Races

The Striders have been presenting three competitive road races per year, including the Arkansas 20k, the Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Race, and beginning in 2010, Run with the Dogs 5k and 1 Mile Fun run/walk fundraiser for the Saline County Humane Society.  In addition, the Sunset Challenge 6/12/24 Hour Run at Sunset Lake loop began in 2011.  The Arkansas Marathon, which had been presented by the Striders in Benton from 2003 to 2009 returned to Booneville, Arkansas in 2010.

The Schedule for 2015 is as follows:

The 5th Annual Run with the Dogs 5k was held April 25, 2015.  Over the past 6 years, proceeds of over $12,000 from this race have been donated to the Humane Society of Saline County.

The 16th edition of the Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Race will be held on June 13, 2015.  This race returned to the Arkansas Grand Prix Series this year.  From the proceeds of the 2014 race the club donated $3025 to the Boys and Girls Club in Benton.

The 33rd annual Arkansas 20k will be held on September 19, 2015.

The 4th Annual Sunset Challenge 6/12/24 hour run on the paved loop at Sunset Lake is again scheduled for the weekend after Thanksgiving, beginning on Friday evening.

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