Running in the Rock

2020 Little Rock Marathon

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

More than 4,900 people took to the streets of Little Rock for the 18th annual Little Rock Marathon on Sunday, March 1.

The 26-mile, 385-yard race's winding out-and-back course has challenged tens of thousands of racers since 2003.

Little Rock Marathon runners cross the Broadway Street Bridge.


Runners run past the Welcome to Little Rock sign in downtown Little Rock.


The race is also noteworthy for aid stations packed with volunteers and vocal spectators.

Angela Bell of Benton cheers on runners as they near Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.


Brenda Stacker cheers on runners as they make the turn near Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.


Runners battled with southerly winds of 15-29 miles per hour, and a temperature that reached 67 degrees late in the race.

Despite difficult conditions, 1586 runners finished the full race. 3367 completed the half marathon.

Fayetteville native Jeremy Provence won men's division two years in a roll with a time of 2 hours, 42 minutes and 47 seconds.
Tia Stone of Searcy was the women's winner for the fourth time in five years.