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Northeast Arkansas Running/Walking Series

Attention runners, walkers, former runners, former walkers, if you want a challenge or just want to be a little healthier and get in better shape, the Ridge Rider Athletic Club is again coordinating the NEA Running & Walking Series in 2006.

The 2006 series will include 16 event running & walking series in Northeast Arkansas . There will be prizes for the top 10 male and female point winners as well as for the top ten walkers. There will also be prizes for everyone that participates in at least 12 of the 16 events.

All the events will have their own T-shirts and goody bags given to all the participants. Most all the events will have an entry fee of $15.00 if you pre-register and $20.00 for late registration.

All the events will award trophies to the top five overall Male runners, the top five Female runners and top five male and female walkers. Each event will also award trophies to First, Second and Third male and female runners in the following age groups: under 9, 10-14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,60-64 and over 65. There will be no age group awards for walkers.

Not all events will follow the above format for cost and prizes. Make sure you check the actual event application for specific details on each individual event.

 

    • Event One:  Saturday February 25 -9:00 AM - St Bernards Medical Center’s Healthy Heart 2 Mile Run & Walk. 
    • Contact Jim Stearns @ 931-0578 or jstearns@sbrmc.org Start at The SBMC Auditorium Jonesboro AR
    • Event Two:  Saturday March 11 - 9:00 AM Red Beans and Race 5K Run & Walk  
    • Contact Christy Brecklein @ 972-2758 or cbrecklein@astate.edu  or Chris Enger @ 972-3974 or cenger@astate.edu Arkansas State University
    • Event Three:  Saturday March 25 - 8:00 AM The Boy Scouts of America 5K Challenge 5K Run & Walk
    • Contact  Summer or Josh Power @ 932-8899 or liquidsnake001@yahoo.com Arkansas State University.
    • Event Four:  Saturday April 8 - 9:00 AM The Fit for Life 5K Run & Walk Sponsored by the ASU Student Physical Therapy Association. Contact Jim Farris @ 972-3591 or jfarris@astate.edu  Arkansas State University
    • Event Five:  Saturday April 29 - 9:00 AM The Jonesboro Jets Swim Team 5K Run & Walk.  
    • Contact Jarrod Stroud @ 933-4604 or JStroud@jonesboro.org Joe Mack Campbell Park Jonesboro AR
    • Event Six:    Saturday May 6 - 9:00 AM The 11th Annual Hytrol 5K Run & Walk.
    • Contact Shannon Clark @ 972-8951 or sclark@hytrol.com Hytrol Conveyor Company – Jonesboro AR
    • Event Seven:   Saturday May 20 - 8:00 AM The Loose Caboose Festival 5k Run & Walk.
    • Contact Farron Toler @ 239-7730 or ftoler@paragould.com or Chris Cone @ 236-1080 Paragould AR
    • Event Eight:   Saturday June 3 - 8:00 AM Gary Schuchardt Memorial 5k Trial Run & Walk.
    • Contact Melanie Polsgorve @ 935-3658 or melanie.polsgrove@unitedway.org Craighead Forest Jonesboro AR
    • Event Nine:  Saturday June 10 - 8:00 AM Flat as a Pancake 5K Run & Walk.
    • Contact David Reagler @ 238-4235 or d_reags@yahoo.com Wynne AR.
    • Event Ten:  Tuesday July 4 - 8:00 AM Freedom 5K Run & Walk.
    • Contact Jarrod Stroud @ 933-4604 or JStroud@jonesboro.org Craighead Forest Jonesboro AR
    • Event Eleven:  Friday August 11 - 6:30 PM - RRAC Hot Summer Nights 4 Mile Run & Walk.
    • Contact Jim Stearns @ 931-0578 or jstearns@sbrmc.org Arkansas State University
    • Event Twelve:  Saturday September 9 – 8:00 AM The Blessed Sacrament School 5K Run & Walk
    • Contact Rick Barquero @ 761-2863 or rick.barquero@danahertool.com Jonesboro AR
    • Event Thirteen:  Saturday September 30 – 7:00 PM The Race for Awareness II 5K Run & Walk.
    • Contact Paul Kilvington @ 972-0017 or PKilvington@aol.com Jonesboro
    • Event Fourteen:  Saturday October 14 – 8:00 AM KAIT TV8 8K Run & Walk .
    • Contact Ted Fortenberry @ 931-8888 extension 800 or tfortenberry@kait8.com Craighead Forest Park Jonesboro AR
    • Event Fourteen:  Saturday October 14 - 8:00 AM The Fergus Snoddy Half Marathon.
    • Contact Jeff Owens @ 933-4604 or Jowens@jonesboro.org  Craighead Forest Park Jonesboro
    • Event Fifteen:  Saturday October 28 - 4:00 PM The Heart & Sole 5K Run & Walk.
    • Contact Emily Lard @ 931-4044 or EKLFUN@aol.com Arkansas State University
    • Event Sixteen:  Saturday November 4 - 8:00 AM The Mid-South Half Marathon
    • Contact David Reagler @ 238-4235 or d_reags@yahoo.com Wynne AR.
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