Saturday, October 5th, 2013
- Pre-Registration is at Race Village at the Course Friday from 6-8 PM.
- Cars and Buses are not allowed entry from Garland Avenue on Friday.
- Parking for this occasion is a grass lot on Quality Lane which intersects Gregg Street.
Directions and Parking:
GPS and Google Map users: Use Washington County Fairgrounds, North McConnell Avenue, Fayetteville, AR
Traveling on Hwy. I-540, take exit 66 to Hwy. 112 (which is also Garland Ave.). Travel south on Hwy. 112. You will see Chile Pepper parking signs. Parking is located at Washington County Fairgrounds (right side of lot only), Whittaker Equine Center, and Agri Park, which are all located on Hwy. 112. Transit Buses will shuttle participants from the parking lots to the drop-off point near the course from 5:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some walking is required. The early morning (6:00am to 7:30am) drop-off time and the after race pickup time (1:15pm to 2:30pm) will be just behind the awards podium. All other times of the day, the drop-off point is approximately ½ miles walking distance from the race start. Note: Please allow extra time to get to the race site.
Traveling on Hwy. I-540, take exit 66 to Hwy. 112 (which is also Garland Ave.). Travel south on Hwy. 112. You will see Chile Pepper parking signs. Turn into the Agri Park and proceed up to gate entrance for Transit buses. A guard will check your credentials, (call ahead for pass at 479-530-5954 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Parking is located on the course near the race village, attendants will direct vehicle.
Scoring and Timing:
This year's event will be chip timed by Branch Sports Technology. Chips will be issued on race day only. Each runner will be required to wear an electronic chip which will be zip tied to his or her shoelace. At the conclusion of each race, the chips will be collected. Each participant is responsible for returning the chip to the timekeeper. There will be a $30.00 charge per chip for any that are not returned.
Pre-Race Packet Pick-up and Registration:
Packets may be picked up from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th at the Registration Tent at the Race Festival Site. It is NOT located downtown. You may also register for the Festival during packet pick-up hours. Chile Pepper T-shirts and other event merchandise will be available for purchase.
RAIN SITE: Gymnastic Joe's, NWA MALL
4201 North Shiloh Drive Fayetteville, AR 72703. A notice will be posted on website header and facebook page www.facebook.com/chilepepperfest early Friday morning if necessary.
Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration:
Packets may be picked up Saturday, October 5th, at the Festival race site beginning at 6:00 a.m. Race day registration will open at 6:00 a.m. and continue until 15 minutes prior to the start of each race.
Race Start Time:
Make arrangements as soon as possible. For additional accommodations, please contact the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-766-4626 for available hotels in the Northwest Arkansas area.
For additional accommodations, please contact the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-766-4626 for available hotels in the Northwest Arkansas area.
- 10K Open Entry Fee: $25 before September 23, then $30 until October 4th. Race day registration increases to $40.
- 1 mile Fun Run/Walk Entry Fee: $10 with no late fee.
- VIP entry is $60, and benefits include a secure place for gear, preferential parking, etc. For details and updates, check the VIP Page.
All runners may eat free at the post-race lunch. Non-registered adults and kids may eat at the post-race lunch for $5.
- Each runner will be treated to a post-race feast provided by Jose's Mexican Restaurant, Jose's Southwest Grill, and Ben E. Keith.
- Free massages provided by Blue Cliff College - 479-521-2550
The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival will held at the University of Arkansas cross country course in Fayetteville. The course is a combination of grass, cinder and uneven terrain.
Race Proceeds Distributed to Northwest Arkansas High School Cross Country Programs:
Race proceeds are given to the Fayetteville, Springdale, Har-Ber, Rogers and Bentonville high school cross country teams. $36,000 was donated in 2011 with $236,000 given to date.