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Three Days of Syllamo

Blanchard Springs Recreation Area 1110 Blanchard, Fifty Six, AR

Three Day Trailrunning Stage Race Three Days of Syllamo annual gathering at Blanchard Springs in the middle of March is old school trailrunning at it’s purest. The event was created by Steve Kirk in 2005 and has become a yearly pilgrimage to the Ozarks for many adventure seekers, reuniting for a weekend of challenging races, […]

Little Rock Hash House Harriers 5th Annual Green Dress Run Weekend

Eureka Matterhorn Towers 130 W Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR

To receive the hash discount on your room at the Matterhorn you must call Chris (the owner) at (479) 253-9602. If you book your room online, you will not receive a discount. As always, you are responsible for booking and paying for your own room and they fill up fast. Eureka Springs is a popular […]

Wildcat Marathon

Cedar Glades Park 461 Wildcat Rd, Hot Springs, AR

This is a one day event but will be in conjunction with the Southern Enduro Tour Stop #3 - the Northwoods Enduro held on Sunday. There will be a coveted King & Queen award for the top male and female who take on both the Wildcat Marathon and the Northwoods Enduro! The Cedar Glades trails will […]

Spring Fling 5k

CHS Campus 401 N. Lincoln, Cabot, AR

The Spring Fling has been run in Cabot since 1996. From 1998 to 2001, the race was part of the Arkansas Grand Prix Series. After a five year absence the Cabot Country Cruisers brought the race back into the Series starting in 2007. Race Highlights Race hosted by the Cabot Country Cruisers Proceeds benefit Physical […]

Rattlesnake Meet Up!

Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area, Roland, AR

Rattlesnake Ridge Meet and Greet! March 18th, 10am to 3pm! Come enjoy a few climbs and some refreshments with other Central Arkansas climbers!Rattle


NWA Climbers’ Meet & Greet

Boulders & Brews 612 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR

Want to meet other climbers and build out your belay partner, bouldering buddy, or top/lead pal Rolodex? How about getting a day pass at Boulders & Brews and meeting up with other climbers in a relaxed bouldering environment with a full coffee bar? Come to climb, socialize, and drink coffee! Maybe some new routes, new […]

2nd Ever World’s Shortest St Patrick’s Day ZERO-K 2023

Bridge Street Live Entertainment District 105 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR

IT’S BACK! ☘️🍺 What better way to kick off Day 2 of the St. Patrick's Day weekend of fun activities surrounding the First Ever 20th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade then with the 2nd Ever World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Zero K® footrace in downtown Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. The "race" will cover […]

Northwoods Enduro

Cedar Glades Park 461 Wildcat Rd, Hot Springs, AR

The Southern Enduro Tour (SET) visits Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma offering the best variety of terrain in the mid-west and creating a regional championship that is both challenging and fun for any mountain biker that is seeking a premium race experience. At the season finale the SET will crown competitors as the best all-around Enduro […]

Iron Mountain PayDirt Workday

Upper Iron Mountain Parking Iron Mountain Trail Head Parking, Arkadelphia, AR

Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship racers and all lovers of the Iron Mountain Bike Trails. Here's an opportunity to get some paydirt and help maintain some of the best trails in the state.

Arkansas Climbers Festival

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch HC 70, 261, Jasper, AR

The goal of this event is to bring together our community to learn new skills in many different areas of Rock Climbing! We will be bringing in experts in their fields to provide high-quality training. The General Admission ticket will include camping and climbing passes to Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, dinner Saturday night, and access to […]

Ouachita Challenge

Oden School Oden Schools, Oden, AR

The Ouachita Challenge Race Association has been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a fun and safe 2023 Ouachita Challenge. We are in the final stages of getting our permits and approvals for the event. The OC must still follow state and local guidelines. Check the OC Facebook page for any changes or […]

Beer & Bagel Run

War Eagle Mill 11036 High Sky Inn Road, War Eagle, AR

The BEER & BAGEL OFF-ROAD RACE SERIES is coming back to Northwest Arkansas for 2023. We are excited to be back at the War Eagle Mill east of Rogers, Arkansas. This is a favorite event for runners throughout the area, who come each year for a challenging trail run with a fantastic post-race party. Oh […]

The Sandtown Shuffle

Sandtown 1355 Skyview Ln, Batesville, AR

The Sandtown Shuffle is an experience in rural Arkansas that will include 2 days of challenging gravel rides, live music, and food. Route Description: Both routes will depart from the Pool’s Chapel church and travel 5 miles of Sandtown Rd. (chip seal) before transitioning to gravel.  These routes have a nice mix of sandy, rocky, smooth, and raunchy gravel. There […]

Iron Mountain Legend

Iron Mountain Marina 134 Iron Mountain Marina Drive, Arkadelphia, AR

Iron Mountain Legend trail run is held on the epic trails of Iron Mountain just outside Caddo Valley on DeGray Lake.  With 10K, 28K, and 42K options…there is something for everyone. Post-race food and drink, plus a unique finisher medal will make it a day to remember.  The start/finish line will be at the Iron […]

Capital City Classic 10K

Downtown Little Rock - Broadway & Markhan Broadway & Markham, Little Rock, AR

Once the largest road race in Arkansas, the Capital City Classic 10K is back on its way to the top. This is a point-to-point race through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. The 2023 race is part of the Arkansas Grand Prix Series. More information about the race can be found at https://www.littlerockroadrunners.com/our-races/capital-city-classic-10k/.

Hoof it For Heifer

Petit Jean State Park - Petit Jean Mountain Road & Red Bluff Drive Petit Jean Mountain Road & Red Bluff Drive, Morrilton, AR

Hoof it For Heifer is a 20k trail run on the Boy Scouts of America Trail in Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, AR. On this trail, you will pass through many of the diverse plant and animal habitats on Petit Jean Mountain – from the lush vegetation of Cedar Creek Canyon to the desert-like […]

Talimena 13.1 Run & Relay

Downtown Mena - Church & DeQueen Church & DeQueen, Mena, AR

Free t-shirt to first 150 registrants.  Please note your size on the Registration form.  Don’t forget to order additional t-shirts (above) for your family and friends! 4-Person Relay Participants: You will NOT sign up individually.  Your team leader should have all information available and register each person on the team at the same time 13-Person Relay […]

Hazel Valley Rally – Rule of 3 Gravel Experience

Hazel Valley Ranch 16330 Olive Rd, Fayetteville, AR

April 1st, 2023 we’ll gather together at Hazel Valley Ranch in Fayetteville and head out for some beautiful miles on NWA gravel.  Expect routes of 45 and 64 miles in the Ozark National Forest.  Afterward we’ll convene back together at the ranch for Bike Rack Brewery beer, food from our friends Devin Cole and Chamois Butt’r with stories shared by the […]

Iron Mountain XC

Iron Mountain MTB Trailhead - Corps Road Iron Mountain Trial Corp Rd, Arkadelphia, AR

The Iron Mountain XC is an AMBCS (Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series) mountain bike race contested on the lengendary trail system of Iron Mountain which is located on DeGray Lake just outside of Caddo Valley, Arkansas.  This is a USA Cycling-sanctioned race and there are categories for all ages and levels.  An annual licenses is […]

Expedition Ozark

Choice of 8 hour or 5 days races. A professional, AR World Series, expedition adventure race course set in the stunning Ozark Mountains A fully supported event – no support crews required.  Bikes and equipment boxes will be moved by our logistics team to race transitions managed by race volunteers A spacious and well-equipped race […]