Everyone's favorite twilight race is back for its fourth 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 Asheville 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 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 & Greenways Foundation. Produced by Glory Hound Events.
Online registration will open February 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM and close at 9:00 PM on Thursday, July 6 at 9:00 PM
The event is limited to 1,000 participants. While the course is not designed for walkers, walkers who can maintain a minimum pace of 15 minutes per mile are welcome!
Early Registration (February 1-28) - $28
Regular Registration (March 1-May 31) – $33
Late Registration (June 1-Race Day) – $43
The rolling course will take you from Highland to the Beverly Hills neighborhood of East Asheville and around 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.
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.
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
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.
There will be a post race party in the Event Center following the race with snacks, awards, live music, and lights.
The awards ceremony will take place inside the Highland Event Center. 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 & 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.
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 another Highland Brewing race and will be valid for 12 months after the event date.
Volunteers are being provided by the Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation. If you would like to help out at this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email general race questions to email@example.com
100% of race proceeds will be directed to the Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation.