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40TH ANNUAL JOE MARTIN STAGE RACE ATTRACTS TOP DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL PRO AND AMATEUR CYCLING TEAMS, FAYETTEVILLE, AR  (2017).

The 40th edition of the Joe Martin Stage Race will kick off March 30 – April 2, 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

When the late Joe Martin help begin the Fayetteville Spring Classic Cycle race in 1978, he might not have realized it would become one of the longest and continually held races in the country.  On March 30-April 2, the Joe Martin Stage Race, renamed after Martin’s death in 1988, will celebrate its 40th anniversary as an amateur race; 15th year on the USA Cycling Professional Race Tour and the 3rd year on the Union Cycliste International America's Tour calendars.  The PRT is the pro and elite amateur cycling tour of USA Cycling.  The JMSR has become one of the premiere events on the professional cycling tour.  “Being able to celebrate 40 years of any event, especially this race, speaks a lot about the community, the racers, and the fans that come and support it”, said Bruce Dunn, Race director and owner of All Sports Productions, Inc.

The 4-day, 4-stage race will offer thousands of dollars in cash and merchandise.  This year’s event-planners are expecting over 750 athletes from 27 countries and all 50 states to attend the race.  The races begin Thursday, March 30 with a Pro Men, Pro Women and an Elite Men category uphill time trial that will push even the most seasoned athletes.  The events are expected to start at Noon. 

Friday, the Pro Men’s road race begins at 11:30 am for a distance of 110 miles.  The Pro Women will start their 64 mile race at 12:15 pm.  Both races will finish beginning at 2:45 pm in the downtown retail and entertainment district of Fayetteville, Arkansas

Saturday’s action begins at 7:30 am with the amateur racers contesting the Devil’s Den Time Trial.  The Saturday afternoon road race is the third day and stage for the Pro Men and Women’s fields, as well as the second stage for the amateurs. 

Sunday’s criterium races, which are the most spectator friendly, start at 8:00 am. The Pro women's race is contested at 2:30 pm and the Pro Men's race at 3:30 p.m.  There will be a special event for kids, ages 3-12 held at 2:00 pm.

"The really special thing about the Joe Martin is the people that return to Fayetteville, said Dunn.  This race has attracted those riders back to the area for vacations with their families.  They come back every year for the race, but we know they are starting to come back because of the attraction of the area and the city of Fayetteville."

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About All Sports Productions, Inc.
The Joe Martin Stage Race is owned and operated by All Sports Productions, Inc. All Sports Productions is a sports event management and consulting company, which promotes cycling, running, duathlons, triathlons, adventure runs and other outdoor events. The goal of the company is to produce races at the highest standards which are locally, regionally and nationally recognized events with a festival-like atmosphere. The mission of each event is to engage new participants and spectators in a healthy, multi-sport lifestyle.

About the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour (PRT) 
Entering its 15th season, the PRT showcases the premier domestic road calendar events in the U.S., including criteriums, road races, stage races and omniums. Over six months and spanning from coast to coast, the PRT will include overall individual and team rankings for men and women, crowning PRT Champions following the 26-event calendar.  The PRT features the nation's top Pro-Am road race events, boasts a total prize purse of more than one million dollars and is open to both professional and amateur cyclists. 
For more information on the PRT, visit https://www.usacycling.org/prt.

About the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) 
The UCI is the world governing body for sports cycling and oversees international competitive cycling events. For more information on the UCI, visit http://www.uci.ch/

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About our races

FAYETTEVILLE HALF MARATHON, 5K AND FUN RUN

DATE AND LOCATION:

  • October 29 or 30, 2016.  Exact date to be announced soon.
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas
WHAT IS THE FAYETTEVILLE HALF MARATHON?
 
The Fayetteville Half Marathon is a race that will visit some of Fayetteville's most unique spots. Saturday will feature the vendor retail expo at The Chancellor Hotel just off the downtown square. On Sunday there will be a half-distance marathon, 5K, and a 1 mile fun run/walk. 
 
WHAT IS THE HALF MARATHON COURSE LIKE?
 
2016 to be determined based upon the start/finish venue. Details coming soon.
 
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
 
The vendor retail expo with interactive games, demonstrations, industry representatives and local retailers. On Sunday in addition to the runs there will be a fun post-race celebration held for the runners.
 
ACCOMMODATIONS
  • The Chancellor Hotel (site of the Expo) in the downtown area is offering a special event rate of $109.  You must book directly with the hotel and mention Fayetteville Half Marathon to receive the special rate.  855-285-6162 for more information.  www.hotelchancellor.com
  • Baymont Inn and Suites in Fayetteville is one our two official race hotels and is offering a special event rate $69.99. You must call the hotel directly to receive the special event rate - (479) 695-2121. To view the hotel click here. The hotel is located at 753 S. Shiloh Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72704. The hotel is 1.5 miles from the outdoor track stadium. 
  • For additional hotels, please contact the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-766-4626.
 

Exhibitors

What You Need to Know - The Basics

  • Saturday, November 8 from 11am - 6pm
  • The Chancellor Hotel - Click here to see facility
  • Mandatory attendance for runners for packet pickup for Sunday events
  • Public is invited to attend
  • Interactive demonstrations

Face to Face Selling To A Targeted Audience

  • Brand/Product Exposure: interact with consumers in a face-to-face environment
  • Connect directly with fitness conscious attendees
  • An energetic and interactive atmosphere to communicate your message
  • Demographics: 18-49, 50/50 males & females, college educated, $100K+ household income
  • Expo location held just off the downtown square. 

Expo Application and Full Exhibitor Details

  • Click HERE to download expo application/terms and conditions
  • Bruce Dunn - 479-521-7766, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All Sports Productions

All Sports ProductionsThe Joe Martin Stage Race is an All Sports Productions event. All Sports Productions promotes cycling, running, duathlons, triathlons, adventure runs and other outdoor events. Our goal is to produce races at the highest standards which are locally, regionally and nationally recognized events with a festival-like atmosphere.

Click here for more information.

Photos / Media

NWAPhoto.com will be providing amazing photos of the Joe Martin Stage Race.

See Media link for press credentials.

Tom Ewart
tom@nwaphoto.com
479-254-0105

 

Contact Us

  • All Sports Productions:
    Bruce Dunn
    1629 S. River Meadows Dr.
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    Tel: 479-521-7766
    Email: Email Bruce
  • Volunteer Coordinator:
    Carmen Newberry
    Tel: 479-879-5544
    Email: Email Carmen
  • Registration Coordinator:
    Tel: 479-521-7766
    Email: Email Us