Runners welcome the cooler temperatures and the ability to get out of the house, out of the training routine, and into the woods for long-distance runs. Managed by the Arkansas Ultra Running Association, this series of races covers the state with challenges ranging from 25-kilometer to 100-mile trail runs.
There are 10 events left in the Arkansas Ultra Trail Series. This is a point series and on top of the 10 events left, runners can earn points via a single road marathon and by doing trail work. Here are the current point standings.
Many of these races are donation only but runners are asked to register in advance. If you’re not up to doing one of these more extreme runs, consider signing up as a volunteer. Race organizers could use extra hands to pull these events together, plus volunteers tend to have the best seats for cheering on these athletes.
The lineup of events:
- Sunset 6/12/24 Hour Endurance Challenge
- Athens Big Fork Trail Marathon
- White Rock Classic
- LOViT 100 Mile – 100 Kilometer
- Three Days of Syllamo
- Styx & Stones Trail Marathon
- Ouachita Trail 50
- Mount Magazine Trail Run
- Catsmacker Trail Run
You can find information on all of the races listed in our calendar of events.