RunStrong Event’s signature 24-hour challenge, Death by 5k requires participants to run ten 5ks starting every 2.5 hours. The first 5k starts at 8 am, and the subsequent 5ks start at 1030, 1, 330, 6, 830, 11, 130, 4, and 630 am. Participants need to be present at the start of each 5k and have that 5k finished prior to the start of the subsequent 5k. This challenge is designed to test participants mentally and physically with physical fatigue, sleep deprivation, and running in the dark. (Headlamps, hand lights, or some other form of illumination will be required)
Death by 5k N. Little Rock will start and finish at the rugby field at the Burns Park soccer complex, and will be run on paved paths in the park, including the Arkansas River Trail.
In between each 5k, participants will be able to sleep in their cars or put up tents on the grass of the rugby field. There is plenty of space for pop-up or camping tents.
There will be hot food available after each 5k, along with plenty of snack food and drinks throughout the event. You will not go hungry or thirsty at a RunStrong Event.
Participants will receive an event shirt, along with other great swag. Finishers will receive one of our coveted coffin awards with some surprise swag inside.
Registration will be limited initially to 150 participants. After that, a waitlist will be enabled and we will open spots if/when they become available or if we decide to expand the field.
For info on our other Death by 5k events, visit www.deathby5k.com