Arc of Buncombe 5k – March 7, 2015 – Pack Square – Asheville NC

Arc of Buncombe 5k

This was a sleepy little race last year and I decided to run it and thought it was a very good race and well-organized. This year it’s part of the Asheville Track Club Grand Prix Series. It starts and finishes in Pack Square and cruises through some neighborhoods east of Charlotte street and does a long out and back on Martin Luther King Jr Drive.


In collaboration with the SoCon Basketball Tournament and Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission, The Arc Buncombe County is hosting its annual 5k March Run/Walk. It’s a fun, healthy and easy way to support people with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities. The funds raised from this event will assist families in crisis, provide children and adults with health and wellness training, and support The Arc’s programs and services.

The Arc of Buncombe County advocates for and serves children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities, including Down syndrome, Autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses. The Arc of Buncombe County is a part of a network of over 700 chapters across the country promoting and protecting the human rights of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes without regard to diagnosis.

After the run and award ceremony, you’re invited to watch the Southern Conference’s Basketball Tournament’s Downtown Dribble; a parade where kids get to dribble a basketball from the Vance Monument to the U.S. Cellular Center!


Arc of Buncombe Course Map Image (click for interactive version)


Race starts at 9 AM.


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