The Hogeye Marathon
2018 Grand Prix Race #8
Springdale, AR - April 14, 2018 - 7:00 AM
2018 will be the 42nd Running of the Hogeye Marathon.
In 2017 the Hogeye Marathon 7 Relays was moved to neighboring town, Springdale -- home of Tyson Foods. The goal of moving the race course back to the streets was accomplished although there are still a few sections which utilize the Lake Fayetteville Trail and the Razorback Greenway. The course passes by 5 parks in Springdale, along with the Arvest Ballpark, home of the AA minor league baseball team -- the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. It also traverses through parts of North Fayetteville and into Johnson, making for a much flatter, more supported and scenic course.
The hogeye marathon, Half Marathon Relay & 5K all begin and finish on Emma Ave. in Springdale. The start is two blocks from the finish and runners actually cross the point which will become the finish line. Most of the first 4 miles is flat, where the course turns on Don Tyson Parkway for the first time, it has some rolling hills until is enter the Lake Fayetteville trail where it has a few steeper hills. It then levels out much more and continues through Johnson, AR and turns at the World Headquarters for Tyson Foods, Inc. onto, you guessed it, Don Tyson Parkway, DTP. At this point, mile 13, there will be some long gradual hills and runners will get to enjoy a trip into and around the concourse of Arvest Ballpark. From this point the course passes by the new Arkansas Children's Hospital Northwest and is mostly level, or slightly downhill crossing back over I-49 through residential areas and continuing into the seasoned part of the City, past Springdale High School to JB Hunt Park, and turning for the 3 mile finish on the Razorback Greenway into downtown Springdale on Emma Ave.
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