Sat September 10, 2022 El Dorado, AR 71730 US Directions
Countdown to Race Day

5k run

$25 7:30AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT Price increases after August 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT

5k walker

$25 7:30AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT Price increases after August 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
SouthArk Outdoor Expo Hero 5k & Walk
El Dorado Conference Center
300 South West Avenue
El Dorado, AR US 71730

SouthArk Outdoor Expo Hero 5k Run/Walk Run for the Heroes

Real heroes, ordinary people, extraordinary courage. All gave some…some gave all.

The SouthArk Outdoor Expo will once again host the Hero 5k Run/Walk.  Runners and walkers of all ages, abilities, and experience levels are encouraged to come out and participate in a supportive and fun 5K event that honors our military and first responders.

This race is in honor of our local courageous heroes - military personnel, and first responders. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the sacrifices made daily by these heroes and to unite in their honor.  The community is invited to honor our hometown heroes and those who have served in the military while paying tribute to the heroes of today working on our frontlines.

The Hero 5k Ran/Walk grew in memory of Major Ronald Wayne Culver, who died in Iraq on May 24th, 2010. Major Culver served multiple combat deployments throughout his military career and served on countless programs and organizations in our local community. He was a true American hero was courageously sacrificed his life for our country.

It is an honor for us to recognize the courageous spirit of firefighters, military, law enforcement, and healthcare in preserving our country’s freedom.


Date - Saturday, September 10, 2022

Location – South Arkansas Community College – El Dorado Conference and Student Center
El Dorado, Arkansas



Packet Pickup:

Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Day Prior to Race Day
• Packet Pickup – El Dorado Conference Center, Enter West Foyer at 300 South West Ave., in front of Murphy Hall

Saturday, September 10, 2022 – Race Day
• 6:15-7:15 a.m. Race day registration and packet will be available @ start location
• 7:30 a.m. Start time @ the corner of E. Cedar St. and S. Jefferson Ave.
• 8:30 a.m. Award Ceremony @ the Main Stage


• Pre-registration by Wednesday, August 31, is $25, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Registration after Wednesday, August 31, is $30.
• Runner Divisions: 70+,60-69, 55-59, 50-54, 45-49, 40-44, 35-39, 30-34, 25-29, 20-24, 15-19, 10-14, 0-9

We now have a Walker's Division!

All walkers, regardless of age and gender, are considered one division.



• Must register by Friday, September 2, to guarantee a race shirt.

Sizes Available: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL


• Start at Corner of E. Cedar St. and S. Jefferson Ave. – Proceed North on S. Jefferson Ave. – Turn left onto Griffith St. – Turn left onto Mall parking lot/access road – Turn left onto E. 13th St. – Turn right onto N. Jefferson Ave. – Finish at E. Cedar St. and S. Jefferson Ave.


• $100 cash prize and award to first place overall male and female
• First place overall male and female will not receive age division awards
• Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age and gender division

Door Prizes  
• Door prizes will be given away at the award ceremony. Must be present to win.

Inclement Weather Policy  
The race will go on regardless of precipitation. In the event that weather conditions present an imminent danger to participants, the race will be canceled. No refunds will be given.

• Due to reasons beyond our control, it may become necessary to change some of the event locations, start times, etc. Please visit the race website periodically to check for any updates: or

For more information, contact the SouthArk Foundation office at or 870.864.7130 


Printable entry form

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Race Contact Info

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Parking Map

We are excited to offer special parking for our Hero 5K runners. Hero 5K Runners’ Parking can be found at the corner of East Locust 
and South Hill Street (in the parking area near the MAD Amphitheater) indicated by yellow below. Runners may also park on W Block 
St. adjacent to the SouthArk Community College Library and in the Health Science Center parking lot at Wesson and Summit.

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