Sat November 11, 2023 Hot Springs, AR 71901 US
Come run with us through beautiful Hot Springs National Park and historic downtown Hot Springs! #sparunningfest


RRCA State Championship Race 2023

Summit2Summit Half Marathon

7:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST
Arkansas Grand Prix Race!

Spa 10K

7:45AM CST - 9:45AM CST
Fast and Flat Course!

5K Run/Walk

8:00AM CST - 9:00AM CST
Ages 2 - 10

Spa Squirt Race

11:00AM CST - 11:30AM CST
Open to ages 2 - 10.


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


134 Convention Boulevard
Hot Springs, AR US 71901


The Spa Running Festival presented by Window Mart - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1K Squirt Race

Come Run With Us, November 11th, through beautiful Hot Springs National Park!   The Spa Running Festival is an event for everyone .... kids, walkers, beginners to elite runners and those that like a challenge!  The Squirt Race is for kids 2 - 10 years of age. The 5K is a fast and flat course and for both walkers and runners!  The 10K, now celebrating its 42nd year, and runners enjoy the beauty of running West Mountain. This will be the 8th running of the Summit2Summit Half Marathon. Do you like a challenge - well you get to -  the course takes you through the scenic National Park going summit to summit on Hot Springs Mountain/North Mountain AND West Mountain! 

Benefits of the Spa Running Festival:
♦The beauty of Historic Downtown and Bathhouse Row
♦ Running through Hot Springs National Park 
♦ Expo on Friday 
♦ A great Long Sleeve Technical Shirt 
♦ An awesome Medal for All Participants (5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Squirt Race) 
♦ Fast and Flat Course for 5K
♦ Corral Start's for 5K and 10K
♦ Team Registration 
♦ Finish Line Festival area includes Grilled Burgers, Hot Soup, Pizza, Snacks and Beer Tent

Come enjoy the Expo on Friday at the Hot Springs Convention Center. We partner with our friends from the Gudrun Northwoods Mountain Bike Festival that happens that weekend so lots of fun things to see.  Then, after the race, hang around to enjoy great food, the beer tent, picture taking, socializing and bragging rights that you conquered (BOTH) mountains.   

Proceeds from the 2023 race will benefits these 5 non-profit organizations:  Friends of the Parks, Arkansas Spa Pacers Buzz Wilson Scholarship Program, Samaritan Ministries of Hot Springs, Inc., Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic (CCMC), and the Warming Shelter.

The Spa Running Festival has a race for every family member so Come Run With Us through Hot Springs National Park, Saturday, November 11th, a landmark event in beautiful, historic downtown Hot Springs!

Race Contact Info

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Race Information

Race Information:
Start times:  All races start and finish on Convention Blvd. in front of Embassy Suites (Embassy’s address is 400 Convention Blvd.) and are run on paved roads.
The Half Marathon starts at 7:00 am (about 500 Ft. further down Convention Blvd); the Spa 10K  at 7:45 am and the 5K Run/Walk at 8:00 am. The Squirt Race starts at 11:00 am - also on Convention Blvd under the Main Finish line area.  
Course Safety: While for safety reasons we discourage the use of earbuds and headphones, we do not impose a ban on such devices. But if you’re wearing headphones, how will you hear the crowd cheering at the finish line? Animals are not allowed on the course unless they are assisting visually impaired participants. Because the safety of all participants is a priority, wearing roller skates or pushing strollers of any kind are not allowed in any of the events for the race.
Packet-up Options:  Packets can be picked up for pre-registrants, this includes Squirt Race 1K, 5K, 10K and Summit 2 Summit Half Marathon, Friday, November 10 at Hot Springs Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B (134 Convention Blvd) from Noon - 7:00 pm and on Saturday, Race Day at Hot Springs Convention Center Bank OZK Arena Lobby (398 Convention Blvd) starting at 6:00 am. 

Instant Results via Text/Email

You can sign up for Instant Results by Text and/or Email. Sign into your RunSignUp account and go to this race and search for yourself under the Participant Tracking link Here you can sign up to receive a text and or email when you finish.

NOTE: Initially these notifications will be classified as "Preliminary Results" due to the nature of chip timing. You initial finish time and pace will stay the same but there could be a chance that your finish place could change. At the awards presentation time for each event, the results will become final.

This is the link to the main results page with links to the full listing of results and the individual participant lookup. Here you can also print out a full colored Finisher Certificate when you get home and then a few days after the race you can find a link under you name/bib that will go to a YouTube video at the point you crossed the finish line.


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Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor
Health Initiative Sponsor
Finisher Medal Lanyard Sponsor
Expo Sponsor
Finish Line Sponsor
Volunteer Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Grill Tent Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Spa Squirt Sponsor
Race Shirt Sponsor
In-kind (Food, Water, Race Related Items)

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