SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PRE-EVENT PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION 
Saturday, September 15th, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 pm at DoubleTree Hotel in Biltmore Village (inside the hotel, please see signage as you’re coming in).

PRE-EVENT PARTICIPANT MEETING
Saturday, September 15th, 2018
2:00 pm at DoubleTree Hotel. Optional meeting with the Race Director. All participants encouraged to attend.

Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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**

RACE DAY SCHEDULE
6:00-7:30 am
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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
Oskar Blues Beer will be served to participants 21+ - Suggested donation of $4 per beer for our charity partners - YouthVillages.

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. 

 

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION

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.

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.
 

PARTICIPANT GUIDE