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/ 8:OO am / Conway High School


The Toad Suck 10K was started by the Conway Kiwanis Club in 1982 and run in conjunction with the Toad Suck Daze Festival. In 1984, First National Bank (now Regions) began a race in memory of a fellow employee, Randy Baker, who died of cancer. The Randy Baker 8K was conducted for two years, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. In 1986, the Conway Kiwanis Club approached Regions Bank, and the two races were combined. The annual Toad Suck Daze Run is held in memory of Randy Baker, with proceeds benefiting non-profit agencies supporting children in the Faulkner County community. The 2022 recipients include: Children’s Advocacy Alliance, Community Connections, Community Service Inc, Compass Academy, Conway Area Youth Leadership Institute, HAVEN, Main Stage Education Series at Reynolds Performance Hall, and Milestone Services Inc.

Today, the run includes both a 10K and a 5K Run/Walk, a Wheelchair event, a Tadpole Trot for children aged 4-10, and a Hero Hopper race for children with special needs. Since its inception, the Toad Suck Daze Run has generated over $450,000 to local non-profits, and the run strives to increase its contributions to the Faulkner County community each year.


To learn more about the Toad Suck 10K/5K run and Tadpole Trot or to register visit

10K/5K RUN
Tour De Toad


SATURDAY, MAY 6 / 11:00 am / Conway Municipal Airport


The 2023 Tour de Toad Ride for Literacy is coming up Saturday, May 6 in conjunction with Toad Suck Daze. Make plans now to participate in the 10-mile Family Ride, 20-mile Intermediate Ride, or 40-mile Advanced Ride – all begin at 11 am at the Conway Regional Airport. Whichever route you choose, we’ll all be riding in support of Literacy Action of Central Arkansas. 

This is the 7th year for the IRON TOAD Award. Participants that complete any length of the Kiwanis Toad Suck 10K/5K Run and Tour de Toad will receive a custom medal! 


All proceeds from Tour de Toad benefit students at Literacy Action of Central Arkansas who are improving their literacy to get better jobs, improve their health or financial literacy, and teach the value of education to their children.

For more information visit

Crawl Drag Squirt


FRIDAY, MAY 5 / 5:00 pm / Central Fire Station
SATURDAY, MAY 6 / 10:00 am / Front Street


Organized by the Conway Fire Department, Crawl, Drag & Squirt is an obstacle course that promotes fire safety. Elementary students across Faulkner County have participated in preliminary Crawl, Drag & Squirt competitions at their local schools. A final preliminary competition will take place during Toad Suck Daze on Friday at 5 p.m. at Central Fire Station.

The Crawl, Drag & Squirt finals will occur at 10 a.m. Saturday on Front Street. Thank you to the Conway Fire Department for providing this fun and educational activity for elementary students year after year!


Fire Truck Pull

SATURDAY, MAY 6 / 2:00 pm / Front Street

Get a team together for the Fire Truck Pull @ Toad Suck May 6, 2023 at 2pm! It is the ultimate game of Tug of War with a 55,000-lb Fire Truck. The team with the Fastest timed pull will be named the Fire Truck Pull Challenge Champions! Invite your biggest fans to cheer you on as you pull for a purpose. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Arkansas


Sign up a Team


About Special Olympics Arkansas Special Olympics Arkansas is an organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, everyday around the state. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics Arkansas is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Special Olympics Arkansas is providing opportunities for more than 19,500 athletes and 16,000 volunteers in all counties across the State of Arkansas.

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Omelets with the Toad Master


SUNDAY, APRIL 30 / Hendrix College Staples Auditorium

The Toad Suck Daze Pageant will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2023, at the Hendrix College Staples Auditorium.  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. 

Girl's divisions begin at 0-6 months with the Itty Bitty Baby Miss Daze up to Miss Daze aged 18-25 years and Mrs. Daze, over 21 and married. There is also a photogenic contest.  All contestants must complete a registration form.  Registration forms and fees can be mailed to the Pageant Director, Renee Stone at Emerge 1023 Oak Street, Conway AR 72032.  Please direct questions to 501-329-5123.  


Last year the pageant was able to award a $4,000 scholarship, to reigning Miss Daze 2022 Laken Lawrence. All proceeds will go to our Miss Queen 2023 to further their education in Central Arkansas.

Click Here for Pageant Registration Form


FRIDAY, MAY 5 / 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The First Friday of the month in Downtown Conway is Art Walk, and Toad Suck weekend is no different.  Visit Oak Street for live art demos, artists in local retail stores, and more.  For more information on Art Walk visit their Facebook page


SATURDAY, MAY 6 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Before heading to Toad Suck Daze, make an appointment to donate blood.  Our Blood Institute will be on both ends of the festival with bloodmobiles at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Corporation.  Every two seconds, someone needs blood, a product that has no substitute and must be donated from volunteers just like you. No matter the donation you make, you will be saving the life of a neighbor in need. 

Our Blood Institute has five donor centers in Arkansas and provides blood products for patients in more than 40 Arkansas hospitals, medical facilities, and air ambulances. 

Make your appointment today at:

Art Walk
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