53rd Annual Arkansas Marathon, Bearcat Half-Marathon, Booneville 10K Run, Mayor's 5K Walk-Run, October 9th 2021



We invite you to come enjoy a great run in a unique Marathon. We are looking forward to seeing you in South Logan County!


The Arkansas Marathon is one of the oldest and most unique marathons in the South. The race is not crowded, parking is easy, and the scenery is great! In fact, you may even find yourself sharing the road with deer, turkey, squirrel and the odd rabbit or two. The road course takes you along the northern boundry of the Ouachita National Forest and is an out-and-back course.

The race also finishes in the middle of the local October Daze fall festival so your family and friends can shop, listen to music or just hang out while you run.


There are 3 ways to register:


Use the RaceEntry online registration process.

Paper Form

Download, fill out and mail paper registration form here.

In Person

Register in person at the BDC/SLC Chamber of Commerce at 210 E Main, Booneville AR.

At Race

You may register the morning of the race, but we cannot guarantee a shirt to runners that do so.


There are many ways to participate in the races even if you don't run.
To volunteer, contact the South Logan County Chamber of Commerce

Aid Station

Help keep the runners safe and healthy.

Spirit Station

Cheer the runners on and show them our community spirit.


Help out with the various tasks that go into putting on this kind of event.

Race Day

Race Day Map

Early packet pickup
10/08 8:00AM-4:00PM
South Logan County Chamber of Commerce
210 E Main Street, Booneville

Race Day
10/09 6:00AM-6:45AM
South Logan County Chamber of Commerce
210 E Main Street, Booneville

This year the marathon will feature a post-run relaxation room at the finish line sponsored by Stirling Soap and Stirling Roastery.
Runners can bring in their race number and ID and enjoy free, freshly roasted, specialty coffee, free beer and snack provided by Stirling.
Sit inside, relax and swap stories with fellow racers while you recuperate.


All races are on the same route with different turn-arounds for each race.

Arkansas Marathon

Bearcat Half-Marathon

Booneville 10K

Mayor's 5K

Places To Stay

Inns/Lodges/Bed and Baths

Country Side Inn
1600 E Main
Booneville, AR 72927
(479) 675-4900
The Lodge at Mount Magazine
16878 N Highway 309
Paris, AR 72855
(479) 963-8502
Paris Inn
2010 E Walnut St
Paris, AR 72855
(479) 963-2400
Rosebriar Inn Bed and Bath
313 E Walnut St
Paris, AR 72855
(479) 254-7558
Paris Bed and Bath
114 W Short Mountain St
Paris, AR 72855
(936) 443-5211

© Arkansas Marathon 2021