For Immediate Release
August 26, 2015
Contact: Tiffany Gaulke
Recreation Program ManagerParks and Recreation
Run for the Parks: A Park-to-Park Paved Trail Race in November
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Get out those running shoes and head on out to Fayetteville’s beautiful parks and trails! “Run for the Parks” is the last event of the 2015 inaugural “Fayetteville Race Series”. This paved-trail running event is a great way to show your appreciation for the City of Fayetteville’s parks and trails. “Run for the Parks” will take place on Sunday, November 22 and will feature three race distance options (8.5 miles, 4.5 miles, and 2.5 miles) each beginning in different trailside City park and all finishing at Walker Park.
“Run for the Parks” follows the Clear Creek, Scull Creek, and Frisco Trails that make up the Razorback Greenway. With several distance options and a festive post-race gathering at Walker Park, we hope this race can find the runner and walker hiding in everyone!
All races will finish at Walker Park and participants are encouraged to enjoy post-race activities set up throughout the park. Shuttles will be available before the race to take participants to the park in which their race starts. Starting times and locations are as follows: 8.5 Mile Long Course: starts at Lake Fayetteville (8:00 a.m.)
4.5 Mile Medium Course: starts at Gordon Long Park (8:30 a. m.) 2.5 Mile Short Course: starts at Wilson Park (9:00 a.m.)
Registration fees (before Oct 23):
8.5 mile Distance: $35 4.5 mile Distance: $25
2.5 mile Distance: $25 *Fees increase by $10 after October 23. The registration fee includes race timing, supported course, and a long sleeve t-shirt. Online registration is now open at www.onlinesignup.org/fayetteville.
Prizes and Age Groups:
Prizes will be awarded to the Overall Male and Overall Female finishers of each distance and to the top finishers of each age group (<15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, >70) for each distance.
Sponsors and Volunteers:Fayetteville Parks and Recreation would like to recognize our current sponsors of “Run for the Parks”, including Fleet Feet, Academy Sports+Outdoors, Adventure Subaru, Columbus House Brewing, A5 Images, B-Unlimited, and Ozark Regional Transit.
Several volunteer opportunities are available for this event. Please contact Parks and Recreation if interested in supporting “Run for the Parks”!
Find more information about “Run for the Parks” and the “Fayetteville Race Series” on the City’s website or call the Parks and Recreation office at 479-444-3471 or 479-444-3463.