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: email@example.com t.
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
first annual - no past results ...
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