Spa Running Festival Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k

Saturday, November 16, 2024 Hot Springs, Arkansas

Spa Running Festival Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k course in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Located in central Arkansas amidst the awe-inspiring Ouachita Mountains sits Hot Springs, a beautiful county of Arkansas that just so happens to host an incredible community event known as Spa Running Festival.

Celebrating its 43rd year in total, eight of which have hosted the summit-to-summit half marathon, the Spa Running Festival is an incredible day for all to enjoy, friends, family, and children alike. 

Scenic Views, Challenging Course. Running through beautiful Hot Springs National Park and the scenic downtown area of Hot Springs gives runners an incredible opportunity to challenge themselves while rewarding themselves with incredible views while they’re at it. 

With both the North and West Mountains within sight, Hot Springs National Park isn’t only rippled with history and grand cultural architecture but with beautiful natural landscapes to boot! 

Starting and finishing at 134 Convention Boulevard, the Spa Running Festival Half Marathon kicks runners off through the paved roads of Hot Springs National Park beginning at 7:00 a.m. in pursuit of Malvern Avenue. 

Throughout this turn-by-turn course, runners will traverse several streets, drives, avenues, and trails, including the Hot Springs Mountain Loop, West Mountain Drive, Broadway, and Convention Boulevard. Too many to count, this course is full of twists, turns, and loops.

Within the first five miles, runners will encounter several landmarks, including the Hot Springs Bathhouses, the Visitors Fountain, and the Hotsprings Mountain Tower. Onward, they’ll be met with several aid stations before reaching the finish line. 

Having taken the time to develop a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of a finisher’s medal, the Spa Runners Festival crew is proud to provide each finisher with an incredible piece of memorabilia designed with the Hot Springs Mountains in mind. 

Along with the finisher medal also comes a festival-themed long-sleeve shirt, and of course, a post-race celebration. With a cap of 550 runners and a four-hour time limit, be sure to sign up now before it’s too late! 

Race Weather & Climate

Hot Springs is located in central Arkansas, nestled in the Ouachita Mountains. It’s about 50 miles southwest of Little Rock and approximately 70 miles north of the Louisiana state border.

On November 16th in Hot Springs, AR, you can anticipate an average high temperature of around 62°F and an average low temperature of approximately 41°F. This period marks the late fall season with cooler and crisper weather. The average rainfall in November is typically moderate, with an average of about 3.3 inches for the month.

Spa Running Festival Half Marathon Race Results

Spa Running Festival Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Spa Running Festival Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

  • The half marathon start time is 7:00 AM.
  • The time limit for the half marathon is 3 hours.
  • The 10K start time is 7:45 AM.
  • The 5K start time is 8:00 AM.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Spa Running Festival Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $75.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $35.00 fee for the 10K.
  • There is a $30.00 fee for the 5K.

Spa Running Festival Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k Race Website

Spa Running Festival Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k Website

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