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Farm Road Challenge

When: March 9, 2024
Where: Magnolia, AR
Race type(s): 5K, 1K


Carley Rains is a former student-athlete at SAU. As a former athlete with a disability, she understands the adversity that it takes to overcome being a student-athlete with a disability. This inspired her to start the Overcoming Adversity Scholarship upon graduating. The Farm Road Challenge is a 5K and half-mile kids’ fun run on the SAU Campus & Farm Road to raise money for the scholarship. The Overcoming Adversity Scholarship is a scholarship for athletes with disabilities at Southern Arkansas University.



Sign up by Saturday, February 24th to guarantee your T-Shirt size. The price increase will take place on January 1st and March 1st increase $5 at a time for the 5K and $2 at a time for the half-mile kids run.

5K – $25, Jan 1st $30, Mar 1st $35

Half Mile Kids Run – $10, Jan 1st $12, Mar 1st $14


RACE INFORMATION – Saturday, Mar 9th

The Start/Finish and Packet Pickup will be located at the Southern Arkansas University Alumni Center. (Race day registration will be available.)

We will have donuts, bananas, and water available at the event.

7AM to 9AM – Packet Pickup

8AM – 5K Starts

8:45AM – Awards

9:15AM – Kids Half-Mile Starts

New & Better Course for 2024 Race ->



Briston and Carley Rains are the Directors of the Farm Road Challenge. Briston’s running event company, Texas Outlaw Running Company, will be the sponsor of the event supplying race supplies and logistics. In addition, Briston and Carley have partnered with Southern Arkansas University to host this event.



All finishers will receive a Farm Road Challenge finisher medal.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Male & Female will receive an award.

1st place Age Groups Male & Female; 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

1st Overall Boy & Girl will receive an award for the Half Mile Kids Run