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3rd Annual Asheville Duathlon + 10k Trail Run + Du 4 Kids + Inaugural Gravel Grinder Bike Race!
Returning Sunday, September 13th, 2015
starting at 8:00 in the morning.
The event limited to only 750 participants for all the races. Sign up as an individual, or a 2 or 3 person relay team. Early registration is encouraged to reserve a spot.
Are you ready to “Du the Asheville Duathlon” at Biltmore Estate?! Also known as the Asheville Duathlon, this premiere race returns to Biltmore Estate in the fall of 2015 with an additional set of races added to the 2015 schedule — a 40 or 60 mile Gravel Grinder Bike Race. We will keep the trail runner favorite 10k Trail Run on the schedule as well as the popular Du 4 Kids (run/bike). At 8:00 am on Sunday, September 13th, 2015, endurance athletes of all abilities will step to the start line, hearts booming in anticipation, to compete in the 3rd annual multi-sport event held at Biltmore.
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 consists of a 5k road run, an off-road 10 mile bike, and then another 5k run through packed dirt and single track, designed to challenge both mind and body. The 10k Trail Run will meander through the beautiful grounds of the Biltmore Estate on packed dirt and single track paths. (More about the Du 4 Kids: Asheville Duathlon for Kids)
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.
The Inn on Biltmore estate massage therapists will be on site at the race and will offer complimentary massages to participants after the event.
Race limited to 750 entries, secure your spot now!
Du the Asheville Du 4 Kids, is a run/bike kids duathlon for intermediate and advanced level youth athletes only. Both youth individuals and youth 2-person teams invited to participate in this 5k flat paved run and 10 mile bike course.
Registration Categories: Intermediate 10-12 & novice 12-15 | Advanced 12-15 & experienced younger
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 at club events, training rides, and races. Each athlete will receive a t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, goodies, and food at the event.
Register as Individuals or a 2-or-3-person team for the Asheville Duathlon! Individual and 2 person team entries for the Du 4 Kids.
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?
All for fun, and fun for all, this Biltmore Estate experience will surely be the stuff of legend. The gauntlet has been thrown down. The cup is up for grabs. Do you have what it takes to triumph over 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.
The Asheville Marathon or Half (March 14th), The Kiwanis Classic 15k or 5k (May 17th), and The Asheville Duathlonu, 10k Trail Run, or inaugural Gravel Grinder Bike Race (Sept 13th).
Do you have what it takes to triumph over the ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE?
Deadline to register for the Royal Trifecta is July 24, 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, 10k Trail Run, Gravel Grinder Bike Race, and Du 4 Kids in September to help with trip planning: TBA
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.
When multi-sport athletes participate in the race, they are not only competing for medals, but also are helping to fund Charity Partners. Our 2015 Charity Partner will be announced soon! Check back soon!
We really enjoyed being a part of the race and the donation from you all will do a lot to make sure we can provide quality programming all year!! The visibility in the community and then new connections we have made as a result of this partnership are even more valuable. Thank you!” — Kate Justen, FEAST (2014 Charity Partner)
VOLUNTEER TO HELP OUT AT THE RACES!
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
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! All participants will receive a specially designed custom race tee and goodies from our race sponsors. Du 4 Kids has its own Awards for the young athletes.
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