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Arkansas 20K

2017 Grand Prix Race #15
Benton, AR - September 16, 2017 - 7:00 AM

Race Highlights

  • Race hosted by the Saline County Striders
  • USATF Course Certification #: AR16015DLP
  • Starts/finishes at Bernard Holland Park
  • Out and back course features both city and country landscape

Directions to the Starting Line

From I-30, Westbound: take exit 116 and cross over the bridge. Once over the bridge take an immediate right to the I-30 Frontage road. Turn Left onto the Frontage Road and take the first left onto Airlane Drive. Drive 1.8 miles and turn Right on Dale Ave. The Entrance to the Park will be a few hundred feet on the right.

From I-30 Eastbound: Take Exit 116 and turn right onto Airlane Drive. Drive 1.8 miles and turn Right on Dale Ave. The Entrance to the Park will be a few hundred feet on the right

Bernard Holland Park Address: 1207 Holland Park Road, Benton 72015


Race History

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!


Course Description

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.



For further information, check event website:
http://www.salinecountystriders.com/races/arkansas-20k/
Chris Hall, Race Director
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