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 then jump in your boat for an 8.5-mile float down the beautiful Buffalo River to the Tyler Bend launch area. You will then pick up your bicycle at the Tyler Bend Pavilion and start the 11.5-mile gravel journey back to Snowball via the Ozark Grinder Trail. The bike portion has a few uphills, lots of gravel, and amazing views of the Buffalo River.
Don’t like to run? Paddle? Bike? Sign up as a team!
You will need your own bike and your own boat, either canoe or kayak, if you take a canoe, you may share with other participants. You will be responsible for delivering your bicycle to the Tyler Bend Pavilion on Race Day. We will assist with your boat shuttle. PFDs are required. Drop bags will also be available to reduce your load.
When you’ve completed your adventure, join us for a free meal in Snowball, and be sure to purchase your Rockin’ Richland tickets for the concert starting at 4 PM in Richland Valley. Tickets are required, food is available for purchase on-site and you need to bring a lawn chair. Kids under 12 are free.
Under 12? Check out our kid’s Adventure Race! Slightly smaller and tons of fun.
Snowball Adventure Race medals will be awarded to all participants that cross the finish line.
Participants must be 17 to participate.
The race course will be open from 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM. After 3 PM you will be escorted back to Snowball.
In the event the Buffalo is not safe for floating, the floating leg will be removed, and the run and bike legs will be re-routed.