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Darby Challenge

Virtual Event

Sun 28th April 2024

8 races

Organiser's Description

Event:    Darby Challenge  13.1 Half Marathon - Ruck, Run, or Walk  When:    Sunday, April 28th 2024 at 7:00am Time:      07:00am - Noon CST This is a  "mass start" but timed event. Where :  Location is in Downtown Fort Smith. Starting and finishing at the Darby Statue (1001 Garrison Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901)Additional Information / Sponsor Information: DarbyHouse.org or FortSmithMuseum.orgFacebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/337898365768089/?ref=newsfeedHotels & Lodging posted with additional information*Holiday Inn Express Book: by April 6th 2024* Hampton Inn* Home2 Book: by March 29th 2024*Homewood: Book by April 14th 2024*Fort Smith Riverfront RV Resort*Springhill Recreation Area & Campground / RV*Priceline  *Travelocity
Ruckers, Runners, Hikers & Walkers  Mass Start 0:700am at the Darby StatueCategories: Ruck with 25lbs or more weighed before and at finish line. (be available to weigh at 06:30 at the Darby Statue / Start Point.Registered Teams:  06:45 at the Darby StatueUnweighted / Unverified Rucks 13.1 mile, 10K 6.2 mile and 5K 3.1 mileParking is all of downtown Fort Smith. Sunday parking should be easily obtained by individual participant.
Route: Event Map & InformationThe Fort Smith General Darby Challenge will begin at the General William O. Darby statue in CisternaPark in Downtown Fort Smith; continue down “A” Street to the Greg Smith River Trail where the routewill turn north and continue along the Riverfront to Fort Smith Park. The return route doubles backalong the trails, following the return path to the General William O. Darby statue at Cisterna Park inDowntown Fort Smith where participants are will be able to honor General Darby upon completion ofthe Darby Challenge.
General InformationMark your Calendars! The Fort Smith Museum of History, The Darby House, and the City of Fort Smithproudly announce the Inaugural Fort Smith General Darby Challenge, a ruck march and half marathon inhonor of General William O. Darby and Fort Smith’s twin cities, Cisterna, Italy and Nago-Torbole, Italy.The Darby Challenge will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2024 beginning at 7:00 am at Cisterna Park indowntown Fort Smith. The Darby Challenge is a non-sanctioned but timed half-marathon in length that can be rucked, run, orwalked by participants on direct military orders, active and/or retired military, and all civilians. Besttimes will be awarded special recognition.The Darby Challenge is in remembrance of General William O. Darby who was KIA on April 30, 1945 inNago-Torbole, Italy. In April 2023, Nago-Torbole, Italy and Fort Smith, AR “twinned” in honor of theirshared history of General William O. Darby. The Fort Smith General Darby Challenge will be aninternational twin city event, held the same weekend that Nago-Torbole, Italy holds their Col Darby 40Mile Ranger Challenge. Both events honor the anniversary of General Darby’s death on April 30, 1945.

Races

  • Virtual Event (Not Timed / No Awards)

    CLOSED
  • Team Category * 13.1mile 25lbs+ Ruck (Weighed Before and at Finish)

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED
  • Individual 13.1mile 25lbs+ Ruck (Weighed Before and at Finish)

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED
  • Team Category * 13.1mile Ruck (Unchecked)

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED
  • Individual 13.1 Mile Ruck (Unchecked)

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED
  • 13.1 Mile Run

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED
  • 10K / 6.2 Mile (Timed Ruck, Run, Hike or Walk)

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED
  • 5K / 3.1 Mile (Timed Ruck, Run, Hike or Walk)

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED

Book

  • Virtual Event (Not Timed / No Awards)

    CLOSED
  • Team Category * 13.1mile 25lbs+ Ruck (Weighed Before and at Finish)

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED
  • Individual 13.1mile 25lbs+ Ruck (Weighed Before and at Finish)

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED
  • Team Category * 13.1mile Ruck (Unchecked)

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED
  • Individual 13.1 Mile Ruck (Unchecked)

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED
  • 13.1 Mile Run

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED
  • 10K / 6.2 Mile (Timed Ruck, Run, Hike or Walk)

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED
  • 5K / 3.1 Mile (Timed Ruck, Run, Hike or Walk)

    Sun 28th April 2024

    CLOSED

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