The Hogeye Marathon: It’s a Pretty Pig Deal

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Registration is now open for The Hogeye Marathon series and it’s a pretty pig deal that you go and register for this race today! The Hogeye will take place on April 8, 2017. The Hogeye Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier so if you are looking for a race to qualify for the 2018 Boston Marathon this one is for you!

This year marks the 41st year that The Hogeye has been run and features full marathon, a half-marathon and a marathon relay. In addition to the marathon series of races, there is also a 5K option which makes The Hogeye the perfect event for runners of all abilities.

This year’s race has a new course and runners will be running in Springdale, Arkansas as they tackle their respective challenge. The new course will take runners past the city’s five major parks and, as in previous years, will include a portion of the Lake Fayetteville Trail. The course will be run primarily on Springdale streets, but sections will run through Johnson and Fayetteville, and a small portion of the 26.2-mile course will take place on the Razorback Greenway.

The Hogeye has some of the most reasonable registration fees around with the marathon priced at $80 and the half-marathon running $60.

All marathon and half-marathon finishers will receive a medal upon completion of the course. Tech shirts are also provided to all runners as part of the entry fee.

For more information about The Hogeye Marathon, please click here. Be sure to give a “Like” to The Hogeye on Facebook by clicking here.

Register Today for the Hogeye Marathon

ImageThe Running Griffin is proud to be partnering with the team from Hogeye Marathon and is happy to announce discounted race entries for readers of The Running Griffin.

The Hogeye Marathon, Half-Marathon, Relay and 5K will be held on March 30, 2014 in Fayeteville, Arkansas. This year will be the 38th running of the Hogeye.

The Hogeye Marathon & Relays, Inc. is a non-profit organization. The event is put on by volunteers and has always had the mission to give back to the NW Arkansas community, while promoting healthy lifestyles through running.  In 1977, the first marathon started at the University of Arkansas and went to the small town of Hogeye where it turned around and came back, making the 26.2 miles. The course has since been changed to be more runner-friendly and covers the most scenic parts of Fayetteville. The Hogeye has a reputation and gives participants a pride which is unmatched in Arkansas and beyond.

 

The marathon begins off the Fayetteville Square and continues through several historic scenic areas of the city. It promises to be scenic as well as safe, thanks to help from the Fayetteville Police, University Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. Water and aid stations will be located throughout the course. Maps will be available at the packet pick-up, or here on the website.  The marathon will start at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014. The race will begin on the Fayetteville square and finish in the Entertainment District. Timing will end 6.5 hours from the start. Participants may start early if this is not adequate time. There will be one early start at 6:30 a.m.  Keep in mind you must know the course as it will be unsupported until 7:30. The 26.2 mile run is open to male and female participants 15 years of age and older. All participants under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian’s signature. No one under the age of 15 will be allowed to participate in the Full Marathon.  Runners may participate as part of a 4-person relay team for additional fees.

To register for the Hogeye Marathon or Half-Marathon, please click here. The Running Griffin readers can enter code MTENOFF to receive 10% off the marathon race entry or HTENOFF to receive 10% off the half-marathon entry fee.

Be sure to also “Like” The Hogeye Marathon on Facebook by clicking here and follow them on Twitter @HogeyeMarathon.