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Additional race information can be found at https://fortsmithmarathon.org/.
The start/finish will be on the beautiful University of Fort Smith campus. There will be plenty of parking available for racers and a nice shaded green for spectators to hang out at during the race.
This course is both scenic and challenging and includes historic downtown, beautiful neighborhoods, paved trails, and rolling terrain with a few significant climbs and descents as well. This is certainly a finisher’s medal you’ll be proud to earn! Marathon – $80 (Includes short sleeve t-shirt, timing chip/bib and race packet). Race date is Sunday, September 24, 2023 with race starting 7:00 am.
Starts along the marathon route, but turns off around mile 4.5 to go through several neighborhoods. The route meets up with the marathon route for a couple of miles before turning off again. The last few miles will be along the marathon route.
The Marathon course is broken into 4 relay legs. First leg is 6.5 miles long. Second leg is 6.2 miles. Third leg is 6.7 miles. Last leg is 6.8 miles. These distances are approximate and may change slightly as we work on the logistics of setting up relay stations.
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This link is for the proposed route for the marathon. The route still needs to be certified, so some changes may need to be made. The start/finish will be at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith campus.
This is the proposed route for the half marathon. The route still needs to be certified, so some changes may be made.
Relay stations (blue circle) are going to be located at First National Bank (Massard/Zero), Ben Geren Disk Golf Course Parking Lot, and at Shelter Insurance (Jenny Lind). Each relay station will have water and toilets. Shuttles will take you to the station before the start of the race and then bring you back to the start/finish. The shuttles will be working on a loop, so you may have to wait some.
Water stations (star) will be located approximately every 2-3 miles for the first 16 miles and then about every 1-1.5 miles. Water stations will have water and Gatorade.
Toilets (checks) will be located about every 3-4 miles.
Water Stations (star) - the water stops will be about every 2 miles. The half marathon route will have some water stations closer together due to overlap on the marathon route. The water stations will have water and Gatorade.
Toilets (check) - toilets will be located about every 4 miles.
This map shows where there is parking in comparison to the start/finish and the location of the fitness center for the VIP package.
The start/finish will be located on Kinkead Ave on the University of Arkansas Fort Smith campus.Open in External Application
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