TSD/TOAD SUCK DAZE 10K/5K RUN AND TADPOLE TROT
FRIDAY, APRIL 29 / 5:30
TOAD SUCK DAZE 10K/5K RUN
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 / 8:OO am / Conway High School
This will be the 40th anniversary of the Toad Suck Daze Race for the Kiwanis Club of Conway, and this years race has been designated as a Championship Grand Prix Race by the RRCA.
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 2020 recipients include: Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County, CAPCA, Children's Advocacy Alliance, Community Connections, Community Service Inc, 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 4-12. Since its inception, the run has contributed over $400,000 to local non-profits, and the Run strives to increase its contributions to the Faulkner County community each year.
TSD/TOUR DE TOAD & IRON TOAD
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 / 11:00 am / Conway Municipal Airport
The 2022 Tour de Toad Ride for Literacy is coming up Saturday, April 30 in conjunction with Toad Suck Daze. Make plans now to participate in the 10, 20 or 40 mile ride – all begin at 11a at the Conway Regional Airport. Whichever route you choose, we’ll all be riding in support of Literacy Action of Central Arkansas, to provide literacy and ESL tutoring free of charge in our community. Early registration discount through April 1st; register at BikeReg.com/tour-de-toad.
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.
TSD/CRAWL DRAG AND SQUIRT
FRIDAY, APRIL 29 / 5:00 pm / Central Fire Station
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 / 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!
TSD/TOAD ROUND UP
TUESDAY, APRIL 26 / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm / Pompe Park, Prince Street
What is Toad Suck Daze without toads? The annual Toad Round-Up will take place Tuesday, April 26, from 6-8 p.m. at Pompe Park on Prince Street to gather toads for the festival. Kids will receive $1 for every toad they round up and hand over. (A few goodies will also be scattered throughout the park, so if your kids are averse to handling amphibians, they will still have fun looking for prizes.)
TSD/OMELETS WITH THE TOAD MASTER
SUNDAY MAY 1 / 8:00 AM-11:00 AM
Join the Toad Master for an Omelet Breakfast. The event will be held at the Brick Room in downtown Conway. Proceeds from Omelets with the Toad Master will go to funding programs for Milestones Services. The Conway
nonprofit provides early intervention for children birth to 5 years of age, who are delayed or who are at risk of developmental delays due to medical conditions.