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The Hero Half Marathon is a scenic, chip-timed, point-to-point race originating at beautiful Lake Fayetteville on Fayetteville’s north side. Racers will be shuttled to the race start before winding their way through the green heart of this charming college town on extensive multi-use trails that make up part of the Razorback Regional Greenway, a world-class trail system linking six communities. Racers will experience a safe, fun, well-marked, well-supported race that culminates with formidable Never Quit Hill. The race finishes at Fire Station One in historic downtown Fayetteville where participants will be greeted with a festival-like atmosphere that includes music, food trucks, a beer garden, local vendors, sponsor booths, and activities for children. The race coincides with Fire Safety Awareness Week and includes a 9/11 Memorial to commemorate the sacrifices made then and now by firefighters, law enforcement, and first responders. Proceeds support organizations that meet important community needs, celebrate an active lifestyle, and honor the heroes in our everyday lives.

Race Details

Sunday, October 15, 2016
Fayetteville, AR
8:00 AM

**New Starting Line**


We’re thrilled to add a new starting line to this scenic point-to-point race. The opening ceremony, race start, and a mid-course station will all take place at Fayetteville’s own Lokomotion Family Fun Park! 

Half Marathon Race Packet

  • Chip Timing
  • Tech tee
  • Backpack
  • Goodies and discounts

Half Marathon Pricing

Half Marathon: $65.00

1st price increase: $70.00 on August 15, 2017
2nd price increase: $75.00 on September 15, 2017

Sign up by Friday, September 15 @ 11:59 pm CST to guarantee a race t-shirt
Registration cutoff is Friday, October 13 @ 11:59 pm CST

Important Details

    • Post-race festivities will be held in the parking lot on the southwest corner of Dickson Street and West Avenue in historic downtown Fayetteville. Paid parking is available in the City of Fayetteville Parking Deck on Spring Street (one block east of the Finish Line Festival).
    • Register or purchase your tech tee by September 15, 2017, to guarantee a race t-shirt.
    • Additional shirts can be purchased during registration for $35.00.
    • If you are a professional firefighter running our race, be sure to register accordingly. Professional firefighters will get a specific race shirt.
    • If you do not wish to receive a race t-shirt and prefer that more of your entry fee is dedicated to the race beneficiaries, please choose “No Thanks” in the t-shirt size drop down list.
    • There are a few questions that must be answered to complete registration related to accommodations and dining. We are gathering this information for Experience Fayetteville/A&P Commission grant reporting purposes. Your responses are confidential and will not be used for any other purposes and will be discarded after report submission.

Race Day Itinerary

  • 5:30-7:00 am: Race day packet pickup (will be closing at 7:00 am sharp!)
  • 7:00 am: Shuttles begin to leave from the parking lot on the corner of Dickson Street and West Street
  • 7:45: Honor guard ceremony (Lokomotion Family Fun Park)
  • 8:00 am  Half marathon start time (Lokomotion Family Fun Park)
  • 9:00 am Finish Line Festival and Columbus House Brewery Beer Garden open
  • Until 1:00 pm: Post-race festivities and awards

Packet Pickup

Rush Running

Rush Running
– Fayetteville Location
1618 N. College Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Friday, 10/13: 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday, 10/14: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Race Features

  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Family Fire Safety Week
  • Local vendors and sponsor booths
  • Food trucks
  • Beer garden
  • Music and kids’ activities
  • Medals and giveaways


The race will begin near Lake Fayetteville at Lokomotion Family Fun Park. A shuttle service will be provided for all participants of the half marathon. The shuttle will leave from the parking lot at the corner of Dickson Street and West Avenue. Racers are also welcome to provide their own transport. Post-race festivities will also be held in the Dickson St./West Ave. parking lot in historic downtown Fayetteville. Paid parking is available in the City of Fayetteville Parking Deck on Spring Street (one block east of the Finish Line Festival).

Hero Half Marathon Course