Chasing Trail 8K, Presented by Second Gear

Chasing Trail 8K
September 19, 2020
9:00 AM

The Chasing Trail 8K is the off-road component of the Asheville Running Experience Event. Enjoy true outdoor adventure in the Asheville city limits! The race will once again be held at Richmond Hill Park.

The Chasing Trail 8K is the trail race of the Asheville Running Experience taking place at Richmond Hill Park.

Race Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020 – 9:00 AM


Online registration opens on Tuesday, January 15, 2018 and closes on Thursday, September 19 at 9:00 PM.

Race Cap

There is a race cap of 100 runners for the Chasing Trail 8K.

Entry Fees

January 15-April 30 – $25

May 1-August 31 – $30

September 1-Race Day – $35

Youth (17 & Under) and Seniors (65 & Over) receive a $5 discount

Prices do not include race shirt.  See Stuff section below for details.


Enjoy true outdoor adventure in the Asheville city limits! The Chasing Trail 8K will once again be held at Richmond Hill Park (280 Richmond Hill Drive, Asheville) on a combination of single and double-track trails.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration

Friday, September 18 – The Salvage Station (468 Riverside Drive) – 4:00-6:00 PM
Saturday, September 19 – Richmond Hill Park – 8:00-9:00 AM


The Asheville Running Experience is offering shirts for all events on an ala carte basis.  These are short-sleeve, cotton blend shirts with the 2020 race art.


Grab a water and snack, stay for the awards ceremony then head down to the Salvage Station for a complimentary beer (for those 21 and over) and activities of the Super races.


Awards will be given to the top 10 male and female finishers.


Awards will be based on gun time. This is a manual tag timed event and will not have chip timing.


Parking is available adjacent to the race site at Richmond Hill Park and on the roads leading to the park and the National Guard Armory.


The Asheville Running Experience has a NO REFUND policy. However, we do offer partial discount codes for cancellations during our cancellation periods. If the event is NOT sold out, a discount code for 50% of your race registration fee will be offered until 30 days prior to the race date. If the event IS sold out, a discount  code for 100% of your race registration fee will be offered until 14 days prior to  the race date. Discount codes can be used to register for the 2021 race and will be valid for 12 months after the event date.

You may transfer your registration to another participant up to 14 days prior to the race day with a $2 transfer fee. You may only transfer an entry in the same race.  Email your transfer request to with your original registration information, including confirmation number as well as the email address for the participant who will be taking your place. Emails must be received no later than Monday, September 14, 2020.


Official results will be posted at after the race.

2019 Overall Results

2018 Overall Results
2018 Age Group Results

2017 Overall Results
2017 Age Group Results

2016 Overall Results
2016 Age Group Results
2015 Overall Results
2015 Age Group Results


We love our volunteers, who make the event possible. A majority of our volunteers will come from non-profit organizations. If you represent a non-profit looking for a fundraiser, please click HERE to view the opportunities available and register your organization.

If you are an individual, please also contact and we will either assign you a position or put you in contact with one of the organizations involved with the event.


Please email general race questions to