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Students / School Teams

Students / School Teams


Teams must register online before it closes on Tuesday, October 1st at 5:00PM Central Time. Payments and athlete changes are available at The Race Village on Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm and race day morning after Open Events start, approximately 8:00am.  Checks can be mailed to Chile Pepper, Inc.  Box 10734, Fayetteville, AR  72703.  Please note this is a new PO Box in 2015.

Senior High School & Junior High

High School teams must be a member of NFHS. If your team does not meet this requirement please contact Jay Lewis.  Use Team Registration Link on website with username/password.

  • “El Caliente” HS Varsity Race Teams
    • Teams can have up to 8 members
    • Cost is $100 per team
    • Considered the “Varsity Race” with special trophy for team winner
    • School may have more than 1 team;  2nd team requires additional username/password.
  • Open Race Teams, HS and JR High
    • Can have unlimited members
    • Cost is $100 per team
      • up to 20 participants included
      • $3 for each additional team member
      • 3 or less on a team, fee is $20 per participant
      • NO unattached runners;  All athletes’ schools must have a cross country team.
      • If a Team is not participating in the meet their coach may authorize a student athlete to attend with; a written note, prior arrangements with registration, under parental supervision and wear the team’s uniform.

College / Open*

  • Cost is $250 each team up to 7 runners, then $35 each additional athlete.
  • Use Team Registration Link on website with username/password.
  • YES, It is an 8K for the College Men!
  • College Women is a 5K.

*Unattached runners must qualify for the college race.

  • Men: 8K time of 29:00 min. or less this calendar year.
  • Women: 5K time of 18:00 min. or less this calendar year.
  • $35 each Unattached runner.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Amy Mortimeyer (479) 531-5031

Jay Lewis (479) 530-5954