Chile Pepper XC Festival

Posted: September 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

This Saturday the Strafford high school cross country team will be traveling to Fayetville, Arkansas to run in the annual Chile Pepper cross country festival on the grounds of the University of Arkansas.  The Chile Pepper is one of the largest xc events in the nation and attracts teams from all over Midwest for a great day of running.  Runners will be leaving from SHS at 6:30 a.m. sharp and will return to SHS around 6 p.m., but we will definitely have them call you when we are traveling back to Strafford.  Students may want to bring some money for souvenirs but lunch is provided by the Chile Pepper festival and we will also be stopping for pizza in Bentonville (Pedaler’s Pub) on the way home which will be covered by the cross country team.  I pasted the details and schedule below but please feel free to email me or text if you have any questions.


Duane Fabro

College / Open*
Men’s Collegiate (10K) 9:30 a.m. (Shane Burns SHS graduate will be running in this race)
Women’s Collegiate (5K) 10:20 a.m.
Awards – Collegiate Men and Women 11:10 a.m.
High School & Junior High
Senior High Boy’s “El Caliente” (Varsity-5K) 11:00 a.m.
Senior High Girl’s “El Caliente” (Varsity-5K) 11:30 a.m.
Senior High Boy’s Open (5K) 12:15 pm.

General Parking

Official Chile Pepper Parking is beside the Washington County Fairgrounds.  Shuttle buses are available to take you to the course.  If you elect to walk, please cross Garland at two designated areas: pedestrian/bike tunnel at Garland/Knapp or at Garland/Cassat.  Limited parking is available in Agri Park or on the roads bordering Agri Park.  If you are looking for GPS directions, plug in Agri Park on Garland in Fayetteville, AR.  Please don’t call or ask.  It’s no secret, but in a field so street address is hard to come by!  Just follow the mob.



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