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Van Davis
Memorial 5K

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Van Davis Memorial 5K

The Race will begin in:

Where: Whittington Park -- Hot Springs, Arkansas

When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 9 a.m.

Registration Opens: November 14

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, the Van Davis Memorial 5K is the race for you. Located in Whittington Park in downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas, the course is flat and fast. It’s a perfect course for the first-timer, and the chip-timed event is a great venue for those seeking a PR. Strategically scheduled for six weeks into the new year, it gives everyone the opportunity to meet their new year’s health and fitness goals. Join us to make a difference for yourself and for the community.

Register now as a Runner, Walker, or -- for those of you that want to support us while nestled in your bed -- as a virtual participant. You have the option to register online or print and mail a registration form to: NPC Foundation, Attention: Sara Brown, 101 College Drive, Hot Springs, AR 71913.

Features of the Van Davis Memorial 5K:

Kids Fun Run

Bring your kids out to enjoy the fun!  The Kids Fun Run race is for children age 7 and under.  All children will receive a finishers gift!


Beard Contest 

The judging will take place after the 5K and Kids Fun Run race at the Whittington City Park.

Winners will be selected in the following categories:

You must be present to win... this could get wild and hairy!

Please visit the Beard Contest page for more information on rules, judging and categories.


In case of inclement weather:

In the event where the National Park Service declares that the roads are to be closed or are too hazardous to conduct the race, the event will be cancelled and not be rescheduled.  If this occurs, all registrants will still receive their t-shirt and be eligible for a discount for next year's event.  You may contact the NPC foundation office for details.  Contact Sara Brown at 501-760-4129.

In the event of cancellation due to weather conditions beyond our control we hope that you will consider this a donation to a very worthy cause and try again next year.