Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

Sunday, November 21, 2021 • Little Rock, AR • Course Map

More than 10,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair competitors are set to trek through the downtown city streets and neighborhoods of Arkansas’ capital city at the annual Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, which also features a 5K on Saturday.

With its large field, occasionally hilly course that takes runners across the Arkansas River and runs through both the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock and more than 20,000 spectators lining the streets to cheer the runners on, the race has become perhaps the state’s most popular road race running event.

The out-and-back course for the half-marathon race starts downtown and finishes not far from the banks of the Arkansas River, within a short drive from the Clinton Presidential Library, along Main Street.

From the starting line on La Harpe Avenue, the course winds north toward North Little Rock, taking runners along Riverfront Drive and surrounding roads for the first several miles before heading back into downtown Little Rock.

The course features longer straightaway sections of several blocks each, including along 6th Street, where runners will run past the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and continue along 6th Street before turning around and heading west toward the Macarthur Park Historic District. before heading past the Governor’s Mansion and Philander Smith College.

Once the course makes its way past Philander, runners are hitting the last couple of miles of the race, which takes them along Chester Street and La Harpe Boulevard for the finish on the riverfront.

The scheduled starting times for the race are 7:55 AM for wheelchair and hand cycle competitors, followed by the 8:00 AM start for runners and walkers — the race is open to both, provided they can finish within the 4-hour time limit.

All photos courtesy Little Rock Marathon

Race Weather & Climate

Little Rock normally experiences cool, crisp (and sometimes cold) weather in the late fall, with temperatures averaging between the high 30s and the mid-60s in November. The city also sees ample rainfall, averaging nearly 5 inches of precipitation for the month.

On the day of the race (Nov. 21), the average low is 42°F and the average high is 59°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Little Rock Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:55 AM – wheelchair, hand crank start
  • 8:00 AM – runners’ start for half marathon & full marathon


  • $85 and up for the half marathon
  • $105 and up for the full marathon


To sign up for the 2021 running of the Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at here.

Official Race Website

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1 comment… add one
  • LaVerne Adair February 28, 2015, 6:10 am

    I want to register for the 1/2 Marathon for March 1, 2015. My Telephone number is (501)551-6123. I live 2 1/2 hours away. Please I just turned 65, and this is something on my Bucket List. I’m sorry I’m late. I wanted to make sure I had the money to do this.
    LaVerne Adair


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