America’s most innovative running series returns for 2019 with the Mission Health My Generation Running Series. For its second year, the Series will feature five well-known Asheville running events in 2019:
Asheville Hot Chocolate Races 5K/10K – January 26
Asheville Catholic School Shamrock 5K/10K – March 16
Biltmore/Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic – May 5
Highland Brewing Night Flight – July 27
Asheville Brewing Super Hero 5K/Super Villain 10K- Presented by Black Orthodontics – September 21
There is no registration fee to participate in the Series but runners must compete in at least three of the events in order to be eligible for the $6,500 cash purse, which will be awarded in a ceremony after the final races. Everyone who competes in any of the first three events is automatically entered into the Series.
The Mission Health My Generation Running Series was conceived by local race producer, Greg Duff of Glory Hound Events, as a way to provide a local running race series without the large volume of awards found in other series or grand prix’s. The generational concept solved that issue by awarding prizes in five generations:
Centennials (born 1996 or later)
Millennials (born 1985-1995)
Generation X (born 1965-1984) – Sponsored by Black Orthodontics
Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964)
Traditionalists (born 1945 or earlier)
“We are excited to once again partner with Mission Health to produce this Series for our area runners,” said Series co-producer Leslie Grotenhuis of Kick It Events. “We discovered over the course of the series last year that it not only created competition within the generations but also new friendships.”
Registration for the first three Series event are open; Highland Brewing Night Flight will open on February 1 and the Asheville Brewing Super Hero 5K/Super Villain 10K Presented by Black Orthodontics at the Asheville Running Experience will open January 15.
Information about the Mission Health My Generation Running Series with links to all of the events can be found at http://gloryhoundevents.com/mission-health-my-generation-running-series/
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.