Will there be a health & fitness expo and packet pick-up?

TBA, on Friday, April 14 from 12-7:00

Will the expo be taking late registrations?

Yes, registrations will be taken in person on Friday at Packet Pick up. Runners should not expect to receive all of the exact sizing or race swag if waiting to register. If available it will be provided. There will NOT be registration on the morning of the events.

Will there be a gear check?

Yes, there will be gear check for Saturday’s races only.

Will I be allowed to change races at the Packet pick-up?

Yes, but you may not receive the size of shirt you want.

Will there be late packet pick-up?

You may attend and pick up your packet which includes your race number (bib), timing device (on back of the bib) and race shirt at the Hogeye Runners Expo on Friday, April 8 at the Jones Center for Families at 922 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764, 12-7:00 PM. There will be very limited packet pick-up on Saturday morning before the race at Shiloh Square, beside Phat Tire Bike Shop 5:45-6:45 am. Note there will be gear check also on Saturday only. The starting line is not the same as the finish line and you must cross the starting line mat in order to receive a time for the race in which you are entered.

There will also be a limited packet pick up for Sunday’s events (5K, 10K & Kids Sunday FUNDay) on Saturday at Shiloh Square 12-2:30 pm. If possible, please try to come to the expo.

Will there be an Early Start?

Yes, the marathon will have one & only one early start at 6:15 am. This is used ONLY for runners who need extra time to finish and SHOULD not be used if you can finish in 7 hours.

Where should I park for the race?

There are many lots in downtown Springdale, including the Community Clinic lots, The Jones Center has much parking! First Methodist Church lots, Tyson Foods lot (off Meadow, street blocked for entry exit) and behind First Security Bank.  Luther George Park.  Please do not park on Emma Ave, unless it is East of the Railroad tracks.  Please park in the available lots. Relay runners should park at the Arts Center of the Ozarks for the start of the race.

Will there be shuttles to and from the finish line?


Where is a good spot for my family members to watch me on the course?

There are several places:  The marathon course will go past 5 Springdale Parks, Lake Fayetteville Northside Park, and go through Arvest Ballpark, as well as many churches and schools. We ask they all use appropriate social distancing and wear masks when in close proximity of a group of people. Do not park as to block or hinder the course. Please keep in mind the streets & trails are active, so do not go out into the course, or allow children to do so, thinking traffic is blocked.

Marathon & Relays Map

Half Marathon Map

5K Map

Will there be Medical Personnel?

Yes.  There will be medical personnel at the relay exchange points, and the finish line.  There will be bicycle EMT’s traveling the course as well.  There will be over 15 aid stations where medical personnel can be summoned.

If you have any serious allergies, (e.g. bee stings), or have medical conditions which could affect your treatment from medical personnel, you should carry this information with you during the race.  You should also print any allergies or health conditions on the back of your race number with a permanent marker.  These will be available at packet pick-up.  Everyone should print their emergency contact person’s name and number on the back of their race bib in the upper corner, above the timing device.  Emergencies can occur!

Will there be chip timing?

Yes!  Your timing device will be attached to the back of your bib, unless you are running the 4-Person Relay.  relay runners must exchange an ankle timing device to be picked up at the packet pick-up.

Will there be aid stations and nutrition on the course?
  • Yes.  Aid Stations will be approximately 1.5 to 2 miles.  Aid stations will have water & diluted Gatorade.  Hogeye Cheer stations and DJ’s will be throughout the course. Clif Bloks will be available at mile 8.5. If you are accustomed to other nutrition, please carry this with you. Gatorade will provide individual powder packets for runners to pick up at the expo.
Will there be portable potties on the course?

Yes.  Portable Toilets will be at the start and at convenient places along the course, including relay exchanges. There are also bathrooms at some City parks, such as Lake Fayetteville, and JB Hunt Park. There are indoor flush toilets at Turnbow Park behind Shiloh Square, adjacent to the finish line.

Will There be Pacers?

Yes, Pacers will be helping get you to your goal in the Marathon & Half Marathon, sponsored by Lewis Automotive.

Will headphones/ear buds, dogs, or strollers be allowed on the course?

Using headphones, or double earbuds is discouraged!  If a runner chooses to use them, please use only one side so you will be aware of traffic.  The course is closed but is on City Streets.  Absolutely No baby strollers or dogs are allowed on the marathon, relay or half marathon courses!  5K/10K- strollers permitted as long as you start at the back of the pack.  NO DOGS ALLOWED anywhere on the course! 5K/10K will be on the Razorback Greenway trail, out & back, so please make sure to watch for other runners in both directions.

Will there be course photos?

Yes. Pictures will be taken throughout the course, at the finish line, awards.  A link will be provided following the race.

The digital race photos are provided to runners FREE by Hogeye Sponsor- Quadrivium

Will there be an awards ceremony?

Yes, at Shiloh Square, after each event.  Overall Winners will be announced. Finishers will be able to view their time and place finish by video board at Shiloh Square and pick up their award there. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE WITHOUT CHECKING ON WHETHER YOU PLACED. WE DO NOT WANT TO MAIL AWARDS AND WILL NOT DO SO, SINCE IT TAKES FUNDS AWAY FROM THE CHARITIES THE HOGEYE SUPPORTS. Every year, people say “I didn’t think I would place in my age group, but I did. Can you mail my award to me?”

Will finisher's medals be given?

Yes.  Finisher medals will be given to all marathon, half marathon, 5K/10 and relay finishers.  Special gifts will be given to marathon and half marathon finishers.

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