Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Will there be a health & fitness expo and packet pick-up?

    Yes.  Friday, April 7, 10-7 at the Holiday Inn NWA.  (Late packet pick-up see below).

  • Will there be a gear check?

    Yes. Leave at the Little Guys Movers truck near the starting line, beginning at 6:15 am.  Use the Race bag they provide, attaching the gear-check tag from your bib number to the bag.

  • Will the expo be taking late registrations?

    Yes.  The price will go up however and shirts are not guaranteed, so register online if you can, or print off the entry form and mail in.  You can register for the Marathon, Half-marathon, Relay or 5K at the expo Friday.

  • Will I be allowed to change races at the Packet pick-up?

    YES! However, a $10 change fee will be charged after April 6. No refunds will be given but if upgrading you may pay the difference between registration fees.  No changes will be made on race day!

  • Will there be late packet picket-up?

    Yes.  You may pick up your packet Sunday 5:00-6:30 am at the Springdale Downtown Alliance space, in the First Security Bank Building near the finish line on E. Emma.  However, we request that you pick up your packet at the expo on Saturday if you are able.

  • Will there be an Early Start?

    Yes, 6:30 am for Marathon only.  You must register at the expo, and/or starting line.  This start will be unsupported and you will need to navigate the first major intersections in cross walks, pushing traffic-stop buttons at lights.

  • Will there be a Pasta Dinner & Guest Speaker?

    Not this year.  There are many restaurants in Northwest Arkansas to choose from. See the links on the THE AREA page of the Hogeye website.

  • Where should I park for the Race?

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    Please park in the available lots.  Relay runners are requested to park at the Jones Center South lot and take the Ozark Regional Transit buses to and from your relay spots.  Thank you.

  • Will there be shuttles to and from the finish line?

    Yes, shuttles will run from the Holiday Inn of Northwest Arkansas, Hampton Inn, Double Tree in Springdale, but not to hotels in other towns.  These will be provided by the First United Methodist Church buses.  Shuttles will be parked at the corner of Johnson Rd and Spring Street, 1 block from the finish line.

  • Where is a good spot for my family members to watch me on the course?

    There are several places:  The marathon course will go past 5 Springdale Parks, Lake Fayetteville Northside Park, and the The Arvest Ballpark, as well as many churches and schools.

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  • Will there be Medical Personnel?

    Yes.  There will be medical personnel at the relay exchange points, and the finish line.  There will be bicycle EMT’s traveling the course as well.  There will be over 20 aid stations where medical personnel can be summoned.

    If you have any serious allergies, (e.g. bee stings), or have medical conditions which could affect your treatment from medical personnel, you should carry this information with you during the race.  You should also print any allergies or health conditions on the back of your race number with a permanent marker.  These will be available at packet pick-up.  Everyone should print their emergency contact person’s name and number on the back of their race bib in the upper corner, above the timing device.  Emergencies can occur!

  • Will there be chip timing?

    Yes!  Your timing device will be attached to the back of your bib, unless you are running the 4-Person Relay.  Relay runners must exchange an ankle timing device to be picked up at the expo.

  • Will there be aid stations and nutrition on the course?
    • Yes.  Aid Stations will be approximately every mile, to 1.5 miles.  All aid stations will have water & diluted Gatorade.  Hogeye Cheer stations, bands and DJ’s will be located throughout the course  to keep runners motivated with FUN.  Clif Bloks will be available beginning at mile 9. If you are accustomed to other nutrition, please carry this with you.
    • Light food and drinks will be served at the finish line in buffet style by volunteers; Tyson Foods will be cooking grilled chicken, hotdogs and hamburgers, for a more substantial protein. Hiland Dairy will provide chocolate milk.  Please wear your bib as this will be provided for runners and volunteers only.
  • Will there be portable potties on the course?

    Yes.  Portable Toilets will be at the start and at convenient places along the course, including relay exchanges. There are also bathrooms at some City parks, such as Lake Fayetteville, and JB Hunt Park.

  • Will Headphones/ear buds dogs or strollers be allowed on the course?

    Using headphones, or double earbuds is discouraged!  If a runner chooses to use them, please use only one side so you will be aware of traffic.  The course is closed but is on City Streets.  Absolutely No baby strollers or dogs are allowed on the marathon, relay or half marathon courses!  5K- strollers permitted as long as you start at the back of the pack.  NO DOGS ALLOWED anywhere on the course!

  • Will there be course photos?

    Yes. Pictures will be taken throughout the course, at the finish line, awards tent, as well as the expo.  These will be for purchase from Run Bike Swim Photos at www.runbikeswimphotos.com

  • Will there be an awards ceremony?

    Yes.  Each race will have a short awards ceremony where overall winners are recognized.  There will be an awards tent at the Shiloh Square on Emma Ave..  Other runners may pick up your awards with race bib, as soon as results become available.  Awards are given to the top 3 finishers of each race, and the top 3 masters overall winners for the marathon and half marathon, and 1st place Master Male and Female in the 5K.  Age Group awards will be given in all races except the relay, in 5-year increments.   Relay awards are given for the top 3 Teams in Male, Female, and Co-Ed Divisions.

  • Will finisher’s medals be given?

    Yes.  Finisher medals will be given to all marathon, half marathon, 5K and relay finishers.  Special gifts will be given to marathon and half marathon finishers.

RELAY RUNNERS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Relay runners must all wear their bib number.  Relay legs are between 5.5 and 8 miles each.  Exchange points will be marked.  Only the first runner is required to be at the start, and runners should exchange the ankle band timing device after crossing the timing mats in order to have an accurate finish time.  Timing bands should be worn on the ankle or below the knee, otherwise the time will not register. Bands must be returned at the finish line or the team will be charged a $75.00 fee.  No more than one Relay runner from the same team may cross the finish line.  Disqualification will occur otherwise. If someone is dropping you off, they are not allowed to park on the course, OR AT THE FINISH LINE AREA. Please do not allow them to clog the race course, trails or relay exchanges, as all trails and some streets may be closed.  Relay Shuttle buses will be provided by Ozark Regional Transit.  They will be parked at the Jones Center, South lot on Saturday morning beginning at 6:45 am. They will shuttle runners for the 2nd 3rd & 4th legs, & will return ALL relay runners to this point, at the Jones Center, (922 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764).

They are available to transport runners to and from relay points.  Please do not arrive for transport until you think it will be time for your exchange, about 1 hour before to allow for adequate time for transport.  Vans will be returning runners to the host hotel, the Holiday Inn.  Relay runners will need to walk back and forth, to and from their vehicles at the Jones Center from the drop off point on Emma Ave. The finish line is approximately ¼ mile (on Emma Ave.) from The Jones Center.  Please don’t cross the race course on foot w/o looking.

To all Hogeye Participants:

PLEASE THANK YOUR RACE VOLUNTEERS, POLICE OFFICERS & MEDICAL PERSONNEL FOR GIVING THEIR TIME TO HELP MAKE THIS EVENT A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE TIME FOR ALL.  THANK YOU TO ALL SPONSORS.

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P.O. Box 8012
Fayetteville, AR 72703

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