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CRC Firecracker Fun Run 5k & 1-Mile Sparkler

Sat June 29, 2024 Conway, AR 72034 US Directions


5k Fun Run/Walk

8:00AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT

5k Fun Run/Walk (12 and Under)

8:00AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT
Open to ages 12 and under.

CRC Firecracker Fun Run 1-Mile Sparkler (12 & Under)

8:00AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT
Open to ages 12 and under.


700 Salem Rd
Conway, AR US 72034


Come join CRC for a fun run on Saturday, June 29th at 8am at the back parking lot of the Conway Regional Fitness Center on Salem Road. We have a ~5k route (see link below) we will be doing as a group along the trail behind the fitness center. We are also going to do a 1-Mile Sparkler Run this year, so be sure to bring the entire family for a fun morning.

5k Route:


1) This is a “fun run.” It is not a timed event. We will, however, have refreshments and awards for those that register for the event on RunSignUp. All participants will receive a laser engraved wood finisher medal, but if you register after June 20th, you may have to PICK UP your medal AFTER the race. (Please note: we will not ship. You will have to pick up at a date/location TBD.) The first male and first female "winners" of the 5k will also a free CRC membership.

Registration is FREE to all Conway Running Club members, so be sure to become a member before registering! (See membership cost and perks below.) 12 and under, regardless of event, are also free. 100% Member discount will be automatically applied at checkout. YOU MUST USE SAME EMAIL TO REGISTER FOR RACE AS USED FOR CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

2) We will have a wave start with the 5k starting at 8am and the 1-mile starting ~5 minutes after. Please arrive early enough to check-in for the event (we will be giving you a wristband to denote which race you are running).

3) This is an OPEN course. The 1-mile course will be on the trail with a turnaround point halfway. We ask that you please try to run on the right side of the trail as to not impede those who are returning to the finish. While the majority of the 5k is along the trail, there is a small portion that goes into a neighborhood. It is your responsibility to obey all traffic laws and be aware of your surroundings. Please run opposing vehicular traffic whenever possible.

4) We will have the portion of the 5k course that goes into the neighborhood marked with some cones so you hopefully will know when to turn. Still, please check out the course map prior to the run if you can!

4) We are anticipating a nice turn out for this event, and we are excited! We hope you can make it and meet other runners/walkers!

5) While we love our four-legged friends, we ask that you abstain from bringing them to this event in case there are runners who are wary of dogs.

6) Strollers will be allowed, but we ask that you start at the back of the pack!

7) WARNING: There are no bathrooms readily available at the start/finish line of this event. There are bathrooms at the Fitness Center, which you will need to ask permission to use, and there are also bathrooms across the street at the McDonald's. There are also bathrooms along the 5k route: one bathroom roughly halfway at Gatling Park and a Port-a-Potty at the Veteran's Memorial Park.

An annual membership to the Conway R nning Club is only $15. That's only $5 more than the cost to register for this race, AND you get all of these perks:

  • 10% off at Sporty Runner (Conway, AR)
  • 10% off at Rock City Running (Little Rock, AR)
  • 10% off at Fleet Feet Little Rock (Little Rock, AR)
  • 10% off the CRC Merch store
  • - you get $20 toward any purchase of $35 or more EVERY 90 DAYS
  • Get 10% off at Running Warehouse using code
  • Get 25% Zealios products year-round using code
  • 10% off massage with Austin Reeves at Black Sand Massage
  • 20% off non-coaching services with Blue Rose Running Co. using code
  • Waived signup fees and discounted memberships at 10Fitness and Planet Fitness in Conway
  • Local race discounts! Be on the lookout for emails/notifications about discount codes you can use when registering for local races.

Become a member here! Then come back and register for the event FREE!


We will have the run as planned if it rains, but we will postpone the race for 30 minutes in case of lightning. If after 30 minutes the lightning has not subsided, we will have to cancel the event (but we will still pass out the medals to everyone who registered). There is a possibility that a large rainstorm prior to the event could block off access to the northern part of the trail (under the Prince Street bridge). In that case, we will have the 5k runners use the 1-mile turn around to make 3 down and back loops.


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