Race Details

Worst Race Ever

Should we call this the BEST RACE EVER!? Nah... 

WorstRaceEver 2024 Logo CMYK TransparentBackgroundThe Worst Race Ever is a 100% real, chipped time, high quality 5k race but takes all the elements of "the worst race I ever ran" and mocks them throughout the event. The theme and elements along the course change every year so you never know what you are going to get. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the race course due to safety concerns.

***Register by August 7 to guarantee your shirt size.***

When: September 7, 2024

Cost: $35; registration at packet pickup is $45

Race Time: 7:00am

Location: Old Tiger Track (517 Tiger BLVD)

Course Map: View the course map!

What Do You Get: Another race shirt, a bag with some stuff in it, some type of medal at the finish (if you actually show up and run), probably some other stuff but we have not thought that far ahead yet. Maybe tacos will be there, maybe not. 

Packet Pick-Up:

Packet pick-up is available during the following days/times at the Downtown Activity Center, 215 SW A Street in Bentonville:

September 5: 8:00am-6:00pm

September 6: 8:00am-6:00pm


The Worst Race Ever can't function without the BEST volunteers ever! We need course marshals to keep our runners safe, volunteers to clip timing chips off of shoes, and volunteers to help distribute finisher medals at the finish line. Can you help? Check out our sign up HERE!

Race Day Information:

The race begins at 7:00am. Please allow yourself enough time to park and get to the starting area at Old Tiger Track. You may park in the Bentonville School Administration parking lot across from Old Tiger Track or in the parking lot at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. The parking right by the track will not be available due to the start and finish line.

Your race packet contains your shirt, but it also contains a couple of important articles for your race participation...your race bib with your race number that's been assigned to you and corresponding shoe chip. Your race number should be affixed to the front of your outermost layer with the safety pins provided. Please be sure your bib is visible when you race! Your shoe tag MUST be attached to your shoe laces with the provided wire ties for the most accurate timing information. DO NOT CARRY THE CHIP IN YOUR HAND OR YOUR POCKET.

Step 1: Thread the wire twist ties under the shoe laces.

Step 2: Thread the shoe tag onto the wire twist ties.

Step 3: Secure the shoe tag by twisting the wire twist ties firmly together.

Be sure to turn in your shoe tag in the finish line area following your race! The shoe tags are reusable and expensive to replace!


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