Training Program Administered by Mike Rush, owner Rush Running Company, Bentonville, AR

We’re taking a new approach for the Bentonville Half Marathon Training Program this year! You can still expect all the great swag, information, and support, just on a smaller scale. We will be offering a combination of virtual meetings and small group runs throughout the week. When you register, you will be asked to provide your estimated finish time. You will then be placed into a small group of 10 runners + 1 volunteer coach. This will be your group for the duration of the program. You will work with your coach and group to find the best time and location for you to meet each week for your long run.

Program fee: $225 (includes entry into the 2021 Bentonville Half Marathon, Valentines, and Irish Races)

Training Program will begin in December 5 2020! 

  • Training program includes
    • 15 weeks of clinics and group runs
      • Clinics include micro-classes on hydration, fuel and nutrition, stretching, and injury prevention
    • Complete program from start to finish to prepare you to run 13.1 miles by April 10th.
    • Training Program starter kit includes
      • Step by step guide on how to train for a half marathon
      • Gels
      • Water bottle
      • Official training shirt
      • Race number belt
      • Reflective vest
      • Gloves
      • Hat
      • Headbands
      • Socks


Rush Running Company-Bentonville's Race Headquarters

Mike and Allison Rush, owners
1600-2 DE J Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 464-7866

Testimonials from the Training Program:

"Training Program was awesome. I feel like a "runner" now. It's a way of life for me. Very inspiring. Challenging. Great for mind/body/soul. I feel so refreshed after our runs. Loved running as a group on Saturdays. Loved meeting new people!"

 "I went from a 5k twice a year to this 1/2 marathon. Dream come true. I fully expected to finish under 2 hours. Couldn't have done it without the training group! Many thank you all the volunteers who made it happen!!"

"I now have a greater appreciation for running! I understand how to prevent injury, proper breathing pattern, proper nutrition, and more! It has been a great experience!"

"I've lost 12 pounds total so far. After my first baby I promised to do a better job of getting healthier. I've found that I love to run! Thanks for all your support!"