Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Cooler, It Will

Three Days & 5 Events In the Heart of Asheville
September 22-24, 2017

Our Sponsors

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Interested in being a 2017 vendor? Please review and submit our Vendor Application!

Community Sponsors

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Vendor Information

We have a weekend of vendor opportunities! If you want to get in front of thousands of people, this is the place! Simply review and submit our Vendor Application! We'll get back to you soon afterwards.

Individual Event Details

Click on each event in the Events Section on this website.

Event Schedule

Friday, September 22

  • The Happening - Packet Pick Up/Late Registration – 4PM - 7PM – Hi-Wire Big Top

Saturday, September 23

  • Location for all of the following: 140 Coxe Avenue
  • Packet Pick Up/Late Registration – 6:00-7:15 AM - ARX Half Marathon Only
  • ARX Half Marathon – 7:30 AM - View the Course Video!
  • Packet Pick Up/Late Registration – 4-6 PM
  • Asheville Brewing Super Hero Fun Run – 5:30 PM
  • The Pet Vet on Patton Super Dog Parade – 5:45 PM
  • Asheville Brewing Super Hero 5K – 6:00 PM

Sunday, September 24

  • Chasing Trail 8K Packet Pick Up/Late Registration – Richmond Hill Park - 7-8:30 AM
  • Chasing Trail 8K – 9 AM – Richmond Hill Park
  • Chasing Trail 8K After Party – 12PM - 3PM – Twin Leaf Brewery at 144 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Asheville Urban Odyssey – Rolling start times starting at 12 PM Hi Wire Taproom at 197 Hillard Ave View the Video!
The ARX Half Marathon

Refunds / Transfers / Switches / Changes

The Asheville Running Experience has a NO REFUND policy. However, we do offer partial discount codes for cancellations 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 30 days prior to the race date. If the event IS sold out, a discount code for 100% of your race registration fee will be offered until 14 days prior to the race date. Discount codes can be used to register for another Asheville Running Experience event and will be valid for 12 months after the event date.

You may transfer your registration to another participant up to 14 days prior to the race day with a $2 transfer fee. You may only transfer an entry in the same race. Email your transfer request to [email protected] with your original registration information, including confirmation number as well as the email address for the participant who will be taking your place. Emails must be received no later than Monday, September 11, 2017.

Use these links to transfer (coming soon):

Official Timing & Result Posting

We will use ChampionChip My-Laps timing with the timing chip attached to your race bib for the ARX Half Marathon, Asheville Super Hero 5K and Chasing Trail 8K. There will be a start pad to report your start time and we will use chip times to calculate the results and awards.

Live, unofficial results will be available during each race at Right on Time Productions.

Official results will be posted at after each race.


A portion of each entry fee will be donated to Eblen Charities as part of their Arby’s/Eblen Joyful Home for the Holidays program to provide food to area children over the holiday vacation.  Event participants will be able to make additional donations through the registration process.

At the Saturday afternoon Asheville Brewing Super Hero Fun Run, we will take three cans of food, which will be donated to Eblen Charities, in lieu of $3 off the entry fee.

In addition to these donations, we will be working with and providing funding to a host of area non-profit organizations that provide volunteers for the event.


We love our volunteers, who make the event possible. A majority of our volunteers will come from non-profit organizations. If you represent a non-profit looking for a fundraiser, please click HERE to view the opportunities available and register your organization.

If you are an individual, please also contact [email protected] and we will either assign you a position or put you in contact with one of the organizations involved with the event.


The Asheville Visitors and Convention Bureau has arranged for special rates at a number of hotels in the city. Please visit Explore Asheville for a complete listing of participating hotels and places to go and things to do including shopping, dining, entertainment, golf, music, arts, nightlife and more.

Event Day Parking

The Happening

  • TBD

Coxe Avenue Events

  • City owned parking garages are located on Biltmore Avenue at the Aloft Hotel (5 blocks from event site) and at the corner of Otis and Patton Avenue (5 blocks from event site). Street parking is available throughout the South Slope. Do not park in private parking lots or in front of driveways as your car will be towed.

Chasing Trail 8K

Asheville Urban Odyssey

  • There is a city owned lot available across the street from the Hi Wire Taproom at 197 Hillard Ave.

Race Happening & Packet Pick Up

The Happening is our very "Asheville" version of a Race Expo. Come grab your packet early, see some of our local performance artists, visit with our vendors and sponsors, and enjoy a bite to eat and craft beer.

The Happening will be happening, from 4 pm to 7 pm on Friday September 22nd.

Course Music

We all know that Asheville, NC has an amazing music scene! Our events wouldn't be complete without a handful of our best providing the soundtrack to your Asheville Running Experience! Visit the info pages for each of the eight musicians below to find out more about these artists, how to book them and, most importantly, to listen to a sampling of what you might hear as you race to glory!

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