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
kennedy ale
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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 Stay up to date with race day happenings and news by liking our Biltmore/Kiwanis Race Facebook page and other WNC regional and community events by liking the idaph events Facebook page.

Historic Success: The 18th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic!

THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE 18TH ANNUAL BILTMORE/KIWANIS 15K/5K CLASSIC RACES THIS YEAR!

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Congratulations to all the runners that participated in the 18th Annual – 2015 Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic Races to benefit Kiwanis Children’s Charities. We hope all of the participants in the Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic enjoyed running directly past the front doors of the Biltmore House as much as we did! We couldn’t have done this without the incredible support of our community!



2015BKCstartA special thanks to all the Volunteers who donated their time and great energies to making our event run smoothly and for sharing their spirit to the day! Your time and efforts are most appreciated!


2015 Race Results are posted on our website

2015BKCyoungManInTeeCongratulations to our overall Male and Female Winners:

15kM – Tanner Cook : Abingdon, VA : 51:30.5

15kF – Suzanne Hutchins : Gastonia, NC : 1:01:57.2

Stephen Clark : Highlands, NC : 19:48

Elizabeth Barker : Swannanoa, NC : 22:46


If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to provide us some invaluable feedback and take our post-race survey…

 All of this information will be held in confidence and shared only with our race committee members.

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RACE DAY PHOTOGRAPHY

New this year… Race Photos were taken by Paul Jackson Photography at Biltmore Estate on the day of the event. Show your appreciation for his photographic efforts and skills by purchasing a few prints after the race, and have professionally captured memories to last you a lifetime!

OBTAINING RACE PHOTOS

Find the link to Paul Jackson Photography’s Collection on our Race Photos page on the website a few days after the race.


 

Didn’t pick up your age group award at the Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k Races? Looking to exchange your t-shirt size or buy an extra one? Contact us at events@idaph.net and we would be happy to help!

 

 

 Stay up to date with race day happenings and news by liking our Biltmore/Kiwanis Race Facebook page and other WNC regional and community events by liking the idaph events Facebook page.

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Thank you again and we hope to see you next year on Sunday, May 15th, 2016, for the 19th Annual event!

 


WE COULDN’T DO THIS WITHOUT HELP!

Let’s give all of these sponsors, including the Biltmore Estate, a big thank you for helping to make our races such a success and for supporting the Kiwanis of Asheville and Children’s charities. Stop by and visit our sponsors and let them know you appreciate their support too!

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Countdown the DAYS till the Historic Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic!

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2015 REGISTRATION IS FILLING UP FAST!

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The Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic is coming up, and only DAYS away! We have a few spots left, so don’t miss your chance to be part of this historic event!

 Join us on Sunday, May 17th, 2015

…for a gala of speed and stamina, run in America’s Largest Backyard while flowers are in full bloom.

Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Children’s Charities!

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

This year features live scoring!

Online registration closes on Wednesday, May 13th at midnight

The race is capped to the first 1,100 entrants. Early registration is encouraged as we expect this event to sell out early again this year! All participants will receive a specially designed commemorative race t-shirt. Additional information is available online at the race website:
biltmorekiwanisclassicrace.com.

The Biltmore 15K/ 5K Classic Races are part of the Royal Trifecta!

REGISTER FOR THE ROYAL TRIFECTA!


By competing in this event you will be helping fund the Kiwanis Children’s Charities in their efforts to support local youth. The Asheville Chapter of Kiwanis Club provides book bags filled with school supplies each fall to children in need to set them off right for the new school year. Promoting attendance and punctuality in local elementary schools, the club also gives away a bicycle each quarter through a drawing to children with perfect attendance and punctuality.

Check out our amazing locally made, pottery, Age Group Awards! (picture below, left)

Biltmore-Kiwanis-Awards-1-2014Are you ready to get serious about competition, community, and camaraderie amidst the beauty of Biltmore and 1100 of your closest friends? If so, hop on the bandwagon and let us take you to this classic race! For more info, please visit the official race website.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

Online registration closes on Wednesday, May 13th at midnight

THANK & SUPPORT OUR 2015 SPONSORS

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Join the Historic 2015 Biltmore Kiwanis Classic Races!

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2015 REGISTRATION IS FILLING UP FAST!

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Registration is filling up fast for the 18th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic 15k/5k races!!! On Sunday, May 17th, 2015, this annual gala of speed and stamina will once again be run entirely upon the scenic grounds of Biltmore Estate, just choose your preferred length!

The race is capped to the first 1,100 entrants, and we’re already 2/3 full! All pre-registered participants will receive a specially designed short sleeve commemorative performance race t-shirt. Additional information is available on the race website:
biltmorekiwanisclassicrace.com

New this year — We will have live scoring at the race with a kiosk at the finish area to see results.
Get the LIVE RESULTS LINK

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!


The Biltmore 15K/ 5K Classic Races are part of the Royal Trifecta!

REGISTER FOR THE ROYAL TRIFECTA!


Biltmore-Kiwanis-Classic-Race-Biltmore-HouseThe 15K begins at the Winery, climbs to Deerpark Restaurant.  Following is an undulating descent and rise along the main road to Biltmore House, where runners will loop in front of the massive main entrance doors. Next, runners will enter the Walled Garden, pass by the Azalea Garden and lagoon along the French Broad River, and then kick to the finish on their return to the Winery. The first half of the course has a challenging duo of hills, while the fast final half covers downhill to flat terrain. The 5K course will be a flat, out and back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River where a hard pace can be set from gun to tape.
The race will directly benefit a great local organization dedicated to meeting the needs of our surrounding community. Competing in this event you will be helping fund the efforts of Kiwanis Children’s Charities in their efforts to support local youth programs. Among these, our Asheville Chapter Kiwanis Club provides book bags filled with school supplies each fall to children in need to set them off right for the new school year. Promoting attendance and punctuality in local elementary schools, the club also gives away a bicycle each quarter through a drawing to children with perfect attendance and punctuality.
Biltmore-Kiwanis-Awards-1-2014Are you ready to get serious about competition, community, and camaraderie amidst the beauty of Biltmore and 1100 of your closest friends? If so, hop on the bandwagon and let us take you to this classic race! For more info, please visit the official race site page or contact events@idaph.net.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!


Hotel Specials:

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON ASHEVILLE – BILTMORE
Race Headquarters Asheville Marathon
115 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC  28803
Phone: 828-274-1800
2015 Rate: $145
(call to get special room block rate)
  • Located 2 blocks from Biltmore Estate entrance
  • Heated indoor saline pool and whirlpool with retractable ceiling / Modern fitness center
  • T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant and lounge on-site
  • Pet Friendly
  • High speed wireless internet / Dry cleaning and laundry services / In-Room Coffee Makers
  • Also the convenient location of Race Expo and packet pickup

WE COULDN’T DO THIS WITHOUT HELP!

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Register for the Historic 2015 Biltmore Kiwanis Classic 15k/5k!

2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Register now for the 18th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic 15k/5k races!!! On Sunday, May 17th, 2015, this annual gala of speed and stamina will once again be run entirely upon the scenic grounds of Biltmore Estate.

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The race is capped to the first 1,100 entrants. Early registration is encouraged as we expect this event to sell out early again this year! All participants will receive a specially designed commemorative race t-shirt. Additional information is available online at the race website:
biltmorekiwanisclassicrace.com.

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New for this year — We will have live scoring at the race with a kiosk at the finish area to see results.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

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The Biltmore 15K/ 5K Classic Races are part of the Royal Trifecta!

REGISTER FOR THE ROYAL TRIFECTA!

Biltmore-Kiwanis-Classic-Race-Biltmore-HouseThe 15K begins at the Winery, climbs to Deerpark Restaurant.  Following is an undulating descent and rise along the main road to Biltmore House, where runners will loop in front of the massive main entrance doors. Next, runners will enter the Walled Garden, pass by the Azalea Garden and lagoon along the French Broad River, and then kick to the finish on their return to the Winery. The first half of the course has a challenging duo of hills, while the fast final half covers downhill to flat terrain. The 5K course will be a flat, out and back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River where a hard pace can be set from gun to tape.

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The race will directly benefit a great local organization dedicated to meeting the needs of our surrounding community. Competing in this event you will be helping fund the efforts of Kiwanis Children’s Charities in their efforts to support local youth programs. Among these, our Asheville Chapter Kiwanis Club provides book bags filled with school supplies each fall to children in need to set them off right for the new school year. Promoting attendance and punctuality in local elementary schools, the club also gives away a bicycle each quarter through a drawing to children with perfect attendance and punctuality.

Biltmore-Kiwanis-Awards-1-2014Are you ready to get serious about competition, community, and camaraderie amidst the beauty of Biltmore and 1100 of your closest friends? If so, hop on the bandwagon and let us take you to this classic race! For more info, please visit the official race site page or contact events@idaph.net.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

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Hotel Specials:

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON ASHEVILLE – BILTMORE
Race Headquarters Asheville Marathon
115 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC  28803
Phone: 828-274-1800
2015 Rate: $145
(call to get special room block rate)
  • Located 2 blocks from Biltmore Estate entrance
  • Heated indoor saline pool and whirlpool with retractable ceiling / Modern fitness center
  • T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant and lounge on-site
  • Pet Friendly
  • High speed wireless internet / Dry cleaning and laundry services / In-Room Coffee Makers
  • Also the convenient location of Race Expo and packet pickup

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THANK & SUPPORT OUR 2015 SPONSORS

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Biltmore Kiwanis Classic 15k & 5k Registration Open!

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Registration is now open for the 18th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic 15k/5k races!!! On Sunday, May 17th, 2015, this annual gala of speed and stamina will once again be run entirely upon the scenic grounds of Biltmore Estate.

Biltmore-Kiwanis-Race-Start-2014The race is capped to the first 1,100 entrants. Early registration is encouraged as we expect this event to sell out early again this year! All participants will receive a specially designed commemorative race t-shirt. Additional information is available online at the race website:

biltmorekiwanisclassicrace.com.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

 

The Biltmore 15K/ 5K Classic Races are part of the Royal Trifecta!

REGISTER FOR THE ROYAL TRIFECTA!

The 15K begins at the Winery, climbs to Deerpark Restaurant.  Following is an undulating descent and rise along the main road to Biltmore House, where runners will loop in front of the massive main entrance doors. Next, runners will enter the Walled Garden, pass by the Azalea Garden and lagoon along the French Broad River, and then kick to the finish on their return to the Winery. The first half of the course has a challenging duo of hills, while the fast final half covers downhill to flat terrain. The 5K course will be a flat, out and back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River where a hard pace can be set from gun to tape.

Biltmore-Kiwanis-Classic-Race-Biltmore-HouseThe race will directly benefit a great local organization dedicated to meeting the needs of our surrounding community. Competing in this event you will be helping fund the efforts of Kiwanis Children’s Charities in their efforts to support local youth programs. Among these, our Asheville Chapter Kiwanis Club provides book bags filled with school supplies each fall to children in need to set them off right for the new school year. Promoting attendance and punctuality in local elementary schools, the club also gives away a bicycle each quarter through a drawing to children with perfect attendance and punctuality.

Biltmore-Kiwanis-Awards-1-2014Are you ready to get serious about competition, community, and camaraderie amidst the beauty of Biltmore and 1100 of your closest friends? If so, hop on the bandwagon and let us take you to this classic race! For more info, please visit the official race site page or contact events@idaph.net.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

2015 BILTMORE KIWANIS CLASSIC: 18 YEARS OF RUNNING AT THE ESTATE

Biltmore-Kiwanis-Classic-Start-Fisnish-Line-2014Great news area runners! The 18th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic 15k/5k races are returning!!! Set for Sunday, May 17th, 2015, this annual gala of speed and stamina will once again be run entirely upon the scenic grounds of Biltmore Estate.

The race is capped to the first 1,100 entrants. Early registration is encouraged as we expect this event to sell out early again this year! All participants will receive a specially designed commemorative race t-shirt. Additional information is available online at the race website: biltmorekiwanisclassicrace.com.

Biltmore-Kiwanis-Runners-Tees-2014The 15K begins at the Winery, climbs to Deerpark Restaurant.  Following is an undulating descent and rise along the main road to Biltmore House, where runners will loop in front of the massive main entrance doors. Next, runners will enter the Walled Garden, pass by the Azalea Garden and lagoon along the French Broad River, and then kick to the finish on their return to the Winery. The first half of the course has a challenging duo of hills, while the fast final half covers downhill to flat terrain. The 5K course will be a flat, out and back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River where a hard pace can be set from gun to tape.

Biltmore-Kiwanis-Classic-Volunteers-2014The race will directly benefit a great local organization dedicated to meeting the needs of our surrounding community. Competing in this event you will be helping fund the efforts of Kiwanis Children’s Charities in their efforts to support local youth programs. Among these, our Asheville Chapter Kiwanis Club provides book bags filled with school supplies each fall to children in need to set them off right for the new school year. Promoting attendance and punctuality in local elementary schools, the club also gives away a bicycle each quarter through a drawing to children with perfect attendance and punctuality.

Biltmore-Kiwanis-Awards-1-2014Are you ready to get serious about competition, community, and camaraderie amidst the beauty of Biltmore and 1100 of your closest friends? If so, hop on the bandwagon and let us take you to this classic race! For more info, please visit the official race site page or contact events@idaph.net.