Saturday, May 7, 2022

Start Time:
Race Begins at 7:30 a.m.

Old Tiger Stadium Park
517 Tiger Blvd, Bentonville, AR

2022 Course Maps!

5K Course Map
10K Course Map



The Heather Ridley-Fleeman Battle for Hope is a run/walk event held the first Saturday in May each year at the Old Tiger Stadium in Bentonville. The event began in 2005 as a way to honor the life of Heather Ridley-Fleeman and raise awareness of colon cancer. Heather died in 2004 at the young age of 28 after a long battle with colon cancer.

The following year, a close group of Heather's family and friends partnered with Hope Cancer Resources to help make sure other cancer patients have access to the care they need during treatment and to educate individuals that early detection does save lives.

During her life, Heather was a member of the Walmart supplier community. She was also dedicated to supporting agencies that work to help cancer patients through treatments and make state-of-the-art cancer research locally accessible.

 By participating in Battle for Hope, you can help Hope Cancer Resources continue the mission of providing cancer support and education to cancer patients in Northwest Arkansas. Register online today. All proceeds from Battle for Hope go directly to Hope Cancer Resources. Individual runners and walkers, as well as teams are encouraged to participate. Sponsorships are available as well.

 Click here to view the Battle for Hope policies and restrictions


The mission of Hope Cancer Resources is to provide compassionate, professional cancer support and education in the Northwest Arkansas region today and tomorrow. Our vision is to provide hope and enhance quality of life by expanding prevention, wellness and comprehensive cancer support services in our region.

Hope Cancer Resources employs a highly-professional staff which includes licensed oncology social workers, a Spanish interpreter, two certified tobacco treatment specialists, one who is also a certified personal trainer and certified exercise specialist. We provide transportation for patients to ensure access to cancer treatment when needed as well as cancer prevention and education to help a patient during and after their treatment. Financial assistance is also provided for prescription medications, nutritional supplements, travel and everyday living expenses to alleviate some of the financial stresses a patient may face.

Believing emotional support is essential for healthy survivorship, we offer counseling services ranging from a kind word or listening ear to one-on-one, couples or family counseling sessions with a licensed mental health professional. Hope Cancer Resources also provides emotional support in group settings.

Our Wellness Center for Hope promotes wellness and healthy living in cancer survivors by restoring physical activity through yoga, light exercise, weight training, nutrition interventions and motivational and solution-focused therapies.

All of our services are provided at no cost.


Hope Cancer Resources
Phone: 479.361.5847
Fax: 479.361.9104
5835 West Sunset Avenue
Springdale, AR 72762
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The Heather Ridley-Fleeman Battle for Hope. All proceeds benefit Hope Cancer Resources, providing compassionate, professional cancer support and education in the Northwest Arkansas region today and tomorrow.

Visit HopeCancerResources.org for more information.

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