3 Awesome Upgrades for the 20th Annual Biltmore Kiwanis 15k and 5k

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Join us for the 20th anniversary edition of the Biltmore 15k/5k Classic Races!

*New for 2017*

1. You asked for it! Each year on our race surveys we are asked to have a beautiful award designed to commemorate the runner experience at Biltmore Estate. For the 20th running edition of the event we are offering a one-of-a-kind, special edition finisher award for both 5k and 15k runners. Finisher awards can be purchased thru online registration until March 31st. Awards will be handed out to finishers that have pre-purchased at both awards ceremonies.

2. Course certification – Due to the construction on the estate over the past several years, the mile markers have been moved and need updated. For 2017, we will have updated re-certified 15k and 5k courses. You will get the same views and same courses, just more accurate mile markers on race day!

3. May is a busy time of year in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We have secured a limited number of hotel rooms for our participants on a first-come-first serve basis at DoubleTree Hotel in Biltmore Forest. Click HERE to reserve your room today!

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We hope you will join us on May 21, 2017 for the 20th Anniversary of the Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic Races!

Join Us for the 2017 Royal Trifecta Challenge

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2017 ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE

With a trinity of exquisite races at the Biltmore Estate on our 2017 calendar, we thought we would 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 register for AND complete these three of these 2017 Biltmore races:

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

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

The Asheville Off Road Series which includes, the Asheville Duathlon, 10k Off-Road Run, OR Gravel Grinder Bike Events on September 10th, 2017

 

Those who successfully accomplish the task will receive their reward at the close of the events at the Asheville Off Road Series 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.

If you are wishing to participate in the 2017 Royal Trifecta challenge you will need to click Register Now! button below and submit the registration form to be considered among the royal reward receivers on September 10, 2017.

**PLEASE NOTE: You must also fill out the individual registrations for each event. Filling out the form below does NOT sign you up for each of these events. These events tend to sell out rather quickly so don’t delay in signing up!**

REGISTER-NOW

Questions? Email support@idaph.net

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All 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?


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE FINISHERS:

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2013 ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE WINNERS:
Melissa McCullough, Craig Lancaster, Jennifer Hensley, Terri Lechner!

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Pictures are Ready!

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We are pleased to announce the pictures from the 19th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic Races are ready!

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If your bib was visible, you can go search the photos by bib number by clicking the small magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner of the website . CLICK HERE to look for your moment of glory.

Questions? email paulkjackson@gmail.com

Thank You for Participating in the 19th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic Races!

Congrats to all of our finishers out there!

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Curious to see how you stood out against your fellow runner? Check out the 19th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic Race Results by clicking the link below:

2016 Results

 

 

Photos taken by Paul Jackson Photography will be available later this week. An announcement will be made via facebook.

 

Please take a few minutes to complete a short post race survey so we can continue to grow and improve this fantastic event.

Take the Survey Now

We hope to see you again next year!

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Running the 19th Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic? Check Out these Runner Guidelines

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The 19th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic is finally Here!

Sunday, May 15th 2016

 

We are so excited you will be joining us for the 2016 Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic Races. All proceeds from this race are benefiting the Kiwanis clubs all around the Asheville area. In order to make sure you enjoy your run, we put together some guidelines for you so that you can be prepared for race weekend.

 

And don’t forget! Packet pickup will be this Saturday at the DoubleTree Hotel in Asheville from 1-4pm. There are still spots remaining in both the 15k and 5k. Online registration closes on May 11th at midnight. Sign up TODAY!

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Questions? email support@idaph.net

Time is Running Out! One Month away from Race Weekend!

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SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016
Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC

The registration window is closing. This event historically sells out every year.

Registration will close May 11th at Midnight. Don’t miss out on your chance to run through history for a good cause!

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.

 

Course Descriptions:

 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!
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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.
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

We hope to see you out there!

Time to Place Your Bets on the Royal Trifecta Challenge!

2016 Royal Trifecta Challenge at Biltmore EstateWITH A TRINITY OF EXQUISITE BILTMORE RACES ON TAP FOR 2016 ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE, WE ARE TAKING YOUR BILTMORE EXPERIENCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL BY THROWING DOWN THE GAUNTLET FOR YET ANOTHER TEST OF ENDURANCE, SPEED, AND WILL POWER!  

For the 4th year in a row, iDaph Events is featuring the Royal Trifecta Challenge: a three-part race series for competitors completing each of the three events held upon the grounds of Biltmore Estate. This diverse series demands a range of skill and stratagems, encompassing the multi-sport cavalcade.

CAM17231-(ZF-9802-58805-1-018)Are you ready to conquer the stately grounds of Biltmore in this regal gala? Do you think you can manage to finish all three of these gritty events to complete the challenge and lay claim to the prizes that lie in wait? Great! Here’s how:

1. SIGN UP FOR THE THREE EVENTS IN THE ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE (EACH ARE LINKED BELOW). 

Participants must successfully complete one Biltmore event in March, May and September 2016 to be eligible for the challenge and prizes:

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THE ASHEVILLE MARATHON AND/OR HALF ON MARCH 12 + 13TH, 2016.

 

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THE BILTMORE/KIWANIS CLASSIC 15K OR 5K RACE ON MAY 15TH, 2016

 

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THE ASHEVILLE DUATHLON, 10K OFF-ROAD RUN, OR GRAVEL GRINDER BIKE RACE ON SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2016

 

2. REGISTER FOR THE ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE REGISTER-NOWTO BE ELIGIBLE FOR RACE SWAG, KUDOS AND RECOGNITION AT EVERY RACE AND ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE FINISHER BLING AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SEPTEMBER 11TH EVENTS! CLICK ON THE REGISTER NOW LINK HERE TO GET SIGNED UP!

We highly encourage you to go ahead and register for all the events in the series, if you want to be part of the Royal Trifecta Challenge, the half marathon is nearing sell out!

Deadline to register for the Royal Trifecta is July 31, 2016

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS IMPERIAL CONTEST OF SKILL, WIT, AND STAMINA, VISIT THE ROYAL TRIFECTA BILTMORE ESTATE CHALLENGE, OR CONTACT EVENTS@IDAPH.NET.

IN THIS SERIES, TRI-UMPH IS GOING TO DEMAND PER-FECT-ION. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO LEAVE IT ALL ON THE COURSE THREE TIMES OVER AT BILTMORE? IF SO, THE TIME TO START PREPARATIONS FOR THIS TRIO OF RACING AWESOMENESS IS NOW, BEFORE THE HALF MARATHON SELLS OUT!

18 Reasons the Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic is a ‘Must Do’

Vacations are fun. Running races is fun. And the Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic is a ‘Must Do’ Race!

2016BiltmoreKiwanisRaceLogoSQUARENot only do you have two distances to choose from, accommodating all types of runners, you’ll also get to enjoy all the beauty of this destination race at the Biltmore Estate, which gets high marks for scenic beauty. In the 15k, all your hard work will pay off with amazing views of the historic Biltmore House surrounded by the stunning landscape and garden designs of Fredrick Law Olmsted, but you can still enjoy the gorgeous scenery with the less-hardcore 5k. No one says that running through the mountains will be easy, but this race is well worth it, making this a true bucket list race!

 

HERE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY
OUR 2015 PARTICIPANTS LOVED THIS RACE:

  1. 2014BKC Gals in front of houseIt’s all good! I’m an lifetime Ashevillean and I am always so proud to run this race as it showcases the unique beauty of our city. Gorgeous run!
  2. Loved the warm welcome!
  3. Loved the scenery! The race is absolutely beautiful.
  4. Packet pickup was awesome, so easy and so smooth. Double Tree hotel layout for packet pickup was very easily found and convenient. Great that packet pick up was available on race day. 
  5. Shirts are great!
  6. 2015BKCrunnersLove the fast, on-road course; it was excellent. Really liked the fact that the hills were in the first half of the race.
  7. Very challenging course and probably the hardest 15K course I have ever run, and that’s a good thing! I would keep 15K course just as it is.
  8. The volunteers, who put the event together and worked to make it such a great time, were expeditious and great! They were very encouraging to every runner, cheering from the sidelines!
  9. 2015BKCyoungManInTeeGood food, loved the orange slices at the end.
  10. Loved the organized parking process. 
  11.  Appreciated the frequent water stations.
  12. The overall organization was terrific. You kids have it together, 
  13. I liked the added touch of ringing the bell that I completed a 5K at my fastest pace ever.
  14. LOVE the instant gratification on chip timing. 
  15. Loved the names called as we crossed the finish line. 
  16. The masters of ceremonies were very good. They both a a good personality and rapport with each other. I would love to see them again. 
  17. I love the pottery medals, they were beautiful and unique, a great addition to my collection :-)
  18. The podium stand was such a fun touch. I loved how every age group used it for pictures, made me feel important and it made all our hard work worth it :-)

NOW IS THE CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR OUR 2016 RACES AT BILTMOREKIWANISCLASSICRACES.COM AND SECURE YOUR PLACE IN THIS DESTINATION EVENT. SPOTS ARE LIMITED TO 1,100 PARTICIPANTS, ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.

Race coordinated and produced by iDaph Events

Our 2015 Royal Trifecta Participants Announced!

We now present to you our 2015 Royal Trifecta participants who have completed two of the three races at The Biltmore Estate this year!  On Sunday, September 13, these athletes will complete their third and final challenge, the Asheville Duathlon/10k/Du4Kids/Gravel Grinder 40k or 60k, and claim their victory for an outstanding year!

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Want to be a part of the Royal Trifecta for 2016?!?  

Stay tuned for announcements later this year…

(In alphabetical order, Z-A)

Last Name First Name
Yencha Caitlin
Winget Nicole
Wingard Elizabeth
wilson jason
walker mariko
Wait Jackie
valance melissa
Turner David
Trotter Jenny
Treat Hilary
Swofford Deborah
Stone Emily
Stigall Susan
Stepniak Cynthia
solomon raegan
Sobey Kelly
Smith Brittany
Shirk Crystal
Sachs Samantha
Roubal Andrea
Roshay Jacquelyn
Ripmaster Kristen
Pilewski Holly
Pierret Mark
Perry Leanne
Patenotte Dennis
Patenotte Valerie
Noblitt Julie
Mullaney Melissa
Morton Melanie
Meyer Jamie
Meyer Joseph
Metzger Catherine
McDaniel Crystal
McCourt Willie
MacLean Jennifer
Laws Stephanie
LaCapra Judson
Knox Jessica
Klein Elle
Kissel Jeff
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Jordan Karen
Jordan Rick
Jones Bobby
Jones Avery
Johnson Lynn
Hutcheson Jason
Hutcheson Cindy
Huntley Sheila
Humphries Sarah
Householder Chris
Graham Jodi
Goldsmith Ben
Gallaugher Tim
Franks Bernie
Ferguson Victoria
Fandrich Kelsey
Entrekin Cindy
Eldridge Kelly
Edmunds Jeanette
Dreher Kate
Dillon Jean Marie
Devan Rhonda
DeBruhl Teresa
Davis Jim
cuento Brenda
Crippen Roy
Crippen Karen
Cotton Dawn
Coloson Hannah
COLLEY BOB
Colley Rob
Cody Stephanie
Chamberlain Kevin
Castellani Robyn
Castellani Marc
Cassone Michele
Carroll Dennis
Brown Tyler
Brown Dana
Briggs Spryng
Braddock Cathy
Boynton Wayne
Bowling Russell
Black Angela
Berman Amy
Beasley Jameel
Bayse Ashley
Barto Harry
Aubrey Leonard
Armstrong Amanda
Allen Joshua
*if you have completed the 2015 Asheville Marathon or Half and the 2015 Biltmore Kiwanis 15k or 5k, and have registered for the Asheville Duathlon on Sept. 13, please email events@idaph.net to add your name to the 2015 Royal Trifecta participant list!  If you are listed on this list, and do not plan to complete the Asheville Duathlon on Sept. 13, please email events@idaph.net to remove yourself from the participant list.  

Early Bird Registration Now Open!

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Registration for the 19th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic Races opens early this year!

Beginning on Monday, June 15th, claim your spot in the 2016 races at a steal of a deal!

Races are LIMITED to 1,100 participants and we expect to sell out quickly!

REGISTER HERE! for the May 15th, 2016 race of your choice on the stunning grounds of Biltmore Estate

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