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 through many of the diverse plant and animal habitats on Petit Jean Mountain – from the lush vegetation of Cedar Creek Canyon to the desert-like conditions of Seven Hollows. All are represented on this trail. The trail is technical and beautiful.
This is the 10th edition of Hoof it for Heifer, and this race has raised more than $60,000 for Heifer to date. All of the net proceeds from Hoof it for Heifer are given to Heifer International. Heifer International’s mission is to end world hunger while saving the earth. Heifer has worked in 125 different countries. For more information about Heifer International go to: www.heifer.org.
If you would like to volunteer to help us host this event, or if you are bringing a loved one that would like to help, please register to volunteer. There will be 2 aid stations, 2 road crossings, and a start/finish area that will all need volunteers.
Check-in will be from 6 AM to 7:45 AM before the race.
Register now! This race has sold out for the last few years, and the price increases are designed to encourage you to sign up soon. The capacity is 215 runners.
This course is on extremely technical terrain, and there are about 2000 vertical feet of gain. Although your watch may log a little less than 12 miles in the race, it will feel more like 16 miles. The first ¾ of a mile is on relatively flat and open terrain. This will allow runners to space themselves out before hopping on the single track. The first aid station comes at the 4.8 mile mark after a 300-foot climb out of the Blue Hole crossing. The second at station comes at the 9.3-mile mark after you complete the 7 Hollows Trail. You will cross a bridge 0.5 miles from the finish line. This is the time to turn on your afterburners and have a strong finish! You will finish at the same place you started.
The trails are mostly single-track, and passing runners may be hazardous. Please be courteous to one another and offer to let others by as they come up behind you. Also, announce yourself as you approach hikers or other runners to let them know your there with a friendly “on your left” or “good morning”. We are all just out here to have fun and enjoy one another’s company!
This is a cupless event! Remember Heifer’s mission is to end hunger while saving the earth. We plan to demonstrate this on a much smaller scale by providing you with much-needed nutrition and eliminating excess waste. Please plan to bring your own collapsible cup or water bottle to fill at the aid stations. Aid stations will be at the 4.8-mile mark, the 9.3-mile mark, and at the finish (~12 miles).
As in previous editions of Hoof it for Heifer, you will receive a finisher medal as you cross the finish line, and we will have refreshments and food to help you recover. We recognize the top 3 overall male, top 3 overall female, top master (40+) male, top master female, top senior (60+) male, and top senior female.
If you registered but find out that you cannot run, please let us know so that we can make your spot available for someone else. If you cancel before March 15, you may receive a 50% refund, or you may choose to defer to next year for a 75% credit toward next year’s race.
We are also allowing bib transfers through Ultrasignup this year. Ultrasignup provides you a link to edit your registration. There you can choose to transfer your bib to someone else by providing their name & email. The deadline for this is Tuesday before race day.
If your business would like to sponsor Hoof it for Heifer this year, please reach out to the race directors by clicking the “ask a question” button on the right side of the page. The tiers for sponsorship follow:
$150 – Heifer Level Sponsor
$500 – The Ark Level Sponsor
$1500 – Presenting Sponsor
Wanda Eason started this race and directed Hoof it for Heifer from its inception in 2012 through 2021. Her core group of volunteers poured their lives into making this a truly meaningful event. Despite passing the race directing responsibilities on, she still comes back to volunteer at the finish line! Your new co-race directors starting in 2022 are Carrie Satterfield and Shane Poland.
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