Whether you’re running in one of this weekend’s races or not, there’s still a possibility you’ll be involved if you live near any of the courses. Especially if you’re stuck in your driveway for a half hour while the runners pass.
The first Fayetteville Half Marathon is set for Sunday morning, but there are three other related races including the Magic Mile on Saturday.
According to city officials, more than 700 people from 15 states are expected to participate in the weekend’s events.
Billed as “one of the fastest one-mile courses in the world,” the Magic Mile is an all downhill race from the Fayetteville square to the bottom of Dickson Street beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.
On Sunday, the half-marathon begins at 8 a.m., the 5K begins at 8:15 a.m., and the 1-mile fun run starts at 8:20 a.m.
The finish line and post-race celebration for all Sunday races is the John McDonnell Outdoor Track center on the UA campus. Runners will enter the track and complete a lap inside the facility to end each race.
Magic Mile, Saturday, Dec. 11 – (PDF map) (JPG map)
Half-marathon, Sunday, Dec. 12 – (PDF map) (JPG map)
5K Run, Sunday, Dec. 12 – (PDF map) (JPG map)
1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, Sunday, Dec. 12 – (PDF map) (JPG map)
Several city streets will be closed on Saturday and Sunday to allow for the four weekend races. Most closures will occur on Sunday beginning at 7 a.m. and ending around noon and will only be closed long enough to let the runners pass.
Saturday, Dec. 11 street closures
9:50-10:15 a.m. Fayetteville Downtown Square
9:50-10:15 a.m. Center to Church, Church to Mountain, Mountain to East
10:00-10:15 a.m. East to Dickson
10:00-10:45 a.m. Dickson (west of Highland) to east of intersection of Dickson/West
Sunday, Dec. 12 street closures
7:00 a.m. -noon Meadow between Stadium and Razorback
7:45 a.m. – noon Razorback from Maple to just north of Center, but south of Meadow
7:45–8:45 a.m. Razorback from Meadow to MLK
7:45–9:00 a.m. MLK (both west bound lanes) from Razorback to Garland
7:45–9:15 a.m. Garland from MLK to Clinton/Stadium
7:45–8:30 a.m. Virginia from Clinton to Stone
7:45-8:45 a.m. N. Maxwell intersection
7:45-9:00 a.m. Clinton from Virginia to Stone
7:45-9:30 a.m. Leroy Pond
7:45-9:30 a.m. Stadium from Clinton/Virginia to Maple
7:45-10:30 a.m. S. Maxwell intersection
8-11:30 a.m. Maple from Razorback to Garland
8-9:00 a.m. Garland (Maple intersection) to just south of Drake intersection
8-9:30 a.m. Garland (Maple intersection) to just south of Sycamore
8-10:30 a.m. Garland (Maple intersection) to Hickory
8-9:30 a.m. Bel Air from Garland to Oakland
8-9:45 a.m. Oakland from Bel Air to Sycamore
8-10:45 a.m. Sycamore from Oakland to Leverett
8-10:45 a.m. Sycamore from Leverett to Scull Creek Trail head on Sycamore
8-11 a.m. Scull Creek Trail from Sycamore to Maple
8:30-11 a.m. Hickory from Garland to Oakland
8:30-11 a.m. Oakland from Hickory to Sycamore
8:30-11 a.m. (partial closure only): Maple from Scull Creek Trail to Gregg
8:30-11 a.m. Gregg from Maple to Dickson
8:30-11 a.m. Dickson from Gregg to Arkansas Avenue
8:30-11 a.m. Arkansas Ave (west side of boulevard) from Dickson to Maple
8:30-11:15 a.m. Maple from Arkansas Ave to Storer
8:30-11:15 a.m. Campus Dr (in front of Old Main)
9-11:30 a.m. Dickson from S. Campus Dr to Garland
9-11:30 a.m. Garland from Dickson to Maple
For more info, visit fayettevillehalf.com