Bentonville, AR…The Run Bentonville Half Marathon, presented by The Walmart Museum, takes place April 7, 2018. This event continues to be Northwest Arkansas’ Premiere Running Event. In 2017, the event surpassed over 3,000 participants. Races include a half marathon, half marathon relay, and 5k.
The Health & Wellness Expo, presented by Aquaphor, will take place on Friday, April 6. Along with packet pick-up for our races, the expo will feature several vendors in the health and wellness space. The Expo will take place at the Tiger Athletic Complex, located at 1702 SE J St. from 10:00 am-7:00 pm. This event is open to the public.
The Run Bentonville Half Marathon, Relay, and 5k will begin at 7:00 am on Saturday, April 7. Road closures include 2nd St, NE A St., and a section of the northbound lane on Walton and will begin around 6:30 am. Those traveling on these roads can expect a slight delay. Other road closures along the course will be on a rolling schedule and can be expected to be reopened as soon as runners are clear. The half marathon will start on Central Ave, right off the Bentonville Downtown Square. The 5k will begin on Main St. All races finish on the Downtown Square in front of the historic Walton Five and Dime.
As runners make their 13.1-mile trek around Bentonville, the Downtown Square will begin the celebration with concessions and fun for family members and spectators to partake in. The celebration will also include live music and festivities.
For more information or to register, please visit www.runbentonville.com or call the Bentonville Parks and Recreation Department at 479-464-7275.