presented by

  • 8-hour time limit (early start athletes only)
  • USATF certified course (pending)
  • The Little Rock Marathon is a Boston Qualifier (see Boston Athletics Association for qualifying times)
  • Walkers are welcome in all race weekend events
  • Early Start

WHAT’S NEW IN 2024

  • New Theme
  • New Course
  • One Glorious Medal

DATE
Sunday, March 3, 2024

START TIME
6:00 am             Early Start (only those needing more than 6:00 hours)
7:55 am             Wheelchair & Hand Cycle
8:00 am             General Start

LOCATION
Start/Finish Line – LaHarpe Blvd (click here)

MARATHON PARTICIPANT & FINISHER AMENITIES
The Little Rock Marathon is a project of and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.  We are incredibly grateful to all of you who participate the following amenities are included in your registration fee.

All marathon participants receive:

  • Free training (click here for details)
  • Digital Race Book
  • Pacers (click here for details on our pace team)
  • Personalized race number (deadline February 1)
  • Scenic course featuring the Capital City’s famous landmarks
  • Entertainment throughout the course
  • Plentiful course support and aid station
  • Loads of southern hospitality

All marathon finishers receive:

  • Appropriately large finisher’s medal – yes, it’s huge!
  • Digital Finisher’s Certificate (available online mid-April)
  • Post-race festivities

MARATHON EARLY START
The Early Start (aka 6 am start) is for marathon athletes who need 6 to 8 hours to complete the 26.2-mile distance.  It is NOT an optional start for athletes who run or walk faster than a 6-hour pace.

The athletes who toe the line at 6 am may not run faster than a 13:44 min mile (a 6-hour marathon finish pace) and they MUST stay with or behind the 6-hour pacers.  Any athlete who goes ahead of the 6-hour pacers will be disqualified immediately (and we do have people on the course who will be monitoring the positions of the athletes who start at 6 am).

Athletes who start at 8 am will have 6 hours to finish the marathon, only those athletes starting at 6 am will have 8 hours to finish.

All athletes who request the Early Start will need to be approved by Hobbit Singleton, the Registrar.  They will receive email notification of either approval or requesting proof of race finish times to support needing the 6 am start time.  All athletes approved for the Early Start will have a different color bib and only athletes with those bibs will be allowed in the Early Start Corral race morning.

If you have questions, please email click here.

PREVIOUS WINNING TIMES

Year Division Name, Age City, State, Country Time
2023 Men
Women
Non-Binary
Colin Boerger, 26
Jessy Sorrick, 34
Devin Cordray, 31
Kingston, MA
Columbia, MO
Jackson, MI
2:40:45
3:09:56
6:30:23
2022 Men
Women
Non-Binary
Cameron Beckett, 31
Elisabeth Dollas, 45
Fitzgerald Ortiz-Luis, 40
Little Rock, AR
Amesbury, MA
Bastrop, TX
2:40:26
3:02:50
5:56:48
2021 Men
Women
Joseph Hoch, 39
Tia Stone, 42
Stoughton, WI
Searcy, AR
2:49:18
3:01:41
2020
Men
Women
Jeremy Provence, 29
Tia Stone, 41
Florence, AL
Searcy, AR
2:42:47
3:07:10
2019
Men
Women
Jeremy Provence, 28
Jenny Massanelli, 36
Florence, AL
Little Rock, AR
2:42:23
3:14:42
2018
Men
Women
Drew Mueller, 23
Tia Stone, 39
University City, MO
Searcy, AR
2:32:34
2:59:13
2017 Men
Women
Adam Bradbury, 31
Tia Stone, 38
Bryant, AR
Searcy, AR
2:45:44
3:00:45
2016 Men
Women
Bryan Morseman, 30
Tia Stone, 37
Bath, NY
Searcy, AR
2:27:15
3:00:23
2015 Men
Women
Yao Long, 25
Angie Zinkus, 38
Changchun, Jilin, China
Eads, TN
2:44:40
2:59:57
2014 Men
Women
Mark Chepses, 37
Leah Thorvilson, 35
Des Moines, IA
Little Rock, AR
2:25:42
2:42:39
2013 Men
Women
Mark Chepses, 36
Hellen Rotich, 33
Des Moines, IA
Manor, TX
2:19:45
2:47:12
2012 Men
Women
Mark Chepses, 34
Leah Thorvilson, 33
Des Moines, IA
Little Rock, AR
2:29:42
2:37:26
2011 Men
Women
Mark  Chepses, 33
Leah Thorvilson, 32
Calle Sierra Morelos, MX
Little Rock, AR
2:24:08
2:45:53
2010 Men
Women
Moninda Marube, 31
Leah Thorvilson, 31
Keller, TX
Little Rock, AR
2:29:40
2:48:28
2009 Men
Women
Augustus Mbusya,32
Leah Thorvilson, 30
Albuquerque, NM
Little Rock, AR
2:20:46
2:44:23
2008 Men
Women
Tamrat Ayalew, 33
Hellen Rotich, 28
Marietta, GA
Manor, TX
2:24:46
2:50:33
2007 Men
Women
Przemek Bodbowski, 26
Maria Cloefe Portilla, 34
Searcy, AR
Albuquerque, NM
2:27:09
2:47:12
2006 Men
Women
Charles Kamindo, 23
Claudia Camargo, 34
Superior, CO
Danbury, CT
2:19:48
2:56:48
2005 Men
Women
John Weru, 25
Christy Nielsen, 30
Mountain View, CA
Council Bluffs, IA
2:24:10
2:58:45
2004 Men
Women
Glen Mays, 33
Patricia Langum, 43
Washington, DC
Brooklyn Park, MN
2:34:30
3:17:40
2003 Men
Women
Anatolie Vartosu, 35
Joyce Florance, 47
Stamford, CT
Bossier City, LA
2:36:53
3:20:25

HELPFUL LINKS

FEES, REGISTRATION INFO, SWITCHING RACES

COURSE INFORMATION & TIMING

START LINE & START CORRALS

PACE TEAM

AWARDS