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18th Annual War Eagle Trail Running Festival

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

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, United States

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 […]

Lum & Abner Music & Arts Festival 5k Run/Walk

Janssen Park, Mena, AR

June 3rd, Janssen Park, Mena, AR Race starts at 7:30 REGISTER EARLY!! $25 BEFORE MAY 31ST | $35 AFTER The first 35 registrants are guaranteed a T-shirt. Awards in male & female categories. Trophies for top overall male & female participants. Top three finishers awarded in the following categories: 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, […]



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

The Mud Run is for the adventuresome spirit and is definitely not your average 5K. The only thing serious about this event is the MUD. Participants run, walk, skip, trot, and even cavort through our 5K(ish - please refer to helpful hints section for the clarification of "ish") course, which winds through scenic Western Hills […]

Arkansas Backyard Ultra Championship

Big Spring Park 183 Big Spring Pkwy, Cotter, AR, United States

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 […]

Arkansas Runner 2M

Boys And Girls Clubs Of Saline County 1810 Citizens Dr, Benton, AR, United States

2023 is the 25th running of the Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Race All entry fees will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club. Because of your support, over $14,000 has been donated in the past 4 years and we want to continue to support the kids.

Northeast Arkansas H2GORun

Craighead Forest Park 4910 S Culberson Rd, Jonesboro

2-mile run/walk at Craighead Forest Park to benefit Alzheimer's Arkansas. Run or walk on the beautiful trail with family and friends. Age-group awards, door prizes, and refreshments.

Paradise Found 5k

Coler Mountain Bike Preserve 1 2003 NW Homestead Ln, Bentonville, AR, United States

Experience mountain bike trails in a new way at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, with the second annual Paradise Found 5k! Join us at the Paradise Found 5K on Saturday, July 8th, 2023. The race will begin at 7 am and end at Coler Homestead, located next to Airship Coffee. All participants will receive a finisher medal […]

Hope Watermelon 5K State Championship

Fair Park - Hope, AR 1359 Park Dr, Hope, AR, United States

•Race hosted by the Melonvine Striders. *USATF Course Certification #: AR19012WJT. -Every participant receives a locally grown genuine Hope Watermelon :) -High School Track Girls / Boys Team Competition (Need 5 girls and/or 5 boys for a team) Please email race for instructions. Awards Overall Top 3 Male and Female in Open and Masters.  Top 3 […]

42nd Annual ARK 5K Classic

Crystal Hill Elementary School 5001 Northshore Dr, North Little Rock, AR, United States

We look forward to you joining us Saturday, September 2, 2023, for our 42nd Annual ARK 5K Classic. If you have any questions, please contact me via email at ark5kclassic@gmail.com is the preferred method. Stephanie Roberts 870-307-5382 ARK 5K Classic Race Director This year we are excited to announce the option of tri-blend tank or […]

Grit and Guts Trail Race 2023

Mount Nebo State Park 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR, United States

Do you have the GRIT and GUTS to traverse up and down Mt. Nebo… TWICE? GRIT and GUTS is back!! Half Grit and Full Grit will be hard. And they will be beautiful. It will be equal parts VERT and equal parts fast flow, we promise! The race is a fun run so is FREE […]

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 […]

Devils Den Trail Race

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

Description 2023 will be the 12th year for the Devils Den Trail Race.  The Devils Den Trail Race is a trail run/race at Devils Den State Park directed by Extreme Events, LLC.  There are three courses/distances.  The routes go over some of the recently improved mountain bike and hiking trails along Lee Creek.  All races […]

Hare Mountain 100

Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area Hagarville, AR, United States

The Hare Mountain 100 is a point-to-point 100-mile run, that incorporates 2 scenic spur loops, along the Ozark Highlands Trail in the Northwestern part of Arkansas across the Boston Mountain segment. Hare Mountain is the highest point on the OHT at nearly 2400 feet. This segment covers 164 miles of rocky, steep, and rugged forest […]

Arkansas 20k

Boys And Girls Clubs Of Saline County 1810 Citizens Dr, Benton, AR, United States

The Arkansas 20K will start and end at the River Center in Benton. All turns are marked with large signs with arrows. The race will be chip timed. The course will remain open until 11:00am. Temperatures can range from the mid-50s to mid- 80s. Humidity can sometimes be high. The 20K is an excellent test/training […]

City of Colleges Half Marathon

Buffalo Alumni Hall 2490 Bruce St, Conway, AR, United States

Half marathon, 10K, 5K and Fun Run running festival.  The half marathon distance will take runners through the city and into the countryside on the streets of Conway, Arkansas.  Runners will experience the beauty of the UCA campus with tons of cheering students along the routes.  Come enjoy a beautiful fall day with the start/finish […]

Spa Running Festival

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

The Spa Running Festival presented by Window Mart - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1K Squirt Race Come Run With Us, November 11th, through beautiful Hot Springs National Park!   The Spa Running Festival is an event for everyone .... kids, walkers, beginners to elite runners and those that like a challenge!  The Squirt Race is […]

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.

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

Two Rivers Park Bridge 4468 River Mountain Rd, Little Rock, AR, United States

The course is almost entirely on the Arkansas River Trail and is a 19-mile loop to the east and then a 7-mile loop to the west. The course crosses the Big Dam Bridge at Miles 1 and 18, the Clinton Presidential Bridge at Mile 9, and the Two Rivers Bridge at Miles 19 and 26. The course […]