River Bound Race Series 5k and 15k Trail Races – June 8, 2013 – NC Outward Bound School – Asheville, NC

River Bound Race Series 2013

I’m thrilled to see that the 2013 River Bound Races Series, produced by the North Carolina Outward Bound School, will take place on the Warren Wilson College trails.  I’ve run on these trails about a half a dozen times in the past year and thoroughly enjoyed them. You’ll experience beautiful scenery and a lot of single-track trail. Come on runners, how can you resist running a trail race that includes something called ‘Suicide Ridge?’ There are three different race dates and four distance options (5k, 10k, 15k and half marathon). The races start and finish at the Outward Bound School on Riceville Road.

  • April 6, 2013 – 5k/10k
  • June 8, 2013 – 5k/15k
  • September 14, 2013 – 5k/Half Marathon


The Asheville River Bound Race Series has kicked it up a notch for 2013: this year all Asheville races will take place on the Warren Wilson College trails and start and finish at the North Carolina Outward Bound School Headquarters.

These trails crisscross over the 1,200 acres of Warren Wilson College containing diverse terrain, from flat trails parallel to the Swannanoa River to technical single track accents up Jones Mountain and Suicide Ridge. We promise you will be physically challenged and amazed by the beauty and variety you will experience.

All proceeds from the races go to scholarships that support local youth teachers and veterans attending North Carolina Outward Bound School’s wilderness and urban courses.

North Carolina Outward Bound is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) educational organization established in 1967 and is chartered by Outward Bound National – an organization that includes a wide network of wilderness programs, urban centers and Outward Bound Schools that use experiential learning.


Asheville River Bound Series 5k and 15k Trail Race Map
Asheville River Bound Series 5k and 15k Trail Race Map


Race packets can be picked up the morning of the race starting at 6:45 am. You will see a line for pre-registered racers and it should be very quick.


The race will start and finish at North Carolina Outward Bound School Headquarters.
NCOBS Headquarters
2582 Riceville Road
Asheville, NC 28805


Although we will be using multiple lots, there will still be limited parking at this venue. We encourage all runners to try to car pool to the races to help combat this problem.

Questions? Contact the race director, Luiz Leonetti, 828.239.2140, lleonetti@ncobs.org.

All races start at 8:00 AM, rain or shine.

Online registration is available at Races Online. For more information, visit the race website.


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