Fayetteville Race Series
Parks and Recreation launched a new program in 2015, the Fayetteville Race Series. This series is comprised of 6-8 annual events that vary between running, cycling, and multi-sport activities. Each event is different and offers something for everyone. Until now, Parks and Recreation has not offered programs of the racing nature. In a place like Fayetteville, where beautiful parks and trails are in abundance, there are plenty of ways to be physically active in the community! By offering a race series, Parks and Recreation plans to enhance the already active culture of Northwest Arkansas, while also reaching a new audience. The Fayetteville Race Series is a grassroots effort that will grow to become a premier race series here in Arkansas.
Race Series EventsDetails are listed on each event page that can be accessed by the left screen panel of this page. Register for events via Online Sign Up or by completing this Fayetteville Race Series Registration Form and returning it to Parks
and Recreation with payment.
There are plenty of opportunities to be involved with the Fayetteville Race Series. Volunteers are key to successful events! Volunteer shifts and details are posted for each event on Give Pulse. No experience needed, just a friendly face and willingness to work!
We appreciate your willingness to support and contribute to the Fayetteville Race Series. Please view the Fayetteville Race Series Sponsorship Packet for more information on how to get involved through in-kind service donation, product donation, and financial contributions.
- Splash & Dash
- Square 2 Square Bike Ride
- Run for the Parks!
- Frozen Toes 15k Trail Run
- Ladies DU Fayetteville
A Splash and Dash is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines swimming and running. This short distance event is a great chance to try out your speed in two different activities!
When: Friday, August 12, 2016 -- 6:00pm
Where: Wilson Park Pool and Trail
Who: Children ages 7-18
Why: To test the waters of multisport competition! This youth event consists of a short (80-200 yards) swim followed by a short (1/2 - 1 mile) run.
Participants will be assigned a starting wave and waves will start every 10 minutes. Wave assignments will be based on participant age on day of race. Age groups:
7-8 years old: Swim 80 yards / Run a 1/2 mile
9-10 years old: Swim 120 yards / Run a 1/2 mile
11-12 years old: Swim 160 yards / Run 1 mile
13-18 years old: Swim 200 yards / Run 1 mile
Register Online: www.onlinesignup.org/fayetteville
What: Square 2 Square Bike Ride
Enjoy 30 miles of greenway cycling followed by post ride festivities that include live music, local food & beverages, and fun activities for the family.
When: Saturday, September 10, 2016. 8:00am-3:00pm
Where: Bentonville Square -- Razorback Greenway -- Fayetteville Square
Why: Celebrate what the greenway and downtown squares offer to the NWA area!
The September Square 2 Square Bike Ride will start at the Bentonville Square and ride along the Razorback Greenway to the Fayetteville Square.
Shuttles will be available BEFORE and AFTER the ride.
This fun ride requires pre-registration which includes a bicycle friendly backpack upon completion of the ride! Kiddos in tow or under the age of 8 do not need to register!
Youth pricing is for 9-13 years old. Adult pricing is for those 14 years and older.
Youth - $15
Adults - $25
Register Online: fayetteville.onlinesignup.org
Save the date! May 13, 2017 - Bentonville to Fayetteville
This running event has something for all runners with three different race options:
Long (8.5 miles)
Medium (4.5 miles)
Short (2.5 miles)
When: Sunday, November 20, 2016. 8:00am
Where: All races will utilize the backbone of our trail system and finish in Walker Park
Long Distance Start: Lake Fayetteville
Medium Distance Start: Gordon Long Park
Short Distance Start: Wilson Park
Who: Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities
Why: Get out those running shoes and head to our beautiful green spaces to show your appreciation for City of Fayetteville Parks & Trails!
Support the trails you know and love by participating in our Run for the Parks race. Starting in three different parks along our trail, all runners will finish at Walker Park.
Long (8.5 mile) Distance: $35
Medium (4.5 mile) Distance: $25
Short (2.5 mile) Distance: $25
*Fees increase by $10 after October 31
Register Online: www.onlinesignup.org/fayetteville (Available August 1)
This 15k trail run is perfect for runners looking to transition from a 10k into longer distance racing.
When: January 2017. 9:00am
Where: Kessler Mountain Trails
Who: Running folks who can handle the cold and like to get their feet dirty!
Why: The views from the top are worth the hill it takes to get there. Cold weather run followed by cold weather eats and treats!
Register Online: www.onlinesignup.org/fayetteville (Available October 10)
Run, ride, run around beautiful Lake Fayetteville in this ladies only duathlon. The runs will be 2 miles each and the bike will be 11 miles.
When: April/May 2017. 9:00am
Where: Lake Fayetteville (Veterans Memorial Park)
Who: Ladies only --- Individual and Relay options available
Why: Not very often can you get out and run, bike, run in the company of hundreds of other women!
Register Online: www.onlinesignup.org/fayetteville (Available January 2)
- How do I register for a Fayetteville Race Series event?
- What is included in my race entry?
- Can I get a refund on my race entry?
- Are your races beginner-friendly?
- What can I expect to find at the start?
- Can I wear headphones or listen to audio playing devices?
- Are strollers allowed?
- Are pets allowed?
- Will a race be cancelled or postponed due to weather?
- Can I pick up a packet for another registered participant?
- What will I find along the course?
- Can I volunteer to help?