***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.


Pink Tomato Festival 5K Run/Walk @ First State Bank
Jun 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am


The  Annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival will kick off Saturday June 10, 2017, with the pageants to be held at the Cultural Center in Warren. The main attractions will be held the second full weekend in June, as always, in Downtown Warren. Make your plans to attend, and be sure to become a fan on our Facebook page!

Bike in Movie Premier: Return to Earth @ Northwoods Trails
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Enjoy a FREE outdoor film premier screening of RETURN TO EARTH!
Northwoods Trails at the Waterworks Trailhead
320 Pineland Drive, HS AR 71901
Free and open to the public! Donation accepted.

We will have a group ride prior to the start of the film (6:30 p.m.).
The film will begin around 8:30 p.m. or when the sun sets.

We encourage carpooling and/or ride in from Cedar Glades due to limited parking at the trailhead and down Pineland Drive.
Don’t forget your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome.

“We are excited to be hosting a premier screening event of ‘Return to Earth’ at the Northwoods Waterworks Trailhead. As much as we want locals and visitors alike to use and enjoy our trails, we also want them to feel as though they are a part of something. Social events such as this that are open to all no matter your skill level on the bike, whether your bike, run, or hike, helps create and nourish that sense of community, sense of place,” says Traci Berry, Northwoods Trails Coordinator

– – –
Film Rating: G
Estimated Runtime: 45 minutes
Shooting Locations: Canada, United States, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Argentina
©2019 Anthill Films, #returntoearth

Directors: Darcy Wittenburg, Colin Jones, Darren McCullough
Producers: Ian Dunn, Darcy Wittenburg
Written by: Anthill Films
– – –
Time is either spent wisely or it is just spent. Second after second; minute after minute; moment after moment… they’re all there for the taking. All you need is a simple machine that that defies boundaries and knows no limits.

This is Return to Earth, the ninth feature from award-winning adventure filmmakers Anthill Films. A cinematic journey that will immediately transport you into that feeling of total immersion you get on a bike ride. Fly through the lush coastal jungles of Oahu. Feel the dust from Utah’s otherworldly landscapes. Lose yourself in the untouched mountains of Patagonia. Connected by true to life examples set by some of the sport’s biggest athletes, unsung shredders and up-and-coming youth, Return to Earth proves that when we lose track of time, we can make the most of it.

Watermelon 5K @ Hope Watermelon Festival
Aug 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Watermelon 5K @ Hope Watermelon Festival | Hope | Arkansas | United States

Watermelon Festival 5K

The race starts on the eastern edge of Hope’s Fair Park. After less than a tenth of a mile the route turns right onto 6th Street. Runners will encounter some gradual uphill on 6th St totaling a 30 foot rise. The race then turns right onto Main Street where runners will soon pass the one mile marker.

Runners continue along Main St rewarded with a small gradual downhill until near the 1.5 mile point. Main St then moves gradually back uphill and the race route continues this gradual incline after making a right turn onto 16th street until just before the 2 mile marker.

At this point the course is gradually downhill until after the turn onto Grady Street, where the route levels off. The now weary runners will take Grady north to 7th Street where a left turn is made. The route angles to the southwest onto Park Dr. The road then turns back due west for the final straightaway. It is now time for the runners to begin their finishing kicks as the 3 mile marker and the finish line back in Fair Park are finally in sight!

Michelob Ultra Bear Creek Challenge @ Marianna Town Square
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This event is a non-competitive 15 mile ride on the St. Francis National Forest portion of the Big River Trail from Memphis to Arkansas City. The ride is a roundtrip from the Marianna Town Square to the spillway at Bear Creek Lake. A shorter 5 mile ride can be made by turning around at the Mississippi River State Park Visitors Center. Start time is 9:00am September 28th. All pre-entries are guaranteed an event T-shirt. Snacks and refreshments will be complimentary before and after the race as well as on the ride. Proceeds will benefit the veteran of Lee County. The ride is in conjunction with the Marianna Autumn on the Square Festival. Plan to enjoy your day at the festival.

8 Responses

Comments are closed.