Heat is on 8K

Sat July 13, 2019 Batesville, AR US 72501 Directions


7:00PM CDT - 10:30PM CDT
1420 South 20th Street
Batesville, AR US 72501

Get ready for a hot yet fun race.

The Heat is on 8K is put on by the White River RoadRunners to support the running community in Independence County  and surrounding areas. Examples are Women’s Run/Walk Clinic, Youth XC summer clinic in June at Lyon College, as well as local high school  XC/Track meets.

The 8K course is a road/trail course. The trail section is about 1.2 miles long, and is mainly gravel. The trail is NOT single track. The race will start and finish at the Batesville Aquatic Center. The race will be chip timed by Macs Race Timing.

Pre-Registered participants will be guaranteed a Tultex Race Shirt up until July 8th. Participants after that will just have to cross their fingers and hope we have enough extras.

ALL race participants get into the private swim party at the water park following the finish of the race. Swim party will also include a live band. Any family members that DO NOT run can participate in the after race festivities for $2. This can be done at the race on race day.

There will be indoor bathrooms and shower facilities available. 

Race Contact Info

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Use the race name "The Heat is On 8k" for hotel discounts at all hotels in Batesville.

Adverse Weather Cancellation and Refund Policy

We expect our events to happen rain or shine. No one, including the Race Director, wants to make changes to an event on race day. However, the safety of our participants is of paramount concern. In the event of adverse weather conditions, the Race Director, in communication with the local law enforcement and the city, may delay the event, cancel the event, or make changes to the race course.

The event may be delayed or canceled due to Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm, Heavy Rain, or any other extreme weather condition. Light to moderate rain is not considered an Adverse Weather Condition.

If the event is canceled more than 12 hours before the event, we will notify participants via the race website, email and social media. If the event is canceled less than 12 hours before the event we will notify participants via the race website and social media. Participants will be notified via email where they can pick up their race packets if they have not already done so.

Refunds are not issued for events canceled for Adverse Weather Conditions as the funds for the event have already been spent in preparation for race day.


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