The Hero Half Marathon is a scenic, chip-timed, point-to-point race starting at Lokomotion Family Fun Park before jumping onto the trail system at Lake Fayetteville. 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, paved trails that make up part of Razorback Regional Greenway, a world-class trail system linking six communities. Racers will experience a safe, fun, well-marked, well-supported race. The race finishes on Dickson St. in historic downtown Fayetteville where participants will be greeted with a Finish Line Festival 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.

Hero Half Marathon Course

Start Line: Lokomotion Family Fun Park, 4520 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703
Finish Line: Walton Arts Center parking lot, 495 W. Dickson St. Fayetteville, AR 72701

Description of Hero Half Marathon Course:

  • – Start at Lokomotion Family Fun Park
  • – Run NORTH on the frontage road toward Lewis & Clark Outfitters
  • – Curve to the RIGHT/EAST and join the Lake Fayetteville Trail (at the Mustache aid station) heading COUNTER CLOCKWISE
  • – At the Clear Creek Trail intersection (the first time), stay to the LEFT to continue on the Lake Fayetteville Trail
  • – At Veterans Memorial Park, turn to the RIGHT/SOUTH and take the trail toward Zion Rd.
  • – At Zion Rd., turn LEFT/EAST onto the sidewalk
  • – At Vantage, turn LEFT/EAST onto the street
  • – Before you hit Veterans Memorial Park, take a RIGHT to get back on the Lake Fayetteville Trail
  • – Continue COUNTER CLOCKWISE all the way around the Lake Fayetteville Trail
  • – At the Clear Creek Trail intersection (the second time), turn to the RIGHT to head WEST
  • – RELAY EXCHANGE @ MILE 6.75 as you reapproach Lokomotion from the trailside
  • – Continue on Clear Creek Trail heading WEST
  • – At the Johnson intersection (a little after Mile 8), turn LEFT/SOUTH to get on Scull Creek Trail
  • – TUNNEL ALERT: at about Mile 9.5 you will enter the Fullbright Expressway Tunnel (continue following the trail)
  • – For Miles 10 – 12, continue SOUTH on Scull Creek Trail (Please note: if you’ve run the race before, there is NO LONGER an out and back at Meadow Valley – do NOT turn right after Agri Park. Hooray!)
  • – About Mile 12.5 (at the lululemon station): Scull Creek loops under the train tracks and becomes Frisco Trail for the final stretch
  • – Cross Dickson Street and head into the Finish Line Festival for the last .1 mile
  • – Ta-da!


(Please note this map features the 2018 Aid Station Sponsors, which may change in 2019)

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