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SPORTS & RECREATION

THE EUREKAN EUREKA SPRINGS MULTISPORT FESTIVAL

CHILE PEPPER CROSS COUNTRY FESTIVAL chilepepperfestival.org

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Created in 1988 to support area cross-

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country teams, the Chile Pepper is now This three-day

one of the premier running events in the

multisport

nation. More than 6,500 runners participate

festival in and

including college and high school teams

around Eureka

and individuals. Held at the University of

Springs

Arkansas’ incredible off-road course, all

coming on

runners can enjoy a hot Mexican food feast

July 19-21,

after the race set for Oct. 5, 2019.

2019, consists of a triathlon, the Gran Fondo bike rides and running races. Participants can enter individual events or challenge themselves with The Eurekan or the Half Eurekan.

KESSLER MOUNTAIN JAM

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EXPERIENCEFAYETTEVILLE.COM Previously known as the Slaughter Pen Jam, the Kessler Mountain Jam takes place on the recently revitalized Mount Kessler

RUN BENTONVILLE HALF MARATHON

trail system in Fayetteville. This family

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friendly event welcomes riders of all skill

Run the half marathon, 5K or Fun Run on

levels and is an Arkansas Mountain Bike

March 30, 2019. The festival includes an

Championship Series (AMBCS) and a USA

expo and a post-race celebration with tons

Cycling sanctioned event.

of food, music, vendors and fun for the

HOGEYE MARATHON & RELAYS hogeyemarathon.com

entire family.

EUREKA SPRINGS FAT TIRE FESTIVAL

The 43rd Annual Hogeye Marathon & Relays is

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April 6, 2019, in beautiful Northwest Arkansas.

Typically held in July and based at Lake

Races include a marathon, half marathon,

Leatherwood City Park, this spirited three-

5K run/walk and four-person relay. A pasta

day mountain biking festival has plenty of

dinner and expo round out the weekend.

races, fun and music.

Top to bottom: The Eurekan Eureka Springs Multisport Festival; Run Bentonville Half Marathon; Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival

Top to bottom: Eureka Springs A&P; Visit Bentonville; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

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