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Biltmore Kiwanis 15k and 5k – May 18, 2014 – Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC

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This is the 17th running of this terrific pair of races held on the ground of the Biltmore Estate on a spring Sunday morning.

OVERVIEW

Runners mark your calendars for Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at 7:15am, for the 17th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic Races. Both races are run entirely on the scenic grounds of Biltmore estate. The 15K begins at the Winery, climbs to the Deerpark Restaurant then descends and climbs along the main road to Biltmore House where runners will loop in front of the massive main entrance doors of the house. Runners next enter the Walled Garden, pass by the Azalea Garden and lagoon along the French Broad River, and then finish by returning to the Winery. The first half of the course has two challenging hills, while the second half is down hill to flat terrain. The 5K course will be a flat, out and back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River.

When runners participate in the race, they are not only competing for medals, but also are helping to fund the Kiwanis Children’s Charities which supports several local youth programs. For example, the Kiwanis Club of Asheville provides book bags filled with school supplies each fall to children in need as they begin the school year. To encourage attendance and punctuality in several of the local elementary schools, the club gives away a bicycle each quarter, by way of a drawing, to children with perfect attendance and punctuality. The Club also aids in elementary school spelling bees and co¬sponsors the annual “Pawndemonium,” a regional chess tournament for school children.

COURSE INFORMATION

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

15K COURSE (9.3 miles): 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

5K COURSE (3.1 miles): 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!

Biltmore Kiwanis 15K + 5k Course Map (click for larger version)
Biltmore Kiwanis 15K + 5k Course Map (click for larger version)

REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION

Online registration is available at imAthlete. For more information visit the race website and the race Facebook page.

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