I am new to road racing.  Are there rules I should know about?
The Road Runners Club of America has developed some guidelines to follow so that every participant (no matter the pace) has an enjoyable time.  Here are a few rules/guideline that can help:

Rules of the Road and Trails

  • Run against traffic if running on the road. If running on the sidewalk or multi-use trails, travel on the right and pass on the left.
  • Never run more than two abreast if you are running in a group. Don’t be a road or trail hog.
  • Don’t run down the middle of the road or trail.
  • If you are running an out-and-back route, don’t just make a sudden u-turn at your turn around point. Stop, step to the right to allow oncoming traffic the opportunity to pass. Ensure the road or trail is clear of oncoming traffic (other runners, cyclists, in-line skaters, etc.) then make your u-turn. Making a sudden u-turn without looking over your shoulder is a good way to get hit.
  • Alert pedestrians when you are passing them – don’t assume they are aware of their surroundings. A simple “on your left” warning will suffice.
  • Be alert on blind curves.
  • Stop at stop signs and ensure oncoming traffic yields to you before proceeding across a road. Don’t assume cars will stop if you are entering a cross walk.
  • Respect private property along your route. Don’t relieve yourself in the neighbor’s bushes.
  • Don’t litter. If you can’t find a trash can, carry your trash home.

What is a race packet?
The race packet is a general term for the items needed to participate in a race.  In our case, the race packet is the participant shirt, timing tag and race number.

How do I get my race packet?

  • You must pick up your race packet before the event.

Friday, October 27
10 am to 6 pm
Centre at University Park, 6401 W 12th St, Little Rock, AR 72204

Saturday, October 28
3 pm to 5 pm
Registration Tent at Two Rivers Park

  • We will not mail 10K, 5K or Lil’ Monster Dash race packets.
  • Ghost Race participants packets will be mailed out race week and will not be at packet pick up.

Can I register race day?
Yes if we have registrations available. Please go to the registration tent at Two Rivers Parks.

  • Race day registration is more expensive than early registrations.
  • Only cash or check will accepted race day.

How many participants can register?

Event                           Quantity
10K                              400
5K                                600
Lil’ Monsters                  200
Ghost Race                    100

Is there an age limit?
There are no age limits. We encourage participants of all ages to join us.  Lil’ Monsters Dash is for children under 10 years of age.

What do I get for my entry fee?

10K & 5K Participants:

  • Long sleeve dri-fit participant shirt
  • Costume contest
  • Custom race number
  • Plentiful course support and aid stations
  • A wonderfully creepy course

All finisher’s receive:

  • Custom finisher’s medal (click here to see it)
  • Post-race festivities with food, refreshments and music

Ghost Run:

  • Long sleeve dri fit participant shirt
  • Custom race number
  • Custom Finisher’s medal (click here to see it)

Lil’ Monsters Dash:

  • Cotton shirt
  • Race number
  • Mini pumpkin

Shirt sizes
5K and 10K shirts are a dri-fit technical unisex technical shirt.  Sizes are not guaranteed after October 1.

Location Youth M Youth L Youth XL Adult S Adult M Adult L Adult XL Adult XXL
Size 10-12 14-16 16-18
Chest @ Armpit 28-29 30-31 32-33 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52

How long is a 10K?
A 10K race is 6.2 miles.

How long is a 5K?
A 5K race is 3.1 miles.

I’ve never run a race before, but would like to try. Do you have any training tips?
We welcome runners and walkers of all abilities to participate. If you want to try running/jogging/walking, a free training program designed by the coaches of the Little Rock Marathon might be right for you. To read more, click here.   But remember, even if you are a novice runner and cannot run the entire race once you get to race day, walkers are encouraged to participate as well!

Will there be chip timing?
Yes. When you pick up your race packet, you will be given a timing tag, which you will put on your shoe.  The IPICO timing system will be used on all races expect the Lil’ Monsters Dash.  The IPICO system utilizes timing “tags” rather than timing “chips”.  This tag in a “loaner” tag and must be returned to the timing company race day.  Instructions on how to attach the tag and how the tag works will be in your race packet.  Click here for a more detailed explanation.

  • A $30 replacement fee will be charged for lost or unreturned tags. Volunteers will be at the finish line to collect all timing tags.
  • No tag. No time. No exceptions

Is the Creep ‘N Crawl Fun Run walker friendly?
Yes, we will have plenty of participants that will walk. If you plan to walk the race, please line up behind participants that plan to run.

Is there a time limit?
10K – 2 hours
5K – 1 hour

Can I run or walk with headphones or earbuds?
Headphones are not allowed.  We realize that some will not follow this rule.  Use extreme precaution when doing so during the race event for safety reasons.

Is there a finisher’s medal?
Yes.  All 10K, 5K and Ghost Run finishers will receive a medal.  Click here to see it.

What awards will be given?
Only the top male and female of each race will be recognized at the finish line.  All other awards will be handed out at the award ceremony, which will begin around 7:30 pm (or as soon as official results are available). 

10K Awards

  • Overall Male & Female (top 3)
  • Masters Male & Female (top 3)
  • Age Group Awards (top 3 male and top 3 female) in each category:
    9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 -74, 75-79, 80+

5K Awards

  • Overall Male & Female (top 3)
  • Masters Male & Female (top 3)
  • Age Group Awards (top 3 male and top 3 female) in each category:
    9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 -74, 75-79, 80+

I can’t stay for the award ceremony.  How do I get my race award?
Those unable to stay for the awards ceremony, may pick it up at the Little Rock Marathon headquarters until mid-November or pay $10 to have their award shipped to them after the race. (click here to have your award mailed).

How does the costume contest work?
We will be judging for the “Top Three” winners in the following Divisions:

  • Individual Costume – costumes of only one person
  • Partner Costume – costumes with two people
  • Group Costume – 3 or more people forming a group theme (limited to 3 awards)

Location
             Judging table at the finish-line

Judging period
5:15 pm to 6:55 pm

Awards
             Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony which begins at approximately 7:30 pm

Costume Contest Rules

  • You must be a registered participant and complete the race event in your costume to be eligible for prizes.
  • Groups and Pairs must come to the judging table together to be eligible.
  • If you are a group or a pair, you must pick a team captain and a team name. We will use this name and the team captain’s race number for judging.
  • You must have a race number visible to be eligible for the Costume Contest and please keep your race bib number on for winner announcements.
  • You must be present at the awards ceremony to win a prize.
  • Judges will be looking for originality, authenticity, overall theme and craftsmanship!

Where do I park on race day?
Parking will be limited so please try to carpool.  Volunteers will be on hand to make sure you get packed correctly.  Please watch for parking signs and the volunteers.

Where can I find race results after the race?
Race results will be posted on Arkansasrunner.com after the race.

Have another question?  Please E-Mail.