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Andy Buschmann 4-Mile Classic

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Andy Buschmann 4-Mile Classic
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The 46th Annual Classic

Formerly the White River 4 Mile Classic and HealthSouth 4 Mile Classic, this race is now named for Andy Buschmann, the local running man seen everywhere about town trotting out the miles in his steady gait. He and his buddy Jack Heston ran every version of the race since its founding in 1978 until COVID took Andy from us in 2021. The AB4MC course is USATF certified and officially in the RRCA Arkansas Grand Prix XLII Series for 2024. Proceeds from the race are donated to local charities serving Independence County.

There is ample parking at City Hall and in parking lots throughout the Main Street area.

The race will begin at 8 am.
The race starts and finishes on Main Street with parking and setup near City Hall.

Chip timing will be by Oakley Kramer Timing Plus

Race Route: 
The route runs downhill through Batesville’s historic residential and downtown districts, with a couple of substantial climbs through nearby neighborhoods mid-race.

Packet Pick Up: 
Early packet pickup will be at the Tomahawk Chop located at 177 East Main Street in downtown Batesville on Friday, May 31st, 4-7 pm.
Race day packet pickup will be at City Hall starting at 6:30 am on Saturday, June 1st.

Cost:  $25
All runners and walkers will receive a swag bag, race shirt, and finisher’s goodie. Registrations received after May 19, 2024 are not guaranteed preferred t-shirt size.
Race day registration will be available from 6:30-7:30 am.

Cancellation Policy:
If the race is cancelled all entries will be deferred to the 2025 race. Sorry, no refunds.

Adverse Weather Policy:
We expect our events to happen rain or shine. No one, including the Race Director, wants to make changes to an event on race day. However, the safety of our participants is of paramount concern. In the event of adverse weather conditions, the Race Director, in communication with the local law enforcement and the city, may delay the event, cancel the event, or make changes to the race course.

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Adverse Weather Definition:
The event may be delayed or canceled due to Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm, Heavy Rain, or any other extreme weather condition. Light to moderate rain is not considered an Adverse Weather Condition.

If the event is canceled more than 12 hours before the event, we will notify participants via the race website and email. If the event is canceled less than 12 hours before the event we will notify participants via the race website and email. Participants will be notified via email where they can pick up their race packets if they have not already done so.



June 1
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Batesville City Hall
500 E Main St
Batesville, 72501 United States
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