Spa Running Festival

Sat November 17, 2018 Hot Springs, AR US 71901 Directions
Race Day Information

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

Location: Bank of OZK Arena Lobby - 134 Convention Blvd.
START/FINISH LINE:  All races start/finish on Convention Blvd just past Embassy Suites.  

SUMMIT 2 SUMMIT HALF MARATHON:

6:00 - 6:45 am   Pre-registration packet pick up and onsite registration. 
6:45 am: Line-up (no corral starts), invocation, National Anthem
7:00 am: Race starts by official Race Starter, Deena Kastor, Olympic Medalist and American Record Holder
  • All Half Marathon participants should have a GREEN colored bib
  • Because we have chip timing at the start of the race, as well as the finish, your race time will not begin until you cross the mat at the start line
  • There will be a timing mat at the top of North Mountain Summit and West Mountain Summit.  

SPA 10K - RRCA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP and XC² 10K:
6:00 - 7:30 am: Packet pick up & onsite registration (NOTE: IF CHANGING 5K/10K EVENTS, THIS MUST BE DONE BY 7:15 am RACE DAY)
7:30 am: Line-up corral starts, invocation, National Anthem 
7:45 am: Race starts by Official Race Starter, Deena Kastor, Olympic Medalist and American Record Holder                          
  • All 10K participants should have a RRCA WHITE color bib
  • Corral starts will be available starting with 6:00 min/mile up to 12:00 min/mile. Please line up in the corral that best matches your usual pace
  • Because we have chip timing at the start of the race as well as the finish, your race time will not begin until you cross the mat at the start line

5K RUN/WALK: 
6:00 - 7:30 am: Packet pick up & onsite registration (NOTE: IF CHANGING 5K/10K EVENTS, THIS MUST BE DONE BY 7:15 am RACE DAY)
7:45 am: Line-up corral starts, invocation, National Anthem 
8:00 am: Race starts by Official Race Starter, Deena Kastor, Olympic Medalist and American Record Holder
  • All 5K Run/Walk participants should have a BLUE color bib 
  • Corral start will be available starting with 6:00 min/mile up to 12:00 min/mile and a walker corral. Please line up in the corral that best matches your usual pace.
  • Because we have chip timing at the start of the race as well as the finish, your race time will not begin until you cross the mat at the start line.
  • All walkers should line up in the walker corral.
SPA SQUIRT 1K:
8:00 - 9:15 am: Packet pick up & onsite registration in Bank of Ozarks Arena Lobby
9:15 am: Line up corral starts (age groups: 2-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10)
9:30 am: Race starts (north bound lane on Convention Blvd)
10:00 am: Awards - Will be inside the Bank of Ozarks Arena Lobby  
AWARDS CEREMONY:  - NEW LOCATION - EMBASSY SUITES -  GRAND SALON (1st Floor)
9:00 am: 5K Awards
9:35 am - Team Captain & XC² 10K School Awards
9:45 am: 10K Awards 
10:30 am: Summit 2 Summit Half Marathon Awards

PARKING:

From I-30, Coming from the northeast: exit I-30 onto US-70 W (exit 111). Take US-70 ( E Grand Ave ) – approx. 2 miles into Hot Springs and turn right onto Convention Blvd. The parking lots will be on the right.
Coming from the southwest: exit I-30 onto US-270 (exit 98B). Take US-270 ( Malvern Ave ) - 18 miles into Hot Springs and turn right onto Convention Blvd.  Note: Convention Blvd. will be closed at 6:00am, so go past Convention Blvd and turn right on Spring Street, turn right on Palm Street, this brings you to the 2 parking lots across from Embassy Suites. 
There is plenty of free parking surrounding the convention center with the preferred location being the large parking lot on Convention Blvd between Laurel Street and Beech Street – across the street from the Embassy Suites.

TIMING CHIP:

You will receive a customized Spa Running Festival IPICO Non-Returnable Souvenir Shoe Tag.   Make sure the tag is securely tied to your shoe. 

POST RACE FINISHING AREA:
  • Meet and Greet Deena Kastor, Olympic Medalist and American Record Holder 
  • Mountain Valley Water at the finish line.
  • Food area: Mac & Cheese Balls, Hot Soup Chili, Paststalaya, Pizza, Coffee, Chocolate Milk, Fruit and Snacks 
  • Michelob Ultra Beer Tent - beer provided by Arkansas Beverage – MUST BE 21 TO GET A WRISTBAND SO BRING PHOTO ID
  • Race Results Tent - Preliminary race results will be posted by Mac's Race Timing Services. Race participant will be able to print a Finisher Certificate.  Final race results will be posted at www.macsrts.com and a link provided to race results at www.sparunningfestival and the Spa Running Festival's Facebook.  
  • Official race photographer, Run-Bike-Swim will be available for pictures in the Finishing Area www.runbikeswimphotos.com 

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