Fort Smith Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay

Sunday, February 9, 2020 • Fort Smith, AR • Course Map

Do you love to run? The race organizers of the Fort Smith Half Marathon suggest marking your calendars for February 9 and celebrating your love of running in the best way possible — by running a half marathon the weekend before Valentine’s Day. The second largest city in Arkansas plays host to the half marathon, along with a full marathon and marathon relay, in downtown Fort Smith.

Starting mere meters from the Arkansas-Oklahoma border, the Fort Smith Half Marathon takes runners past the Fort Smith National Historic Site and the Fort Smith National Cemetery before leading runners southeast toward the halfway point through Hardscrabble Golf Course. Runners will then turn around and make their way back to the start line (which serves as a dual start/finish line) along Old Greenwood Road and N B Street.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in northwestern Arkansas near the Arkansas-Oklahoma border, Fort Smith usually sees winters with cold to cold weather, with record February temperatures as low as -15ºF (1899) and as high as 87ºF (1911).

On race day (Feb. 9), the average low is 32ºF and the average high is 55ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Fort Smith Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

8:00 AM


  • $60 – $75 for the half marathon
  • $80 – $100 for the full marathon


To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of the Fort Smith Half Marathon, register online at here.

Official Race Website

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