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.

 

May
18
Sat
Square to Square Bicycle Ride @ Fayetteville Square (Razorback Regional Greenway)
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Square to Square Bicycle Ride @ Fayetteville Square (Razorback Regional Greenway)  | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

Enjoy 30 miles of Razorback Greenway cycling followed by post ride festivities that include live music, community farmer’s markets, refreshments, discounts to square area businesses, bicycle valet, and more!

The Square 2 Square Bike Ride follows the Razorback Greenway. The SPRING ride starts in Fayetteville and finishes in Bentonville. In the FALL, the start is in Bentonville and the finish is in Fayetteville. Fun for all ages! Total distance one-way is 30 miles. Along the course, participants can enjoy three festive pit stops featuring entertainment, bike maintenance services, and basic ride refreshments.

Riders are welcome to start at any point along the trail if not able to ride entire 30 miles. Optional shuttles (by reservation) will be available to the starting area, before and after the ride.

Ride Start: 8am-10:00am (chose a start time when you register) — Spring ride starts in Fayetteville
Finish Line Festivities: 10:00am-3pm — Spring rides finishes in Bentonville

Course Details

Use this link to view an interactive map of the Razorback Regional Greenway

Jun
15
Sat
Go! Mile @ Clinton Presidential Center
Jun 15 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Go! Mile

One Lap. One Mile. One Fast Little Race. There will be different heats, including an elite heat (see below for who is eligible for elite status). All runners are chip timed, results will be based on runner’s time overall, not within their heat. Overall and Age Group results will look like it is one race. Please Note: Awards are based on time, only. At the conclusion of the all the heats, times are consolidated, then Overall and Age Group winners are decided based on time. No awards are given for top finishers in each heat.

The race starts and finishes in front of the historical Clinton Library Museum.
The starting line is located slightly west of Dean Kumpuris Drive on President Clinton Avenue.
As the gun fires, runners make their way along Pres. Clinton Ave and onto E Markam St before turning left onto Sherman St. The race then swoops onto E 3rd St until making a left onto Malhon Martin St. Spectators get a good view of the runners here just past half way as the route quickly turns left onto E 2nd St before a fast right onto Ferry St before making the last turn onto Pres. Clinton Ave. There the runners enter the inspiring tree and spectator lined finishing stretch, ending at the iconic Go! Arch!

June 15th, 2019
7am at the President Clinton Library

7 Exciting Heats to choose from:
> The First Mile for novices and beginners
> Age Group Heats
> Elite Race (sun 5:30 men, sub 6:30 women)
> Mini Mile kids race
What Heat Do I  Run In?

REGISTER HERE NOW!!!

Packet Pick Up will be at Go! Running
Friday June 14th from 10am – 6pm
1819 N Grant St, Little Rock AR 72207

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.

Sep
7
Sat
Square to Square Bicycle Ride @ Bentonville Square
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Square to Square Bicycle Ride @ Bentonville Square | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

Enjoy 30 miles of Razorback Greenway cycling followed by post ride festivities that include live music, community farmer’s markets, refreshments, discounts to square area businesses, bicycle valet, and more!

The Square 2 Square Bike Ride follows the Razorback Greenway. The SPRING ride starts in Fayetteville and finishes in Bentonville. In the FALL, the start is in Bentonville and the finish is in Fayetteville. Fun for all ages! Total distance one-way is 30 miles. Along the course, participants can enjoy three festive pit stops featuring entertainment, bike maintenance services, and basic ride refreshments.

Riders are welcome to start at any point along the trail if not able to ride entire 30 miles. Optional shuttles (by reservation) will be available to the starting area, before and after the ride.

Ride Start: 8am-10am – Fall ride starts in Bentonville (Lawrence Plaza)
Post Ride Celebration: 10:00am-3:00pm – Fall rides finishes in Fayetteville (adjacent to The Square)

Optional shuttles (by fee and reservation) available to the starting area, before and after the ride. Shuttle reservations can be made when registering and the shuttle cost is $5.00 per person.
Shuttles will pick up at the Hillcrest Towers Bus Stop in Fayetteville located at Center Street and School Avenue.
Shuttles will drop off at the Benton County Office Complex in Bentonville located near the Square between E Central Ave and NE 2nd St.
Shuttle times are 7am, 8am, 9am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Shuttles can carry 75 people and bikes per timeslot.

Packet Pick Up

Packets are available for pick up in both Bentonville and Fayetteville prior to the ride date. Please choose which City you plan to pick up your packet from during the online registration process. Packets include your event t-shirt, water bottle, and required wristband.

Course Details

Use this link to view an interactive map of the Razorback Regional Greenway

 

Oct
5
Sat
Chile Pepper XC 10K @ Washington County Fairgrounds
Oct 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

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Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival

The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival was created to bring together three Northwest Arkansas cross-country races under a single event. The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival is now one of the premier running events in America.

Each year over 80 college teams and 120 high school teams battle for prestige and unique Chile Pepper themed awards. Additionally, 750 individuals participate in the Open 10k and 5K Fun Run plus the Tom Lewis 1 Mile Pepper Dash on Friday Night. The event is held at University of Arkansas’ incredible off road course and all runners are invited to enjoy a Hot Mexican food feast following the race.

In 2018, we had another successful year with nearly 6,500 registered athletes. The funds we raised allowed us to support even more high school cross country programs. Your participation contributed to the donation of $75,000 to area High School and Jr. High Cross Country programs this year.

Dec
14
Sat
CASA Half Marathon / 5K @ Pine Bluff
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The CASA Half Marathon is here. WOW! How time flies. We thank each and every one of you that has helped us continue to grow our event and raise over $80,000 for the CASA Shelter of Pine Bluff. Kudos to you all.

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone so quick. But that just means another racing season is here and this year we’ll have a few surprises for you throughout the year. What could they be… well, you’ll just have to keep checking back to our website or “Like Us” on Facebook and you’ll get all the notifications there.

Here are a few additions from last years race still in effect and a few new ones:

  • 5k race (can either run or walk)
  • Same Start/Finish line placement
  • Family 5K package (up to 4 members)
  • 2nd and 3rd place Overall Awards
  • Masters Awards in the Half Marathon
  • Virtual Runner sign up
  • A delicious pancake breakfast when you’re finished
  • More to come!

CASA or the Committee Against Spousal Abuse is a non-profit organization that supports the victims of domestic violence. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, break the silence and get in touch with someone today. You can reach out to us at 870-535-2955 or visit our website at www.casawomensshelter.org for more information.

Jan
26
Sun
One Hour Track Run @ Pottsville High School
Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Description
Race hosted by the River Valley Runners
•Kicks off the 2019 Grand Prix Season!
•Run on a standard 400 meter track
•Grand Prix Championship Event
•Two separate heats to decrease track congestion
The first One Hour Track Run was held in 1983 as part of Grand Prix II. This run took place in Russellville at the Arkansas Tech University track. The One Hour Track Run was eliminated after one year as the Grand Prix was trimmed to a core of four races for most of the 1980’s. Later incarnations of a One Hour Track Run were located in El Dorado and later Camden, Arkansas, and were a Grand Prix staple in the 1990’s. After 1998, the One Hour Track Run ceased to be run until the Long Distance Running Committee decided to revive it as part of the 25th Running of the Grand Prix in 2006. Fittingly, the One Hour Track Run returned to Russellville for Grand Prix XXV, and was held at the Russellville High School Track.

The course is a standard, 400 meter track. Very Flat! Aid stations every 1/4 mile!

ONE HOUR TRACK RUN WILL BE AT Pottsville High School, Pottsville, AR

Feb
1
Sat
River Trail 15K @ Burns Park Soccer Complex
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Race Info:

Date: February 1, 2020

Time: 9 am

Fee: $20

Arkansas’ fastest and most scenic 15K! 100% paved course travels along the Arkansas River, Old Rock Quarry, Burns Park and more.

Race hosted by the Arkansas RRCA
USATF Course Certification #AR15002DLP
2018 Winners were Brent Corbitt and Tia Stone
Chip Timing provided by Mac’s Race Timing Service
Proceeds benefit the Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Series
No T-shirt option allows you to cut $5 off the entry fee
Packet pickup will be Friday,Jan. 31, 2020 at Go! Running, 1819 Grant Street, Little Rock, from Noon – 6 PM.

Race Contact Info

 

Feb
8
Sat
The Valentine’s Day 5K @ Bona Dea Trailhead
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Race History: The Valentine’s Day 5K dates back to the 1980’s when it was known as the “Serendipity Run”. 1994 marked the race’s first inclusion in the Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Series.

Course Description: The race starts at Arkansas Tech University, Tucker Gym.

Sweetheart Competition: A special feature of the Valentine’s Day 5K is the chance to team up with a sweetheart for additional prizes! Runners have the option of entering with their spouse in the Married Sweethearts Division, or teaming up with a “friend” in the Unmarried Sweethearts Division. The finishing times for the two Sweethearts will be added together to compete against other couples’ composite times. The Sweetheart competition is in additional to the male/female individual races and does not affect an individual’s time, placing, or award in the overall race.

Feb
16
Sun
Run the Line Half Marathon @ Downtown Texarkana
Feb 16 @ 7:30 am
Run the Line Half Marathon @ Downtown Texarkana | Texarkana | Texas | United States

Run the Line is your unique opportunity to run a single race that not only takes place in two states but that actually includes a portion where you run right down the state line. The course map is on RunSignUp along with the elevation map.

Distance: 13.1 Miles  Water Stops: 8  Hills: One large hill (Arkansas Boulevard) and many short inclines in the second half of the race. Single loop course.  After an exciting shotgun start in downtown Texarkana, Texas, runners pour across the state line into Arkansas and down a long, one mile gradual stretch downhill. The course then turns north onto the beautiful Nix Creek Trail, one of several trail projects this race raises money to create and maintain. After 2.5 miles on the trail the course winds through pretty Texarkana, Arkansas neighborhoods before heading up the biggest and longest hill on the course and across the state line back into Texarkana, Texas. After reaching the halfway point (and the handoff for 2-person relay team participants), the course heads toward Spring Lake Park where funds from this race helped create: the Phillip McDougal Trail. Then the course winds up and down several small hills through neighborhoods south of the park before heading toward downtown. Runners will then experience some of the older Texarkana neighborhoods and stately homes as the race heads for home. Less than a mile from the finish the course finally hits State Line Avenue and runners will have a chance to run right down the state line between Texas and Arkansas. After rounding the courthouse, the course veers back into Arkansas and the finish line festivities at 3rd & Wood Streets!

Mar
7
Sat
Chase Race and Paws 2M/1M @ Simon Park
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

CHASE RACE 2-MILE is an AR Grand Prix Championship Race. We believe it is the best 2-MILE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE ever. Walkers and slower runners yield to faster runners on the course.  All participants will be directed to the right side of the course streets. No dogs in this one please!  The course is certified by USATF and disposable chip timing with S/F mats will be provided.

PAWS RACE 1-Mile event is for participants who want to run or walk with their leashed dog/pet. It is a fun event for dogs/pets of all breeds, ages and sizes!  The course will be gun timed (no start mat).

Both events start and finish at Simon Park, 805 Front Street, Conway, AR.
OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
1) Best Pet Costume Contest. Judging and winners will be determined during the 1-Mile race.
2) Conway Animal Shelter will have pets available for adoption.
C o u r s e s: The 2M & PAWS 1M courses are out & back, flat and fast with excellent traffic control & aid station. An experienced team of organizers will make the event exciting and fun. Restrooms will be available.  See you at the start line March 9!  Participants of all abilities, ” ON YOUR MARK”!R u n n e r a m e n i t i e s: Each Participant will receive a 100% Poly Unisex souvenir T-Shirt. To be guaranteed a T-shirt of your size, you must register before FEBRUARY 20, 2019. Participants will also receive an awesome “goodie” bag and will be eligible for fabulous door prizes. Each finisher will receive an unique Chase Race medal.

Race results will be posted on Mac’s Race Timing, AR RRCA, Arkansas Runner and www.chaserace. info.

REFRESHMENTS: Various drinks, donuts, pizza, hot dogs, and other refreshments will be available for participants and family on race day.
P a c k e t p i c k – u p: Sporty Runner, 1016 Van Ronkle, Conway, 501-328-9255, Friday, March 8th, 12 Noon– 6:00 pm. On race day, packets will be available at Simon Park from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m.
Directions to the Race: Take I-40 to Exit 127, west on Hwy 64 (Oak St) approx. 1mile to Front St., left (south) on Front, Simon Park is on right. Parking is available at various lots 1-2 blocks away.
AWARDS: The awards ceremony will be at Simon Park Pavilion following the races. A total of 239 awards will be presented during the event!  Please be patient and courteous to all award recipients. With this many awards, some will be getting personal recognition for the first time and all takes time.  If you need to leave early, please have someone pick up your award or it will be available at Sporty Runner the following week. No awards will be available prior to the official awards ceremony.  Thanks in advance for being patient and understanding.

C H A S E RACE 2-MILE ( 204 Aw a r d s )
1st three male/female finishers:
Overall
Masters (40+ age group)
Grand Masters (50+ age group)
Senior Masters (60+ age group)
Age Groups:
Male & Female 1st five finishers in each of the following age groups:  6 & Under, 7-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 & 80 & Over.
Male & Female 1st three finishers in each of the following age groups:
No duplication of awards.

Walkers are encouraged to participate in the 2- Mile Race

Awards to 1st Five Male/Female finishers.  Awarded at finish line.  Please remember, one foot must be touching the pavement at all times.

Paws Race 1-Mile ( 30 Awards): First 15 male/ female finishers.
Awarded at finish line.

Pets Best Costume Contest ( 3 Awards ):  Top 5 as determined by the Judges!! Pets must participate in the 1 Mile race to be eligible for an award. Winners will be chosen during the race.

 

 

 

Mar
21
Sat
Spring Fling 5K @ Cabot High School
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

 

 

The Spring Fling course starts on Bellamy Street, just outside of the Cabot High School Field House. The route heads south for 1/4 mile before turning left onto Main St. The race moves into a tree-lined residential area, and turns south onto Honeysuckle Ln. The runners will curve along this road, merging onto Linda Lane and continuing south to reach the 1st mile marker. Just after beginning the 2nd mile, the course turns runners south onto G street for a small loop before returning to Linda Lane to head back to the north. Once the runners have returned to Linda Lane they will pass the 2nd mile marker. The third mile returns the runners to Honeysuckle, Main St and then north on Bellamy to pass the starting line. The route then turns into the Field House Parking Lot and turning down the ramp to enter the Stadium. The course turns left on the track where runners will hit the 3 mile marker just before the back turn leaving runners just the turn and a short straightaway until the finish line.

Apr
4
Sat
Capital City Classic 10K @ Two Rivers Park
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Capital City Classic 10K

The race starts within Two Rivers Park, winding through park roads until reaching the 1 mile marker near the park entrance. The first mile is all flat. Approximately 1/3 of the way through the 2nd mile, runners will exit the park and head west on County Farm Rd on a long, straight stretch lasting 1.5 miles.

The course now turns north for a short straight stretch which takes runners past the 3 mile and 5K markers. Here the course turns right and snakes southeast along Beck Rd. After running 2/3 of a mile on Beck Rd, the 4 mile marker is reached. The runners will continue on Beck Rd until returning to County Farm Rd where the course heads due east.

This second long, straight stretch along County Farm Rd lasts nearly a mile, passing the 5 mile marker, and returns the runners to Two Rivers Park. The race has now reached its final stage.

There is less than one mile to go as runners travel back over park roads to the finish line. The final stretch of the race is flat and straight, allowing the racers full view of the finish line before hitting the six mile marker. Overall, the route is very flat with few turns, and typically moderate weather allows for fast times.

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.

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