White River 4-Mile Classic

Sat October 26, 2019 Batesville, AR US 72501 Directions


$20 8:00AM CDT Price increases after October 7, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT
Main Street Between 9th and 10th Street
Batesville, AR US 72501

The 41st Annual White River 4-Mile Classic Road Race.


This year there will be a $400 prize for breaking the course record. The male breaking the male record and a female breaking the female record. See below for the current record.

Event Details:

The race is under the direction of the White River Roadrunners, a running club to serve the runners of North Arkansas. Information on how to become a member of the club can be found at the registration table on race day.

The race begins on Main Street, between 9th and 10th Streets, and is downhill for about seven blocks. Runners will then make a right turn on Bayou Street and continue downhill while crossing the Golden Overpass. The route continues on Bayou Street with a couple of small, rolling hills until just past the one-mile mark. 
Soon after passing this mark, runners will begin a gradual climb of approximately six-tenths of a mile up North Heights Street, followed by a right turn on Craig Street and a quick descent for about two-tenths of a mile. The course then turns right on Hill Street, where runners will soon pass the half-way point.
The route continues on Hill Street for a relatively flat four-tenths of a mile before turning left on Carter Street, just past West Elementary School. From Carter Street, runners will make a right turn onto Charles Street, which loops back around to Bayou Street. After making a left turn on Bayou Street, runners will soon begin a steep climb to go back across the Golden Overpass and finish the third mile. 
Just after the three-mile mark, the course makes a left turn onto Water Street and begins a gradual increase in elevation for approximately one-half of a mile. Runners will then make a right turn onto 10th Street for a quick climb before making a final right onto Main Street for a fast five blocks downhill to the finish.

There will be no early start.

Early packet pickup will be held on Friday October 25 from 10-6pm located at Natural State Running 148 E Main St. Batesville 

Race Day packet pickup will be held at the Batesville Municipal Building starting at 630-730am on Saturday morning. Day of race registrations will be available until 730am. Please make plans to attend early. 

Shirt sizes are not guaranteed if registered after 10-13-19 but will be handed out while supplies last.

Race Contact Info

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Please order size accordingly.

Shirt sizes are not guaranteed after 10-13-19, but will be handed out while supplies last



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.