The off-road series of multi-sport events at Biltmore Estate on Sept. 15 consists of three main events: A duathlon, a bike event, and an off-road 10K run.
This is a truly unique sports event that takes place entirely on the historic grounds of the Biltmore Estate property — areas that are not usually open to guests.
“This is a fast course! Gripping views and loose gravel,” said Jaimee Johnsen, a 2016 participant of the Gravel Grinder. “This is by far the most memorable race that takes you to the front door of the mansion, past the garden and through the vineyard.”
“My favorite thing about running the Off Road Series is a variation of the views, the challenge of the hill to the house, and the views from the back of the Biltmore house that you see,” says Crystal Shirk, who ran the 10K. “It has a mix of trail, sidewalk, and road for this race.”
Event Info: Sunday, Sept. 15, at 7:45 a.m. — Gravel Grinder Bike events (20, 40 and 60 mile options), 8 a.m. — Asheville Duathlon — run/bike/run and 10k off-road run.
Duathlon: The Asheville Duathlon — a 5k off-road run, 13 mile off-road bike, and a final 5k packed dirt and trail off-road run. The off-road bike is non-technical riding on the west side of the estate, which is typically off-limits to regular guests at the estate. Individual participants or 2 or 3 person relay teams available.
Gravel Events: The Asheville Gravel Grinder Bike Events come packed with something for every type of rider, a 20, 40 or 60 mile option. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a weekend warrior or scenery seeking rider, these events are for you! The Gravel Grinder Bike events are the only bike events at the estate that allows the participant to access the front of Biltmore House and on the west side of the estate on their bike.
10k Run: The Asheville 10k features an off-road 10k with paved, packed dirt and trail that takes the runner to a marvelous adventure. The course consists of paved greenway, hard packed dirt surface and single track trails that give extraordinary views of the mixed forests, fields and rugged landscape by Antler Hill Village and the Biltmore House, all while relishing the beautiful forests these extraordinary grounds offer.
To register, visit https://racesonline.com/events/asheville-off-road-series-biltmore-estate.