Heart Healthy: Races for Runners, Walkers & Bikers

My Thursday blogs are all about being Heart Healthy. It’s a new year, after all, and I’m sure many of us have made a resolution to get fit – to make a change.

Jill M. Rohrbach

Do you have a competitive edge? Want to add that to your fitness routine? Or maybe you just need a goal to work toward? There are numerous races around the state each year. Some are associated with events, while others are an event all their own.

Here are a few worth taking note of:

28th annual Victorian Classic Road Race, 9 a.m., 10K Run, 2-Mile Fun Run and 2-Mile Walk on March 13 in Eureka Springs. Host hotel is the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks and will have parking for the races. To register or for more information, email victorianclassic@gmail.com, or go online at Eurekarotary.org.

13th annual Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival on July 16. Mountain bike festival with competitive and non-competitive cycling events. Cross country, downhill, short track, observed trials, bike parade, film fest, fun rides and more. Largest event of its kind in the central United States. Cash and prizes. Fun for the whole family. For more information, call 479-422-7654; email drbike@cox.net, or visit Fattirefestival.com.

14th annual Run for the Grapes 5K, 7 a.m. on Aug. 7 in Tontitown. The race is held in conjunction with the 112th Tontitown Grape Festival. A Kids Fun Run at 8 a.m. follows the main race. Pre-registration prior to Aug. 2 is $15 for the 5K and $8 for the Fun Run. For more information, call 479-718-2268, visit Runforthegrapes.com or contact cnixon@ffbh.com.

If you want to find more races, events or festivals in the state, view the Calendar of Events on Arkansas.com. You can search by category, city, keyword and more.
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