Glory Hound Events Announces 2020 Races

Glory Hound Events 2019 Schedule Blog

As we approach the last race of 2019, the Santa’s Showdown 5K for IFB Solutions on December 14, Glory Hound Events is excited to announce our 2020 race schedule. Kicking off with the extremely popular Asheville Catholic School’s Shamrock 5K/10K/Fun Run in March, the 2020 race season will feature many of Glory Hound Events signature events including the Lake Logan Multisport Festival, Fire Mountain Inferno XC & Enduro Weekend, and their newest race; the Land & Sky Relay. Also joining the schedule in 2020 is the Gateway To The Smokies Half Marathon, which is returning after a year hiatus and adding The Mighty Four Miler For The Riley Howell Foundation Fund. 2020 will also see a few milestones including 15 years of triathlon racing at Lake Logan in August and the 10th Anniversary of The Scream! Half Marathon in July.

And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook & Instagram for the latest news, races, and training tips. In the coming weeks we will be announcing details on the 2020 Land and Sky Relay, a new Men’s Health 5K (formerly the ZERO-Prostate event), and next year’s Santa’s Showdown.

So whether you’re a roadie or a trailhead, an uphill runner or a downhill runner, a mountain biker, a half marathoner, a triathlete, or someone just looking for a first 5K; there will definitely be a race for you in 2020. Mark your calendars and start your training, we hope to see lots of new faces at the starting line next year.

2020 Asheville Area Races


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Asheville Catholic School’s Shamrock Run 5K/10K/Fun RunMarch 14
Celebrating the 14th year, this event always kicks off our race season and always has a great turnout. The 5K and a 10K both start and finish at ACS, running through the beautiful neighborhoods of North Asheville. A fun run kicks off the morning and is a favorite among the younger racers.

Register For The Asheville Catholic School’s Shamrock 5K/10K/Fun Run (Opens Dec. 01)
Facebook Event Page


Gateway To The Smokies
Gateway To The Smokies Half MarathonApril 04
After a year hiatus, Glory Hound Events is excited to bring this race back with its’ original scenic course and start/finish lines.

Register For The Gateway To The Smokies Half Marathon
Facebook Event Page


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Mighty Four Miler For The Riley Howell Foundation FundApril 04
For those not ready for a half marathon, The Mighty Four Miler will be run in conjunction with the Gateway To The Smokies Half Marathon. All proceeds from this race will go to the Riley Howell Foundation Fund.

Register For The Mighty Four Miler For The Riley Howell Foundation Fund
Facebook Event Page


Fire Mountain Inferno
Fire Mountain Inferno XC & Enduro WeekendMay 2-3
Returning for a third year, the Fire Mountain Inferno is a weekend of mountain bike racing on the southeast flowiest trails, the Fire Mountain trail system in Cherokee, NC

Register For The Fire Mountain Inferno Enduro & XC Weekend
Facebook Event Page


Biltmore Kiwanis Classic 15K & 5K
Biltmore Kiwanis Classic 15K/5KMay 17
We will once again toast the Kiwanis Club of Asheville as we celebrate the twenty-third running of the Biltmore-Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic on the Biltmore Estate. This majestic course should be on every runners list to run again and again! See the estate like you have never before, then after the race stay on the grounds and enjoy the morning

Register For The Biltmore/Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic Races
Facebook Event Page


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Downhill At Dawn Half MarathonMay 23
Capped at only 600 runners, The Ridgecrest Conference Center in Black Mountain is the starting line for this mostly downhill half marathon that takes runners on a scenic combination of paved and forested gravel roads to Old Fort as the sun rises over the mountains.

Register For The Downhill At Dawn Half Marathon
Facebook Event Page


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Downhill At Dawn Dusk 5KMay 23
One our fastest 5K races of the season, runners will run a course from Ridgecrest to Black Mountain that drops over 200 feet in elevation at dusk.

Register For The Downhill At Dusk 5K
Facebook Event Page


Red, White, & Blue Ridge 5K July 4
Returning to Cashiers, NC for a second year, this super flat & fast 5K race is the perfect way to get your 4th of July holiday started. Best of all it’s all for a great cause supporting the Blue Ridge Early College program.

Registration Opens Spring 2020


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The Scream! Half MarathonJuly 11
One of the most unique half marathons in the country, The Scream! starts in Jonas Ridge, NC and drops over 2,400 vertical feet through the lush forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains finishing in the ghost town of Mortimer. The field is limited to 350 racers by the US Forest Service and is already more than half full.

Register For The Scream! Half Marathon
Facebook Event Page


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Highland Brewing Night Flight July 25
Everyone’s favorite twilight race and back for a seventh year! The 4.5-mile East Asheville course takes runners through the Asheville Golf Course, around the Beverly Hills neighborhood and past the WNC Nature Center before finishing back at Highland Brewing Company for an amazing after-party. The best part of the race is that 100% of the race proceeds go toward the development of greenways in Asheville with over $60,000 being donated to date.

Registration Opens February 1


Lake Logan Multisport Festival
Lake Logan Multisport FestivalAugust 1-2
Presented by the Asheville School, the Lake Logan Multisport Festival returns for its fifteenth year of triathlon racing at Lake Logan! Individual races include the extremely popular Lake Logan Half (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run), the original Lake Logan International race (1500m swim, 24 mile bike, 10K run) and the Lake Logan Sprint (500m swim, 12 mile bike, 5K run).

Register Now For The Lake Logan Multisport Festival
Facebook Event Page For The Lake Logan Half
Facebook Event Page For The Lake Logan International
Facebook Event Page For The Lake Logan Sprint


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Cherokee Harvest Half MarathonSeptember 12
Taking place in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, this race is famous for its generous swag package, picturesque courses, local culture and amazing post-race meal.

Registration Opens Early 2020


Cherokee Harvest 5KSeptember 12
The smaller cousin of the half marathon, this flat 5K starts a few minutes later but includes all of the goodies and post-race fun.

Registration Opens Early 2020


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Asheville Running ExperienceSeptember 19 – 20
Returning for its sixth year, the Asheville Running Experience has something for everyone. Whether you’re a roadie, a trail runner or someone who just wants to experience Asheville with some exercise this event is an experience for everyone. Races include Asheville Brewing Superhero 5K & Super Villain 10K, Chasing Trail 8K, and the Asheville Urban Odyssey

Registration Opens January 15


Power Of Pink
Power Of Pink 5KSeptember 26
An event of the Haywood Healthcare Foundation and celebrating 14 years this event has provided over 900 mammograms and follow services for women and men of Haywood County. Not only is this race for a great cause, it’s also one of our flattest and fastest courses starting in the Historic Frog Level District of Waynesville, NC.

Registration Opens Early 2020


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The Ascent At Mountain Air 5KOctober 17
By far one of the most challenging races of the season, this 5K climbs 1800 feet in elevation, ending on a private airstrip with 365 degree views of the surrounding mountains during peak fall colors.

Registration Opens Spring 2020


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.