***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.

 

Jan
24
Thu
History of Hiking in Hot Springs @ Garland County Library
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
History of Hiking in Hot Springs @ Garland County Library

History of Hiking in Hot Springs features former National Park Ranger Jeff Heitzman. Be not just educated but also entertained, as this presentation includes historic props, period costume, and tons of facts about the Spa City’s earliest health-seeking hikers.

Feb
2
Sat
Freezin for a Reason @ John McConnell Stadium
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am
Freezin for a Reason @ John McConnell Stadium | Conway | Arkansas | United States

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.

Mar
30
Sat
Downtown Dash 5K/10K/1K @ Junior League Building
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

 

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.

About the Junior League of Little Rock

 

Jul
19
Fri
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival @ Eureka Springs Area
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival @ Eureka Springs Area | Eureka Springs | Arkansas | United States
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.

Jul
21
Sun
Eurekan 10k 5k Fun Run @ Eureka Springs Courthouse
Jul 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun/Walk

awards – Runs
10K:
  • Overall Male & Female finisher
  • Three deep at 10-year increments beginning at 10-19 thru 70+.
5K:
  • Overall Male & Female finisher
  • Three deep at 10-year increments beginning at 6-9, 10-19 thru 70+.
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk:
  • Custom finisher ribbons.
Awards & Prize Ceremony –
  • Immediately following the finish of the 10K run at the finish line.
  • 11:00am – Video & Picture Recap of the weekend…YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!
  • 11:00am – door prizes for all event participants who attend the ceremony
  • 11:30am – “The Eurekan” Recognition
Door Prizes, Pre & Post Race Goodies –
  • Goody bag with lots of sponsor products and services
  • Door prizes will include gift certificates and products.
  • Saturday post bike ride celebration with adult beverages, food and snacks will be available to all registered athletes.
Run course sponsored b
Aug
1
Thu
Arkansas Bike Summit @ The Record
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day

ABS Logo

PlacesForBikes Regional Conference

Thursday, August 1

9am-10am Registration Open

10am-3pm Sessions/Lunch w/ Keynote Speaker

3pm-5pm Guided Rides

6pm Happy Hour Reception

Friday, August 2

8am-9am Registration Open/Breakfast

9am-3pm Sessions/Lunch w/ Keynote Speaker

3:30pm-5:30pm Group Ride

5:30pm-7pm Happy Hour Reception

Dinner on Own

9pm-Late Finish Line Social

Saturday, August 3

8am-9am Continental Breakfast

9am-11:30am Sessions

11:30am-1pm Lunch on Own

1:30pm Trail Rides

5pm Closing Reception

(Tentative schedule, subject to change)

$25 per person PlacesForBikes Regional Conference includes conference registration, materials, lunch and happy hour reception on Thursday

$100.00 per person Arkansas Bike Summit includes conference registration, materials, goodie bag, breakfast Friday & Saturday, lunch Friday, and happy hour reception Friday & Saturday

Aug
24
Sat
St Jude Fayetteville 10K @ Lake Fayetteville
Aug 24 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

About
The annual St. Jude Fayetteville 10K will be in Fayetteville, AR on Aug. 24, 2019 @ 7:00 am. All profits go directly to St. Jude Hospital.

The St. Jude Fayetteville 10K will take place at Lake Fayetteville in Fayetteville, AR. The course will loop around the lake on a multi-use paved trail. The goal is to raise as much money as possible for St. Jude Hospital while providing a great race for NW Arkansas!

Location: Lake Fayetteville, 1450 E. Zion Rd, Fayetteville, AR Registration Fees: $30 (Through August 14) $35 (August 15-24) $40 (August 25-26) Race limited to the first 500 registrants. Only those registered by August 14 will be guaranteed a shirt.

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!

Nov
9
Sat
Breakaway 10K @ Harding University
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 

Race Information

Thanks for joining us for this year.  Look forward to seeing you again.

DATE: Saturday, November 9th, 2019 – 8:00 am

PLACE: First Security Stadium at Harding University in Searcy, AR.

ENTRY FEE: The registration fee is $25 without a shirt and $30 with a shirt prior to 10/26 and $5 more after and on race day.  We will also have a discount for students who are currently enrolled in college or high school.  You must show your school identification card at registration in order to receive the discounted rate of $15.  Packet pick up will begin on Friday, November 9th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Harding Academy and prior to the race starting at 7:00 am. Make all checks payable to Harding Academy with a note of Breakaway 10k.  Send checks to Harding Academy located at 1529 E. Park Ave. Searcy, AR 72143 c/o Brian Jones.

EVENTS: 10K and KidzDash.  KidzDash is a race for all children under the age of 10.  Runners will race in two divisions, 5 or younger and older than 5.  No registration needed for Kidz Dash and each participant will receive a ribbon for participation.  Kidz Dash will follow the 10k race. 

PRIZES FOR RACE: Top three Overall, Master (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Seniors (60+).   Top three in Age Groups (Male/Female in all Divisions) 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+.  Top five in Age Groups 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59.  All runners in the 0-9 division will also receive a finisher medal.  We will also have a wheelchair division in which awards will be given to the top three finishers.   

Proceeds benefit the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program at Harding Academy.

 

Nov
23
Sat
Kessler 10K / 20K Trail Run @ Mt. Kessler Trailhead
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Kessler Mountain Regional Park / Old Smokehouse, Fayetteville, AR

 

The Kessler Trail Run is a community event organized by the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association (FNHA) and partners to support land conservation efforts in and around Fayetteville, Arkansas. This self-timed 10K and 20K trail run will begin at 9 am at Kessler Mountain Regional Park, located at 2600 Judge Cummings Road in Fayetteville. The after-party will take place starting at 10:30 am at the Ozark Mountain Smokehouse, located at 1725 Smoke House Trail in Fayetteville. Upon finishing, runners will receive a limited-edition 2019 Kessler Trail Run pint glass and a ticket to enjoy food from local vendors and craft beer from area breweries. An after-party only option is also available for those that are interested in supporting FNHA’s conservation efforts without running the course. For more information about FNHA, visit http://www.fayettevillenatural.org/ or just click the website link above.

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
1
Sat
Freezin for a Reason 5K 10K @ John McConnell Stadium
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Freezin for a Reason 5K 10K @ John McConnell Stadium | Conway | Arkansas | United States

Freezin’ for a Reason is for runners and walkers of all abilities. We offer a 10K, 5K, and the Lap for life for families and their children to take one lap around the track to honor past and present patients of Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Children and strollers are welcome at all events.All participants registered by January 18, 2020 will receive a t-shirt. Event attendees can also enjoy free food and lots of free fun kids activities like bounce houses, face painting, games, and. more.

The Freezin’ for a Reason will take place February 1, 2020. The race 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 a.m.The Lap for Life will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.

May
2
Sat
Toad Suck 10K and 5K @ Conway High School West
May 2 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Toad Suck 10K and 5K @ Conway High School West | Conway | Arkansas | United States

10K/5K Information

Timing Chips
Toad Suck Daze Run will use chip timing technology to calculate results. Participants must wear a race chip to get an official race time. Race chip and packet pickup will be Friday, May 1, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center in Conway. Race packets will also be available on race day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at Conway High School Fieldhouse. Registrants after 7:30 a.m. will not be timed.

T-Shirts
All registrants will receive a technical t-shirt with the Toad Suck Daze Run logo. Additional shirts are available for purchase for $15.00 each. Shirts are available in adult Mens and Womens sizes S – XXL. Youth sized shirts will be provided for all Tadpole Trot participants. These youth sized shirts are a 50/50 cotton blend and run small, so please order accordingly. Additional youth shirts are available for purchase for $10.00 each.

*Shirt sizes not guaranteed for packets picked up after 7:00 a.m. on race day.

Lineup
10K and 5K runners should line up based on their pace. All 5K fun walk participants should line up behind the 10K and 5K runners (back of the pack). Runners should expect a wave start, based on pace.

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
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!