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Breakaway 10K

2018 Grand Prix Race #18
Searcy, AR - November 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Race Highlights

  • Race hosted by the Searcy Rush Running Club and the Breakaway Robotics Team
  • Fast and flat course through the Harding University campus and historic downtown Searcy
  • 2017 will be the 5th running of the Breakaway 10k, and the second year as part of the Arkansas Grand Prix Series
  • This is the final race in the Searcy Legacy Series
  • Chip Timing provided by Mac’s Race Timing Services
  • Proceeds benefit the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program at Harding Academy

Directions to the Starting Line

  • Registration and starting line area is in front of Harding Academy.  Address: 1529 E Park Ave, Searcy, AR 72143
  • https://goo.gl/maps/B1Z9KnVLHRH2
  • From Little Rock-
    • Follow US-167 North
    • Take exit 45 toward Searcy, AR-36 W
    • Turn left onto E. Beebe Capps Expy toward Searcy. Harding University.
    • Turn right onto Benton St.
    • Turn left onto E. Park Ave.
    • Registration will be on your left on the east side of Harding Academy under awning.  Parking is available on either side of the street. 

Race History

The race started in the fall of 2013 as the final race of the Searcy Legacy Series.  2016 marks the first year this race will be part of the Arkansas Grand Prix Series.  The current course record holders are: Matt Pruitt, 34:41 (2015) and Tia Stone, 38:57 (2014).

Course Description

The race begins on East Park Avenue in front of Harding Academy and heads west about three quarters of a mile past the Harding University track, Ganus Athletic Center, and the Health Sciences Center.  Runners will then turn right onto Dr. Jimmy Carr St., pass Starbucks and then turn left onto East Pleasure, running through Legacy Park.  Runners will turn right onto S. Oak and then left onto E. Center, crossing Main St.  Runners will stay straight on E. Center for over one mile heading west.  Runners will turn right onto N. Pyeatt St., followed by another right onto West Arch St. where they will head back another mile towards Harding.  Runners will run through historic downtown Searcy, passing the White County Courthouse before turning right onto N. Spring St. Around the 5k mark runners will turn left back onto E. Center where they will head straight for another long stretch towards the Harding University campus.  When Center St. ends, runners will turn left onto N. Grand St. and right onto E. Market where they will continue another half mile.  Runners will turn right onto the Searcy bike trail and cross East Park Ave.  Runners will continue on the Searcy bike trail another mile, passing the Harding intramural, soccer, and baseball fields. Runners will make right onto Bison Ln. passing the Harding baseball field and then left over the bridge into the Ganus Athletic Center parking lot.  From here runners will head towards the track and enter First Security Stadium where they will run 300m before finishing on the Ted Lloyd Track. 

For further information, check event website:
Brian Jones, Race Director