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Du the Asheville Du

Race Details
 
Events:

Du the Asheville Du

Off Road
: Road Run 3.1 Miles, Off Road Bike 10.75 Miles, Trail Run 3.1 Miles
Race Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Entry Fee: $70 for individual
$100 for relay
Location: Biltmore Estate
Address: 1 Approach Road
City/State/Zip: Asheville, North Carolina 28803
Country: USA
Phone: 828-450-7514
E-Mail: events@idaph.net
USAT: Not Sanctioned
Registration: http://www.imathlete.com/event...
Race Website: http://idaph.net/events/du-the...
Description:

2013 Du the Asheville Duathlon:

  • Inaugural “Du the Asheville Du” - Race across the river, at Biltmore Estate

  • At 9am on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, endurance athletes of all abilities will step to the start line, hearts booming in anticipation, to compete in the first ever multi-sport event held at Biltmore.
  • Are you ready to Du the Asheville Duathlon?!
  • This 5k road run, off-road 10.75 mile bike and then another 5k run through packed dirt and single track challenges both mind and body.

  • For the French aristocrat in all of us, this rough-cut, crown-emerald of a race sweeps participants through a mystical journey, back to a time, when the estate might have resembled an 15th century countryside plantation, complete with a game-stocked forest, working vineyards, and a cold mountain river rushing by.
  • Racers on this day will be lords of the land they claim under fast plowing feet and spokes.

  • And the seminal moment is a pace quickening dash across the Estate’s signature 264 foot bridge standing mightily over the French Broad River.
  • As racers pump across this stone-hardened trestle, they’ll slice through a refreshing undulating zephyr, forged below in the veins of the ancient river.
  • Crossers are flanked by a dual set of cloverleaf-style railings, spanning the entire corridor, which unites the western and eastern hemispheres of Biltmore’s expansive 8000 acre property.

  • The inaugural Du the Asheville Du is limited to only 500 participants.
  • Early registration is encouraged to reserve a spot.
  • Registration is open at imathlete.com .

  • All participants will receive a specially designed (gender specific) custom race tee.
  • Additional information is available online at www.idaph.net .
  • Individuals and teams can register at imathlete.com.
  • Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook - “Du the Asheville Du.”
  • For additional information, email: events@idaph.ne t.


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    Course Info:

    Duathletes will start their adventure with a 5k run on paved roads that will be a flat, out and back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River.

    Then transition to mountain bikes and ride onto packed dirt roads over through the west side of the estate, where racers will slip by working vineyards, normally off-limits to the public.

    The bike will finish with a couple miles on paved trails on the east side.

    The 2nd run is for the adventure seeker, as it is the most challenging leg of the race, complete with dirt roads and technical single track trail.


    Biltmore is America’s largest privately-owned home. The 250-room French Renaissance-style chateau is located over 8,000-acres that include more than 80 acres of meticulously-tended gardens.

    Biltmore is a host to around one million visitors a year. To learn more about Biltmore, visit www.biltmore.com  or call 877-BILTMORE.

    Other Info:

    When multi-sport athletes participate in the race, they are not only competing for medals, but also are helping to fund the Eblen Charities.

    A portion of the race proceeds will be donated to Eblen, which is a non-profit organization whose outreach extends throughout the counties of western North Carolina and through its numerous programs has helped thousands upon thousands of families each year with medical and emergency assistance.


    Overall and age group awards. The race entry fee allows access to Biltmore grounds only for purposes of participating in the duathlon event. Spectator entrance fee is $20. Upgraded participant and spectator tickets are available on race day to include all day estate access to the Biltmore House and grounds for $24.

    Spectator Biltmore Estate entrance fee is $20. Upgraded participant and spectator tickets are available on race day to include all day estate access to the Biltmore House and grounds for $24.

    Previous Results:
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