Sixth annual Black Eyed Pea run set for New Year’s Day

Photo: Courtesy, Black Eyed Pea Run

Looking to get off to a healthy start in 2020?

Locals Doug and Pauline Allen have organized their sixth annual Black Eyed Pea New Year’s Run for Wednesday, Jan. 1, and they’re seeking runners for the event.

The event includes two runs – a 5k and a 10k – that will take place along Mud Creek Trail beginning at 10 a.m. at the Allen’s home, located at 3509 Buckingham Drive in Fayetteville. Racers should show up at 9 or 9:30 a.m.

The race is chip-timed, and donations of $10-$30 will be accepted for the FHS Swim Team, Fayetteville High School Cross Country Team and Springdale Haas Hall Sports Booster Club. 100% of the proceeds from the run will go to support these programs.

Registration is available at

Coffee, hot chocolate, black eyed peas, and cornbread will be provided to racers and attendees.

For more information, check out the Facebook page for the event.