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Arkansas Climbers Festival

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch HC 70, 261, Jasper, AR

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 Saturday night, and access to […]

Ouachita Challenge

Oden School Oden Schools, Oden, AR

The Ouachita Challenge Race Association has been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a fun and safe 2023 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 […]

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 […]

The Sandtown Shuffle

Sandtown 1355 Skyview Ln, Batesville, AR

The Sandtown Shuffle is an experience in rural Arkansas that will include 2 days of challenging gravel rides, live music, and food. Route Description: Both routes will depart from the Pool’s Chapel church and travel 5 miles of Sandtown Rd. (chip seal) before transitioning to gravel.  These routes have a nice mix of sandy, rocky, smooth, and raunchy gravel. There […]

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 […]

Hazel Valley Rally – Rule of 3 Gravel Experience

Hazel Valley Ranch 16330 Olive Rd, Fayetteville, AR

April 1st, 2023 we’ll gather together at Hazel Valley Ranch in Fayetteville and head out for some beautiful miles on NWA gravel.  Expect routes of 45 and 64 miles in the Ozark National Forest.  […]

Iron Mountain XC

Iron Mountain MTB Trailhead - Corps Road Iron Mountain Trial Corp Rd, Arkadelphia, AR

The Iron Mountain XC is an AMBCS (Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series) mountain bike race contested on the lengendary trail system of Iron Mountain which is located on DeGray Lake just outside of Caddo Valley, Arkansas.  This is a USA Cycling-sanctioned race and there are categories for all ages and levels.  An annual licenses is […]

Expedition Ozark

Choice of 8 hour or 5 days races. A professional, AR World Series, expedition adventure race course set in the stunning Ozark Mountains A fully supported event – no support crews required.  Bikes and equipment boxes will be moved by our logistics team to race transitions managed by race volunteers A spacious and well-equipped race […]

Ozark Mountain Bike Festival

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

Devil’s Den State Park has been a haven for mountain bikers for nearly 30 years, and this April is no exception.  This weekend (April 7-9, 2017) the park will celebrate its 29th Annual Mountain Bike Festival. Cyclists are always welcome to ride on one of the first mountain bike trails built in the state. However, the […]


Oark Oark, AR

A beautifully evil bikepacking route in the south. Averaging over 100 feet of elevation gain/loss per mile, riders are either buckling up for a rowdy descent or gritting teeth for a torturous climb. The loop consists of 80% gravel and 20% pavement with surface types ranging from hardpacked gravel to unmaintained OHV trails. Creek crossings, […]

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 […]

Pedals for Compassion – 5th Annual

The Square Park 117 N Jefferson St, Magnolia, AR

It's time for the 5th annual charity bicycle ride for the Compassion's Foundation, Inc. !!! More details to come! Event Details On-site registration will be the morning of only at The Square Park Starting at 6am The Square Park will be the start and finish line activities again this year! Ride start is at 7:30 […]

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 […]

U. S. Mountain Bike Pro Cup

Centennial Park S Centennial Park Ln, Fayetteville, AR

A packed week of racing, kicking off with UCI Elite men/women, U23 Men/Women, and JR men/women C1 event on Wednesday.  Thursday is an official training and pre-ride day before we jump into short track racing on Friday.  We have inscripted Friday’s UCI short track for the elites, and we will offer short track for amateurs as […]

Redemption Enduro

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

REDEMPTION ENDURO Presented by Southern Enduro Tour | Powered by Slaughter Trail Guides The Southern Enduro Tour (SET) visits Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma offering the best variety of terrain in […]

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 […]