The mission of the Little Rock Marathon is provide a premier event open to athletes of all abilities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through running and walking and raising money for Little Rock Parks & Recreation.
The Little Rock Marathon is a division of Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Considered an enterprise fund, the Little Rock Marathon is a self-supporting government fund that does not derive funds from the City of Little Rock nor its tax revenues.
Since inception in 2003, an estimated $1,246,112.29 has been donated to Little Rock Parks & Recreation.
With an estimated $6 million in local spending annually, more than 268,980 individuals have participated in a Little Rock Marathon race, event, or free training program. This has been achieved through school-based programs, community outreach, partnerships with running/walking groups across the country and passionate grass roots promotion.
Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend is held the first weekend in March each year and includes a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K run/walk, a children’s mile and a free two-day health and fitness expo.
Although we are known for putting on a world class event, we set a new standard in the marathon industry back in 2005 according to Runners World with the size of our marathon finishers’ medal. It’s Huge.
ABOUT LITTLE ROCK PARKS & RECREATION
Little Rock Parks and Recreation oversees 60 developed parks and twelve undeveloped parks totaling over 6,100 acres. In addition, the Little Rock Parks & Recreation offers a wide-range of youth and adult recreational and sports leagues, after-school and summer playground programs for children ages 6-15, outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation and programs for seniors. Funds raised will continue to support parks and recreational programs for all ages.