Overall Rating
Overall Rating (18 Reviews)
4.8
(18 Ratings) đźŹ† (18 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.3
SCENERY
4.2
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
4.3
RussVegas Half Marathon is more than just a PR fast course covering 13.1 miles in Russellville, AR, it’s an opportunity to help those we love by supporting the River Valley Circle of Friends and Children’s Hospital. It is a showcase as participants start and finish through the streets of Historic … MORE
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    claidheamdanns REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This is one of my favorite half marathons! I’ve done this one ever since o started doing half marathons. With the exception of the hill of death at mile 12 … MORE

    This is one of my favorite half marathons! I’ve done this one ever since o started doing half marathons. With the exception of the hill of death at mile 12 this race is easy-peasy! Love the community participation and support, and great aid stations! I do this race together every year with Russellville friends that I met the first year of half marathons. Love, love, love it!

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    bonniec218 FIRST-TIMER '21

    The course was fairly flat with a few gradual-climb hills and one overpass near the end. This was my first time doing this race (in person). The scenery was lovely … MORE

    The course was fairly flat with a few gradual-climb hills and one overpass near the end. This was my first time doing this race (in person). The scenery was lovely and the spirit infectious. I would recommend doing the glow 5K the night before to help get you motivated and learn the lay of the land. The one thing that stuck out most for me was the support along the way. Many times, the people working the intersections are not friendly and do NOT want to be working as many are forced to volunteer by their respective departments. This was NOT the case in Russellville. Everyone seemed genuinely happy to see us. It was so encouraging. The aid stops (water, sports drinks, potties) were about 2 miles apart which seemed like plenty this time of year (spring). It was well organized and well attended. You just can’t beat Arkansas for natural beauty and southern hospitality.

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    lmickle FIRST-TIMER '21

    Course is not to difficult for a the average runner. The pacers really help out a lot. My 2 hour pacer dudes were awesome. Very encouraging and kept us slightly … MORE

    Course is not to difficult for a the average runner. The pacers really help out a lot. My 2 hour pacer dudes were awesome. Very encouraging and kept us slightly under a 2 hr pace all the way. I didn’t get their names, but they were responsible for me running the time I did.

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    jcmcgarrity REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Don’t let the overpass at mile 5 distract you. The course is fast and the crowd support is awesome. I usually do the half marathon, but this year has unexpected … MORE

    Don’t let the overpass at mile 5 distract you. The course is fast and the crowd support is awesome. I usually do the half marathon, but this year has unexpected challenges. I was pleasantly surprised by the fast 10k course! Highly recommend

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    volley_girl5 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Lots of aid stations and people from all over town cheering in different places! Safe and fun course!! The double down option with the 5K the night before and an … MORE

    Lots of aid stations and people from all over town cheering in different places! Safe and fun course!! The double down option with the 5K the night before and an additional medal is a nice option! Lots of downtown restaurants and a quaint small-town race feel! Loved that we got finishers HATS this year in bright yellow as well as finisher t-shirts!!

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    LeighB REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Would recommend this race to all. Best medal, great course, and cheering spectators. Can’t wait to run it again. It will always be my favorite! MORE

    Would recommend this race to all. Best medal, great course, and cheering spectators. Can’t wait to run it again. It will always be my favorite!

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    5

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    ejohn FIRST-TIMER '21

    Guys on the bicycles hollering at us to get out of the way when a 1/2 marathon runner came through could of been handled better. Was already on the very … MORE

    Guys on the bicycles hollering at us to get out of the way when a 1/2 marathon runner came through could of been handled better. Was already on the very edge of the road only place to go would of been in the grass by the ditch. Need to route them different if it is such an issue . Some are not as fast as others. But overall had a good time easy course to walk/run. Do not know if we will come back though with the experience.

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    adamajohnson FIRST-TIMER '21

    This is just an incredibly well administered race. They did an outstanding job with all pre race communications - easily the best I’ve ever experienced. The race production was really … MORE

    This is just an incredibly well administered race. They did an outstanding job with all pre race communications – easily the best I’ve ever experienced. The race production was really first rate. Great DJ at the start and finish. Absolutely beautiful area. I will absolutely be back to this one. After the race, grabbed some fantastic breakfast at Stobys right by the finish line. It was five star too. I really feel like this whole town rolled out the red carpet to do this race. Loved it!

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    kdthatsme FIRST-TIMER '21

    This course is amazing. I was at mile 9.2 before I really even realized it. Course kept you entertained and engaged the whole time. The support groups set up along … MORE

    This course is amazing. I was at mile 9.2 before I really even realized it. Course kept you entertained and engaged the whole time. The support groups set up along the road were awesome. The police did an amazing job of keeping runners safe. This is one of the best races I have ran. I highly recommend giving it a try. I also have to point out the swag!!! The metal has FLASHING lights on it!!!

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    tfhinkle REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Very flat course! Only one small overpass at mile 12 and the rest is flat. Great community support. BLING is the best! Races for the entire family. Awesome charity event … MORE

    Very flat course! Only one small overpass at mile 12 and the rest is flat. Great community support. BLING is the best! Races for the entire family. Awesome charity event for Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
    Very organized and well out on. Must do for Arkansas.

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    imnumber25 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    You can not ask for a better race, couple of hills one being an overpass and it is a fast course unless a turtle like me. Plenty of cheering sections … MORE

    You can not ask for a better race, couple of hills one being an overpass and it is a fast course unless a turtle like me. Plenty of cheering sections and course support, Excellent race director and the community really turns our for the event, The glow run the night before combined with the half marathon gives you a Double Down option which is a 3rd medal for the weekend.

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    raispuro REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I love this race so much! This year, I was a week from having a stomach virus. I thought I was well enough to do the race, but about 6/7 … MORE

    I love this race so much! This year, I was a week from having a stomach virus. I thought I was well enough to do the race, but about 6/7 miles in I couldn’t go on. The race people and cops were amazing with getting me to the finish. It sucked that I didn’t complete it, but I’m thankful for all of the support from the race people. You need to do this race! Their bling and swag gets better every year. The cause is incredible—a children’s hospital. There were kids at the finish giving the medals. It was so sweet! The finish line had great food, activities, and vendors. It was great!

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    raispuro REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Each year, this race gets better! Great swag. Great people working it and volunteering. Great course and course support! You need to do this race!! MORE

    Each year, this race gets better! Great swag. Great people working it and volunteering. Great course and course support! You need to do this race!!

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    raispuro FIRST-TIMER '15

    This race was incredible. For a small race, it is impressive! The swag is outstanding—great medal! The people putting on the race were so sweet and amazing! I had never … MORE

    This race was incredible. For a small race, it is impressive! The swag is outstanding—great medal! The people putting on the race were so sweet and amazing! I had never been to Russellville, but this race truly exposed the participants to it so well! The course is gorgeous. I would love to do this race every year! I recommend this to everyone! It’s a great race and they keep improving every single year!

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    Great race awesome metal I'm all about the bling after party was what I call ok, swag was weak but I loved the race itself overall !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MORE

    Great race awesome metal I’m all about the bling after party was what I call ok, swag was weak but I loved the race itself overall !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Coop FIRST-TIMER '18

    Love the medal. it spins, it lights up and is a great size. Smooth packet pickup. easy parking. Great local restaurants. Small town with good feel. Plenty of swag. We … MORE

    Love the medal. it spins, it lights up and is a great size. Smooth packet pickup. easy parking. Great local restaurants. Small town with good feel. Plenty of swag. We had a blast and are headed back this year.

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    aispuroar03 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Me, My fiancee & her parents ran this half marathon together. This was my first time running the Russvegas half & i couldn't be happier with the experience! It felt … MORE

    Me, My fiancee & her parents ran this half marathon together. This was my first time running the Russvegas half & i couldn’t be happier with the experience!
    It felt like the whole town was involved with the race, cheering everyone on as they ran past their “spirit station”, as you run throughout the town. The support alone will make me want to run in this race again.
    The course is fairly flat with a steep hill at an overpass before you get to mile 12. You start the race downtown as you run along a few neighborhoods, onto main street out to the lake, run past some farm fields, back into town, you run through the college as you make your way back to the finish about 2 blocks away from where you start.
    The finisher medal is nice! Any medal that lights up and spins has to be added to your collections.
    The packet pickup/expo was fairly small. mostly the sponsors tent with 1-2 canopies for race gear/russvegas apparel but the race pullover was really nice & they had some great deals on previous race years apparel.
    We will definitely run this race again soon. We cant wait to go back!

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    aescottus REPEAT RUNNER '16

    The bling is awesome. Any time you have a spinning thing on the medal it is great. The course is fairly flat with a few hills the highest and steepest … MORE

    The bling is awesome. Any time you have a spinning thing on the medal it is great. The course is fairly flat with a few hills the highest and steepest is a small overpass about mile 12. The crowd support is awesome with live bands on course and plenty of aid and cheering stations. It is spectator friendly. The spectators can walk short distances and see the racers at several points along the race. I will be running thsi race again this April for my 4th time. I have vowed to run it every year as long as I am able to.

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