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

NO EXPO THIS YEAR!  THERE WILL BE MASSAGE OFFERED AFTER THE EVENTS AT SHILOH SQUARE.

Will there be a gear check?

NO GEAR CHECK THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID-19 POLICIES

Will the expo be taking late registrations?

THERE WILL BE NO EXPO THIS YEAR.  There will be later online registration this year, until Thursday, April 22 at 12:00 pm. The price will go up however and shirts are not guaranteed, so register early if you can,  You can only register online this year, so if you wait until Thursday, after Noon or Friday, you must do so on your own device, (computer, smart phone or tablet).  You may WALK UP AND COMPLETE A REGISTRATION AT THE PACKET PICK-UP but it will be a slightly different registration site, (which will be posted on our social media & at Shiloh Square) and you must pay with your credit card! 

THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION OR RACE DAY PACKET PICKET UP!

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

NO!  THIS MUST BE DONE IN ADVANCE BEFORE THURSDAY, APRIL 22! NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE.

Will there be late packet pick-up?

NO! You may NOT pick up your packet ON Saturday! 

There will be two days in which you may pick up your packet- Thursday, April 22, 3-7 pm or Friday April 23, 11:00 am- 7 pm at Shiloh Square in Springdale, Emma Ave. If you are arriving by plane and the flight is delayed until after the cutoff please let us know by email at rd@hogeyemarathon.com.

Will there be an Early Start?

No! However the marathon will start earlier this year in waves beginning at 6:30 am.  The Half Marathon will start at 7:00 am in waves.  If you are running the relay you will need to start with the marathon group, unless you are also running the half marathon, which you may choose to begin with the marathon runners.

Will there be a Pasta Dinner & Guest Speaker?

not this year

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?

Not this year!  Please use your own ride sharing arrangements. Keep in mind, most will require masking in the vehicles.

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 chidren 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 limited this year due to COVID-19 policies.  Clif Bloks will be available beginning at mile 9. If you are accustomed to other nutrition, please carry this with you. Gatorade will provide individual powder packets for each runner in  their packets. Arvest will provide collapsing bottles for marathon and half marathon runners to carry along the courses. Please plan to wear your mask at after finishing. You may finish & have your picture taken after finishing but will need to put one on to move through the finisher medal & shirt pick up.
  • Light food and drinks will be served at the finish line in a socially distanced manner by volunteers;  Hiland Dairy will provide chocolate milk.  Please wear your bib, or volunteer shirt, as this will be provided for runners and volunteers only.  Restaurant options are available Downtown for lunch. The Odd Soul, Big Sexy, Taco Tico
  • Please move through the finish line area after retrieving your finishers medal, (not put on your neck but should be picked up), food bag, drinks. Family members will not be allowed in the fenced off finish area, and all spectators should please attempt to social distance & wear masks!
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 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! 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 race photos are provided to runners FREE by Hogeye Sponsor- Quadrivium

Will there be an awards ceremony?

Not this year.  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.

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.

What are the future dates for the Hogeye Marathon & Relays

2021-April 24-25

2022- April 9

2023- April 15

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