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Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:00 a.m. All three runs will begin at 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at The Bakery on 7th in downtown Fort Smith, AR with a staggered start. There is parking adjacent to the registration area. You will receive another email in October with Race Day Instructions attached. Please let us know if you have any questions in the meantime.

Cost: (Early Bird prices until September 30)

Physical address: 
The Bakery District
70 S 7th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901

We are so grateful to the DoubleTree Fort Smith for partnering with us to provide a discounted rate for the night before the race (Friday, November 1) for out of town runners and friends of **$85.00**! To receive the discount, please book your room by the hotel's cut off date: OCTOBER 18, 2019.

You may book by phone at (479) 783-1000 - when booking, please reference Jim Rowland FCA River Valley Run. If booking by internet, please use the following link:

The new course is truly a "destination race" and we hope this partnership with the DoubleTree Fort Smith helps with affordability and convenience for our out of town runners and their friends and family members. It's at 700 Rogers Avenue, about a 3 minute walk from the start/finish line! Thank you again DoubleTree Fort Smith!!

Age Categories: 
8-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Given to male and female, each age group, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
1/2 Marathon participants will receive a finishers medal
All runners will receive a dry fit run shirt, as well as many other items in your runner's gift bag

Packet pick up:  
Friday,  November 1, 8:00 am-6:00 pm @ True Grit Running Company, 6808 Rogers Avenue, Suite B, Fort Smith, AR 72903. If you are coming from out of town, you can pick up your packet on Race Day.

Virtual 1/2 Marathon:
The official race day is November 2rd.Registration will be open through October 31st.
To maintain the spirit of traditional races, we believe a medal should be earned by finishing the race. We verify that by requiring that you report a finish time and route, either on our social media pages or via email. If you do not report a time, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A MEDAL. You have a one month grace period to report your time following the race. The last day to submit your time is December 2, 2019.

As far as we’re concerned, race day is as listed above and we anticipate that most people will race that day - BUT - the advantage of having a virtual race is you can do it when and where works best for you. So it’s up to you. Because we strive to honor the tradition of in-person races, you’ll receive messages as if that is race day for you, but just know that we’re okay with it if you need to do something different.

All Virtual 1/2 Marathon runners will receive a finishers medal when they submit their finish time and route. Please post your running route on our social media pages or via email.


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