Glory Hound Events and Kick It Events, in partnership with Mission Health System, are proud to announce the creation of a new running series in 2018 that will include three of Asheville’s established events and one new one.
The Mission Health My Generation Running Series puts a new twist on the traditional races series. Runners will compete in their usual age groups at the events but will be grouped and scored in one of five generational divisions: Centennials (born in 1996 or later), Millennials (born in the years 1985-1995),Generation X’ers (born in the years 1965-1984), Baby Boomers (born in the years 1946-1964), and Traditionalists (born in 1945 or earlier).
The five generations will compete for a cash purse of $6,500 that will be awarded at a special evening event of the Asheville Running Experience on September 22 at the Salvage Station.
the four race events included in the Mission Health My Generation Running Series are:
- The Asheville Catholic School Shamrock 5K/10K on March 17
- The new Festival Frenzy 5K at the Mountain Sports Festival on May 26
- The Highland Brewing Night Flight on July 28
- The Super Hero 5K/Super Villain 10K, part of the Asheville Running Experience, on September 22.
Runners must compete in at least two of the events to be eligible for Series prizes and points earned for 10K’s are worth twice those of 5K’s or 4-miler.
There is no entry requirement or fee to participate. Everyone who races in one of the first three events is automatically part of the Series. Generational results and standings will be posted and emailed following each event.
Information on the Mission Health My Generation Running Series is available at http://gloryhoundevents.com/mission-health-my-generation-running-series/ including links to all of the Series events.
For Further Information, Contact
Mission Health System – Calvin Mabry, Aaron.Mabry@msj.org , 828-777-4716
Glory Hound Events – Greg Duff, firstname.lastname@example.org , 828-400-5868
Kick It Events – Leslie Grotenhuis, email@example.com , 828-301-3075
About Glory Hound Events
Glory Hound Events was started in 2006, initially managing the historic Bele Chere 5K. Shortly after that first year the Lake Logan Triathlon was introduced and eventually became a part of the Lake Logan Multisport Festival. Glory Hound Events is now the largest endurance event management company in the Western North Carolina region, producing an average of twelve events annually. In addition to producing its own events and those for a variety of clients, Glory Hound Events offers consulting services for events outside of Western North Carolina looking to take theirs to the next level.