1. Then you turn around and go back. It’s that easy!
The 17 Mile Blaylock Creek Fun Run only gets to run half of the hills. You will turn around at the Aid Station just across Blaylock Creek.

What this means to you the runner. Here are some statistics for you to consider – this is the “out” of the out and back:
Max Elevation: 2028
Min Elevation: 1023
Climbing Elevation Gain: 4600 feet
Climbing Distance: 7.10 miles
Average Grade: 12%

The Athens Big Fork Trail Marathon and 17 Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, January 4th, 2020.

Registration will open Monday, Aug 12th and capped at 200.

We can use an aid station captain for the Little Missouri aid. If you are available and interested, please contact me at mverunnergirl@gmail.com

Big Thanks to our absolutely amazing volunteers! I am happy to announce that the Blaylock Creek and Turn Around aid stations will be sponsored by the same fun, caring, and capable people/organizations. SO go show them some love and visit their business.

Fleet Feet Little Rock – not only do they have a large selection of running apparel, shoes, and hydration options but they also host weekly runs. In fact, they are hosting an event with Oofos at Flyway Brewing this Tuesday at 6pm. Come Join The FUN!!!

Team Jackass out of Texarkana will also be back at the FULL Turn Around ready to send you back to the finish in a happy state of mind.

Ouachita Amateur Radio Association Inc. will be there tracking you and helping to ensure your safety!!

Polk County Sheriff’s Department will be there to see you off to a safe start with an escort along the pavement section.

The Big Fork Community Center and all of the big-hearted folks of Big Fork plan to open their doors for another year with all of the warm hospitality that makes this place Extremely Special. AS ALWAYS, ALL PROFITS WILL GO TO THEM IN ORDER TO HELP ENSURE THE LONGEVITY OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

We look forward to seeing who has what it takes to run from Big Fork to Athens, crossing 8 mountains TWICE!

Feb
12
Wed
Red Light Green Light Valentine’s Run @ Fleet Feet Sports Easy Runner
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our annual Valentine’s Day run! Runners are encouraged to wear the color showing their current relationship status.
Red = Taken
Green = Available
Yellow = It’s complicated

Post run treats will be served.

Oct
24
Sat
Creep N Crawl 10K/5K @ Two Rivers Park
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Creep N Crawl 10K/5K @ Two Rivers Park | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

The Creep N Crawl 10K / 5K celebrates the best of autumn with a healthy dose of physical fitness. Create a new family tradition while enjoying all the fall fun with friends. Grab your costume and join us as at Two Rivers Park.

COURSE
The course runs on the paved trails at Two Rivers Park and the Arkansas River Trail, combining the safety of a smooth surface and the autumn beauty of Two Rivers Park.    Please note:
Due to the location of the race and trails, some areas may be a bit dark.  Flashlights, lanterns or head lamps may be utilized.

COSTUME CONTEST
As part of the festivities, we will have a costume contest for race participants only. We encourage participants to get creative and dress in costume for the race.  To take part in the costume contest, stop by the judging table at the finish line after you finish to be considered.  The costume categories include:

Youth – Individual
Youth – Group
Adult – Individual
And more
Costume Contest Rules:

You must be a registered participant and complete the race event in your costume to be eligible for prizes.
Groups and Pairs must come to the judging table together to be eligible.
If you are a group or a pair, you must pick a team captain and a team name. We will use this name and the team captain’s race number for judging.
You must have a race number visible to be eligible for the Costume Contest and please keep your race bib number on for winner announcements.
You must be present at the awards ceremony to win a prize.
Judges will be looking for originality, authenticity, overall theme and craftsmanship!

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