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Ozark Highlands Endurance Run

Norfork River Resort 13386 Arkansas 5, Norfork, United States

Sylamore Ranger District The 1.2-million acre Ozark-St. Francis National Forests offer endless opportunities for adventure. As one of America's most scenic and picturesque areas, the Ozark-St. Francis provides a lot of the "natural" in the Natural State of Arkansas. Ozark Highlands 50K The course will start out at Norfork River Resort and proceed towards the […]

2024 Little Rock Marathon Weekend

La Harpe Blvd. La Harpe Blvd., Little Rock, AR, United States

Named as one of Runner’s World “Bucket List: 10 Great Marathons for First-Timers” in 2017, come fill your bucket at the 22nd Annual Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Little Rockers Kids Marathon. A race with personality, loads of southern hospitality, tons of caring volunteers, a running or walking tour through the scenic […]

Indoor Triathlon at The Jones Center

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

The Jones Center will host the 2024 Indoor Triathlon on Saturday, March 2 – a swim, bike and run competition held entirely indoors. The event is great for all athletes, from beginners who want to try their hand at a triathlon to experienced triathletes gearing up for spring competition season. Participants will have 10 minutes […]

$32 – $40

Southern Enduro Tour | Round 2 | REDEMPTION ENDURO

The Passion Play Trails 935 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs, AR, United States

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 riders! […]

Ozark Society Day Hike – Ouachita Trail – Ouachita Pinnacle going East

Ouachita Trail

Ouachita Pinnacle - East (Ouachita Trail) - 6 or 10 miles – mod./hard. We go west of Jessieville to descend eastward from the top of Ouachita Pinnacle. Be at the Chikfil-A by Bass Pro at 8am to carpool. We will drop off a shuttle car and then drive up the Pinnacle to start our hike. […]

Event Series Gym-to-Crag

Gym-to-Crag

Vertical Horizons 3625 S 91st St, Fort Smith, United States

These will be one-hour discussions at local gyms to help the transition to the outdoors easier for those new to outdoor climbing. Topics will include seasons, areas in AR, camping, tips per climbing discipline, crag etiquette, ethics, and more! Come join us for a fun discussion with an ARCC board member, whether you have been […]

Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas – General Meeting

Whole Hog Cafe - Cantrell Road 2516 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, United States

Everyone is invited to our March General Meeting. Our speaker is Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde. Judge Hyde will be bringing us the latest news on the Southwest Trail which will eventually connect Little Rock and Hot Springs with a bicycle/pedestrian trail. He will also bring us up to date on improvements to the Southeast […]

Three Days of Syllamo

Blanchard Springs Recreation Area 1110 Blanchard, Fifty Six, AR, United States

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, fellowship and the opportunity to […]

Wildcat Marathon | Mountain Bike Endurance Event

Cedar Glades Park 461 Wildcat Rd, Hot Springs, AR, United States

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 […]

Death by 5k

Burns Park Soccer Complex 1 Tournament Drive, North Little Rock, United States

Death by 5k is coming BACK to N. Little Rock! RunStrong Event's signature 24 hour challenge, Death by 5k requires participants to run ten 5ks starting every 2.5 hours. The first 5k starts at 8 am, and subsequent 5ks start at 1030, 1, 330, 6, 830, 11, 130, 4, and 630 am. Participants need to […]

Advanced Land Navigation Course

Hidden Diversity Trail Piney Trailhead 10330 Piney Rd, Rogers, United States

Explore the world of map reading in both daylight and under starlit skies! Immerse yourself in our Advanced Land Navigation Course, happening on March 16th and 17th, 2024, at Hobbs State Park.   Expand your skills in navigating both during the day and at night, harnessing the sun and stars for precision in orientation.  Master the […]

Event Series Southern Enduro Tour

Southern Enduro Tour | Round 3 | NORTHWOODS ENDURO

Cedar Glades Park 461 Wildcat Rd, Hot Springs, AR, United States

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 riders! […]

Ouachita Challenge

Oden School Oden Schools, Oden, AR, United States

The Ouachita Challenge Race Association has been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a fun and safe 2024 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 updates. There are […]

Dam Mountain Trail 10K and Horseshoe Mountain Trail 5K

Lake Catherine State Park 1200 Catherine Park Rd, Hot Springs, AR, United States

You can decide whether to run the 10K or the 5K as both are started at the same time. Races are being held on the beautiful trails at Lake Catherine State Park.  

$25

Arkansas Climbers Festival

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

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 on Saturday night, and access […]

Doom

Buffalo Outdoor Center Fire Tower Road, Kingston

Welcome to the premier bikepacking event of Arkansas. We don't start or end in a busy city with traffic and flashing lights; instead, we get deep in the heart of the Ozarks and ride, hike-a-bike, resupply, and sleep where the population is low and the terrain is all-time. This is not for the faint of […]

Capital City Classic 10K

CCC 10K Starting Line 299 Broadway Street, Little Rock

Once the largest road race in Arkansas, the Capital City Classic 10K is back on it's way to the top! This is a point-to-point race through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. A tornado may have kept us from having a great 2023 race, but the 2024 race will be even bigger and better […]

$35
Event Series Arkansas Ultra Trail Series

Styx & Stones Trail Marathon

Devil's Den State Park 11333 West Arkansas Hwy. 74, West Fork, AR, United States

This race is put on by the Ozark Trail Running Club and is a part of the AURA trail series. Located in Devil's Den State Park, Styx and Stones traverses the beautiful technical trails of the park including the Butterfield and newer Monument Trail system. This will be the 13th running of the event, which […]

Free

Boston Mountain Eclipse Challenge

Witt Springs Visitor Center 196 AR-16, Witt Springs, United States

This is a gravel cycling event incorporating some fun "challenges" along the 50-mile route. The event includes; entertainment, free tent camping, showers, bathrooms, 5 or 6 meals (depending on if you arrive Saturday night or Sunday morning), support stops, activities, and prime eclipse viewing with viewing glasses. Form a team of 4 people and cycle […]

1st Annual Passion Play Trail Run

Great Passion Play 935 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, United States

The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs will host the 1st Annual Passion Play Trail Run on April 6, 2024. This event will be one of many events going on at the Passion Play that weekend in celebration of the total eclipse that will occur on Monday, April 8th. This will be run on the […]

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