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

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
6
Sat
White River 4 Miler @ Batesville City Hall
Aug 6 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

2016 will be the 38th running of the 4 Mile Classic. For the first five years, the race was a 10K, originally called the White River Water Carnival 10K Classic and was won by Tom Aspel in each of its first three years. The switch to the 4 Mile distance came in 1984 due to the hot, humid August weather frequently encountered by runners in Arkansas. Over the years, the race has been won by Batesville native Brian Baker 8 times, and 6 times by Angie Herringer on the women’s side. Andy Buschman and Jack Heston have run in all 34 races from 1979 to 2012.

Course Description
The race begins on Main Street, between 9 th and 10 th Streets, and is downhill for about seven blocks.  Runners will then make a right turn on Bayou Street and continue downhill while crossing the Golden Overpass.  The route continues on Bayou Street with a couple of small, rolling hills until just past the one-mile mark.

Soon after passing this mark, runners will begin a gradual climb of approximately six-tenths of a mile up North Heights Street, followed by a right turn on Craig Street and a quick descent for about two-tenths of a mile.  The course then turns right on Hill Street, where runners will soon pass the half-way point.

The route continues on Hill Street for a relatively flat four-tenths of a mile before turning left on Carter Street, just past West Elementary School.  From Carter Street, runners will make a right turn onto Charles Street, which loops back around to Bayou Street.  After making a left turn on Bayou Street, runners will soon begin a steep climb to go back across the Golden Overpass and finish the third mile.

Just after the three-mile mark, the course makes a left turn onto Water Street and begins a gradual increase in elevation for approximately one-half of a mile.  Runners will then make a right turn onto 10 th Street for a quick climb before making a final right onto Main Street for a fast five blocks downhill to the finish.

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.

Apr
1
Sat
Capital City Classic 10K @ Two Rivers Park
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Capital City Classic 10K

The race starts within Two Rivers Park, winding through park roads until reaching the 1 mile marker near the park entrance. The first mile is all flat. Approximately 1/3 of the way through the 2nd mile, runners will exit the park and head west on County Farm Rd on a long, straight stretch lasting 1.5 miles.

The course now turns north for a short straight stretch which takes runners past the 3 mile and 5K markers. Here the course turns right and snakes southeast along Beck Rd. After running 2/3 of a mile on Beck Rd, the 4 mile marker is reached. The runners will continue on Beck Rd until returning to County Farm Rd where the course heads due east.

This second long, straight stretch along County Farm Rd lasts nearly a mile, passing the 5 mile marker, and returns the runners to Two Rivers Park. The race has now reached its final stage.

There is less than one mile to go as runners travel back over park roads to the finish line. The final stretch of the race is flat and straight, allowing the racers full view of the finish line before hitting the six mile marker. Overall, the route is very flat with few turns, and typically moderate weather allows for fast times.

Aug
5
Sat
White River 4 Miler @ Batesville City Hall
Aug 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

2017 will be the 39th running of the White River 4 Mile Classic. For the first five years, the race was a 10K, originally called the White River Water Carnival 10K Classic and was won by Tom Aspel in each of its first three years. The switch to the 4 Mile distance came in 1984 due to the hot, humid August weather frequently encountered by runners in Arkansas. Over the years, the race has been won by Batesville native Brian Baker 8 times, and 6 times by Angie Herringer on the women’s side. Andy Buschman and Jack Heston have run in all 34 races from 1979 to 2012.

Course Description

The race begins on Main Street, between 9 th and 10 th Streets, and is downhill for about seven blocks.  Runners will then make a right turn on Bayou Street and continue downhill while crossing the Golden Overpass.  The route continues on Bayou Street with a couple of small, rolling hills until just past the one-mile mark.

Soon after passing this mark, runners will begin a gradual climb of approximately six-tenths of a mile up North Heights Street, followed by a right turn on Craig Street and a quick descent for about two-tenths of a mile.  The course then turns right on Hill Street, where runners will soon pass the half-way point.

The route continues on Hill Street for a relatively flat four-tenths of a mile before turning left on Carter Street, just past West Elementary School.  From Carter Street, runners will make a right turn onto Charles Street, which loops back around to Bayou Street.  After making a left turn on Bayou Street, runners will soon begin a steep climb to go back across the Golden Overpass and finish the third mile.

Just after the three-mile mark, the course makes a left turn onto Water Street and begins a gradual increase in elevation for approximately one-half of a mile.  Runners will then make a right turn onto 10 th Street for a quick climb before making a final right onto Main Street for a fast five blocks downhill to the finish.

Apr
7
Sat
Capital City Classic 10K @ Two Rivers Park
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Capital City Classic 10K

The race starts within Two Rivers Park, winding through park roads until reaching the 1 mile marker near the park entrance. The first mile is all flat. Approximately 1/3 of the way through the 2nd mile, runners will exit the park and head west on County Farm Rd on a long, straight stretch lasting 1.5 miles.

The course now turns north for a short straight stretch which takes runners past the 3 mile and 5K markers. Here the course turns right and snakes southeast along Beck Rd. After running 2/3 of a mile on Beck Rd, the 4 mile marker is reached. The runners will continue on Beck Rd until returning to County Farm Rd where the course heads due east.

This second long, straight stretch along County Farm Rd lasts nearly a mile, passing the 5 mile marker, and returns the runners to Two Rivers Park. The race has now reached its final stage.

There is less than one mile to go as runners travel back over park roads to the finish line. The final stretch of the race is flat and straight, allowing the racers full view of the finish line before hitting the six mile marker. Overall, the route is very flat with few turns, and typically moderate weather allows for fast times.

Aug
4
Sat
White River 4 Miler @ Batesville City Hall
Aug 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
White River 4 Miler is the Grand Prix State Championship Race

2018 will be the 40th running of the White River 4 Mile Classic. For the first five years, the race was a 10K, originally called the White River Water Carnival 10K Classic and was won by Tom Aspel in each of its first three years. The switch to the 4 Mile distance came in 1984 due to the hot, humid August weather frequently encountered by runners in Arkansas. Over the years, the race has been won by Batesville native Brian Baker 8 times, and 6 times by Angie Herringer on the women’s side. Andy Buschman and Jack Heston have run in all 34 races from 1979 to 2012.

Course Description

The race begins on Main Street, between 9 th and 10 th Streets, and is downhill for about seven blocks.  Runners will then make a right turn on Bayou Street and continue downhill while crossing the Golden Overpass.  The route continues on Bayou Street with a couple of small, rolling hills until just past the one-mile mark.

Soon after passing this mark, runners will begin a gradual climb of approximately six-tenths of a mile up North Heights Street, followed by a right turn on Craig Street and a quick descent for about two-tenths of a mile.  The course then turns right on Hill Street, where runners will soon pass the half-way point.

The route continues on Hill Street for a relatively flat four-tenths of a mile before turning left on Carter Street, just past West Elementary School.  From Carter Street, runners will make a right turn onto Charles Street, which loops back around to Bayou Street.  After making a left turn on Bayou Street, runners will soon begin a steep climb to go back across the Golden Overpass and finish the third mile.

Just after the three-mile mark, the course makes a left turn onto Water Street and begins a gradual increase in elevation for approximately one-half of a mile.  Runners will then make a right turn onto 10 th Street for a quick climb before making a final right onto Main Street for a fast five blocks downhill to the finish.

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
Capital City Classic 10K @ Two Rivers Park
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Capital City Classic 10K

The race starts within Two Rivers Park, winding through park roads until reaching the 1 mile marker near the park entrance. The first mile is all flat. Approximately 1/3 of the way through the 2nd mile, runners will exit the park and head west on County Farm Rd on a long, straight stretch lasting 1.5 miles.

The course now turns north for a short straight stretch which takes runners past the 3 mile and 5K markers. Here the course turns right and snakes southeast along Beck Rd. After running 2/3 of a mile on Beck Rd, the 4 mile marker is reached. The runners will continue on Beck Rd until returning to County Farm Rd where the course heads due east.

This second long, straight stretch along County Farm Rd lasts nearly a mile, passing the 5 mile marker, and returns the runners to Two Rivers Park. The race has now reached its final stage.

There is less than one mile to go as runners travel back over park roads to the finish line. The final stretch of the race is flat and straight, allowing the racers full view of the finish line before hitting the six mile marker. Overall, the route is very flat with few turns, and typically moderate weather allows for fast times.

Capital City Classic 10K @ Two Rivers Park
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Capital City Classic 10K

The race starts within Two Rivers Park, winding through park roads until reaching the 1 mile marker near the park entrance. The first mile is all flat. Approximately 1/3 of the way through the 2nd mile, runners will exit the park and head west on County Farm Rd on a long, straight stretch lasting 1.5 miles.

The course now turns north for a short straight stretch which takes runners past the 3 mile and 5K markers. Here the course turns right and snakes southeast along Beck Rd. After running 2/3 of a mile on Beck Rd, the 4 mile marker is reached. The runners will continue on Beck Rd until returning to County Farm Rd where the course heads due east.

This second long, straight stretch along County Farm Rd lasts nearly a mile, passing the 5 mile marker, and returns the runners to Two Rivers Park. The race has now reached its final stage.

There is less than one mile to go as runners travel back over park roads to the finish line. The final stretch of the race is flat and straight, allowing the racers full view of the finish line before hitting the six mile marker. Overall, the route is very flat with few turns, and typically moderate weather allows for fast times.

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.
Run course sponsored b
Oct
26
Sat
White River 4 Miler @ Batesville City Hall
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
White River 4 Miler is the Grand Prix State Championship Race

2019 will be the 41st running of the White River 4 Mile Classic. For the first five years, the race was a 10K, originally called the White River Water Carnival 10K Classic and was won by Tom Aspel in each of its first three years. The switch to the 4 Mile distance came in 1984 due to the hot, humid August weather frequently encountered by runners in Arkansas. Over the years, the race has been won by Batesville native Brian Baker 8 times, and 6 times by Angie Herringer on the women’s side. Andy Buschman and Jack Heston have run in all 34 races from 1979 to 2012.

Course Description

The race begins on Main Street, between 9 th and 10 th Streets, and is downhill for about seven blocks.  Runners will then make a right turn on Bayou Street and continue downhill while crossing the Golden Overpass.  The route continues on Bayou Street with a couple of small, rolling hills until just past the one-mile mark.

Soon after passing this mark, runners will begin a gradual climb of approximately six-tenths of a mile up North Heights Street, followed by a right turn on Craig Street and a quick descent for about two-tenths of a mile.  The course then turns right on Hill Street, where runners will soon pass the half-way point.

The route continues on Hill Street for a relatively flat four-tenths of a mile before turning left on Carter Street, just past West Elementary School.  From Carter Street, runners will make a right turn onto Charles Street, which loops back around to Bayou Street.  After making a left turn on Bayou Street, runners will soon begin a steep climb to go back across the Golden Overpass and finish the third mile.

Just after the three-mile mark, the course makes a left turn onto Water Street and begins a gradual increase in elevation for approximately one-half of a mile.  Runners will then make a right turn onto 10 th Street for a quick climb before making a final right onto Main Street for a fast five blocks downhill to the finish.

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