***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.

 

Oct 4 @ 6:00 am – Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm Lake Sylvia
  24th Annual running. Course consists of a 17-mile loop followed by an 83-mile out-and-back through the Ouachita Mountains on forest roads, jeep trails, and an eight mile section of the Ouachita Trail. 12,000 cumulative[...]
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Lake Ouachita Vista Trail
Distance: 26.2 miles (approximate) Location: Shangri La Drive on Lake Ouachita, near Mount Ida Directions: Shangri La is located 25 miles west of Hot Springs and 12 miles east of Mount Ida off of Hwy[...]
Apr 11 all-day Talimena Scenic Drive
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[...]
Apr 18 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am Maumelle Park Pavilion 8
Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run 50 Mile and 50K Information Date: April 18, 2015 Location: Maumelle Park, Little Rock, Arkansas, Pavilion # 8 (see map and directions) Starting Time: 6:00 AM (Prompt) for both races.[...]
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Mount Magazine State Park
  Magazine is home to magnificent bluffs which make for breathtaking scenery, provide spectacular views, and make it popular for hang gliders and climbers alike. Magazine also offers numerous trails for hiking atop the mountain[...]
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Lake Ouachita Vista Trail
Distance: 26.2 miles (approximate) Location: Shangri La Drive on Lake Ouachita, near Mount Ida Directions: Shangri La is located 25 miles west of Hot Springs and 12 miles east of Mount Ida off of Hwy[...]
Apr 16 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Maumelle Park Pavilion 8
Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run 50 Mile and 50K Information Date: April 16, 2016 Location: Maumelle Park, Little Rock, Arkansas, Pavilion # 8 (see map and directions) Starting Time: 6:00 AM (Prompt) for both races.[...]
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Mount Magazine State Park
Magazine is home to magnificent bluffs which make for breathtaking scenery, provide spectacular views, and make it popular for hang gliders and climbers alike. Magazine also offers numerous trails for hiking atop the mountain and[...]
Oct 1 @ 6:00 am – Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm Camp Ouachita
Check out this flyover of the course: Greetings from the race directors: Chrissy and Stan Ferguson Welcome to the 26th annual Arkansas Traveller 100! The many volunteers that assist with the race are looking forward[...]
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 pm Norfork River Resort
Matney Challenge (14m) The course will start and finish at Norfork River Resort. Runners will travel two road miles to the Matney Trailhead and proceed up the mountain.. The course then descends into Matney Camp.[...]
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Lake Ouachita Vista Trail
Distance: 26.2 miles (approximate) Location: Shangri La Drive on Lake Ouachita, near Mount Ida Directions: Shangri La is located 25 miles west of Hot Springs and 12 miles east of Mount Ida off of Hwy[...]
Apr 22 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Maumelle Park Pavilion 8
Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run 50 Mile and 50K Information Date: April 22, 2017 Location: Maumelle Park, Little Rock, Arkansas, Pavilion # 8 (see map and directions) Starting Time: 6:00 AM (Prompt) for both races.[...]
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Mount Magazine State Park
Mount Magazine Trail Run Come join us for the Mount Magazine Trail Run. We’ll start just north of the visitor center (see map below), and hit almost every trail in the park, along with a[...]
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Mount Magazine State Park
Mount Magazine Trail Run Come join us for the Mount Magazine Trail Run. We’ll start just north of the visitor center (see map below), and hit almost every trail in the park, along with a[...]
May 20 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Lake Sylvia
The 2017 Catsmacker and Kitty Tickler fun run REGISTRATION for Catsmacker WILL OPEN LATER   Bring $3 for parking! Lake Sylvia Park Saturday, May 20, 2017 6:45 Trail briefing, 7:00 am Start Features: Distance: 22[...]
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Lake Ouachita Vista Trail
It is hunting season, so wearing something orange is not a bad idea. Miscellaneous Information: Distance: 26.2 miles (approximate) Location: Shangri La Drive on Lake Ouachita, near Mount Ida Race #6 of the 2015-2016 AURA[...]
Apr 21 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Maumelle Park Pavilion 8
Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run 50 Mile and 50K Information Date: April 21, 2018 Location: Maumelle Park, Little Rock, Arkansas, Pavilion # 8 (see map and directions) Starting Time: 6:00 AM (Prompt) for both races.[...]
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Mount Magazine State Park
Mount Magazine Trail Run Come join us for the Mount Magazine Trail Run. We’ll start just north of the visitor center (see map below), and hit almost every trail in the park, along with a[...]
May 19 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Lake Sylvia
The 2017 Catsmacker and Kitty Tickler fun run New this year for the Catsmacker: This is now a PAID RACE. Use this link to REGISTER Camp Ouachita Saturday, May 19, 2018 6:45 Trail briefing, 7:00 am[...]
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am Cabot High School
    The Spring Fling course starts on Bellamy Street, just outside of the Cabot High School Field House. The route heads south for 1/4 mile before turning left onto Main St. The race moves[...]
Apr 13 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Maumelle Park Pavilion 8
Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run 50 Mile and 50K Information Date: April 13, 2019 Location: Maumelle Park, Little Rock, Arkansas, Pavilion # 8 (see map and directions) Starting Time: 6:00 AM (Prompt) for both races.[...]
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Mount Magazine State Park
Mount Magazine Trail Run Come join us for the Mount Magazine Trail Run. We’ll start just north of the visitor center (see map below), and hit almost every trail in the park, along with a[...]
May 18 @ 7:00 am Lake Sylvia
The 2020 Catsmacker and Kitty Tickler fun run SMACKER OVERVIEW The CatSmacker  20 Mile Fun Run will take runners 19.86 miles through the Ouachita National Forest.  There will be 1,486ish feet of elevation gain.  Runners[...]
May 18 @ 7:00 am Lake Sylvia
The 2019 Catsmacker and Kitty Tickler fun run New this year for the Catsmacker: This is now a PAID RACE. Use this link to REGISTER Camp Ouachita Saturday, May 18, 2019 6:45 Trail briefing, 7:00 am[...]
Jun 15 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am Clinton Presidential Center
Go! Mile One Lap. One Mile. One Fast Little Race. There will be different heats, including an elite heat (see below for who is eligible for elite status). All runners are chip timed, results will[...]
Oct 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am Washington County Fairgrounds
Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival was created to bring together three Northwest Arkansas cross-country races under a single event. The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival is now one of[...]
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am Pine Bluff
The CASA Half Marathon is here. WOW! How time flies. We thank each and every one of you that has helped us continue to grow our event and raise over $80,000 for the CASA Shelter[...]
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am Cabot High School
    The Spring Fling course starts on Bellamy Street, just outside of the Cabot High School Field House. The route heads south for 1/4 mile before turning left onto Main St. The race moves[...]
Apr 18 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Maumelle Park Pavilion 8
Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run 50 Mile and 50K Information Date: April 18, 2020 Location: Maumelle Park, Little Rock, Arkansas, Pavilion # 8 (see map and directions) Starting Time: 6:00 AM (Prompt) for both races.[...]
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Mount Magazine State Park
Mount Magazine Trail Run Come join us for the Mount Magazine Trail Run. We’ll start just north of the visitor center (see map below), and hit almost every trail in the park, along with a[...]