This is one of the big races every year in Asheville. It’s approaching 1,000 runners. It was a rainy Saturday morning which makes for a tricky start — wet ground, crowded field — a few people wiped out.
A couple of short but challenging hills in the first half of the race. But once you pass mile two it’s smooth sailing flat and slightly downhill. I didn’t break 22 minutes but came close — 22:11.