20th ANNUAL Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at Biltmore Estate


Biltmore 15k race

20th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k and 5k Registration is NOW OPEN!



Looking for Race Weekend Info? Check out the Runner Guidelines Here!


*NEW for 2017* 15K/5K finishers will have a chance to purchase a special commemorative 20th edition finisher medal through registration. We have 140 commemorative medals ordered, they are available until they are all purchased online or until April 1st, whichever comes first. 

Looking for a hotel room? We have secured a few hotel rooms for a special Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic participant rate at the DoubleTree Hotel in Asheville, NC. Click HERE to secure your room today or  call 828-274-1800 and ask for the Biltmore Kiwanis race rate. There are very limited rooms available at this special rate.


We are proud to announce that Biltmore Kiwanis 15k and 5k are officially certified courses by USA Track & Field (USATF), Certification code: NC170145F. No need to guess if you are truly running the distance this year, they are measured and exact courses for the 5k and 15k courses.

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admin-ajax-1All for fun, and fun for all, this Biltmore Estate experience will surely be the stuff of legend. The gauntlet has been thrown down. The cup is up for grabs. Do you have what it takes to triumph over the ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE?

With a trinity of exquisite races at the Estate on our 2016 calendar, we take your Biltmore experience one step further by offering yet another test of will! If you can manage to finish ALL THREE of our 2016 races at Biltmore, you will be able to lay claim to the prizes that lie in wait for those with the grit to complete our Challenge.

To complete THE ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE, runners must successfully complete these three of these 2017 Biltmore races:

The Asheville Marathon OR Half on March 11 + 12th, 2017

The Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic 15k OR 5k race on May 21st, 2017

The Asheville Duathlon, 10k Off-Road Run, OR Gravel Grinder Bike Race on September 10th, 2017

Those who successfully accomplish the task will receive their retribution at the close of the events on September 10th, 2017. Finishers will receive a special ‘ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE MEDAL’ and other royal prizes! If you can “Du the Du” 10k, or grind some gravel, go the distance in the marathon or half, and lay down a classic performance at the Kiwanis race, all that separates you from some sweet prizes are the distances that make up our Biltmore Estate races and the manpower (or womanpower) needed to cover them.


Do you have what it takes to triumph over the ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE?

REGISTER NOW for 2017!

*Please note you must register for each of the three events listed above AND fill out the Royal Trifecta registration page by July 31, 2017. Completing the Royal Trifecta registration form does not sign you up for the three events.


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Volunteers are the backbone of a terrific event experience. There are many opportunities for volunteering at the event, whether you’re a racer, spectator, or just curious and helpful! Sign up to donate 1 – 2 hours of your time helping to make the event run smoothly by counting laps, helping at registration, and other useful tasks. All volunteers will receive yummy food and will get to enjoy in all the event festivities. It’s easy to sign up, just click below, enter your email for confirmation, and choose your spot! Or email events@idaph.net to volunteer. 




Our Royal Trifecta Challenge Royalty:




2014 Royal Trifecta Challenge group photo 1

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We expect this race to sell out again quickly!

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Proceeds benefit Kiwanis Children’s Charities

All proceeds from the race support the following Kiwanis programs: Sleep Tight Kids, Smart Start, 4-H Calf Program, Paundemonium Chess Program, School Spelling Bee, Bike Giveaway, Christmas Shopping Spree, Family Fun Day, Down Syndrome Buddy Walk, Action Club, Terrific Kids, Key Club, Support ABCCM, Support Salvation Army, and Support Boys & Girls Club.

An Extraordinary Race for Runners of All Abilities