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ASHEVILLE WINTER BIKE LEAGUE

Winter Bike League Gets Cyclists Together  
Featured in Blue Ridge Now
January 3, 2016
By Beth De Bona

Multiple layers of performance clothing was one strategy used by cyclists for fighting the bitter temperatures Saturday morning at Fletcher Community Park, while some smeared Vaseline on their faces as a windbreak. Though, dealing with the cold is expected by those riding with the Asheville Winter Bike League (AVL-WBL), which has been meeting in Fletcher for weekly rides since November. “It’s an opportunity to train and be a community together,” said Daphne Kirkwood of iDaph Events, the company that inaugurated AVL-WBL as a season extender for area cyclists this fall. “We saw there was a need for people to continue getting together when the weather got colder.” Read Original Article…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM ASHEVILLE MARATHON & HALF

2016 Asheville Marathon to Welcome First Visually-Impaired Participant

Featured on Mountain Xpress
February 16, 2016

The Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate is excited to welcome its first visually impaired runner to its 2016 events. Veteran marathoner Mike Merino, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, will be joining 1,400 other participants for the full marathon on Sunday, March 13, 2016, guided by Curtis Nash of Greenville, South Carolina. Why did Merino choose the 2016 Asheville Marathon? “It’s a Boston qualifier, it’s conveniently close, it’s well-timed — a great time for keeping that holiday and winter weight off, and it’s non-urban, something that isn’t found too often in marathons,” he says. Read More…

Traiser, Peters win Asheville Marathon at Biltmore

Featured on Citizen Times
March 14, 2016
By Karen Chávez

Miles Traiser, 25, of Bismarck, North Dakota, came a long way for a wet run. But it was worth the trip for Traiser, who was the overall winner of the 2016 Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate on Sunday, March 13. The fourth annual race was warm, yet extremely soggy, with downpours throughout the 26.2-mile race that started at 7:30 a.m. and swept across the luscious grounds of the private Biltmore Estate. Runners also had to battle lost sleep after losing an hour to Daylight Saving Time the night before. Double bummer, but what an accomplishment for those who came out in the rainy dark to run 26.2 miles! Read More…

Asheville Marathon & Half Weekend 2016

Featured on Run Like Boys Blog
March 15, 2016
By  Crystal Shirk

This weekend was the culmination of almost a year of planning.  A weekend packed full for sure.  As an Asheville Marathon Ambassador, there was much more to this event than just training with my feet, but helping prep for this event and playing a teeny tiny role in helping it go smoothly.  Daphne, who runs the IDaphe events, has an amazing setup and assistants… this experience has shown me how much planning it takes to make an event like this go off so well. Read More…

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OUR FANS SAY IT BEST

I just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic experience at the 2016 Asheville half marathon at the Biltmore.  My quads are still sore from those long hills (flat lander from Iowa here), but I’m still smiling.  The un-metal medal is the classiest, most tasteful looking medal I’ve ever received.  The finisher blanket is wonderful.  The metal award for being top 5 is so absolutely unique!  What a great idea.  These are just some of the things that made this a first-class experience.   A huge thanks to you and all of the volunteers.  I have organized races (on a much, MUCH smaller scale) over the years, and I know how much effort it takes to pull off a small event, let alone one of this magnitude.   The effort and care you all put in to this was evident at all turns.  You should be very proud.  P.S. Thanks for the spectacular weather.  I only wish the full marathoners had been as lucky as us.  🙂

Joanne Sackett

2016 Asheville Half Marathon

The 2016 Frostbite was spectacular, a few items I loved: 1. Live 17 piece band, they played before, during, and after the run 2. Kids run a mile and finish at the adult time-line before we started 3. The support and guidance along the route 100% consistent 4. Encouragement at the home stretch was appreciated 5. Post race treats were nutritious and healthy, no junk food 6. The youngsters were recognized before adult awards. 7. I felt like I was a member of the LPC family while on-site Thank you LPC and Daphine Kirkwood, Race Director. Look forward to next year. <3 <3 <3

Joe Barrett

24th Annual Frostbite 10k, 5k + 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk