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White River Marathon for Kenya

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Distance Marathon

About White River Marathon for Kenya

This is one of the FLATTEST and FASTEST courses in the US!! If your goal is to PR or qualify for Boston, this race is the place to do it! Course runs along the World Famous White River with scenic views.

Runners get a chance to enjoy the fresh air, blue skies and mountains, lakes and trees of northern Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains region at the White River Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K for Kenya, which raises both funds for and awareness about the town’s connection with the families and children of the African village of Katito in Kenya.

The African nation is where many of those organizing the race visit and volunteer each year as part of the nonprofit organization known as World Vision. 



  • 42.195km

5K Run or Walk

  • 5km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km



Shuttle buses will transport runners from the finish line at the Denton RV Park back to the high school for the post-race meal and awards ceremonies.


Cotter School

Mountain Home,us


Denton Ferry RV Park

Mountain Home,us




Course runs along the World Famous White River with scenic views.


From the starting line at Cotter High School on Mable Street, runners follow the half marathon course north along Denton Ferry Road for most of the race, roughly parallel to the winding White River as well for nearly all of the way along its 13.1 miles. There’s a fairly steep downhill drop in the first mile of the course, but the rest of the way is nearly all flat and fast throughout.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.