Participants will be running, putting and riding during sporting events at Toad Suck Daze.

The Toad Suck Daze 10K, 5K and Tadpole Trots have been part of the festival from almost the beginning and attract both serious and recreation runners throughout the state and beyond.

The event, coordinated by the Conway Kiwanis Club and Regions Bank and which benefits several local charities, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at John McConnell Stadium at Conway High. The 10k serves as the Road Runners Club of Arkansas state championship race at that distance. The 5K and 5K fun walk will begin at the same time. The Tadpole Trot, an age-graded series of races over various distances for youngsters, 4-12, at various distances, will begin after the main races.

Pre-race registration is open online at until 8 p.m. Thursday.Day of race registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 7:30. Participants can also register and pick up packets from 4 to 7 p.m. Frida at the Conway High School fieldhouse.

Entry fees for the 10K and 5K events are $20 through Thursday and $25 beginning Friday, May 4. The Tadpole Trot costs $5 without a T-shirt or $8 with a T-shirt.

The TSD three-man scramble will be Friday at a new location — The Greens at Nutters Chapel.

Shotgun starts will be at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $300 per team and is due by Wednesday, May 2.

The field is limited to 60 teams in five flights.

Furthern information can be obtained from Jay McConnell, 501-713-1532.

The Tour de Toad will feature 33- and 45-mile bike rides through Faulkner and Perry counties.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Conway High fieldhouse. All participants will receive lunch.

Registration fee is $35 per person and can be done online at or at 7 a.m. on the day of the race. Contact Kely Bullington (501-329-7323) or

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