No. 25 Arkansas Host 31st Annual Chile Pepper Festival
Saturday, Oct. 5
9:00 a.m. CT
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 25 Arkansas men’s cross country team will welcome 80 teams to Agri Park Saturday, Oct. 5, as it hosts the 31st Annual Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville.
The Razorbacks held steady at No. 25 in the latest USTFCCCA National Coaches’ Poll, announced Tuesday. Arkansas also remains the top-ranked team in the South Central Region, a position they’ve held the entire season.
The Chile Pepper Festival men’s 8K race will begin at 9:00 a.m. CT Saturday morning.
Live Results can be found at FlashResults.com
Agri Park/Chile Pepper Festival Fast Facts
- Chile Pepper Festival established in 1988
- Agri Park became Arkansas cross country’s home course in 1996
- Chile Pepper Festival 8K course/meet record: 23:03.54 | Vincent Kiprop (Missouri Southern), 10/1/16
The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival was created to bring together three Northwest Arkansas cross-country races under a single event. The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival is now one of the premier running events in America.
Each year over 80 college teams and 120 high school teams battle for prestige and unique Chile Pepper themed awards. Additionally, 750 individuals participate in the Open 10k and 5K Fun Run plus the Tom Lewis 1 Mile Pepper Dash on Friday Night.
For more information on Arkansas cross country including in-meet updates, follow @RazorbackTF on Twitter.