FAQs

Where do I park for the expo and on race day?

There are several parking lots around the downtown square as well as some on street parking. Parking signs will be posted to help you find appropriate lots. All are within walking distance of the start and finish lines. Click here for the parking map.

How much is the entry fee?

Click on the registration tab on the home page and you will find the cost for each race. The half marathon price begins at $60 and the 5k is $25. One February 1st, the price jumps to $70 and $30 for the 5k. 

Does everyone receive a tech shirt?

Yes! Both Half marathon, relay, and 5k participants will get Sportek t-shirts.

I need help training for the Half Marathon. What do I do?

We have a training program for the half marathon that begins each December. The 2017 Training Program is currently sold out but registration for for the 2018 training program will open Labor Day, 2017. This program is administered by Rush Running Company.  

Where do I pick up my race packet?

the Record

Downtown Bentonville

105 SW A ST.

10:00am-7:00pm on March 31st 

 

Can I pick up my packet the day of the race?

Only in emergency cases can you pick up your packet the morning of the race.

Can a friend pick up my packet?

Yes. The friend needs a letter stating that you give them permission to pick up your packet. Please sign this and send it with your friend when they come to pick up the packet.

Am I allowed to walk the race?

Yes, but be mindful that the course is open for four hours and if you are on the course longer than that you may not have volunteer and aid station support.

Are dogs allowed to run with me?

Dogs are not allowed on the course due to safety concerns.

Are strollers allowed on the course?

Strollers are allowed, but we ask that you keep your child in the stroller for the duration of the course unless you are stopped at an aid station. We also ask that you line up at the back of the start pack for safety reasons.

Are wheelchairs allowed on the course?

Yes. We will have more information in the coming months regarding where wheelchair participants will line up for the start.

What if I forgot to bring my chip with me the morning of the race?

In the unlikely event you forget to bring your chip on race day, and do not have time before the start to retrieve your chip, please visit the information tent by the start line and see a race official.

Can we keep our timing chip?

No. All timing chips must be returned at the end of the race. Failure to return timing chip will result in a $35 replacement fee, due no later than 30 days after the event.

Will the course be closed?

The course will have a rolling close. Volunteers and police will be placed at key intersections and road crossings to control traffic.

How far apart are the aid/water stations?

Aid/Water stations will be every 1.8-2.3 miles apart. Stations will be equipped with water and energy drinks. Some stations will have oranges, and all stations will have first aid kits.

Can I change races?

Yes, you can change races. There will be no refund if you change from the half marathon to the 5k, you will be charged the difference between entry fees if you change from a shorter race to a longer race. ALL CHANGES TO REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE AT THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO MARCH 31ST

Is there an age limit on the Half Marathon?

Yes, participants must be at least 12 years of age on the day of the race in order to run in the RunBentonville Half Marathon.

Can I get a refund?

No refunds on cancellations. We are happy to give you your goodie bag and shirt if you are unable to run in the race for any reason. You may have someone pick it up for you with a signed copy of your registration confirmation, or we will mail it to you after the race if you live out of the area. If we are unable to hold the event due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be happy to transfer your registration to the following year. Please contact us with any questions regarding our refund policy.

I'm from out of town. Where should I stay?

Our host hotel for the 2017 Run Bentonville Half Marathon Courtyard by Marriott located at 1001 McClain Rd. Their special Run Bentonville Half Marathon rate includes: High carb breakfast. half Marathon survival kits, and Shuttle service. Book your stay at:

Book your group rate for Bentonville Half Marathon 

 

Additional Hotels: 

Doubletree Suites by Hilton

301 SE Walton Blvd.

Book their special rate with Run Bentonville at: 

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/B/BNTDTDT-RBV-20170331/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Doubletree Suites will provide complimentary shuttle service to areas within a 5 mile radius. 

Four Points by Sheraton 

211 SE Walton Blvd. 

Book at: 

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/Bentonvillehalfmarathon 

How do I register to volunteer for the race?

Click on the Volunteer tab on the home page and you can pick which areas interest you. Someone will contact you regarding your inquiry. Or email Mark @ coachmoe@ready2transition.com

Who benefits from the proceeds of the race?

Please see our charities page for updates regarding our 2016 recipients. In addition, The Bentonville Parks and Recreation Department will use the revenue generated from the race for the creation and maintenance of new and/or existing parks and programs, departmental administrative costs, and other park amenities within the city of Bentonville.

What are the future dates of the RunBentonville Half Marathon?

Dates for the next few years:

March 30, 2019

April 4, 2020 

April 10, 2021