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Thank you for participating in the 20th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic Events

The Rain Didn’t Stop You! Congratulations to all of the Biltmore/Kiwanis 15K/5K participants! For results and post race information check out the results page here.


Final results are in! Congrats to the 500+ runners that braved the wet weather conditions this morning! If you have timing questions please email Questions about age group awards email, questions about getting race shirts or other general questions email

Paul Jackson Photography was out on the course taking your photos today! Big thanks to Paul for capturing these moments for you in the wet weather! Here is a sampling of a few pictures. The link to view and purchase will be posted in a couple days. If you have photos from today, post them here!!!! We want to see them.

Thank you to all that supported by running in today’s Kiwanis Club of Asheville charity event! Now relax and celebrate!

Running the 20th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k5k: Check out the Runner Guidelines

The 20th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic is finally Here!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

We are so excited you will be joining us for the 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 17th at midnight. Sign up TODAY!


Questions? email

Race to sign up, Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic is filling up!

Race to sign up for the Biltmore Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic,
get there while spots remain (they’re filling up fast!)
and join us for a run on the beautiful Biltmore Estate
on Sunday, May 18th!



Read about it from Karen Chavez, author of Girls Gone Outdoors column in the Citizen-Times n May 6, 2014:

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A thank you to our 2013 race sponsors

The 2013 Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k race couldn’t happen without the incredible support of our community sponsors. Give all of these sponsors a big thank you for helping our race happen and supporting the Kiwanis of Asheville and Children’s charities. Stop by and visit our sponsors and let them know you appreciate their support too!

Don’t forget to join us on May 19th, 2013 for a memorable 5k and 15k race experience at this beautiful venue at Biltmore Estate. Limited entries still available.

Other supporting race sponsors include: Dave Steel – Jerome Dave, Saunders and Saunders, Wick and Greene, Crawley, Lee and Co., Bob Harris DDS, Deerfield Retirement, McGuire, Wood and Bissett;  Glenn Miller DDS &  Harrelson Agency

Party Time at Biltmore: Join in on The Kiwanis 15k/5k’s Sweet 16!

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It is hard to believe: 2013 marks 16 years “running” of the much acclaimed Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic… And you know how to celebrate 16 years don’t you? With a party of course! And what kind of party can be better than one where you come as a guest, bring nothing but yourself, and YOU get to leave with all the goods (without being called a bum)? Talk about having your cake, eating it too, and having the time of your life running it off through the largest “Backyard of America!”

What is it that makes this 16th Annual Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic Race at Biltmore Estate set for Sunday, May 19, 2013 race so great? Well, the answer to that is too long to cover in a short blog, but let’s highlight some of this event’s key features, shall we?

Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic

First and foremost, both races are run entirely on the scenic grounds of stunning Biltmore Estate. Upon these enchanted grounds, one may observe firsthand one of the most meticulous meldings synergies of human creativity and production with the awes of the natural world. Just to name a few of the draws, Biltmore features such alluring charms as Antler Hill Village, Deerpark Restaurant, theBiltmore House, the Walled Garden , Azalea Garden,   theequestrian center, the lagoon paralleling the French Broad River, carriage trail roads, and working vineyards. For a great video highlight of the course, check this out and for all you map fanatics, here is a link to the course map – found here.

Beyond being amidst the dazzling spectacles of Biltmore, running in this race will afford you the opportunity to experience a classic and beautiful race on a USATF-certified course that offers an optimum fusion of challenging hills and blistering fast stretches of flat, open road as you try to blaze a PR. Furthermore, by participating in this race you will be supporting one of our children’s community organizations – the Kiwanis and their superb children’s charity work.

If you are looking for a race distance close to a half-marathon, that is memorable and beautiful – go register immediately for this great Biltmore offering at before it fills up! This race has sold out several months in advance for the past 5 years!!! Consider this your RSVP, and respond to our party invitation. Over 400 runners have already signed up for what is a great race for runners of all abilities, and the rest of the 1100 slots are expected to be grabbed quickly and sell out soon.

Biltmore/Kiwanis races almost full!

The Biltmore Kiwanis Classic Race is close to capacity as stated online via the Asheville Citizen Times today! Follow the story here.  As of today, 844 spots are taken and the 5K race is “technically full.” There are only 156 spots left in the 15K.

What happens if the race sells out? Can I still get in?

There are several ways that you may still get a spot in the race when it sells out. When someone cancels or changes their race entry, this will free up spots to the race, which will allow someone new to register for the event. Please continue to check the imATHLETE registration page up to the race date to see if any spots have opened up. We will also post updates on our Facebook page as we see entries come available.


A waitlist will launch when the entire race has been sold out. The waitlist lets you sign up for a chance to participate in the event and is a handy way to acquire a race entry after the event has sold out. Signing up for a Wait List does not guarantee you will get in the event.

The terms for an event’s waitlist will be printed at the bottom of the first screen of imATHLETE registration only if an event is filled to capacity.

If you sign up on a waitlist, you will be notified if a slot in the race opens up for you. If you do NOT get into an event, you will not receive a refund for the waitlist slot. imATHLETE does not offer refunds. Instead, you will receive a Gift Code from the event organizer that can be used to register for the 2013 Biltmore/Kiwanis Race.

To sign up for the waitlist please visit our registration page on imATHLETE. No transfers or refunds from the waitlist.

Cancellation policy:

We understand that emergencies happen, people get sick and injuries happen. Participants may cancel race entries up to Sunday, May 6th and receive a 50% credit towards the 2013 Biltmore/Kiwanis race.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page and Facebook to stay up-to-date on race info!

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