For the French aristocrat in all of us, this rough-cut, crown-emerald of a race sweeps participants through a mystical journey, back to a time, when the estate might have resembled an 15th century countryside plantation, complete with a game-stocked forest, working vineyards, and a cold mountain river rushing by. Racers on this day will be lords of the land they claim under fast plowing feet & spokes.
The Asheville off-road series of multi-sport events at Biltmore Estate consists of 3 main events, each come with various privileges for participation.
All three of the off-road events in September are entirely on the historic grounds of the Biltmore Estate property. The Asheville Duathlon and Gravel Grinder events both get to explore the west side of Biltmore Estate, which is typically off-limits to guests. Join endurance athletes of all abilities and step to the start line, hearts booming in anticipation, to challenge mind and body while competing in the Annual Multi-Sport event series held at Biltmore Estate.
Event is limited to 750 spots. We expect the 6th Annual Event to sell out prior to race day! Sign up as an individual, or a 2—3 person relay team for the AVL Duathlon.
5k road run, 13.25 mile off road bike ride followed by a final 5k pack dirt/single track off road run. The bike course is non-technical riding on the west side of the estate, an area off limits to regular visitors! 2-3 person relay options are available. Kids can team up with an adult for the relay option. Bike rider for the team option must be 10 yrs old to participant. Runner may be younger than 10.
The Asheville Gravel Grinder Bike Events come packed with something for every type of rider, a 20, 40 or 60 mile option. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a weekend warrior or scenery seeking rider, these events are for you! The Gravel Grinder Bike events are the only bike events at the estate that allows the participant to access the front of Biltmore House on their bike.
The Asheville 10k Run at Biltmore features an off-road 10k run, featuring some paved, packed dirt and trail that takes the runner to a marvelous adventure with new views of the Biltmore House.
We encourage athletes of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels compete in our events and prove that when you put your mind to something, anything is possible. However, for our competitive participants, we do offer overall and age group awards for each of the events.
Sign up HERE to Volunteer or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All volunteers will receive a volunteer shirt from YouthVillages, entry to the Biltmore Estate (grounds only), snack food and a ticket for a complimentary beer (over 21 and after noon on Sundays) to enjoy after your volunteer shift.
|Course Info||Laps||Before cross bridge (on West side)||FINISH mileage|
|20 mile||2 laps||21.8 miles cross bridge to east side||22.4|
|40 mile||5 laps||39.5 miles cross bridge to east side||40.1|
|60 mile||8 laps||57.2 miles cross bridge to east side||57.8|
|Duathlon Bike||2 laps||12.67 miles cross bridge to east side||13.25|
|Through July 5th||July 6th - Sept 5th||Sept 6th - Sept 11th||Sept 12th - Race Day|
|10K Off Road Run||$55||$60||$65||$70|
|Duathlon Team 2 Person||$150||$155||$160||$165|
|Duathlon Team 3 Person||$160||$170||$180||$185|
|Gravel Grinder 20 Miles||$60||$70||$75||$75|
|Gravel Grinder 40 Miles||$70||$75||$80||$85|
|Gravel Grinder 60 Miles||$75||$80||$85||$90|
Register prior to 8/31/19 to guarantee your complimentary race shirt. 9/1/19 until race day- limited t-shirt sizing & quantities will be available online for $10.
$20 - while supplies last (2018 shown, updated 2019 medals will be posted soon!)
$25 - Locally-made and custom designed, (a fan favorite)
Saturday, September 14, 2019
The DoubleTree Hotel in Asheville
Sunday, September 15, 2019
The Group Sales office on the right before the Biltmore Estate Entrance
**We recommend picking up on Saturday to avoid the crowds Sunday morning**
Looking to rent a gravel, cyclocross or mountain bike for the event? Asheville Bicycle Company is our premier, local bike shop support for the event. They will even bring the bike out to the event for you! Please reach out to Craig if you are interested in a bike rental - (828) 774-5215.
There will be NO refunds for this event. Entries are non-transferable. Race Management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to unfavorable conditions. If there are unfavorable weather conditions or reasons outside our control that effect our ability to host the event on September 15th, 2019 this event will be re-scheduled for Sunday, September 22nd. If the event is rescheduled due to the weather or '"Acts of God" and you are not able to attend on the re-scheduled date, registration fees are NOT refundable or transferable for the following year or for another upcoming idaph event. In the event of cancellation due to "Acts of God," registration fees are NOT refundable or transferable for the following year. Expenses for the event have been incurred and are paid up-front regardless if the event takes place or not. In the event of a natural disaster or "Act of God" that would prohibit the event from taking place, the event will not be re-scheduled, it would be canceled.
Are you ready for the off-road, premiere event at Biltmore Estate at America's Largest Backyard?!