footballThe 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.  culture
Since inception in 2003, an estimated $1.3 million has been donated to Little Rock Parks & Recreation.

With an estimated $3 million in local spending annually, more than 320,000 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.sherri TR

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.parks

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.




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.  parks logoFunds raised will continue to support parks and recreational programs for all ages.

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