***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.

 

Mar
30
Sat
Run Bentonville Half Marathon/ 5K @ Bentonville Square
Mar 30 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Run Bentonville Half Marathon and 5K

Race Day Schedule

PLEASE BE ON THE SQUARE READY TO RUN BY 6:45A.M.  ALL RACES

Saturday

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

Apr
6
Sat
Hogeye Marathon/Half Marathon/Relays/5K @ Springdale Square
Apr 6 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hogeye Marathon/Half Marathon/Relays/5K @ Springdale Square | Springdale | Arkansas | United States

Race Info:

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.

Double Barrel Gravel Poker Ride @ Benton County Quail
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Double Barrel Gravel Poker Ride @ Benton County Quail | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

What:
Ride your choice of 2 gravel loops of 15, or 67 miles. Start and Finish at the Benton County Quail Barn and pick up poker cards along the way. The routes will be on chunky gravel roads. Have some fun blasting clay pigeons when you return to earn bonus cards! We have awesome prizes for best hand at the end and rumor has it the BCQ will be putting a shotgun in the bounty.
Shoot as much as you like post ride. Stay after the ride for jambalaya, crawfish, local beer and live music.

When:
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Riders meeting at:
8:00am – 67 mile route – unmarked GPS Mandatory, Half way stop at Haven 55 in Pineville MO with refreshments and discounts.
2:00 pm – 15 route – well marked.
Wheels roll 15 min after each rider meeting

Where:
Starts and ends at Benton County Quail.
DIRECTIONS to Benton County Quail (Quail Barn):
From the Bentonville Square go 6 miles West on Central (72). When you pass the water tower get ready to turn right in about a 1/4 mile. You’ll see a brown sign “Benton County Quail”. Turn there. 11674 Arkansas 72, Bentonville, AR 72712

Things to bring:
-Your bike, helmet and whatever you want to ride in.
-Change of clothes for relaxing post ride.
-Friends and lots of them.
-Guns will be provided so please leave yours at home. We’ll have plenty so don’t worry. Thanks to winchester you’ll also shoot for free.
*Mountain bikes or gravel/cross bikes with 35mm or wider tires. If you’re new to riding on dirt then a mountain bike would be best. Give Phat Tire a call to rent a mountain bike. 479-715-6170

Phat Tire, Benton County Quail, Rogue Trails, Ozark Beer Company, Salsa Bicycles and Winchester make this a free event for everyone.

May
18
Sat
Eureka Springs Enduro @ Lake Leatherwood
May 18 – May 19 all-day
Eureka Springs Enduro @ Lake Leatherwood

REGISTER
(OPENS 3.25.19)

The 2019 Eureka Springs Enduro will be a weekend of stoke and action! More fun to come in 2019 with a fresh urban stage starting at the Crescent Hotel! This enduro is happening on May 18-19th, 2019. We’ll utilize the new trails at Passion Play, DH trails at Lake Leatherwood, some brand new lines created for the event, and a downtown urban stage!

Entry Includes:

  • Full supported race over two days with 10-12 unique stages.
  • The Urban stage. Truly a unique experience. Ride the first of its kind!
  • Two racer meals compliments of Cycle OG.
  • Full mechanical support thanks to Phat Tire Bike Shop.
  • Medical support during the race and dedicated practice times.
  • Race day shuttle for amateur racers (pro and EWS classes will only get 1 shuttle.
  • Hydration support and riders lounge thanks to Monster Energy.
  • A timing system for instant results and 100th of a second accuracy.
  • Professionally marked course with arrows and tape.
  • Cold adult beverages in marked areas. 21+ only.
  • AID stations and lunch mid-race both days.
  • Over $5000 in cash and prizes.
  • Professional awards ceremony.
  • Music and festivities
  • AES event swag.

FULL FACE AND KNEE PADS MANDATORY

Full face and knee pads are mandatory at this event. No exceptions. We highly suggest elbow pads as well. Phat Tire and Mojo Cycling have full faces in stock. Mojo is offering registered riders 10% off a full face and knee pads. Phat Tire will also have full faces for sale on site. Riding within your limit is essential.

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

Sep
21
Sat
Winslow Run Half Marathon & 5k @ Winslow High School
Sep 21 all-day

The 9th annual Winslow Half Marathon and 5K Run will be held September 21, 2019.

Over 150 runners participated in last year’s event up here in the beautiful Boston Mountains of northwest Arkansas.

As was the case in the last eight years of the race, the proceeds from the 2019 event will be used to fund valuable programs in our community, such as the Ozark Folkways, Winslow Public Library, the Winslow Town Museum, and Winslow Meals

 

Oct
13
Sun
Hero Half Marathon @ Lokomotion Fun Park
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Hero Half Marathon is a fundraising race and community event hosted by The Spark Foundation in partnership with Fayetteville Firefighters’ IAFF – Local 2866. Race proceeds benefit organizations that meet important community needs, increase fitness opportunities for the community, and make Fayetteville and Arkansas a great place to live, work, and play.  The race is held every year to coincide with Fire Safety Week!

The Hero Half Marathon is a scenic, chip-timed, point-to-point race starting at Lokomotion Family Fun Park before jumping onto the trail system at Lake Fayetteville. Racers will be shuttled to the race start before winding their way through the green heart of this charming college town on extensive multi-use, paved trails that makeup part of Razorback Regional Greenway, a world-class trail system linking six communities. Racers will experience a safe, fun, well-marked, well-supported race. The race finishes on Dickson St. in historic downtown Fayetteville where participants will be greeted with a Finish Line Festival that includes music, food trucks, a beer garden, local vendors, sponsor booths, and activities for children. The race coincides with Fire Safety Awareness week and includes a 9/11 Memorial to commemorate the sacrifices made then and now by firefighters, law enforcement, and first responders. Proceeds support organizations that meet important community needs, celebrate an active lifestyle, and honor the heroes in our everyday lives.

Oct
19
Sat
Cossatot River Half Marathon @ Cossatot River State Park
Oct 19 @ 6:00 am – 1:00 pm

6:00 AM – Registration and Check-In at Visitor Center
7:00 AM – Shuttle to Start Line/Brushy Creek
8:00 AM – 13.1/Half Marathon Begins
11:00 AM – Meal by CRSPNA
11:45 AM – Awards

*Race Limited to 100 Runners

Participants registered by October 5, 2019 will receive a 9th annual runner’s shirt.

All runners will receive a participant medal and race bib. Awards will be given to overall male and female runners in age/gender categories. After completing trail, participants and volunteers will have a meal provided by CRSPNA.

Youth Division: Ages 18 and under

Adult Division: Ages 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

 

Run starts at Brushy Creek off State Hwy 246 and Ends at the Visitor Center off State Hwy 278. Participants will be shuttled to the north end of the trail to start. 3 Aid stations along the trail run will have necessary items for refueling.

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
Nov
23
Sat
White River Marathon for Kenya @ Cotter High School
Nov 23 @ 7:00 am

Boston Qualifier

The White River Marathon for Kenya has raised thousands of dollars for the town of Katito, Kenya, providing potable water wells, clothing and a host of other necessities

WRM works in conjunction with World Vision.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.  Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, they serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Often WRM is asked, “what percentage of the registration fee goes to World Vision?”   There are many variables which dictate the race’s donation to Wold Vision, but we offer the following table, outlining our donations

Awesome Pre-Race Pasta Dinner and renowned Post-Race Meal!

All races start at 7:00 am

Shoe Recycling Drive – bring your old shoes to us!

Flat Course along the White River!

Registration is limited to 750 participants – sells out!

Family & Runner friendly atmosphere!

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
8
Sat
Mississippi River Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K @ The Delta
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am
Mississippi River Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K @ The Delta | Lake Village | Arkansas | United States

ABOUT THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER MARATHON:

The Mississippi River Marathon offers the only marathon in the Mississippi Delta and a variety of opportunities that no other race in the world can offer. Our goal is first, for people across the nation, especially in the Delta communities, to get excited about healthy lifestyles by supporting and participating in our running events. Second, this marathon was created to help all children receive an excellent education by donating funds raised to the Washington County and Southeast Arkansas Community Foundations benefit local non-profits and organizations.

FULL MARATHON
Starts in Lake Village, AR, crosses the halfway point on the Mississippi River Bridge and finishes into Greenville, MS

MISSISSIPPI RIVER HALF MARATHON
Starts on the Mississippi River Bridge in Lake Village, AR and crosses over and finishes into Greenville, MS

DELTA DOUBLE HALF
Starts in Lake Village, AR with the full marathoners. The Arkansas Half Marathon will finish on the Mississippi River Bridge and ten feet beyond that will be the start to the Mississippi River Half Marathon. Created for those who might want to run to half marathons in two states on one day. 7 hour time limit for the Delta Double Half.

Please contact Race Director John Conner at mississippirivermarathon@gmail.com with any questions.

Apr
4
Sat
Run Bentonville Half Marathon/ 5K (Virtual) @ Bentonville Square
Apr 4 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Run Bentonville Half Marathon and 5K

Race Day Schedule

PLEASE BE ON THE SQUARE READY TO RUN BY 6:45A.M.  ALL RACES

April 4, 2020

Event Location: Downtown Bentonville Square

7:00 a.m. Half Marathon/Relay Start (Start line is located on Central Ave.)

7:00 a.m. 5K (Start line is located on Main St.)

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

 

Apr
18
Sat
RussVegas Half Marathon and Relay (now virtual)
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

RussVegas Half Marathon is more than just a PR fast course covering 13.1 miles in Russellville, AR, it’s an opportunity to help those we love by supporting the River Valley Circle of Friends and Children’s Hospital. It is a showcase as participants start and finish through the streets of HIstoric Downtown. It is an atmosphere with “Spirit Stations” throughout the course cheering and playing music. It is a community where more than 300 volunteers and local business’s pull out the red carpet for participants and family. Finally, it is a festival, this year we are continuing our Friday Night events to include a kids mile, 5k Glow Run, bands, food, and an expo. Whether you are looking for your best time, a fun time, or just a little down time — we look forward to showing you everything the RussVegas Half has to offer.