The Toad Daze Golf Tournament is a three-man scramble with shotgun starts at 8:00 am and 1:30 pm. Sponsored by Central Dental and Kimberly-Clark, the tournament is held at The Green at Nutters Chapel golf course. Entry is $300 per team. Lunch is provided by Staffmark. Hole sponsors include: Arkansas Golf Center, Custom Network Solutions, Crafton Tull, The Farris Agency. Kidz University, Netherton Promotions, Sandstone Real Estate Group, Smith Ford and Webco Mining.
Click here for the 2013 team registration form.
Stuck on a Truck
For more than 12 years Stuck on a Truck has rolled into Toad Suck Daze. This year’s event will begin on Thursday, May 2, 2013. This reality spectacle seems to intrigue the young and the old in this test of endurance by the contestants. This event starts one day before the Toad Suck Daze festival so the large crowds can enjoy watching the sleepy contestants muddle through for three, four and as in 2011, six days. In 2001, Centennial Bank, started this zany event that has contestants holding their hands on an automobile. The last one remaining with their hand still on the vehicle wins it. Contestants must stand upright at all times – no sitting, squatting or leaning. A five minute break is allowed each hour and a 15 minute break is given every six hours. The contest is a crowd pleaser at the festival with people watching the contenders like a circus side show. What’s also interesting is Toad Suck Daze folds up and goes away on Sunday afternoon; however, Stuck on a Truck rolls on until it’s over. The record is 136 hours! People attending Toad Suck Daze then become addicted. Many go home and watch it on the web-cam provided at the event. Over 1 million people watch the web-cam each year from all over the world. Indeed www.stuckonatruck.com is the most common web address used in Faulkner County during the first weekend in May.
To become a contestant you may register anytime during regular business hours at any Centennial Bank location and other sponsor locations. Registration will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. Hours of registration at locations must comply with that particular business’ hours of operation. Starting Monday, March 25, The Point 94.1 FM will announce a registered name Monday-Friday at 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm. When that name is announced, that specified person will have 9 minutes and 41 seconds to call The Point 94.1 to qualify. A total of 60 names will be selected randomly from all drawing locations and announced on The Point 94.1 March 25-April 18. After qualification, potential contestants must appear in person at Centennial Bank’s main office, 620 Chestnut, Conway, within three days of their qualification.
More information can be found at www.stuckonatruck.com.
Kid’s Crawl, Drag and Squirt
Organized by the Conway Fire Department, elementary aged kids have the opportunity to participate in an obstacle course that promotes fire safety. Friday preliminaries are held at the Central Fire Station located at the corner of Locust and Oak Street. The finals, held on Saturday, will be located on Front Street. All participants must fill out a release form.
Toad Run 10K/5K and Tadpole Trot
The Toad Suck 10K was started by the Conway Kiwanis Club in 1982 and is a sanctioned event of Toad Suck Daze. 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. Regions Bank has served as primary sponsor of the race ever since, and each year the Toad Suck Daze Run is held in memory of Randy Baker, with proceeds benefiting non-profit agencies in the Faulkner County community. Today, the Run includes both a 10K and a 5K Run/Walk, a Wheelchair event, a Tadpole Trot for children aged 4-12, and the 10K is a Grand Prix Series Event. In 2011, the Run raised over $27,000 for local non-profits, and the Run strives to increase its contributions to the Faulkner County community each year.
To register for the Toad Run 10K/5K or Tadpole Trot visit www.toadsuckrun.com
Toad Daze Pageant
The Toad Daze Pageant will be held at Central Baptist College Cooper Complex. The pageant is open to both boys ages 0 months to 8 years and girls ages 0 months to 17 years. There is also a photogenic contest. Deadline to enter is April 25.
Click here for the 2013 Pageant registration form.
Mardi Daze Parade
The Mardi Daze Parade is a walking parade through the festival grounds. It is open to all groups that would like to participate.
Click here for the 2013 Mardi Daze Parade registration form.
Tour de Toad
The annual Tour de Toad cycling event begins at Conway High School’s West Field House and continues along a 25 mile or 46 mile route. The routes are generally flat with a few rolling hills, perfect for all levels of cyclists! SAG support and rest stops are provided and lunch will be served at the finish line celebration. Proceeds support Literacy Action for Central Arkansas.
To register for the Tour de Toad visit http://www.active.com/cycling/conway-ar/tour-de-toad-2013