Little Rock Marathon registration opens Aug. 17

Registration for the Little Rock Marathon will open 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, for its 2016 event to be held Saturday, March 5, and Sunday, March 6. The Little Rock Marathon Weekend is presented by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.

Race Weekend events include the 14th Annual Little Rock Marathon, the Little Rock Half Marathon, presented by Baptist Health; the Little Rock 10K, presented by Windstream Communications; 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 in early September.

The Little Rock Marathon offers a training program to individuals participating in the 2016 race. Official training begins Monday, Sept. 21, with a "build-up" training phase beginning on Monday, Aug. 10. 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.

Registration will be available online at through 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26.   

In the past, all races have sold out, due in part to the famously HUGE finisher’s medals and fun race themes. Race officials anticipate another sell out before the end of the year.   

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