Run the Forest Run 5k – October 26, 2013 – Biltmore Forest – Asheville, NC

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Here’s something you don’t see very often, a race in Biltmore Forest. Other than the Asheville Track Club’s New Years Day Resolution Run, I haven’t seen a race in Biltmore Forest. There’s a 5k and a 1 mile fun run.


The Run the Forest Run 5K is a fundraiser by Asheville Eye Associates for the Low Vision Center, a non-profit which provides comprehensive vision rehabilitation services, low vision aids and support to help promote independent living to people with low vision. Parking and Start/Finish line for the race will be at Carolina Day School located at 1345 Hendersonville Road. Runners will follow a course through scenic Biltmore Forest. Prizes will be awarded in various categories, and post race snacks and water will be provided. Timing will be handled by veteran runner and race timing professional Danny Phillips.



  • 15 & under
  • 16-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80 & older


Online registration is available at IMAthlete. In person registration is available at Asheville Eye Associates at 8 Medical Park Drive in Asheville (off Sweeten Creek Road near I 40). Entry fees for the race are $30 for the 5K; the fun run/walk is $10.00. Early registration through August 15 will receive a 10% discount (use discount code ACT3OFF).

Race jersey guaranteed for first 300 runners registered (capped at 500). There will be race day registration available. All Pre-registered runners can pick up their packets at Asheville Eye Associates on Friday, October 25 from Noon until 5:00 pm.

To learn more, call Katy Farlow at 258-1586, Ext. 2331 or email at

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