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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 Time Trial

Drake Field 4290 S School Ave, Fayetteville, AR

Event Entries Include A Premium Ringspun T-shirt: But, riders may choose to select no t-shirt (and save $5) or upgrade for $15 to a technical fabric t-shirt. To make one of these choices, proceed to the second page and select no-shirt (-$5), ringspun (for size only purposes), or technical (+$15) shirt. The Iron Pig Time Trial is part of a […]

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 […]

Saline River Canoe Race

Lyle Park 2 Rivercrest Cir, Benton, AR

Benton Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the Saline River Canoe Race & Family Festival in partnership with Saline River Canoe. This event hasn’t been hosted since 2018 and we are making a comeback! Custom trophies, medals, and shirts for participants.

Pedaler’s Bash 2023

Pedaler's Pub 410 SW A St, Bentonville, AR

The Pedaler’s Bash is a 45-mile marathon mountain bike event, in Bentonville Arkansas. Post-party with drinks, food & music!

Event Series Arkansas Gravel Series

Battle at Prairie Grove

Downtown Prairie Grove 921 Escue Dr, Prairie Grove, AR

The Battle for Prairie Grove is the 1st event in the Arkansas Gravel Series. Each event in the series is designed for those looking for an adventure day on the bike or looking to race. The route begins with a neutral rollout through downtown Prairie Grove. Then riders will experience all sorts of gravel – […]

NWA Spring Classic Road Race

Prairie Grove Elementary School 801 Viney Grove Rd, Prairie Grove, AR

The main course is flat to rolling 24-mile loop with one .5-mile climb on each lap. The start/finish line is located at the Prairie Grove upper elementary school.  The Junior Men and Women age 11-14 course is a 13-mile loop with rolling to flat terrain.   STRAVA MAPS FOR ALL CATEGORIES: NWA Spring Classic Road Race Course […]

School of Whitewater Paddling

Turner Bend Campground 20034 AR-23, Ozark, AR

Planning for the 2023 ACC School of Whitewater Paddling event is well underway.  Registration opens March 1, 2023 here on our website.  Look for a link on our homepage.     When:  May 5- May 7, 2023 Where:  The Mulberry River, based at Turner Bend's Round the Bend campground Turner Bend is a private outfitter and store on the Mulberry River […]

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 […]

Noon2Moon Bike Race 2023

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

Noon2Moon is the only annual fundraiser race by Coler, for Coler! Registrations and donations support Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, which is operated by Peel Compton Foundation (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit). All funds raised go back to the trail development and accessible programming that make Coler a unique destination for visitors from Northwest Arkansas and beyond!

2023 Tour de Toad Ride for Literacy

Conway Municipal Airport 3250 Sand Gap Rd, Conway, AR

Rider registration is underway for the 2023 Tour de Toad Ride for Literacy! This family friendly bicycle event is held in conjunction with Toad Suck Daze in Conway and will take place Saturday morning, May 6th. You can sign up for a 10, 20, or 40 mile ride, and there’s a family ride, too. Earn […]

ARVEST Dirty Fondo

BIg Barn - Lonoke 103 Bransford Rd, Lonoke, AR

It's TIME to Gravel! Recycle Bikes for Kids is excited to announce the Arvest Bank Dirty Fondo will be on Sunday, May 7th, 9:00am at the Big Barn located at 103 Bransford […]

Snowball Adventure Race

The Old Snowball House 128 River Rd,, Snowball, AR

Come join us for the adventure of a lifetime!  The Snowball Adventure Race is the first of its kind to be hosted in Searcy County, Arkansas.  This adventure will start with a 6-mile run to the Margaret White area on the Buffalo National River, with only a few hills, all gravel, and great scenery.  You will […]

The CossaTaco

Downtown De Queen 301 W Stillwell Ave,, De Queen, AR

The CossaTaco is the 2nd event in the Arkansas Gravel Series. Each event in the series is designed for those looking for an adventure day on the bike or are […]

Femmes Gravel 100

Coler Mountain Bike Preserve 2 2500 NW Grove Lane, Bentonville

- Do you identify as FTWN-B? - Are you active 3+ days a week? - Do you ride 3x a week? This can include virtual rides, i.e., Zwift. - Can you comfortably ride 30 miles? - Do you have a gravel bike in good working order or plan to get one? - Can you commit to […]

Walmart Joe Martin Stage Race – Men 1,2

Fayetteville Fayetteville, AR

Race Details The Joe Martin Stage Race is a 4-day, 4-stage professional men's and women's cycling race along with a 2-day, 3-stage amateur stage race held in the spring each year in Fayetteville, Arkansas USA 2022 will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the amateur races; the 20th anniversary of the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour […]