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The Gobbler – Little Rock’s Turkey Trot

The Heights 1825 N. Grant Street, Little Rock, United States

Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, 2021    Go! Time: 8:00am  (Tom's Tiny Trot : 7:50am) A Thanksgiving Day Tradition.   For 12 years, Go! Running hosted the Gobbler Turkey Trot in Little Rock, and we are happy to announce that Rock City Running will carry on this great tradition. This 3, 4, or 6.5 mile family fun run and walk […]

Ken Freeman Huff, Puff, then Stuff 5K

Greyhound Bus Station 100 Broadway Terrace, Hot Springs National Park, United States

Earn that Thanksgiving Day stuffing by bringing the whole family out to participate in the Thanksgiving morning turkey trot 5K in scenic and historic Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. The race takes place on the Hot Springs Greenway, starting and ending at the Transportation Depot. All participants will receive a long sleeve tech shirt and […]

Turkey Trot – Thanksgiving 5K

Arkadelphia Aquatic Park 2555 Twin Rivers Dr, Arkadelphia, United States

Presented by Southern Bancorp, the City of Arkadelphia will be hosting a Thanksgiving Day 5K on the morning of Thursday, November 23. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the route will start and end at the Parks and Recreation Center. Participants will receive a t-shirt and medal upon the conclusion of the race. […]

2023 Turkey Trot 5k and Gobble Wobble Kids Mile

Estes Stadium 2299 Bruce St., Conway, United States

Join us for the 9th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5k & Gobble Wobble Kids Mile benefitting the United Way of Central Arkansas. The tradition continues in Conway on Thanksgiving morning, and we are back at UCA's Estes Stadium For 2023.   We are starting on the UCA campus in front of Estes Football Stadium just off Bruce Street. You will […]

Cabot Turkey Trot – Presented by Blueprint Construction

Cabot City Park 501 Richie Rd, Cabot, United States

Our town's first run in what we hope to be your Thanksgiving Day Tradition.    This 3 mile family fun run and walk is the best way to spend Thanksgiving Day with your family and the rest of your Cabot community. The Cabot Turkey trot is a FREE event, but donations are accepted! Donation proceeds […]

13TH Downtown Springdale Turkey Trot for 2023 5K

We will be running a course Thanksgiving morning. Starting in downtown Springdale running on the Razorback greenway. The race will a start at 8 am and you will be home in time to enjoy your turkey dinner. All proceeds go to feeding the Springdale high football team. Hope you come out and get your exercise […]

Turkey Trot-n-Trek

Ozark Natural Foods 380 N College Ave, Fayetteville, United States

Join us for a new family tradition! Before you gather to eat, gather to move with your feet! This family friendly event has something for every. Beginning at Ozark Natural Foods in Downtown Fayetteville choose either a 5k "trot" or 1k "trek" perfect for families and little ones! This new course will be everything we […]

SDIA Turkey Trot for Heroes

Center for Nonprofits 1200 Walnut St Ste 2310, Rogers, United States

Held every Thanksgiving morning, our Turkey Trot for Heroes 5K is an exciting event that garners the full support of local runners, running organizations, and our communities. In addition to the traditional 5K run, we have a Wild Gobbler 5K (a 5K with 5 stations of exercises throughout the route dedicated to Fallen Heroes), and a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk!  We […]

Sunset 6/12/24 Hour Endurance Challenge

Sunset Lake 924 Fairfield Road, Benton, AR, United States

12th Annual Sunset 6/12/24 Hour Endurance Challenge  Friday and Saturday, November 24–25, 2023 ——————————————————————————— Links to the on-line and printed entry forms are below. Links to past race results and photos are at the bottom of the page. IF YOU ARE COMING, PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE so we will know how many people to prepare for. […]

Turkey Wobble at the Brewery – Walk and Ride (Turkey Trot)

Fort Chaffee Blvd 7500 Fort Chaffee Blvd, Fort Smith, United States

Come on out to FSBC on Saturday November 25, 2023 at 11 a.m. for our sixth annual "Turkey Wobble Walk and Ride" (this year). Participants over the age of 21 will drink their first beer/wine then walk to all other participating businesses where they will have more beer/wine/liquor at each location.  This year we will […]

Expedition Ozark Info Session – The Ultimate Ozarks Endurance Challenge.

Airship at the Pumphouse 802 NW A St,, Bentonville, United States

Join us at Airship at the Pumphouse. Wondering what in the world the sport of Adventure Racing is all about? Join us for a fun evening to learn about this growing sport and hear more about Expedition Ozark. The evening will be very informal with highlight videos and a panel discussion with the Race Directors […]

SLAUGHTERAMA | Endurance Downhill Race

Lake Leatherwood 14582 US-62, Eureka Springs, United States

This event encompasses the philosophy of our legacy tour in Eureka Springs - Shred downhill all day!! This event is open to all riders of the gravity heritage. Love doing laps in the park with your amigos? This event is for you! Think downhill riding isn’t hard? This event may be for you too! -Pro & Xtreme Participants […]

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 […]

Chocolate Roll

Downtown Leslie, AR Main & Oak Street, Leslie, United States

The Searcy County Chocolate Roll Bicycle Ride is on Saturday 12-2! 9 am start. This is a fun, donation-only ride that has 2 routes; a 14 miler and a 19 miler, you can do both routes if you choose or come up with your own, or I can put one together for longer if you […]

Ozark Ramble – Volunteer Day

Ricketts Mountain FS-1204C, Mount Judea, United States

The Ozark Ramble is a volunteer day the first weekend of every December. This event allows us to give back to the places we love and need to protect! From trail and trash clean up to Replacing old bolts and hardware. Dinner will be provided at the end of Saturday! Meet at the Invasion Climbing […]

The Pie Ride

Downtown Keo 226 Main Street, Keo, AR, United States

The Pie Ride is proud to be the official cycling event of the Arkansas Pecan Festival! Join us for a 35-mile ride on the (all paved) roads around Keo, Arkansas, past historic pecan orchards that are the home of Keo's vibrant pecan industry. After you finish the ride make sure to stop at Charlotte's Eats […]

Intro to Multi-Day Hiking

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

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the stunning Hobbs Park as we delve into the world of overnight hiking. Led by experienced guides, this course is designed for beginners, offering a safe and enjoyable experience in the great outdoors. Learn essential hiking skills, campsite setup, and navigation techniques specific to winter conditions. As you trek […]

Downtown Little Rock Master Plan Community Visioning Workshop

Robinson Auditorium - Still Ballroom 426 W Markham St, Little Rock, United States

After tremendous input from your and your neighbors, the Downtown Master Plan is ready for its next step: Establishing Big Ideas for the Future of Downtown! Please join us on Monday, December 4th at 6pm in the Still Ballroom at Robinson Center (426 W Markham St) for a Community Visioning Workshop to learn more about the emerging big ideas and give your […]

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: […]