3 Awesome Upgrades for the 20th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k and 5k

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Join us for the 20th anniversary edition of the Biltmore 15k/5k Classic Races!


*New for 2017*

1. You asked for it! Each year on our race surveys we are asked to have a beautiful award designed to commemorate the runner experience at Biltmore Estate. For the 20th running edition of the event we are offering a one-of-a-kind, special edition finisher award for both 5k and 15k runners. Finisher awards can be purchased thru online registration until March 31st. Awards will be handed out to finishers that have pre-purchased at both awards ceremonies. 

2. Course certification - Due to the construction on the estate over the past several years, the mile markers have been moved and need updated. For 2017, we will have updated re-certified 15k and 5k courses. You will get the same views and same courses, just more accurate mile markers on race day!

3. May is a busy time of year in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We have secured a limited number of hotel rooms for our participants on a first-come-first serve basis at DoubleTree Hotel in Biltmore Forest. Click HERE to reserve your room today!





We hope you will join us on May 21, 2017 for the 20th Anniversary of the Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic Races!


2017 Royal Trifecta Challenge Registration is Now Open!

2017 Royal Trifecta Challenge Registration is Now Open!



With a trinity of exquisite races at the Biltmore Estate on our 2017 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 2017 races at the 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 register for AND complete these three of these 2017 Biltmore races:


The Asheville Marathon OR Half on March 11 + 12th, 2017

The Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic 15k OR 5k race on May 21st, 2017

The Asheville Off Road Series which includes, the Asheville Duathlon, 10k Off-Road Run, OR Gravel Grinder Bike Events on September 10th, 2017


Those who successfully accomplish the task will receive their reward at the close of the events at the Asheville Off Road Series on September 10th, 2017. Finishers will receive a special ‘ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE MEDAL’ and other royal prizes! If you can “Du the Du” 10k, or grind some gravel, go the distance in the marathon or half, and lay down a classic performance at the Kiwanis race, all that separates you from some sweet prizes are the distances that make up our Biltmore Estate races and the manpower (or womanpower) needed to cover them.

If you are wishing to participate in the 2017 Royal Trifecta challenge you will need to click Register Now! button below and submit the registration form to be considered among the royal reward receivers on September 10, 2017.

**PLEASE NOTE: You must also fill out the individual registrations for each event. Filling out the form below does NOT sign you up for each of these events. These events tend to sell out rather quickly so don’t delay in signing up!**


Questions? Email support@idaph.net

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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?






2014 Royal Trifecta Challenge group photo 1

Melissa McCullough, Craig Lancaster, Jennifer Hensley, Terri Lechner!



Trick or Trail? Join us on October 22nd After Dark!



The 2nd Annual Trick or Trail 5 Mile & 1 Mile Spooky Sprint, lets runners of all abilities experience the beauty of DuPont Forest, in a unique night time racing format.



Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
6:30 pm until…

Dupont Forest: Guion Farm Event Area,
Hendersonville, NC

Frightful Fun for the Whole Family!
Costumes are highly encouraged



Headlamps are required for this event as it will take place after dark!

In case you were curious..We will not have any ‘spooky’ surprises out on the course. You are already running through the woods after dark and we think that is frightening enough 🙂 There will be plenty of volunteers and signs out on the course to help you find you way!


Looking for fun volunteers who are not afraid of the dark!

Sign up HERE

TAG You’re It! Pre-Event Info is Here

TAG You’re It! Pre-Event Info is Here


Get ready to have a BLAST at the 2016 Transylvania Adventure Games!

September 24, 2016

We are so excited that you will be joining us for the 3rd Annual Transylvania Adventure Games! TAG is designed to get your heart pumping, your body moving, and your brain working…leaving you with a smile on your face!

This event is designed for all ages, young and old so bring the whole family!

TAG will also host vendors, food, face painting, live music, and other performances.


Oskar Blues Chub Wagon will be serving food and drinks so make sure to bring some cash with you.


2016 Event Details & Schedule

Location: Brevard Music Center– 349 Andante Ln, Brevard, NC 28712

Parking: Plenty of parking will be available at the Brevard Music Center behind the main auditorium. Look to follow signs and Parking attendant instructions.

  • 8am-Registration & packet pick up begins

  • 9:15am- Competitive Timed Obstacle Course registration & packet pickup closes

  • 9:30am10am: Competitive Timed Obstacle Course Participants begin in waves

  • 9:45am Non-Competitive Untimed Obstacle registration & packet pickup closes

  • 10am10:30am Non-Competitive Untimed Obstacle Participants begin in waves

  • 10:15am-Mini Obstacle Course is open!

  • 10am-Food trucks/vendors open

  • 10am-Live entertainment begins

  • 11:30am- Mini Obstacle Course registration ends

  • 12pm- Awards ceremony for Competitive Timed Obstacle Course


Both the Main Obstacle Course and the Mini Obstacle Course will consist of over a dozen crazy obstacles and challenges, both physical and mental. There will be tunnels, rope webs, memory tests, a maze to navigate, canoes, walls to climb, beam walks and more surprises!


Expect to get a little messy! Make sure to bring an extra change of clothes with you. We also recommend bringing a swimsuit with you.

There are still spots left! Bring your friends. There is a 20% discount when you register 3 or more participants at the same time.

Know someone that was waiting to register on Saturday morning? Send them this email and have them click the link below! We will be doing paperless registration so they will have to do this anyways 🙂 Help save them a little time by having them sign up before they get to the Brevard Music Center!




TAG is a Fundraiser for Mountain Sun Community School – a nonprofit 501c3 independent school in Brevard NC. www.mountainsunschool.org


We are looking for adventurous, fun-loving volunteers to help with this event.



See you Saturday!

Come Celebrate the 2016 Lung Buster Series!


That’s a wrap on the 2016 Lung Buster Time Trial Series. Thanks to all of you for coming out and joining us!



2016 Lung Buster Time Trial Series
Final Series Standings & Individual TT Results


We have tallied the entirety of the 2016 Lung Buster Series Results. Click the links below to open the pdf version of these results.

To be considered for the series results you had to participate in at least 4 time trials this season.

2016 Lung Buster Time Trial 20K Final Series Standings

2016 Lung Buster Time Trial 40K Final Series Standings

2016 Individual TT results

Results questions? Email us at timing@idaph.net


2016 Lung Buster Time Trial Series
End of Year Celebration/Awards
Thursday, September 29th @ Highland Brewing Company


We will be holding an end of series party and awards ceremony on Thursday, September 29th @ Highland Brewing Company starting at 6:30pm where we will be giving out awards to our series award winners! You must be present to claim your awards. We have some pretty sweet stuff to give out, so don’t miss!

Curious about who gets an award? Click HERE and scroll down to to prizes and awards to see if you qualify! You don’t have to be receiving an award to attend. This is also a celebration of another awesome Lung Buster season.


Congrats again to everyone! Thanks for coming out and riding with us this year. We hope you had tons of fun.


The fun does not have to end here. Join us for Asheville Winter Bike League this winter!