Our calendar of events lists outdoor participatory sports throughout Arkansas. Feel free to search through the categories or tags. There is a lot happening so make your plans today. Please remember, these are not our events but a listing of Arkansas events that we share through Arkansas Outside.  
Oct 15 – Oct 17 all-day Bentonville Square
All participants will enjoy a neutral rollout from downtown Bentonville into the foothills of the Ozark mountains.  Once they’ve entered the shade cast by the forest’s expansive pine tree canopy, participants will connect with a[...]
Oct 16 all-day Fat Jack's Oyster Sports Bar & Grill
Registration is required. We ask if you registered but will not come, please un-register (or contact us) so we don’t waste a slot. Registration is free. There will be a donation can to cover the[...]
Oct 16 all-day Witt Springs
The Pedestal Rock and Lick Fork Bicycle ride is held every October on the 3rd Saturday of the month, with the hope that fall foliage is in full swing. The 2021 ride will be on[...]
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Boyle Park
Check out this awesome (and free) mountain bike clinic for those age 11-16 at Boyle Park on October 19th! Email Devan at devan.mayer@tnc.org to sign up!
Oct 22 – Oct 24 all-day Bentonville
In 2018 Western Spirit Cycling partnered with Visit Bentonville and OZ Trails to provide our first venue east of the Rockies. After that inaugural event, we’re 100% convinced that it needs to be a yearly thing.[...]
Oct 23 all-day The Momentary
A Weekend in the Bluffs Designed to be challenging and rewarding with elevation gain throughout, loose gravel and pavement only at the start and finish, Big Sugar offers something even more — an experience. As[...]
Oct 24 all-day Lake Wedington Recreation
From the Lake Wedington Recreation Area just west of Fayetteville, the Chinkapin Hollow Gravel Grinder is the region’s newest gravel focused event – featuring a day full of gravel racing in the Ozark National Forest![...]
Oct 29 all-day
7:00 AM Start – Petit Jean Pavilion (near visitor center) Lunch will be provided at Mt Magazine Post Ride Celebration – Petit Jean Pavilion Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2850461350575776702 AWARDS – Prize Money Climbs (Nebo, Magazine, & Petit[...]
Oct 30 all-day River Center
The 2021 Arkansas 20K will start and end at the River Center in Benton. All turns are marked with large signs with arrows. The race will be chip timed. The course will remain open until[...]
Oct 30 all-day
It’s that time again!  Time to get registered for the 25th annual Tour de Pumpkin!  We can hardly believe that it’s been 25 years and after last year’s “virtual ride” we can hardly wait to see you all[...]
Oct 30 @ 3:45 pm
Costumes encouraged and celebrated! We know there are a bazillion events in this town, but let the locals show you how to do it properly. The Pedaler’s Pub team has a stellar course mapped out,[...]
Oct 31 all-day Lake Sylvia
This was so fun last year, so come join us for a day of gravel at Lake Sylvia! Preregistration only, there will be no on-site registration. We’ll give you a bib number so we make[...]
Nov 6 all-day War Memorial Park
The SHAM Squad is super stoked to be hosting the Arkansas State Cyclocross Championship this year and we’ve got an epic venue lined up! On November 6 come join us at War Memorial Park in[...]
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pinnacle Mountain Little Maumelle Boat Ramp
Event Summary: Race The Base Trail Run is a 4 mile Trail Run with a mixture of paved trail, gravel road, and technical singletrack. We’ll have technical t-shirts this year! Event Details for Race The[...]
Nov 11 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Rapp's Barren Taproom
Beers & Exercise This is a monthly fun run and ALL are welcome. We “Run from Rapp’s” the second Thursday of each month at 5:45 p.m. We run together and drink together. After our run, we enjoy[...]
Nov 12 – Nov 14 all-day Northwoods Trails/Cedar Glades
This 3rd annual wicked 3-day Mountain Bike Festival returns to Hot Springs, November 12-14, 2021. Make plans now to attend! Updates will be made throughout the year leading up to this event! 🤘 The Güdrun[...]
Nov 13 all-day Hot Springs Convention Center
The Spa Running Festival presented by Window Mart – Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1K Squirt Race Come Run With Us, November 13, through beautiful Hot Springs National Park! It’s a BIG year for the[...]
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day Blowing Springs
The Back 40 Run will be held on the second weekend in November. Come experience some of the best trail systems in northwest Arkansas. The Back 40 and Little Sugar. The Back 40 opened in[...]
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day Downtown Little Rock
8-hour time limit The Little Rock Marathon is a USATF certified course (AR18002WJT) The Little Rock Marathon is a Boston Qualifier (see Boston Athletics Association for qualifying times) Walkers are welcome in all race weekend events Early[...]
Nov 20 all-day Cotter Schools
18th Annual WRM! Welcome! Race Day is Saturday, November 20, 2021 Boston Qualifier! All races start at 7:00 am Shoe Recycling Drive – bring us your old shoes! Redesigned Course!  Still flat and fast! Flat Course along the[...]
Dec 4 all-day Shangri La
Shangri La is located 25 miles west of Hot Springs and 12 miles east of Mount Ida off of Hwy 270. You will turn onto Shangri-La Drive and make the first left which is OLD[...]
Dec 4 all-day
Introducing the ‘WANGO TANGO’ – a rowdy 4-hour ENDURANCE mountain bike race coming to City Lake in Siloam Springs, Arkansas on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Racing starts at 4 PM and ends at 8 pm![...]
Dec 9 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Rapp's Barren Taproom
Beers & Exercise This is a monthly fun run and ALL are welcome. We “Run from Rapp’s” the second Thursday of each month at 5:45 p.m. We run together and drink together. After our run, we enjoy[...]
Jan 8 all-day Big Fork Community Center
Also 17-mile Blaylock Creek “fun” run; both events are out-and-back courses utilizing the Athens-Big Fork trail. No entry fee, however, a donation of $20 per runner is encouraged to support the Big Fork Community Center, which[...]
Jan 13 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Rapp's Barren Taproom
Beers & Exercise This is a monthly fun run and ALL are welcome. We “Run from Rapp’s” the second Thursday of each month at 5:45 p.m. We run together and drink together. After our run, we enjoy[...]
Jan 22 all-day Rocking Chair Resort
David’s Trail Endurance Run offers a challenging course through the Ozarks along beautiful Norfork Lake.  A great mix of single and double track takes you through 5000+ ft. in elevation change for the 25K and[...]
Feb 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Rapp's Barren Taproom
Beers & Exercise This is a monthly fun run and ALL are welcome. We “Run from Rapp’s” the second Thursday of each month at 5:45 p.m. We run together and drink together. After our run, we enjoy[...]
Mar 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Rapp's Barren Taproom
Beers & Exercise This is a monthly fun run and ALL are welcome. We “Run from Rapp’s” the second Thursday of each month at 5:45 p.m. We run together and drink together. After our run, we enjoy[...]
Apr 14 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Rapp's Barren Taproom
Beers & Exercise This is a monthly fun run and ALL are welcome. We “Run from Rapp’s” the second Thursday of each month at 5:45 p.m. We run together and drink together. After our run, we enjoy[...]
Apr 30 all-day Village Creek State Park
**Registration Opens Wed. Sep 1, 2021 @ 12:00 AM CT** Almira is a 26 ish mile loop run 2x washing machine style, which will be covering beautiful single track, ridgeline running, swamp stomping, and pretty[...]