The Bentonville Running Festival is estimated to attract 3,000 runners of all ages to participate, and it has been set for Saturday (April 5), according to a news release Tuesday.
It starts and ends in the Downtown Bentonville Square. There will be a half marathon, 5k and a youth fun run. The festivities begin at 7 a.m.
Prior to race day, the Bentonville Running Festival will host a Health and Wellness Expo for the general public. It will take place on Friday (April 4) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tiger Athletic Complex and Bentonville High School.
“Available from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., famed Olympian, Joan Benoit Samuelson, will meet and sign autographs for attendees. Samuelson is known as the first woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal in the marathon at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Benoit Samuelson still holds the fastest times for an American woman at the Chicago Marathon and the Olympic Marathon,” the news release states.
There is no admission cost to get into the expo.
Online registration closes at midnight on Tuesday (April 1), but runners can still register in person at the expo. Entry fees at the expo are $75 for the half marathon, $90 for the half marathon relay ($45 per person), $30 for the 5k, and $15 for the fun run.
More information for all these events can be found by clicking here.