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.

 

Apr
26
Sat
CASA 5K and Fun Run
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Aug
9
Sat
Fight Back 5K and Fun Run @ Memorial Park
Aug 9 @ 12:30 pm

5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run August 9th, 2014 401 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Bentonville, AR Flat & Fast Course through Memorial Park!

Aug
16
Sat
Run with the Son @ Geyer Springs First Baptist Church
Aug 16 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Join us Saturday, August 16 for our annual charity 5K, Run with the Son, benefiting Shepherding His Flock Orphan Ministry and Second Chance Ranch Youth Home. For more info on Second Chance Ranch, check out www.2cyr.org.

•The 5K Run/Walk begins at 7:30am. Preregistration is $20, or $25 on race day with preregistered participants receiving a Nike Moisture Control shirt.
•The 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30am. Preregistration is $20 or $25 on race day.
•The Tot Trot is a 100 yard dash for children ages 2-5 years old beginning at 9:00am. The cost is $10.
•Virtual Runner: You can choose to participate by running your own 5K at home at any time, or simply sign up in support! You must be pre-registered ($20), and will receive a Run with the Son shirt following the race.

An awards ceremony will be held at 9:30am, following all races.

Sep
6
Sat
Birch 5K Run for Recovery 1 Mile Walk for Wellness @ Birch 5K Run for Recovery 1M Walk for Wellness
Sep 6 @ 8:00 am

This race benefits Birch Tree Members (clients) and their Wellness Program which focuses on improving health needs such as tobacco cessation & education, exercise for health & weight management, diabetes, and dental care.
Early Packet pickup 9/4 & 9/5 9am-3pm @ Birch Tree Communities Admin Office: 1718 Old Hot Springs Hwy Benton, AR 72019

Apr
4
Sat
Iron Pig 5k/Fun Run @ Fayetteville Executive Airport - Drake Field Fayetteville, Arkansas
Apr 4 @ 9:45 am

A 5k Run and a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk which are both held on the same course. The flattest course you’ll ever run/walk on!

Apr
11
Sat
Talimena 13.1 Run & Relay @ Talimena Scenic Drive
Apr 11 all-day
Talimena 13.1 Run & Relay @ Talimena Scenic Drive | Mena | Arkansas | United States

The Talimena ½ Marathon Run & Relay is set for Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Events Include: 1/2 Marathon, 13 Person Relay, 4 Person Relay

This race formerly called the Rich Mountain Classic, was first run in 1986 and continued through 1990, using the Janssen Park to the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge race route. In 1991, the “Classic” was renamed the Talimena Drive ½ Marathon and was run from the lodge to near the state line and back. The Talimena Drive is called the “scenic drive” for a reason as the drive from Mena to the State Park and Lodge is beautiful with many breathtaking views and overlooks.

In 2014 this event was re-named the Talimena 13.1 Run & Relay.

It is noted that Governor Bill Clinton and Attorney General Steve Clark were past participants in the race.

The Queen Wilhelmina Lodge has a great history in our area. In the 1890’s, the KCP&G Railroad Company built a north-south railroad from Kansas City to Port Arthur Texas. While building the route through the Ouachita Mountains, a flat area atop of the 2,681-foot Rich Mountain was discovered, and Dutch investors were captivated by the beauty of this windswept mountain. The original lodge was constructed of native stone and timber at a cost of $100,000. The lodge was named for Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, and became known as the “castle in the sky.”

With financial trouble to the KCP&G Railroad, the lodge was abandoned within a few years, and fell upon disrepair. In 1957, a State Park was built at the same location, opening in 1963. In November 1973 the building was destroyed by fire, but the State Parks rebuilt the lodge. At the present time the lodge is undergoing major renovation, and will reopen in 2015.

Registration will be available through Runreg until 3-28-15.

In person Registration and packet pick up will be:

On Friday, April 10, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at

Polk County Developmental Center Administrative Office

201 South Morrow St.

Mena, AR 71953.

On Saturday April 11, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. at

Janssen Park

Mena, AR 71953

Registration Prices are as follows:

½ Marathon Individual: $35 up to 3-14-15

$40 – From 3-15-15 to 4-9-15 $50 – After 4-9-15

4 Person Relay: Package amount for all 4 team members.

$120 up to 3-14-15 $140- From 3-15-15 to 4-9-15 $180 – After 4-9-15

*Please note that the 4 person relay team leader will apply for all 4 members of the 4 person team. DO NOT SIGN UP UNDER THE INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY IF YOU ARE A 4 PERSON TEAM MEMBER. Relay team leader will apply for all 4 team members.

13 Person Relay: Package amount for all 13 team members. Each mile is marked on the route for the 13-Person Team.

$260 – Up to 3-14-15 $286 – From 3-15-14 to 4-9-15 $325 After 4-9-15

*Please note that the 13 person relay team leader will apply for the entire team. DO NOT SIGN UP UNDER THE INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY IF YOU ARE A 13 PERSON TEAM MEMBER. Relay team leader will apply for entire team.

Aug
16
Sun
Eurekan 10k 5k Fun Run @ Eureka Springs Courthouse
Aug 16 all-day

10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun/Walk

Oct
31
Sat
Tour de Pumpkin @ The Depot
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

russellville fallfest

Tour de Pumpkin for Main Street Russellville. 3.5, 17, and 30 mile routes through beautiful downtown Russellville. Break Stations and SAG support available. All riders receive a t-shirt and a chili tasting kit for the Chili Cook Off.

Nov
8
Sun
Fayetteville Half Marathon @ Lake Fayetteville
Nov 8 all-day
Fayetteville Half Marathon @ Lake Fayetteville  | Springdale | Arkansas | United States

The Fayetteville Half Marathon is a race that will visit some of Fayetteville’s most unique spots. Saturday will feature the vendor retail expo at The Chancellor Hotel just off the downtown square. On Sunday there will be a half-distance marathon, a community fundraising 5K, and a 1 mile fun run/walk.

Aug
14
Sun
Eurekan 10k 5k Fun Run @ Eureka Springs Courthouse
Aug 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun/Walk

awards – Runs
10K:
  • Overall Male & Female finisher
  • Three deep at 10-year increments beginning at 10-19 thru 70+.
5K:
  • Overall Male & Female finisher
  • Three deep at 10-year increments beginning at 6-9, 10-19 thru 70+.
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk:
  • Custom finisher ribbons.
Awards & Prize Ceremony –
  • Immediately following the finish of the 10K run at the finish line.
  • 11:00am – Video & Picture Recap of the weekend…YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!
  • 11:00am – door prizes for all event participants who attend the ceremony
  • 11:30am – “The Eurekan” Recognition
Door Prizes, Pre & Post Race Goodies –
  • Goody bag with lots of sponsor products and services
  • Door prizes will include gift certificates and products.
  • Saturday post bike ride celebration with adult beverages, food and snacks will be available to all registered athletes.
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Oct
29
Sat
Fayetteville Half Marathon @ Lake Fayetteville
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am
Fayetteville Half Marathon @ Lake Fayetteville  | Springdale | Arkansas | United States

The Fayetteville Half Marathon is a race that will visit some of Fayetteville’s most unique spots. Saturday will feature the vendor retail expo at The Chancellor Hotel just off the downtown square. On Sunday there will be a half-distance marathon, a community fundraising 5K, and a 1 mile fun run/walk.

Nov
19
Sat
Vera Lloyd Annual Turkey Trot 5K and one mile fun run @ Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services hosts its 4th annual Turkey Trot in Monticello, Arkansas. The 5K run/walk and one mile fun run for kids is a mostly flat court that begins and ends at Vera Lloyd’s children’s home. Funds raised from the event support the care of youth in foster care who live at Vera Lloyd’s children’s home. More info at VLTurkeyTrot.org.

Sep
23
Sat
Big Dam Bridge 100 @ River Front Dr. North Little Rock
Sep 23 all-day
Big Dam Bridge 100 @ River Front Dr. North Little Rock | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Arkansas largest cycling tour! Offering distances of 10/32/50/68/100 miles. This is a don’t miss event for cyclist in the mid south region.

Nov
4
Sat
Tour duh Sunken Lands @ Southern Tenant Farmer's Museum
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am
Tour duh Sunken Lands @ Southern Tenant Farmer's Museum | Tyronza | Arkansas | United States

The 52-mile cultural bicycle tour through the Sunken Lands of Arkansas includes stops at four regional museums including the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. Starts at the Southern Tenant Farmer’s Museum in Tyronza. Registration includes admission to all museums, a mid-ride “warming soup” at the John Gresham Painted House and an Americana post-ride meal at Tyboogies.

The product of America’s greatest earthquake, the Sunken Lands are home to unique lowland swamps and agricultural open spaces. More than a bicycle ride, the Tour duh Sunken Lands is a cultural trip through the times that made northeast Arkansas. The 52-mile loop includes admission to regional and international attractions like the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, the Historic Dyess Colony, and the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. There will be a warming soup station at the Painted House, used in the movie adaptation of the John Grisham novel. Come for the ride and hospitality; leave with a new understanding of the Sunken Lands.

Jun
2
Sat
CARTI’s Tour de Rock @ Riverfront Park
Jun 2 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
CARTI's Tour de Rock @ Riverfront Park | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Tour de Rock is an annual bicycle ride in North Little Rock, Arkansas that benefits CARTI (Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute), a not-for-profit health-care organization that provides the finest-quality radiation therapy and compassionate patient care to cancer patients in Arkansas and the surrounding states.

CARTI’s 15th Annual Tour de Rock presented by Russell Chevrolet will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Five rides to choose from: 25, 50, 62, 80, or 100 miles. Pancake-flat course, very well-supported ride with and plenty of rest stops. Registration opens on January 1, 2018 and includes registration fee, commemorative t-shirt, and post-ride party complete with music, exhibitors, great food, and beer garden.

Sep
15
Sat
Conway Fall Classic Bike Tour @ Fellowship Church
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Conway Fall Classic benefitting Conway Advocates for Cycling

When: September 15, 2018. Start time is 8 a.m. for all rides.
Where: Conway, Arkansas.
Staging areaStart and end at Fellowship Bible Church, 1051 Hogan Lane. (Next to Grace Methodist)
Routes: All routes are fully supported with monitoring and mechanical assistance; Port-a-potty or rest room at each aid station.

ROUTES ON MAP MY RIDE:

Plummerville Out & Back (22mi*)

Paper Mill Loop (40mi*)

Paper Mill Extended (60mi*)

*Note: All distances approximate.

Sep
29
Sat
Big Dam Bridge 100 @ River Front Dr. North Little Rock
Sep 29 all-day
Big Dam Bridge 100 @ River Front Dr. North Little Rock | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

The Big Dam Bridge 100 is Arkansas’s largest cycling tour! Offering distances of 10/32/50/68/100 miles. This is a don’t miss event for cyclist in the mid south region.

Each year, thousands of cyclists from around the country descend on Central Arkansas for what has become the largest and most publicized cycling tour in Arkansas. The Big Dam Bridge, famous for its name and its reputation for being the longest bicycle bridge in the world, has attracted cyclists from all over to participate in this yearly event.

Oct
13
Sat
Run Rover 5K & 1M Family Fun Run @ Rover Baptist Church
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am

Race and Fun Run starting and ending at the Rover Park in Rover, AR. Hosted by Rover Baptist Church as a fundraiser for the Rover Baptist Church Youth Group. Pre-register by September 1st to order a shirt. $25 for adults, including the price of a shirt, and $10 for children. Registration will begin at 8AM, with the race starting at 9AM. The route will be clearly marked, with volunteers along the way to make sure you’re on track. Awards will be given.

Apr
6
Sat
Ark-La-Tex Challenge @ Liberty-Eylau High School
Apr 6 all-day
The Ark-La-Tex Challenge offers both novice and experienced cyclists a ride unlike many others. This ride will allow you to ride through three states in one ride. We offer five different distances to accommodate different cyclist levels. 35 Miles into the 70 mile route you will arrive at 3 states and get to take a victory photo standing in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana! Just the motivation you need half way through! 
 
Route Lengths
 
70 Miles – Ark-La-Tex Challenge
52 Miles – Texas/Arkansas Loop
46 Miles – Arkansas/Texas Out and Back
35 Miles – Ark-La-Tex with Non-Supported Return
22 Miles – Arkansas/ Texas Challenge out and back
.5 Miles – Kids Ride/ Look Ma No Hands! (10 and under)
0 Miles – Spirit Rider to support the cause
Additionally, we will have a bounce houses, popcorn machine, Kids activity area, and other fun kids activities post ride! So BRING OUT YOUR KIDDOS!
 
RIDE is SAG Supported 
Special thanks to Home Depot for providing SAG Support.
May
4
Sat
Tour de Hoot 25, 60, 100 Mile Ride
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Each registered participant will receive a swag bag that will include Tour de Hoot socks. There will be indoor and outdoor camping available, as well as showers after the event.

All proceeds from this event directly support the Boys and Girls Club of McGehee, AR.  The club serves between 110 – 130 children per day during the school year and between 75 – 100 per day during the summer.  The Boys and Girls Club of McGehee offers turoring programs to help members with homework as well as after school snack programs and a summer feeding program to provide kids with hot and healthy meals during the summer.  Through educational programs, community outreach, sports and athletic activities, and feeding programs, The Boys and Girls Club of McGehee reaches well over 800 youth annually.

Jun
1
Sat
CARTI’s Tour de Rock @ Riverfront Park
Jun 1 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
CARTI's Tour de Rock @ Riverfront Park | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Tour de Rock is an annual bicycle ride in North Little Rock, Arkansas that benefits CARTI (Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute), a not-for-profit health-care organization that provides the finest-quality radiation therapy and compassionate patient care to cancer patients in Arkansas and the surrounding states.

CARTI’s 15th Annual Tour de Rock presented by Russell Chevrolet will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Five rides to choose from: 25, 50, 62, 80, or 100 miles. Pancake-flat course, very well-supported ride with and plenty of rest stops. Registration opens on January 1, 2018 and includes registration fee, commemorative t-shirt, and post-ride party complete with music, exhibitors, great food, and beer garden.

What:  Four pancake-flat 25, 50, 62,  and 100 mile routes through Central Arkansas.

Who:  over 1,000 cyclists from Arkansas and beyond

Where: Route begins and ends on Riverfront Drive and Brother Paul Drive in N. Little Rock.  After party at Heifer International Pavilion.

Why:  To fight cancer and help CARTI deliver the most advanced forms of cancer care.  Chances are you’ve been impacted by cancer.  CARTI’s Tour de Rock is an opportunity to honor the ones who’ve fought the battle.  Who will you ride for?

For more information on Tour de Rock, please contact Jennifer Selig at (501) 296-3428 or Jennifer.selig@carti.com.

Jun
22
Sat
Pedals for Compassion @ Magnolia Square
Jun 22 @ 7:30 am

We’re hosting a benefit bicycle ride for the Compassion’s Foundation, Inc. we will have three different length routes to choose from 100k, 35 mile, or 15 mile

More details to come!!!

Event Details

Pre packet pick up Friday 2pm to 9pm at the Central Hub on Magnolia square. Come have a beer or two and meet the other riders!

Pre event breakfast starts at 6 am followed by ride start at 7:30 am.

Day of registration starts at 6 am at the breakfast.

Sag support will be on the routes. There will be plenty of fully stocked rest stops and several water stations in between to help keep you fueled till the end.

Finish/start line activities will begin shortly after the ride start, where there will be food, door prizes, finisher medals, etc.

 

Jul
21
Sun
Eurekan 10k 5k Fun Run @ Eureka Springs Courthouse
Jul 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun/Walk

awards – Runs
10K:
  • Overall Male & Female finisher
  • Three deep at 10-year increments beginning at 10-19 thru 70+.
5K:
  • Overall Male & Female finisher
  • Three deep at 10-year increments beginning at 6-9, 10-19 thru 70+.
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk:
  • Custom finisher ribbons.
Awards & Prize Ceremony –
  • Immediately following the finish of the 10K run at the finish line.
  • 11:00am – Video & Picture Recap of the weekend…YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!
  • 11:00am – door prizes for all event participants who attend the ceremony
  • 11:30am – “The Eurekan” Recognition
Door Prizes, Pre & Post Race Goodies –
  • Goody bag with lots of sponsor products and services
  • Door prizes will include gift certificates and products.
  • Saturday post bike ride celebration with adult beverages, food and snacks will be available to all registered athletes.
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Sep
28
Sat
Big Dam Bridge 100 @ River Front Dr. North Little Rock
Sep 28 all-day
Big Dam Bridge 100 @ River Front Dr. North Little Rock | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

The Big Dam Bridge 100 is Arkansas’s largest cycling tour! Offering distances of 10/32/50/68/100 miles. This is a don’t miss event for cyclist in the mid south region.

Each year, thousands of cyclists from around the country descend on Central Arkansas for what has become the largest and most publicized cycling tour in Arkansas. The Big Dam Bridge, famous for its name and its reputation for being the longest bicycle bridge in the world, has attracted cyclists from all over to participate in this yearly event.

Nov
2
Sat
Tour duh Sunken Lands @ Southern Tenant Farmer's Museum
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am
Tour duh Sunken Lands @ Southern Tenant Farmer's Museum | Tyronza | Arkansas | United States

The 52-mile cultural bicycle tour through the Sunken Lands of Arkansas includes stops at four regional museums including the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. Starts at the Southern Tenant Farmer’s Museum in Tyronza. Registration includes admission to all museums, a mid-ride “warming soup” at the John Gresham Painted House and an Americana post-ride meal at Tyboogies.

The product of America’s greatest earthquake, the Sunken Lands are home to unique lowland swamps and agricultural open spaces. More than a bicycle ride, the Tour duh Sunken Lands is a cultural trip through the times that made northeast Arkansas. The 52-mile loop includes admission to regional and international attractions like the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, the Historic Dyess Colony, and the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. There will be a warming soup station at the Painted House, used in the movie adaptation of the John Grisham novel. Come for the ride and hospitality; leave with a new understanding of the Sunken Lands.

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