100 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72901
The Fort Smith Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relays has been a huge success as we come off of our 5th year, but it’s time to start planning and preparing for the 2020 Race! We hope to see you on Sunday, October 18th, 2020.
Fort Smith Marathon (26.2 Miles)
This USATF-certified course is both scenic and challenging and includes historic downtown, beautiful neighborhoods, paved trails, and rolling terrain with a few significant climbs and descents as well. This is certainly a finisher’s medal you’ll be proud to earn!
Race starts at 8:00 AM on Sunday, October 18, 2020.
Price: $80 before September 18; $100 after September 18; $125 Day of Race (if available).
Half-Marathon (13.1 Miles)
Includes a gentle climb throughout much of the first half in addition to one steep hill around mile 4. The back half is a fantastic descent over much of the trip back down to the finish!
Race starts at 8:00 am on Sunday, October 18th, 2020.
Price: $60 before September 18; $75 after September 18; $95 Day of Race (if available).
The Marathon course is broken into 4 relay legs varying from around 5.5 miles to 7.5 miles. Each leg includes both challenging and easy terrain, as well as plenty of points of interest.
Leg #1 includes beautiful historic downtown, the grand homes of Free Ferry, St. Scholastica Monastery, and views of Hardscrabble Country Club.
Leg #2 picks up at Hardscrabble and continues down Cliff Drive with beautiful homes and the valley and mountains to the south, makes an impressive climb to the St. Francis/Miletree neighborhood with incredible estates and views of the river and mountains to the north, drops down a significant hill onto Massard before picking up the Massard Trail.
Leg #3 highlights several miles of secluded wooded trails at Chaffee Crossing and Ben Geren Regional Park, a WWII-era ridgetop amphitheater, and Ben Geren Golf Course.
Leg #4 takes you right past the end of the FS Regional Airport runway before making the final climb and ultimately a 5-mile gentle downhill cruise to the finish.
* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.