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.

 

Aug
10
Sat
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!

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!

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