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Outback In The Ozarks
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Outback in the Ozarks is THE overnight running relay that will challenge you in the spirit of teamwork and fun with your family and friends. We are Northwest Arkansas’ most exciting and beautiful race! Our race begins in Historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and winds through 200-miles of the stunningly scenic “Ozark Outback” finishing up near vibrant Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Think of us as a high-speed walkabout through the best that the Natural State  has to offer. From panoramic mountain vistas and rolling valleys, to winding rivers, lush National Forests and 5 scenic State Parks, Outback in the Ozarks will take you to another land down under full of fun and adventure!

Whether you’re a novice or an elite runner, Outback in the Ozarks has something for you. Each standard team consists of 8-12 runners running 3 legs each.
Legs vary from 2 to 8 miles of diverse terrain. There is also an ultra team division made up of 4-7 member teams. The end result is 200-miles covered over two days and one night, ending with an Outdoor Finish Line Festival with bands and a barbie.


Running a 200-mile relay is an over night adventure with your best mates. You will laugh, you will cheer. You’ll feel exhausted and exhilarated. You’ll overcome challenges with the help of your friends and never forget running under the stars! Best of all, you don’t have to be a marathoner to participate. We have options for runners of all abilities.

Outback in the Ozarks is a 200-mile adventure running relay race through the beautiful Ozark mountains of northwest Arkansas, including 5 state parks. It is a team-oriented event, which is what makes it so unique, fun and perfect for families, friends, corporations and anyone wanting to create an unforgettable team bonding experience.

So gather your mates and make your way to The Natural State where you will Connect, Conquer and Celebrate on this unforgettable slumber party full of running and adventure “down under” in the natural beauty of the Arkansas Ozarks.

Our Mission

To provide an exceptional race experience that prioritizes secondary roads and scenic rural routes. We have created a well-organized and unforgettable race experience that you are sure to put at the top of your list of annual events.

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