ASHEVILLE DUATHLON, 10K OFF-ROAD RUN, GRAVEL GRINDER BIKE RACES & DU 4 KIDS!
Sunday, September 11th, 2016, 8:30 am
Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
“Are you ready to for a premiere event at Biltmore Estate?!”
COUNTDOWN TO THE 2016 LPC TRIATHLON
F or 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 & spokes.
Also known as the Asheville Duathlon, this 5k road run, ~12 mile off-road bike leg, and a final 5k packed dirt foot race returns to Biltmore in the fall of 2016. Our 20 mile, 40 or 60 mile Gravel Grinder Bike Race takes you off road on these historic grounds all on Biltmore Estate property. We will keep the trail runner favorite 10k Off-Road Run on the schedule as well as the popular Du 4 Kids(run/bike). Join endurance athletes of all abilities and step to the start line, hearts booming in anticipation, to challenge mind and body while competing in the 4th annual multi-sport event held at Biltmore Estate.
Race Tee is probably one of the best I own (and there are hundreds). Second run course… is great! I will train for this specifically again next year- I loved it. Bike course… was a challenging, yet fair course that is suitable for all levels of experience.Brian DeRose
- Entrance to private Biltmore Estate grounds
- Race Tee
- Personalized Bib
- Finisher Award
- 1/3 of the way in the ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE
- Post-race massages
- Race Goodies & More!
Find all Scheduled Pre, Post, and Race Day Events Here
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Only way it could be better for me would be for me to be in better shape! Ran a mud/obstacle race the day before so was tired but had sooooo much fun at the Du! Idaph puts on the BEST events, they put their heart and soul into putting on super eventsMelissa McCulloh
PRE-EVENT PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION
Saturday, September 10th, 2016
DoubleTree Hotel in Biltmore Village (inside the hotel, please see signage as you’re coming in). Please check the info on your bib and make sure that it is correct. If purchasing a Spectator Ticket for Race Day, please note you can only remit payment by cash/check on Saturday, 9/10.
PRE-EVENT PARTICIPANT MEETING
Saturday, September 10th, 2016
At DoubleTree Hotel. Optional meeting with the Race Director. All participants encouraged to attend.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
FRONT GATE OF ESTATE OPENS FOR ENTRY. Please have your Biltmore ticket in-hand when entering the front gates to Biltmore Estate, and until you park! No Biltmore ticket = no entry to Biltmore.
ENTRANCE TICKETS FOR SPECTATORS and guests can be purchased at the Group Sales Office (same as packet pickup – first building on the right as you enter the Biltmore Estate) for $23+tax for race access only ($18+tax for Passholders). Upgrades to visit the Biltmore House and Gardens are an additional $29+tax.
PACKET PICKUP and Race Day Registration. At the Group Sales office (First Building on the right when entering Biltmore Estate).
We suggest you arrive no later than 7:00 am to get your bib and through the front gates in time to set up your things in the transition area before the race starts. Please check the info on your bib and make sure that it is correct.
Ankle-chip-timing pick-up for duathlon participants near Start/Finish for all participants
Biltmore Creamery is open in Antler Hill Village, selling coffee and breakfast items.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ON THE ESTATE GROUNDS!
OFFICIAL RACE START!!! For the Gravel Grinder.
OFFICIAL RACE START!!! For the Asheville Duathlon, 10k Trail Run, and Duathlon 4 Kids.
BILTMORE PASSHOLDERS can enter the estate without a spectator ticket if arriving after nine in the morning.
10 am—12:30 pm:
COMPLIMENTARY RACE SNACKS
From Bi-Lo, Roots Hummus and Coca-Cola Consolidated AND physical therapy provided by Specialized PT and chair-massages provided by Massage Envy Spa of Asheville and Asheville Massage & Natural Therapeutics for participants and volunteers.
Bistro and Cedric’s Tavern open in Antler Hill Village area with food and beverages for purchase.
~: AWARDS CEREMONY!!
Post-event beer provided by Michelob Ultra!
The 2016 event will have a 5 hr. 15 minute time limit. All participants must be finished no later than 1pm.
Congrat’s to you and your entire staff on a very well organized and successful event. I participated in the 60mile gravel grinder and found the course exciting, challenging and just plain fun. I felt that all aspects from picking up the packets to the finish line events were staged well, plenty of friendly people to talk to and good information. Thank you and the entire Idaph team and the sponsors for a perfect fall day. I can promise if I am in town again next year I will indeed sign up again.Rob Potter
I loved that there was a bike rental company willing to bring bikes to the start line, I traveled there so it was very convenient for me. Very professional photographer, having fun looking at all the photos on his website. I loved that he took pictures at specific locations that were a good photo op with something pretty in the background and not just a close-up of me in misery.Sarah Schoonover
DETAILS & GUIDELINES:
If you follow these guidelines, you will have a great time
COURSE DETAILS & MAP
Safety Note: NO HEADPHONES allowed at the event, as they produce danger to yourself and others around you when needing to communicate at the event. You will receive a time penalty and even get DQ’d if you are found wearing them.
PRE RACE WARM-UP
- Duathlon participants will add their bikes to the bike rack in transition area.
- Allow space for your neighbors in transition, there are typically 5-6 bikes per bike rack.
- No bike storage the night before the race.
- Participants only in the transition area.
- Only the race participant will be allowed to remove his/her bike from the transition area.
- Participants will have to run their bikes to the transition area entrance before mounting and will have to dismount at the transition area entrance upon completing the bike leg.
- Asheville Bicycle Company will be providing bike tech support on the course for minor issues.
- During the race, if you’re a participant and you need to get into the T.A. after you have finished racing, please watch for other athletes moving in and out the transition area.
- Kids’ Duathlon — will finish with the bike leg of the event and they will cross the finish mat to get their time.
Water Station Locations:
- Near the Lagoon Turnaround on the Lagoon Trail (on 1st 5k run for Duathlon)
- West Side (Alta Vista) + port o johns
- Westover Trail (10k and 2nd Duathlon run) same spot as last year, before entering the single track section.
Start your Asheville Duathlon adventure with a 5k run on paved roads that will be a flat, out and back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River.
The seminal moment is a pace quickening dash across the Estate’s signature 264 foot bridgestanding 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.
Duathletes transition to mountain bikes and ride onto packed dirt roads over through the west side of the estate, where racers will slip by working vineyards, normally off-limits to the public. The duathlon bike is TWO LAPS (approximately 6 miles each) on the west side.
The bike course is mountain bike recommended. Cyclocross may be okay but there is rock and gravel on the wide carriage roads; No single track.
Please be prepared to count your laps/mileage on your Garmin/watches before crossing the bridge to the finish line (more info and time and distance before crossing the bridge toward will be available soon)
The second Duathlon Run is perfect for the adventure seeker, as it is the most challenging leg of the race, complete with dirt roads and technical single track trail. 2 or 3 person teams welcome in the Asheville Duathlon!
- All athletes must wear their assigned race number:
- Team Duathlon – Team Duathlon (bike and bib number) – Bib tag on running number and bib tag on the bike number (the disposable tag is secured by adhesive tape so you can’t transfer it to another participant). Runners on a relay team need to remove their bib in transition and not come out of transition with bib on when they are waiting for the biker to finish their leg of the race. Coming out of transition with the bib on will mess up the split times for their relay team.
- Runner #1 will tag bikers at their assigned bike rack location
- Bikers must tag runners at their assigned bike rack location
- The bib must be switched in Transition Area
The 10k Trail Run consists of mostly single track trails that give extraordinary views of the mixed forests, fields and rugged landscape by Antler Hill Village and the Inn on Biltmore Estate, all while relishing the beautiful forests these extraordinary grounds offer.
Other 10k Race Related Information:
- The 10k Off-Road Run will start opposite of the duathlon’s first 5k run and will run an ‘out & back’ stretch on wide dirt carriage roads for a couple miles, until heading up and reaching the Westover Trails at Biltmore Estate. Meander through these beautiful forests at Biltmore Estate before you venture back down wide carriage roads to the finish close to the Antler Hill Village parking area. Map can be found on our website.
- The 10k Trail Run and the final/second 5k of the Duathlon will share the same trails in Westover Trails this year! They will be brightly marked with tape and volunteers!
The Gravel Grinder Bike Race consists of a 20, 40, or 60 mile option. The first 7 miles is on paved surface where bikers will ride in front of Biltmore House and the gardens. Cyclists then switch to dirt/gravel paths on their way to the west side of the estate which is all gravel/dirt carriage roads. This is such a treat since cyclists are NEVER allowed to ride in front of Biltmore House or on the west side of the Biltmore Estate.
The hilly west side features beautiful countryside, old barns, a working farm and the Biltmore Vineyards. Depending on the gravel grinder distance you select, you will do either 5 laps (40 mile) or 8 laps (60 mile) on the west side of the estate. After completing the west side you will finish in Antler Hill Village where you started. We invite tourist riders, competitive and non-competitive bike enthusiasts to join us on this beautiful bike adventure on the estate.
Please be prepared to count your laps/mileage on your Garmin/watches before crossing the bridge to the finish line:
40 Mile Grinder: 5 laps on the west side, cross bridge to head toward finish at 39.9 miles VIEW STRAVA MAP
60 Mile Grinder: 8 laps on the west side, cross bridge to head toward finish at 57.6 miles VIEW STRAVA MAP
Equipment Needs: We suggest you use a mountain bike or if you are an experienced cyclocross bike rider that is comfortable on gravel roads that have holes/dips and some ‘larger’ rocks in various sections then a cyclocross bike will also work for the event. NO ROAD BIKES ALLOWED (even though the first 8 miles of the ride will start on pavement, the courses will turn into dirt/gravel/rocky roads that are not suitable for a road or hybrid bike.)
How technical/difficult is the course? The course is not ‘technical’ in the sense of tight turns or roots, however, there are some rocks and gravel to contend with on the west side of the estate. There is NO single track on the gravel grinder event. The longest ‘climbing’ section of the gravel grinder will be a 2 mile, gradual climb from the admissions gate to Biltmore House (on pavement). The other ‘climbs’ on the course will be ‘rollers’ on the west side. The overall course has some hills and some great fast, flat sections too. No mountain ridges to climb on this ride. Great for all types of riders!
This event is for intermediate and advanced level youth athletes only. Both individuals and youth teams are allowed to participate in this 5k flat paved run and 10 mile mountain bike course. So get the young ones signed up to Du the Du for Kids!
The Du 4 Kids is a dedicated run/ bike event designed for youth athletes. The paved 5k run and ~12 mile dirt/gravel mountain bike (2 laps on the west side) will be challenging for youth. Recommended only for Intermediate and Advanced kids ten and older. Youth are also permitted to race as individuals or 2 person teams.
We encourage athletes of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels compete in our duathlon and prove that when you put your mind to something, anything is possible. The focus is on PARTICIPATION rather than competition, and to create an unbelievable experience for competitors, family, and the greater community at large! Create an opportunity to meet friends and other youth athletes who are interested and engage in the multi-sport lifestyle; providing a great social atmosphere in which lifelong friends can be found.
The paved 5k run and 12 mile dirt/gravel mountain bike will be challenging for youth. Kids will finish the race by crossing the timing mat at the finish line on their bikes. Experienced kids ten and older are permitted to race as individuals, 2 person youth teams are also allowed.
Bib must be worn on the front of your shirt and the handlebar bib must be attached to your bike! No Bib display = no access to west side!
DIVISIONS & CATEGORIES
- Top 3 Male/Female
- Masters Male/Female
Age Groups – 3 deep, Male/Female:
- 19 and under
- ages 20-24
- ages 25-29
- ages 30-34
- ages 35-39
- ages 40-44
- ages 45-49
- ages 50-54
- ages 55-59
- ages 60-64
- ages 65-69
- ages 70 and over
- Top 3 in the 2 person team
- Top 3 in the 3 person team
KIDS SPLASH N’ DASH:
Race distances will vary based on participant’s age/skill category and will be appropriate for each division.
|(recommended 9 and under)||(10-12 or novice 12-15)||(12-15 or experienced younger kids)|
|Swim: 25 meter swim (width of the pool-this swum in the shallow end near the wall)||Swim: 200 meter||Swim: 400 meter|
|Run: .4 miles (1 loop)||Run: 1 mile (see map)||Run: 5k (see map)|
AWARDS & CATEGORIES
Overall awards are hand-crafted, locally made pottery mugs and age group awards are hand-crafted, pottery tumblers for individuals and teams! All participants will receive a specially designed custom race tee and goodies from our race sponsors.
Race Day Award Categories (Duathlon + 10k)
Locally made pottery
- Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd
- Masters 1st
- Age Groups 1st, 2nd, 3rd
19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over
Race Day Award Categories (40 Mile Gravel Grinder + 60 Mile Gravel Grinder)
Locally made pottery
- Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
- 19 and Under 1st
- Masters (40+) 1st, 2nd, 3rd
- Grandmasters (50+) 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Du 4 Kids Award Category:
Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Overall (1st place) for 2-person and 3-person relay teams
We ask that you line yourself up at the start line according to your run/bike pace. If you are a slower runner or cyclist we ask that you please start more towards the back of the starting line-up. It will eliminate congestion if you line yourself up appropriately on race morning! Everyone will have a better experience.
You must have a ticket to enter the Estate. Participant or Spectator tickets are good only for the designated race area and Antler Hill Village; they must be upgraded in order to access the Biltmore House and Gardens.
Expect a line of cars at the Biltmore Entry Gate. Allow a minimum of 20 minutes to get from the entrance to the parking lots. Traffic to the Winery area will be heaviest and slowest as race time approaches. Runners and spectators are encouraged to carpool!
All vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas. Parking on paved roads and blocking roads is not permitted. Cars parked illegally will be ticketed and are subject to being towed.
Do not park at the Gatehouse Gift Shop for carpooling, so as to leave enough parking space for other Biltmore Guests to shop as they exit the property. To carpool, please park at Doubletree Hotel in Biltmore Village.
Restrooms are located at the Start/Finish area near Antler Hill Village.
Respect the Estate, and please be aware that we are conducting our race on their businesses, so please throw all trash in proper receptacles, and be mindful not to inconvenience other visitors of the Estate. We want to be invited back next year!
In case of emergencies, EMS vehicles will be in various locations on the course. In the event of an accident or emergency, call 828-777-9129. Biltmore Security Staff will contact EMS, Fire Department, etc. and assist in making sure you get help as quickly as possible.
If inclement weather occurs, such as heavy rain and/or other hazardous weather conditions, as with any other marathon or sporting event, the race may be cancelled. We will make every attempt possible to have this event on race day. If the conditions are life threatening or dangerous and we cancel the event and it will not be re-scheduled and entries are non-refundable. We would not be able to replicate this event on a different date at the estate in 2016.
Neither The Biltmore Company or iDaph Events is responsible for the security of personal belongings.
Once Finished with their race, bikers and runners will not be permitted back on the race course.
No strollers or dogs permitted on any race course, and no bikes on the run courses.
- All parents/guardians are encourage to help their young athletes while they compete
- All athletes are required to wear a helmet and shoes on the bike
- All athletes must wear their assigned race number and be body marked
- All athletes must have their parent/guardian present
All athletes are required to wear a helmet and shoes on the bike.
All athletes must wear their assigned race number (if it’s not displayed, the athlete cannot cross the bridge over into the west side):
- Trail Run – bib number for front of shirt
- Gravel Grinder – small bike handlebar number (40 and 60 mile bibs will be different colors) and corresponding bib number for back of jersey
- Duathlon – timing tag will be on the ankle, bib number for run and a corresponding small bike handlebar number
Gravel Grinders must count laps and know when to return to the east side towards finish. 40 milers count 5 laps and 39.9 miles. 60 milers count 8 laps and 57.6 miles.
LOCATION, DIRECTIONS & PARKING
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.
EVENT DAY PARKING
VOLUNTEER TO HELP OU TAT THE RACES!
We always need an extra set of hands! Please visit Volunteer Spot to learn about the opportunities available for volunteers. Volunteers at the Asheville Duathlon + 10k Trail Run at Biltmore will receive complimentary entry for the event purposes to the Estate on race day, yummy food, a tee-shirt, and the opportunity to support FEAST, our Charity Partner for this event. All volunteer positions at Biltmore are required to assist for the duration of the race.
If you prefer not to use your email address, or have trouble signing up, please contact us to sign up manually.
Every person who enters Biltmore Estate is required to pay an entrance fee. Race tickets will allow runners to enter the estate, but spectators are required to pay an entrance fee to have access to the estate during the race – there will be food, drinks, cheering and more! Spectator viewing is limited to during the event at the Start/Finish, Antler Hill Village and Farm Trail areas. If you want to visit the house later in the day, you will need to upgrade your spectator or race ticket.
- $23+tax per person; Biltmore Annual Passholders save $5.
Upgrade Spectator or Race Ticket:
- $29+tax per person to tour the Biltmore House and Gardens.
- $69+tax for a Twelve Month Pass (available only on Race Day).
Purchase from the Packet-Pickups:
- at DoubleTree hotel on Saturday, September 10th from 1pm-4pm or
- on Race Day starting at 6:30 am at the Group Sales Office on Biltmore Estate (first building to your right when you come through front entrance).
Payment methods: Cash or check only for any spectator ticket purchases at DoubleTree. Biltmore will accept cash, checks, and credit cards (Visa, Amex, MasterCard and Discover). Race tickets and spectator tickets are non-refundable.
As long as Passholders come in during normal business hours they are not required to have a spectator ticket. If they come in before/after hours then they would have to purchase a spectator ticket because it is considered a ‘special event’ at Biltmore. Regular business hours on race day begin at 9am.
What can my family and friends do while I run? There are great shops to explore in Antler Hill Village with food, beverage, and gift items all with a great atmosphere. They can also stand in the Spectator Viewing Areas. SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE BRIDGE.
Race results questions? Please contact Neal Boyd at Start2Finish: email@example.com
2015 Fastest / Slowest Overall Times
- Duathlon – 4:06 / 1:34
- 10k – 51:27 / 41:13
- 40 mile – 5:12 / 2:22
- 60 mile – 5:14 / 3:23
- Kids Du 2 – 3:09 / 1:34
Please click on the links to view, save, and print PDFs with complete results:
Please click on the links to view, save, and print complete results. Winners listed below:
2014 ASHEVILLE DUATHLON WINNERS:
Overall Males: 1. Stewart Alford, 2. Thomas Cason, 3. Matt Popowski
Overall Females: 1. Nicole LaSelle, 2. Spryng Briggs, 3. Amy Alexander
2-Person Teams: 1. Hot Mess, 2. Fun Du, 3. Blue Ridge CrossFit
3-Person Teams: 1. Fort Mill Trekkies, 2. Team Training Wheels, 3. Five River Cycling Club
Masters: Female 1. Elizabeth Flemming | Male 1. Brian DeRose
20-24: Female 1. Angela Day | Male 1. Justin Bost
25-29: Female 1. Lindsey Lanier | Male 1. William Jones
30-34: Female 1. Ashley Harn | Male 1. Adam Chapman
35-39: Female 1. Kathrine Wilson | Male 1. Jonathan Erickson
40-44: Female 1. Rhonda Devan | Male 1. Wade McKeehan
45-49: Female 1. Sherrie Pace | Male 1. Mark Ledyard
50-54: Female 1. Lee Doster-Ward | Male 1. Dwight Shuler
55-59: Female 1. Lou Hipps | Male 1. Dan Passarelli
60-64: Female 1. Heidi Sherman
65-69: Female 1. Judie Kean
2014 10K TRAIL RUN WINNERS:
Overall Males: 1. Ryan Kestle, 2. Kyle Murphy, 3. Weston Clary
Overall Females: 1. Holly DeWitt, 2. Ginna Reid, 3. Jody Smith
Masters: Female 1. Amy Silvers | Male 1. Dwane Reece
20-24: Female 1. Amy Noll | Male 1. David Chandler
25-29: Female 1. Jamie Nakamura | Male 1. Ben Fithian
30-34: Female 1. Jennifer Murphy | Male 1. Rhyne Franklin
35-39: Female 1. Leslie Sloan | Male 1. Steve Petusky
40-44: Female 1. Kathryn Parker | Male 1. Jason Williams
45-49: Female 1. Jennifer James | Male 1. Ken Shields
50-54: Female 1. Sarah Casey | Male 1. Vincent Gardner
55-59: Female 1. Cindy Canova | Male 1. David Armstrong
60-64: Female 1. Laura Haldane | Male 1. Michael Lussier
65-69: Female 1. BJ Foster | Male 1. Wayne Boynton
(Click on lists to view larger version)
POST RACE SURVEY
We value your feedback, so if you could take a few minutes to share your thoughts and experience at this years’ race, we would appreciate it greatly, and will use the responses to improve this and other future iDaph Events! We count on you to help us make each of our events memorable and of the highest quality!
Fill out our short Post Race Survey below. Thank You!
Is it safe and secure to register over the Internet? YES! The Asheville Duathlon + 10k Trail Run++ has partnered with imATHLETE who is a leader in online registration. Their website is safe, easy and secure. They guarantee that your personal information will be safe.
Are relay teams allowed to participate in the Duathlon? Yes! We encourage 2 and 3 person relay teams to participate in the duathlon.
I registered for the Duathlon and now I am unable to run. Can I get my money back or transfer to another year? No. Per our official event rules and guidelines: All entry fees are non-refundable and cannot be deferred toward a future event.
Can I run/ride the course before the events? One of the many cool things about the Asheville Duathlon++ is that you get to ride and run on roads and trails that are normally off limits to the public, even passholders! This means that on race day the courses are a surprise for everyone. No pre-event riding on main roads or the west side are allowed prior to the event.
How do you time the events? Bibs will have timing tags. Duathlon will wear ankle timing, Cyclists will have timing chip and must keep track of their laps/distances: Duathlon Bike – 2 laps — 40mi. Grinder @ 39.9 mi. — 60mi. Grinder @ 57.6mi.
Can I wear headphones on the course? No. Due to the nature of the courses we prohibit the use of headphones during the race.
Are strollers or baby joggers allowed on the course? No. Strollers and baby joggers are prohibited.
Are dogs allowed at the event? Dogs are not allowed in the race or on the course. They are allowed to attend with a spectator but they must be leashed at all times and are not permitted in any buildings or restrooms (unless they are a service dog).
Is there a wheelchair and/or handcrank division in the race? No, due to the off-road nature of many miles of this event, there is a not a wheelchair division.
OUR CHARITY PARTNER:
When multi-sport athletes participate in the race, they not only compete for medals, but also help fund FEAST Asheville. We urge you to consider becoming an everyday-hero by running/riding and fundraising on behalf of FEAST. “DU what you can for a great cause” and make every mile count by creating a fundraising page at FEAST’S EVERYDAY HERO.