- Race hosted by the White River Roadrunners Club
- Proceeds to go to the Sara Low Scholarship Fund
- USATF Course Certification #: AR07015DLP
- Hilly course ends on Batesville High School track
Directions to the Starting Line
Enter Batesville on Hwy 167/St. Louis Street.
If you’re coming from the south, as soon as you cross the bridge over
the White River, get into right hand lane and turn right at the stop
light (Myers St.). Go one block past the gas station and turn right,
follow that road for approx.
¾ mile and merge right onto Pioneer road and go up the hill to Batesville
High School. If you are coming from the north, this will be the last stop
light before you cross over the White River Bridge. You will make a left
turn onto Myers Street and then follow the rest of the above directions.
Sara Elisabeth Low was a flight attendant on American Airlines flight 11, the first plane to crash into the North Tower,
World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Sara grew up in Batesville, AR. She ran track and her team won a state title in 1989.
The Sara Low 5K was first run in 2007. 2008 marked the first season that the
race was part of the Arkansas Grand Prix Racing Series.
The race starts in front of the Batesville High School. After 100 meters, the race turns left to pass the Sara Low
Memorial at the Junior High School. The course then plunges down a short, steep hill immediately followed by an equally short and steep uphill.
After finishing this climb, the course turns right Timberline Dr. Runners will head east for a half mile on Timberline, facing gradual uphill and flat sections. The gradual, rolling hill continue as the route makes a left turn onto Moss St followed by
another left where runners will get to coast downhill to the first mile marker.
The second mile continues this downward trend with several brief flat or small rises added to the mix.
After passing the second mile marker, runners will complete an out-and-back section on Chaney Rd. From the turnaround cone, runner will climb an increasingly steep hill for nearly 2/3rds of a mile. The apex brings the course back to the Batesville High School campus where the 3rd mile marker is reached just before a short downhill onto the school's track. The final tenth of a mile on the track takes runners to the finish near the 50 yard line.
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