The Spa Running Festival presented by Window Mart - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1K Squirt Race
*Olympic Medalist and American Marathon Record Holder Kastor will be the official race starter for all the 3 races!
The Spa Running Festival is an event for everyone ..... kids, walkers, beginners to elite runners and those that like a challenge! This year will be the 37th running of the Spa 10K and it has been selected by the RRCA Grand Prix Series to be a State Championship Race. The 5K is fast and flat course and for both walkers and runners! The 1K Squirt Race is for kids 2 - 10 years of age. The challenging Half Marathon returns for the 4th year! It's a challenge but you get to run through the National Park and on both mountains, North Mountain AND West Mountain! Are You Up To The Summit 2 Summit Half Marathon Challenge?
The Festival has received 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 in Runner’s World Bucket List: 10 Races In or Near National Parks.
Benefits of the Spa Running Festival:
♦ Deena Kastor, Olympic Medalist & American Marathon Record Holder is our "Official Race Starter" & there will be a Meet & Greet after the race in the Post Race Finishing Area.
♦ Expo on Friday from 12:00 - 7:00 pm at Convention Center Grand Lobby
♦ RRCA State Region 10K Championship Race
♦ Long Sleeve Technical Shirt
♦ Non-Returnable Souvenir Timing Chips
♦ Finisher Medal for Summit 2 Summit Half Marathon
♦ Finisher Medal for 10K and 5K participants
♦ Fast and Flat Course for 5K
♦ Corral Starts
♦ Team Registration
♦ Finish Line Festival area includes Hot Soup, Pizza and Beer Tent
Come and enjoy the Expo on Friday at our new location in the Hot Springs Convention Center Grand Lobby; then after the race hang around to enjoy great food, the beer tent, picture taking, socializing and bragging rights that you conquered (BOTH) mountains.
Proceeds from the race benefits 3 great organizations: Friends of the Parks, Teen Challenge of Arkansas and the Spa Pacers Running Club - Buzz Wilson Scholarship Program.
The Spa Running Festival has a race for every family member so Come Run With Us through the National Park, Saturday, November 17th for the 37th running of this landmark event in beautiful, historic downtown Hot Springs!