Running of the Goats 5K & Nature Walk

Running of the Goats 5K & Nature Walk

Are you ready to run wild with the WNC Nature Center?! Join us for the first-ever Running of the Goats 5k and Nature Walk to support the animals you love!

1. Choose to run or walk the 3.1 mile course, which starts and ends at the WNC Nature Center. Begin your journey by catching a glimpse of the goats, bears, birds, and otters before heading out on a rolling, paved course.

2. Opt to walk only* inside the Nature Center along a paved route and see more animals waking up to start their day. Your self-guided tour will include fun, nature-related prompts and activities along the path. *In order to ensure the comfort of our animals, running is not permitted during the Nature Walk.

3. Participate at any time in any location with the virtual option.

No matter which option you choose, you’ll receive a race shirt (if registered by 4/11 at midnight) and a free guest pass to visit the Nature Center in the future. Nature Center goats Roddy and Rolo, Swiss and Alpine, and Bill and Ted will be cheering you on as you race to be the Greatest Of All Time!


Tot Trot 5K

Tot Trot 5K


Virtual or In-Person the First Annual “Tot Trot 5K” supports two local Non-Profits - KARE and Hope for Horses. This inaugural event will be unique as two local non-profits partner to raise awareness of their organizations and their causes; Child Abuse and Animal Abuse. April is Child Abuse Awareness month as well as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.

THE TOT - KARE, the Robert Forga Family Kare House, a 501(c)(3) founded in 1991, is dedicated to preventing child abuse and advocating for children who have been physically or sexually abused. KARE is a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in good standing with the National Children’s Alliance and is a Prevent Child Abuse affiliate. Their primary job is to advocate for victims, but also believe that proper education will lead to abuse prevention. Annually, KARE serves approximately 200 children through the Victim Advocacy program. They also serve approximately 30 families through the Positive Parenting program.

THE TROT - Hope for Horses is a 501(c)(3) horse rescue founded in 1999. Their primary goal is to find quality homes for many unwanted, neglected, and abused horses. They also provide sanctuary for equines that cannot be adopted due to health, behavioral, or other reasons. Additionally, they are committed to helping responsible horse owners keep and care for their horses. Hope for Horses has successfully helped hundreds of horses throughout Western North Carolina.

THE TOWN - This race is in partnership with the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department and we hope to promote and provide information about the future Greenway Project. The overall purpose of this greenway trail is to connect to Lake Junaluska and to provide an alternative transportation option that links businesses, schools, recreation areas, and residential communities. The greenway serves as an outdoor classroom for local schools and offers educational opportunities to help the public understand and appreciate the environmental aspects of the corridor.

Frostbite 10k, 5k & One Mile Run/Walk 2019

Frostbite 10k, 5k & One Mile Run/Walk 2019

The 27th Annual Lelia Patterson Center Frostbite Races take place over flat to gently rolling terrain with views of Hutch Mountain in Fletcher, NC on Sunday, February 18th, 2018, starting at 2 p.m. Choose to run the 10K, 5K, or 1-mile fun run/walk! This premier racing event is meant to provide opportunities for all racing levels and ages. Proceeds benefit the Lelia Patterson Center.

The Frostbite races will begin and finish at the Lelia Patterson Center located at Howard Gap Road and Naples Road in Fletcher, N.C. The 2018 Frostbite event also will feature a Family Fun Day and Wellness Expo at the Lelia Patterson Center from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. with games, booths, and music.

Registration may be found at: 


Two Weeks until the Historic Biltmore Kiwanis Classic!




Registration is filling up fast for the 18th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic 15k/5k races!!! On Sunday, May 17th, 2015, this annual gala of speed and stamina will once again be run entirely upon the scenic grounds of Biltmore Estate, just choose your preferred length!

The race is capped to the first 1,100 entrants, and we’re already 2/3 full! All pre-registered participants will receive a specially designed short sleeve commemorative performance race t-shirt. Additional information is available on the race website:

New this year — We will have live scoring at the race with a kiosk at the finish area to see results.


The Biltmore 15K/ 5K Classic Races are part of the Royal Trifecta!


Biltmore-Kiwanis-Classic-Race-Biltmore-HouseThe 15K begins at the Winery, climbs to Deerpark Restaurant.  Following is an undulating descent and rise along the main road to Biltmore House, where runners will loop in front of the massive main entrance doors. Next, runners will enter the Walled Garden, pass by the Azalea Garden and lagoon along the French Broad River, and then kick to the finish on their return to the Winery. The first half of the course has a challenging duo of hills, while the fast final half covers downhill to flat terrain. The 5K course will be a flat, out and back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River where a hard pace can be set from gun to tape.
The race will directly benefit a great local organization dedicated to meeting the needs of our surrounding community. Competing in this event you will be helping fund the efforts of Kiwanis Children’s Charities in their efforts to support local youth programs. Among these, our Asheville Chapter Kiwanis Club provides book bags filled with school supplies each fall to children in need to set them off right for the new school year. Promoting attendance and punctuality in local elementary schools, the club also gives away a bicycle each quarter through a drawing to children with perfect attendance and punctuality.
Biltmore-Kiwanis-Awards-1-2014Are you ready to get serious about competition, community, and camaraderie amidst the beauty of Biltmore and 1100 of your closest friends? If so, hop on the bandwagon and let us take you to this classic race! For more info, please visit the official race site page or contact events@idaph.net.


Hotel Specials:

Race Headquarters Asheville Marathon
115 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC  28803
Phone: 828-274-1800
2015 Rate: $145
(call to get special room block rate)
  • Located 2 blocks from Biltmore Estate entrance
  • Heated indoor saline pool and whirlpool with retractable ceiling / Modern fitness center
  • T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant and lounge on-site
  • Pet Friendly
  • High speed wireless internet / Dry cleaning and laundry services / In-Room Coffee Makers
  • Also the convenient location of Race Expo and packet pickup



Bele Chere 5k Race Discount: More Refreshing than Lemonade & More Exciting than Fireworks!

BeleChere5KAs temps rise and grills sizzle, pounding the hot pavement has us running at dusk and dawn to dodge the mid-day summer heat. In lieu of this bittersweet Carolina warmth, we have some refreshing news for all of our Bele Chere 5k competitors!

In honor of our founding fathers, fallen veterans, and the 4th of July holiday, we are offering a special $4 discount for all those who register for Bele Chere 5k race between July 3rd and 9th. Registration is limited, so take advantage ASAP. This may be the last chance to participate in this historic event, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to blast off into the July heat, moving with bottle-rocket speed, firecracker power, and the glamour of a midnight sparkler!

Training for summer races is hot enough, so why burn a hole in your wallet as well? This Independence Day, liberate yourself from the oppression of over-priced races and take advantage of this awesome offer! Who knows? Those extra four bucks may just be the extra boost you need to take your Independence Day from simply good to a new level of awesomeness.

Bele Chere Festival is fast approaching. We hope the inspiration of your forefathers and this special discount will be the match to light your fuse and illuminate your race day.

Register now for the Bele Chere 5K and receive $4 off in honor of the 4th!

Use discount code 4OFF4 at checkout when you register online at imathlete.com. Discount good July 3rd-10th, limited race registration available!

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