Race Details

Race Day

Saturday, April 11, 2020

  • 2:00 pm: Festivities & Packet Pickup Open
  • 3:15 pm: T-shirt Contest Winners Recognized
  • 3:45 pm: Costume Contest
  • 3:55 pm: School Participation Winners Announced
  • 4:00 pm: 1K Fun Run Begins!
  • 4:05 pm: Food Tent Opens
  • 4:15 pm: 1K Awards Ceremony & Prizes
  • 4:30 pm: 5K & 10th Anniversary 10K Begin!
  • 6:00 pm: 5K& 10K Awards Ceremony & Prizes


Online Registration is open!

1K Registration: starts at $20.00
5K Registration: starts at $25.00
10K Registration: starts at $35.00

(Prices go up on March 1!)



If you register BEFORE March 16, 2020, you are GUARANTEED a shirt in your selected size.

Please note: we must place our shirt order several weeks in advance. Those participants registering on or after March 16, 2020, will only receive a race T-shirt on a first-come, first-served basis. Cow Paddy Run cannot guarantee any size offerings or availability. Shirts will be available at packet pickup on the day before the race or on race day (see Packet Pickup below). Thank you for your understanding!

Need financial assistance?

We know that race fees can be prohibitive and we're dedicated to making running accessible to all. We offer need-based scholarships through school and community running clubs and P.E. programs. Email Melissa at director@mysparkfoundation.org to find out more.


Click HERE for the 2020 5K route on Strava
or click below to download the course maps (3MB pdf)

1K Map 5K Map

Packet Pickup


Spark Office at Mount Sequoyah Center
Friday, April 10 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm
150 N. Skyline Dr.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Special Guests Announced in March


Gulley Park Gazebo
Saturday, April 11 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm
1850 E. Township St.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
There is NO race day registration


Costume Contest

Both adults and kids are encouraged to dress up for a chance to win a sweet prize. There are two costume categories: Best Dressed Cow and Craziest Costume! Winners will be announced between races.

School Prizes

Both elementary AND middle schools are eligible for the annual participation prize, and we've added even more awards! Make sure that your students, teachers, parents, alumni, friends, and family all select YOUR SCHOOL at registration to be in the running for highest Cow Paddy Run participation.

1st Place - $2,500
2nd Place - $1,000
3rd Place - $500

Plus: We've added a $500 prize for the non-Fayetteville school with the most participants!

More Perks

  • FREE ice cream thanks to Unilever
  • FREE pizza thanks to Marley's & Spark Foundation
  • FREE stretching and injury prevention from Rise PT NWA
  • FREE healthy snacks from Ozark Natural Foods
  • FREE arts & crafts activity and demonstrations courtesy of Community Creative Center's Wheel Mobile
  • and of course, meet Dash the Cow!


Gulley Park
1850 E. Township Street
Fayetteville, AR 72703

In an effort to be more sustainable, we encourage you to walk, bike, or carpool to Gulley Park.

There is a large parking lot on the west side of Gulley Park (off Old Wire) as well as a smaller parking lot on the south side (off Township). When these parking spaces are full, we recommend that runners park on the street in the surrounding neighborhoods.

We are in conversation with local churches and businesses to allow for runner parking. If you are affiliated with any and would like to offer parking lot access for runners or as a bike meet-up, please let us know.