Highland Brewing Night Flight

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July 08, 2017
8:00 PM

The Highland Brewing Night Flight is everyone’s favorite twilight race and back for its fourth year, better than ever! The 4.5-mile East Asheville course will take runners through the Asheville Golf Course, through the Beverly Hills neighborhood (where you will be showered with cheers from the residents) and past the WNC Nature Center before finishing back at the brewery.  This year’s post race party and awards ceremony will be followed up with a DJ dance party in the Event Center.  Glow swag will be provided, dressing up is always encouraged, and there will be beer waiting for you at the finish line!  100% of race proceeds go to the Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation.

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to support greenway development in Asheville.  It turned out to be a beautiful evening for a race and Highland Brewing is such a great host.  The links to results and photos from around the race course are below .

Registration

Online registration is closed.  On site registration will be accepted at the dates and times below.  All shirts and tank tops are sold out and the current registration fee is discounted $5.

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Race Cap:  1,000 runners

Entry Fees

Early Registration (February 1-28) – $28
Regular Registration (March 1-May 31) – $33
Late Registration (June 1-Race Day) – $43 $38 with no shirt or tank top

Course

The Highland Brewing Night Flight rolling course will take you from Highland to the Beverly Hills neighborhood of East Asheville and through the Asheville Municipal Golf Course. As you leave Beverly Hills there will be a downhill section before crossing Swannanoa River Road and hooking up with Azalea Road before taking Gashes Creek Road to the its end where you will meet up with a trail leading back to the brewery.  Click HERE to see the turn-by-turn directions (or cue sheet).  You can see the course map HERE.

The sun will set at 8:48 pm and there will be an almost full moon that night but light will fade during the latter part of the race. Lights will mark key sections of the course and the course will be staffed with volunteers and police throughout. Reflective clothing and other blinking lights are encouraged but not required.

While the course is not designed for walkers, walkers who can maintain a minimum pace of 15 minutes per mile are welcome!

Packet Pickup/Late Registration

Friday, July 7 – 4:00-7:00 PM – Highland Brewing Event Center
Saturday, July 8 –  5:00-7:30 PM– Highland Brewing Event Center

Stuff

Runners over 21 with their IDs at check-in will be wrist-banded. For those runners, a ticket will be on your bib will be good for one pint of any year-round or seasonal beer at the post-race party.  Each runner will receive a special, one-time race shirt to mark the occasion.

Due to a high priority on the security of your items, we will not have a bag drop area at the race. Please pick up your packet and return to your car for storage.

Post-Race

There will be a huge post race party in the Event Center following the race with snacks, awards, live music, and lights.

Awards

Special commemorative awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers for Overall and Masters (40 & Over). Age group awards will go to the first, second and third male and female in the following age groups: 18 & Under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34,35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Over. No double dipping! If you cannot stay for the awards ceremony, please ask a friend to pick it up for you.  Awards are fragile and cannot be mailed.

Asheville Track Club

The race will be part of the 2017 Blue Ridge Orthodontics Grand Prix Series.  Club members will earn points for participating in this race.

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Timing

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.

Parking

Highland has room for about 450 cars at the brewery.  Car pooling is very much encouraged.

Refunds/Transfers

Highland Brewing has a NO REFUND policy. However, we do offer partial discounts for those canceling 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 7 days days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 7 days days before the event, if the event is not sold out.

If the event IS sold out, a discount code for 100% of your race registration fee will be offered until 5 days days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 5 days days before the event, if the event is sold out.

Partial discount codes are only available for cancellations of completed registrations. A registration is considered incomplete if payment was mailed in and has not yet been received.

Discount codes can be used to register for the 2018 race and will be valid for 12 months after the event date.

Transfers of entries between participants will be accepted by submitting this Transfer Form. This is the only way transfers or the selling of bibs between participants will be allowed. Anyone who is discovered to have purchased or accepted another person’s bib without submitting this form will be disqualified and banned from future races.

Results

2017 Overall
2017 Age Group

2016 Overall
2016 Age Group

2015 Overall
2015 Age Group

2014 Overall
2014 Age Group

Photos

Please click this Photos Here link to see photos from around the course.

Volunteers

Volunteers are being provided by the Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation. If you would like to help out at this event, please email info@parksgreenways.org.

Questions

Please email general race questions to greg@gloryhoundevents.com

Proceeds

100% of race proceeds will be directed to the Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation.