***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.

 

Jun
8
Sat
Arkansas Runner 2M @ Saline County Courthouse
Jun 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am


Race History
2019 marks the 21st running of the Arkansas Runner 2-Mile race. This race is open to runners and walkers of all abilities.

Course Description
The race takes place around downtown Benton. The start is one block south of the Saline County Courthouse on Market Street and heads south for one block. A left turn on Smith Street is followed by another left onto Main Street which brings you back by the courthouse. The course goes North for approximately 1/2 mile where a left on Narroway and sends the runners into a residential neighborhood of Benton. The course takes a right and runs around Crestwood Drive and is followed by another right back onto Narroway St. A left on Evans Drive is followed by another left onto North Street which leads back to the courthouse where the race finishes back on Market

  • All proceeds benefits Saline County Boys and Girls Club in Benton
  • Race hosted by the Saline County Striders
  • Kids run free! (if preregistered by May 16)
  • Chip timing provided by ArkansasRunner.com
  • USATF Course Certification #AR14018DLP
Jul
6
Sat
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.

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Sep
21
Sat
Arkansas Enduro Series – Bentonville @ Coler Trail System
Sep 21 @ 7:00 am – Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
Arkansas Enduro Series - Bentonville @ Coler Trail System | Bella Vista | Arkansas | United States

View full details at https://www.arkansasenduroseries.com/

The fifth and final race of the series wraps up at the coveted Coler MTB Preserve located a mile West of the Bentonville Square.

Dual Slalom Race in the Valley of Coler MTB Preserve Saturday night!

ENTRY INCLUDES

•Prepare for 5-6 stages and up to 20 miles of riding
•One post-race meal compliments of Cycle OG.
•Professional neutral support thanks to Phat Tire Bike Shop.
•Medical support by Oz MTB Patrol during the race and dedicated practice times.
•Hydration support and riders lounge thanks to Monster Hydro.
•Slaughter Trail Guides providing an Enduro Timing System from Sport Ident for you to have an experience just like the World Series races with accuracy to the 1000th of second and instant results upon finishing.
•Slaughter Trail Guides also laying out a professionally marked course with arrows and tape. Maps emailed to racers after registration closes.
•Cold adult beverages in marked areas. 21+ only thanks to Fat Tire and Bike Rack Beer.
•AID stations and lunch mid-race
•A professional awards ceremony and payout 3-5 deep.
•Music and festivities
•AES event swag.

 

WHAT IS ENDURO?

Enduro racing combines many aspects of mountain bike disciplines- endurance of cross country, technical features of downhill, and requires adaptability to varying terrain. In a cross-country race, riders compete in a group for fastest overall time on a course with terrain most suitable for a hardtail or short travel bike. A downhill race is a solo run on a downhill only trail with extreme rock features and jumps. Enduro racing combines elements of both disciplines to offer a course that is both technically challenging but also requires pedaling endurance. The timing method is unique as well. Riders are timed primarily on the downhills that offer, diverse segments over several stages throughout the course.

Nov
23
Sat
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.

Nov
29
Fri
Sunset Endurance Run 24 Hour @ Sunset Lake
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day
Sunset Endurance Run 24 Hour @ Sunset Lake | Benton | Arkansas | United States

Sunset Endurance Run

You may run, walk, hop, skip, jump, or crawl for as long as you want within the time limit, and stop whenever you have had enough fun.

The 24 hour run will being at 7:30pm on Friday, November 29
The 6 and 12 hour runs will begin at 7:30am on Saturday, November 30

Check-in will be 30 minutes prior to the start time of the event you are running.
Course

The course will follow a one mile paved loop around Sunset Lake
(The actual distance is 1.015 miles.)
There will lighting on part of the trail loop after dark
but
it is recommended that the 24 hour runners bring a flashlight or headlamp
unless they are comfortable running in the dark.
Entry Fee

None (donations will be gladly accepted to help offset costs)
No Fees, Few Frills

Water, Gatorade and soft drinks will be provided along with chips, cookies, crackers, peanut butter, bananas, boiled potatoes, and soup. Runners are welcome to bring any other desired personal food items.
Runners are encouraged to bring a water bottle and/or another personal container either marked with their name or carried with them to use for liquids to minimize the use of disposable cups, thus avoiding unnecessary trash.

We will have Overall,Masters, Grand Masters, and Senors male/female first place (only) awards for each event.
Other

No DNFs – Runners will be credited with the total number of miles completed regardless of how long they run. Runners may stop at any time they decide they have had enough fun! However, runners who change to a different run category will not be eligible for an award.
Runners are welcome to bring someone with them to help count laps or just cheer them on.

Although there is no entry fee, advance registration is encouraged so that we will have some idea of the number of people to prepare for.
This form may be submitted by e-mail.
There will be a waiver to sign on race day.

Directions

From westbound I-30, take the Sevier Street exit (Exit 116), cross the bridge, turn right and go down to the frontage road. Turn left on the frontage road and go just over 3/10 mile west. You will pass Holland Chapel Church and the Saline County Fairgrounds. Turn left on Fairfield Street which is just past the fairgrounds. Just past the National Guard Armory you will see Sunset Lake on your right. Park anywhere around the lake except the upper parking lot by the dog park.

From eastbound I-30, take the Sevier Street exit (Exit 116). Bear left on the frontage road Turn right on to Fairfield Street which will be the first right after you enter the frontage road. Stay on Fairfield Street to Sunset Lake.

Nov
30
Sat
Sunset Endurance Run 6/12 Hour @ Sunset Lake
Nov 30 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Sunset Endurance Run 6/12 Hour @ Sunset Lake | Benton | Arkansas | United States

Sunset Endurance Run

You may run, walk, hop, skip, jump, or crawl for as long as you want within the time limit, and stop whenever you have had enough fun.

The 24 hour run will being at 7:30pm on Friday, November 29
The 6 and 12 hour runs will begin at 7:30am on Saturday, November 30

Check-in will be 30 minutes prior to the start time of the event you are running.
Course

The course will follow a one mile paved loop around Sunset Lake
(The actual distance is 1.015 miles.)
There will lighting on part of the trail loop after dark
but
it is recommended that the 24 hour runners bring a flashlight or headlamp
unless they are comfortable running in the dark.
Entry Fee

None (donations will be gladly accepted to help offset costs)
No Fees, Few Frills

Water, Gatorade and soft drinks will be provided along with chips, cookies, crackers, peanut butter, bananas, boiled potatoes, and soup. Runners are welcome to bring any other desired personal food items.
Runners are encouraged to bring a water bottle and/or another personal container either marked with their name or carried with them to use for liquids to minimize the use of disposable cups, thus avoiding unnecessary trash.

We will have Overall,Masters, Grand Masters, and Senors male/female first place (only) awards for each event.
Other

No DNFs – Runners will be credited with the total number of miles completed regardless of how long they run. Runners may stop at any time they decide they have had enough fun! However, runners who change to a different run category will not be eligible for an award.
Runners are welcome to bring someone with them to help count laps or just cheer them on.

Although there is no entry fee, advance registration is encouraged so that we will have some idea of the number of people to prepare for.
This form may be submitted by e-mail.
There will be a waiver to sign on race day.

Directions

From westbound I-30, take the Sevier Street exit (Exit 116), cross the bridge, turn right and go down to the frontage road. Turn left on the frontage road and go just over 3/10 mile west. You will pass Holland Chapel Church and the Saline County Fairgrounds. Turn left on Fairfield Street which is just past the fairgrounds. Just past the National Guard Armory you will see Sunset Lake on your right. Park anywhere around the lake except the upper parking lot by the dog park.

From eastbound I-30, take the Sevier Street exit (Exit 116). Bear left on the frontage road Turn right on to Fairfield Street which will be the first right after you enter the frontage road. Stay on Fairfield Street to Sunset Lake.