Upcoming ChiLiving Events
ChiRunning is once again the official training program for the Asheville Marathon & Half Marathon at the Biltmore Estate! We've got training programs for both local and non-local participants to help you run your best race ever.
We encourage everyone to train well for this marathon. It’s hilly and can be challenging if you’re not prepared. With the ChiRunning Training Program, you’ll improve your running technique with weekly runs designed to help you make those uphills easier and your downhills faster. In last year’s training group, we had four age group winners, with others setting PR’s for the distance.
About the course: The Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate is run entirely on the estate property. You’ll wind along the beautiful, hilly “driveway” to the Biltmore house, meticulously designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead (Golden Gate Park SF, Central Park NYC). At the end of the driveway, you’ll pass right in front of the Biltmore Mansion and then wind your way down through the amazing botanical gardens. The flat sections of the course run along the French Broad River (3rd oldest river in the world) and the marathon course crosses the river into hills and valleys covered with vineyards. It’s an outstanding course in terms of sheer beauty.
If you’re local to Asheville, we have regular weekly group training runs scheduled. ChiRunning founder, Danny Dreyer, will lead many of the Sunday Long Runs.
He’ll also be giving introductory running clinics to the Half Marathon and Full Marathon Training groups.
For more info and to register, choose Community Training for Half or Full Marathon (for locals), or Online Training (for out-of-towners) below:
If you haven't registered for the race yet, you can sign up here. Happy running!
Asheville, NC Resources
We love our town and the amazing community of people who live here and provide their valuable services. We've been around a while and have a list of our favorites that we'd like to share. Check them out below. If you have someone you'd like us to try out, please get in touch with us at Anuj@ChiLiving.com.
A great running store in Asheville that supports ChiRunners and ChiWalkers.
Natural Footgear - Robyn Hughes, N.D.
Robyn is a naturopathic physician specializing in foot care.
Asheville Track Club
ATC is a resource to promote and support the running communities of Western North Carolina.
Asheville Triathlon Club
A complete resource for running, swimming, and biking clubs and links
Asheville Trail Running
Our friend Trish has done us all a favor and published a great running & hiking guidebook for the beautiful Bent Creek!
YWCA - Asheville
Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women