Registration for 2016 is closed. There will be no race day registration.

Once again this event sold out early. Look for 2017 registration to open in January. 

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War Eagle Tail Twister Trail Races

Race Description

This event is the end result of several trail enthusiasts joining forces to create something special. As the only trail run allowed in the entire Hobbs State Park [trail PDF], the War Eagle / Tailtwister 50k is very unique and allows both beginner and experienced trail runners a chance to view the beautiful area while taking part in an event in which proceeds benefit the very trail they're running.

Parking is once again behind the War Eagle Mill. This year we will use the North field. After crossing the bridge you will turn right for parking. The gate will open no later than 5:30am. The address is 11045 War Eagle Rd. Rogers, AR. 72756. 

10k Runners: You will start at the Hobbs Visitors Center as always. You need to catch a bus or shuttle from the parking area to the start. The shuttles will run from 5:30am-6:30am. The last shuttle will leave as the 25/50k starts. After that the road will be closed until all 25/50k runners are off the road. If you arrive after 6:30 you will not make the start on time. Race briefing at 6:50am before the start. Stick around after the race for prize drawings, food and drinks. Shuttles will return you to the parking area following the race. 

25/50k Runners: You will start from the parking area behind the mill. No shuttles for you. The course will follow War Eagle Rd. up the hill for 1 mile before hitting the trail. Drop bags are allowed at Piney Rd. aid station. Finish line bags can also be transported for you. Leave them with us at the start and we will transport for you. Any bags need to be labeled as "Piney" or "Finish". Shuttles will return you to the parking area following your race. Drop bags will be returned to the finish line at 3:00pm. Join after after the race for prize drawings, food and drinks. 

*Post race celebration at Bentonville Brewing Co. 6:00-8:00pm and wear your race shirt for a special offer for our runners. The address is 1000 SE 5th St. Bentonville, AR. 72712

  • There are 2 fully stocked aid stations located on the 10k course.
  • There are 3 fully stocked aid stations located on the 25k course (distances between aid stations vary from 3 to 7 miles).
  • There are 7 fully stocked aid stations and 2 hydration stations located on the 50k course (distances between aid stations vary from 3 to 7 miles).

Incredibly diverse beauty and terrain all wrapped into one race location. I never wanted it to end.
— Christian Griffith

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 3, 2016

11:00am - 6:00pm: Packet Pick-up
Rush Running Company
1600 SE J Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 464-7866

Saturday, June 4, 2016

  • 6:15am: Briefing for 25k & 50k runners
  • 6:30am: 25k & 50k Start
  • 7:00am: 10k Start
  • 2:30pm: 25k & 50k Cutoff Time
  • Post race celebration at Bentonville Brewing Co. 6-8pm. 
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Our race sponsors for 2016 

Kimberly Clark Corp.

Oelke Construction

New Hope Functional Chiropractic


Northwest Health System

Nature Made

Ace Quality Construction

Catfish John's

Mohawk Home



Hoka One One

Ultimate Direction


Honey Stinger

Spring Energy

ART by Becky Christenson

Einstein Brothers Bagels

Host Hotels 

Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites - $79  
Rogers, AR

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