High-5-Danny Dreyer by Houck Medford

Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate founder and organizer, Daphne Kirkwood, is sending an invitation to all of the local Western North Carolina running community to join her and Danny Dreyer from Chi Running for a little running and chatting at:


Bent Creek Forest Area 

(Hard Times Trailhead) 

Saturday, November 23rd at 9am

Interested in learning more about training with Chi Running for the marathon or half marathon at Biltmore Estate? Have a  list of questions about the marathon or half marathon that you are dying to ask the race director? This casual and fun run is a great way to get all your questions answered about Chi Running group training, the marathon and newly added half marathon race at Biltmore Estate.

You too can take in the splendid natural beauty offered here, all the while getting your questions answered by Daphne and Danny about the upcoming Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate presented by Hunter Subaru, running in general, or whatever subject may come up. Sign up to train with the Chi Running group for either the marathon or half at this run too!

On its 6,000 acres of Pisgah National Forest soil lays a network of trails and roads that have made it a favorite of local mountain bikers, hikers, and runners, including Daphne herself.  “It’s wide forest service roads with a mixture of gravel and dirt are perfect training grounds for the upcoming marathon & newly added half marathon at Biltmore Estate,” says Kirkwood Take the opportunity to talk to Danny Dreyer from Chi Running  about the best ways to put some spring in your running performance, all the while staying happy, healthy, and injury free. Enjoy cavorting among other avid runners, like yourself, who like nothing more than lacing up their kicks and taking off (or slipping on a pair of Mizunos, if that’s what floats your boat). Yes, it truly will be an occasion of, by, and for runners. Everyone will meet up at 9:00 am at the Bent Creek (Hardtimes) parking area, available for use near the North Carolina Arboretum. Enjoy this video from last year’s Inaugural ‘Run with the Race Director’ and special guest Danny Dreyer from Chi Running.

Be sure when you’re planning your upcoming workouts to schedule an easy day for Saturday, November 23rd at Bent Creek with Daphne, Danny and others from the running community. Bring along your event questions, your great marathon & half marathon ideas and stories to share. Don’t miss out on this chance to partake in the camaraderie and wealth of information Daphne, Chi Running and others like yourself have to share. For more information contact events@iDaph.net