***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.


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.



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!


•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.



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.

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.

Virtual Cancer Challenge 10k/5k Run and 1 Mile Walk
Sep 8 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Virtual Cancer Challenge 10k/5k Run and 1 Mile Walk

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:00 AM   6 days left to register

Virtual Event, Bentonville, AR


Complete your Virtual Run by 9/7/2020 to receive your T-Shirt, hat or visor and goody bag!

Virtual Square 2 Square Bicycle Ride – Fall @ Bentonville Square
Sep 19 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Virtual Square 2 Square Bicycle Ride - Fall @ Bentonville Square

Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Northwest Arkansas, the fall Square 2 Square Bike Ride scheduled for September 19, will be rolling into a virtual format. Our team will miss hosting the full Square 2 Square “day of ride” experience that participants love along the Razorback Greenway. However, our spring ride challenge was very well received and this fall the Square 2 Square Bike Ride will expand to a full virtual ride complete with all of the great swag!

As an alternative, the Parks & Recreation Departments of Bentonville and Fayetteville have organized a Square 2 Square Virtual Ride! With the goals of providing an event for new people on bikes, promoting safe riding, showcasing the Razorback Greenway, and supporting our neighbors, S2S has a few NEW options this fall.

Event Information

The virtual ride will take place September 19 – November 1, when fall weather is at its best for cycling! In addition to the traditional 30 mile course along the Razorback Greenway from Bentonville’s Square to Fayetteville’s Square, the virtual ride will feature a 15 mile option. Suggested route maps will be shared to make your ride planning easy, whether it be starting in the north or in the south, riding point to point or round trip. Our S2S vision is to enable you to enjoy the 15 or 30 mile journey on the Razorback Greenway on your own, following physical distancing guidelines, carrying hand sanitizer, and keeping safety a priority!

When: September 19 – November 1, 2020

Where: Razorback Regional Greenway

Who: Anyone who likes to bike, support the local cycling scene, and burn calories!

What: A cycling celebration of our downtown squares and the unique amenity we are fortunate to have in Northwest Arkansas!


Registration is open and available through October 11. Additional details will be provided prior to the virtual ride start date to those registered.

Adult Virtual Ride – $25: includes tech t-shirt, water bottle, finisher medal, goody bag

(15 mile or 30 mile option)

Youth Virtual Ride – $15: includes tech t-shirt, water bottle, finisher medal

(15 mile or 30 mile option)

Family Virtual Ride – $60: includes registration for 5 members of the same family household (i.e. 2 adults / 3 kids).
Mail my packet to me: Add $10 to registration price. *Mailing option not available for Family registrations

Participant packets will be available at the conclusion of the Square 2 Square Virtual Ride, during the week of November 2. Finisher Medals will be available to pick up from various locations throughout the duration of the virtual ride.

Course Details

Use this link to view an interactive map of the Razorback Regional Greenway. Printable route maps for suggested 30 mile and 15 miles routes will be available prior to the start date.

Strava and Ride Spot are recommended apps to be used for navigation / activity tracking if you prefer digital/technology platforms.


The Fayetteville Race Series and events like the Square 2 Square Bike Ride would not be successful without support from our sponsors. First and foremost, we appreciate our Square 2 Square Bike Ride collaborative planning partners, Bentonville Parks & Recreation who help to make this event possible. Thank you to all the businesses and organizations that have contributed.

Hotel Information

Comfort Suites of Bentonville- $79 per night 

2011 SE Walton Blvd.

Please call 479.254.9099 to reserve and mention that you are riding the Fall Square 2 Square event.

Element Hotel- Rates starting at $79 per night 

3401 Medlin Lane