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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 479-387-7116