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Posted on: March 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 2023 Destination Race - Run Bentonville Half Marathon

Bentonville, AR…The 2023 Run Bentonville Half Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, on the Bentonville Square. An estimated 3,000 participants will compete in the Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, and 5k race, presented by Walmart and Nestle. 

Always Growing. Still Running. Our city. Our race. From the historic downtown square, and the vibrant market district, to the beautiful rolling hills and trails of Northwest Arkansas – including the Razorback Greenway, the Run Bentonville Half Marathon is a perfect opportunity to experience all the magic the community has to offer.

The weekend kicks off with the Run Bentonville Health & Wellness Expo and packet pick up on Friday, March 31. Orgain is presenting sponsor of this event at The Record – 104 SW A Street. The Expo is open to runners and guests from 10:00am – 7:00pm. 

On Saturday, April 1, road closures will begin by 6:00am. This includes intersections on 2nd Street, Main Street, NE A Street, Central Avenue and J Street, McCollum Drive, John DeShields Boulevard, Martin Luther King Junior Parkway, 5th Street, SW A Street, Bella Vista Way, and one northbound lane on Walton Boulevard. Anyone traveling on these roads can expect a brief delay. Closures along the course will follow a rolling schedule as runners clear the streets impacted. The half marathon and relay, presented by Nestle and McLarty Daniel, start on Central Avenue next to the Benton County Courthouse. The 5k starts on Main Street at 3rd Street. All events finish in front of the historic Walton Five and Dime. 

The Bentonville Square serves as the official backdrop for the race celebration hosted by CEI, complete with festivities and fun for participants and spectators. Jenna and the Soul Shakers will provide music and entertainment.

With any specific questions about the race or expo, please contact Hannah Carter, Race Director, ( To learn more about Bentonville Parks and Recreation, visit us online at, or call 479.464.7275.



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