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Bentonville, AR

A Guide to the Best Places to Run in Bentonville, including Rogers

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Bentonville is one of those cities that punches above its 50,000 population weight. As the birthplace and world HQ of Walmart, Bentonville attracts a good number of business travelers orbiting around the retail giant. The city has become somewhat of an outdoor mecca, with a nice network of multi-use paths, as well as more rugged trails.

The centerpiece of running in Bentonville is the Crystal Bridges Museum, which in addition to its unique building and major art collection, has a nice network of trails on its 120-acre grounds. From there, connect to the paved N Bentonville multi-use path, or paths headed east to Orchards Park & Memorial Park. Other great places to run in Bentonville are trails that loop around Bella Vista Lake and Lake Atalanta. Trail runners will love Hobbs State Park, located 20 miles southeast of Bentonville.

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Crystal Bridges Museum Trails

Bentonville, AR

The signature running in Bentonville is the area around the Crystal Bridges Museum, with paved multi-use paths and more rugged trails. Run the museum grounds, then options to head north, or east to Orchards Park & Memorial Park.
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Bella Vista Lake Loop

Bentonville, AR

Lovely loop around the lake at Bella Vista Lake Park on paved paths. It's 1.7 miles, or add on with the ~1 mile Wishing Springs Trail. Just north are more rugged trails at Blowing Springs Park, very popular with mountain bikers.
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Lake Atalanta Loop

Bentonville, AR

Pleasant 2-mile loop around Lake Atalanta on a paved path. The lake is located in Rogers, 9 miles southwest of Bentonville. Nice water views the whole way. Optional add-on is hilly, 0.8 mile path through Rock Spring Park.
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Crystal Bridges Museum Trails

Bentonville, AR

The signature running in Bentonville is the area around the Crystal Bridges Museum, with paved multi-use paths and more rugged trails. Run the museum grounds, then options to head north, or east to Orchards Park & Memorial Park.
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For easy access to good running, try to stay downtown or near the Crystal Bridges Museum.

Rush Running is the anchor of all things running in Bentonville. They have a terrific running store (and another in Fayatteville), with regular group runs and are involved in sponsoring numerous local running events.

Group Runs. Calendar of Rush Running.

Run Bentonville is a local running organization that runs the annual Half Marathon and other local road races. They also have regular group runs, a run club, and coaching

The Bentonville Half Marathon in April is northwest Arkansas’ premier running event.

Other local running events organized by Run Bentonville.