***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.

Jan
26
Sat
Village Creek 10k/25k Trail Run @ Village Creek State Park
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Village Creek 10k/25k Trail Run @ Village Creek State Park | Wynne | Arkansas | United States

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/

Mar
2
Sat
Little Rock Marathon @ Downtown Little Rock
Mar 2 – Mar 3 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 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

Jun
22
Sat
True Grit Ride 2019 @ Chaffee Crossing
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
True Grit Ride 2019 @ Chaffee Crossing | Fort Smith | Arkansas | United States

TGR100/MTB/5K Run/Walk benefits the Community Services Clearinghouse.

Route Distances: Road Ride 10, 28,42,66 and 100 miles, the Mountain Bike Ride is a 15 mile guided Mountain Bike Tour and the newest addition is the 5K Walk/Run. We offer a course for riders of any skill level.

Entry Fees: Registration is $50 for the TGR , $45 for the TG Mountain Bike Ride and $35 for the TG 5K Walk/Run.

The Clearinghouse is a well-established, non-profit organization located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, that provides emergency assistance to families and children in need throughout seven counties in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The most well-known program the Clearinghouse offers is the Meals for Kids backpack program, which distributes over 2,500 sacks of weekend food each Friday to children who otherwise would go hungry before returning to class on Monday.

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
16
Sat
Fayetteville Half Marathon 10K/5K/1M @ TBA
Nov 16 @ 7:30 am
Fayetteville Half Marathon 10K/5K/1M @ TBA | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States
WHAT IS THE FAYETTEVILLE HALF MARATHON & COMPANION RACES?
Four distances to choose from…half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K fun run. The race that will visit some of Fayetteville’s most unique spots. Friday will feature the vendor retail expo at The Chancellor Hotel just off the downtown square. On Saturday there will be a half-distance marathon, 10k, 5K, and a fun run/walk.

The Fayetteville Half Marathon is a race that will visit some of Fayetteville’s most unique spots. Friday will feature the vendor retail expo at The Chancellor Hotel just off the downtown square. On Saturday there will be a half-distance marathon, 10k, 5K, and a fun run/walk.

EVENT SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS – November 15 & 16, 2019

Day before race: The Chancellor Hotel, 70 N. East Ave, 72701 (479) 442-5555 just off the downtown square

  • Noon to 8:00pm – Vendor Expo & Packet Pickup for all races
  • Noon to 8:00pm- Registration for events

Race day (November 03, 2018):

  • 6:30am – Pre-race festivities
  • 7:50am – Prayer & National Anthem
  • 7:55am – Pre-Stage Half Marathon
  • 8:00am – Half Marathon
  • 8:15am – 10K
  • 8:20am – 5K
  • 8:22am – Fun Run
  • 9:00am – Post-race celebration begins
  • Noon – Post-race celebration ends
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
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

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!