Marathon (pdf)
Half Marathon (pdf)
10K (pdf)
5K (pdf)
Marathon Course Turn by Turn (pdf)
Half Marathon Course Turn by Turn (pdf)
Athlete’s Village – Sunday (pdf)
Start/Finish Area Map (pdf)
Parking Map (link)
Road Closures (pdf)
Road Closure Map (link)
Things to Do Downtown (link)
Downtown Attractions (link)

MILE SPONSORS

We would like to thank the following companies for supporting our participants on race day:

Company Name                                          

Kinco Constructions – Mile 7
RX Catering – Mile 15

COURSE DETAILS

The Little Rock Marathon and companion races are a running and walking tour of Arkansas’ capitol city.  When asked if there are hills in Little Rock, we love to affectionately say “What Hills? It depends on your perspective.”   There are some bumps in the road, but life is full of bumps in the road.

  • The start line and finish lines for all races are on LaHarpe Boulevard, behind the Statehouse Convention Center.
  • Visible mile markers will be positioned along the course at every mile.
  • Digital clocks at the Finish Line will display your unofficial time.
  • Unofficial results will be posted to the website on race day.
  • Results will not be official until they are certified by race officials.
  • Please limit the use of cell phones during the race.
  • If it is determined that a participant has left the prescribed race course, that participant will be disqualified.  Race officials will be stationed along the course to monitor the participants to ensure that each finisher has completed the race they are registered for. DO NOT CROSS THE FINISH LINE IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE ENTIRE COURSE.
  • Absolutely NO “coaches”, bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, baby joggers, or animals will be allowed on the racecourse at any time. Everyone on the course must have on an official race number. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Assistance received from any other source than an official of the Little Rock Marathon may result in disqualification.
  • In some areas, only one side of the road is closed to vehicular traffic.  As such, it is imperative that you stay within the cones marking the course.  Any deviations from the marked course can result in a disqualification and serious injury.
  • The Little Rock Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying event.  Please see their website for specifics on qualifying.

COURSE SUPPORT/AID STATIONS

  • Energy Gels will be available at the later stage of the marathon and half marathon course.
  • Gatorade (lemon lime flavor) and will be available at each aid station on the course.
  • Water from Premium Refreshment Service will also be available at each aid station on the course. To avoid bottlenecks, all hydration stations will have Gatorade tables set-up first, then water.  Please keep moving even after you pick up your drink.  If you wish to slow down to drink, do so after you have passed all tables.  For your safety, take fluids only at the official stations. They will be protected by race security.
  • Both water and Gatorade will be available at the start line and the finish line.
  • 14 Course Aid Stations.
  • Paramedic Bike Patrols will be all along the course.
  • Medical aid stations are located along the course and at the finish line. Medical tents are marked by a large red flag that bears a white cross.
  • Porta Potties and/or bathrooms are located at each aid station, the start line and in athlete’s village located inside the Statehouse Convention Center.

Aid Station Locations:

Saturday (5K/10K)

Mile           Volunteer Group                                           Location

Sunday (Marathon/Half Marathon)

Mile              Volunteer Group                                          Location

ROAD CLOSURES

Thursday, March 2, 2023

9:00 am                                    

  • HARD CLOSURE: Eastbound LaHarpe Blvd., from State St. to Statehouse Convention will close to one lane for Expo Vendors.

Friday, March 3, 2023

9:00 am                                    

  • HARD CLOSURE: LaHarpe Blvd. will close in both directions, from State Street to President Clinton Avenue. LaHarpe from State to President Clinton will remain closed until Sunday, March 6 at approximately 10:00 pm.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

4:00 am

  • Cumberland northbound at Second Street | Reopens approx. 8:30am

5:00 am

  • Markham both east and westbound at Scott Street | Reopens approx. 8:30am
  • Second Street east and westbound at Scott Street | Reopens approx. 8:30am

5:30 am

  • President Clinton Avenue westbound at Ottenheimer/Rock | Reopens approx. 8:30am
  • Second Street westbound at Rock Street| Reopens approx. 8:30am

6:00 am

  • Main, Louisiana and Center streets northbound at Markham Street | Reopen approx. 2:00pm
  • Main northbound at Second Street | Reopens approx. 2:00pm
  • Markham Street from Center to Cumberland | Reopens approx. 1:00pm
  • Broadway Bridge southbound to Cantrell Road | Reopens approx. 2:00pm

7:00 am

  • Chester Street exit from I-630 – both east and westbound | Reopens approx. 9:30am

Sunday, March 5, 2023

4:00 am

  • Cantrell from Junior Deputy to Chester | Reopens conclusion of race
  • Cumberland northbound at Second Street | Reopens approx. 9:00am

5:00 am

  • 3rd/Markham from Barton to Kavanaugh | Reopens as course clears
  • Riverfront Drive, northbound | Reopens as course clears
  • Cantrell Hill eastbound curb lane from Lookout to Cedar Hill | Reopens approx. 3:00pm
  • Markham from Center to Cumberland | Reopens approx. 11:00am
  • Markham both east and westbound at Scott Street | Reopens approx. 9:00am
  • Second Street east and westbound at Scott Street | Reopens approx. 9:00am
  • Main, Louisiana and Center streets northbound at Markham Street | Reopen approx. 2:00pm
  • Main northbound at Second Street | Reopens approx. 2:00pm
  • 6th Street, from 6th to Roundabout | Reopen as course clears
  • Broadway Bridge southbound to Cantrell Road | Reopens approx. 4:00pm

5:30 am

  • Broadway Bridge southbound on North Little Rock side | Reopens approx. 8:45am
  • Broadway Bridge northbound on Little Rock side | Reopens approx. 8:45am
  • Temporary road closures along marathon/half marathon courses | Reopens at conclusion of race

7:30 am

  • Chester southbound at 6th Street | Reopens approx. Noon
  • Chester Street exit from I-630 – both east and westbound | Reopens approx. 11:30am

8:00 am

  • Brookwood southbound at Cedar Hill | Reopens approx. 3:00pm
  • Markham/Third Street from Martin Luther King, Jr., to Kavanaugh | Reopens as course clears

COURSE ENTERTAINMENT

The Little Rock Marathon is looking for individuals and/or groups to volunteer their time and enthusiasm on race day by providing entertainment along the course for athletes. Musicians and entertainers of all talent levels, sizes and artistic backgrounds are invited to join in the fun and celebration.

Let us know your area of interest or talent and we’ll help you bring it all together. There are a variety of locations on the race course where we can give you some exposure to the athletes and community while you provide a great source of support for the athletes along the course on race day.

For details, please contact CLICK HERE.

START TIMES

Date Race Start Time
Saturday, March 4, 2023
5K 7:30 a.m.
10K 7:30 a.m.
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Marathon Early Start 6:00 a.m.
Wheelchair & Hand Cycle 7:55 a.m.
General Start 8 a.m.

COURSE TIME LIMIT

Marathon – 8 hours (from 6 am start)
Half Marathon – 4 hours
10K – 2 hours
5K – 1 hour

  • All race courses open back up to traffic on a rolling schedule.
  • On Saturday, the finish line closes at 10 a.m.
  • On Sunday, the finish line closes at 2 p.m.
  • Under no circumstances may participants be on the course before the official start time.
  • Beginning prior to the official start time will result in disqualification.
  • If participants choose to continue after the course opens to traffic, they do so at their own risk.  The police department will ask you to move up to the sidewalk.

MARATHON EARLY START

The early start is for athletes needing more than 6 hours to complete the marathon distance.  Those athletes requesting an early start will be verified by the Registrar.  Specific information will be emailed race week to those who have been approved for the early start.

TIMING

All Little Rock Marathon races (except for the Little Rockers Final Mile) are timed using RFID timing system, as well as disposable timing chip, which is attached to each participant’s race number. The disposable chip requires no battery, is lighter than a feather and has a built in microprocessor customized to ensure maximum reads even during the most challenging of conditions.

  • no mats on the ground to slip or trip on
  • no chips or tags to return post race
  • unofficial results will be sent to the email address and phone number given at registration
  • No chip/race number. No time. No exceptions.

RULES OF COMPETITION