Arkansas Arts Academy has a coed high school cross country team comprised of ninth through twelfth graders.

Athletes practice during the eighth period on B days and after school from 3:30–4:30 on A days. The team competes in mandatory 5K (3.1-mile) races against other high schools from September through November. These events are held after school on Tuesdays and Saturday mornings.

In the off-season, the team continues to run during the eighth period. Since cross country is considered a class, students receive two semesters worth of credit which counts toward graduation. The team also attends indoor and outdoor track meets at the University of Arkansas. A summer running program will begin in June and continue through July until the season starts in August.