Spa Running Festival

Sat November 17, 2018 Hot Springs, AR US 71901 Directions

Frequently Asked Questions

All races will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2018.
Start times?
Summit 2 Summit Half Marathon – 7:00a
Spa Running Festival 10K – 7:45a
Spa Running Festival 5K – 8:00a
Spa Squirt Race – 9:30a
The races will start/finish on Convention Boulevard in front of the Embassy Suites hotel.
How far are the races?
The half marathon is 13.1 miles. This is approximately half of the distance traveled by Pheidippides, a Greek messenger, who was sent from the battlefield of Marathon (get it?) to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated. Legend holds that he ran the entire distance without stopping and burst into the assembly, exclaiming "WE HAVE WΟN" before collapsing and dying. Please do not exclaim “WE HAVE WΟN” nor collapse upon crossing the finish line of the half marathon.
The 10K is obviously 10 kilometers. For the metric system-challenged, that’s a wee bit more than 6.2 miles.
The 5K is half the distance of the 10K. That’s 5 kilometers – a wee bit more than 3.1 miles.
Are the courses certified?
The 10K course is USAT&F certified, #AR13022DLP, and sanctioned. The 5K and half marathon courses are not certified.
Do you allow race-day registration and packet pick-up?
Sure.  We’re not snobby like that.
Do you mail out packets?
No, we do not mail out packets.  We are snobby like that.
Do you allow refunds or transfers?
No, we do not allow refunds, defer registrations to future years or transfers to other participants.  C’mon … proceeds of the race go to our (3) beneficiaries:  Teen Challenge of Arkansas (located in Hot Springs), Friends of the Park to continue the Hot Springs Greenway Trail, and scholarships to local high school seniors. 
NOTE: In order to protect our participants and insure a safe event, each individual participating in this event must be officially registered under his or her own name with accurate personal information.  Failure to do so will void the registration and prohibit participation.  Registration entries and race numbers cannot be transferred to another person under any circumstances.  Registration fees are non-refundable in all cases regardless of inability to participate or event cancellation.  The race director reserves the right to cancel the event because of weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances which pose a significant danger to the participants.
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