Run for the Parks!

2017 RFTP 10

Event Information

Get out those running shoes and head to our beautiful green spaces to show appreciation for Fayetteville's parks & trails! This race has something for all runners with three NEW distance options: 5k, 10k, and 15k. 

When: Sunday, November 18, 2018 
Where: All races will utilize the backbone of our trail system (Clear Creek, Scull Creek, Frisco Trails) and finish in Walker Park.
15k Start: Lake Fayetteville (9:00am) 
10k Start: Carol VanScyoc Trailhead (Johnson) (9:30am)
5k Start: Wilson Park (10:00am)
Who: Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities
What: Run for the Parks is a chance for runners and walkers to show their support for the City of Fayetteville parks and trails! With several distance options and a festive finish area - we hope this race can find the runner hiding in everyone. Shuttles will be available at Walker Park (prior to the run) to take runners to each starting park.


2018 Run for the Parks results are courtesy of Race Wizard. 
2018 Run for the Parks highlight video courtesy of 1611' Photography
2018 Run for the Parks photos courtesy of 1611' Photography

Packet Pick Up

Runners and walkers can pick up their packets the day before the race, Saturday, November 17, from 4:00-6:00pm at the Academy Sports+Outdoors in Fayetteville (3864 N Steele Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72703). Those unable to pick up on Saturday will have the option to pick up on Sunday morning. Remaining packets will be available at the finish area (Walker Park - 10 W 15th St) on Sunday, November 18 from 7:30-9:30am. You must pick up your packet, which will include your race bib and timing chip, prior to heading to your race start location.

Course Details

Basic Route Maps for each course can be found here - there will be a water/aid station along the 15k and 10k course.
15k Course Map --- Lake Fayetteville Park located at 1153 E Lake Fayetteville Rd
10k Course Map --- Carol VanScyoc Trailhead is located at 6302 Wilkerson St
5k Course Map --- Wilson Park is located at 205 W Prospect St
Finish Area Map can be found here: Walker Park (pre-race shuttles, check-in, finish, and pancakes!) Walker Park is located at 10 W 15th St


There are shuttles available to take runners to the start of each race. Shuttles will load on 13th Street in Walker Park and depart for each starting park at the following times: 
8:15am - Depart to Lake Fayetteville (15k race)
9:00am - Depart to Johnson Trailhead (10k race)
9:30am - Depart to Wilson Park (5k race)


Prizes will be awarded to the Overall Male and Overall Female Finisher of each distance AND to the Top Male and Female Finisher of each age group for each distance. Age Groups: <10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+


If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities for you! Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and duties will vary from event set up, participant check in, water stations, course monitors, and more. Contact if interested. You can also find volunteer registration on


The Fayetteville Race Series would not be successful with out support from our event sponsors. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please refer to our Fayetteville Race Series Sponsorship Packet and contact Fayetteville Parks & Recreation. Thank you to those who have contributed!

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Results & Photos

2017 Results: Courtesy of Race Wizard: 2017 Race Results. GoPro Highlight reel 2017 RFTP Video and photos 2017 RFTP Photos
courtesy of Megan Sebeck Photography. 
2016 Results: 8.5 Mile Race Results - 
click here4.5 Mile Race Results - click here2.5 Mile Race Results - click hereEvent Photos (courtesy of Megan Sebeck) - click here.