***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.


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.

Brent Morrison Memorial Run @ Wells Lake
Jul 6 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am

Proceeds of this run/walk goes towards the Fort Smith trail system.

There will be an award for best chicken outfit.

Legal Notice:  By buying entry to this fun run/walk, you are agreeing to the fact that there are hazards involved in this activity. You are accepting all risks in participating in the event. You are waiving and releasing Western Arkansas Runners, Jaymax Race Timing, all race volunteers and sponsors, their representatives, employees and successors of any claims and liabilities of any kind arising out of participation in this event. Further, you grant to all the foregoing the right to use any photograph, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of the event for legitimate purposes.



The Gambler MTB Endurance Race @ Lake Atalanta
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Gambler Endurance MTB Race

Targeted to mountain bikers seeking a fun, late-night endurance ride

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019. “The Gambler” is a spectator friendly 4-hour solo or team endurance event featuring the Lake Atalanta mountain bike trail system. Event will be at the Pleasant Ridge tract, 1615 S. Pleasant Ridge Road, Rogers, AR.

If you want to smash out four hours of solo endurance racing, or grab your fastest buddies for a strategy filled team effort… “The Gambler” has a category for everyone. Ante up!

Registration at the Pleasant Ridge Road trailhead from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Course is open to pre-ride from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Mandatory racer meeting at 5:30 p.m.


  • Ages 13 and up
  • All solo and team competitors on the course after 8:00 p.m. must have lights
  • All 4-person team members must complete at least 1 lap

All 2-person team members must complete at least 2 laps


*All Categories are considered “Open” unless noted.

Additional details: Mass start for all categories, with designated staging area for team competition. Each lap on the single track route is approximately 2 miles.

Solo racers may leave the course at the designated start/finish line to refuel but must check out and back in appropriately. Solo and team laps will be counted. Last lap counts if racer entered the course by 9:59 p.m. Racer’s last lap completion time will be noted. Solo and team competitors with the most laps and the fastest completion time will determine finishing order.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category at the After Party at Ozark Beer Company at 109 N. Arkansas Street, Rogers, AR.

There is limited parking at the Pleasant Ridge Road trailhead.  Additional parking is available at Lake Atalanta Park on Walnut Street and in downtown Rogers.  There are paved trails leading to the Pleasant Ridge tract where this event will be held.

NICA Race- Spring Hill Park @ Springhill Park
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm


The second race of the 2019 Arkansas NICA Season will take place at Spring Hill Trail in Barling, Arkansas.  The course starts right along the Arkansas River and alternates going through open space and forested areas along the banks of the river.

NICA Race- Coler Mountain Bike Preserve @ Coler Trail System
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm

NICA Race – Coler Mountain Bike Preserve

  • Bentonville Arkansas (map)

The third race of the 2019 Arkansas NICA Season will take place the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve. This will be our first event at this location and are very excited to be using this great venue. All sorts of terrain to challenge everyone.

NICA Race- Cedar Glades Park @ Cedar Glades Park
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm

Kessler 10K / 20K Trail Run @ Mt. Kessler Trailhead
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Kessler Mountain Regional Park / Old Smokehouse, Fayetteville, AR


The Kessler Trail Run is a community event organized by the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association (FNHA) and partners to support land conservation efforts in and around Fayetteville, Arkansas. This self-timed 10K and 20K trail run will begin at 9 am at Kessler Mountain Regional Park, located at 2600 Judge Cummings Road in Fayetteville. The after-party will take place starting at 10:30 am at the Ozark Mountain Smokehouse, located at 1725 Smoke House Trail in Fayetteville. Upon finishing, runners will receive a limited-edition 2019 Kessler Trail Run pint glass and a ticket to enjoy food from local vendors and craft beer from area breweries. An after-party only option is also available for those that are interested in supporting FNHA’s conservation efforts without running the course. For more information about FNHA, visit http://www.fayettevillenatural.org/ or just click the website link above.

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