Get Involved

YES! Let’s do this. There are so many ways to get involved. We can’t wait to have you join us!


By joining any of our annual community runs, you’re choosing to be active while supporting The Spark Foundation.

Cow Paddy Run






Stay tuned for the 2019 Race Date
Cow Paddy Run (5K/1K)







Stay tuned for the 2019 Race Date
Nutty Runner 5K

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Fayetteville Firefighters’ Hero Half Marathon
**Register Now**


Our races and outreach programming couldn’t happen without the help of hundreds of volunteers throughout the year. Current volunteer opportunities are listed below. Have a skill and spare time that you’d like to contribute more regularly or to special projects? We’d love to hear from you. Email for any volunteer questions or ideas. For our races, you can sign up directly by following the link. For outreach events, please email us and introduce yourself!

  • Fayetteville Farmer’s Market Cooking Demo (July 21, 2018)
  • Tabling at the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market (August 4, 2018)
  • Spark Foundation Fun Run at National Night Out (August 7, 2018)
  • Tabling at the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market (September 15, 2018)
  • Tabling at the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market (October 6, 2018)
  • Hero Half Marathon (October 14, 2018)
  • Spark Foundation Obstacle Course at National Night Out (August 1, 2018)


So many nonprofits depend on individual donors and major gifts as part of their revenue stream. A gift of any amount helps us further our mission, enhances and expands programming, and sets the stage for the future. In-kind donations are just as important to small organizations like us.

Donate online:

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Donate by mail:

Write checks out to “The Spark Foundation” and send to
The Spark Foundation
100 W. Center St., Suite 202
Fayetteville, AR 72701


Have a skill or service like design or marketing that you can offer us at no cost or discounted rate? Maybe some gently used sporting equipment or a passion to share nutrition with others? Contact Melissa at


Own or work for a business that values supporting community events? Do your company outreach goals align with ours around health, fitness, nutrition, community, and access? Want to get your name or brand out to hundreds of Northwest Arkansas runners and volunteers? We’d love to talk with you! Download our 2018 Race Series Sponsorship Opportunities info sheet or email Melissa at to learn more about individual race sponsorship.