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Dirt Circus is an event series created by UltraSignup to bring together the local running community and celebrate everything we love about trail running. Come and join us under the big top.
This November, the Circus spectacle rolls into Bentonville, Arkansas for an exciting and competitive weekend of running. Explore Bentonville’s winding wooded trails in the 5K or 10K race. This event is made possible through our partnership with Rush Running and the town of Bentonville. Come get to know Northwest Arkansas for yourself!
10K Prize Purse: $10,000!
Schedule – Friday, November 17
9:00-10:00am – Meet at Rush Running for a social shakeout run led by Mike Rush
Enjoy an all-paces 3-5 mile shakeout run. After the run, stop on in the store and to pick up any last minute items for tomorrow’s race.
6:00pm – Packet Pick-up at Rush Running
7:30pm – The Circus kicks off – Join fellow runners for dinner get the trail party started!
Schedule – Saturday, November 18
6:00am – Packet Pick-up on-site for 5K and 10K events
Look for the UltraSignup tent at the race location at Handcut Hollow.
7:00am – 10K race takes off!
Start the day with the Dirt Circus 10K, runners will compete for first prize to win a $3,000 prize! All runners will enjoy the challenge of the winding and technical trail system. Test yourself on this 10K route.
8:00am – 5K runners start
5K runners will head out into the trails for a 5k fun run.
9:00-11:00am – Relax and Enjoy the Circus!
Finishers will celebrate with a post-race brew from Bentonville Brewing Co! Hang out and connect with other local runners and brands and hear about the local running community and events nearby from race directors and local clubs!
10:00am – Raffle Prizes announced.
Partner Store: Rush Running Co.
The Bentonville 10K race has a $10,000 total prize purse across a mens and womens division.
1st Place: $3000
2nd Place: $1250
3rd Place: $750
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bentonville
Beautiful hotel with a warm and friendly staff to welcome your group. Conviently located at
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Wingate Bentonville Airport
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Bentonville 10K Route
Download 10K GPX File
An exciting, technical, and challenging 10K route winds through Bentonville’s Handcut Hollow. Who will be the fastest and take home the prize?
Bentonville 5K Route
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