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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 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.
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 (approx. 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!
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.
Race Tee is probably one of the best I own (and there are hundreds..). Second run course (if marked better at certain points) 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, 2014 Participant
Map/Routes/Courses subject to change. CLICK ON MAPS TO VIEW LARGER VERSION
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.
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 events! — Melissa McCulloh, 2014 Participant
This year’s Asheville Duathlon will benefit
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.
Race limited to 750 entries, secure your spot now!
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, a tee-shirt and will get to enjoy in all the event festivities by supporting FEAST, our Charity Partner! It’s easy to sign up, just click, enter your email for confirmation, and choose your spot!
If you prefer not to use your email address, or have trouble signing up, please contact us to sign up manually.
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