The Highland Brewing Night Flight is everyone’s favorite twilight race and back for its sixth year and, it’s 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 Highland Brewing Company. This year’s post-race party and awards ceremony will be at the Meadow. 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 development of greenways in Asheville and Buncombe County. Produced by Glory Hound Events.
2019 Race Date – Saturday, July 27 – 7:30 PM
Online registration will open on Friday, February 1, 2019.
To Be Announced
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 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!
Well behaved leashed dogs are welcome to participate.
Packet Pickup/Late Registration
Friday, July 26 – 4:00-7:00 PM – Highland Brewing Meadow
Saturday, July 27 – 5:00-7:15 PM– Highland Brewing Meadow
Mission Health My Generation Running Series
Runners over 21 will be able to exchange the ticket on their bib for one beer at the post race party. Please have your ID
Each runner will receive a special, one-time race shirt to mark the occasion (unless the no-shirt option is selected).
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.
There will be a post-race celebration in the Meadow following the race with snacks, awards, and of course, beer.
The awards ceremony will take place at approximately 9:15 PM on the Meadow stage.
Top three Overall male and female finishers
Top male/female finisher in Masters (40 & Over) and Grand Masters (50 & 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.
This race is another great reason for out-of-town runners to visit Asheville. We have been able to secure special lodging rates through ExploreAsheville.com. Please click HERE to see the properties and rates plus other valuable visitor information.
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.
Highland has room for about 450 cars at the brewery. Car pooling is very much encouraged.
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 2020 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.
Please email general race questions to email@example.com
100% of race proceeds will be directed to the development of greenways in Asheville and Buncombe County.