Directions – The Talimena ½ Marathon Run & Relay begins on Janssen Street in Mena at Janssen Park. Coming to Mena from the north and traveling south from Ft. Smith on highway 71, turn right at the 4th stop light at 7th Street and two blocks up is Janssen Street and the Park. Coming from the south (Texarkana) on highway 71, turn left at the second stop light at 7th Street. Two blocks up is Janssen Street and the Park.
Coming from Little Rock/Hot Springs and east, take highway 88 to just north of Mena, and turn left on to highway 71, going south. Turn right at the 4th stop light at 7th Street. Two blocks up to Janssen Street and the Park. Traveling from the west and coming in on highway 8, turn right on to Reine Street in Mena and go to the stop light on highway 71. Turn left going north. Turn left at the next stop light at 7th Street, and Janssen Street and the Park are two blocks up.
The race route runs from Janssen Park up Mena Street which becomes the Talimena Drive to the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge and State Park. The Address is QW Lodge, 3877 Highway 88 West, Mena, Arkansas 71953.