Sat November 16, 2019 Hot Springs, AR US 71901 Directions
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Run Through The National Park

Summit 2 Summit Half Marathon

7:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST
RRCA Grand Prix Non-Champoinship Race

Spa 10K

7:45AM CST - 10:00AM CST
Fast and Flat Course

5K Run/Walk

8:00AM CST - 9:30AM CST
School Competition

The XC 5K - Cross City Championship

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

Spa Squirt Race

9:30AM CST - 10:00AM CST

Spa 10K No Shirt

8:00AM CST - 10:00AM CST
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 16, 2019 through the 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!  This  year will be the 38th running of the Spa 10K and is part of the RRCA Grand Prix Series. The 5K is fast and flat course and for both walkers and runners! The 1K Squirt Race is for kids 2 - 10 years of age.  This will be the 5th Anniversary of the Summit 2 Summit Half Marathon!  It's a challenge - the course takes you through the scenic National Park on both mountains, Hot Springs Mountain/North Mountain AND West Mountain! Are You Up To The Summit 2 Summit Half Marathon Challenge? 

The Festival has received national recognition in the running community. Runner’s World Magazine featured the Spa Running Festival in the November 2015 edition and the 10K received recognition in Runner’s World Bucket List: 10 Races In or Near National Parks.

Benefits of the Spa Running Festival:
♦ Expo on Friday from 12:00 - 7:00 pm at Convention Center Grand Lobby 
♦ The Spa 10K is part of the RRCA Grand Prix Series.   
♦ Long Sleeve Technical Shirt 
♦ Non-Returnable Souvenir Timing Chips 
♦ Finisher Medal for All Race Participants 
♦ Fast and Flat Course for 5K
♦ Corral Starts
♦ Team Registration 

♦ Finish Line Festival area includes Hot Soup, Pizza and Beer Tent

Come and enjoy the Expo on Friday at our new location in the Hot Springs Convention Center Grand Lobby; 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 race benefits 3 great organizations:  Friends of the Parks, Teen Challenge of Arkansas and the Spa Pacers Running Club - Buzz Wilson Scholarship Program. 

The Spa Running Festival has a race for every family member so Come Run With Us through the National Park, Saturday, November 16th for the 38th running of this landmark event in beautiful, historic downtown Hot Springs!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Race Information
Start times:  All races start and finish on Convention Blvd. in front of Embassy Suites. The Half Marathon starts at 7:00 am, the Spa 10K  at 7:45 am and the 5K Run/Walk at 8:00 am. The Squirt 1K Race starts at 9:30 am - also on Convention Blvd in the lane next to the Food Court area and the kids will run down Convention Blvd towards East Grand. 

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.

Race Day Packet-up:  Race Day packet pick-up starts at 6:00 am - 7:30 am at the Convention Center Summit Arena Lower Lobby (the entrance closest to Embassy Suites).  Note:  Restrooms are located at the top of the escalators. 

Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Spa Running Festival.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Spa Running Festival is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

2018 race results

Click here for 5k and 10k results.

Click here for Summit 2 Summit Half Marathon results.


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Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor
Training Program Health Initiative Sponsor
Finisher Medal Lanyard Sponsor
Volunteer Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Spa Squirt Sponsor
National Sponsors

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