Arkansas Marathon

Arkansas Marathon

Oct 12, 2024

Race Distance



Course Type

Out & Back

Event Details

Welcome to the 56th Annual Arkansas Marathon, Half-Marathon, Booneville 10K Run & 5K Walk/Run.

The Arkansas Marathon is one of the oldest and most unique marathons in the South.  The race is not crowded, parking is easy and the scenery is great, in fact, you may find yourself sharing the road with deer, turkey, squirrels, and an odd rabbit or two.  The road course places you with the view of Mt. Magazine, the tallest mountain in 11 states along the boundary between the Ozark National Forest and the Ouachita National Forest.  Our route is unique as all four races are out and back.  No riding a bus, no waiting in line, just a great day to run.  We invite you to come enjoy a great run in a unique Marathon.  We look forward to seeing you in South Logan County!

All races start at 7:00 am!

During your run, Large Feather Flags will be on the route to let you know when to turn around.  They all will have your race and say, for example "5K Turnaround".

NOTE:  This is an open course so please run against traffic.

There are Restrooms at the Registration Building and along the route.

Aid Stations and Porta Potty Locations:

Start/Finish Line -- Cheering Area and Porta Potty

Mile 1.5 Aid Station / 5K Turnaround

Mile 2.5/25ish Aid Station and Porta Potty

Mile 3 Aid Station / 10K Turnaround

Mile 4 Aid Station/Logan Hall Rd

Mile 5 Aid Station

Mile 6.25ish Aid Station and Porta Potty/Longridge Church Half Marathon Turnaround area

Mile 8.5/17ish Aid Station and Porta Potty Bottom of Walker Mountain

Mile 9 Top of Walker Mountain

Mile 10/16ish Aid Station and Porta Potty Lone Church

Mile 11 Aid Station C Bar C Road

Mile 13 Aid Station and Porta Potty Crazy Duck Crossing Full Marathon Turnaround

We do have a traveling aid station if you are unable to finish the race or need medical attention.  The vehicle will have water, fruit, etc. for you if required.

Showers located at the First Baptist Church you are more than welcome to use them.  Ladies and gentlemen will have towels and some toiletries there at the church.  We do have separate showers for the men and women.

Places to stay in Booneville and the surrounding area:

Countryside Inn 1600 E Main St. Booneville AR  72927  479-675-4900

The Lodge at Mount Magazine 16878 N Highway 309 577 Paris AR 72855

Paris Inn 2010 E. Walnut St Paris AR  72855 479-963-2400

Rosebriar Inn Bed and Bath 313 E Walnut Street Paris AR  72855 479-264-7558

Paris Bed & Bath 114 West Sort Mountain St Paris AR  72855 936-443-5211

During the race, we have our October Daze Fall Festival.  Your family and friends will have something to do during your run.  They can shop and have some festival food.

This year the marathon will feature a post-run relaxation area at the finish line where runners can bring their race number and ID and enjoy free beer and pizza.

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Arkansas Marathon

Booneville, AR, USA

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