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 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.
- Frozen Toes 15k
- Square 2 Square Bike Ride
- Ladies DU Fayetteville
- Kessler Mtn Jam
- Run for the Parks!
This 15k trail run is perfect for runners looking to transition from a 10k into longer distance racing.NEW in 2018 will be the addition of a Mountain Bike race as well. Run, ride, or do both!
When: January 13, 2018. 9:00am (run), 12:00pm (bike)
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!
Registration closes at 12pm on January 11.
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, May 12, 2018 and Saturday, September 22, 2018. 8:00am-3:00pm
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 and finisher medal
Youth pricing is for 9-13 years old. Adult pricing is for those 14 years and older.
Youth - $15, Adults - $25
Online Registration is available now! Prices increase September 1 by $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: June 10, 2018. 8:00am
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.fayetteville.onlinesignup.org (Available February 1)
What: Kessler Mountain Jam - Mountain Bike Festival
NEW! Formerly hosted in Bentonville as the Slaughter Pen Jam, Kessler Mountain Jam will be family friendly and feature live music, food and much more. The single-track race is part of the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series (AMBCS), a series of mountain bike races across the state of Arkansas.
When: November 3-4, 2018
Where: Kessler Mountain Trails
Who: Mountain Bike riders of all ages and abilities with the AMBCS (USA Cycling Sanctioned) race taking place on Sunday
Why: Along with Experience Fayetteville, we look forward to bringing an exceptional single-track experience to the our community and beloved Kessler Mountain Trail system.
Registration opens August 1, 2018
This running event has something for all runners with three different race options.
When: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 9:00am
Where: All races will utilize the backbone of our trail system and finish in Walker 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!
Details: 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 finish at Walker Park. Pancake breakfast to follow!
Long Distance: $35
Medium Distance: $30
Short Distance: $30
Register Online: Opens August 1
A cyclocross race has been added to this year's Fayetteville Race Series! Cyclocross is a very specific type of bike racing. You can expect to encounter grass, dirt, mud, gravel, sand, and a whole slew of other assortments and combinations. The races are based on a set time (measured by numbers of laps), not distance.
When: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00am
Where: Lake Fayetteville's North Shore
Who: Open to all - several race categories will be available
Why: Cyclocross is an fun and intense form of racing that is perfect for the "off season"
Details: CycloFrost is a NEW addition to the Fayetteville Race Series. More details to be announced later this spring.
Available in September at www.bikereg.com/cyclofrost
- 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?