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 Events

Details and registration information are listed on each event page that can be accessed by the left screen panel of this page.  A brief overview of each event can be viewed at the tabs below. 


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 each event page for more information on how to get involved through in-kind service donation, product donation, and financial contributions.
  1. Frozen Toes  5k & 15k 
  2. Square 2 Square Bike Ride
  3. Ladies DU Fayetteville
  4. Kessler Mtn Jam

What: The annual Frozen Toes 5K & 15K trail race. 
2021 will feature an in-person race AND a do it yourself challenge option for participation.

When: January 23, 2021, 9:00am (RACE) or January 24-31 (CHALLENGE)

Where: Kessler Mountain Trails

Details: Take a break from the pavement and give trail running a try.

Online registration begins October 9 at 12pm. Sign up at fayetteville-ar.gov/recreation
$30 entry fee - includes custom socks and finisher medals!