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 the Fayetteville Race Series SPONSORSHIP PACKET for more information on how to get involved through in-kind service donation, product donation, and financial contributions.
- Frozen Toes 5k & 15k
- Square 2 Square Bike Ride
- Ladies DU Fayetteville
- Kessler Mtn Jam
- So Fay 10k & 1k
This 15k trail run is perfect for runners looking to transition from a 10k into longer distance racing.
When: January 18, 2020 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!
Available online until race day! Includes a cool pair of socks, finisher medals, and race photos.
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: May and September 2020 -- check back in November for exact dates!
Where: Razorback Regional Greenway
Why: Celebrate what the greenway and our downtown squares offer the NWA area!
May Ride - starts in Fayetteville and travels to Bentonville.
September Ride - starts in Bentonville and travels to Fayetteville.
Limited shuttle service available BEFORE and AFTER the ride.
This fun ride requires pre-registration and includes a t-shirt, pint glass, and finisher medal
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: June 14, 2020. 7:00am
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!
Fee: Include sleeveless jersey, finisher medal, and race photos! Registration opens January 31.
What: Kessler Mountain Jam
Kessler Mountain Jam will be family friendly mountain bike festival featuring races, ride clinics, food, and more. The cross country race is part of the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series (AMBCS) and sanctioned with USAC
When: TBD 2020
Where: Kessler Mountain Trails
Who: Mountain Bike riders of all ages and abilities with the AMBCS (USA Cycling Sanctioned) race and other mountain bike events taking place on a Saturday & Sunday.
This new 10k is a fairly flat and fast course! Bring the kids for the 1k fun run and pancakes at the finish!
When: October, 26, 2019
1k Fun Run: 8:00am
10k Race: 8:30am
Where: Kessler Mountain Regional Park. The 10k course will use the paved trails of South Fayetteville (So Fay).
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!
Details: Support the trails you know and love by participating in our So Fay 10k race. Using the Cato Springs and Town Branch Trails, experience the So Fay section of the greenway. Pancakes to follow!
- 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?