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
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.

Jun
10
Sat
Tri the Village – Sprint Triathlon @ Lake Balboa Recreation area
Jun 10 all-day
Tri the Village - Sprint Triathlon @ Lake Balboa Recreation area | Hot Springs Village | Arkansas | United States

500 Yard Swim / 13.5 mile bike / 3.2 mile run

Jul
23
Sun
CATS Sprint Triathlon @ Lake Beaver Fork
Jul 23 all-day
CATS Sprint Triathlon @ Lake Beaver Fork | Conway | Arkansas | United States

Celebrating its 21st birthday. The CATS Tri is a main stay on the Arkansas Calendar

Toad Suck Olympic Triatholn @ Lake Beaverfork Park
Jul 23 all-day
Toad Suck Olympic Triatholn @ Lake Beaverfork Park | Conway | Arkansas | United States

Central AR premier Olympic Distance Triathlon

Aug
11
Fri
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival @ Eureka Springs Area
Aug 11 – Aug 13 all-day

A three day multisport festival consisting of a sprint distance triathlon on Friday afternoon, road bike rides on Sat and running races on Sunday. The triathlon is held at Holiday Island Resort on Table Rock Lake. The biking events start and finish in Eureka Springs and cover some of the most scenic areas of the region. Running race go through downtown area past historic landmarks, homes and shops. Challenge yourself by competing in The Eurekan or Half Eurekan Challenge. The Eurekan must complete the Triathlon, 100 mike bike ride and 10K run. Half Eurekan must complete Triathlon, 58 mile bike ride and 5K. See website for complete details.

Aug
19
Sat
Tri Arkansas Aqua Bike @ DeGray Lake Spillway Area
Aug 19 all-day
Tri Arkansas Aqua Bike @ DeGray Lake Spillway Area | Arkadelphia | Arkansas | United States

1500 Meter Open water Swim / 39 K Bike

Tri Arkansas Olympic Triathlon @ DeGray Lake Spillway Area
Aug 19 all-day
Tri Arkansas Olympic Triathlon @ DeGray Lake Spillway Area | Arkadelphia | Arkansas | United States

Proven Venue, Proven Course, Crystal Clear water, It’s Arkansas’ Triathlon!

Aug
20
Sun
DeGray Lake Sprint Triathlon @ Degray Lake Spillway Area
Aug 20 all-day
DeGray Lake Sprint Triathlon @ Degray Lake Spillway Area  | Arkadelphia | Arkansas | United States

The DeGray Lake Tri is celebrating it’s 20 birthday in 2017.
500 yard Swim / 16 mile Bike / 3.1 mile Run.
Swim the clean water of Degray lake

Oct
1
Sun
Lake Norfork Triathlon(s) @ Panther Bay Marina
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am
Lake Norfork Triathlon(s) @ Panther Bay Marina | Mountain Home | Arkansas | United States

The weekend’s events encompass the Panther Bay Park, David’s Trail and Rocking Chair Resort. Register for one, two or all of three of the weekend’s events in the Off Your Rocker Challenge!

Olympic Triathlon
.93mi/1500m swim, 24.8mi/40km bike, 6.2mi/10km run

Sprint Triathlon
.5mi/750m swim, 12.4mi/20km bike, 3.1mi/5km run

Sep
9
Sun
DeGray Lake Sprint Triathlon @ Degray Lake Spillway Area
Sep 9 all-day
DeGray Lake Sprint Triathlon @ Degray Lake Spillway Area  | Arkadelphia | Arkansas | United States

Iron Mt Off-Road Sprint Triathlon – 500 Yd Swim / 9.5 Mi Mt Bike / 2.5 Mi Run – Sept 9, 2018

DeGray Lake Sprint Triathlon – 500 yard Swim / 13.5 Mile Bike / 3.1 Mile Run – Sept 9, 2018

DeGray Lake Sprint Tri is the USAT Arkansas State Championship Triathlon

DeGray Duathlon – 2 Mile Run / 13.5 Mile Bike / 3.1 Mile Run – Sept 9, 2018

Sep
30
Sun
Lake Norfork 3Day Endurance Challenge Triathlon @ Panther Bay Marina
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Lake Norfork Triathlon weekend’s events encompass the Panther Bay Park, David’s Trail and Rocking Chair Resort. Register for one, two or all of three of the weekend’s events in the Off Your Rocker Challenge!

Olympic Triathlon
.93mi/1500m swim, 24.8mi/40km bike, 6.2mi/10km run

Sprint Triathlon
.5mi/750m swim, 12.4mi/20km bike, 3.1mi/5km run

Off Your Rocker Challenge

Completely Off Your Rocker (10K, 3K swim, Olympic Tri)          Half Off Your Rocker (5K, 1.5K swim, Sprint Tri)

The Lake Norfork Triathlon weekend consists of a multitude of events that, combined, will push your limits and be the start of some great stories!

The weekend’s events encompass Panther Bay Park, David’s Trail, and Rocking Chair Resort.   Register for one, two or all of three of the weekend’s events in the Off Your Rocker Challenge!

Friday 9/28

6:00 pm:  Kick off 5K & 10K at Rocking Chair Resort

Saturday 9/29

2:00 pm: Open Water Swim  (750m, 1.5km, 3km) at Rocking Chair Resort

Sunday 9/30 at Panther Bay

8:00 am:  Sprint Triathlon (.5mi/750m swim, 12.4mi/20km bike, 3.1mi/5km trail run)

8:00 am: Olympic Triathlon (.93mi/1500m swim, 24.8mi/40km bike, 6.2mi/10km trail run)

Stay at Rocking Chair Resort and enjoy all of the weekend’s festivities with your fellow athletes!

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.

Jul
19
Fri
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival @ Eureka Springs Area
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival @ Eureka Springs Area | Eureka Springs | Arkansas | United States
DESCRIPTION

WHAT IS THE EUREKA SPRINGS MULTISPORT FESTIVAL?
A three-day multisport festival consisting of a sprint-distance triathlon on Friday afternoon, Gran Fondos (road bike rides) on Saturday morning and running races on Sunday.  Participants can enter individual events or take one of two “Eurekan” challenges.

WHAT IS “THE EUREKAN”?
The name not only is the moniker of the event, but also refers to participants who complete the ultimate challenge! Any participant who enters the “Full Eurekan” who can complete the triathlon, 100 mile ride and 10K run will be known as “The Eurekan”! There is also a Half Eurekan competition which is the triathlon, 62 mile bike ride and 5K run.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

The triathlon is located on Holiday Island, just a few minutes from downtown Eureka Springs. The finish line for the biking and running events are the same place each day which is located in the heart of Eureka Springs on historic Main Street in front of the Eureka Springs City Courthouse.

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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