Saturday, April 9, 2016 • Mountain View, AR • Course Map
The rolling Ozark Mountains of central northern Arkansas are the setting for the 4th annual Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, which is set to take runners on what organizers call a “challenging yet adventurous” run along the streets and back roads of this small town (population about 2,740) that’s within a couple hours’ drive of Little Rock.
(In past years, the race featured the half marathon, 10K and 5K race distances; for 2016, the race adds the 26.2-mile full marathon distance and drops the 10K.)
The race is endorsed by the locally based Flatwoods Missionary Baptist Church and proceeds from the event will go to support the church’s Kenyan T.E.A.M. missions, which works in Kenya, Africa.
Runners will start the race next to the Flatwoods Missionary Baptist Church at the corner of Main Street and Flatwoods Drive, and from there heads west into town before heading out to the turnaround point on Highway 37.
From there, they’ll head out onto the challenging route, which unfolds along the streets of this town that’s home to Ozark Folk Center State Park and the Loco Ropes Treetop Adventure Park.
The race finish line lies back in town, on Washington Street.
All half marathon finishers will receive both a race t-shirt and a finisher’s medal, and organizers plan to have a post-race celebration with local musicians and “bounce” houses.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled among the hills and mountains of central northern Arkansas, just over a two-hour drive north from Little Rock, Mountain View typically sees its second-wettest month of the year in April, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 21°F (in 1987) and as high as 94°F (also in 1987).
On race day (April 9), the average low is 45ºF and the average high is 70ºF.
$50 for the half marathon
To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of Mountain View’s Mission Run in the Ozarks Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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