RACE INFORMATION

Summit² Challenge Information

Half Marathon - Summit² Challenge! Participants must maintain at least a 16:00 minute per mile pace to make the course deadline of 10:30 am. This event will have 400 maximum participants! You must be 13 years old to compete without an accompanying, participating adult.The route is the normal Spa 10K until the top of West Mountain, turn right at the Summit - go to top of the Summit, come back down Summit and West Mountain to Pecan Street, left on Flint, left on Quapaw, left on Fern, right on Pecan, travel back up West Mountain to the top of the Summit, back down Mountain and follow 10K route to finish. All participants will receive a finishing medal!

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SPA 10K Information

The Spa 10K is part of the Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Series and the course is USATF Certificate Code, #AR16025DP.The Race starts on Convention Blvd and takes you through beautiful downtown Hot Springs with its majestic bathhouse row complete with the spas and rich history. Next, the route takes you over West Mountain for 2 miles where the winding road meanders through mixed hardwoods. Down the other side, you are met with the eclectic homes of the Quapaw Historic District and then finish back on Convention Blvd.

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5k Run Information

The 5K route starts on Convention Boulevard, travels through the heart of downtown on Central Avenue to Whittington Park, and returns via Central Avenue to the finish line.

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5k Walk Information

We welcome all walkers to be a part of the 5K Race! Remember, if you register as a walker, you must walk the entire race. The 5K route starts on Convention Boulevard, travels through the heart of downtown on Central Avenue to Whittington Park, and returns via Central Ave. to the finish line.

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SPA Squirt Information

The Squirt Race is for kids 2-10 years of age with the following age categories: 2-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10.Each age group will start on Convention Blvd.(across from Embassy Suites in the lane next to the big parking lot) and run towards East Grand. Parents are allowed to run/walk with the younger kids.All kids will receive a finishing medal.

Contact Patty James - Squirt Race Director with questions: 501-282-2133

TEAM Registration

Looking to form a team to conquer any of the races this weekend?
Sign up and register today!!!

PACE FOR THE RACE - Training Clinic

Mid September - Mid November 19 at the Transportation Depot. 100 Broadway Terrace. Free 10-week training clinic to prepare participants for the Spa Running Festival.

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SPA RUNNING FESTIVAL

REGISTRATION PRICE INCREASES BY $5.00 AT MIDNIGHT 11/11/2017

ON-LINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT 11/15/2017

ON-SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE $40 FOR 5K, $45 FOR 10K AND $60 FOR THE HALF

The Spa Running Festival is an event that has a race for everyone including kids, walkers, beginners to elite runners and those that like a challenge! The Spa 10K continues to be our featured race as part of the Grand Prix Racing Series. The 5K is for both walkers and runners! The Squirt Race is for kids 2 - 10 years of age and is always so much fun to watch! This year, we are very pleased to again offer a Half Marathon course. If you liked the challenge of the Spa 10K running over West Mountain, then you are going to really like the Half Marathon because you get to run West Mountain and to the top of the Summit twice - hence the name Summit² Challenge! Are You Up To The Challenge? The maximum number of participants for the Half Marathon is 400. Don't think to long or you may miss out.  The Spa 10k is a nationally recognized event as featured in Runner's World Magazine Races & Places, November 2015 edition.   


VOLUNTEERS

There are multiple opportunities to volunteer. If you are interested, please contact Cindy Baswell - Spa Running Festival Race Director 501-276-8870