Athens-Big Fork Trail Marathon

UTS race #6, 8:00 AM start, Big Fork Community Center

Also 17-mile Blaylock Creek “fun” run; both events are out-and-back courses utilizing the Athens-Big Fork trail.

Presented by the Southwest Arkansas Striders

No entry fee, however, a donation of $5 per runner is encouraged to support the Big Fork Community Center, which is opened for the event.

NOTE:  This event is NOT for trail-newbies.

If you are not an experienced trail- or ultra-runner (or adventure racer), we happily invite you to one of the other UTS runs, BUT NOT THIS ONE.  This is a difficult event on a difficult trail that presents many opportunities for one to get lost, injured, exhausted, or incapacitated--with sparse access for rescue.

MORE Notes:

Please do not be enticed into trying this run because of the difficulty warning--it is merely an honest attempt at preventing the run organizers from having to find and rescue someone ill-equipped for the event.

A cut-off time of 3-hours will be enforced at the turn-around (half-way) point for the 17-mile run.  Runners reaching that point after three hours must turn around (--NOT proceed on the marathon course).  

If you cannot find the Big Fork Community Center without further instructions--please disregard this race.

For more information, contact Stan