Race Day Info
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Our race photographer is hard at work editing photos from the race!
Race Day Schedule
PLEASE BE ON THE SQUARE READY TO RUN BY 6:45A.M. ALL RACES
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Event Location: Downtown Bentonville Square
7:00 a.m. Half Marathon/Relay Start
7:00 a.m. 5K
Race times are approximate, so please be on the square ready to go by 6:45 a.m. regardless of which race you enter.
7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Post-race Party and Celebration on the Square
9:00 a.m. Presentation of all awards on Main Stage
11:00 a.m. Half Marathon course closes
- Where do I park on Race Day?
Click here for Downtown Parking Map
- I've lost my chip, what do I do?
Come to race day headquarters at the Bentonville Convention and Visitors Bureau office at 104 E Central and we will give you a replacement chip. There will be a lost chip fee.
- I wasn't able to pick up my packet at the Expo on Friday, what do I do?
All unclaimed packets are at race day headquarters at the Bentonville Convention and Visitors Bureau office at 104 E Central. Emergency packet pick-up begins at 6:00 a.m.
- Can I wear headphones or ear buds during the race?
We do NOT recommend it because the course is not completely closed. If you choose to wear them, you do so at your own risk. Safety first!
- Are strollers permitted?
Yes, but we ask that you keep your child in the stroller throughout the duration of the run unless you are stopped at an aid station and are not in the path of other runners. We also ask that you line up at the back of the pack for safety reasons.
- How far apart are the aid stations?
Every two miles and there are a couple of surprises in between a few of those.
- Where is the Gel Zone?
The Gel Zone is at approximately mile 9.
- Are dogs allowed to run in the race?
No dogs allowed. Sorry. We love dogs, but they are a safety hazard to runners in the race. We do not want anyone to trip, fall or get caught up in a leash. You may have them on the square during the festival, but not on the route.
- Can you tell me more information on the 2-person relay option for the Half Marathon?
The Half Marathon Relay is designed for two people. Each runner in will run approximately 6.5 miles. The 1st person on the relay will begin at the starting line of the half marathon on the square. The relay exchange point is located at the fire station. This is where the first runner will receive their medal. This is located just after the 6 mile mark at the Bentonville Fire Station.
The second runner in the relay will be located there and then take off once the first runner reaches that point. They will then continue on the half marathon course and finish at the Half Marathon finish line on the square. The relay exchange and finish line are only a few blocks apart. The first runner is encouraged to make their way back to the square for the post-race celebration.