Northwest Arkansas hosts several 5-, 10- and 15-kilometer runs, half-marathons and marathons each year. Events such as the Run Bentonville Half, Fayetteville’s Run for the Parks, Frozen Toes 15k and the Hogeye Marathon are all produced by groups or community members from Northwest Arkansas. They’ve become community staples with high levels of participation and a lot of spectators!
Don’t feel like you have to go it alone when you’re training. There are quite a few NWA running groups that meet to train and go on social group runs as well. These groups are an easy-access point for getting involved in the local running community. They welcome community members to join, and offer multiple skill-level runs throughout each week. A few we might recommend are the Mustache Running Club and Rush Running.