Runners get the chance to climb what’s been called “Arkansas’s own Pikes Peak” on the Jack-n-Back Half Marathon course, which starts and finishes along rural country highways in Hot Spring County, roughly midway between the small towns of Bismarck and Malvern, Arkansas. From there, the race takes runners north along a winding route up a single road, Highway 128, all the way north to the race’s turnaround point near Lake Hamilton. After that, runners repeat the route they’ve just run in reverse, all the way back to the finish line.
- Start at intersection of Highway 128 and Highway 84
- North on Highway 128
- At intersection with Highway 290, make turn
- South on Highway 128
- Finish at intersection at 128 and 84
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, contact us here.