Glory Hound Events is a full-service event management company specializing in the creation of running, multi-sport and cycling events, the management of existing races, and providing event consulting to clients with their existing or future events.
Since its founding in 2006, Glory Hound Events has created and/or managed the largest and best run endurance events in the region including the Asheville Citizen-Times Half Marathon, Bele Chere 5K, Lake Logan Multi Sport Festival, Enka Triathlon at Biltmore Lake, French Broad Challenge Triathlon and many more. This is not just us boasting; the Asheville Citizen-Times Half Marathon and Bele Chere 5K were voted the top running races by Mountain Xpress in their 2011, 2012 and 2013 Best of WNC poll and the Lake Logan Triathlon was voted the top triathlon in the region by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. In 2013 we managed the largest endurance athletic event ever held in Western North Carolina - The Asheville Citizen-Times City Marathon/Half Marathon/5K.
In addition to quality, we are dedicated to conducting events which create a positive impact in the host communities through increasing tourism revenue for local economies and inspiring non-active members of the community to become involved in an active lifestyle.
Full Service Event Management
Whether you own an event that requires professional management or want to create one to further your organization's goals, Glory Hound Events can provide the knowledge and insight to make it successful. We will work with you to create a vision of a successful event; then we'll either manage the process for you or assist with you specific tasks.
We can provide a complete turn-key operation that includes planning, web site, marketing, course design, set-up and measurement, registration, timing, finish line, transition area, and post-event reporting and evaluation.
We are proud to hold a Solicitation License from the North Carolina Secretary of State. For non-profit organizations this means we are the only race management company in the region that can legally collect entry fees and solicit and/or administer sponsorships on your behalf.
Race Consulting and Promotion
If you already have the race operations set but are looking to increase participation, the Glory Hound Events brand creates instant credibility within the racing community which can lead to larger fields. As a client of Glory Hound Events, we will advertise your event to over 3,000 endurance athletes in our databases and reach thousands more through targeted advertising.
Glory Hound Events offers 12 KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL EVENT to civic groups, community colleges conferences and conventions - as pre-conference, post-conference or continuing education programs - and to individual organizations for staff and volunteer development. The three-hour seminar explores every aspect of event management and can be tailored for both non-profit and for-profit organizations. The twelve keys cover the event planning process from start to finish in a format that encourages group dynamics and the exchange of ideas.
For more information or to schedule this valuable seminar, please contact Greg Duff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glory Hound Events loves its volunteers. If you represent a group looking for a fun fundraiser please contact Greg Duff at email@example.com to check on current opportunities.
If you are an individual just wanting to help out, please click HERE to complete and submit the volunteer form.