***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.

 

Apr
6
Sat
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.

Jun
9
Sun
Ladies Du Fayetteville @ Lake Fayetteville
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am
Ladies Du Fayetteville @ Lake Fayetteville | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

Event Information

Run, ride, run around the beautiful Lake Fayetteville in this ladies only duathlon. Each run will be 2 miles and the bike will be 11 miles, all of which will be on paved trail. What sounds better than the chance to get out and run, bike, run in the company of hundreds of other women! 

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019. 7:00am
What: Duathlon – Run 2 miles, Bike 11 miles, Run 2 miles
Where: 
Lake Fayetteville / Veterans Memorial Park. Check out the Event Site Map.
Who: 
Ladies only! Participate as an Individual OR as a Relay (team of two)

Registration

Registration for the Ladies DU will open on February 1, 2019.

Online registration will begin February 1. Individual entry is $45 and relay entry is $75. Fees increase to $55 and $95 after May 10. Registration will be open until June 8. Day prior and Day of race registration may be available. Fee includes cycling jersey, chip timing, and finisher medal.

Schedule

The transition area will open at 6:30am. Check-in and Packet Pick up will be from 6:45am-7:45am.
Pre-Race Stretch (led by lululemon) will begin at 6:45am.
Final Announcement and the National Anthem will begin at 6:55am.
Race start is 7:00am.
Post-race Festivities from 8:15-10:30am

Course

The Ladies DU Fayetteville will utilized the paved trails in the Lake Fayetteville area. The RUN course is an out and back on Clear Creek Trail and the BIKE course is two laps around Lake Fayetteville on the Lake Fayetteville Trail. Course map can be viewed here: 2019 Course Map

Awards

All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Awards will be given to the top three overall individuals and to the top three overall relay teams. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers as well.

Volunteers

If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities for you such as event set up, participant check in, timing assistants and course monitors. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt! Register for this or any Fayetteville Parks and Recreation event via Give Pulse or contact Tiffany Hoover, Assistant Recreation Superintendent, by email.

Sponsors

The Fayetteville Race Series would not be successful with out support from our event sponsors. Thank you to those who have contributed! For information on sponsorship opportunities, please refer to our Fayetteville Race Series Sponsorship Packet and contact Fayetteville Parks and Recreation.

 

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!