**UPDATES REGARDING COVID-19 AND NUTTY RUNNER 5K**
We appreciate your patience in this very dynamic time and with the swift progression of new updates today on COVID-19 here in Arkansas and around the country.
In alignment with state officials, local organizations, and compassion for the community at large, we have made the decision to postpone the 2020 Nutty Runner 5K until a more suitable date can be found and the safety of all can be ensured.
We are working diligently to confirm additional details for a new date and will share updates as soon as they are available. Per our policy, your registration fee is not refundable; however, we will honor all registrations at the postponed date. Alternatively, you may elect to defer until the 2021 race date or request a donation receipt for your unused registration.
As excited as we were to rally together in celebration of our mission, we believe it is more important to exercise an abundance of caution. The well-being of our runners, volunteers, sponsors, and community partners is always our top priority, and we appreciate your understanding of this rapidly evolving situation.
The Spark Foundation
Thursday, March 12, 5:30 pm
About the Race
If you enjoy craft beer and exercising outdoors for a good cause, the Nutty Runner 5K is for you! At every mile, runners can enjoy a pint of Nutty Runner nut-brown ale courtesy of Columbus House Brewery – one of Fayetteville’s favorite local hangs.
Out of all the runs in Fayetteville, this one may be the “most” Fayetteville! The route will wind through our fair city’s historic downtown and into some of our most scenic neighborhoods. So, a word of warning – there will be hills. But just follow the Nutty Runner race mantra and put “mind over hangover” and you’ll be just fine.
For the more cautious souls who don’t feel the need to drink and run, there’s the Designated Driver division. But however you choose to participate, there will be additional beer, shirts and merch available for purchase during the post-race festivities. It’s a guaranteed good time for all.
Columbus House Brewery
Columbus House Brewery is a 3-barrel brewhouse owned and operated by two University of Arkansas graduates who love Fayetteville and the craft beer industry. Since opening their doors in April 2015, they've been dedicated to providing Fayetteville with quality brews and a friendly environment. The brewery shares The Spark Foundation's passion for being active outdoors and hosts weekly running and cycling clubs as well as monthly happy hours that give back to local nonprofits.
The Spark Foundation
The Nutty Runner 5K 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. Through Nutty Runner 5K and its other races, Cow Paddy Run and Hero Half Marathon, Spark encourages all ages and paces to get moving outside. The Spark Foundation also 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.