What's it like to race in north central Arkansas?  Read this Trail Town article from the American Trail Running Association's Trail Town series.

The for-profit, for your non-profit!


We have a big heart, and we want to help you succeed and provide a first-class event!   Pirate Perry Events offers our services to assist in all aspects of event and race management. If you're looking for an incredible experience and raise some money year after year, we're here to help you!


We plan events for:

where is pirate perry?

We are not these people!

We hate suits and indoor florescent lighting. Hating suits is one of the reasons we got into this business in the first place.   This is a stock image.  The only reason it's here is because we don't have a group photo yet. 

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Marathon Guide boasts several reviews of the White River Marathon including those noted below
  • Runners
  • Triathletes
  • Hikers
  • Paddlers
  • Bikers
  • Athletes
  • Everyone and anyone!

He came from the imagination of my then five-year old daughter.  I said to the kids, "What are we going to call Dad's race management company."  Then instructed them to take their time and thinking about.  Knowing that kids can come up with the most obscure ideas, I patiently waited.


Fast forward two weeks to the five-year old blazing into the bedroom.  The conversation went like this:


Kid:  Dad, I have a name for your races!

Me:  Sweet, let's hear it.

​Kid:  PIRATE!! (with ear to ear smile and arms out in excitement)

Me:  "Pirate" hugh, that's it?  Just...Pirate?

- brief pause -

Kid:  No Daddy....um...Pirate....Pirate...PP..PPAPPAPPEP...PIRATE PERRY!

Me: I like it!  Let's roll with that!


Paul Gigliotti - Director / Operator 


Jake Anderson - Co-directs certain races as the man is a trail running and manicuring beast, and he has a fantastic beard.


Sarah Dover - Volunteer Coordinator - She definitely has our back and keeps us in line!


Angie Haught - Anyone know what "timing" it is?

Runner's Goal (runnersgoal.com) has put White River Marathon in the top 5 marathons in Arkansas - Read about it here
wellandgood.com review

We are seasoned directors and athletes!

Fitness is fun.  Race Directing is fun in it's own sick way.  Managing races is our way to merge hobbies, life style and the need to put food on the table! 


We get excited to watch people succeed and even more so when we get to be a part of it! 


It was an honor for Race Director Paul Gigliotti to take part in the 2016 American Trail Running Association's (ATRA) annual race director conference as a panelist speaker.  The ATRA conference covered topics such as "greening" events, registration and logistical improvements and other trends in the industry.  We are excited to bring our knowledge and experiences to you and your events!



Arkansas Outside, provides information on outdoor sports throughout Arkansas, specializing in participatory sports like running, cycling, paddle sports, climbing, hiking.   wrote this great review of the 2017 David's Trail Endurance Run. 

We will talk with you to learn about your goals,  present levels of experience and the current state of your event.  Ranging from consulting to full blown race management, we have you covered!  If there's something we don't cover....we have friends that do!

what are people saying about our events?

"This was my first time at this event, and I was highly impressed with everything from start to finish. It is a smaller event (I think they limit it at 750), but that gives it a really cool vibe. The race is a fundraiser for an awesome charity in Kenya, and you could tell that the promoters we're really passionate about there charity. Great course, great food at the end, really cool event!" 

- JO from Missouri

where did pirate perry come from?

"This race has taken me to Boston the past five years. 'Nuff said." 
- BH from Nebraska
Well + Good (www.wellandgood.com) says has Jog with Your Dog representing Arkansas as one of The Fifty Coolest Races You Can Run This Year [2016]

We're all over the Ozarks!  Sorry that this map isn't interactive, but this is a busy planning season for Pirate Perry.  

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"When I say 'easiest', I am talking about every aspect of the event. It's well organized, the expo was small but had all I needed. Even free gloves for the cold morning. The course was a no brainer. I was worried about the two out and backs, but it is so beautiful that it was a nonissue. I enjoyed being able to see the other runners, that was all I needed as far as spectators. I thoroughly enjoyed this 26.2"

- KP from Oklahoma

Arkansas Outside gave us this awesome review of the 2016 David's Trail Endurance Run!  Read and see what you missed!
For more reviews, visit marathonguide.com
From the article, "The 15 Best Road Races in Arkansas," Pirate Perry Events is stoked to report that two of our races made the list!  

Thank you Best of Arkansas for your recognition!

who we are