Registration for the 2024 Training Program opens August 15, 2023.


The Half Marathon Training Program is administered by Mike Rush, owner of Rush Running Company, Bentonville, AR.

We’re taking a new approach for the Bentonville Half Marathon Training Program this year! When you register, you'll be asked to provide your estimated finish time. Each week during the group runs, volunteers will be wearing vests with pace group times marked (from 7:30/mile-18:00/mile). It will be the responsibility of the trainee to stay with their desired pace group (and will also help you better understand how to pace yourself during your race). Trainees MUST be able to maintain an 18:00/mile to participate in the program as 4 hours is the time limit for the Run Bentonville Half Marathon.

Program fee: $250 (includes entry into the 2024 Valentines 8k, 2024 Irish 10k, and the 2024 Bentonville Half Marathon)

Training Program will begin in December 9, 2023! 

  • Training program includes
    • 15 weeks of virtual clinics and small group runs
      • Clinics include micro-classes on hydration, fuel and nutrition, stretching, and injury prevention
      • Access to the private Training Group Facebook page for questions, tips, and encouragement.
      • Discount to Rush Running Co during the entirety of the program.
    • Complete program from start to finish to prepare you to run 13.1 miles by April 6.
    • Training Program starter kit could include
      • Shirt
      • Balega socks
      • Gu gels
      • Nuun Electrolytes
      • Huma Electrolytes
      • Junk Headband
      • Rush Running Beanie
      • Gloves
      • Blinky Lights



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!"