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Tour De Horseshoe 15 Mile Bike Race and Run for the Fireworks 5K

Kamp Karefree 115 Highland Dr., Hughes, AR, United States

The 5k Run and Bike Ride for Fireworks is a community based fundraiser to raise money for our Fireworks and Fire Department. Additionally, it is an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate our independence. Bike Race Registration and Packet Pick up will be the morning of the event beginning at 6:45am. 5K Registration […]

DeGray Lake Resort State Park’s Independence Day Freedom 5K/10K

DeGray Lake Resort State Park 2027 State Park Entrance Road, Bismarck, AR, United States

2023 is a BIG YEAR for Arkansas, as it marks 100 years of Arkansas State Parks. What better way to celebrate our sweet land of liberty and Arkansas State Parks' Centennial than with friends and family at Arkansas's only resort state park for our 8th annual 4th of July Freedom 5k/10k Fun Run event?! Join us at the starting line in your most patriotic outfit to […]

2023 Fleet Feet Firecracker Fast 5k

The Little Rock Heights 6150 Kavanaugh Boulevard, Little Rock, AR, United States

This is a point-to-point race starting at 6150 Kavanaugh Boulevard There are no shuttles to take you to the starting line before the race, only shuttles to take you back to your car after the race.  

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 […]

Event Series Arkansas Ultra Trail Series

Full Moon 25K & 50K

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

YOU MUST CARRY A HANDLAMP AND A HYDRATION DEVICE OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RUN. THIS IS A NIGHT TIME RACE. Check in Place: Camp Ouachita for all races. Times: 5pm for 25K and 50k. You’ll pick up your bib, wristband, swag at runner check in. You must wear your number in such a place […]

Melon Dash 5K

Cave City Park W South St, Cave City, AR, United States

This race will support the Cave City High School Cross Country and Track and Field Teams. The teams will be hosting this year's Melon Dash 5K Run. LOCATION The race starts and finishes at the Cave City Park. COURSE MAP Check the Link here to view the course: 2023 Race Map ENTRY FEES $20 race fee […]


LRAFB University Park Center Jacksonville, AR, United States

A fun or serious 2miler in Jacksonville AR with water blasters along the way to keep runners and walkers cool. We have a water slide for the kids. Age-group awards plus door prizes and refreshments. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer's Arkansas.


That Dam Night Run 5K

DeGray Lake Spillway 400 Skyline Dr, Arkadelphia, AR, United States

35th Running of the Dam Night Run 5k WATER STATION: At the halfway point and finish line FINISH: Spillway Dam area on Skyline Drive in Arkadelphia, AR. NO DOGS OR STROLLERS. RACE RESULTS: Results will be on the internet at www.macsrts.com Race shirts guaranteed to anyone registered by July 15, 2023. Additional shirts on a first […]

3rd Annual Titans Obstacle Course

Jacksonville AR 'The Market' 9 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville, AR, United States

The Titans Obstacle Course is an obstacle race for kids ages 6-15 as an end-of-summer adventure that they won’t want to miss. Kids will navigate through fun and challenging obstacles including a mud run, slip n’ slide, tire run, balance beam walk, and many more! This event will take place on Saturday, August 5, 2023 […]


August Pub Run

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

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 and On.

Hope Watermelon 5K

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

Race starts leaving Fair park and going East on Park drive. Mostly flat with a few winding turns, then heading to Elm street going back north for two blocks lining up for the long straight away on Main. Runners continue along Main St rewarded with a small gradual downhill until near the 1.5 mile point. […]

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 […]

Mount Nebo Chicken Fry 10K

Rock Street Rock St., Dardanelle, AR, United States

Start beside the Dollar General in Dardanelle,AR and wind your way up and around the beautiful Mt. Nebo. Nice easy 6 miles up one of the prettiest Mountains in Arkansas.  Register early online for 25.00, Race day registration at 6a.m. is 30.00. Tshirts and FINISHER MEDALS!! Walkers will start at 630am.  Race day registration for […]

Event Series Arkansas Ultra Trail Series

Scorchin’ Squirrel Trail Run

Ferncliff 1720 Ferncliff Rd, Little Rock, AR, United States

The Scorching’ Squirrel is a trail race through Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center’s 1200 acres located just 10 miles west of Little Rock.  There are 4 distance options: a 10k (1 loop), 11.5 mile (2 loops), 15.5 mile (3 loops) or 19.5 mile (4 loops). All distances are approximate.  Each loop passes through 1 full […]

Event Series Arkansas Ultra Trail Series

Mount Nebo Trail Run

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

Miscellaneous Information: Distance: 14 miles (approximate) Starts at 7:00 am from the top of Mt. Nebo, in the parking lot near the pool and camping area. Mt. Nebo is about three miles west of Dardanelle on Hwy 155. There is no entry fee. There may be some form of receptacle into which a donation would […]

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 […]

Labor Day Pancake Run

Fleet Feet Little Rock 1525 Cantrell Rd #102, Little Rock, United States

We will once again be hosting our annual Labor Day Pancake Fun Run. This will be a 4 mile route (run or walk all of it or part, whatever you like). Donations for St. Jude's will be accepted.

Luau 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon at Two River Park, Little Rock, AR

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

Race Information All finishers will receive a themed medal. The race starts at 8:00 AM. Packet pickup starts 30 minutes before the race and ends 10 minutes before the race starts. All runners must register on RunSignup. No on-site registration. The 5K and 10K are limited to 2:00 hours. The Half Marathon is limited to […]

9/11 Memorial Run

Tomlison Stadium 217 Olympic Dr., Jonesboro, AR, United States

9/11 Memorial Run is to honor the people lost on 9/11/01. Each year we honor a local hero and donate to the charity of their choosing. This year will be in honor of Chief Wesley Adams of the Sedgwick Fire Department and donating to Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial. This will be a non-timed group run […]

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 […]