18-Mile Trail Run in Hot Springs National Park
Saturday October 28th, 2017
Registration is required.
We ask if you registered but will not come, please un-register (or contact us) so we don't waste a slot.
Registration is free. There will be a donation can since the permit cost us $707.
7:00-7:45 AM Runner check in at Fat Jack's Oyster Sports Bar & Grill, 101 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
7:45 AM Mandatory pre-race briefing
7:55 AM Runners walk across Central Avenue and assemble at the Canyon Trailhead next to the Mountain Valley Water building
8:00 AM Race Start
Runners must remain on trails at all time. Bushwhacking is not allowed.
Runners must run in single file and pass only when there is room.
Runners must be courteous and yield right of way to other trail users. The trail is used by hikers,
tourists and even horse riders. We do not have exclusive use of the trails.
The National Park was kind enough to allow this race to be held provided we do not interfere with other users of the trail.
If you come upon a horse, do not startle it. Make sure the horse & rider know you are there before you get too close.
If nature calls, make sure you leave no trace.
The trail crosses 6 roads. Use caution. Stop and look both ways. You will not run on the road. You will just cross it.
The last 1/4 mile is on sidewalks down Fountain St. and up Central Ave. Use caution. The finish is at Fat Jack's.
The course is well marked. If you are new to the area we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the course beforehand.
See course map Google Map.
and Park Trails Map
We recommend you carry a phone. Cell coverage is good.
George Peterka RD 501-282-8090, Park Ranger 501-620-6739 or 911.
This is a strenuous run on technical trails. Be sure you are properly trained. Carry plenty of water.
There will be 2 manned aid stations at roughly mile 6 (Blacksnake Rd.) and mile 12 (Stonebridge Rd). The aid stations will provice water, sports drink, sodas, and a variety of snacks. At roughly mile 15 the course passes behind a picnic area restroom. You can get extra water there.