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WNC’s Inaugural DARK Trail Run THIS Friday!

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Join hundreds of other runners as you dash out into the dark forest of DuPont State Forest for a 1-mile or 5-mile trail distance!

HEADLAMP/FLASHLIGHT REQUIRED

NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON-SITE AT EVENT

Something fun for every member in your family!

 

When?  This Friday, October 30 — 1-mile untimed fun-run for kids of all ages begins at 6:30pm; 5-mile timed event begins at 7:00pm

Where?  Guion Farm Access Area in DuPont State Rec. Forest (3045 Sky Valley Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739)

Registration available at either of our packet-pickup locations:

  • Thursday, October 29 - 4:00-6:00pm at Specialized Physical Therapy (Gerber Village, South Asheville: 20 Gala Dr., Ste. G-104, Asheville, NC  28803)
  • Friday, October 30 - EVENT NIGHT - 5:00-6:15pm on-site (Guion Farm, DuPont State Forest)

 

All Details Can be Found HERE!


 

 


If you have a friend or family member that would like to volunteer at this event, please have them contact Mindy at mindy@idaph.net — there are many exciting volunteer needs: costumed course marshal, Finish Line helper, Food Tent helper and so much more!

 


 

 

 


 

 

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors & Donors!

 

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Boo! It’s Almost Time to Trick or TRAIL!

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FANCY SOME FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHT AT DARK?

The Inaugural Trick or Trail 5 Mile & 1 Mile Spooky Sprint

October 30th, 2015

from 6:30 PM until….

at Dupont Forest: Guion Farm Event Area, Hendersonville, NC

Runners will experience the beauty of DuPont Forest in a unique nighttime racing format. The only race of its kind in the region; participants will strap on headlamps and duke it out in the dusk.

The twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system will dare you to push forward, not knowing what specters might lurk around each corner! The One Mile Spooky Sprint will be Halloween themed, and a great chance for kids and kids-at-heart alike to break in costumes a day early, without about speed because the One Mile event is un-timed!

FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON
THE TRICK OR TRAIL & SPOOKY SPRINT WEB PAGE.

 


 

 

ONLY 300 SPOTS, SO REGISTER FAST! 

We are HALFWAY full!

This unique event is guaranteed to draw a lot of interest,
so act fast if you want to test your nerve with us!
REGISTER-NOW

Headlamps/Flashlights are required for this event!

  • “Headless Headlamps” available for purchase during registration if you need.
  • Custom designed “DeFeet the Darkness” socks available for $5.00. Purchase during registration, limited sizes available.
  • Ghostly Glowsticks are only $5.00, purchase with registration.
To keep entry fee prices low, there will be no race shirts so if you want a race memento, purchase an item above when registering.


Our Hats Are Off to our 2015 Dig the Du Participants, Volunteers & Sponsors!

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE who competed
in the fun and challenging - 5th annual Dig the Du & 3rd annual Kids Du 2!
Presented by Hunter Subaru
at Sky Valley Farms, Hendersonville, NC
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We hope you enjoyed WNC’s Dirty Duathlon experience in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains today! Our heartfelt appreciation to all the volunteers, sponsors and staff, whose time and efforts were integral to implementing this event!
Your participation supported
OpenDoors of Asheville! 
You ALL are CHAMPIONS! Congratulations!

Notable Congrats to:
2015 Dig the Du Winners–
Overall male winner - Jason Lewis
Overall female winner- Heidi Spradlin
Team Hammer + Nails took the win in the 3 person team division!
Team Dauster scored the win for the 2 person relay team division!
All of our Kids’ Du 2 participants!!!
RACE RESULTS:
Race results questions? Contact us at timing@idaph.net

Thank You 2015 Dig the Du Sponsors!

 

A special thanks to presenting sponsor

Hunter Subaru

 and to our supporting sponsors 

OpenDoors of Asheville, Sycamore Cycles, Industry Nine, Able Rent-a-Jon, 12-Bones Smokehouse, The UPS Store, Bednar Media, Mangum Pottery, Pinnacle Grading Co., Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, and Oowee Products

It’s Time to Dig the Du THIS Sunday!

The leaves are bright orange, yellow and red and it’s the weekend of the 5th annual Dig the Du!

We’ve dug up another fantastic event for our bikers and runners - both kids and adults!

Come out and participate individually or bring a friend or two to form a team to traverse over 17 miles (2.5 mile run, 12 mile bike ride and a 2.5 mile run to finish it off!)

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2015 Dig the Du, presented by Hunter Subaru, in beautiful Hendersonville, NC

Sunday, October 11 ~ Dig the Du begins at 10:30 a.m.;

Kids Du 2 begins at 9:00 a.m.

There is still time to register!  Drop by one of these two places to register on-site:

~~Saturday, Oct. 10 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Sycamore Cycles in Hendersonville

~~Sunday, Oct. 11 (Race Morning!) from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Event Venue

All Event Details, directions, maps and course information can be found HERE!

Not interested in participating?  Join us as a volunteer!  Email Mindy at mindy@idaph.net to sign-up to volunteer.

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It’s Time to FALL Into the Dig the Du!

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We are TWO weeks away from the family-friendly and beautiful Dig the Du (duathlon)

near DuPont State Forest!

 

The 5th annual Dig the Du

& 3rd annual Kids Du 2 

Presented by Hunter Subaru

Proudly benefits OpenDoors of Asheville, a nonprofit connecting local children living in poverty with an active, individualized network of support.

Sunday, October 11th, 10:30 am
Kids Du 2 starts at 9:00 am
in Hendersonville, NC, near DuPont State Forest

Race capped at 350 Participants. Registration closes NEXT WEDNESDAY, October 8, 2015 at midnight or when spots fill up. 

Act fast, click to: 

VISIT OUR WEBSITE HERE FOR ALL THE EVENT’S DETAILS!
LIKE AND FOLLOW DIG THE DU ON FACEBOOK AND STAY UP TO DATE!


Also known as, WNC’s dirty duathlon because it takes place on private, undisturbed land. The race consists of a 2.5-mile run through grassy fields, single-track trail and forest service roads, a 12-mile off-road bike course, followed by another 2.5-mile trail run; all on the same run/bike courses as in the 2014 season. 

Special race features include: congestion-free start area, individual & team registration, bike rentals from Sycamore Cycles, unique & private trails, handcrafted awards, and incredible post-race food and drink! This is the perfect event for multi-sport athletes, trail runners, and mountain bikers alike. 
 
Kids Du 2
 offers younger ones the dirty duathlon format racing experience without the danger of adult sized athletes on the course, while learning to enjoy competing in our beautiful mountains! For kids 13 and under we have new single track run and bike courses for kids. (Kids must have mountain bikes for the bike portion of the event.) There will be fun takeaways for kids and food for racers! The courses are very spectator-friendly for friends & family to watch their young ones participate!


Congratulations to our 2015 Asheville Duathlon, 10k Trail Runner & Gravel Grinder Bike Racers!

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE 

Who completed in the 3rd Annual Asheville Duathlon, the 2nd Annual 10k Trail Run & Duathlon for Kids and the Inaugural 40 & 60-mile Gravel Grinder Bike Events!

We hope you enjoyed the Biltmore Estate experience in the beautiful mountains of WNC and hope you will return next year! Our heartfelt appreciation to all the volunteers, sponsors and staff, whose time and efforts were integral to implementing this destination event!

Your participation in this 2015 event supported a great local charity, Feast, who helps to ensure healthy, local eating choices are accessible to all in Asheville through hands-on cooking & gardening workshops! 

You ALL are CHAMPIONS! Congratulations!
Please share your race pictures on our
Du the Asheville Du Facebook wall or email them to us.
We would love to see them!
Everyone who finished is automatically a winner in our books! 
We hope you enjoyed this elite destination event! And thanks again to everyone who volunteered their time! Your invaluable effort & support makes these events extraordinary!

A Notable Congrats to all of this year’s winners!

Please Visit our RESULTS PAGE to view all winners and results.

 

If for any reason you were unable to stay for the awards, you may pick up your race award at our office next week by scheduling a pick-up with us at mindy@idaph.net.

If you missed picking up your Royal Trifecta award, please email Mindy at mindy@idaph.net to schedule a pick-up.


RACE RESULTS

VIEW AVL DU + 10K RUN RESULTS 

Race results questions? Start2Finish - Neal Boyd 

neal@s2fcharlotte.com


POST-RACE PHOTOS
Thank you to Paul Jackson Photography and other participants and staff of the Asheville Duathlon + 10k Trail Run on Biltmore Estate for the great photography, capturing the essence of the race experience!
Paul Jackson professional race photos are available for viewing and purchase, please order a few to show Paul your appreciation for his skill and efforts on Sunday!