Spirit of Syllamo
Run with passion and an unbreakable spirit - the journey through the forest is rugged and beautiful.
-Rusty Harvey, Race Co-founder & Finisher
A true feat of strength & determination.
Spirit of Syllamo offers a 100 mile or 35 mile race option on some of the most picturesque terrain in the south. This might be the most doable ultra that makes you earn the finish.
Blanchard Spring Recreation Area
This venue is located in Fifty Six Arkansas, within the Sylamore Ranger District of the Ozark St. Francis National Forest.
Known as the Ozark Highlands, it is by definition a karst region, carved out by water over millions of years. The result is a remarkably stunning landscape described as broken.
The Start/Finish at Blanchard Springs alone is jaw dropping.
Onsite and covered by the race...
Numerous vacation rentals nearby.
Highly maintained singletrack trails that are rugged, rocky, steep, and densely forested. There’s lots of water crossings. Depending on rain, creeks could be completely dry or waist deep. Safety will always be considered. In a single mile, runners may cross a creek, climb a mountain, traverse boulders, and flow through smooth trail.
Aid stations for this event can range from 5 to 13+ miles apart. It offers both relief and requires strategy by the runners as they are not spaced evenly apart.
Standard Syllamo Events Menu:
Hydration: Electrolyte mix, ginger ale, Coca-Cola, and water
Sports Nutrition: various gels or chews
Solid Foods: Sandwiches, fruit, pickles, chips, candy (hard and/or chocolate)
Cooked/Warm Foods: Commonly prepared by our wonderful volunteers
We do not supply NSAIDS or other pain relievers.
All aid stations will have basic first aid.
Swag, Post Race, and Awards
Standard Syllamo Events Swag includes a race shirt, stickers, and some giveaways from sponsors. Every event offers hats and other items available for purchase.
All Syllamo Events offer a lively, family friendly atmosphere with food, music, and activities. Meals are provided for all runners and extra meals are available for family/friends.
Spirit of Syllamo awards are custom made and substantial.
35 mile finishers receive a laser engraved award.
100 mile finisher receive a large laser engraved award and belt buckle.
Both distances receive a finishers magnet.
Should you DNF, you earn a glittery DNF bumper sticker. No judgements if you aspire to earn one, but maybe some side eye.
Our website offers a downloadable runners packet with tons of info for either race.
Event's current local time: 3:35 PM CT