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.
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 bike will finish with a couple miles on paved trails on the east 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.
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!
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.
The NEW Gravel Grinder Bike Race consist of a 20, 40 or 60 mile option. We encourage mountain bikes or experienced cyclocross bikers for this course. The first 8 miles will include pavement and then each race will venture onto packed dirt, gravel and rock surface roads.
The Du 4 Kids is a dedicated run/ bike event designed for youth athletes. The paved 5k run and 10 mile dirt/gravel mountain bike 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.
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
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 McCullooch, 2014 Participant