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The Spa Running Festival presented by Window Mart - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1K Squirt Race
Come Run With Us, November 13, through beautiful Hot Springs National Park! It's a BIG year for the festival! Celebrating 100 years of Hot Springs National Park! Celebrating 40 years of the Spa 10K race, which started this festival and Celebrating the return of our Summit2Summit Half Marathon!
The Spa Running Festival is an event for everyone ..... kids, walkers, beginners to elite runners and those that like a challenge! The 1K Squirt Race is for kids 2 - 10 years of age. The 5K is a fast and flat course and for both walkers and runners! The 10K, started this event 40 years ago and runners enjoy the beauty of running West Mountain. This will be the 6th year of the Summit2Summit Half Marathon. Do you like a challenge - well you got it - the course takes you through the scenic National Park going summit to summit on Hot Springs Mountain/North Mountain AND West Mountain!
Benefits of the Spa Running Festival:
♦The beauty of Historic Downtown and Bathhouse Row
♦ Running through the National Park
♦ Expo on Friday
♦ A great Long Sleeve Technical Shirt
♦ Non-Returnable Souvenir Timing Chips
♦ An awesome Finisher Medal for All Race Participants
♦ Fast and Flat Course for 5K
♦ Corral Start's
♦ Team Registration
♦ Finish Line Festival area includes Hot Soup, Pizza and Beer Tent
Come enjoy the Expo on Friday at the Hot Springs Convention Center. We partner with our friends from the Gudrun Northwoods Mountain Bike Festival that happens that weekend so lots of fun things to see. Then, after the race hang, around to enjoy great food, the beer tent, picture taking, socializing and bragging rights that you conquered (BOTH) mountains.
Proceeds from the race benefits 3 great organizations: Friends of the Parks, Adult and Teen Challenge of Arkansas and the Spa Pacers Running Club - Buzz Wilson Scholarship Program.
The Spa Running Festival has a race for every family member so Come Run With Us through the National Park, Saturday, November 13th, a landmark event in beautiful, historic downtown Hot Springs!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Start times: All races start and finish on Convention Blvd. in front of Embassy Suites. The Half Marathon starts at 7:00 am, the Spa 10K at 7:45 am and the 5K Run/Walk at 8:00 am. The Squirt 1K Race starts at 9:30 am - also on Convention Blvd in the lane next to the Food Court area and the kids will run down Convention Blvd towards East Grand.
Course Safety: While for safety reasons we discourage the use of earbuds and headphones, we do not impose a ban on such devices. But if you’re wearing headphones, how will you hear the crowd cheering at the finish line? Animals are not allowed on the course unless they are assisting visually impaired participants. Because the safety of all participants is a priority, wearing roller skates or pushing strollers of any kind are not allowed in any of the events for the race.
Race Day Packet-up: TBD
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