2014 Race Results and Photos

27th Annual Chile Pepper Festival

Saturday, October 3, 2015

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

27th Annual Chile Pepper Festival

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The support of sponsors, runners, and athletes has contributed more than $400,000 to Northwest Arkansas cross-country programs.

27th Annual Chile Pepper Festival

Saturday, October 3, 2015

This year, the Chile Pepper will host approximately 5,300 runners and over 5,000 spectators the weekend of October 3rd, 2015.

Rush Running


Jose's Southwest Grille

Ben E. Keith

Clif Bar


Mana Medical


Creative Awards

Feltner Brothers


J.B. Hunt

Lewis Automotive


Sharp Hue Web Design




Superior Industries

US Army

Race Wizard

Legacy National Bank

Collier Drug Stores



Richards Country Meatmarket

Ace of Blades

Signature Bank

Hogeye Marathon

Gymnastics Joe's

Newly Weds Foods

Yum Yos


The Bank of Fayetteville


Onyx Coffee Lab

Williams Tractor


Smith Two-Way Radio

Twin City Produce

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Packaging Specialties

World Gym

Hot Mix 101.9

KIX 104

Magic 107.9

KUAF 91.3

Air National Guard

Blue Cliff College of Massage

Whittle Truck Sales & Service

Bakewell Chemical Co.



2013 Press Conference

10/1/13 – Press Conference at Jose’s Boardroom 324 on Dickson Street 11:30AM  

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What Chile Pepper Means!

Hear what the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival means to coaches, students, and participants.

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Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival

runnersThe 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 New 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 2015, the Chile Pepper celebrates its 27th year and will host approximately 5,300 runners and over 5,000 spectators the weekend of October 3rd, 2015. The support of sponsors, runners, and athletes has contributed more than $400,000 to Northwest Arkansas cross-country programs. $45,000 was donated to area programs in 2014.

Race Countdown

2014 Registered Teams

Abilene Christian University
Arkansas State University
Arkansas Tech University
Arlington Heights High School
Arlington High School
Ava High School
Bacone College
Baker University
Bartlesville Boys
Bartlesville Girls
Barton Community College
Batesville High School
Belton Girls
Benton Cross Country
Bentonville Black
Bentonville Gold
Bentonville High School
Bishop Kelley
Bishop McGuinness
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Boys JV
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Boys Varsity
Blue Springs High School
Blue Springs South High School
Boswell High School
Briarcrest Christian School
Bryant High School
Buffalo High School
Carthage High School
Casady School
Central Arkansas
Central Arkansas Christian School
Central Jr. High Girls
Central Junior High Boys
Chadron State
Chase Rathke
Christian Brothers High School
Christian Brothers University
Cloud County Community College
Central Arkansas
Coffeyville Community College
Collinsville High School
Cottey College
Decatur High School
Deer Creek High School
Drake University
Drake University Women
East Central University
East Newton
El Dorado Springs High School
Elkins High School
Episcopal Collegiate School
Eureka Springs Highlanders
Farmington High School
Fayetteville High School
First Assembly Christian School
Fort Smith Southside
Fulbright Junior High School
Genoa Central Senior Boys
Genoa Central Senior Girls
Gentry High School Girls
Gentry Junior High
George Junior High
Go Pros
Green Forest High School Boys
Green Forest High School Girls
Greene Machine
Greenwood High School
Greenwood Junior High
Haas Hall Academy
Harding Academy
Harding Charter Prep
Harding University
Harrison Goblins
Heavener Boys JV
Heavener HS Boys
Heavener HS Girls
Heavener JH Boys
Heavener JH Girls
Heber Springs
Heber Springs Sr. Boys Open
Heritage Hall (OK) Boys
Heritage Hall (OK) Girls
Heritage High School
Heritage Junior High
Holland Hall
Huntsville SR Boys
Huntsville SR Girls
Iowa Central Community College
Jackson High School
Jessieville Lions
John Brown University Men
John Brown University Women
Jonesboro High School
Joplin High School JV Boys
Joplin High School JV Girls
Joplin High School Varsity Boys
Joplin High School Varsity Girls
Kansas State Cross Country
Kansas Wesleyan University
Kearney (MO)
Keller High School
Kickapoo High School
Lake Hamilton High School
Lake Hamilton Jr. High School
Lakeside Jr High
Lamar University
Liberty Christian
Liberty Christian Warriors
Lincoln Jr High
Lindenwood University
Little Rock Catholic
Little Rock Central
Little Rock Christian
Little Rock Christian Academy
Lockhart High School
Lone Jack High School
Loyola College Prep
Magazine Rattlers
Maumelle High School
Maumelle Junior High School
McDonald County HS
McNeese State University
Melbourne High School
Melbourne Jr. High
Mike Stanton
Missouri Southern State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Monticello High School
Mountain Home
Mustang High School Cross Country
Neosho Missouri High School
Nettleton Varsity Girls
New Mexico Highlands University
Norman North
North Texas
Northwest Missouri State University
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma City University
Oologah Girls
Oologah Open
Ozark JH Boys
Ozark MO JH Girls
Parkview Cross Country
Pete Spinks
Piedmont Wildcats
Plano West
Plano West 2
Plano West Senior High School
Poteau High School Boys
Poteau High School Girls
Prairie Grove
Pratt Community College
Pulaski Academy
Ramay Junior High Boys
Ramay Junior High Girls
Redwater High School
Reeds Spring Wolves
Rosehill Christian School
Saint Joseph Central High School
Salem High School
Santa Fe South Boys
Santa Fe South Boys Open
Santa Fe South Girls
Santa Fe South Girls Open
Sequoyah Boys
Sequoyah Girls
Shawnee Mission East
Shiloh Christian School
Shocker Track Club
Siloam Springs
Simpson College
Southern Arkansas University
Southwest JH Boys
Southwest JH GIRLS
Spring Hill
Spring Hill Girls Varsity
Springdale High School
St. Agnes
St. Benedict at Auburndale
St. Joseph Catholic School
St. Mark's School of Texas
St. Vincent de Paul
Star City
Stephen F. Austin State University
Stilwell Varsity Boys
Stilwell Varsity Girls
Strafford Cross Country
Tahlequah High School
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Texas State University
Texas Tech Univ
The Kenyan way
Trinity Christain Jr Boys
Trinity Christian
Trinity Christian Jr Girls
Trinity Junior high
Trinity University
Union Christian Jr. Boys
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas Fort Smith
University of Louisiana Monroe
University of Sioux Falls
University of South Alabama
University of Texas-Pan American
Van Buren HS
Van Buren JH
Washington Junior High
Webb City
West Fork
West Plains Zizzers
West Texas A&M University
Wichita South High School
Wichita State University
Williams Baptist College
Woodland Junior High