Why is today's column talking about the Fourth of July? There's another Monday yet to come before Independence Day. Technically, this column is a week early.
The True Grit Ride and 5K events will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday at Chaffee Crossing, 7313 Terry St. in Fort Smith.
Go! Running's Go! Mile race, the midpoint event in the 2017 Arkansas Grand Prix, unleashes its first heat at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.
The Arkansas Runner 2 Mile -- ninth of the 20 footraces that make up the Arkansas Grand Prix -- begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday on a brand new course beginning at the Boys and Girls Club at Riverside Park, 1810 Citizens Drive, Benton.
On May 20, I traveled to a farm in Judsonia to participate in the Lizard Creek five-mile obstacle course. It was one of those extremely rainy days that forces the average person to question his decision-making process.
The Big Dam Bridge Criterium Series, presented by Central Arkansas Velo, opened Tuesday, but bike racers have 12 weeks to join in. The races will occur from 5 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday (except July 4) until Aug. 8.
The Ride of Silence has been an annual event for bicyclists since May 2003, when hundreds of riders gathered at White Rock Lake in Dallas to remember endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz, who died when he was hit by the mirror of a passing bus.
The 65 Roses Tour is the final ride in the first Arkansas Charity Challenge.
The 10th annual MacArthur Park 5K begins at 7 p.m. Friday in front of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock.
The Panther Prowl 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Pulaski Heights Middle School, 401 N. Pine St. in Little Rock.