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Run or skip, but hop to it to get registered

Subscriber onlyThe longest-listed event in the Road Runners Club of America's 20-race Arkansas Grand Prix Series (tied with Spa 10K) returns at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Continue reading...

Bike out, hike up, hike down, bike in ... sit down

Subscriber onlyThe Bike & Hike for ALS Arkansas begins at 7 a.m. Sunday at Rockwater Village, 1600 Rockwater Blvd. in North Little Rock -- beside the Arkansas River. Continue reading...

DeGray Lake region to flood with athletes

Subscriber onlyThe DeGray Lake Triathlon Fest will celebrate its 20th anniversary weekend this Friday through Sunday at the DeGray Lake Spillway Area, 420 Skyline Drive in Arkadelphia. Continue reading...

Eureka Springs is site of 3-day multisport festival

Subscriber onlyEureka Springs is the place to be this weekend for runners, riders and swimmers. All can compete in a multisport festival dubbed The Eurekan. Continue reading...

Batesville ground zero for White River Classic

Subscriber onlyThe White River 4-Mile Classic presented by the White River Roadrunners will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Batesville Municipal Building, 500 E. Main St., Batesville. Continue reading...

Dam Night Run offers downhill fun, nice views

Subscriber onlyThe Dam Night Run 5K will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday about 2 miles west of DeGray Lake Dam on Skyline Drive just outside Arkadelphia. Continue reading...

River City's programs to gain from 5K foot race

Subscriber onlyThe River City Run Walk 5K begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the Burns Park Soccer Complex in North Little Rock. Continue reading...

Wampoo Roadeo will roll out Saturday in Scott

Subscriber onlyThe ninth annual Wampoo Roadeo Metric Century Bike Ride will begin at 7:01 a.m. Saturday at All Souls Church, 4601 Walkers Corner Road in Scott. Continue reading...

Independence Day races, runs, walks cover state

Subscriber onlyWhy is today's column talking about the Fourth of July? There's another Monday yet to come before Independence Day. Technically, this column is a week early. Continue reading...

True Grit event offers riders, runners options

Subscriber onlyThe True Grit Ride and 5K events will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday at Chaffee Crossing, 7313 Terry St. in Fort Smith. Continue reading...

Plenty of sweat, fun afoot in Little Rock, NWA

Subscriber onlyGo! Running's Go! Mile race, the midpoint event in the 2017 Arkansas Grand Prix, unleashes its first heat at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Continue reading...

Ninth Grand Prix run will step off in Benton

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Runner 2 Mile -- ninth of the 20 footraces that make up the Arkansas Grand Prix -- begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday on a brand new course beginning at the Boys and Girls Club at Riverside Park, 1810 Citizens Drive, Benton. Continue reading...

Lizard Creek remembered, kids triathlon planned

Subscriber onlyOn May 20, I traveled to a farm in Judsonia to participate in the Lizard Creek five-mile obstacle course. It was one of those extremely rainy days that forces the average person to question his decision-making process. Continue reading...

Criterium Series opens for bicycle enthusiasts

Subscriber onlyThe Big Dam Bridge Criterium Series, presented by Central Arkansas Velo, opened Tuesday, but bike racers have 12 weeks to join in. The races will occur from 5 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday (except July 4) until Aug. 8. Continue reading...

Silent ride to remember bikers who have died

Subscriber onlyThe Ride of Silence has been an annual event for bicyclists since May 2003, when hundreds of riders gathered at White Rock Lake in Dallas to remember endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz, who died when he was hit by the mirror of a passing bus. Continue reading...