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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cave City Easter Run

Cave City Park W South St, Cave City, AR

We have a distance for everyone! Join us for the 1/2 marathon, 10k, or 5k!.  All races start and finish at the Cave City Park at 9 am.  Mac’s Race […]

April Pub Run

Northshore Golf Range 5401 Northshore Cove, North Little Rock, AR

THE PUB RUNS ARE BACK! Join us for a 3-ish mile fun run and some good times afterward. Brought to you by Fleet Feet, Northshore Golf Range, Altra Running, and […]

Event Series Arkansas Ultra Trail Series

Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run

Maumelle Park Pavilion #8 9009 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock, AR

Welcome to the 32nd running of the Ouachita Trail 50 Endurance Run! The OT50 was started by a group of early Arkansas ultra runners who came together, drew from their various ultra race experiences, and committed to putting on a quality fifty miler in Arkansas. As the oldest enduring Arkansas Ultra Running Association event, that […]

HealthWorks Boomtown 5K

Healthworks 304 North Madison, El Dorado, AR

The annual HealthWorks Boomtown 5k is back!   We are elated to share that all proceeds will be donated to help cover the expenses of HealthWork’s Rock Steady Boxing program that […]

The Well Done Run

Fellowship Bible Church 1009 E Beebe Capps Expy, Searcy, AR

Join us this year as we move to the Spring and move our race location to Fellowship Bible Church, Searcy!  We’re excited to continue our fun race to raise money for those that lack access to clean water.  Proceeds from this year’s race will fund well projects in India and Africa. Pricing Kids (0-17) – […]

RussVegas Half Marathon

First Security Bank 209 W Main St, Russellville, AR

RussVegas Half Marathon is more than just a PR fast course covering 13.1 miles in Russellville, AR, it’s an opportunity to help those we love by supporting local charities throughout the Arkansas River Valley. It is a showcase as participants start and finish through the streets of Historic Downtown. It is an atmosphere with “Spirit Stations” […]

Iron Pig Festival

Drake Field 4290 S School Ave, Fayetteville, AR

A great course and event for both a beginner or seasoned athlete.  Held at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum, the Iron Pig Festival consists of a Duathlon, 5K, Fun Run and a Bike Time Trail. The duathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event that consists of a 3 mile run, 18 mile bike and […]

Mount Magazine Trail Run

Mount Magazine State Park Visitor Center Greenfield Recreation Area, Havana, AR

Mount Magazine is home to magnificent bluffs which make for breathtaking scenery, provide spectacular views, and make it popular for hang gliders and climbers alike. Magazine also offers numerous trails for hiking atop the mountain and into the valley below. It’s now time to enjoy those trails as runners. Come join us for the 8th […]

Catsmacker Trail Run

Lake Sylvia Recreation Area 618 AR-324, Perryville, AR

Participation is limited and subject to filling up. If you register and later change your mind, please contact Katie Helms. so that we can free up your spot for somebody else. Also note that any race donations are non-refundable. In other words, if you sign up and donate, you might as well show up! AURA “Fun Run” […]

Feel The Burn Trail Runs

Burns Park - Boy Scout Trailhead 4700 Joe K. Poch Dr,, North Little Rock, AR

Description The Feel The Burn Trail Runs include 10K, 30K, and 50K distances through the dense yet scenic forests of Burns Park, located in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Race Information […]

18th Annual War Eagle Trail Running Festival

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

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 […]

2023 Springdale Rotary Pig Trail Mud Run

Ecclesia College 9653 Nations Dr, Springdale, AR

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 […]

Arkansas Backyard Ultra Championship

Big Spring Park 183 Big Spring Pkwy, Cotter, AR

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 […]