Race Details

Valentines 5K/8K

This weather just keeps breaking our hearts... 

***UPDATED FORMAT*** Please read.

When: Saturday, February 27, 2021

Race starts will run from 7:30am-9:30am. 

Where: Downtown Bentonville Square 

Due to the time necessary to assign start times, there will be no packet pick-up or race day registration.






**Virtual Registration option is available for those who are interested** If you sign up for the Virtual Valentines race, you will have the entire month of February to complete your race distance. You can then submit your results to Layne at lhyatt@bentonvillear.com 

Packet Pick-Up

There will be no registration at packet pick-up on the morning of the race. There will be no packet pick-up the morning of the race. Please allow 24 hours from registering to pick up your packet.

Packet pick-up is available during the following days/times at the Downtown Activity Center, 215 SW A Street in Bentonville:
February 25th: 8:00am-7:00pm
February 26th: 8:00am-6:00pm

Masks are required when picking up your packet. Please observe social distancing while picking up your packet. If there are multiple people in your group, we encourage you to send 1 person to pick up multiple packets. 

Our focus will remain on safety based on the latest guidelines provided. To prioritize the health and safety of all athletes, volunteers, and staff we are taking preventative measures and implementing the following:


  • Do not participate if you are feeling sick, have a fever, are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19

Participants will have the opportunity to defer, not attend, or switch to a virtual event if they are experiencing any symptoms. 

Race Guidelines & Protocols (PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING) 

-Limited Field Size according to state and CDC guidelines

-No race day or expo registration.

-No race day packet pick up. 

-All participants are required to wear a mask or face covering except while actively participating in the event.

-Practice social distancing between athletes, volunteers, and staff at all times.

-To minimize large groups, all participants will be assigned a specific "start window". Each window will hold 50 participants. Corral assignments are based upon the estimated finish time given at registration. 

-No Touch Aid Stations

-Do not linger. Finishers will not be permitted to wait to other finishers. We will ask all participants to keep moving through the finish line chute.

-No award ceremonies on race day. Awards will be announced virtually and awards can be picked up at a later date at the Downtown Activity Center or will be mailed.