Little Rock Marathon registration open

Registration is now open for the 2014 Little Rock Marathon to be held Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2.  

The Little Rock Marathon is presented by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Race officials anticipate more than 15,000 participants.

Race weekend events include the 12th Annual Little Rock Marathon, the Little Rock Half Marathon, the Little Rock 10K, the Little Rock 5K Fun Run/Walk, the Little Rockers Kids Marathon and the Little Rock Health & Fitness Expo.

Registration for the Little Rockers Kids Marathon will open Sunday, Sept. 1.

The Little Rock Marathon offers a training program to individuals participating in the 2014 race. Official training begins in mid-September with a "build-up" training phase which began Aug. 6. The Little Rock Marathon Training Program, presented by Bill Torrey’s Rock City Running and KARK Channel 4, is FREE of charge, but registration is required.  

Last year’s 2013 marathon was a success with a 15.6 percent increase in race participation from 2012 with more than 19,000 individuals participating in the various training programs and races according race officials.

Registration is available online at through 11:59 PM CST Friday, Feb. 21. A mail-in registration form is also available on the registration page of the website or by calling race headquarters at 501.371.4639. Mail-in registration forms must be postmarked by Feb. 21.  

In the past, all races have sold out, due in part to the famously-HUGE finisher’s medals and fun race themes. The 2014 theme is “Epic” and race officials anticipate the race will sell out before the end of the year.  

For more information about deadlines, details and the race, visit the website or contact the Little Rock Marathon office at 501.371.4639.