Du the Asheville Du + Brand New 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 Du + 10k Trail Run?! 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 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 350 entries, so secure your spot now!
NEW! Du the Asheville Du for Kids (Duathlon)
Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at Biltmore Estate
The Du the Asheville Du for Kids, a kids duathlon held in conjunction with the Du the Asheville Du, 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 are allowed to participate in this 5k flat paved run and 10 mile bike course.
So get the young ones signed up to Du the Asheville Du for Kids!
DIVISIONS: Intermediate 10-12 & novice 12-15 | Advanced 12-15 & experienced younger
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. We further encourage large companies to have multiple teams as part of intra-organizational competitions to further up the ante. For those wishing to do this, Corporate Challenge individual competitors will complete all three segments of the race themselves, and 3-person relay team members will complete one of three legs: Run #1, Bike Leg, or Run #2. 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 2014 calendar, we thought we would take your Biltmore experience one step further by offering yet another test of will! If you can manage to finish ALL THREE of our 2014 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 2014 Biltmore races: The 2nd annual Asheville Marathon or Inaugural Half on March 16th, 2014, The Kiwanis Classic 15k or 5k race on May 18th, 2014,The Du the Asheville Du or 10k Trail Race on September 14th, 2014.
Learn more about the Royal Trifecta!
Duathletes will start their 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. Then 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 bike will finish with a couple miles on paved trails on the east side. The 2nd run is for the adventure seeker, as it is the most challenging leg of the race, complete with dirt roads and technical single track trail. 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.
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:
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. A portion of the race proceeds will be donated to FEAST, 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.
VOLUNTEER FOR THE DU THE ASHEVILLE DU & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Overall and age group awards for individuals and teams! Plus Corporate Challenge Awards! All participants will receive a specially designed custom race tee and goodies from our race sponsors.
Corporate Challenge Awards:
- Fastest Competition (Awards for both individuals and relay teams)
- Most Participants (company with the most employees registered)
- Best-team spirit awards
- Costume contests for best company ‘themed’ teams
Registration Fees & Estate Privileges
Limited Registration: The 2nd annual Du the Asheville Du + inaugural 10k Trail Run has limited spots available. Early registration is encouraged to reserve a place.
- The race entry fee allows access to Biltmore grounds only for purposes of participating in the duathlon event
- Spectator entrance fee is $20, (If you are already a Twelve Month Pass-holders, save $5)
- Upgrade participant and spectator tickets on race day to include all day estate access to the Biltmore House and grounds for $25
- Upgrade participant and spectator tickets on race day to a twelve month pass for $69
Early registration thru January 31, 2014
- 10k Individual $40
- DU Individual $60
- DU 2 person team $100
- DU 3 person team $145
Regular Registration from February 1, thru July 31, 2014
- 10k Individual $45
- DU Individual $65
- DU 2 person team $110
- DU 3 person team $155
Late Registration from August 1 thru September 10, 2014
- 10k Individual $50
- DU Individual $70
- DU 2 person team $120
- DU 3 person team $165
Race Day Registration
- 10k Individual $55
- DU Individual $75
- DU 2 person team $135
- DU 3 person team $175
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