White River 4-Mile Classic
Description: The race begins on
Main Street, between 9th and 10th Streets, and is downhill for about seven
blocks. Runners will then make a right turn on Bayou Street and continue downhill
while crossing the Golden Overpass. The route continues on Bayou Street with
a couple of small, rolling hills until just past the one-mile mark.
Soon after passing this mark, runners will begin a gradual climb of approximately six-tenths of a mile up North Heights Street, followed by a right turn on Craig Street and a quick descent for about two-tenths of a mile. The course then turns right on Hill Street, where runners will soon pass the half-way point.
The route continues on Hill Street for a relatively flat four-tenths of a mile before turning left on Carter Street, just past West Elementary School. From Carter Street, runners will make a right turn onto Charles Street, which loops back around to Bayou Street. After making a left turn on Bayou Street, runners will soon begin a steep climb to go back across the Golden Overpass and finish the third mile.
Just after the three-mile mark, the course makes a left turn onto Water Street and begins a gradual increase in elevation for approximately one-half of a mile. Runners will then make a right turn onto 10th Street for a quick climb before making a final right onto Main Street for a fast five blocks downhill to the finish.
USATF certified challenging loop type 4-Mile course. Ran mostly on asphalt. One of the Arkansas Grand Prix State Championship races. USATF Certification Number: AR09007DLP.