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Will there be a health & fitness expo and packet pick-up?
The Jones Center for Families at 922 E. Emma Ave. All runners MUST come to the expo to pick up their packets. All members of the relay team do not have to come but at least two people should represent. There will be booths with lots of great merchandise, and other future events who really want to see your smiling face there. There will be late registration at the Expo from 12-7:00 pm, however there will be NO race day registration!
Will there be a gear check?
Yes. Leave at the Little Guys Movers truck near the starting line, beginning at 6:15 am. Use the Race bag they provide, attaching the gear-check tag from your bib number to the bag. Pick up bags at the back of Shiloh square beside the public restrooms.
Will the expo be taking late registrations?
Yes. The price will go up however and shirts are not guaranteed, so register online if you can, or print off the entry form and mail in. You can register for the Marathon, Half-marathon, Relay or 5K at the expo Friday.
Will I be allowed to change races at the Packet pick-up?
YES! However, a $10 change fee will be charged after March 20, unless you registered with one of the only $44 marathon entries, you will not be allowed to drop down to the half or defer, without paying the difference in price. No refunds will be given but if upgrading you may pay the difference between registration fees. No changes will be made on race day!
Will there be late packet pick-up?
Limited! You may pick up your packet Saturday 5:00-6:30 am in the covered area next to The Apollo on Emma, (adjacent to the starting line) However, we strongly request that you pick up your packet at the expo on Saturday, as these vendors have paid to come and showcase there products. If you are anywhere in the Northwest Arkansas region, within 30 miles of Springdale, please make arrangements early to come yourself and get it! If you are driving in the morning of and are in Fort Smith, Joplin, Tulsa, you may pick up the morning of.
Will there be an Early Start?
Yes, 6:15 am for Marathon only. You must register at the expo, and/or starting line. This start will be unsupported and you will need to navigate the first major intersections in cross walks, pushing traffic-stop buttons at lights.
Will there be a Pasta Dinner & Guest Speaker?
Yes! We will have a pasta dinner on Friday night from 5:30-8:00 PM at on the Arkansas Missouri Railroad train. Cost $10. (A link will be provided closer to the marathon dates).
$12 at the Expo Hogeye Retail booth, or $15 at the door. Space is limited!
There are many restaurants in Northwest Arkansas to choose from. See the links on the THE AREA page of the Hogeye website.
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, but must move vehicle before 12:30 PM. Please do not park on Emma Ave, unless it East of the Railroad tracks. Please park in the available lots. Relay runners are requested to park at the Jones Center South lot and take the Ozark Regional Transit buses to and from your relay spots. Thank you.
Will there be shuttles to and from the finish line?
Yes, shuttles will run from the Holiday Inn of Northwest Arkansas, Hampton Inn, Double Tree in Springdale, but not to hotels in other towns.
Where is a good spot for my family members to watch me on the course?
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 20 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 expo.
Will there be aid stations and nutrition on the course?
- Yes. Aid Stations will be approximately every mile, to 1.5 miles. All aid stations will have water & diluted Gatorade. Hogeye Cheer stations, bands and DJ’s will be located throughout the course to keep runners motivated with FUN. Clif Bloks will be available beginning at mile 9. If you are accustomed to other nutrition, please carry this with you.
- Light food and drinks will be served at the finish line in buffet style by volunteers; Tyson Foods will be cooking grilled chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers, for a more substantial protein, and Sara Lee Muffins. Hiland Dairy will provide chocolate milk. Please wear your bib, or volunteer shirt, as this will be provided for runners and volunteers only. Runners should exchange tear tag on bib reading FOOD, for Tyson grilled protein.
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.
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- strollers permitted as long as you start at the back of the pack. NO DOGS ALLOWED anywhere on the course!
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 race photos are provided to runners FREE by Hogeye Sponsor- Quadrivium
Will there be an awards ceremony?
Yes. Each race will have a short awards ceremony where overall winners are recognized. There will be an awards tent at the Shiloh Square on Emma Ave.. Other runners may pick up your awards with race bib, as soon as results become available. Awards are given to the top 3 finishers of each race, and the top 3 masters overall winners for the marathon and half marathon, and the 5K. Age Group awards will be given in all races except the relay, in 5-year increments. Relay awards are given for the top 3 Teams in Male, Female, and Co-Ed Divisions.
Will finisher's medals be given?
Yes. Finisher medals will be given to all marathon, half marathon, 5K and relay finishers. Special gifts will be given to marathon and half marathon finishers.
What are the future dates for the Hogeye Marathon & Relays
2020- Mar. 27-28 Springdale
2021- March 26-27
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