The three-day event will go from Friday afternoon, Aug. 10 -- Sunday, Aug. 12 (see schedule below).
The triathlon will happen Friday, with the road bike tour rides and races on Saturday and the running races on Sunday.
"I raced last year," said Thomas Acord, an officer with the Eureka Springs Police Dept. "It really all started due to my love of bikes and racing. We have mountain cycling events around here but not a race for street racing. So I partnered with a promoter named Bruce Dunn who done numerous events in the area."
Acord said their goal was to create an event that would be solid and bring visitors to Eureka Springs for more than one night. "Something that will bring people here to eat, to try our overnight facilities, to check out downtown," said Acord. "People involved in these events bring a lot to Eureka Springs when they visit. They are no trouble for the police dept. either, and as long as we can show the community the extra traffic is worth it, I feel everyone will benefit."
Acord said last year nearly 400 people from seven states participated, almost double their expectations.
Athletes can participate in individual events or sign up for everything at once.
For more information, go to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 479-521-7766.
|*||5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Packet Pickup For All Events|
|*||5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Registration For All Events|
|*||Location - Inn of the Ozarks - 207 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632|
|*||9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Packet Pickup & Late Registration For Triathlon Only - Inn of the Ozarks|
|*||1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - On site Packet Pickup at Holiday Island. Holiday Island Recreation Center - 13 Buckskin Lane, Holiday Island|
|*||3:00 p.m. - Triathlon at Holiday Island|
|*||5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Packet Pickup & Late Registration For Saturday & Sunday Events. Location - Inn of the Ozarks.|
|*||5:00 a.m. - Packet Pickup/Registration For Bike Events Only|
|*||6:05 a.m. - Prayer|
|*||6:10 a.m. - National Anthem|
|*||6:15 a.m. - Bike Races - 68|
|*||6:20 a.m. - Bike Races - 58|
|*||6:25 a.m. - Bike Races - 32|
|*||6:30 a.m. - 20 Mile Bike Tour Ride - (begin at courthouse parking lot)|
|*||6:30 a.m. - 100 Mile Bike Tour Ride|
|*||6:45 a.m. - 58 Mile Bike Tour Ride|
|*||Staging Location - Victoria Inn - (intersection of E. Van Buren & Ridgeview Rd). 2.5 miles east from Hwy 23/62. 4028 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs|
|*||6:00 a.m. - Packet Pickup/Registration inside the city auditorium located adjacent to courthouse|
|*||7:30 a.m. - 5K Run|
|*||7:45 a.m. - 10K Run|
|*||7:50 a.m. - 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk|
|*||11:00 a.m. - Video & Picture Recap of the weekend|
|*||11:15 a.m. - Awards ceremony - Eureka Springs Auditorium|
|*||Location - Eureka Springs City Auditorium & Courthouse - 44 South Main Street, Eureka Springs|