Local Events

TGRC Holiday Hustle

Get on that holiday gear and prepare to spread some holiday cheer! It’s time for the Holiday Hustle this year! Runners, walkers, strollers, chairs… All are welcome here!
This 4-ish mile group run will begin in the west parking lot at Southside High School. We will run down Old Greenwood Road to Creekmore Park, run through the park and enjoy the holiday lights, and then back up Old Greenwood Road to Southside High School.
We will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies after the run!
PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ASKED TO HAVE A LIGHT. There are dark areas along the route. You may use a headlamp or small flashlight. Please wear high-visibility or reflective clothing, as we will be crossing a few busy intersections. Make sure motorists can see you!
Please call us at 479-434-3571 or contact us through Facebook with any questions!

Heart of Gold Classic 5K Run & Walk

This holiday run will be held at Ben Geren Park in Fort Smith on Saturday, December 4th at 8am. Start and Finish will be at the Ben Geren Community Safe Shelter. This run will benefit Project Compassion’s Hearts of Gold  Christmas gifts program for Nursing Home residents without friends and family. Medals for top 3 in each category. Register now for t-shirt, goodie bag, and gloves! Wear Santa Hats, Reindeer Antlers/Red Noses, Ugly sweaters, and Jingle Bells! 

This event is celebrating the life of Dr. Eric J. Stein. He adored his family. He was an outstanding optometrist who truly enjoyed treating his patients. He was a champion for the elderly, and for pets- especially dogs. He was an ambassador of cheer, humor, and encouragement everywhere he went, a courageous advocate for the less fortunate, a passionate Board member for Project Compassion, and a loyal, life-long friend to those lucky enough to know him. He also loved Hearts of Gold! Come out, have fun, and help us celebrate a life well lived. The Stein family is grateful for all who support this event in honor of Eric and ask everyone to remember residents in long term care at the holidays and everyday. 

Sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/FortSmith/HeartsofGoldClassic5KRunWalkProjectCompassion

Mercy Thanksgiving Day Turkey Run

The Mercy Thanksgiving Day Turkey Run will be held on Thursday, November 25th! Their will be a 5K and a 10K held at the Greg Smith Run Trail Downtown Fort Smith at the Riverfront from 8-10 am. To receive a shirt, you must be registered by Tuesday, November 16th. The packet pickup will be located at the Mercy Fitness Center on Wednesday, November 24th from 4:30-7pm.

  • Online registration closes on Thursday November 25th at 9am.
  • 5K Run will be $30
  • 10K Run will be $40

Sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/FortSmith/MercyTurkeyRun

Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Yule Run

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce will be holding the Yule Run on Saturday, December 11th! This race will hold a 5K at #2 W. Center Greenwood, AR 72936. No late entries will be accepted after 8:45 and the race will begin at 9:00am. A shirt will be given to the first 100 participants that sign up early. Early package pickup will be held at the Chamber Office, 16 Townsquare on Friday December 9th from 5-7pm.

  • Registration is $35.00
  • Early registration is $25 (by 5pm December 10th)

Sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/Greenwood/GreenwoodYuleRun

2021 Jim Rowland FCA River Valley Run

It’s not too late to sign up for the Jim Rowland FCA River Valley Run on November 6th, 2021! Their will be a 5K, 10K, and and a 1/2 Marathon held downtown at the Bakery District- 70 S 7th St, Fort Smith, AR 72901. The race will be from 8-12pm and the first 350 people to sign up will be guaranteed a t-shirt.

  • 1/2 Marathon Registration ($75.00)
  •  Virtual 1/2 Marathon Registration ($75.00)
  •  10K Registration ($40.00)
  •  Virtual 10k Registration ($40.00)
  •  5K Registration ($35.00)
  •  Virtual 5k Registration ($35.00)

Sign up here: https://fcarvr.regfox.com/2021-fca-river-valley-run

Community Costume Run

TGRC will be partnering up with Western Arkansas Runners this Halloween for our annual Costume Group Run on Tuesday, October 26 at 6:00pm. Run, walk, or lurch your way through whichever route or pace you wish. We will be giving a spooky treat to the person who has the best costume of the night! If you have any questions feel free to send us a message!

Survivors’ Challenge Run, Walk, & Triathlon

The 2021 Survivors’ Challenge 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Celebration Walk will be on Saturday, October 16th starting and finishing at the Reynolds Cancer Support House. The 2021 Survivors’ Challenge Triathlon will be on Sunday, October 17th at the Marvin Altman Fitness Center. The 5K on Saturday the 16th is not apart of the Triathlon. All of the Triathlon events will need to be completed at the Marvin Altman Fitness Center on October 17th.

If you would still like to participate in the event but don’t want to participate in-person, their is a virtual option. However, no awards will be given if choosing the virtual option since the event is mainly in-person. If you are within the first 400 registered participants you will receive a t-shirt and a swag bag!

T-Shirts: Cotton t-shirts included with the price of registration. No guarantee will be made on shirts for people who register after Friday, October 4th.

2021 is the 30th Anniversary for this exciting community event.   Proceeds from the Survivors’ Challenge events will ensure that the mission of the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House can continue.   For 43 years, the Support House has provided vital programs and services to cancer patients and their families in our community. 

Sign up for this event here: https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/FortSmith/SurvivorsChallenge2019

7th Annual Race for Recovery

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives.

The 2021 National Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” reminds people in recovery and those who support them that no one is alone in the journey through recovery.

Join Harbor House, Inc., the Region #5 Prevention Provider, in celebrating National Recovery Month with our 7th Annual Race for Recovery 5k and 1 mile fun run. The race will be on Saturday, September 18th at Ben Geren Park in Fort Smith. The race will kickoff at 8am and will have post-race activities! Music, children’s activities, community agency booths, and a bounce house will all be there!

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-for-recovery-tickets-157655721507

A Run of Remembrance

September 11th of 2001 is a day that changed America for all of us. A day that changed how we as Americans live our daily lives, even today 20 years later. However, the greatest impact of this day was one of loss and sacrifice. Join us on an evening run with the opportunity to reflect on those lives we lost on that tragic day. A Run of Remembrance will be just that, a 9.11k (with a 5k option) on the secluded streets of the Chaffee Crossing area. After the run enjoy a cold beverage and good socialization. The run will be held during the community event “We Remember: A 9/11 Commemoration”. Enjoy an evening full of community as we take time to remember what we have lost and how far we have come.

The race will begin at 7316 Buckhorn St. in Barling, AR 72923. The event will be from 5-8, and the race will kickoff at 6pm. Both the 9.11k and the 5k will be $30.

This event will include:

  • Booths featuring resources for military members and their families
  • Food vendors
  • Activities for children

Sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/Barling/ARunofRemembrance

Whitney’s Race

Whitney’s Race will be taking place on Saturday, October 23rd at 3pm located at 7500 Fort Chaffee Blvd. The race will have a 5/10K Run as well as a walk or crawl. Packet pickup will be on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22 from 4-6pm at Champion Cycling, located on 5500 Massard Ave. On the day of the race, packet pick up will be held at Fort Smith Brewing Company located on 7500 Fort Chaffee Blvd. from 12-2:30pm.

Sign up here:

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