Biltmore-Kiwanis 15K & 5K Classic Races

**New Race Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020** The Kiwanis Club of Asheville invites you to join us for the as we celebrate the 23rd year of our race on the iconic Biltmore Estate. This majestic course should be on every runners bucket list! Starting near the estate winery, we will wind through scenic property, passing by America’s oldest private residence and through the fragrant gardens, taking in the undisturbed beauty that the Vanderbilts fell in love with over a century ago. --- Additional Race Details ---- Registration Online registration will open at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, October 9 and will close on Thursday, May 14 at 9:00 PM. ---- Start Times 15K – 7:30 AM 5K – 7:45 AM All races start at Antler Hill Village ---- Entry Fees October 6-December 31, 2019: 15K-$55, 5K-$40 January 1-March 31, 2020: 15K-$60, 5K-$45 April 1 thru race day: 15K-$65, 5K-$50 All entry fees include one entry ticket onto the Biltmore Estate (excluding the house) through 1:00 PM on race day. A spectator ticket is required for each guest that is not running the race regardless of age. These tickets may be purchased at packet pick-up on race Saturday and Sunday. The cost per race day spectator ticket is $23 plus tax or $18 plus tax for a Biltmore Pass Holder. ----- Course(s) General Information Both races are run entirely on the scenic grounds of the Biltmore Estate. During the event, vehicular traffic will be limited and controlled. Both courses are USATF certified. Chip timing will be used for both races. Pre-race training prior to the event is prohibited since the entire course is on paved roads with heavy vehicular traffic and on the private property of the Biltmore Estate. Due to directional flow for traffic, it will not be possible to drive the course as it is to be run. All participants must be off the course prior to 9:45 a.m. 15K Course Description The 15K course is run entirely on the scenic grounds of the Biltmore Estate. Beginning at the Winery Village area, the course climbs to the Deerpark Restaurant then descends and climbs along the main road to Biltmore House, where runners will loop in front of its massive front doors. Runners will then circle through the Walled Garden, pass by the Azalea Garden and lagoon along the French Broad River, and finish by returning to the Winery. The first half of the course has two challenging hills, while the second half is downhill-to-flat. 5K Course Description The 5K course is run entirely on the scenic grounds of the Biltmore Estate. The 5K Course is a flat, out-and-back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River. It is a great course to get a running PR! ---- Packet Pickup/Late Registration Saturday, May 16 – 12:00-3:00 PM – TBA Sunday, May 17 – 6:00-7:00 AM – Group Sales Parking Lot, Biltmore Estate (1 Lodge Street, Asheville NC 28803) ----- Timing These races will utilize chip timing. The chips are attached to the back of your race bib so don’t crinkle them. Please make sure your bib is visible on your front at all times, but especially when crossing the finish line. ---- Additional Race Details
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