Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic

BiltmoreKiwanisRaceLogo2014.3An Extraordinary Race for Runners of all Abilities!

Run the Bitmore Kiwanis Classic 5k/15k Race at the Biltmore Estate on May 18, 2014 at 7:15 am.

When runners participate in the race, they are not only competing for medals, but also are helping to fund the Kiwanis Children’s Charities which supports several local youth programs.

Both races are run entirely on the scenic grounds of Biltmore Estate. The 15K begins at the Winery, climbs to Deerpark Restaurant then descends and climbs along the main road to Biltmore House where runners will loop in front of the massive main entrance doors of the house.

Runners next enter the Walled Garden, pass by the Azalea Garden and lagoon along the French Broad River, and then finish by returning to the Winery. The first half of the course has two challenging hills, while the second half is downhill to flat terrain. The 5K course will be a flat, out and back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River.

The race is a benefit – the largest fundraiser of the year – for the Kiwanis Children’s Charities which supports several local youth programs. Kiwanis Club of Asheville provides book bags filled with school supplies each fall to children in need as they begin the school year. To encourage attendance and punctuality in several of the local elementary schools, the club gives away a bicycle each quarter, by way of a drawing, to children with perfect attendance and punctuality.

ellen moss with her award at biltmore raceThe Club also aids in elementary school spelling bees and co-sponsors the annual “Pawndemonium,” a regional chess tournament for school children.

The race entry fee allows access to Biltmore for purposes of participating in the 15K or 5K race events only. Spectator viewing is limited to the Start/Finish area at the Winery. Upgrades may be purchased for $25 to include a tour of the Biltmore House. The race entry fee allows access to Biltmore grounds only for purposes of participating in the 5K or 15K race events.

Entry fees are: $50 for 15K race before April 18 ($55 after April 18 if available); $40 for 5K race before April 18 ($45 after); $20 for 5/15K race spectator tickets.

The race will be limited to the first 1,100 entrants and sells out every year. All participants receive a race T-shirt. For more information, visit BiltmoreKiwanisClassicRace.com.

There is no race day registration. Register at imATHLETE.com.

For more information, email events@idaph.net.

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Enjoy this gorgeous video of the Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k, one of the most scenic road running race courses in the United States.  Video courtesy of Bart & Eve at blueridgerunner.com:

 

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DO YOU HAVE THE GRIT TO TAKE THE ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE?

RoyalTrifectaLogoWith 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!

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For more event info please visit the race website at: http://biltmorekiwanisclassicrace.com/

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