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1st Annual Passion Play Trail Run

April 6

The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs will host the 1st Annual Passion Play Trail Run on April 6, 2024. This event will be one of many events going on at the Passion Play that weekend in celebration of the total eclipse that will occur on Monday, April 8th.

This will be run on the amazing Great Passion Play Trails that are a part of the Oz Trail System of Northwest Arkansas (Click Here to learn more about the Oz Trails at the Passion Play). Runners will get to experience all the aspects of the Passions Play grounds including “Running to Jesus” with all runners going by the Christ of the Ozarks Statue, experiencing parts of The Holy Land Tour, and miles of amazing nature and scenery.

The four distances are designed to have something for everyone – Fun Run, 5k Trail Run, 5 Mile Trail Run, and Half Marathon Trail Run – all happening on the morning of Saturday, April 6th.

Fun Run – This will be an all-road course to the Christ of the Ozarks Statue and then looping around the Passion Play grounds.
5k Trail Run – Starts by running to the Christ of the Ozarks Statue and then on trails: Genesis, Lord’s Prayer, Salvation, Good Samaritan, and Forgiveness (See map Below).
5 Mile Trail Run – Starts by running to the Christ of the Ozarks Statue and then on trails: Genesis, Holy Roller, Genesis, Passover, Revelation for an out and back loop around the Sea of Galilee, Genesis, and then finishes by going through the gates of Old City of Jerusalem (See Map Below).
Half Marathon Trail Run: This will be a combination of the 5k and 5 Mile Courses. Starts by running to the Christ of the Ozarks Statue on the 5 Mile Course, then the 5k course, and then a backwards loop of the 5-mile course. The 3 laps (5 miles, 3.1 miles, and 5 miles), added up to 13.1 miles.

Registration Details & Prices:
– All Participants that register by March 20th will get an event t-shirt! (first come first serve for sign-ups after March 20th)
-All finishers will get a cast finishers medal when completing the run.
-Aid station(s) will be located on each course and refreshments and snacks at the finish line.
​-Included for all participants will be a pair of eclipse glasses and a ticket to see The Great Passion Play ($30 Value) that is redeemable any time in 2024.

Early Sparrow – Sept 15 to Thanksgiving FR: $20 5k: $30, 5 Mile: $35, Half: $55
Early Dove – Thanksgiving to Christmas FR: $20 5k: $35, 5 Mile: $40, Half: $65
Dec 26th to April 5th FR: $25 5k: $40, 5 Mile: $45, Half: $70
​Race Day (Fri & Saturday): FR: $30 5k: $45, 5 Mile: $50, Half: $75

Schedule for Passion Play Trail Run WeekendEarly Packet Pickup & Registration:
Friday, April 7th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Great Passion Play Ticket Office.
935 Passion Play Rd Eureka Springs, AR

Run start Times on Saturday April 6th:
Half Marathon & 5 Mile at 8:00 am 5k & Fun Run at 8:30 am