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Fayetteville Ramble Ride

Fayetteville Square 70 East Ave, Fayetteville, AR, United States

2023 Fayetteville Ramble Explore NWA with us on our first Ramble Ride in Arkansas. The Fayetteville Ramble is produced in connection with Experience Fayetteville. This Ramble travels 227 miles with just under 21,000 feet of climbing. Daily miles and climbing on this ride: Day 1: 59 mi. / 4,624 ft. Day 2: 64 mi. / […]

Ozark Valley Triathlon

Lake Weddington 15689 Lake Wedington Entry Rd, Fayetteville, AR, United States

2023 – USAT National Championships for Off-Road Triathlon, Off-Road Duathlon, Gravel Triathlon and Gravel Duathlon to be held on the same three-day weekend as the oldest road triathlon in NW Arkansas. Friday, June 2 will be the Gravel Triathlon & Gravel Duathlon National Championships. Saturday, June 3 will contest both the Off-Road Triathlon and Off-Road […]

18th Annual War Eagle Trail Running Festival

Hobbs State Park Visitor Center 20201 East Hwy. 12, Rogers, AR, United States

The Hobbs War Eagle Trail Running Festival began back in 2006 as a 10 mile trail race with a couple dozen participants. During the first few years the event was known as the Hobbs Tail Twister benefiting the Rogers Lions Club. We are grateful for the continued support from our runners and are proud of […]

Tour de Rock 2023

Friendly Chapel Church-Nazarene 116 S Pine St, North Little Rock, AR, United States

Celebrating 20 Years of fantastic cycling to benefit cancer patients in Arkansas! Tour de Rock, benefitting CARTI Cancer Center, attracts cyclists from all over the southern region and is considered the fastest Century Ride in the South. Riders choose from one of four pancake-flat routes that wind and weave through Central Arkansas. Tour de Rock is a well-supported […]

2023 Springdale Rotary Pig Trail Mud Run

Ecclesia College 9653 Nations Dr, Springdale, AR, United States

The annual Pig Trail Mud Run, hosted by Springdale Rotary, is scheduled for June 3, 2023!  This 5K includes more than 20 obstacles, including a zip line, water slide, rope swing, and fireman's pole!  Come get muddy, have a lot of fun, and help a great cause! We welcome participants ages 14 and above.  No […]

Talimena Challenge Cycling Event

Talihina, Oklahoma 100 Railroad Street, Talihina, OK, United States

The Talihina Chamber of Commerce presents to you the Talimena Challenge! Ride the Talimena National Scenic Byway with beautiful mountain scenery! The ride begins in Talihina Oklahoma and cyclists will ride to Queen Wilhelmina. Fully supported event! The ride is 95 miles long and has seven Category 5s climbs with 11,500 total gain in elevation.

Lum & Abner Music & Arts Festival 5k Run/Walk

Janssen Park, Mena, AR

June 3rd, Janssen Park, Mena, AR Race starts at 7:30 REGISTER EARLY!! $25 BEFORE MAY 31ST | $35 AFTER The first 35 registrants are guaranteed a T-shirt. Awards in male & female categories. Trophies for top overall male & female participants. Top three finishers awarded in the following categories: 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, […]



War Memorial Park 5101 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR

The Mud Run is for the adventuresome spirit and is definitely not your average 5K. The only thing serious about this event is the MUD. Participants run, walk, skip, trot, and even cavort through our 5K(ish - please refer to helpful hints section for the clarification of "ish") course, which winds through scenic Western Hills […]

Stand Up Paddleboard surfing lessons

Siloam Springs Kayak Park 19253 Fisher Ford Rd, Siloam Springs, AR, United States

Surfing lessons at Siloam Springs Kayak Park! These lessons will be on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer in 2023. It’s strongly suggested to take an ACA L2 SUP lesson first. We will not be teaching strokes or standing on the board in this course, if you sign up without these skills you won’t get as […]

School of River Paddling

Gypsy Camp & Canoe 20271 State Hwy 59, Siloam Springs, AR, United States

Goals of the School of River Paddling The goals and objectives of the School are to provide participants an opportunity to: Feel safer and have more fun on moving water Recognize typical river hazards and options for dealing with them Improve fundamental paddling skills of: Balance Boat edging Basic body mechanics Paddling strokes for power […]

Arkansas Backyard Ultra Championship

Big Spring Park 183 Big Spring Pkwy, Cotter, AR, United States

Arkansas Backyard Ultra Experience The 2nd Annual Arkansas Backyard Ultra Championship will take place at the Historic Big Springs Park in Cotter, Arkansas. The flat & scenic out-and-back route follows an old railroad bed along the White River and there’s a Natural Spring to re-invigorate your beaten body after the race.  Food will be provided […]

Arkansas Runner 2M

Boys And Girls Clubs Of Saline County 1810 Citizens Dr, Benton, AR, United States

2023 is the 25th running of the Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Race All entry fees will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club. Because of your support, over $14,000 has been donated in the past 4 years and we want to continue to support the kids.

Pedals for Compassion – 5th Annual

The Square Park 117 N Jefferson St, Magnolia, AR, United States

It's time for the 5th annual charity bicycle ride for the Compassion's Foundation, Inc. !!! More details to come! Event Details On-site registration will be the morning of only at The Square Park Starting at 6am The Square Park will be the start and finish line activities again this year! Ride start is at 7:30 […]

Pine Knob Mountain Bike Park Grand Opening

Confederate Mother's Memorial Park 1915 S Glenwood Ave,, Russellville, AR, United States

The grand opening will take place on June 10th, 2023 at 10am and lunch is provided. The RVOORC will have Pine Knob Mountain Bike Park t-shirts for sale, which sales will support the continued growth of the park. The RVOORC board will be in attendance to answer any questions and give tours.

Arkansas Enduro Series | Round 3 | RED STAR ENDURO

Red Star 348 Madison 3605, Pettigrew, AR, United States

RED STAR ENDURO Presented by Arkansas Enduro Series | Powered by Slaughter Trail Guides Race Venue- 348 Madison 3605 Pettigrew, AR 72752 (RED STAR SCHOOL) Connected to the Upper Buffalo Headwaters Trails via trail/dirtroad or by the road in a car. For details about AES and the other races in the tour can be found […]

True Grit Bike Ride

Fort Chaffee 7313 Terry St,, Fort Smith, AR, United States

If you are wondering “what’s in it for the rider besides a day of dripping sweat, aching muscles and pure exhaustion?” Our answer is “the best adrenaline rush you have ever had topped off with the most exciting sense of accomplishment that only an avid rider knows. When the internal rivalry between the rider and […]

Single Speed Royal Rumble

Old Post 1799 Lock and Dam Rd, Russellville, AR, United States

Listen up, adrenaline junkies! It's time to unleash your inner beast in a raw, unadulterated single-speed bike race. Buckle up your jorts, shear your  hair into a menacing mullet, and slide on those Pit Vipers - it's time to smash some pedals with some two wheeled, unbridled fun between your legs!

Old Post Challenge

Old Post 1799 Lock and Dam Rd, Russellville, AR, United States

IT'S BACK!! After a 16-year hiatus, we are stoked to announce The Old Post Challenge is happening again!! The trails have changed a lot in the past 16 years and we've come up with fast, yet pedally race routes. The big course is just over 7 miles and the smaller course is 4 miles. Dust […]

Highlands Gravel Classic

Fritchie Farms 15810 Ball Rd, Elkins, AR, United States

The Highlands Gravel Classic is the only qualifier in the USA for the Trek UCI Gravel World Series (GWS). As well as 1 of 2 qualifying events in North America. The GWS will include both new and existing events from around the world as part of the series to qualify competitors to attend the world championships […]

Northeast Arkansas H2GORun

Craighead Forest Park 4910 S Culberson Rd, Jonesboro

2-mile run/walk at Craighead Forest Park to benefit Alzheimer's Arkansas. Run or walk on the beautiful trail with family and friends. Age-group awards, door prizes, and refreshments.