42nd Annual ARK 5K Classic

Sat September 2, 2023 Directions


42nd Annual ARK 5K Classic

7:30AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT
Open to ages 1 - 120.

42nd Annual ARK 5K Classic Wheelchair/Handcart Divison

7:28AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT
Open to ages 120 and under.


Crystal Hill Elementary School

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


Hello Everyone,

We look forward to you joining us Saturday, September 2, 2023, for our 42nd Annual ARK 5K Classic. If you have any questions, please contact me via email at ark5kclassic@gmail.com is the preferred method. 

Stephanie Roberts


ARK 5K Classic Race Director

This year we are excited to announce the option of tri-blend tank or tri-blend t-shirt as your give away. Be sure to select which type you want at registration. 

Packet Pick Up will be offered the day before the race and the morning of. 

Packet Pick Up will be on Friday, September 1, 2023 from 12pm-6pm at Rock City Running, located in Marketplace Shopping Center in West Little Rock! 

Packet Pick Up will also be race morning between the hours of 6:00am – 7:00am. Please arrive in plenty of time to come pick up your packet, get your bib on, and take your shirt back to your car! 

We will have race day registration $25.00, cash or check (made out to ARK) only from 6:00am – 7:00am. 


Overall Top 3 Male and Female. Top 3 Masters (40 +) Male and Female. Top 3 Wheelchair Finishers.  

Awards are given 3 deep in the following age groups: 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.  

Race will be chip timed with the chip being attached to your shoe. Please wear bib front facing in the torso area. 

Very Important Note: Deadline to guarantee a shirt is to be registered by August 20, 2023, at 11:59pm.

Race Day Order of Events 

Packet Pick Up or Registration 6:00am - 7:00am

Please be to start by 7:20am

Pre-race blessing offered at 7:23am by Rev. "Run" Jim Munns 

National Anthem will be sung at 7:25am sung by Keith Knight

Wheelchair Division will start at 7:28am

Standard Race will start 7:30am

Remembering Rose and Awards Ceremony to begin at 8:45am (if all participants are in, if not very soon thereafter.) 


Special Notes


This year's race will be dedicated to memory of Rosemary Rogers 


Thank you to Coker Fit Photography! Who will be capturing start and finish line photos. 




Chip Attachment Instructions

Timing services will be provided by Garner Timing Services 


Chip Instructions

Diamond Sponsor

Sapphire Sponsor

Ruby Sponsor

Topaz Sponsor


Crystal Hill Elementary School

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