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STARS, STRIPES & STEPS

Honor America's fallen heroes by having the courage to get strong!


Run, walk or stroll the historic staircases that connect historic Hot Springs' business and residential areas. Choose from 3 challenging and breathtakingly beautiful routes.


Welcome summer with friends, family and visitors as we honor the men and women who died to preserve our freedom.


Stay for a community Day in the Park!

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ABOUT THE ROUTES

All three of our routes navigate the  trails, hills, streets and steps that make downtown 

Hot Springs such a beautiful place to run, walk or stroll.  


Children four and under are welcome to accompany parents or guardians at no charge 

(no tee shirts, bibs, medals or SWAG), but be aware that these stairs are steep and 

strollers are absolutely forbidden! 


We are a walker-friendly event (please see the cautionary note

 for the Knee High Hilly Half Marathon). Some of our participants stroll the Sock Hop or 

Crazy Crew, window shopping and  enjoying the scenery!


Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome, but you must follow the City's rules and regulations.

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CHOOSE YOUR ROUTE

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SOCK HOP - 2 miles, 269+ steps

This two mile route is a great "starter" stair climb, terrific for kids and also good for those who are recovering from injuries.  Many  fast runners like it too—we are always surprised when those speedsters cross the finish line like rockets!

CRAZY CREW 5K - 5 kilometers (3.1 miles),  5 flights of stairs (657 steps)

This challenging route  is our most popular event among men, women and kids.  The dogs love it too! 

KNEE HIGH HILLY HALF - half marathon (13.1 miles) - 6 flights of stairs, over 730 steps

This route takes you on a challenging tour of the steeps and steps of Hot Springs and a bit beyond. There are serious hills to climb and some gentler terrain to stretch your legs and take in  those astounding Hot Springs vistas. ​​This route  includes a bit of rough terrain and a few gravel roads. Walkers are permitted, but it is not recommended. (A very fast walker can probably complete it in a reasonable time.)

Community Day in the Park

Cheer the Climbers!

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Hang out in the park and cheer as  climbers cross the finish line!

Music in the Park

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Crazy Woman Creek Band performs from noon to three pm!

The Hot Springs Vault will offer food and beverages. Mornin' Sunshine will be on site with coffee and more!

Free Kid Zones courtesy of Boys & Girls Club & The Mammoth Site

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Bring the kids — two Kid Zones will keep them happy all afternoon!

Our Volunteers Have Fun Too!

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We have the best volunteers,

and they have fun too! Plus they get those bright tee shirts!

All Smiles at the Kids Zone

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Mammoth Mini Golf

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Last year we had a 3-hole mini-golf course, mammoth style. This year the Mammoth Site promises a 9-hole mini golf course!!!