Spa Running Festival

Sat November 13, 2021 Hot Springs, AR 71901 US Directions
Race Day Information

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

Location: Bank of OZK Arena Lobby - 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901
START/FINISH LINE: 
SUMMIT 2 SUMMIT HALF MARATHON: 
6:00 - 6:45 am:  Pre-registered packet pick-up 
6:45 am:            Line-up (no corral starts), invocation, National Anthem     
7:00 am:            Race starts
  • All Half Marathon participants should have a Green color bib.
  • Due to the course being certified, the Start Line is further down on Convention Blvd. Look for the Spa Running Festival Inflatable Archway Start Line.
  • No corral starts, but we recommend mask and 6 foot social distancing in the start line area until the race begins.  
  • We have chip timing at the start of the race, as well as, the finish so your race time begins when you cross the mat at the start line.
  • There will be timing mats at the top of North Mountain Summit and West Mountain Summit. Please be sure to cross both timing mats.
  • All aide stations will have water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade. You should bring any gels you want to use.
  • Portable toilets will be at the aide stations on Whittington and the West Mountain Triangle.  The National Park's rest room will be open on Hot Springs Mountain. It's on the right just before you reached the Mountain Tower/Overlook. 
  • For the course map click this link 

SPA 10K - celebrating it's 40th anniversary! THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! 
6:00 -7:40 am   Pre-registered packet pick-up
7:30 a.m.          Line-up corral starts by pace, invocation, National Anthem 
7:45 a.m.          Race starts  
  • 10K participants should have a Red color bib.
  • Corral starts will be available starting with 6:00 min/mile, 7:00 min/mile up to 12:00 min/mile. Please line up in the corral that best matches your usual pace.  We recommend mask and 6 foot social distancing in the corrals until the race starts. 
  • We have chip timing at the start of the race, as well as, the finish so your race time begins when you cross the mat at the start line.
  • For the course map click this link
5K RUN/WALK (THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT)
6:00 -7:45 am Pre-registered packet pick-up 
7:45 a.m.        Line-up corral starts 
8:00 a.m.        Race starts  
  • All 5K Run/Walk participants should have a Blue color bib.
  • Corral starts will be available starting with 6:00 min/mile, 7:00 min/mile up to 12:00 min/mile and a walker corral. Please line up in the corral that bests matches your usual pace. Walkers should line up in the walker corral and please do not block runners path on the course.  We recommend mask and 6 foot social distancing in the corral until the race starts.
  • We have chip timing at the start of the race, as well as, the finish so your race time begins when you cross the mat at the start line.
  • For the course map click this link

SQUIRT 1K: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

8:00 - 9:30 am   Pre-registered packet pick-up in the Bank of Ozk Arena Lobby
10:45 am            Line up corral starts (age groups: 2-4, 5-6 , 7-8 run, 9-10) on Convention Blvd. (in front of Embassy Suites)
11:00 am            Race starts at the Spa Running Festival Start/Finish Line, in front of Embassy Suites.  
  • Each age will run up Convention Blvd. towards Malvern Ave.
  • Awards will be given at the finish line for each age group
  • For more details click this link.
*AWARDS CEREMONY:
Location:  EMBASSY SUITES GRAND SALON (FIRST FLOOR) 

9:00 am -    5K Awards 
9:45 am -   10K Awards (the Team Captain and Team Donation Drawings will start at 9:40)  
10:30 am -  Summit 2 Summit Half Marathon
For award categories click here to review in Q&A 

PARKING:
From I-30, Coming from the northeast: exit I-30 onto US-70 W (exit 111). Take US-70 ( E Grand Ave ) – approx. 2 miles into Hot Springs and turn right onto Convention Blvd. The parking lots will be on the right. Convention Blvd from East Grand will be closed at 6:30 am 
Coming from the southwest: exit I-30 onto US-270 (exit 98B). Take US-270 ( Malvern Ave ) - 18 miles into Hot Springs and turn right onto Convention Blvd.  Note: Convention Blvd from Malvern Avenue will be closed at 5:00 am so go past Convention Blvd and turn right on Spring Street, turn right on Palm Street, this brings you to the 2 parking lots across from Embassy Suites. 
There is plenty of free parking surrounding the convention center with the preferred location being the large parking lot on Convention Blvd between Laurel Street and Beech Street – across the street from the Embassy Suites and behind the Convention Center off Malvern Ave./Church Street. 
Additional Street Closing:
Gulpha Street and Vines Street from 6:00 – 7:30 am for Half Marathon

SHOW TAG/TIMING CHIP - You received a customized Spa Running Festival IPICO Non-Returnable Souvenir Shoe Tag/Chip.  Make sure the tag is securely tied to your shoe; DON'T CARRY THE CHIP IN YOUR HAND OR POCKET. Click this link for instruction on how to secure your shoe tag/chip to your shoe; scroll to bottom of page for information.   

POST RACE FINISHING AREA - FOOD and BEER TENTS:
  • Hot Soup provided by Capo Tacos
  • Chili by Purple Cow of Hot Springs
  • Pastalaya by Dennis Berry
  • Little Caesars Pizza
  • Fruit/Snacks
  • Chocolate Milk/Water   
  • Michelob Ultra Beer - provided by Arkansas Beverage – MUST BE 21 TO GET A WRISTBAND (SO BRING PHOTO ID) AND A BEER TICKET. 

Race Results - Race results are provided by Mac's Race Timing Services. Click this link to see official race results, which will be posted online after the race at www.macsrts.com. Please report any timing issues to Mac's Race Timing Service before leaving the race.  

*******You can sign up for Instant Results by Text and/or Email. Sign into your RunSignUp account and go to this the Spa Running Festival race and search for yourself under the Participant Tracking link Here you can sign up to receive a text and/ or email when you finish.

*******You can also use this QR Code to look up results. 

NOTE: Initially these notifications will be classified as "Preliminary Results" due to the nature of chip timing. You initial finish time and pace will stay the same but there could be a chance that your finish place could change. At the awards presentation time for each event, the results will become final.

This is the link to the main results page with links to the full listing of results and the individual participant lookup. Here you can also print out a full colored Finisher Certificate when you get home and then a few days after the race you can find a link under you name/bib that will go to a YouTube video at the point you crossed the finish line.        https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/22162/ 

Official race photographer, Run-Bike-Swim will be on the course taking photos of all 3 races and capture your moment crossing the finish line. An email will be sent to all finishers after the race to view your photos.  Their website is:  www.runbikeswimphotos.com 
 
Race Rules and Regulations:
  • We want you to have fun and enjoy the race, but we do have some basic rules that will ensure that things run smoothly.
  • No baby joggers or strollers are allowed.
  • No pets (dogs), roller blades, skateboards, bikes, etc. are allowed in any of the races.
  • Race numbers must be worn on the front outer most layer of clothing and must be visible at all times.
  • Each individual participating in this event must be officially registered under his or her own name with accurate personal information. Failure to do so will void the registration and prohibit participation.  Registration entries and race numbers cannot be transferred to another person under any circumstances. 
 
 
 
 
 

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