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About the Race
The Cow Paddy Run is comprised of a 5K and 1K Fun Run at Gulley Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas hosted by The Spark Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to create a positive impact in our community by providing increased access to health and fitness opportunities while supporting academic excellence. Proceeds support innovative educational projects in schools through direct giving, our keystone endowment with the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation, and Spark’s outreach programming.
Calling all artists! Combine your love of running with your creative skills. Every year we hold a design contest for students in grades K-6. The winning design will be featured on the race shirt in addition to cash prizes and FREE race entries.
Head over to the Design Contest page to learn more!
The Spark Foundation
The Cow Paddy Run is produced by and benefits The Spark Foundation, a non-profit organization that strives to create a positive impact in the community by providing increased access to health and fitness education and opportunities. The Spark Foundation supports pioneering projects around health and fitness through its keystone fund with Fayetteville Public Education Foundation as well as mini-grants for area schools and clubs.