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Fayetteville Half Marathon

Razorback Gardens 450 S. Razorback Rd, Fayetteville, AR, United States

Four distances to choose from...half marathon, 10K, 5K and fun run. The race will visit some of Fayetteville's most unique spots. There are also virtual options.

LOViT Trail Marathon

Shangri La Resort Nature Trail, Mt Ida, AR, United States

Registration will be set up 500 ft down OLD HWY 270. Parking will be at that location and along the road. The course will be on the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, a single track foot path. This contains no significant creek crossings. Aid: There will be a total of 6 aid stations set up along […]

Santa Shuffle

Joe Mack Campbell Park 3021 Dan Avenue, Jonesboro, United States

You don't want to miss your only opportunity to walk or run through "THE" biggest and best Christmas display in our region. This unique, family friendly event features over 450,000 lights and attractions. Come early or stay after to have photos with Santa, purchase Hot Chocolate, and enjoy sites and sounds of Christmas. Park Entry: […]

Spirit of Syllamo

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

A true feat of strength & determination. Experience 100 miles of some of the most challenging terrain in the South. The course begins with a 35 Loop of the Epic Syllamo MTB Trails and finishes with and Out & Back on the Sylamore and Ozark Highlands Trails. “Run with passion and an unbreakable spirit - […]

Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon

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

Aid Stations, Restrooms, and Medical Support There are 10 aid stations that average nearly every mile. There are numerous restrooms, including permanent restrooms on the River Trail and portable ones that we will place on the course. Medical personnel will be on duty at the Start/Finish and on the course. A clothing drop will be […]

Ugly Sweater 5K

Two Rivers Park 6722 Two Rivers Park Road, Little Rock, AR, United States

Dig out that ugly holiday sweater and celebrates the best of the season with a healthy dose of physical fitness! Part of the Run Local Race Series. For more information, visit uglysweaterrace.com. Benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Saturday, December 16, 2023 Two Rivers Park - Little Rock Countdown to event

2nd Annual Central Arkansas’ Last Chance Run

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

Please join local running clubs including the Arkansas Running Klub, Cabot Country Cruisers, Conway Running Club, Little Rock Roadrunners, Saline County Striders and the Spa Pacers on Saturday, December 30th at 9 AM for the 2nd Annual Central Arkansas' Last Chance Run!  This FREE run will take place at War Memorial Park and anyone is welcome to participate! We will meet in the parking lot west of the […]

Event Series Arkansas Ultra Trail Series

2024 Athens Big Fork Trail Marathon and 17 Mile Blaylock Creek Fun Run

Big Fork Community Center 6118 AR-8, Mena, AR, United States

Welcome to the 2024 Athens Big Fork Trail Marathon and 17 Mile Blaylock Creek Fun Run. Race Director: Stacey Shaver-Matson Saturday January 6, 2024 8:00am Start Time For Both Runs A registration link will be made available to the public on the ABF Facebook page at 7:30am August 1st. We fully expect there to be […]

Woolly Hollow Trail Half Marathon

Woolly Hollow State Park 82 Woolly Hollow Rd, Greenbrier, United States

Woolly Hollow Trail Half Marathon will be run on January 13th, 2024 with a 9 am start time on the beautiful trails of Woolly Hollow State Park including The Huckleberry hiking trail and the Enders Fault mountain biking trail system encompassing 13.1 unique miles of trail.

Hot Springs Half Marathon

Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center And Museum 369 Central Avenue, Hot Springs National Park, United States

This winter, take a trip to "The American Spa." Join us at Hot Springs National Park on Saturday, January 20, 2024 for this memorable trail half marathon. Known for its thermal fountains, open springs, mountain views, and stunning forested trails, Hot Springs National Park is one of the most unique and historic locations in the […]

Papa Loco Marathon And Half Marathon

Tucker Creek Trail 700 Salem Rd, Conway, United States

The annual loop-de-loop of Tucker Creek Trail in Conway, Arkansas, Loco is a laid back race with ample aid station support, approximately every half mile. We offer both full and half marathon distances. And with an eight hour time limit for both it's the perfect choice for a first full. (We are walker friendly!) Plus, […]

Mississippi River Marathon

Downtown Greenville, MS 314 Washington Ave,, Greenville, MS, United States

FULL MARATHON Starts in Lake Village, AR, crosses the halfway point on the Mississippi River Bridge and finishes into Greenville, MS MISSISSIPPI RIVER HALF MARATHON Starts on the Mississippi River Bridge in Lake Village, AR and crosses over and finishes into Greenville, MS ABOUT THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER MARATHON: The Mississippi River Marathon offers the only […]

Event Series Arkansas Ultra Trail Series

White Rock Classic 50K

Shores Lake

The course is on well maintained forest roads with some trail sprinkled in for good fun. Important Note About Course: Avoid the recreation area, campground area, parking area, at the top of White Rock Mountain, this is not part of the course! This is important as we could lose access to this course. We will […]

Sylamore 50K/25K Trail Run

Angler's White River Resort 23080 AR-5, Allison, United States

Location Allison, Arkansas Allison is located along the White River at the junctions of Highways 5, 9, & 14. It is 5.9 miles north of Mountain View. Racer Check In and Start Racers can check in Friday February 16, 2024 from 4pm - 9pm and Saturday February 17, 2024 beginning at 6:00am Check in will […]

Event Series Arkansas Ultra Trail Series

LOViT 100M/100K

East Cove Wilderness Pavilion at Mountain Harbor Resort 66 E Park Dr, Mt. Ida, United States

LOViT 100 Mile - Friday, February 23rd – 5PM – 34 hr cutoff (20:24 min/mile pace)/3AM Sunday LOViT 100k – Saturday, February 24th – 6AM – 21 hr cutoff (20:16 min/mile pace)/3AM Sunday The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) Endurance Runs feature rocky, rolling hills and ridgelines that will take you along the southern rim of one […]

LOViT 100 Mile & 100K

East Cove Pavilion 66 East Park Drive, Mount Ida, AR, United States

Checkout www.RunLOViT.com for more details and photos. Live Race Tracking at track.runlovit.com   LOViT 100 Mile - Friday, February 24th, 5PM - 34 hr cutoff (20:24 min/mile pace)/3AM Sunday LOViT 100k – Saturday, February 25th – 6AM – 21 hr cutoff (20:16 min/mile pace)/3AM Sunday The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) Endurance Runs feature rocky, rolling hills […]

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 […]

Event Series Arkansas Ultra Trail Series

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 […]

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 […]