Starting Line: Lokomotion Family Fun Park
4520 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72703
Finish Line Festival: Parking lot at S.W. corner of West Ave. & Dickson St.
in Downtown Fayetteville
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Short Description: The Hero Half Marathon is a fundraising race and community event hosted by The Spark Foundation in partnership with Fayetteville Firefighters’ IAFF – Local 2866. The race is held every year to coincide with Fire Safety Week! Race proceeds benefit organizations that meet important community needs, increase fitness opportunities for the community, and make Fayetteville and Arkansas a great place to live, work, and play.
Long Description: The Hero Half Marathon is a scenic, point-to-point race in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas. Checking-in at the Finish Line bright and early in the morning, racers will be shuttled to the starting line at Lokomotion Family Fun Park. Starting with Lake Fayetteville, Runners will wind their way through the green heart of this charming college town on extensive multi-use trails that make up part of the paved Razorback Regional Greenway, a world-class trail system linking six communities. Racers will experience a safe, fun, well-marked, well-supported race that finishes downtown, right by the historic university. Participants will be greeted with a festival-like atmosphere that includes music, food trucks, a beer garden, local vendors, sponsor booths, and activities for children. The race coincides with Fire Safety Awareness Week and includes a 9/11 Memorial to commemorate the sacrifices made then and now by firefighters, law enforcement, and first responders. Proceeds support organizations that meet important community needs, celebrate an active lifestyle, and honor the heroes in our everyday lives.
Price: registration for the Half Marathon starts at $65, 2-person relay starts at $45 per person, Spark One Mile is $15 per person
Contact Info: The Spark Foundation, Melissa Caffrey, email@example.com, 479-387-7116
Finally! A Fourth of July race in Springfield! Come run or walk with us, eat some ice cream and celebrate our country's independence.
Date: Thursday July 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 am
Location: Park Central Square, Downtown Springfield, MO
Fee: $25 through June 4th, 2019, $30 June 5th & 6th (if not sold out)
Course: 4 mile loop
Signup Link: https://runsignup.com/Race/MO/Springfield/Springfield
Free shirt to all participants
A Jack's Ice Cream truck will be at the finish line with free ice cream for the runners
Individual awards to top M/F and top M/F Masters (40+) and top 3 in each age group at our race in Springfield
Age groups: <14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Fleet Feet Springfield, Wednesday, July 3, 12-6:30pm, On-Site, day of the race: Thursday, July 4, 6am-6:45am
Every year my husband and I host a 5k to fund a scholarship in honor of one of our former student athletes.
Jacob Brown was a multi time all state runner for Humansville High School who went on to compete at the collegiate level. In 2016, he passed away unexpectedly due to a tragic accident. The scholarship blesses Humansville High School graduates who participate in track and/or cross country and demonstrate Jacob’s work ethic.
The race will take place July 20 at 7:00pm. The cost is $25 which includes a shirt, raffle tickets, post race food and a fireworks show. Prizes are given to the individual winners, as well as age group winners. We rarely have full age groups, so this is a wonderful opportunity to support a great cause and get an award!
You can sign up with the link below.
by Charlie Hungerford
As I get to know runners, it seems like everyone has that "one race" that is their benchmark race, or their bucket list race, or their goal race - a race that inspires and drives them toward their running goals. For me, that race is the Cox Medical Mile 5K. While I had walked the race prior to becoming a runner, I now look at this annual event as the race where I became a runner. It was the first 5K where, without any planning or training, I decided to see if I could simply run part of the route. That was 2012, and I probably ran about 1 mile in one and two block stretches. I remember finishing and thinking, "well, that wasn't so bad." I returned the next year, with some training and practice under my belt, and was able to run the entire 5K without stopping - a first time accomplishment for me. The next year, I progressed to breaking that magical 30-minute 5K mark. The Cox Medical Mile has been more than just a race for me. It's my annual reflection of what drew me to running, and it's a reminder of how far I've come in 7 years.