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Raid the Rock Adventure Race

Downtown Little Rock - Broadway & Markhan Broadway & Markham, Little Rock, AR, United States

Raid the Rock 8-Hour Adventure Race The 2023 Raid the Rock Traditional/Intermediate course will be an 8-hour adventure race that covers approximately 40-50 miles of wilderness terrain mountain biking, trekking/running, canoeing, and rope elements. Teams or solo racers will navigate the course with a map and compass. The mileage ranges for each discipline on the […]

Ugly Sweater 5K

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

Dig out that ugly holiday sweater and celebrates the best of the season with a healthy dose of physical fitness! Part of the Run Local Race Series. For more information, visit uglysweaterrace.com. Benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Saturday, December 16, 2023 Two Rivers Park - Little Rock Countdown to event

Red Lick Mountain Bike Trail Grand Opening

Red Lick Mountain Bike Park Hub GHV2+35R, Clarksville, United States

It's been a long time coming, and we are so excited to finally get our trail system open officially! Mountain bike enthusiasts gear-up and get ready to ride these super sweet trails and join us for the grand opening/ ribbon cutting on December 9th at 1:00 pm at the Red Lick mountain bike trail hub […]

Expedition Ozark Virtual Information Session

Join Expedition Ozark Race Directors Danny Collins and Jason Bettis for an in-depth discussion on the 2024 Expedition Ozark and the premier multi-day adventure race in the United States - returning to the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas April 7-13th, 2024! To attend this virtual info session, please follow the registration link to register today! https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ql7Qo6yrTPSrrTEoae3FAg […]

First Day Hikes – 2024

First Day Hikes are focused on healthy habits and lifelong memories. This year for First Day Hikes Arkansas State Parks will offer guided hikes at many Arkansas State Parks, as well as encourage self-guided walks and hikes on the "New Year Weekend," (Dec. 30-Jan. 1) for those who would like to explore on their own.

2nd Annual Central Arkansas’ Last Chance Run

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

Please join local running clubs including the Arkansas Running Klub, Cabot Country Cruisers, Conway Running Club, Little Rock Roadrunners, Saline County Striders and the Spa Pacers on Saturday, December 30th at 9 AM for the 2nd Annual Central Arkansas' Last Chance Run!  This FREE run will take place at War Memorial Park and anyone is welcome to participate! We will meet in the parking lot west of the […]

Frozen Buns Run

Fort Chaffee 7313 Terry St,, Fort Smith, AR, United States

HOSTED BY WESTERN ARKANSAS RUNNERS- OUR ANNUAL FROZEN BUNS RUN IS COMING UP SOON AND WE HOPE THAT YOU ARE READY TO JOIN US ON NEW YEARS DAY 2024 !!  WE ALWAYS HAVE SUCH A GREAT TIME AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING YOUR COMPANY AGAIN.  WE WILL HAVE BOTH A 5K AND 10K AGAIN […]

Happy New Year Red Hot Cider Float

Pinnacle Mountain State Park 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock, AR, United States

New Year’s Day is coming soon. It’s time to get your canoe or kayak and join us for the traditional bringing in of the new year with a trip down the Little Maumelle River just west of Little Rock. We will meet at 11:00 AM Monday at Pinnacle Mountain State Park by the boat ramp […]

Ouachita Gravel Grind p/b SHAM

Blue Springs Grill 6225 AR-7, Jessieville, United States

Event Date: January 6, 2024   Thank you for joining us for the 2024 Ouachita Gravel Grind!! We are pumped and ready to bring you a top tier experience. Events This year's OGG will include a 100K race, a 50K Junior RACE, & a 50K tour. Both the race and tour will have mass starts. […]

Event Series Arkansas Ultra Trail Series

2024 Athens Big Fork Trail Marathon and 17 Mile Blaylock Creek Fun Run

Big Fork Community Center 6118 AR-8, Mena, AR, United States

Welcome to the 2024 Athens Big Fork Trail Marathon and 17 Mile Blaylock Creek Fun Run. Race Director: Stacey Shaver-Matson Saturday January 6, 2024 8:00am Start Time For Both Runs A registration link will be made available to the public on the ABF Facebook page at 7:30am August 1st. We fully expect there to be […]

Arkansas R3/The Pea Ridge Ramble

Rapha Bentonville 117 West Central Avenue, Bentonville, United States

Join us on Sunday, January 7th, for a great day of riding rural roads, with a stop in at the Pea Ridge hub, and a Q&A with Andy Chasteen and the Pea Ridge mayor Nathan See about his vision for the future of cycling in Pea Ridge. We’ll depart from Rapha Bentonville at 10 am and head towards Pea Ridge, taking in a few […]

January 2024 Public Meeting – Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas (New Venue)

Whole Hog Cafe - Cantrell Road 2516 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, United States

Come meet Marley Blonsky, co-founder of All Bodies on Bikes as she shares her take on inclusive cycling. Marley Blonsky is a fat adventure cyclist, co-founder of All Bodies on Bikes, co-host of the All Bodies on Bikes podcast, curve model, advocate, and consultant. Marley is fiercely passionate about size inclusion, believing that everyone deserves […]

Vinterläger – Winter Camp

Byrd's Adventure Center 7307 Cass Oark Road, Ozark, United States

It’s been said that the more you know, the less you need. To this end, we invite you to join us around the fire at the first Vinterläger. Our “winter camp” is a three-day, two-night immersive wilderness experience: a setting to learn new skills, and sharpen old ones. As a small group, we’ll eat food […]

Ninja 5K, 10K, Half Marathon

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

This is a US Road Running Club Race and part of the US Road Running Race Series. It is not required to be a club member to run with us. Club members receive 50% off club races and a US Road Running shirt. To join go to https://usroadrunning.com Race Information The race starts at 8:00 AM. […]

Woolly Hollow Trail Half Marathon

Woolly Hollow State Park 82 Woolly Hollow Rd, Greenbrier, United States

Woolly Hollow Trail Half Marathon will be run on January 13th, 2024 with a 9 am start time on the beautiful trails of Woolly Hollow State Park including The Huckleberry hiking trail and the Enders Fault mountain biking trail system encompassing 13.1 unique miles of trail.

Hot Springs Half Marathon

Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center And Museum 369 Central Avenue, Hot Springs National Park, United States

This winter, take a trip to "The American Spa." Join us at Hot Springs National Park on Saturday, January 20, 2024 for this memorable trail half marathon. Known for its thermal fountains, open springs, mountain views, and stunning forested trails, Hot Springs National Park is one of the most unique and historic locations in the […]

Papa Loco Marathon And Half Marathon

Tucker Creek Trail 700 Salem Rd, Conway, United States

The annual loop-de-loop of Tucker Creek Trail in Conway, Arkansas, Loco is a laid back race with ample aid station support, approximately every half mile. We offer both full and half marathon distances. And with an eight hour time limit for both it's the perfect choice for a first full. (We are walker friendly!) Plus, […]

David’s Trail Endurance Run

Rocking Chair Resort 278 Co Rd 763, Mountain Home, United States

David's Trail Endurance Run is providing a full-blown "experience" for our runners.  Our host, Rocking Chair Resort, is our mecca for the weekend with Friday night's meet and greet, then a band, campfires, and food on Saturday.  Stay on-site both nights and enjoy your suds and buds! Swag for David's Trail Endurance Run....all 50K, 25K, […]

Western Arkansas Ballet Tutu Run

Fort Smith Riverfront 121 Riverfront Drive, Fort Smith, United States

The 10th Annual Tutu Run 5K and Quarter Marathon will be held along the Greg Smith River Trail in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas, on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 9:00 am!  Entrants can run or walk a 5K or quarter marathon.  The race supports the Western Arkansas Ballet.  The event is chip-timed and each participant […]

Frozen Toes 5k & 15K Trail Races

Kessler Mountain Park 2600 Wc 200, Fayetteville, AR, United States

The City’s annual cold weather trail running race at Kessler Mountain Regional Park. The Frozen Toes 5K & 15K Trail Run is perfect for runners looking to transition from a 5K or 10K to a longer distance OR for those who want to try their first trail running race. The singletrack trails of Kessler Mountain […]

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