Asheville Beer Race - Night Flight is a race at Highland Brewing Company located in Asheville, NC.
Produced by Gloryhound Events
SATURDAY, JULY 8th

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.

Please email general race questions to greg@gloryhoundevents.com

2016 RESULTS
2016 Overall   2016 Age Group
2015 Overall   2015 Age Group
2014 Overall   2014 Age Group

 Asheville Beer Race - Night Flight is a race at Highland Brewing Company located in Asheville, NC. Asheville Beer Race - Night Flight is a race at Highland Brewing Company located in Asheville, NC.

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 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!

COURSE

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.

 STUFF

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.


 SHUTTLES/PARKING
We have room for about 450 cars at the brewery. Car pooling is very much encouraged. 

 SCHEDULE

Race Start – 8:00 PM
Post Race Party – 8:30-11:30 PM

PACKET PICK-UP

Friday, July 7 4:00-7:00 PM – Highland Brewing Event Center
Saturday, July 8 5:00-7:30 PM – Highland Brewing Event Center

  RACE CAPS/LIMITS
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!

REGSITRATION (CLICK HERE)
Early Registration (February 1-28) - $28
Regular Registration (March 1-May 31) – $33
Late Registration (June 1-Race Day) – $43

REFUNDS/TRANSFERS
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.
                        
 PROCEEDS
100% of race proceeds will be directed to the Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation. We hope to foster development of the planned greenway along the Swannanoa River in east Asheville, which will eventually connect Azalea Park to the River Arts District. 

  SAFETY
The sun will set at 8:48 pm and there will be a 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.

  AWARDS

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.

  INFORMATION
The Highland Night Flight is a production of Glory Hound Events, in cooperation with the City of Asheville and Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation. Please contact Greg Duff at greg@gloryhoundevents.com with any questions.

TIMING
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.

POST RACE
There will be a post race party in the Event Center following the race with snacks, awards, live music, and lights.

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.

PARKING
Highland has room for about 450 cars at the brewery. Car pooling is very much encouraged

VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are being provided by the Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation. If you would like to help out at this event, please email info@parksgreenways.org

 

BIG THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!