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12 Northwest Arkansas Running Events


There are several chances to get out, compete and get active coming up in Northwest Arkansas over the next few months, and we’ve compiled a list of all the upcoming running events in the area we could find from now through the end of April.

If you notice that we’ve forgotten anything in NWA during that timeframe, feel free to add that info in the comments below.

Happy running.

Northwest Arkansas running events

Beer & Bagel Off Road

Date: March 5
Time: 10 a.m.
Distance: 4 miles
Location: Saddlebock Brewery, Springdale, AR
Cost: $40-45
More info: Nebraska-based race the Beer & Bagel is back for a second year for a March 5 run at Saddlebock Brewery in Springdale. It’s an off road race, and there will be bagels, beer (obviously), and homemade chili. Click here to register.


Date: March 5
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Distance:5k run and 1 mile fun run
Location: Lake Fayetteville
Cost: $20-25
More info: A new 5K run benefiting Arkansas Hands & Voices. Click here to register.

Irish 5k/10k

Date: March 5
Time: 7 a.m.
Distance: 5k/10k
Location: Bentonville Community Center Bentonville, AR
Cost: $25 for either race
More info: A St. Patrick’s Day-themed race in Bentonville. Click here to register.

Cow Paddy 5K/1K

Date: March 11
Time: 5:45 p.m.
Distance: 5K/1K
Location: Gulley Park, Fayetteville, AR
Cost: $20-25
More info: The Cow Paddy run is an annual 5k and 1k fun run benefitting the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation. Runners are encouraged to dress up, and there are prizes for the best cow costume, and craziest costume. Click here to register.

Down and Dirty 5k

Date: March 12
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Distance: 5K/1 mile fun run
Location: University of Arkansas Agri Park
Cost: $20-25
More info: The Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Graduate Student Club at University of Arkansas is hosting the 6th annual Down & Dirty 5K on March 12, 2016. Proceeds will benefit University of Arkansas’s Full Circle Food Pantry. Click here to register.

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Dustin Bartholomew is the co-founder of Fayetteville Flyer, an online publication covering all things news, art and life in Fayetteville, Arkansas since 2007. A graduate of the Department of English at the University of Arkansas and a lifelong resident of the area, he still lives in east Fayetteville with his son Hudson, daughter Evelyn, his wife Brandy, and his two dogs Lily and Steve. On occasion, he tickles the ivories in a local band called The Good Fear.

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