The Cow Paddy Run is a 5k and 1k fun run at Gulley Park in Fayetteville, AR hosted by The Spark Foundation. Funds raised from the event are donated to the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation, which supports innovative educational projects in schools.
What makes Cow Paddy special?
All students in our running clubs come together for the Cow Paddy Run- the elementary school with the largest number of students in attendance get money donated towards their school PE program! Every runner receives a cow bell prize as soon as they cross the finish line. For many of these students, it will be their first time getting a medal for their goals! Our partner, the Community Creative Center, hosts two t-shirt design workshops for any elementary student who wants to work on their art skills! The winning t-shirt designer gets $100 and their art printed on that years race shirt for every runner to wear! Check out previous winners below.
Winning t-shirt designs