fbpx
ASHEVILLE DUATHLON, 10K OFF-ROAD RUN, & GRAVEL GRINDER BIKE EVENTS

ASHEVILLE DUATHLON, 10K OFF-ROAD RUN, & GRAVEL GRINDER BIKE EVENTS

Sunday, September 20, 2020

7:45 am Gravel Grinder Bike Events

8:00 am Duathlon & 10K Run

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Join us for our Asheville Off-Road Series at Biltmore Estate.

Choose from three events:

Duathlon (Run|Bike|Run)
Gravel Grinder (20, 40, 60 mile options)
10K (Just Run)

NEW for 2020!

1. More Prize and Award Categories
2. New timing split location on the West Side for the Gravel Grinder and Duathlon laps and Bike portion of the event.
3. Updates to the Duathlon Courses (More info coming soon!)

You’ve never seen Biltmore Estate like this before…

10k

The Asheville 10k Run at Biltmore features an off-road 10k route, featuring some paved, packed dirt and single track trail that winds by the French Broad River and up behind the Biltmore House. Experience panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountain ridgeline - mountain views without the mountain climbs.

Duathlon

(2020 Courses Subject to Change)

The Asheville Duathlon, is a 5k road run, 13.25 mile off-road bike, and a final 5k packed dirt off-road run. The off-road bike course offers non-technical riding on the west side of the estate, which is typically off-limits to guests. Individual participants, or 2- or 3- person relay teams are available. Kids 10 years and up are welcome too!

GRAVEL GRINDER

The Asheville Gravel Grinder Bike Events come packed with something for every type of rider, a 20, 40 or 60 mile option. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a weekend warrior or scenery seeking rider, these events are for you! The Gravel Grinder Bike races are the only bike events at the estate that allows the participant to access the front of Biltmore House on their bike.

Longtime rider and Asheville local Billy McCracken talks about the Gravel Grinder course and what to expect.

HOTEL PARTNERS

Stay in one of our Asheville Off Road Series Partner Hotels reserved room blocks, and enjoy the entire race experience, from start to finish, with great amenities like front door access, convenient access to the event, and the camaraderie of other elite athletes and competitors all weekend long!

double tree hilton hotel biltmore

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore

Click here for your VIP Double Tree Discount

Group Name:

AVL Off Road Series

Event Block available: September 18 thru September 20th 

115 Hendersonville Road

Asheville, North Carolina, 28803

 

Merchandise, T-Shirts and Commemorative Gifts

T-SHIRT DEADLINE

 (2020 Shirt Image Coming Soon!)

Complimentary T-Shirt until August 31st, 2020 at midnight! After this date, race shirts will be available for $10 until race day and in limitzed sizes.

2019 COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED EDITION MEDALS - $20

2020 COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS - $28

(2020 MEDAL IMAGE COMING SOON!)

Available to purchase when you register online or purchase through our SHOPIFY STORE online until August 1, 2020. 

LOCALLY MADE POTTERY MUGS -$28

NEWLY DESIGNED MUGS FOR 2020 COMING SOON! 

RACE DETAILS

COURSE DETAILS & MAP

tabs slidertype=”left tabs”]

Course Info Laps Before cross bridge (on West side) FINISH mileage
20 mile 2 laps 21.8 miles cross bridge to east side 22.4
40 mile 5 laps 39.5 miles cross bridge to east side 40.1
60 mile 8 laps 57.2 miles cross bridge to east side 57.8
Duathlon Bike 2 laps 12.67 miles cross bridge to east side 13.25

Safety Note: NO HEADPHONES allowed during the bike portion of the events, as they produce a danger to yourself and others around you when needing to communicate at the event. You will receive a time penalty and get DQ’d if you are found wearing them.

RESTROOMS

Restrooms are located in Antler Hill Village and port-o-johns at the Start/Finish area near Antler Hill Village. There will also be a portajon near the duathlon run #1/10k water station and on the west side at the water station.

 

RACE RULES

We ask that you line yourself up at the start line according to your run/bike pace. If you are a slower runner or cyclist we ask that you please start more towards the back of the starting line-up. It will eliminate congestion if you line yourself up appropriately on race morning! Everyone will have a better experience.

PRE RACE WARM-UP

You may run/jog to warm up prior to the race on the running path (lagoon trail) or farm trail until 7:45 when the gravel grinder events begin. No bike warm-ups permitted on West Side no runners may cross to the west side prior to the race starting.
  1. TRANSITION AREA
  • Duathlon participants will add their bikes to the bike rack in transition area.
  • Allow space for your neighbors in transition, there are typically 6-8 bikes per bike rack.
  • No bike storage the night before the race.
  • Participants only in the transition area.
  • Only the race participant will be allowed to remove his/her bike from the transition area.
  • Participants will have to run their bikes to the transition area entrance before mounting and will have to dismount at the transition area entrance upon completing the bike leg.
  • Asheville Bicycle Company will be providing bike tech support on the course for minor issues.
  • During the race, if you’re a participant and you need to get into the T.A. after you have finished racing, please watch for other athletes moving in and out the transition area.

Water Station Locations:

Please refer to our course maps for water station locations.

WATER STATIONS

Duathlon Run #1 & 10k Off Road Run Water Station: is located shortly before the Duathlon Run #1 turnaround and will consist of water, electrolyte drink and gels. 10k runners will hit this water station 2x. Once at approx mile 1.5 and then again at approx mile 4.5.

Duathlon Run #2 Water Station: located by the start of loop on Westover Trails and will consist of water, electrolyte drink and CLIF Gels.

Gravel Grinder and Duathlon Bike Water Station: located on the West Side of the Estate at Alta Vista Barn and will consist of water, electrolyte drink, gels and bars and fruit.

Start your Asheville Duathlon adventure with a 5k run, flat along the French Broad River! Runners will start in the Farm area at Antler Hill Village, run alongside the French Broad river on dirt/gravel roads, run to the Lagoon, turnaround  and then return to transition while following the paved Lagoon Trail. 

The Duathlon Run #1 turnaround is at approx 1.5 miles into the run. Please note: The 10k runners will continue past this turnaround to go up to the back of the Biltmore House. 

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 (approximately 6 miles each) on the west side for a finish total of 13.25 miles.

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 bike course is gravel bike, mountain bike or cyclocross bike recommended (no road bikes with slick tires) - 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. Duathletes will ride approx 12.65 miles on their bikes before they cross the bridge to come back to the east side of the estate to the finish line. (2 laps on west side)

Important Bike Info:

Gravel Grinder and Duathlon Bike Participants must count your own laps and know when to return to the east side towards finish. A lap is considered one full circle of the west side course starting at the bridge and ending at the bridge. Each time you see the bridge that is considered one lap. Please note: The course before or after the bridge is not considered a lap.

Here is an easy way to remember how many laps you need to do and mileage you should see on your GPS unit before you come to the finish line:

Duathlon cyclists will do 2 laps on the west side, 13.25 miles total from transition to finish.

If you do not finish all your laps, please notify us in the timing tent when you finish so that we can DQ your results. If you want to change your GG ride distance please take care of this Saturday at PPU before the event. We will have ‘behind the scenes’ folks counting laps on the course for the timing company.

EQUIPMENT NEEDS

If you are participating in the Duathlon or Gravel Grinder we suggest you use a bike designated for ‘off-road’ such as a gravel bike, cyclocross bike or mountain bike. Riders should be comfortable on hills, paved roads, varying surfaces such as gravel roads that have holes/dips and some ‘larger’ rocks. The bike course does NOT go on any trails. All athletes are required to wear a helmet and shoes on the bike.

Please be prepared to have your own equipment to change a flat tire. We will have mechanical support roving throughout the west side of the estate but you are responsible to have your own items to change a flat and be prepared to do this without volunteer assistance.

The Duathlon Run #2 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!

RELAY TEAMS 
  • All athletes must wear their assigned race number:
    • Team Duathlon – Team Duathlon (bike and bib number) – . Runners on a relay team need to remove their ankle band in transition and hand off to your bike team mate. The bike team mate will also exchange this same ankle band in the transition area to the runner doing the 2nd run.
  • Runner #1 will tag biker and hand off ankle band at their assigned bike rack location, Biker will tag Runner #2 and hand off ankle band to Runner #2 before leaving transition.
  • Bikers must tag runners at their assigned bike rack location
  • The bib must be switched in Transition Area

Important Run Info:

Please note: The 10k and the Duathlon Run #1 runners both start together at 8am. The route will split at approx 1.5 miles into the run. The 10k runners will continue to run STRAIGHT towards the Lagoon/Reflection Pond and up to the back of the Biltmore House. The Duathlon Run #1 runners will turn around at approx 1.5 miles (at sign/and cone) and then finish their portion of the run, follow signs. Both sets of runners will go through the water station. The turnaround for the duathlon run #1 is approx .3 miles past the water station on the Lagoon Trail path. It will be marked with signs, a volunteer and a cone.

 

10k route

Elevation Maps:

RUN ONE

Asheville Duathlon Run 1 Elevation Chart as of 9.2.2016

RUN TWO

Asheville Duathlon Run 2 Elevation at Biltmore on Westover Trail

The 10k Off Road Run consists of paved greenway, hard packed dirt surface and single track trails that give extraordinary views of the mixed forests, fields and rugged landscape by Antler Hill Village and the Biltmore House, all while relishing the beautiful forests these extraordinary grounds offer. 

Runners will start in the Farm area at Antler Hill Village, run alongside the French Broad river on dirt/gravel roads, run past the Lagoon, cross the Main Road and then up to Biltmore House on single-track trail, they will turnaround at the House and then return to the finish by way of the paved Lagoon Trail. 

Important Run Info:

Please note: The 10k and the Duathlon Run #1 runners both start together at 8am. The route will split at approx 1.5 miles into the run. The 10k runners will continue to run STRAIGHT towards the Lagoon/Reflection Pond and up to the back of the Biltmore House. The Duathlon Run #1 runners will turn around at approx 1.5 miles (at sign/and cone) and then finish their portion of the run, follow signs. Both sets of runners will go through the water station. The turnaround for the duathlon run #1 is approx .3 miles past the water station on the Lagoon Trail path. It will be marked with signs, a volunteer and a cone.

gravel grinder

The Gravel Grinder Bike Events consists of a 20, 40, or 60 mile option. The first 9.5 miles is on paved surface where cyclists will ride in front of the Biltmore House and the gardens. Cyclists then switch to dirt/gravel paths on their way to the west side of the estate which is all gravel/dirt carriage roads. These areas are typically off-limits to the public on bikes. It is a privilege for our gravel grinder participants to ride in front of Biltmore House and on the west side of the Biltmore Estate.

Gravel Grinder: At approximately mile 3 1/2 - 4 miles the Gravel Grinder participants will stay on Approach Road and head straight towards Biltmore House instead of turning into the parking lots like they have done in past years. They will also continue on the paved section of the estate at mile 7ish until they return to Antler Hill Village at mile 9.5. In Antler Hill Village at the intersection near the Start/Finish area, Gravel Grinder participants will veer onto dirt/gravel roads along the French Broad River and over to the West Side of the estate. 

The hilly west side features beautiful countryside, old barns, a working farm and the Biltmore Vineyards. Depending on the gravel grinder distance you select, you will do either 2 laps (20 mile) 5 laps (40 mile) or 8 laps (60 mile) on the west side of the estate. After completing the west side you will finish in Antler Hill Village where you started. We invite tourist riders, competitive and non-competitive bike enthusiasts to join us on this beautiful bike adventure on the estate. 

Important Bike Info:

Gravel Grinder and Duathlon Bike Participants must count your own laps and know when to return to the east side towards finish. A lap is considered one full circle of the west side course starting at the bridge and ending at the bridge. Each time you see the bridge that is considered one lap. Please note: The course before or after the bridge is not considered a lap.

Here is an easy way to remember how many laps you need to do and mileage you should see on your GPS unit before you come to the finish line:

20 milers count 2 laps and turn across bridge at approx 21.8 miles

40 milers count 5 laps and turn across bridge at approx 39.5 miles

60 milers count 8 laps and turn across bridge at approx 57.2 miles.

All GG rides finish in Antler Hill Village at the FINISH line.

Duathlon cyclists will do 2 laps on the west side, 13.25 miles total from transition to finish.

If you do not finish all your laps, please notify us in the timing tent when you finish so that we can DQ your results. If you want to change your GG ride distance please take care of this Saturday at PPU before the event. We will have ‘behind the scenes’ folks counting laps on the course for the timing company.

EQUIPMENT NEEDS

If you are participating in the Duathlon or Gravel Grinder we suggest you use a bike designated for ‘off-road’ such as a gravel bike, cyclocross bike or mountain bike. Riders should be comfortable on hills, paved roads, varying surfaces such as gravel roads that have holes/dips and some ‘larger’ rocks. The bike course does NOT go on any trails. All athletes are required to wear a helmet and shoes on the bike.

Please be prepared to have your own equipment to change a flat tire. We will have mechanical support roving throughout the west side of the estate but you are responsible to have your own items to change a flat and be prepared to do this without volunteer assistance.

 

How technical/difficult is the course? The course is not ‘technical’ in the sense of tight turns or roots, however, there are some rocks and gravel to contend with on the west side of the estate. There is NO single track on the gravel grinder event. The longest ‘climbing’ section of the gravel grinder will be a 2 mile, gradual climb from the admissions gate to Biltmore House (on pavement). The other ‘climbs’ on the course will be ‘rollers’ on the west side. The overall course has some hills and some great fast, flat sections too. No mountain ridges to climb on this ride. Great for all types of riders!

 

Ride with GPS 

Duathlon

Asheville Duathlon Run #1 – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30559040

Asheviille Duathlon Bike – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30978451

Asheville Duathlon Run #2 - Westover Trails – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30786766

 

Gravel Grinders

20 Mile – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30660041

40 Mile – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30667543

60 Mile – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30783313

 

Run

10k Off Road – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30529766

GUIDELINES

PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES (clickable link)

NEW FOR 2020: ADDITIONAL TIMING CHECKPOINT

To ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of our timing system, a timing checkpoint will be added onto the west side of the Estate (where the Gravel Grinder and Duathlon laps take place). Participants will still be responsible for keeping track of their own laps, but this new checkpoint will eliminate any room for error when it comes time for the awards ceremony.

EVENT RULES We ask that you line yourself up at the start line according to your run/bike pace. If you are a slower runner or cyclist we ask that you please start more towards the back of the starting line-up. It will eliminate congestion if you line yourself up appropriately on race morning! Everyone will have a better experience.

PRE RACE WARM-UP
You may run/jog to warm up prior to the race on the running path (lagoon trail) or farm trail until 7:45 when the gravel grinder events begin. No bike warm-ups permitted on West Side and no runners may cross to the west side prior to the race starting.

You must have a ticket to enter the Estate. Participant or Spectator tickets are good only for the designated race area and Antler Hill Village; they must be upgraded in order to access the Biltmore House and Gardens. Expect a line of cars at the Biltmore Entry Gate. Allow a minimum of 20 minutes to get from the entrance to the parking lots. Traffic to the Winery area will be heaviest and slowest as race time approaches. Runners and spectators are encouraged to carpool! All vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas. Parking on paved roads and blocking roads is not permitted. Cars parked illegally will be ticketed and are subject to being towed. Do not park at the Gatehouse Gift Shop for carpooling, so as to leave enough parking space for other Biltmore Guests to shop as they exit the property. To carpool, please park at Doubletree Hotel in Biltmore Village. Restrooms are located at the Start/Finish area near Antler Hill Village. Respect the Estate, and please be aware that we are conducting our race on their businesses, so please throw all trash in proper receptacles, and be mindful not to inconvenience other visitors of the Estate. We want to be invited back next year! In case of emergencies, EMS vehicles will be in various locations on the course. In the event of an accident or emergency, call 828-225-1234. Biltmore Security Staff will contact EMS, Fire Department, etc. and assist in making sure you get help as quickly as possible. If inclement weather occurs, such as heavy rain and/or other hazardous weather conditions, as with any other marathon or sporting event, the race may be cancelled. We will make every attempt possible to have this event on race day. If the conditions are life threatening or dangerous and we cancel the event it will not be re-scheduled and entries are non-refundable. We would not be able to replicate this event on a different date at the estate. Neither The Biltmore Company or iDaph Events is responsible for the security of personal belongings. Once Finished with their race, bikers and runners will not be permitted back on the race course. No strollers or dogs permitted on any race course, and no bikes on the run courses.

  • All parents/guardians are encourage to help their young athletes while they compete
  • All athletes are required to wear a helmet and shoes on the bike
  • All athletes must wear their assigned race number and be body marked
  • All athletes must have their parent/guardian present

All athletes are required to wear a helmet and shoes on the bike. All athletes must wear their assigned race number (if it’s not displayed, the Duathlon Cyclists and Gravel Grinder athletes cannot cross the bridge over into the west side).

TIMING

Bib Colors and Placement Coming Soon for 2020

All participants will have a timing chip and a bib. If you do not have your bib visible during the event, you will be pulled from the race and DQ’d and will not get a finishing time. Bibs covered or not visible at the finish line will not be timed. Please pay close attention to the placement of your bib from the graph below. Cyclists (GG and Du) will also have a bike plate to attach to the front of the bike. Here is how each race will display their bib/plate and where your timing chip is located:

LAPS:

Gravel Grinder Participants must count your own laps and know when to return to the east side towards finish. A lap is considered one full circle of the west side course starting at the bridge and ending at the bridge. Each time you see the bridge that is considered one lap. Please note: The course before or after the bridge is not considered a lap.

Here is an easy way to remember how many laps you need to do and mileage you should see on your GPS unit before you come to the finish line:

20 milers count 2 laps and turn across bridge at approx 21.8 miles

40 milers count 5 laps and turn across bridge at approx 39.5 miles

60 milers count 8 laps and turn across bridge at approx 57.2 miles.

All GG rides finish in Antler Hill Village at the FINISH line.

Duathlon cyclists will do 2 laps on the west side, 13.25 miles total from transition to finish.

If you do not finish all your laps, please notify us in the timing tent when you finish so that we can DQ your results. If you want to change your GG ride distance please take care of this Saturday at PPU before the event. We will have ‘behind the scenes’ folks counting laps on the course for the timing company.

EQUIPMENT NEEDS:

If you are participating in the Duathlon or Gravel Grinder we suggest you use a mountain bike or if you are an experienced cyclocross bike rider that is comfortable on gravel roads that have holes/dips and some ‘larger’ rocks in various sections then a cyclocross bike will also work for the event. ROAD BIKES ARE HIGHLY DISCOURAGED.  All athletes are required to wear a helmet and shoes on the bike.

Please be prepared to have your own equipment to change a flat tire. We will have mechanical support roving throughout the west side of the estate but you are responsible to have your own items to change a flat and be prepared to do this without volunteer assistance.

LOCATION, DIRECTIONS & PARKING

RACE MORNING

When arriving at Biltmore you will follow traffic to Antler Hill Village and be parked by Biltmore Estate Parking Hosts. Leave yourself PLENTY of time to get onto the estate and to the parking lots. It takes a minimum of 20 minutes when coming onto the estate to get to Antler Hill Village. When the first races begin at 7:45am, traffic will be held on the estate until at least 8:05am. SO DON’T BE LATE!

Please note: If you are participating in the duathlon, your bike will need to go to the transition area and be set up prior to the race. So leave yourself plenty of time to unload your bike and race items at your car, walk your items to transition and get set-up prior to the race start. There is NO DROP OFF or UNLOAD AREA! Please orient yourself with transition when you arrive at the event and how you will go in/out the transition area. The run part of the event will go in/out the back side of transition, the bike will go in/out the front of transition. If you go out the transition area the wrong way during the race, your transition split time will be inaccurate and may not show up for you in the results. See Hub Map for details on transition and location of the zone in Antler Hill Village.

LOCATION:

 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.

DIRECTIONS:

EVENT DAY PARKING

There is plenty of race parking. When you enter the estate you will follow the signs to Antler Hill Village. This is approx. 20-30 minute drive from the front gates on a normal day without any traffic. On a busy, congested traffic day it will take you longer to get to AHV.
Parking is available in Antler Hill Village very close to all the event activities. Biltmore Estate Parking Hosts will be onsite parking cars, please pay attention to them and follow their directions. You will be asked to park in designated areas for the race. There will be NO parking allowed in the area near the transition area or on the side of the roadways adjacent to the event site.  Any cars parked along the side of the road will be towed. Equipment drop-offs are not allowed. Please proceed directly to the parking area upon arriving at the event site and walk over to the transition area with your race items.

RIDE WITH GPS

Ride with GPS Duathlon

(Courses subject to change in 2020)

Asheville Duathlon Run #1 – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30559040

Asheviille Duathlon Bike – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30978451

Asheville Duathlon Run #2 - Westover Trails – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30786766

 

Gravel Grinders

20 Mile – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30660041

40 Mile – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30667543

60 Mile – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30783313

 

Run

10k Off Road – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30529766

AWARDS & CATEGORIES

NEW PRIZE & AWARDS CATEGORIES FOR 2020!

We have a selection of locally made pottery awards, pint glasses, gift certificates and SWAG for our award winners!

Award Categories Duathlon (Individual) and 10k

Male/Female
Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Masters 1st
Age Groups 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 Age Groups: 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over

Duathlon Relay Teams:
Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place for 2-person and 3-person relay teams

Award Categories 20 Mile, 40 Mile Gravel Grinder + 60 Mile Gravel Grinder Bike Events

Male/Female
Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Masters 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Age Groups 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 Age Groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over

AWARDS CEREMONY (Times are approximate and subject to change)

10:15 am:

Awards ceremony for 10K Off Road Run

11:00 am:

Awards ceremony for Asheville Duathlon

11:30 am:

Awards ceremony for 20/40 mile Gravel Grinders

12:00 pm:

Awards ceremony for 60 mile Gravel Grinder

DIVISIONS & CATEGORIES

 

  

  • Duathlon: 5K run #1 (flat/fast/mixed surfaces), approximate 13.5 mile off-road bike ride, 5k Run #2 (trail). May have a team of 2 or three for a relay option. All participants must be registered
  • Gravel Grinder: 20, 40, 60 mile distance options.
  • 10K Off Road Run

VOLUNTEER TO HELP OUT AT THE RACES!

We always need an extra set of hands! Please email our volunteer coordinator to learn about the opportunities available for volunteers. Race Day Volunteers at the Asheville Off-Road Series at Biltmore will receive complimentary entry for the event purposes to the Estate on race day, yummy food, an adult beverage from our beer sponsor (21+ only & after your shift is over) and the opportunity to support Youth Villages, our Charity Partner for this event. All volunteer positions at Biltmore are required to assist for the duration of the race

If you prefer not to use your email address, or have trouble signing up, please contact us to sign up manually.

SPECTATORS

Every person who enters Biltmore Estate is required to pay an entrance fee. Race tickets will allow runners to enter the estate, but spectators are required to pay an entrance fee to have access to the estate during the race – there will be food, drinks, cheering and more! Spectator viewing is limited to during the event at the Start/Finish, Antler Hill Village and Farm Trail areas. If you want to visit the house later in the day, you will need to upgrade your spectator or race ticket.

Spectator Tickets:

  • $23+tax per person; Biltmore Annual Passholders save $5.

Upgrade Spectator or Race Ticket:

  • $29+tax per person to tour the Biltmore House and Gardens.
  • $119+tax for a Twelve Month Pass (available only on Race Day).

Purchase from the Packet-Pickups:

  • at DoubleTree Hotel during Early Packet Pickup or
  • on Race Day starting at 6:30 am at the Group Sales Office on Biltmore Estate (first building to your right when you come through front entrance).

Payment methods: Cash or check only for any spectator ticket purchases at DoubleTree. Biltmore will accept cash, checks, and credit cards (Visa, Amex, MasterCard and Discover). Race tickets and spectator tickets are non-refundable.

Biltmore Passholders:

As long as Passholders come in during normal business hours they are not required to have a spectator ticket. If they come in before/after hours then they would have to purchase a spectator ticket because it is considered a ‘special event’ at Biltmore. Regular business hours on race day begin at 9am.

What can my family and friends do while I run? There are great shops to explore in Antler Hill Village with food, beverage, and gift items all with a great atmosphere. They can also stand in the Spectator Viewing Areas around the race hub. SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON OR ACROSS THE BRIDGE.

RACE PHOTOS

Don’t forget to smile! Our photographer for 2019 was Bren Photography. Photos are available HERE! Look for updates on our Facebook page for future events. 

POST RACE SURVEY

We value your feedback, so if you could take a few minutes to share your thoughts and experience at this years’ race, we would appreciate it greatly, and will use the responses to improve this and other future iDaph Events! We count on you to help us make each of our events memorable and of the highest quality! SURVEY COMING SOON! 

FAQs

Is it safe and secure to register over the Internet? YES! We have partnered with Run SignUp, who is a leader in online registration. Their website is safe, easy and secure. They guarantee that your personal information will be safe.

Are relay teams allowed to participate in the Duathlon? Yes! We encourage 2 and 3 person relay teams to participate in the duathlon.

I registered for the Duathlon and now I am unable to run. Can I get my money back or transfer to another year? No. Per our official event rules and guidelines: All entry fees are non-refundable and cannot be deferred toward a future event.

Can I run/ride the course before the events? One of the many cool things about the Asheville Off-Road Series is that you get to ride and run on roads and trails that are normally off limits to the public, even passholders! This means that on race day the courses are a surprise for everyone. No pre-event riding on main roads or the west side are allowed prior to the event.

TIMING

Bib Colors and Placement Coming Soon for 2020

All participants will have a timing chip and a bib. If you do not have your bib visible during the event, you will be pulled from the race and DQ’d and will not get a finishing time. Bibs covered or not visible at the finish line will not be timed. Please pay close attention to the placement of your bib from the graph below. Cyclists (GG and Du) will also have a bike plate to attach to the front of the bike. Here is how each race will display their bib/plate and where your timing chip is located:

All athletes are required to wear a helmet and shoes on the bike. All athletes must wear their assigned race number (if it’s not displayed, the Duathlon and Gravel Grinder athletes cannot cross the bridge over into the west side).

NEW FOR 2020: ADDITIONAL TIMING CHECKPOINT

To ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of our timing system, a timing checkpoint will be added onto the west side of the Estate (where the Gravel Grinder and Duathlon laps take place). Participants will still be responsible for keeping track of their own laps, but this new checkpoint will eliminate any room for error when it comes time for the awards ceremony.

Can I wear headphones on the course? Only on the run portions of the events. Headphones are not allowed during the bike portions. Due to the nature of the courses we prohibit the use of headphones during bike portions of the event.

Are strollers or baby joggers allowed on the course? No. Strollers and baby joggers are prohibited.

Are dogs allowed at the event? Dogs are NOT allowed in the race or on the course. They are allowed to attend with a spectator but they must be leashed at all times and are not permitted in any buildings or restrooms (unless they are a service dog).

Is there a wheelchair and/or handcrank division in the race? No, due to the off-road nature of many miles of this event, there is a not a wheelchair division.

RESTROOMS

Restrooms are located in Antler Hill Village and port-o-johns at the Start/Finish area near Antler Hill Village. There will also be a portajon near the duathlon run #1/10k water station and on the west side at the water station.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY

Registration Policies:

There will be NO refunds for this event. Entries are non-transferable. Race Management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to unfavorable conditions. If there are unfavorable weather conditions or reasons outside our control that effect our ability to host the event on September 20, 2020 this event will be re-scheduled for Sunday, September 27th, 2020. If the event is rescheduled due to the weather or ‘”Acts of God” and you are not able to attend on the re-scheduled date, registration fees are NOT refundable or transferable for the following year or for another upcoming idaph event. In the event of cancellation due to “Acts of God,” registration fees are NOT refundable or transferable for the following year. Expenses for the event have been incurred and are paid up-front regardless if the event takes place or not. In the event of a natural disaster or “Act of God” that would prohibit the event from taking place, the event will not be re-scheduled, it would be canceled.​

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY

There will be NO refunds for this event. Entries are non-transferable. Race Management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to unfavorable conditions. If there are unfavorable weather conditions or reasons outside our control that effect our ability to host the event on September 20th, 2020 this event will be re-scheduled for Sunday, September 27th. If the event is rescheduled due to the weather or ‘”Acts of God” and you are not able to attend on the re-scheduled date, registration fees are NOT refundable or transferable for the following year or for another upcoming idaph event. In the event of cancellation due to “Acts of God,” registration fees are NOT refundable or transferable for the following year. Expenses for the event have been incurred and are paid up-front regardless if the event takes place or not. In the event of a natural disaster or “Act of God” that would prohibit the event from taking place, the event will not be re-scheduled, it would be canceled.​

RACE RESULTS

 

2019 Race Results

2019 Gravel Grinder Results

2019 10K Trail Run Results

2019 Duathlon Results

 

 2018 Race Results

The 2018 Event was cancelled due to inclement weather

 2017 Race Results

2017 Gravel Grinder Results

 2017 10K Trail Run Results

 2017 Duathlon Results

 

2016 Race Results

2016 Gravel Grinder Results

2016 10K Trail Run Results

2016 DU 4 Kids Results

2016 Duathlon Results

 2015 Race Results

2015 All Race Results

 

COUNTDOWN TO THE AVL Duathlon, 10k Run & Gravel Grinders at Biltmore

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

I have never had a bad experience with an idaph event!! I appreciate their excellent email communication, flawless race day timelines and all staff are just so awesome!
Asheville Off Road Series: A first class event!! Nothing is quite so magical as running through the woods on Biltmore property. Organizers were 100% on point from initial communication to race day execution. Bonus that it was very family friendly! Kiddos had a space to play and hangout. Making the entire event stress-free and just so much fun! Will be back!

Jessica Payne

2019 Participant

GREAT EVENT! Beautiful course!

Ginna Reid

2019 Participant

Fantastic event executed impeccably well. The communication prior to the ride was clear and concise which is impressive given the added challenges I would imagine are associated with hosting an event of this scale at the Biltmore Estate. The course was beautiful and challenging and very well marked with the bonus of providing access to the east side of the estate and the chance to ride right in front of the house. The volunteer staff was incredibly friendly, encouraging, and helpful throughout the entire event.

The expo was a great experience as well with awesome sponsors and fantastic food & beverages. This event caters to such a wide variety of athletes with an option for all levels of runners and riders. This ended up culminating into an incredibly fun and family friendly post event atmosphere that you don’t often see.

I would highly recommend this event to others. I will definitely be back next year and plan on attending many other iDaph events in the future!

Carlton Corley

2019 Participant

Asheville Off-Road Series at Biltmore Estate
(Gravel Grinder Preview)

George Hincapie rode with us in the Gravel Grinder in the 2019 Asheville Off Road Series ! 

T-SHIRT DEADLINE

Monday, August 31st, 2020
midnight

Deadline to register and have a t-shirt be included in your registration is August 31st. From September 1, 2020 until race day, shirts will be available on a limited, basis for $10 when you register online.

PRE-EVENT PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION

Saturday, September 19th, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 pm

DoubleTree Hotel in Biltmore Village (inside the hotel, please see signage as you’re coming in).
Please check the info on your bib and make sure that it is correct.  If purchasing a Spectator Ticket for Race Day, please note you can only remit payment by cash/check on Saturday, 9/14.

Sunday, September 20th, 2020
6:30a-7:15a at Group Sales outside Biltmore Estate Entrance
**We highly recommend picking up your packet on Saturday to avoid waits on Sunday morning**

PRE-EVENT PARTICIPANT MEETING

Saturday, September 19th, 2020
2:00 pm

At DoubleTree Hotel. Optional meeting with the Race Director. All participants encouraged to attend.

RACE SCHEDULE

6:00-7:30 am:

FRONT GATE OF ESTATE OPENS FOR ENTRY. Please have your Biltmore ticket in-hand when entering the front gates to Biltmore Estate, and until you park! No Biltmore ticket = no entry to Biltmore. 

ENTRANCE TICKETS FOR SPECTATORS and guests can be purchased at the Group Sales Office (same as packet pickup – first building on the right as you enter the Biltmore Estate) for $23+tax for race access only ($18+tax for Passholders). Upgrades to visit the Biltmore House and Gardens are an additional $29+tax.

6:30—7:15 am:

PACKET PICKUP and Race Day Registration. At the Group Sales office (First Building on the right when entering Biltmore Estate). 

We suggest you arrive no later than 7:00 am to get your bib and through the front gates in time to set up your things in the transition area before the race starts. Please check the info on your bib and make sure that it is correct.

7:00 am:

Biltmore Creamery is open in Antler Hill Village, selling coffee and breakfast items.

7:30 am:

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ON THE ESTATE GROUNDS!

7:30 am:

Race Announcements.

7:45 am:

OFFICIAL RACE START!!! For the Gravel Grinder

8:00 am:

OFFICIAL RACE START!!! For the Asheville Duathlon &10k Trail Run

8:30 am:

BILTMORE PASSHOLDERS can enter the estate without a spectator ticket if arriving after 8:30  in the morning.

10 am—12:30 pm:

COMPLIMENTARY RACE SNACKS from Ingles for participants and volunteers

Post event massages

10:00am

Beer will be served to participants 21+

11:00am:

Cedric’s Tavern opens in Antler Hill Village with food and beverages for purchase. 11:30 The Bistro in Antler Hill Village area with food and beverages for purchase.

AWARDS CEREMONY (Times are approximate and subject to change)

10:15 am:

Awards ceremony for 10K Off Road Run 

11:00 am:

Awards ceremony for Asheville Duathlon 

11:30 am:

Awards ceremony for 20/40 mile Gravel Grinders

12:00 pm:

Awards ceremony for 60 mile Gravel Grinder

1:00 pm: 

Course closure for all events! All participants must be finished.

This event has a 5 hr. 15 minute time limit. All participants must be finished no later than 1pm. 

Very well put on and very fun race in Asheville!

Ryan Murphy

2019 Participant

CHARITY PARTNER

CONTACT SUPPORT@IDAPH.NET WITH QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS!

YOUTH VILLAGES

 

 

OUR CHARITY PARTNER

When multi-sport athletes participate in the race, they not only compete for medals, but also help fund Youth Villages. Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully.  We urge you to consider becoming an everyday-hero by running/riding and fundraising on behalf of Youth Villages.

THANK OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

 INTERESTED IN SPONSORING? Contact us at sponsorships@idaph.net

ABC
Asheville School Logo
i heart media
Biltmore Farms Logo