SPORTS & RECREATION
THE EUREKAN EUREKA SPRINGS MULTISPORT FESTIVAL
CHILE PEPPER CROSS COUNTRY FESTIVAL chilepepperfestival.org
Created in 1988 to support area cross-
country teams, the Chile Pepper is now This three-day
one of the premier running events in the
nation. More than 6,500 runners participate
festival in and
including college and high school teams
and individuals. Held at the University of
Arkansasâ€™ incredible off-road course, all
runners can enjoy a hot Mexican food feast
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
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
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
EUREKA SPRINGS FAT TIRE FESTIVAL
The 43rd Annual Hogeye Marathon & Relays is
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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