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!
SIGN UP TODAY!
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:
2015 REGISTRATION IS FILLING UP FAST!
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.
Get the LIVE RESULTS LINK
The Biltmore 15K/ 5K Classic Races are part of the Royal Trifecta!
The 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.
Are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON ASHEVILLE – BILTMORE
115 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
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
WE COULDN’T DO THIS WITHOUT HELP!
As 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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