Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas Everyone!

We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! We hope 2016 has been good for you and that 2017 will be even better!

It was a great year for Vilonia Cross Country. Our high school girls team finished 5A State Runner-Up, and our boys finished 3rd in the 5A. Both our junior high teams, boys and girls, dominated their races at our 5A West Conference Meet.

We are thankful for all our blessings and we're looking forward to a great 2017!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Low Prices Make Registrations a Great Gift Idea!

Great Christmas present idea!!!!

Low prices to register for the Fly Like an Eagle 5K or Eaglet 1 Mile Fun Run throughout December!

Only $16 to enter the 5K, and only $12 to enter the Fun Run!

Click the Register Now tab above to treat yourself and/or a friend!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Registration is Now Open for 2017!!!

You can take advantage of the low, low early registration price of only $16 now until December 31st to enter the 2017 Fly Like an Eagle 5K, Eaglet 1 Mile Fun Run, or the Virtual Run! All proceeds from the race benefit the Vilonia Cross Country program. Every participant gets a cool cotton t-shirt and a medal.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Save the Date!

Thanks for all your responses to our survey. Next year our race will be on April 22, 2017! We'll open registration this fall. Thanks again for all your support!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Thank You to All Our 2016 Sponsors!

Ladies and gentlemen, our 2016 race is in the books, and before we go any further, we want to thank our 2016 sponsors. We could not pull this race off without them, and they are all greatly appreciated!

If you get the chance, please let these folks know how important they are to our success, and stop by and show them some love--in person or on their social media accounts.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Thank You All!

It is finished! (For this year.) The Fly Like an Eagle 5K that is! I just want to say how grateful I am to all of you who ran, all of you who volunteered, and all of you who sponsored us! Y’all are awesome! Each and every one of you! I’m going to send out individual thanks a little later, but right now my mind is still rattled so I fear I’ll leave someone out.

The weather forecast turned out to be a lie, but the race still turned out great! I’m going to send out a survey in the next couple of days to get your opinions on what went well, what needs to be improved, and what changes you’d like to see that would bring you back next year.

Again though, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! This race is great because of YOU! Each and every one of you!

Official results are available online at

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Join us Saturday for a great race!

Online registration is now closed, but we'll still have race day registration from 6:30 AM to 7:45 AM Saturday at the Vilonia football stadium.

Awards and t-shirts are in! Remember, we cannot guarantee a shirt to those who registered after March 31st, but we will do our best to get you one.

The weather looks like it's going to be great too!

See you all Saturday!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Race Week is Here!

Race week is here ladies and gentlemen! Thank you all so very much for signing up! Things are looking great.

I spoke with our awards supplier, our t-shirt supplier, and our timer, and everything looks to be on track and on time! Volunteer assignments are done, though I'm sure there will be some last minute tweaking there. Things are really coming together!

Latest weather forecast says mid 70s for a high, mid 50s for a low, and cloudy on Saturday. Should be really great weather for a race!

Online registration closes tonight at midnight, but there will be race day registration available from 6:30 AM to 7:45 AM on Saturday morning.

Race will start at precisely 8:00 AM. Awards ceremony should be around 9:00 AM. Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will start immediately after the awards ceremony.

Again, thank you all! We really appreciate your support of our cross country program!

Have a great week! We'll see you all Saturday!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Course Maps for 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run!

Two weeks from tomorrow is race day! It's almost here. We had a rush of entries the past couple of days. If this trend continues, this will be our biggest year ever! Thanks so much to all of you who've registered already, and to all of you who still plan to register. We ordered quite a few extra shirts, so there's still a good chance to get one. We just can't guarantee shirts to those who register from now to race day. But we still have great awards, and I ordered more finishers medals so we can have one for every finisher!

Watch this page for more updates over the next couple of weeks!

Here are the course maps for those who are wondering...

Fly Like an Eagle 5K (1st Loop)

Fly Like an Eagle 5K (2nd Loop)

Eaglet 1 Mile Fun Run (w/ 2 alternate turn offs for shorter distances)

Monday, March 28, 2016

Registration Deadline to Guarantee a T-Shirt!

Our t-shirt company needs our order by March 31st! So our deadline for you to register and to guarantee you a shirt, and one in your size, is March 30th! We will order a few extras, but can't promise you a shirt, or one in your size if you register after March 30th. We also have a price increase on April 1, so now's a great time to register!

Thank You! Vilonia Conway Regional Clinic!

Many thank to our latest 2016 sponsor Conway Regional Health System's Vilonia Clinic! Stop by and let them know we appreciate their support!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Thank You to Ridout Lumber!

Today we learned that Ridout Lumber will sponsor our race again this year! Thanks so much to the great people at Ridout!

Thank You 1st Security Bank!

We just got word today that First Security Bank is sponsoring our race again this year! Thanks so much to the great folks there!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Thank You Vilonia Family Pharmacy!

Many thanks to Vilonia Family Pharmacy for sponsoring our Fly Like an Eagle 5K again this year! Please stop by and let them know their support is appreciated!

Thank You to the 8 Mile Store!

Many, many thanks to the folks at the 8 Mile Store for sponsoring our upcoming Fly Like an Eagle 5K! Please drop by and let them know their support is appreciated!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Thank you Sue Shock Insurance!

Thank you to Sue Shock Insurance for sponsoring the Fly Like an Eagle 5K again this year! Please let Sue know how much her support is appreciated!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Upcoming Price Increase!

Registration price increases after February 29th!

Click the "Register Now" tab above and get signed up today!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Medals for EVERYONE!

This year we've decided to go one step farther and provide medals to EVERY finisher! That's EVERYONE who crosses the finish line in the 5K or the 1 MI fun run! We'll still have our awesome age group and overall awards too! So click the "Register Now" tab above and register today!

Thank You Vilonia Animal Clinic!

We would like to express our gratitude to all the folks at Vilonia Animal Clinic! They are sponsoring the Fly Like an Eagle 5K again this year. Please drop by, or tell them wherever you see them, their support of the Vilonia Cross Country program is greatly appreciated!

Less Than 2 Months to Race Day!

The wind is blowing from the south. The temperature is nearing 70 degrees. The robins are returning. It's feeling like spring outside! The weather is just begging for folks to get outside and enjoy!

If you need a reason to take advantage of this beautiful weather, we've got one! Sign up today for the Fly Like an Eagle 5K or the Eaglet One Mile Fun Run. The race will be held on April 16th, starting in front of Vilonia High School and finishing on the track at Philip Weaver Stadium.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Vilonia Cross Country program. This is a great way to enjoy the beautiful spring weather, get or stay fit, and support a fantastic bunch of dedicated and disciplined young athletes!

Click the "Register Now" tab above and get signed up today!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016 T-Shirt Design is In!

This year we decided to change things up a little and go with a cotton shirt. Many of our participants have massive collections of dry fit race shirts, so we hope this change will help vary your wardrobe a little.

So, here is your 2016 Fly Like an Eagle 5K participant shirt design!!!!!!!

Of course, our sponsors' logos will be included on the back too. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for this year's race, please click the "Sponsors" tab above for more information!

Our 1st Sponsor for 2016!

Many thanks to Innovations Hair Studio in Vilonia, our first official sponsor for the 2016 Fly Like an Eagle 5K! Please drop by and let them know you appreciate their support of Vilonia XC and this race.

You can visit Innovations at 1122 Main St. in Vilonia, or call them at (501)796-8886.