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Fort Smith Marathon

September 24, 2023

Fort Smith, AR

Run the Fort Smith Marathon on September 24, 2023 in beautiful Fort Smith, Arkansas! Take on the half marathon course and experience the scenic views of the Arkansas River. Challenge yourself and conquer the 13.1 miles!
Run the Fort Smith Marathon on September 24, 2023 in beautiful Fort Smith, Arkansas! Take on the half marathon course and experience the scenic views of the Arkansas River. Challenge yourself and conquer the 13.1 miles!
Participants run the half marathon Fort Smith Marathon in Fort Smith, Arkansas in September!
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About The Fort Smith Marathon

The Fort Smith Marathon, held every September in Fort Smith, Arkansas is a fantastic event for both avid and novice runners alike. The course is challenging yet scenic as it winds through some of the most beautiful parts of the city. It begins at the Riverfront Amphitheater located near downtown and follows an out-and-back route along the Arkansas River that passes by many historical sites such as Belle Grove Historic District and Oak Cemetery Park.

The scenery on this course is breathtaking with plenty of trees providing shade throughout most of the run. As you make your way toward Lake Dardanelle State Park, you’ll be able to take in some stunning views of mountains and valleys in the distance. The last few miles are more challenging with several hills but they provide great opportunities to push yourself to reach new levels!

September in Fort Smith is typically mild with temperatures ranging between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit (18-25 Celsius). This makes it perfect for running since conditions won’t be too hot or cold during this season so you can focus on your performance without worrying about extreme weather conditions.

The crowds along this half marathon will keep you motivated from start to finish! Many locals come out to cheer on participants while displaying their hometown pride which adds an extra level of energy throughout your journey. There’s even a live band playing music at certain points along the route so that’ll help lift up those spirits when fatigue starts setting in!

One thing that really stands out about this race is its commitment to giving back: all proceeds from registration fees go directly towards helping fund local charities such as food pantries, homeless shelters, and educational programs for children living in poverty around Fort Smith area – what better incentive than knowing that each step counts towards making a difference?

All things considered, I highly recommend taking part in the Fort Smith Marathon if you’re looking for an exciting challenge coupled with magnificent surroundings – there’s no doubt it’ll be one unforgettable experience!