Giveaway: Four 5K registrations for the Hogeye Marathon

Hogeye MarathonIf you’re a beginning runner — or you plan to start training ASAP for a marathon — you’ll like this giveaway.

We’ve teamed up with the Hogeye Marathon and four mamas will each win a 5K registration (value of $25 each). This is the chance to show your stuff — or just to challenge yourself. You can do it! It’s not about being the first one to make it over the finish line, it’s about taking on the challenge.

ABOUT THE RUN: The Hogeye Marathon & Relays, Inc. is a non-profit organization. The event is put on by volunteers and has always had the mission to give back to the NWA community, while promoting healthy lifestyles through running.  In 1977, the first marathon started at the University of Arkansas and went to the small town of Hogeye where it turned around and came back, making the 26.2 miles.

The course has since been changed to be more runner-friendly and covers the most scenic parts of Fayetteville. The Hogeye has a great reputation and gives participants a pride which is unmatched in Arkansas and beyond.

The fun begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Fayetteville Square. The marathon course will allow participants to enjoy scenic Fayetteville with many miles being run on the Fayetteville Trails. Local law enforcement officers will direct traffic, offering better safety for all runners. However there will be some active traffic sections marked by cones and volunteers. Aid stations providing Gatorade and water will be at every .5-1.5 miles, with extra FUN stops between. Maps will be available at registration and on this website.

  • Date for Hogeye Marathon: March 29, 7:30 a.m.
  • Kids’ marathon: April 11, 2 p.m.

Click here to read a list of frequently-asked questions about the marathon.

hogeye girlsHOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win one of the four 5K registrations, just click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us about your running journey. Have you been a runner for a long time? Just starting? We’d love to hear about it!

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: If you’d like to increase your odds of winning, just email friends and family about the giveaway and CC us so we’ll be sure to give you credit. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for each person you tell. The email is

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. Click here to sign up.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

Good luck, mamas! We’ll choose a winner on Friday, so watch your email inbox.


  1. I am not a mother, but I would love to nominate the two moms in my life. My wife, Temple Carson, started running just a few years ago shortly after my mother, Barbara Carson, began running. They have trained together for a hand full of races and even completed their first 10k in the fall of 2013. They are now training for the Irving 10k on April 4. I am so proud of these two ladies.

  2. Gave in to my great friend Deanna’s “demands” that I try running 3 1/2 years ago at age 47.
    I love running with her and all the gang!!
    Training for my 4th half-marathon but trying to get past an injury right now…

  3. I’d love to win this! I’m working on “motivation” this year, as I’m going to turn 40. On my “to do” list is to complete a 5K before my birthday. Perfect timing and great motivation if I win! Thanks.

  4. I ran in my 20’s and did nothing in my 30’s . Started running again at 42 and I will be 50 in a few months. I just ran my first 1/2 marathon and want to run a full marathon next year. It’s been a few years since I have run a 5 K an dthis would be a fun way to see if that time has improved.

  5. I started running after my first son was born to help lose the weight I’d gained. That became an outlet for me as well as a way to stay healthy. I’ve run two 5ks and would love to run another, this time with my two sons.

  6. I love running 5k’s, have ran a 10k, and just last year checked “run a 1/2 marathon” off my bucket list!! It’s a stress reliever and time to myslef. With 3 kids, I need both!

  7. I began with the couch to 5k program when my youngest baby was 3 months old. He will be 2 in March, and I would love to run in this race to show how far I’ve come! I was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but I’m not letting that slow me down.
    I am not the fastest by any means, but I never quit.
    This would be a great first 5k for me!

  8. I have been working on losing weight and getting healthier for a year and a half. I am now 20 pounds away from my first goal weight and have lost almost 50 pounds. My goal this year is to run a 5K. This would be perfect for me!

  9. I I’ve always been a soccer player, but got talked into running cross country my Jr. & Sr. Years of high school. Since then I’ve run on my own and even done some 5ks, but I haven’t run in a race now for about 8 years. Instead of running 5ks, I was having babies! I’d love to restart running races with the famous Hogeye!

  10. I “run a 5k” on my bucket list and i started back in November using the Couch to 5 k app. I’ve been stuck on a week and i need a push to get through. My goal was to run the Hogeye this year but I’m a little discouraged at the moment. I’m hoping winning may give me a little more motivation to get it done. 🙂

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