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Arkansas > Bentonville Running Festival Half Marathon, 5K & Fun Run
Bentonville, AR  •  Saturday, April 5, 2014  •  Course Map

Arkansas's Bentonville Running Festival Half Marathon, 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run will mark its 5th annual running in the early spring of 2014, along a course that starts and finishes near the home of the original Walton "Five and Dime," the first of the stores that became the Wal-Mart retail empire now known around the world.

Runners will get to experience a mix of city streets through this small city in northwest Arkansas, which has grown over the years as the world headquarters of Wal-Mart and now is home to offices from virtually every major retail supplier in the U.S. and around the world. After the first few mostly flat miles through town and just outside the city, runners follow what is roughly a clockwise loop course around the edges of the city, a route that also features stretches along the tree-lined trails and hills to the north of town.

These stretches of the race are some of its most scenic, along tree-lined paved trails through the woods, and which coincide with what is perhaps the race's steepest downhill stretch as runners are making their way from the city portion of the course into the trail areas north of town. The race route follows north all the way to the intersection of North Walton Boulevard and Northwest A Street, and then takes runners southward along the trails back to the finish line at Bentonville Town Square.

The scheduled starting time for the half marathon and the 5K is 7:00 AM, followed by the fun run at 7:15 AM. Runners in the half marathon will have four hours to complete the race, as the course will close at 11:00 a.m.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the northwestern corner of the state, just a short drive from both Fayetteville and the Ozark National Forest to the south, the city of Bentonville typically experiences occasionally mild to cool and sometimes cold weather conditions as winter is giving way to spring.

April Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 43°F Low: 40°F Rain: 4.17 in.
High: 68°F High: 65°F Snow: 0 in.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Bentonville Running Festival Half Marathon

Starting Time

7:00 AM - half marathon, 5K
7:15 AM - fun run


See race website


To reserve your spot in the early spring 2014 running of the Bentonville Running Festival Half Marathon, 5K or fun run, register online at Register-Wizard.com.

Official Race Website


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