***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
19
Sat
David’s Trail Endurance Run @ David's Trail / Lake Norfork / Rocking Chair Resort
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

davids trail

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

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!

WEEKEND SCHEDULE
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

 

Apr
6
Sat
Arkansas Wine Country 100 Cycling Tour 2019 @ Post Familie Winery
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Arkansas Wine Country 100 Cycling Tour 2019 @ Post Familie Winery | Altus | Arkansas | United States

Ride thru scenic hilly Arkansas Wine Country along the Arkansas River Valley while supporting Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  Choose from  17 mile, 35 mile, 100K, 80 mile, or 100-mile tours which all begin & end at Post Familie Winery.  The 100 mile, 80 mile, and 100k routes cross the Arkansas River over the Scranton Bridge to Paris and back over the Ozark Bridge finishing by going up Saint Mary’s Mountain from the north to the Winery.  Registrants by March 27 will be guaranteed a 2018 dry fit tee.  This year the tour is part of the Wine, Wheels, & Wellness Festival hosted by Post Familie Winery which will be serving a farm to table luncheon menu for purchase.  Other activities will include Music and Yoga & Zumba in the Vineyard with Sole 2 Soul of Russellville, AR. Rest stops will include Elete Electrolytes again this year. Sag wagons are provided by Carr’s Chain Reaction of Russellville and Lewis & Clark of Rogers. Sponsored by AR River Valley Circle of Friends for Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Event details and schedule

* This is a rain or shine event, online price is $45 & closes April 2 at 11:59 pm PST
* Registration begins at 7:00 AM April 6 & price is $50
* The 100 mile tour begins at 8:00 AM SHARP
* Followed by the 80 & 100k at 8:45 AM,  then 35 & 17 at 9:15 AM
* 2013 Bandanas, 2015 – 2018 Tees are for sale at the event and additional tees can be ordered & purchased when registering for $10 each.  Tees ordered by March 26 are guaranteed.

Email direct to amandawdicken@gmail.com for route pdf, hotel & camping info

* Bicycle helmets are required by all riders
* The course will close at 3 PM and after that cyclists will be on their own
* Services provided will include sag wagon, stocked rest stations, and emergency services.

* Farm to Table Luncheon menu by Post Familie Winery will be available for purchase.
* ALL proceeds benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

* When you arrive in Altus, please park your vehicle in the empty lot across from the Winery. Signs will be posted.

*Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Arkansas-Wine-Country-100-201144309920310/

 

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.

Jul
20
Sat
Full mOOn 50K/25K @ Camp Ouachita
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 4:00 am
Full mOOn 50K/25K @ Camp Ouachita | Paron | Arkansas | United States

Full mOOn 50K is the Ultra Trail Series season kickoff race and a celebration event honoring birthdays of favorite AURA Queens.

The race is great for first-time trail and ultra runners, pavement pounders and PRs! The out-and-back course is set on rolling Forest Service Roads.
The run starts at Camp Ouachita Girl Scout Camp in the Ouachita National Forest. There are restrooms on site and showers at the campground nearby we have paid for your use. So plan to stick around for the after-party. This year, we’re serving breakfast just like the old days. But we’ll still have the regular goods and super cold watermelon for sure!

Bring your running family and friends. Spectators are welcome and will probably be recruited to volunteer! (See our volunteer page for opportunities). Please carpool if you can! Parking is limited to the west side of Highway 324. NO PARKING ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD. (The side closest to the camp is off limits.) NO EXCEPTIONS. The Forest Service is very serious about this and will ticket and/or tow your vehicle. Follow parking directors as you pull in. There is no fee for parking unless you decide to park on the wrong side of the road – the ticket is $240.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the party and for the run. They’ll need to wear something reflective and probably be able to run with you off leash (leash in the dark is a tripping hazard for inbound runners). Email the race director for more information.

Expect heat, humidity & darkness. Bring a headlamp, salt and a 20 oz + water bottle. Bug Spray — Good idea!

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

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!

Jan
18
Sat
David’s Trail Endurance Run @ David's Trail / Lake Norfork / Rocking Chair Resort
Jan 18 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

davids trail

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

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!

WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Friday, January 17:5:00 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 18:  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

 

Jan
22
Fri
David’s Trail Endurance Run @ David's Trail / Lake Norfork / Rocking Chair Resort
Jan 22 – Jan 23 all-day

davids trail

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

David’s Trail Endurance Run offers a challenging course through the Ozarks along beautiful Norfork Lake.  A great mix of single and double track takes you 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!

This is a cupless event!  Aid stations are stocked, but you will need your own handheld, reservoir, or purchase a HydraPak Speed Cup for yourself!  Cupless Racing Sponsored by HydraPak!

January in the Ozarks can mean sunny 45 degree weather or 10 and snowy.  2017 race day was sunny and reached about 70 degrees, 2019 was a blizzardy mess!  Race is held rain or shine, sleet or snow!  Pack for anything, stay at Rocking Chair Resort, run the race, then hang out us afterward.  Cash purses for setting the 50K course record (male & female), prizes, and post-race grub await you at the finish!