- 10K Registrants: 268
- Kids Races Regs: 7
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- This year's race is CAPPED AT 1100 10K RUNNERS.
- Each 10K runner will receive a stylish long sleeve shirt and possibly more!
Thank you to Our 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:
98.1 The River / 96.5 HD2 – 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.
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 it’s a pretty reasonable goal.
Because let’s be honest, some food has become really unhealthy in the last few decades.
Whether it’s junk food, fast food, processed food or all three combined, finding
the healthy choice amongst so much clutter can be challenging. And, that’s why they’re
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
don’t 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, they’re all banned from any products sold in our stores!
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!
Falafel 5K – Asheville, NC
This fun, family-oriented race will begin and end at Congregation Beth Israel at
229 Murdock Avenue. The course travels through the picturesque neighborhoods of
Norwood Park and North Asheville. All proceeds from the Falafel 5k will be benefit
the scholarship funds of the Asheville Jewish Community Center programs. The Asheville
Jewish Community Center strengthens Jewish identity, celebrates Jewish culture,
and builds community.
'T-Bone' Arem, M.Ed. - America's Health & Fitness Ambassador
'T-Bone' Arem, M.Ed. - America's Health & Fitness Ambassador: "Running excites,
inspires and enriches children as it teaches them important life lessons like discipline,
coordination, teamwork and self-esteem. The best part of being T-Bone is seeing
the children's smiles as they cross the finish line. I feel very fortunate to be
playing a role in many families lives through fitness. That is the kind of contribution
that makes my job so fulfilling!"
We give everything we’ve got, then go back for more. No doubts, no holding back,
no giving in. From the court to the catwalk, the stadium to the street, whatever
the game, we play the same way. Heart over head. Inclusion over ego. United by passion,
we go all in.
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
For over 17 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 BRO’s
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!
The Adventure Collective – Asheville, NC
About the Adventure Collective The Adventure Collective is a collection of people,
information, and organizations with outdoor adventure at the core. Currently, you
will find information on 200+ outdoor adventures in Asheville, NC; Boone, NC; Charleston,
SC; Chattanooga, TN; and soon the Smoky Mountains. Our goal is simple-to hook you
up with the best local outdoor adventure and to put a smile on your face. This resource
is completely 100% free and sponsor supported. Enjoy!
Asheville Pediatric Dentistry – Asheville, NC
Specialized dentistry for infants, children, and adolescents, including those with
Asheville Pediatric Dentistry is committed to providing the highest quality dental
care for your child. Our compassionate team provides dental care to kids of all
ages that is individualized and unsurpassed in an environment that is fun and memorable.
We encourage you to be a part of the process and welcome you to accompany your child
during their visit with us. We have designed our office to put you and your child
at ease and hope you find it as fun and relaxing a place as we do.
Limones * Mexican and California Cuisine – Asheville, NC
Long before working and training under some of San Francisco’s most talented chefs,
Hugo Ramirez was raised on the intense and varied flavors native to his hometown
of Mexico City. In fact, he still calls on his mother for the secrets of traditional
Mexican dishes, which he reinvents in innovative and surprising ways. At Limones,
Hugo’s love of Mexican food is combined with his training in french-influenced California
Ridge Pediatric Dentistry – Asheville, NC
Our goal is to be a dental practice that your children look forward to visiting.
Our Team is committed to providing every child with a positive experience while
rendering excellence in oral health care.
Blue Ridge Pediatric Dentistry is committed to providing our patients with dental
care in a fun and comfortable setting. To us, going to the dentist is about more
than having teeth cleaned or cavities filled. Dr. Knechtel’s experience in dentistry
is coupled with genuine concern for his patients. We believe that a partnership
between our office and our parents will encourage our patients to maintain an overall
healthy and happy smile.
We are pleased that you are interested in our practice and hope this website will
help answer your questions and familiarize yourself with the office.
Racquet Club – Two locations in Asheville, NC
Two locations in Asheville make it convenient for you and your family to stay active
together. We are a family oriented facility providing services from youth age groups
to seniors. Our facilities are designed to provide you with the best tennis, fitness,
golf, soccer and swim in our area. All the activities are customized with your goals
in mind. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is here to answer your questions and
personalize your workout. We want ARC to be your home away from home where families
can make memories that last a lifetime. Our clubs are the perfect place to relax,
meet new friends, visit with old friends and get into the best shape of your life.
ARC South: Founded in 1974, ARC South was the first major club
in WNC to be devoted primarily to tennis. During the four decades since its inception,
the Club has played a major role in the game of tennis in the community.
ARC Downtown: The Asheville Racquet Club Downtown is located at
on the property of the Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort and offers tennis, fitness,
a 9-Hole Golf Course and Swimming for members and guests of the hotel.
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!
Mellow Mushroom – Asheville, NC
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is a pizzeria that started in Atlanta, Ga, and specializes
in pizza, but also serves calzones, hoagies, salads, and appetizers. Pizza is sold
in three sizes, but slices are available during lunch and late night at some locations.
Some Mellow Mushrooms deliver; those that do not have a pick-up option. They often
feature a large selection of beer, typically 20-40 beers on draft and 50 or more
bottles. Each store is decorated differently and sometimes there is a unifying theme
to the artwork. Tie-dye and colorful mushrooms are a common theme for locations.
Some stores occasionally feature live music, trivia competitions, or bingo. Many
of the locations participate in a beer-purchase loyalty program called Beer Club.
The franchise aims to give customers a "relaxing yet eclectic dining experience"
with "easygoing atmosphere and funky decor" Mellow Mushroom also sells branded merchandise
and clothing on their website Mellow Gear and at stores.
Asheville Pediartic Associates – Asheville, NC
We are a group of Pediatricians and a Physician Assistant, practicing in Buncombe
County. At Asheville Pediatrics, we have a strong commitment to serving your child's
needs. All of our doctors are Board Certified and specialize in diseases of children
from birth through age 21 years. Our office is open Monday through Friday evening
so that we can be available to care for your child.
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
Street Animal Hospital – Asheville, NC
Charlotte Street Animal Hospital in Asheville is a full service veterinary facility
that will meet all of your pet veterinary needs, even pet chiropractic care. Our
veterinarians provide you and your pet with a professionally designed pet wellness
programs that include vaccinations, parasite prevention, and behavior training.
In addition to preventative wellness care, we also provide medical treatment for
pets that have suffered an illness or injury. Our animal hospital welcomes exotic
animals, birds, "pocket pets" such as rabbits and ferrets, and of course dogs and
InvigorAshe | Attaining, Sustaining and Restoring Fitness, Nutrition and Health
Invigor™ashe (www.invigorashe.com) is a free site dedicated to an active &
healthy lifestyle for the Asheville area. We are a valuable resource for compelling
and engaging information to help with everyday lifestyle decisions. Our original
content is centered in four components: fitness, nutrition, health maintenance,
and physical rehabilitation. Invigor™ashe is Asheville’s dynamic resource
for an active & healthy lifestyle.
Madaris Windows and Siding, LLC
Since 1957, the Madaris name has earned a reputation for outstanding value, while
supplying our home improvement customers the highest quality and service available
in the Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee areas, along with Ringgold, Atlanta,
and surrounding Georgia areas - and now ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA!!! You will be
glad you chose us!
Madaris Siding and Windows will evaluate your needs and recommend permanent solutions
for your home improvement projects with an exact cost not just an estimate.
Fired Up! Creative Lounge – Asheville, NC
Looking for things to do in Asheville AND Hendersonville? We are proud to announce
Fired Up! Creative Lounge has acquired "Express Yourself Studio" in Hendersonville.
Now we have two locations offering opportunities to create beautiful, custom-designed
pottery and ceramics, even if you've never done it before. It's easy and rewarding,
and makes the perfect gift!
Voted "Best Paint Your Own Pottery studio in Asheville" by WNC Parent Magazine's
"Family Choice Awards", Fired Up! Creative Lounge offers something for everyone.
Choose from a large selection of pre-fired bisque items ranging from contemporary
tableware, mugs, and noodle bowls to funky figurines, piggy banks, critters and
monsters! In addition, our Hendersonville store offers mosaics, clay modeling and
a pottery wheel. And, we are excited to bring a new, wide selection of bisque items
to the Hendersonville store. Make plans to come in and see!
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™
Marcie – The Balloon Fairy – Asheville, NC
Marcie – The Balloon Fairy is our local award winning children's
entertainer that will be magically appearing at her 1st Hot Chocolate Run to do
interactive colorful balloon art. With over 1200 appearances, she's experienced
with working with families on multiple levels from creating fun family memories
with mega balloon swords, helping them to connect to the world as host families
for foreign exchange students and empowering them with peace of mind with getting
their all important Will done as a Legal Shield Associate.
Marcie – The Balloon Fairy, is passionate about bringing happiness to all
around her. Find her on FaceBook at
www.FaceBook.com/MarcieTheBalloonFairy for event locations and to view her
latest balloon delivery masterpieces! Call 828-423-2030 to connect with Marcie –The
When it comes to protecting what’s most valuable to you, don’t settle on second
best. ADT is America's #1 security provider for home and business. It was the first
home security company in America and now helps protect more than 6 million customers
in North America. Whether you are welcoming a new family member into your home or
looking to replace outdated security monitoring, ADT has the latest equipment and
a knowledgeable service team to deliver the best protection possible. ADT's customer
monitoring centers are running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help protect your
home and family. With an ADT monitored alarm system, your home is connected to a
comprehensive network of command centers located throughout the United States so
your home is never alone. The advanced home security technology along with the expertly
trained professionals who back it up exhibit ADT's dedication to protecting customers.
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.
MyNewsletterBuilder – Asheville, NC
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Asheville Yoga Center – Asheville, NC
The Asheville Yoga Center is a community center dedicated to offering all styles
of hatha yoga to the public. We have classes perfect for total beginner's through
advanced. We have classes for those in rehabilitation, or those who have been away
from their yoga practice for a while and need some inspiration. We offer the finest
yoga workshops, retreats and teacher trainings.
Hatha Yoga is the balance of body, mind and breath. This system which combines poses
with the breath, (asana and pranayama) is said to be thousands of years old, originating
in India. All bodies, however handicapped, can do yoga and reap the benefits: better
posture, more overall comfort in the body, more flexibility, more strength, better
breathing, better concentration, and an improved sense of peacefulness.
It is the mission of Asheville Yoga Center to provide the highest education of Yoga.
All of our teachers teach with compassion and acceptance. Love is the aim of Yoga,
and we at the Asheville Yoga Center strive to walk in that Love at all times.
Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe – Asheville, NC
MISSION STATEMENT: A gathering of books on diverse subjects that seem important
to the educational benefit of the reader. A gathering of people who are drawn to
peaceful coexistence and the realization that knowledge is more valuable than money.
A place for readers who concern themselves with humanity and her development. A
place where good reads, good company, good music and the best coffee complete the
picture. A place where the books are the stars. A place where the reader and the
book meet and a journey begins.
Parsec Financial – Asheville and Charlotte, NC
Our mission is to help you set financial goals; make sound investments in accordance
with those goals, and to manage your investments over the long term, always keeping
your objectives in sight.
Meeting our mission requires objectivity and independence. This is why we provide
wealth management on a fee-only basis. Unlike broker-dealers, we do not sell insurance
or investment products, nor do we receive commissions in exchange for recommending
certain products. Instead, we earn our fees as a Registered Investment Advisor who
must at all times act independently and exclusively in your interest.
This means that as our client, you have our exclusive allegiance. Your interests
will never be compromised by the incentive of a commission or a limited selection
of products and services. Our success is driven by yours.
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
Mike’s 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 customer’s 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.
– The Foot Sanctuary & Shop
At Wake we strive to provide you with an atmosphere of personalized attention, service,
and care. Leave your to-do lists at the door and enjoy a unique experience of repose
and well being. All of our foot soaks are handmade for you using local apothecary
products, soaps, pure oils, and salts.
If you are interested in adding a massage, our talented licensed massage therapists
can certainly provide you with a tailored treatment offered across one or more of
the three major tension holding areas (the feet & lower legs, the head, neck & shoulders,
or the hands & lower arms). We are more than happy to help you select or customize
an experience that meets your needs. All YOU have to do is sit back, relax, and
be pampered to the fullest by caring professionals.
In our shop next door you will find locally made jewelry, natural hand-poured candles,
as well as sensuous body care products. It is our desire to provide the utmost level
of service and comfort, whether you are coming in for a foot soak & massage or visiting
our boutique next door. Stop by for a visit or call ahead to enjoy a truly unique
Charles J. DePaolo, M.D. Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstructive Surgery
– Asheville, NC
Our office specializes in Sports Medicine, Joint Reconstruction, and Shoulder, Hip
and Knee Arthroscopy and Replacement.
We also treat work-related injuries and provide independent medical evaluations
and second opinions.
Our extensive physical therapy department provides pre and post-operative therapy,
work conditioning, Isokinetic testing, functional training programs, Aquatic Therapy,
and more. Call us and see the difference.