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2nd Annual Asheville Duathlon + Inaugural 10k Trail Run!
Race across the river, at Biltmore Estate
We’ve moved the event to a different time of year!
Now, on Sunday, September 14th, 2014, starting at 8:30 in the morning.
Are you ready to Du the Asheville Duathlon + 10k Trail Run at Biltmore Estate?! Endurance athletes of all abilities will step to the start line, hearts booming in anticipation, to compete in the 2nd annual duathlon or inaugural trail run events held at Biltmore. The Asheville Duathlon is a 5k road run, off-road 10 mile bike and then another 5k run through packed dirt and single track, designed to challenge both mind and body. The newly added 10k Trail Run will meander through the beautiful grounds of the Biltmore Estate.
For the French aristocrat in all of us, this rough-cut, crown-emerald of a race sweeps participants through a mystical journey, back to a time, when the estate might have resembled an 15th century countryside plantation, complete with a game-stocked forest, working vineyards, and a cold mountain river rushing by. Racers on this day will be lords of the land they claim under fast plowing feet and spokes.
The seminal moment is a pace quickening dash across the Estate’s signature 264 foot bridge standing mightily over the French Broad River. As racers pump across this stone-hardened trestle, they’ll slice through a refreshing undulating zephyr, forged below in the veins of the ancient river. Crossers are flanked by a dual set of cloverleaf-style railings, spanning the entire corridor, which unites the western and eastern hemispheres of Biltmore’s expansive 8000 acre property.
Race limited to 750 entries, secure your spot now!
Du the Asheville Du for Kids, a kids duathlon, is put on by the Carolina Kids Multisport Series and held on the grounds of the famous Biltmore Estate for intermediate and advanced level youth athletes only. Both individuals and teams invited to participate in this 5k flat paved run and 10 mi. bike course.
So get the young ones signed up to
Du the Asheville Du for Kids!
As an alluring addition to an already provocative multisport event, this challenge proffers you the chance to bring glory to your company’s good name and reputation. Participating in this challenge, whether as a soloist or alongside your colleagues, you will have the chance to earn prizes and awards. For more info see our Corporate Challenge page
Like sophisticated packs of high society fox hunters, on a never ending quintessential journey for the elusive quarry, racers can round up with their fellows and friends (in relay teams of 2 or 3) to prove their mettle or give the course a shot on their own.
DO YOU HAVE THE GRIT TO TAKE THE ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE?
With a trinity of exquisite races at the Estate on our 2015 calendar, we take your Biltmore experience one step further by offering yet another test of will! If you can manage to finish ALL THREE of our 2015 races at Biltmore, you will be able to lay claim to the prizes that lie in wait for those with the grit to complete our Challenge.
To complete THE ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE runners must successfully finish three 2015 Biltmore races: The Asheville Marathon or Half, The Kiwanis Classic 15k or 5k, and The Asheville Duathlonu or 10k Trail Run.
Do you have what it takes to triumph over the ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE?
SIGN-UPS FOR THE 2015 ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE AVAILABLE STARTING IN JANUARY 2015.
Biltmore is America’s largest privately-owned home. The 250-room French Renaissance-style chateau is located over 8,000-acres that include more than 80 acres of meticulously-tended gardens. Biltmore is a host to around one million visitors a year. To learn more about Biltmore, visit www.biltmore.com or call 877-BILTMORE.
The Asheville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has graciously set up a custom web page listing available hotel rates for the Du the Asheville Du and 10k Trail Run in September to help with trip planning:
Race day photos will be provided by Paul Jackson Photography. After the race, visit his website to view the images from the various legs of the race, and show your support by purchasing a few. Visit Paul Jackson Photography
Visit Avl Du + 10k Race Photos to see more about photography, and images from past years.
Racing for a Cause
When multi-sport athletes participate in the race, they are not only competing for medals, but also are helping to fund FEAST. FEAST, is a program of Slow Food Asheville, FEAST promotes healthy eating through a hands on, group cooking experience focusing on locally grown fruits and vegetables. This hands on group offers cooking experience using fresh seasonal local ingredients with a focus on childhood and family nutrition.They cook and eat food that is Fresh, Easy, Affordable, Sustainable and Tasty. They believe that we are much more likely to choose healthy food if we help prepare it. Learn more about FEAST. By volunteering for the duathlon or 10k trail race you are funding FEAST. Contact Kate Justen – firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to help on race day.
VOLUNTEER FOR THE ASHEVILLE DUATHLON & 10K TRAIL RUN
Volunteers are the backbone of a terrific event experience. Sign up to donate 1 – 2 hours of your time helping to make the event run smoothly by counting laps, helping at registration, and other useful tasks. All volunteers will receive yummy food and will get to enjoy in all the event festivities. It’s easy to sign up, just click, enter your email for confirmation, and choose your spot!
VOLUNTEERSPOT RESPECTS YOUR PRIVACY AND WILL NOT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
If you prefer not to use your email address, or have trouble signing up, please contact us to sign up manually.
For information on sponsoring the Du the Asheville Du + 10k Trail Run on Biltmore Estate, contact email@example.com
To see, and thank our sponsors by supporting them back, view OUR SPONSORS PAGE.
For Registration Fees, Awards, Categories, Guidelines and Rules, please visit our Pre-Event Info & FAQs page. Course details and route information are on our Course Info & Maps page.
Overall and age group awards are nifty Race Pint Glasses this year for individuals and teams! Plus Corporate Challenge Awards! All participants will receive a specially designed custom race tee and goodies from our race sponsors. Du 4 Kids have its own Carolina Kids Multisport Series Awards for the young athletes.
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