Jones Center to host Santa’s Pump Track Classic kids bike race

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The Jones Center will host the inaugural Santa’s Pump Track Classic for kids ages 3-15 years old on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the recently opened Runway Bike Park in Springdale.

The races include six age-based categories, with separate boys and girls races for teenagers.

All race entries include an official Santa’s Pump Track Classic Souvenir, official bike number plate, water, and refreshments.

Registration is available online.

Anyone interested in volunteering should call Meredith Cupp at 479-725-4534.


11 a.m. – ages 3-4 (32 field limit)

11 a.m. – ages 5-6 (32 field limit)

1 p.m. – ages 13-15 boys (24 field limit)

1 p.m. – ages 13-15 girls (24 field limit)

2 p.m. – ages 10-12 (24 field limit)

3 p.m. – ages 7-9 (24 field limit)

In divisions for ages 3-6, participants will be randomly seeded into a double elimination bracket. Each participant is guaranteed at least two head-to-head races on a portion of the pump track.

In divisions for ages 7-15, participants will complete a time trial on a portion of the pump track. After the time trial, riders will enter a single elimination bracket tournament seeded by their time trial time. During this portion, riders will square off face-to-face each starting in the middle and completing one half of the pump track.