29th Annual Chile Pepper Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017

This year, the Chile Pepper will host approximately 6,500 runners and over 6,000 spectators the weekend of September 30th, 2017

29th Annual Chile Pepper Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Each year over 80 college teams and 120 high school teams battle for prestige and unique Chile Pepper themed awards.

29th Annual Chile Pepper Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The support of sponsors, runners, and athletes has contributed more than $500,000 to Northwest Arkansas cross-country programs.

29th Annual Chile Pepper Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017

This year, the Chile Pepper will host approximately 6,500 runners and over 6,000 spectators the weekend of September 30, 2017

29th Annual Chile Pepper Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Each year over 80 college teams and 120 high school teams battle for prestige and unique Chile Pepper themed awards.

29th Annual Chile Pepper Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The support of sponsors, runners, and athletes has contributed more than $500,000 to Northwest Arkansas cross-country programs.

US Army

Powerade

Jose's

Ben E. Keith

Rush Running

Lewis Automotive

J.B. Hunt

Feltner Brothers

Timex

Tyson

Bordinos

Legacy Bank

Creative Awards

Sun Maid

Coty

Sharp Hue Web Design

Race Wizard

United States Marine Corps

Clif Bar

Collier Drug Stores

Arvest

Ace of Blades

Crossmark

Richards Country Meatmarket

Signature Bank

Crossland Construction

Hogeye Marathon

Active-Stretch

Kennametal

Gymnastics Joe's

Grimes Industries

First Security Bank

The Mustache

Yum Yos

Ozark Orthopaedic

Newly Weds Foods

Rineco

The Bank of Fayetteville

Onyx Coffee Lab

Williams Tractor

Smith Two-Way Radio

Welch's

Twin City Produce

Waste Management

The Mortimeyers

John Elrod, Attorney

Power 105.7

92.1 The Ticket

Magic 107.9

KUAF

Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival

The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival was created to bring together three Northwest Arkansas cross-country races under a single event. The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival is now one of the premier running events in America.

Each year over 80 college teams and 120 high school teams battle for prestige and unique Chile Pepper themed awards. Additionally, 750 individuals participate in the Open 10k and 5K Fun Run plus the Tom Lewis 1 Mile Pepper Dash on Friday Night. The event is held at University of Arkansas’ incredible off road course and all runners are invited to enjoy a Hot Mexican food feast following the race.

In 2016, the Chile Pepper celebrated its 28th year and hosted approximately 6,500 runners and over 6,000 spectators the weekend of October 1st, 2016. The support of sponsors, runners, and athletes has contributed more than $500,000 to Northwest Arkansas cross-country programs. $56,000 was donated to area programs in 2016.

2017 Registered Teams

Airline
Airline High School
Alamo Heights
Awty International
Baker University
Bakersfield HighSchool
Bartlesville Boys Blue
Bartlesville Boys White
Bartlesville Girls Blue
Bartlesville Girls White
Belton Boys
Belton Girls
Benton High School
Bentonville West
Bethel University
Bishop
Bishop Kelley - JV
Bishop Kelley - M
Bishop McGuinness
Blue Springs South
Blue Valley North
Bolivar Liberators
Boston College
Briarcrest Christian School
Buffalo High School
Carl Albert High School
Carl Albert High School Girls
Cave City High School
Central High School Springfield Mo
Central Junior High
Christian Brothers University
College of the Ozarks
Colorado School of Mines
Conway High School
Cookson Hills Christian School
Crowley's Ridge College Men
Dallas Baptist University
East Texas Baptist University
Episcopal Collegiate School Boys Open
Episcopal Collegiate School Cross Country
Episcopal Collegiate School Girls Open
Eureka
Eureka High School
Eureka Springs Highlanders
Evangel University
Farmington Sr. Boys
Farmington Sr. Girls
Fayetteville High School
Fort Worth Boswell
Fort Worth Boswell 2
Friends University
Fulbright Junior High School
Genoa Central
George Junior High Cross Country
Gravette
Green Forest High School
Green Forest Junior High
Greenbrier
Greenbrier High School Girls
Greenbrier Junior High Boys
Haas Hall Academy
Haas Hall Springdale
Har-Ber High School - Girls
Harding Academy
Harrison Goblins
harrison high school sr girls
Harrison Junior High Girls
Haskell Indian Nations University
Haughton High School
Heritage
Heritage High School
Hermitage School
Hollister High School
Houston High School Boys
Houston High School Girls
Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy
Indian Hills Community College
Jenks High School
Jenks JV
Jessieville High School Boys
John Brown University Men
John Brown University Women
Jonesboro High School Boys
Jonesboro High School Girls
Kansas Wesleyan University
KCE Lions
Kickapoo High School
Kirk Academy
Ladue High School
Lady Vikings
Lakeside Boys
Lakeside Girls
Lakeside High
Liberal Bulldogs
Liberal Bulldogs (Girls)
Liberal Bulldogs JV
Liberty High (MO)
Lincoln Christian
Lincoln Christian Girls
Lincoln Junior High
Lindenwood University
Little Rock Central
Little Rock Christian
Little Rock Christian Academy
Lone Jack High School
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Lyman High School
Manila High School
Mansfield
Marshfield High School
Maumelle High School
Maumelle Junior High
McDonald County High School
McLean
Melbourne High School
Melbourne Jr High
Melbourne Jr. High
Midwestern State University
Miller Grove
Mills Comets
Mills Comets - Jr. Boys
Mills Comets - Jr. Girls
Monticello Billies
Monticello Lady Billies
Montrose Bluejays
Morrilton Devil Dogs
Mount Dora Christian Academy
Mount Dora Christian Middle School
Mount Saint Mary
MSU Denver
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
OKC Storm
Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma Christian University Men
Oklahoma Christian University Women
OKrunner (m)
OKrunner (w)
Ozark Christian College
Ozark Christian College Ladies
Ozark Junior High Boys
Ozark Junior High Girls
Parkvew Cross Country
Parkview Cross Country
Paschal
Pulaski Academy
Ramay Junior High Boys
Ramay Junior High Girls
Rogers Heritage Jr High
Rogers Heritage Jr High Girls
Russellville
Sacred Heart High School
Saint Joseph Central High School
Santa Clara University
Sapulpa High School Boys Varsity
Sapulpa High School Girls Varsity
Sequoyah High School
Shawnee Mission East Seniors
Shawnee Mission East Varsity
Southwest Junior High
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Springdale High School
Springfield Catholic High Schol
St. Joseph Catholic School
St. Mark's School of Texas
St. Mark's Varsity Boys
Star City
Strafford Cross Country
Strafford High School
Tabor College Men
Tabor College Women
Tahlequah boys jv xc
tahlequah boys xc
Texas A&M Commerce
Texas High
Texas State University
The New School
Turner Pool
UAFS
Univerisity of Arkansas-Fort Smith
University of Arkansas
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Valley Springs Jr High Lady Tigers
Valley Springs JR High Tigers
Valley Springs Lady Tigers
Valley Springs Tigers
Vikings
Vilonia High School
Vilonia Junior High School
Washington
Washington High School
Washington Junior High
Washtington Junior high
Wayland Baptist University
Webb City
West Plains Middle School
Westminster Christian Academy
Westminster Christian Academy 2
Westmoore Boys
Westmoore H.S. Girls
Westmoore Senior Boys
William Woods
Williams Baptist College
Woodland Junior High