Thank you to Our 2015 Sponsors!!!
It takes a lot of supplies to entertain a large group of runners for the morning.
The sponsors listed below helped in more ways than they could ever imagine.
- Audi Asheville | Harmony Motors – Asheville, NC
We are very happy to have Harmony Motors, representing Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche
in the greater Asheville area, as the 2013 Presenting Sponsor! Harmony Motors, also
know as Volkswagen of Asheville, Audi Asheville and Porsche of Asheville, is fully
committed to giving their customers a truly exceptional car buying experience by
offering the best German engineering can buy combined with the southern hospitality
Volkswagen of Asheville has one of the most unique new car showrooms you will visit
anywhere. If you love Volkswagen as much as they do, you will enjoy their collection
of classic Volkswagens on display. Their showroom, aside from having new cars, is
a museum loaded with classic Volkswagens from the 50's and 60's.
Their showrooms are modern and a very comfortable place to spend time, each offering
a comfortable lounge, complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee bar and wide screen televisions
for your entertainment.
Stop by the showroom 621 Brevard Rd. to experience what makes them different! Check
them out online at: audiasheville.com and harmonymotors.us
- 98.1 The River / 96.5 HD2 ï¿½ Different is Good
The station built exclusively for AVL. Singer/songwriters, news, and local artists.
98.1 The River is part of the Asheville Radio Group which is a full-service media
company, operating broadcast radio, internet radio, as well as digital and mobile
marketing services in Asheville, NC.
Asheville Radio Group consists of five broadcast radio stations: Mix 96.5 (WOXL-FM),
105.9 The Mountain (WTMT-FM), 98-1 the RIVER (WOXL-HD2), ESPN Radio 1310 (WISW-AM)
and ESPN Radio 970 (WYSE-AM). Asheville Radio Group's DIGITAL division offers a
wide selection of digital services such as: Web Development, Search Engine Optimization,
Social Media Management and many other services.
- Kick It Event Management - Asheville, NC
Kick It Event Management is WNC and Asheville's one stop source for full-service
event planning, management and marketing for all types of events. From running and
cycling events to concerts and festivals, we've got you covered!
- Jus' Running – Asheville, NC
We are here to assist you in achieving your running and walking goals by providing
a professional fitting process that matches biomechanical needs with appropriate
support and cushioning. Whether your goal is a new PR or conquering a new exercise
program, we invite you to come by for your free biomechanical analysis and let us
help you get started on the right foot!
- Earth Fare in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
Earth Fare wants to change the way you think about food: While
that might sound a bit dramatic, Earth Fare thinks itï¿½s a pretty reasonable goal.
Because letï¿½s be honest, some food has become really unhealthy in the last few decades.
Whether itï¿½s junk food, fast food, processed food or all three combined, finding
the healthy choice amongst so much clutter can be challenging. And, thatï¿½s why theyï¿½re
here. As one of the largest natural food retailers in the nation, Earth Fare makes
healthy eating convenient, affordable, fun and - of course - delicious! With 16
stores in four states, Earth Fare offer everything from ready-to-go meal options,
local and organic farm fresh fruits and vegetables, and full service meat, poultry
and seafood departments.
Our Food Philosophy sets us apart: However, what really sets Earth
Fare apart from other stores is not only what Earth Fare offers, but also what they
donï¿½t offer. Like any products with high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial
colors, synthetic growth hormones (in the meat and milk) and unnatural sweeteners!
Yep, theyï¿½re all banned from any products sold in our stores!
- CityMac Apple
Specialists in Asheville, NC
Buy Local / Buy CityMac CityMac is a family owned business selling
all Apple products, accessories, support, Mac repair and training. Our love for
each community our stores are in is expressed by working closely with local charities
and causes. We strive to provide exceptional customer service and go beyond the
value found at big box stores. From Asheville, NC to Myrtle Beach, SC and now in
Wilmington, NC, CityMac strives to provide the latest iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod,
MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro devices. CityMac is North Carolinaï¿½s and
South Carolinaï¿½s premier Apple Specialist. Our Apple trained specialists and technicians
offer the best Mac repair, services, free classes and advanced classes to empower
our public and business clients alike.
We show our customer appreciation by giving away a number of benefits found in our
CityMac for Life program. When you buy an Apple computer from us - we provide a
lifetime of service for your Mac.
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
For 20 years, Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has been the definitive
guide to outdoor sports, health, and adventure travel in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Distributed every month from Baltimore to Atlanta, BRO has established itself as
the country's top regional outdoor publication.
Each month, Blue Ridge Outdoors features the best destinations
for outdoor adventure. Award-winning writers give insight into the issues, trends,
music, and gear that permeate the outdoor world. Top photographers provide breathtaking
images of the Blue Ridge. Our celebrated Green Guide, Festival Guide, and Best of
the Outdoors Awards highlight leading grassroots and gatherings. Check out BROï¿½s
Event Calendar, the most comprehensive source of outdoor events in the region.
BlueRidgeOutdoors.com is the web-facing front of the magazine,
where we deliver fresh content and blogs, web exclusives like outdoor videos and
regional tunes, and where readers can register for contests giving away everything
from ski vacations to amazing gear packages.
- Our Family Doctor – Asheville, NC
At Our Family Doctor, our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare and a superior
The Vision of our Asheville physicians and staff is to provide value to our practice
by delivering individualized and exceptional care, in a cost effective manner with
the implementation of technology to develop a new approach on health care.
- Hotel Indigo – Asheville, NC
0.4 miles from start. Hotel Indigo is a 100 room boutique hotel located in the heart
of downtown Asheville, one block from Grove Arcade. The hotel includes a bar and
restaurant, work-out facilities, meeting rooms, off-street parking and breathtaking
views. Part of the IHG family - Hotel Indigo delivers a refreshing experience; from
our cool interior vibe, hardwood floors, plush bedding and spa-inspired showers.
Hotel Indigo is within walking distance to all the wonderful galleries,restaurants
and historical points of interest in the vibrant downtown area. Hotel Indigo...a
unique experience...found in every room. Asheville Chamber of Commerce is within
walking distance. Call (828) 239-0239 to make a reservation!
Rental Me This – Asheville, NC
BRING THE FUN!Rental Me This is a rental business located in Asheville
NC with a primary focus on FUN! We are the #1 source for rental Outdoor Recreational
Equipment, Party Supplies, Games and Sports, Audio/Visual Equipment, and Bouncehouses.
If it's fun, we rent it: kayak, camping equipment, moonwalk, sumo suits, ping pong
table, projector, big screen TV, PA equiptment. Our rental inventory can elevate
the fun factor at any event!
- Active Care Chiropractic & Exercise Rehab – Asheville, NC
Mission Statement: To provide top quality neuromusculoskeletal
care to patients with back, neck and extremity injuries; to provide this care in
a manner as to permit the quickest return to activity and to encourage healthy,
About Active Care: Active Care was developed to help patients reach
their goals as quickly as possible. Every patient has a functional goal, be that
to return to normal daily activities or continue training for a thru-hike along
the Appalachian Trail or a paddle on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Pain can be
a limiting factor, preventing you from reaching your goals, so our goal is to reduce
your pain by identifying and addressing the cause. Other times you may experience
a decrease or change in function. For example, lifting a grandchild or working overhead
may now be something you are finding difficult. There may be several reasons for
this new limitation and our goal is to identify the cause and address it.
In order to fulfill the needs of patients that suffered an injury or are in pain
we schedule a little extra time during patient visits. A typical initial visit at
Active Care is 60-90 minutes, a typical follow-up visit is 25-60 minutes. We value
the extra time we spend during the initial examination because this is our time
to find the root cause of your pain so we can treat it effectively. Follow-up appointments
are longer then average at Active Care because we understand that as the body heals
changes occur and thorough treatments lead to faster recovery times.
Medical evidence has shown that the best management for patients with neuromusculoskeletal
injures is for the patient to be actively involved in the treatment. We believe
in this philosophy so much we have named the clinic Active Care: terminology commonly
used in research to mean that the patient is actively involved in his or her own
treatment. For you, this means increasing your function and getting you moving as
much as possible and meeting your goals, be it a 15-minute daily walk or 15 mile
- MyNewsletterBuilder – Asheville, NC
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- Keller Williams Team Browne – Asheville, NC
Honesty: At Team Browne, you can be assured that every transaction
is conducted with the highest level of honesty and integrity. This is the root system
of our business and every communication is informed by these values.
Trailblazing: When 9 out of 10 real estate transactions begin online,
offering our clients cutting edge technology is not just convenient...it is critical.
From a website that provides easy searches to at-your-fingertips mobile apps, we
are committed to being trailblazers in real estate technology solutions.
Wayfinding: Your chances of success are increased when you have
a guide who has walked the trail many times. We have been licensed brokers since
1994. With capable footing, we have conducted hundreds of successful transactions
and have navigated every possible obstacle.
Guidance: Real estate should be both transactional...and personal.
During the buying or selling process, you may, at times, feel lost. We excel at
putting your mind at ease. We welcome questions and open communication. We always
want you to know where you are going!
Perseverance: Our real estate business has sustained the industryï¿½s
many peaks and valleys. We credit this to our love of the business and to sheer
endurance. We are not afraid of hard work and are not daunted by what may be over
the next hill. We are in this for the long haul. Know that you can count on us.
Responsibility: We have a responsibility to leave this community
better than we found it. At Team Browne, we have a focus on giving back. A new initiative
for us is to make a donation from each closing to help build a home through Habitat
- Blubus Clothing Company – Asheville, NC
Blubus Clothing Company was established in 2006 to bring some of the finest screen
printing services to Asheville and the greater Western North Carolina region. The
BluBus team is well trained in the printing industry. Weï¿½re dedicated to providing
you with superior products at unbeatable prices. Weï¿½re here for you, our customers,
every step of the way, helping your business grow alongside ours. Our friendly team
invites everyone over to the Bus Stop or give us a call. Thanks from all of us over
here at BluBus Clothing Company.
- Eagles Nest Outfitters Inc – Asheville, NC
In the summer of 1999, brothers Peter and Paul Pinholster decided to permanently
escape the traditional workplace and make hanging out their full time occupation.
They wanted a business that would challenge them creatively, but also allow them
to pursue a laid-back lifestyle.
They began as a small operation in Florida, planning to travel the East Coast in
a ramshackle minivan and sell hammocks at music festivals and community gatherings
along the way. In the early years, home was wherever the van was parked that night.
The brothers dedicated their days and nights to making and selling the most comfortable
hammocks in the world.
In a short time, the boys found themselves with more business than they could handle
from the van. Weary from a life on the road, they eagerly settled down in Asheville,
NC and continued growing the business into what is now a thriving company. Today,
they continue to supply the best hammocks and accessories to like-minded people
across the globe.
- FIREWALKER Hot Sauce Company
Franco, Founder of FIREWALKER Hot Sauce Company:
"I grew up loving spicy foods and I searched for a hot sauce with the perfect
combination of heat and flavor.
Too often I would find the sauces I tried were either barely hot enough to get my
endorphins going or they would be all heat and devoid of flavor. I made it my mission
to create what I had been craving.
The result is FIREWALKER Hot Sauce, the pure taste of citrus and garlic with a lucid
habanero kick; crafted from the freshest all natural ingredients to enhance every
bite, never to overpower.
I made the very first batch in a small apartment kitchen in Asheville, NC and we
are still committed to handmade small batch production with locally grown produce
to brighten and intensify your food.
FIREWALKER is proud to say we have No artificial Preservatives, No GMO's, No Sugar,
No need to refrigerate, No Reason Not to try out our vibrant Hot Sauce!
I am passionate about making every meal an adventure.
If you feel the same and are ready for a truly dynamic sauce, lets fire-walk together!"
SPREAD THE HEAT™
- Griffin Waste Services
Griffin Waste: A Family Business Built on Experience, Innovation, and Customer
Service: Griffin Waste Services, LLC began in April of 2002 in Asheville,
NC as a family operation by Mike, Margo and Chad Griffin. We started the business
with one new Mack roll-off and one new Ford F-450 with a Swaploader hook lift hoist.
During that first year we added another new Mack and a second new Ford. In 2004
we sold the two Macks and our 30-yard waste containers to focus on the 10-yard business.
We learned that the 10-yard containers were in great demand and we were able to
place them most anywhere without damaging property, unlike the larger dumpsters.
Over the years we have learned what customers are looking for in a service provider,
and we have focused on being the best, which has resulted in dynamic growth.
In late 2007 we used what we had learned about the business to see if our systems
could be replicated in another market, so we started an operation in Knoxville,
TN. After we got the Knoxville operation up and running under the management of
Mikeï¿½s nephew Ryan Norwood, we evaluated how much time and resources it takes to
learn what you need to know about markets and areas. We then decided to work on
franchising our business so we could teach people that already had knowledge of
the areas and markets to do what we had done.
Our first franchise operation began in 2010 in Charlotte, NC. Our second franchise
operation serves the Northern Kentucky (Cincinnati) area and also opened in 2010.
Our third and newest operation opened in Nashville, TN in May of 2011. We are working
hard every day to instill in each employee and associate of Griffin Waste Services
the attitude and ability to provide services that exceed our customerï¿½s expectations.
- ERA Sunburst Realty
Since 1974, the Sunburst "Family" has proudly served Western North Carolina and
after 40 years we are committed as ever to combining our local knowledge and experience
with the latest marketing tools and technology. Now affiliated with ERA worldwide,
we are able to stay relevant in an ever-changing economy with seamless mobile integration
and texting products, listing videos, agent connectivity and more so we can be responsive
to the needs of the consumer by thoroughly and accurately providing value added
information. To that end, we are committed to having the most informed broker /
agents, not just the most.
ERA Sunburst Realty has two offices: The Asheville office, located at 111 Central
Ave in the Chestnut Hill historic district, is run by Sid Border, a historic homes
specialist who lives in Montford with his wife Deanna and two boys; Caleb Coaplen,
who likes to play in a skirt (kayaking) and lives in the beautiful Bent Creek area
with his wife and newborn son; Ashley Rogers, a successful Charlotte broker with
strong Asheville and WNC roots; and Myrna Casey, a WNC native with a Vegas personality
and tons of real estate experience.
The Waynesville office has 15 agents with more experience and personality than you'll
find in your small town feed & seed.
If you're thinking of buying or selling real estate, we hope you'll consider ERA
Sunburst Realty. You will find that our specialists are totally committed to your
goals and have the tools to reach them.
- Local Flavor Asheville
We are locals, too, who live, work and play right here in Asheville and share the
common bond of loving and supporting all things local. Our story is not typical
but rather magical. Perhaps we were pulled together by the vortex thing we keep
hearing about? Back in October 2013 we came together at Startup Weekend and worked
tirelessly for 54 hours to create an idea for a new business. The judges of the
competition must have agreed that our app could go over big as they awarded us first
place! Having their validation in our back pockets we were off, charging from the
starting gates with Trevor Parker working his technical wizardry, Flori Pate designing
our logo and developing the look and feel of our brand, and marketing guru Ted Pate
driving us forward with his sage expertise.
We created this for the people but selfishly we wanted this app, too. Who doesn't
want to know the latest Daily Scoops in this awesome mountain town the second they
unfold? With new boutiques and restaurants opening daily and our thriving musicians
and artists showcasing in multiple venues and galleries we all deserve to be in
the know. We are proud to announce that this information is now available in a neat
little app called LocalFlavorAVL. Enough with the reading, go grab your Rocket Girl
and hop on the Purple Bus!
All things Asheville!
- Payment Collect
Integrated QuickBooks POS (Point of Sale) payment processing. QuickBooks Financial
payment processing solutions.