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Event Series Arkansas Enduro Series

FITZDURO | Arkansas Enduro Series (AES)

The Jones Center 922 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR, United States

ITZDURO - SPRINGDALE, AR Presented by Arvest Bank | Hosted by Ozark Outdoor Foundation For details about AES and the other races in the series can be found at Arkansas Enduro Series This round of the Fall AES will be at the Fitzgerald Trails in Springdale, Arkansas! The race is rated 1 out 5 | Skill-3 | […]

Little Rock Roadrunners Coffee Run

Leiva's Coffee 6323 Ranch Dr., Little Rock, United States

Join the Little Rock Roadrunners at Leiva's Coffee on Saturday, September 23 for our monthly coffee run. Leiva's has said they will FINALLY be reopening on September 17th so there should be plenty of post-run coffee and pastries. If Leiva’s still hasn’t reopened we will provide post-run coffee and donuts. There will be a 5-mile […]

Big Dam Bridge 100

Riverfront Drive 398 Riverfront Dr, North Little Rock, AR, United States

The Big Dam Bridge 100 is an annual event in central Arkansas that celebrates the "Big Dam Bridge" over the Arkansas River. The 4226-foot bridge is the longest bridge built for pedestrian and bicycle traffic in North America. It connects over 40 miles of scenic riverside trails between Little Rock and North Little Rock. It […]

East End Sizzler 10K/5K

East End 20422 N Springlake Rd, East End, AR, United States

East End Sizzler 10K “Your child has cancer.” No parent is ever prepared to hear these four gut-wrenching words. Yet each year, an estimated 300,000 children worldwide are dealt a devastating cancer diagnosis. The emotional, physical, and financial tolls families suffer begin the moment those words are uttered. Lives are shattered in the span of […]


Western Arkansas Runners Building 7000 Taylor Ave, Fort Smith, AR, United States

2023 Stampede Certified 5K/10K Race and Timed 5K Walk Saturday, September 23 Start and Finish at Western Arkansas Runners Building Fort Chaffee – 7000 Taylor Ave. 7 a.m. Registration, 8 a.m. Race Entry Fee: $30 before September 9 and  $40 after September 9 through day of race Participant Packet Pick-Up, Friday, September 22, 5 p.m. […]

Strider Cup

Bentonville Square 100 North Main St, Bentonville, United States

Get ready Arkansas, because Strider Cup Racing is about to take over the Square in downtown Bentonville on September 23rd! These tiny riders will be racing their hearts out and shredding some serious rubber as they put their Strider skills to the test! Strider Cup races are the highest level national Strider sanctioned races that […]

Women’s Trail Luv at Centennial

Centennial Park S Centennial Park Ln, Fayetteville, AR, United States

Join the OORC’s Hannah Catt for a few hours of raking out the trails at Centennial. Tools and education provided. Bring hydration and a snack.

Fort Smith Marathon/Half/Relays

University of Fort Smith 601-C Kinkead Ave, Fort Smith, AR, United States

The start/finish will be on the beautiful University of Fort Smith campus.  There will be plenty of parking available for racers and a nice shaded green for spectators to hang out at during the race. Marathon This course is both scenic and challenging and includes historic downtown, beautiful neighborhoods, paved trails, and rolling terrain with […]

24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch HC 70, 261, Jasper, AR, United States

24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell is an endurance rock climbing competition and festival, held annually on the last full weekend of September, within the steep sandstone cliff walls of Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Jasper, AR.  Teams of two have the opportunity to choose between a 12-hour and 24-hour event, and the festival lasts five days with […]

Arkansas Canoe Club Rendezvous 2023

ORBI Rentals 2115 Tanner St, Malvern, AR, United States

Save the Date for Rendezvous 2023! More details to come. For more information on this event, look at last year's at https://arkansascanoeclub.com/Rendezvous for an idea of the schedule and focus.

Ouachita Gran Fondo for Families

Hot Springs Convention Center 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR, United States

The Ouachita Gran Fondo for Families is a Fun Ride to benefit Ouachita Children, Youth, & Family Services (OCYFS) in beautiful Hot Springs, AR. This Second Annual event takes place on Saturday, September 30, 2023. OCYFS provides services for those who have been abused, neglected, run away, homeless, or troubled by means of an Emergency […]

Ouachita Wilds 3/6/12 Hour Rogaine

Camp Ouachita 618 AR-324, Perryville, United States

This is a new event for Central Arkansas but a great chance to check out orienteering (the sport of map and compass) at your own pace and enjoy the beauty of the Ouachita Mountains. A rogaine is an orienteering event where you get as many points as you can within the time limit, in whatever […]

Heart & Sole Half Marathon, 10K 5K

Southwest Church of Christ 1601 James Street, Jonesboro, AR, United States

USTAF certified 13.1, 10K and 5K courses with a mix of rolling hills and flat areas. The course will be well marked and have lots of volunteers and activity on the course. Police will be present at highly traveled intersections and leading the 13.1 race. There will be water/snack/aide stations all along the courses. Powerade, […]

Event Series Arkansas RRCA – Grand Prix Series

The Great 5k Pumpkin Run

Lonoke Historic Train Depot 109 Front St SW, Lonoke, AR, United States

Give your support to the abused and neglected children housed at Lonoke Open Arms. Run the 5K that begins at the Historic Lonoke Train Depot, winding its way by the Lonoke City Park and through beautiful small-town neighborhoods. Known for its flat as a pancake course, the chipped 5K Pumpkin Run is made for setting […]

River Mountain Trail Work Party

River Mountain Park River Mountain Road, Little Rock, United States

Join the CATA Crew at River Mountain Trails for a Trail Work Party on Saturday, 9/30/23 from 8:00 am until noon, as we get ready for Little Rock's first-ever Enduro MTB Race. We will focus on general trail cleanup and removing debris from the gravity trails. Once we are done with the trail cleanup, stick […]

The Sandtown Shuffle

The Dirt Church 1355 Skyview Ln, Batesville, AR, United States

The Sandtown Shuffle (Fall Edition) Here is what happened at the Spring Edition of The Sandtown Shuffle. “No Frills” gravel ride in the Foothills. Come and hang with us at The Dirt Church!  (Camping Welcome!) Join us in Sandtown AR on 9/30/23 Route Description: 3 routes all will depart from the Pool’s Chapel church and travel […]

Pedals for Compassion – Gravel Grinder

Columbia County Fairgrounds 200 Columbia Road, Magnolia, AR, United States

What better way to kick out Domestic Violence awareness month of October than a charity gravel ride for our local domestic violence shelter Compassion's Foundation! Come join us in the SW Arkansas region as we move our charity event off of the pavement and to some beautiful gravel. More details to come! Event Details Choose […]

Kessler Mountain Jam

Kessler Mountain Park 2600 Wc 200, Fayetteville, AR, United States

Kessler Mountain Jam is an AMBCS (Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series) mountain bike race contested on the trails of Kessler Mountain in south Fayetteville, AR.  This is a USA Cycling sanctioned race and there are categories for all ages and levels.  An annual license is required to race in the Cat 1 category.  The Novice […]

Mountainfilm on Tour in Little Rock

Ron Robinson Theater 100 River Market Avenue, Little Rock, United States

Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed, and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. Ozark Outdoor Supply is bringing the tour to Little Rock's Ron Robinson Theater with films that explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: using the power of […]

Arkansas High Country Race 2023

Hot Springs Visitor Center 629 Central Ave, Hot Springs National Park, AR, United States

This challenging 1000+ mile Ouachita Triple Crown bikepacking race takes competitors through the Ouachita Mountains and the Arkansas River Valley. Arkansas’ Epic Back Roads Bicycle Race! The Arkansas High Country Race has moved south to Hot Springs for 2023! In addition to the classic Arkansas High Country Route, this event will also feature the South […]