Asheville Duathlon & Gravel Grinder Bike Race

3rd Annual Asheville Duathlon
+ 10k Trail Run + Du 4 Kids
+ Inaugural Gravel Grinder Bike Race!

Returning to the Biltmore Estate
Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Gravel Grinder Races start at 7:45 a.m. 

Duathlon, 10k and Du 4 Kids starts at 8:00 a.m.

Registration is now open

The event limited to only 750 participants for all the races. Sign up as an individual, or a 2—3 person relay team. Early registration is encouraged to reserve a spot.

Give meaning to your miles… Four charity spots are still available with TEAM FEAST!

2013 Avl Du HorsesFor the French aristocrat in all of us, this rough-cut, crown-emerald of a race sweeps participants through a mystical journey, back to a time, when the estate might have resembled an 15th century countryside plantation, complete with a game-stocked forest, working vineyards, and a cold mountain river rushing by. Racers on this day will be lords of the land they claim under fast plowing feet and spokes.

2014 Asheville Duathlon Race TeeAre you ready to for a premiere event at Biltmore Estate?! (Now with an additional set of races for 2015)  Also known as the Asheville Duathlon, this 5k road run, 10 mile off-road bike leg, and a final 5k packed dirt foot race returns to Biltmore in the fall of 2015. Our BRAND NEW 40 or 60 mile Gravel Grinder Bike Race takes you off road on these historic grounds all on Biltmore Estate property. We will keep the trail runner favorite 10k Trail Run on the schedule as well as the popular Du 4 Kids (run/bike). Join endurance athletes of all abilities on 7:45/8:00 am on Sunday, September 13th, 2015, and step to the start line, hearts booming in anticipation, to challenge mind and body while competing in the 3rd annual multi-sport event held at Biltmore Estate.

2014 Asheville Duathlon Runners at Lagoon


Race limited to 750 entries, secure your spot now!

DADwaitingWe encourage athletes of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels compete in our duathlon and prove that when you put your mind to something, anything is possible. The focus is on PARTICIPATION rather than competition, and to create an unbelievable experience for competitors, family, and the greater community at large! Create an opportunity to meet friends and other youth athletes who are interested and engage in the multi-sport lifestyle; providing a great social atmosphere in which lifelong friends can be found at club events, training rides, and races. Each athlete will receive a t-shirt,  goodies, and food at the event. 

2014 Avl Du BikersTeams

Register as Individuals or a 2-or-3-person team for the Asheville Duathlon! Individual and 2 person team entries for the Du 4 Kids.

Like sophisticated packs of high society fox hunters, on a never ending quintessential journey for the elusive quarry, racers can round up with their fellows and friends (in relay teams of 2 or 3) to prove their mettle or give the course a shot on their own.


2015RoyalTrifectaLogoAll for fun, and fun for all, this Biltmore Estate experience will surely be the stuff of legend. The gauntlet has been thrown down. The cup is up for grabs. Do you have what it takes to triumph over the ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE?

With a trinity of exquisite races at the Estate on our 2015 calendar, we take your Biltmore experience one step further by offering yet another test of will! If you can manage to finish ALL THREE of our 2015 races at Biltmore, you will be able to lay claim to the prizes that lie in wait for those with the grit to complete our Challenge.

The Asheville Marathon or Half (March 14th), The Kiwanis Classic 15k or 5k (May 17th), and The Asheville Duathlonu, 10k Trail Run, or inaugural Gravel Grinder Bike Race (Sept 13th).

Do you have what it takes to triumph over the ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE?



Deadline to register for the Royal Trifecta is July 24, 2015

2014 Avl Du PreEvent Winding

The Location

Biltmore is America’s largest privately-owned home. The 250-room French Renaissance-style chateau is located over 8,000-acres that include more than 80 acres of meticulously-tended gardens. Biltmore is a host to around one million visitors a year. To learn more about Biltmore, visit or call 877-BILTMORE.

2013 Avl Du RunRace Photographs

Race day photos will be provided by Paul Jackson Photography.
After the race, visit his website to view the images from the various legs of the race, and show your support by purchasing a few. Visit Paul Jackson Photography



Visit Avl Du + 10k Race Photos to see more about photography, and images from past years.

2014 Asheville Duathlon water stationRACING FOR A CAUSE: CHARITY PARTNERS

When multi-sport athletes participate in the race, they are not only competing for medals, but also are helping to fund Charity Partners.






This year’s Asheville Duathlon will benefit
FEAST Asheville.

We urge you to consider becoming an everyday-hero by running/riding and fundraising on behalf of FEAST. “DU what you can for a great cause” and make every mile count by creating a fundraising page at FEAST’S EVERYDAY HERO.

We really enjoyed being a part of the race and the donation from you all will do a lot to make sure we can provide quality programming all year!! The visibility in the community and then new connections we have made as a result of this partnership are even more valuable. Thank you!” — Kate Justen, FEAST (2014 Charity Partner)



Volunteers are the backbone of a terrific event experience. Sign up to donate 1 – 2 hours of your time helping to make the event run smoothly by counting laps, helping at registration, and other useful tasks.  All volunteers will receive yummy food, a tee-shirt and will get to enjoy in all the event festivities by supporting FEAST, our Charity Partner! It’s easy to sign up, just click, enter your email for confirmation, and choose your spot!


If you prefer not to use your email address, or have trouble signing up, please contact us to sign up manually.


For information on sponsoring the Du the Asheville Du + 10k Trail Run on Biltmore Estate, contact To see, and thank our sponsors by supporting them back, view OUR SPONSORS PAGE.

AvlDuPintGlass-AwardsFor Registration Fees, Awards, Categories, Guidelines and Rules, please visit our Pre-Event Info & FAQs page. Course details and route information are on our Course Info & Maps page.

Overall and age group awards are nifty Race Pint Glasses this year for individuals and teams! All participants will receive a specially designed custom race tee and goodies from our race sponsors. Du 4 Kids has its own Awards for the young athletes.