ARX - Chasing Trail 8K, Presented by Twin Leaf Brewery

Downtown Asheville NC
September 24, 2017
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.

Thank you to everyone who supported this fun event.  We are especially grateful to our sponsors, bands, and volunteers for making it all possible.

Sunday, September 24 – 9:00 AM


2017_chasingtrail-2Online registration has closed but we will be accepting on site entries on Friday and Sunday.  Please see the schedule below for times and locations.
Race Cap: There is a race cap of 150 runners for the Chasing Trail 8k.

Entry Fees

November 15, 2016-December 31, 2016 – $25
January 1, 2017-August 30, 2017 – $30
September 1-September 23, 2017 – $35


Enjoy true outdoor adventure in the Asheville city limits! Chasing Trails 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 22-The Happening -Hi Wire Brewing Big Top (2A Huntsman Place)
Sunday, September 24-Packet Pick Up/Late Registration– Richmond Hill Park – 7:30-8:30 AM


All Chasing Trail participants who register by August 30, 2017 will receive a custom shirt and other goodies.

2017 Chasing Trail t-shirt


Hang out after the race and enjoy food and the awards ceremony.


Special, commemorative awards will be given to the first three male and female overall and top male and female masters. Medallions will also be awarded to the first three in the following age groups:
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24,25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80-Over

No ‘double-dipping’ in award categories


The race will utilize chip timing.  A timing chip will be on the back of your race bib, which should be worn on your front and visible at all times during the race.
We will use chip times to calculate the results and awards.


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 2018 event 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 11, 2017.


Official results will be posted at after the race.

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.


A number of hotels around the Asheville area are offering discounted room rates for the Asheville Running Experience.  Click HERE to see the complete list, including deadlines for reserving rooms.


Please email general race questions to