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Harrison Parks & Recreation

Harrison, AR

April 13, 2019


​10:00am Start





Course Description

SLIGHT COURSE CHANGE!

Due to some unforeseen road closures, we have re-routed  the course.  


​1)    Leave Youth Center to immediate left onto Hwy 7


2)    Stay right onto Hwy 43 (mile 1)

3)    43 south to Fire Tower Road / CR 10 (go right/west) / (Mile 22.5)

4)    Fire Tower Road / CR 10 to CR 9 (stay left/south) / (Mile 28.5)

5)    CR 9 to Hwy 21 (go left/east) (mile 29.5)

6)    Hwy 21 to Hwy 43 in Boxley (go left/north) (mile 33.5)

7)    Hwy 43 into Ponca, continue on Hwy 43 (go left/north) (mile 37.7)

8)    All the way into Harrison to finish at Forest Height Elementary School (mile 62.6)



Typically......The Tour de Hills Road Race & Tour takes place on the famed “Jasper Disaster” course through Northwest Arkansas.  Mile for mile, this Ozark route is one of the most difficult in the state, with some 316 turns in 56 miles.  The route is extremely steep and strenuous but also very rewarding.  

The trade-off:  it’s one of the most beautiful rides you’ll ever experience with jaw-dropping views from scenic overlooks and multiple chances for wildlife sightings, including the famous ELK HERD in Boxley Valley.  

Beginning at the Harrison Youth Center (202 N. Spring St., Harrison, AR 72601), take Scenic Byway 7 south 18 miles to Jasper, Arkansas. From Jasper, travel west on Hwy 74 to Ponca, Arkansas.  Then take Hwy 43 north back to Harrison.  Finish at Forest Heights Elementary School (1124 S Tamarind St, Harrison, AR 72601)


The route is extremely steep and strenuous but also very rewarding.


Check out the (usual) course on Strava


Aid Stations:

Station # 1: Hwy 43 at Fire Tower Road (approximately mile 21)
Station # 2: Hwy 43 at Fire Tower Road (approximately mile 38)



Packet Pick-up & On-site Registration

Packet Pickup and on-site registration will be held on Friday April 12 & Saturday April 13.


Friday April 12:

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Packet pickup & registration at sponsoring Nature's Wonders (910 Hwy 62/65 N, Harrison, AR 72601)

 

7:15 - 9:00 pm

Packet pickup & registration at Hampton Inn (121 Hwy 43 East, Harrison, AR 72601)



Saturday April 13:

7:30-9:00 am

Race day morning!  Pick up at the Harrison Youth Center (202 N. Spring St., Harrison, AR 72601) 



Swag & Extras

Every participant will receive a t-shirt of course, but not your run-of-the-mill lame race day t-shirt.  Pirate Perry takes great pride in outfitting our athletes with something that doesn't go strait to the "yard work pile."  On top of shirts all athletes are invited to the post race feeding frenzy.


​On course, we'll have aid stations stocked with Tailwindwater, snacks and more!


Post Race:  Thank You! Pizza Hut of Harrison for yet again providing our riders with a post-race feast!


more information to be posted soon!

These are Important!


Follow this link to the 2019 Tour de Hills Athlete Guide


Follow this link to theGoogle Map of the re-routed course

Follow this link to theMap My Route map


Follow this link to the Map on Strava

Pirate Perry's official Hydration & Nutrition Partner Tailwind Nutrition

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