Run for the Horses 50k + 80k Ultra – Half Marathon – September 19, 2015 – Biltmore Estate – Asheville NC
It’s back – the awesome 50k and 80k ultra trail races at the Biltmore Estate, brought to you by Hope for Horses. And this year there’s another option – a half marathon trail race. All this is wrapped up together in the Run for the Horses Event on Saturday September 19, 2015.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
The 3rd annual Hope for Horses ultramarathon and endurance horse ride is back and better than ever. Combining endurance race horses and runners is only done in a very select few races throughout the USA. This type of race can be a very cool experience for all involved! From a competitor standpoint, camaraderie develops as well as good-humored joking between riders and runners as each group encounters and encourages the other. From a run and ride management standpoint we get a lot of enjoyment seeing men/women and horses test their limits in a BEAUTIFUL setting.
The Biltmore course will be on a combination of dirt roads, gravel roads, and old logging trails. For this event, we will not use any of the single track so that there will always be room for horse and rider to pass runner or vice versa. Some of the old logging roads are a bit rutty but they are wide enough that one can choose appropriate footing. The topography is varied. There is water on course for runners and aid stations appropriately spaced, manned and supplied as well. We look forward to seeing you run in our third Run for the Horses on the stunning grounds of Biltmore.
Your entry includes …
- Admission to the Biltmore grounds for you and 1 crew member for Friday and Saturday. Please note, children under 16 are free with an adult, they do not have to count as your crew member (This does not include entry to the Biltmore House, please call 828-225-1454 to upgrade to house tickets)
- Camping along the French Broad River near the Equestrian Center for Friday and Saturday nights. This is an awesome opportunity usually only available to those who bring in horses.
- Friday night Pasta dinner for you, additional meals may be purchased
- Awesome race swag.
Questions? Contact Hope for Horses at 828-683-0160 or HopeForHorses@Aol.com.