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Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge

Register for the 3rd Annual Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge!

The mission of the Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge is to decrease the burden of cancer in our community, one step at a time. 

We all know someone whose life has been drastically changed due to a cancer diagnosis. The Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) works with cancer treatment centers and support houses across the state, and the need for cancer patient assistance is enormous. Sometimes the ACC receives requests for funding we cannot cover through our grant. By raising funds through the Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge, our goal is to raise enough that we can say yes to every cancer patient!

The Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge provides a unique way for you to reduce your own cancer risk and help cancer patients here in Arkansas who are in active treatment. So, by participating in the Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge, you will not only help to decrease your own cancer risk, but you will also be helping to relieve some of the stress for cancer patients and their loved ones.

All proceeds from the Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge will go to ACC programs that help cancer survivors with needs such as transportation assistance to and from treatment, and hotel assistance for patients whose treatments are multiple days in a row.

In March 2021, the ACC completed its 1st Annual Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge with more than 21% of racers being cancer survivors! Our hope is that each year we host the Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge, it will grow to become a name you will remember and support!

With that said, consider participating in the Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge, no matter your fitness level. We hope that the Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge provides you with the motivation to get out, get active, stay healthy, and prevent cancer!  Together, let’s decrease the burden of cancer in our community, one step at a time!

Participate YOUR WAY in the Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge:

The Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge is an inspiring, family-friendly event that joins people across the state and region behind the mission of the Arkansas Cancer Coalition.

How to participate your way:

Ways to race:

1 Mile Family Walk/Run

If you’re an active walker and runner, chances are you’re looking for a way to get your kids involved. The Arkansas Cancer Race 1 Mile Family walk/run Challenge is a race all ages can enjoy, and a great opportunity to include your family on your fit journey. Share your passion to race by signing up 3 additional family members to complete 1 mile together.

5k Virtual Walk/Run

The Arkansas Cancer Race 5k Challenge encourages you to set your own pace and to stay active and healthy while using an exciting, motivational, and community-based approach. Search for local trail maps in your community, lace up your shoes, hydrate and get moving! You can also create a team and walk/run this distance with friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.

10k Virtual Run

Looking for a challenge? The Arkansas Cancer Race 10k Challenge is a great way for newbies to step up their cardio routine. If you’re an avid runner, incorporate this option into your run schedule and add another medal to your wall of race achievements. Either way, grab a friend or a team, stretch, hydrate, and conquer 6.2 miles together.

30 Mile Cycle

We heard you like to cycle! If so, this option is just for you. The Arkansas Cancer Race 30-Mile Cycle Challenge can be incorporated into your cycle team’s routine. Arkansas offers many trails that provide a smooth and challenging ride. You and your team can help decrease the burden of cancer in Arkansas, one roll at a time!

For additional information about the race, see the Q&A section below. 

Thank you so much for supporting the Arkansas Cancer Coalition and the Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge! 

Arkansas Cancer Race Challenge Q&A

You have all of May to complete the distances!

The race will be virtual. So, your racetrack is wherever you are most comfortable. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or even on the track. You get to complete your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.

ACC gives you many race distances to choose from, including a 5K walk/run, 10K walk/run, 30-mile cycle, and 1-mile family walk/run.

The entry fee for the Arkansas Cancer Race is $35 unless stated otherwise. Remember, all proceeds from the race will go to ACC’s cancer survivorship programs. If you would like to make a donation without entering the Arkansas Cancer Race, you can make a donation at

Upon registering you will receive a racing bib via email where you can insert your name and print, click here to download the bib now. You will also receive your personalized race bib, a t-shirt, and medal via mail (while supplies last). Packets will be mailed before May 31, 2023.

It is important that you keep up with the race distance and time that you completed. ACC recommends that you do this by using a smart device (i.e. Fitbit, smartwatch, or app on your smartphone or other device) and take a screenshot of your results.  Once you have completed your race distance, you can submit your results using this link: Submitting your results is totally optional.

Absolutely! Once you sign up, you can go to the Arkansas Cancer Race event on our ACC Facebook page. This is a great place for you and our other participants to post pictures and stories from the race.