Saturday, December 4, 2021 • Fayetteville, AR • Course Map
Set among the mountainous green terrain of northwest Arkansas – and just a short drive from Bentonville, the world headquarters of the retail giant Walmart – Fayetteville’s Walker Park host to the 11th annual Fayetteville Half Marathon this fall.
The race takes runners through a sampling of the city’s 36-mile trail system for an event that will also feature a 10K, 5K and one-mile fun run & walk.
Runners start the half marathon — as well as the other races in the event — in Walker Park just outside of downtown Fayetteville.
When the race begins, runners first head north on the Frisco Trail before turning left on to the Tsa-La-Gi Trail near the mile 1 marker. They’ll continue on the Tsa-La-Gi trail until reaching the southern part of the University of Arkansas campus, home of the Razorbacks and the Baum-Walker baseball stadium.
The course continues south and east along the Town Branch Trail with a brief intermission southward along the Cato Springs Trail. After returning to the Town Branch Trail; runners will head north toward Walker Park. Half marathoners will run this loop again to complete 13.1 miles.
The half marathon has a time limit of 3.5 hours, or a 16-minute mile, which makes the event a good one for brisk walkers.
Race Weather & Climate
Located among the Ozark Mountains in the state’s northwestern corner, roughly 190 miles northwest of Little Rock, Fayetteville typically experiences cool and sometimes quite cold weather in the late fall season, with December temperatures that average between 29°F and 53°F.
Day of Race
- Avg. Low: 37°F
- Avg. High: 50°F
- 8:00 AM – half marathon
- 8:15 AM – 10K
- 8:30 AM – 5K
- $70 – $85 for the half marathon
- $35 – $40 for the 10K
- $30 – $35 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2021 running of the Fayetteville Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or Fun Run/Walk, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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