Chinkapin Hollow Gravel Grinder
May, 2020

Chinkapin Hollow Gravel Grinder


New Date: To Be Announced

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety and welfare of participants, staff and volunteers, we will be rescheduling the race once the CDC, as well as local, state and federal agencies give the all-clear.  For those who are currently registered, your entry fee will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled date. If you can not attend the rescheduled date, then you have three options...transfer your entry to one of our other owned events, transfer to another person or roll your entry to next year's event.  Thank you for your patience during this extraordinary time.



From the Lake Wedington Recreation Area just west of Fayetteville, the Chinkapin Hollow Gravel Grinder is the region's newest gravel focused event – featuring two days of gravel racing.

The event kicks off Friday, May 1st at 6pm with a prologue unique for gravel racing - a 4.6 mile out and back Time Trail that weaves through the beautiful hardwood timber forests of the Wedington Wildlife Management Area.

Conventional gravel racing kicks off Saturday morning, May 2nd with multiple route options of 45, 66, and 107 miles. Starting from the Lake Wedington Recreation area in rural Washington County, Arkansas, the race runs deep into Oklahoma for a two-state adventure.

Participants can expect to cruise along canopy covered roads through townships hidden from time, with long stretches of gravel roads descending into unincorporated communities dating back to the 1800s. For additional event information, race schedule, and course details just click here.

Host Accommodations:

Mount Sequoyah Retreat – located 20 minutes from the event venue and overlooking the downtown & entertainment districts of Fayetteville, this mountain top retreat features an array of accommodations from houses to bunk-style dorm rooms. Visit to book today.

Lake Wedington Recreation – there are several options at the event venue for campsites and cabins. Visit to see all the amenities.

Additional Info

  • Event date: Friday, 01 May 2020
Director of Marketing & Communications

Director of Marketing & Communications