The Race 13.1 begins and ends at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. It winds through residential neighborhoods before heading down the Reed Creek Greenway. Runners will pass the Botanical Gardens and UNC-Asheville before turning around at the Grove Park Inn.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown, 30-plus art galleries downtown alone, a burgeoning culinary scene, a thriving live music scene and the awe-inspiring scenery of the Appalachian Mountains. This is the perfect race destination for anyone looking for a weekend filled with culture, great dining and beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains! If running a 5k, 10k or half marathon isn’t enough, a scenic hike – or at least a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway – should definitely be added to your plans!