2017 Grand Prix Race #15
Benton, AR - September 16, 2017 - 7:00 AM
The Arkansas 20K debuted in 1982, the same year as the Arkansas Grand Prix Series. The race was put on by the Saline County Striders, and was a staple of the first decade of the Series, serving as one of the four core races (along with the Spa 10K, the River Run 8K, and the ARK 5K) during the early years of the Arkansas Grand Prix. The Arkansas 20K continued to be part of the Arkansas Grand Prix Series through most of the 1990s and up to the year 2000. In 2001, the Saline County Striders took over management of the Arkansas Marathon, and held it in conjunction with the 20K. That year the Arkansas Marathon was part of the Grand Prix, while the 20K was not. 2009 marked the return of the 20K into the Arkansas Grand Prix Series!
Arkansas 20K starts at Bernard Holland Park. The course follows River Street into Downtown Benton and around the Benton School Complex. The course returns on River Street and finishes with a loop around a sunset lake prior to returning to the Park.
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