Fall is almost here and with that comes some of our favorite mountain races! After the sweat and humidity of summer, we finally get to test out all of that hard training with cool, crisp races, which come with fall. There’s definitely no shortage of races in the Asheville area and this fall Glory Hound Events has a race for every level of racer. From the newbie looking to run their first 5K, to the seasoned racer looking for a new challenge; to the road racer or the trail runner or even the racer looking to run for a good cause there a race for them. There’s even a race you can bring Fido.
So mark your calendars, get your registrations in early and get ready for what will be a great end of the 2018 race season.
Glory Hound Events 2018 Fall Races
Drovers Road/Hickory Nut Gap 8K & 15K – Sept. 02
Taking place in the beautiful Hickory Nut Gap outside of Fairview, these inaugural races will offer a combination of trail and dirt roads within in the Drovers Road Preserve community and adjacent roads finishing at the historic Old Sherrill’s Inn. Following the races, participants will enjoy food and drinks from Hickory Nut Gap Farms and other local vendors.
Asheville Running Experience – September 21-23
Returning for its fourth year, the Asheville Running Experience has a little something for everyone. Whether you’re a roadie, a trail runner or someone who just wants to experience Asheville with some exercise and good times; the Asheville Running Experience event has a race for you over the course of a weekend. Events include the popular Asheville Brewing Super Hero 5K & Super Villain 10K, the Chasing Trail 8K and The Asheville Urban Odyssey. Weekend kicks off Friday night with The ARX Happening at the Salvage Station which is part packet pick up, part race expo.
Power of Pink Haywood County – September 29
Moving to a new venue and flatter course in the Historic Frog Level District of downtown Waynesville, the Power of Pink is an event of the Haywood Health Care Foundation and Glory Hound Events. In it’s twelfth year, this race raises money to support breast cancer awareness and help provide mammograms services for underserved women in Haywood County. To date 1500 mammograms and follow up tests have been provided to over 800 women because of this yearly event. Leashed/vaccinated/tag-wearing dogs are also welcome.
Ascent At Mountain Air – October 13
One of the regions most epic 5K is back. Taking place in the Mountain Air Community of Burnsville, NC (45 minutes north of Asheville) this road race climbs 1,800 feet from start to finish. Ending on a private airstrip at 4,600 feet elevation, the Ascent at Mountain Air has already become known for it’s spectacular finish line and 360-degree views; perfect for viewing the peak fall foliage.
Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon & 5K – October 20
Glory Hound Events is excited to have these two races back on the calendar in 2018. Join us, Saturday October 20 for the return of Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and 5K, taking place in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. These events are famous for its generous swag package, picturesque courses, local culture and of course, the amazing post-race meal.
About Glory Hound Events
Glory Hound Events was started in 2006, initially managing the historic Bele Chere 5K. Shortly after that first year the Lake Logan Triathlon was introduced and eventually became a part of the Lake Logan Multisport Festival. Glory Hound Events is now the largest endurance event management company in the Western North Carolina region, producing an average of twelve events annually. In addition to producing its own events and those for a variety of clients, Glory Hound Events offers consulting services for events outside of Western North Carolina looking to take theirs to the next level.