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The Spa Running Festival

Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1K Squirt Race

November 18, 2017

The Spa Running Festival is an event that has a race for everyone ..... kids, walkers, beginners to elite runners and those that like a challenge!  

This year will be the 36th running of the Spa 10K and it has been selected by the Road Runners Club of America as the RRCA Southern Region 10K Championship Race.  

The 5K is for both walkers and runners!  

The 1K Squirt Race is for kids 2 - 10 years of age and so much fun to watch!

The challenging Half Marathon returns for the 3rd year! If you liked the challenge of the Spa 10K running over West Mountain, then you are going to like the Half Marathon because you get to run West Mountain and to the top of the Summit twice - thus the name Summit² Challenge!  Are You Up To The Challenge? 

The Festival is receiving national recognition in the running community. Runner’s World Magazine featured the Spa Running Festival in the November 2015 edition and the 10K received recognition as a Bucket List event in the Runner’s World “Top 10 Races In or Near a National Park.” 

Benefits of the Spa Running Festival:

♦ Long Sleeve Technical Shirt 

♦ Non-Returnable Souvenir Timing Chips 

♦ Finisher Medal for Summit² Challenge Half Marathon 

New Finisher Medal for 10K

♦ Corral Starts

♦ Team Registration 

♦ Finish Line Festival area includes Hot Soup, Pizza and Beer Tent

The Spa Running Festival has a race for every family member so Come Run With Us through the National Park, Saturday, November 18th for the 36th running of this landmark event in beautiful, historic downtown Hot Springs!

If you have questions, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cindy Baswell
Spa Running Festival
Race Director 



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