Pikes Peak Marathon 2019

This year the Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent race celebrates the 60th anniversary of Arlene Pieper's historic run as the first woman to officially complete a marathon. For years, her contribution to women's running history went unnoticed. Her accomplishment was largely overlooked until 2009, the 50th anniversary of her run when Pikes Peak race organizers tracked her down. August 7, 2019, on the … [Read more...]

Pikes Peak Ascent 2019

Arkansans once again invaded Manitou Springs, Colorado for the Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent weekend. Arkies have been heading west to participate in the grueling race since 1984. Some, like Bill Coffelt and the Wears, Chris and Jonathon, love the race so much that they come back year after year. A few are going for that medal for the second or third time, having missed a time cut -off or like … [Read more...]

The 25 Best Runs in the World Right Now | Outside Online

Here is an article from Outside Magazine that features some of the best trail runs in the world right now. They give a local trail a shout out. The world is learning. Humans were born to run. It’s literally one of the things we do best. But beyond its health and mental benefits, what keeps us coming back is the sheer variety of routes out there waiting for us to lace up. And that’s what makes … [Read more...]

Calling All Super Heroes! DC Wonder Woman Run Series Expands Across the Country in 2019

We just added the Little Rock version of this event to our Calendar of Events when this release popped up. It's great to see Arkansas getting early attention on a nationwide running series. (From Media Release) On the heels of the inaugural 2018 DC Wonder Woman Run Series that attracted more than 10,000 participants to five runs across California, SON Events together with Warner Bros. Consumer … [Read more...]

Arkansas-Based Premium Refreshment to be the Official Water of the 2019 Little Rock Marathon

(from media release) Little Rock Marathon officials announced yesterday that Premium Refreshment Service has renewed its sponsorship of the Little Rock Marathon. Premium Refreshment Service, an Arkansas-based water company, will be hydrating more than 15,000 participants and volunteers throughout race weekend with their 100% natural spring water. Unlike most water which is municipally … [Read more...]

Little Rock Marathon Offers New Race Series

(from media release) “Run Local Race Series is the perfect platform for first timers and experienced athletes to reach their personal bests.” Little Rock Marathon race officials announced yesterday they have created the Run Local Race Series and features three events in central Arkansas to take place in the coming months. The series includes the Creep ‘N Crawl 10K/5K on Oct. 27, the Ugly … [Read more...]

Little Rock Marathon Registrations Fees Going Up On August 30

(From Media Release) Athletes interested in participating in the 2019 Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K have through Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, to sign up at initial registration prices.   The Little Rock Marathon, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Little Rock Half Marathon, presented by Baptist Health, will be held Sunday, March 4, 2019, with additional races and activities … [Read more...]

The Latest Plogging Fitness Craze Could Help Clean Up Cities – CityLab

We know that many outdoor enthusiasts around Arkansas are willing to stop and pick up some trash while enjoying their time outside. We know of many who go out to collect trash and decide to do it via bike, canoe, running shoes, or hiking boots. You just may not have realized there was a name for it, Plogging, and it seems to be growing in popularity. This is the kind of fitness craze we'd like to … [Read more...]

Is there a difference between running outside and on a treadmill? | Science Questions | Naked Scientists

Something to think about when you feel the Winter weather is forcing you to the treadmill for your daily run. Chris Smith asked sport scientists Dan Gordon whether you get the same benefits from hammering along the pavement as you can from jumping on a treadmill in the gym. Dan - In the broadest sense, yes. In the broadest sense you will get cardiovascular adaptations and so on and so forth. … [Read more...]

2018 Iron Ranger Challenge

(from website) We have had so much fun with the Iron Ranger Challenge since 2016 we thought we would extend it into 2018. The challenge for 2018 will be to complete 100 miles of physical activity on any public lands within the state of Arkansas. This means any activity you do in an Arkansas National Park, Arkansas State Park, US Forest Service site, National Wildlife Refuge site, Army Corps of … [Read more...]