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2023 is a BIG YEAR for Arkansas, as it marks 100 years of Arkansas State Parks. What better way to celebrate our sweet land of liberty and Arkansas State Parks’ Centennial than with friends and family at Arkansas’s only resort state park for our 8th annual 4th of July Freedom 5k/10k Fun Run event?! Join us at the starting line in your most patriotic outfit to run, walk, or march the 3.1 mile course (5k), or make mom and ‘Merica proud by taking on our 6.2 mile (10k) course. Runners and walkers alike are sure to enjoy scenic lake views and shaded forest trails along our unique, mixed surface courses. The 5k is an even split between single track trail (1.5 miles) and pavement (1.6 miles). The 10k course covers the same distance of a single-track trail (1.5 miles) with an extended pavement portion (4.7 miles) that parades runners all the way down to the park’s Caddo Bend peninsula for some beautiful lake views and a welcome breeze coming off the water. All ages and abilities are welcome!