Batesville, AR US 72501
About the Race
When? June 8th, 2024. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 7:30 a.m. Race begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. followed by awards party.
Where? Batesville Community and Aquatics Center
Why? Each registration supports adults learning to read and write in your area. OFLP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving Independence, Sharp, Izard, Jackson, and Stone counties in North Central Arkansas. We teach adults to read, write, and do basic math, and/or to speak English. We also host special programs for families and community education throughout the year. Our family programs served 451 in 2022. All of our services are free and confidential. We rely on grants, donations, and fundraisers like this one to keep our doors open and our services available to all in need.
What to Expect
Our 2023 race will be at the Batesville Community and Aquatics Center. It will be all indoor. Kids will swim in the competition pool (floaties and life jackets allowed for younger children) then run down the hall to the walking track to finish the run portion. Each child will have an assigned volunteer following them through the race for safety and direction. Children may register for "run only" if they are uncomfortable swimming.
Register online or by phone ahead of time for the best deal on your race fee. Race packets containing t-shirts, race numbers, and waivers may be picked up on Monday May 15th at our office located at 184 N 5th St. in Batesville between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Otherwise, they will be available at the registration desk on the day of the race. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m. on the day of. Day of registration is $25 and ends at 7:30 a.m.
Participants will be divided into age groups and will go in the pool first. Floaties and life vests may be used by younger children in the pool. Racers will then put on their shoes and proceed down the hall to the walking track to complete the run portion. There will be activities planned for the children for after the race out on the party deck to keep the fun going until everyone finishes and awards are ready to be presented. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, medal, $5 voucher for aquatics park entry, and a goody bag from our sponsors. The outdoor water park does not open until 1 p.m. Children will not be allowed in the pool until then due to safety concerns. Please be sure your children do not leave the party deck during awards. They'll be awarded their voucher for entry during this time that they may use later in the day.
Run and Swim Distances By Age Group
Age 4-6: Pool Swim 25 yards, Run .25 mi
Age 7-9 : Pool Swim 50 Yards, Run .5 Mile
Age 10-12 : Pool Swim 100 Yards, Run .75 Mile
Age 13-18 : Pool Swim 150 Yards, Run 1 Mile
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