***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.


Running of the Elves 5K @ Bryant Stadium
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Bryant High School’s HOSA Club will be hosting our 2nd Running of the Elves 5K! Dress in your holiday gear and come run/walk with us! The race will be held at the same location as last year, Bryant Stadium. However, some things have changed. This year, you can expect:
– Arkansas Race Timing
– Kids’ Fun Run
– Other Kids’ Activities
– 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes + Best Dressed Elf!
– Children’s Toy Drive Donation
– Long sleeve T shirts and Snacks
Share this event with your friends! We are so excited to bring together the Bryant Community this holiday season!

Jingle Bell Run Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

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2019 Jingle Bell Run – Little Rock, AR

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Clinton Presidential Library

Online registration closes on December 6 at 12:00 a.m.

Get your jingle on at the MOST FUN & FESTIVE holiday fun-run around – all to battle the #1 cause of disability!

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity. It’s where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume and FEEL GOOD about DOING GOOD. Together, we’ll jingle all the way to a cure – and have a fantastic time every step we take! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk. Get your jingle on and spread the Spirit of Yes: Yes to having fun and celebrating what you love. Yes to living life to the fullest. Yes to conquering arthritis for good. 100% of your registration fee and fundraising go to a great cause!

For more help or information about the 2019 Jingle Bell Run – Little Rock, AR contact Angela Harris at aharris@arthritis.org or call 501-232-8660.


Event Schedule

  • 9:30 a.m. – Day of registration, day of packet pick-up, Timing chip pick up, Elf Village (Kid’s Zone fun), picture with Santa, Vendor Booths, etc.
  • 10:15 a.m. – Kid’s Run Begins
  • 10:30 a.m. – 10K Starts
  • 11:00 a.m. – 5K Starts
  • 11:10 a.m. – Joe Cook 1 Mile Memorial Walk
  • 11:40 a.m. – Costume contest winners, volunteer awards announced, 5k awards.

Packet Pick-up

Early packet pick up (shirts, bells, timing chips ONLY available at race site) and on site registration:
December 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
GO! Running | 1819 N Grant St, Little Rock, AR 72207


Ugly Sweater Race 5K @ Outlets of Little Rock
Dec 14 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Ugly Sweater Race 5K @ Outlets of Little Rock | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Dig out that ugly holiday sweater and celebrate the best of the season with a healthy dose of physical fitness! Part of the Run Local Race Series.

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