Night Flight


Join us as we celebrate our 8th year of supporting greenways in our community. The Highland Brewing Night Flight returns Saturday, July 16th, ready to race with our 4.5-mile East Asheville course takes runners through the Asheville Golf Course, through the Beverly Hills neighborhood (where you will be showered with cheers, and maybe sprinklers, from the residents) and past the WNC Nature Center before finishing back at Highland Brewing Company.

The post-race party and awards ceremony will be in the Meadow at Highland Brewing. Dressing up is always encouraged, and there will be beer waiting at the finish line for runners 21+!

100% of race proceeds go to the development of greenways in Asheville and Buncombe County through Connect Buncombe. Produced by Glory Hound Events.

Race Time: 7:30 PM

Registration and Entry Fees

  • April 1-May 31 – $28
  • June 1-June 30 – $33
  • July 1-Race Day – $38
  • Add a shirt (tee or tank) to each level for $11

Packet Pickup and Late Entry 

Friday, July 15 – 4:00-6:00 PM – Highland Brewing Meadow

Saturday, July 16 – 5:30-7:15 PM– Highland Brewing Meadow

Course Information 

The Highland Brewing Night Flight rolling course will take you from Highland to the Beverly Hills neighborhood of East Asheville and through 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 its end where you will meet up with a trail leading back to the brewery and the finish line in the Meadow.

The course will be staffed with volunteers and police throughout. Reflective clothing and other blinking lights are encouraged but not required.

While the course is not designed for walkers, walkers who can maintain a minimum pace of 15 minutes per mile are welcome!

Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome to participate.

Course Map
Course Map On Strava
Highland Night Flight Cue Sheet

Additional Information

Swag – Runners are able to purchase a special, one-time race shirt (tee or tank) during online registration to mark the occasion in addition to the race registration for $11. The deadline to register and guarantee your shirt size is July 1.

Photos – Click below to see photos from the 2021 race, courtesy of our friend, Paul King.

2021 – Part 1

2021 – Part 2

2021 – Part 3

Proceeds – 100% of race proceeds will be directed to Connect Buncombe for the development of greenways in Asheville and Buncombe County.

Parking – Highland has room for about 300 cars at the brewery.  Carpooling and ride-sharing are very much encouraged. Please do not park on the driveway leading to the brewery.

Cancellations and Transfers – Highland Brewing has a NO REFUND policy. To transfer your registration, visit the registration page.

Volunteers – We are really excited to once again be partnering with Connect Buncombe this year.  This greenway advocacy group will be providing the course marshals and aid station volunteers for the race.  If you would like to volunteer to assist them, please click HERE to register for your spot This is a fun race to help with and you get a free beer afterward.