Returning for its fifth year, the Asheville Running Experience has something for everyone. Whether your a roadie, a trail runner or someone who just wants to experience Asheville with some exercise and good times, amidst family and friends, this event is an experience for everyone.
Asheville Running Experience
Taking place September 20-22 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Running Experience consists of 3 events-the Superhero 5K/Super Villain 10K, Presented by Black Orthodontics; the Chasing Trail 8K, Presented by Second Gear; and the Asheville Urban Odyssey. Kicking off the weekend of events is The Happening, which is packet pick up and then a race expo like no other, taking place on the evening of Friday September 20 at The Salvage Station.
Super Hero 5K / Super Villain 10K – Saturday, September 21 : Event Page
Presented by Black Orthodontics
The Asheville Brewing Super Hero 5K/Super Villain 10K takes place at the Salvage Station. The 10K will start at 9 AM and the 5K at 9:10 AM. A great after party will take place after both events.
Chasing Trail 8K – Saturday, September 21 : Event Page – Presented by Second Gear
The Chasing Trail 8K is the off-road component of the Asheville Running Experience and moves to Saturday and will be concurrently with the Super Hero 5K and Super Villain 10K. Enjoy true outdoor adventure in the Asheville city limits! The race will once again be held at Richmond Hill Park.
Asheville Urban Odyssey – Sunday, September 22 : Event Page
The Asheville Urban Odyssey is the most unique event of the Asheville Running Experience. It is a combination of an urban scavenger hunt and a game show. Teams of four will depart from our headquarters and follow a series of clues to both hidden and well known Asheville locations. At each location, a team member must complete a specific task before receiving their next clue. After a team completes its eighth task they will make their way back to the finish line for their final task. The use of smart phones is not only allowed but highly encouraged.