Loco started in late 2011 as a few of us that ran super early in the
morning began to discuss goals for 2012. We all seemed to agree that
1000 miles in a year was a good goal. We didnít really put a name to it
until closer to the end of the year when Dave Whittenberg came up with
the name Team Loco. This happened when all four of the Loco Founders
were on a run together and we agreed it was a great name. The first four
are Belinda Winner-Jared, Jeremy
McBride, Dave Whittenberg and
David Edwards. We all managed to reach our goal that year and Team Loco
was off to the races. We started a Facebook page and grew from that
first four to over 410 members on our Facebook page today.
As far as how the race itself got started, we had always harbored the
idea of a race, but never actually started one until last year when
several of us were sitting in the lobby of a hotel in Memphis the
morning of what turned out to be a canceled St Jude Marathon. Several
Locos had planned to qualify for either Marathon Maniacs or Half
Fanatics in Memphis and it seemed a shame to let the hard work of the
previous races go to waste, so we banded together and put together what
was a very low key, no frills race. Even though we had to take the race
to the Tucker Creek trail in Conway due to time constraints it seemed to
go well with runners so keep it there.
|This year's race will be on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at
8am. The race will be held at the Tucker Creek Trail
starting at the Salem Road Park. The 2017 Half Marathon is
officially SOLD OUT, but
there are still spots in the Marathon available. Click on
the link below to sign up.
Additions to the race this year include chip timing, Virtual option for
the Half and Full, and a fundraising campaign for the Conway Police
Department to help them purchase winter gear. There is a
fundraising tab on the registration page, an option for additional
donation during registration, and there will also be a donation option
at the event itself.
Here for a list of local hotels.
Results will be in a .docx format download.