Race dates change each year so only months are listed below. Dates in red are sometimes targeted specifically by the Distance Demons. We leave all events on the calendar so you can get a feel for what may be happening all year. Some of these links may change or become inactive, so just do some research if needed. Event organizers are invited to contact us.
Blue Ridge Classic Fun Run Festival, April -- A fun set of races for kids in grades K-8. This is a fantastic new thing for the Asheville area. The Distance Demons club is a sponsoring partner.
AND Blue Ridge Classic, April 18 -- Takes place before the Fun Run events (see above). This one is for high school runners, something for Distance Demons to target later.
Cherokee Harvest 5K, Sep.
Thomas Wolfe 8K, Oct.
Rocket Run, Nov.
5K Dog Tag Dash, Nov.
Asheville Turkey Trot, Nov.
Girls on the Run 5K, Dec. For boys also!
Jingle Bell Run, Dec., Asheville
Reindeer Run 5K, Dec., Hendersonville
Resolution Run, Jan., Asheville
Hot Chocolate 10K, January, Asheville Also a one mile hill climb run for kids 12 and under.
Valentine 5K, February, Black Mountain
Frostbite 5K, February, Fletcher
Chilly Challenge 8K, February, Weaverville
Area Resources (and related things)
Asheville Track Club "Asheville’s Premier Running Club" and the home of the Distance Demons.
Girls on the Run Great organization, great mission. Girls involved in this should also consider the Distance Demons, especially girls who love distance running and have some extra motivation.
Should Kids Run Long? A thoughtful and comprehensive article. The answer, in short, is "yes" as long as kids are self-motivated for running, are not pushed too hard, and do not run distances too long. We do not encourage kids to run half or full marathons.
Youth Runner magazine
P.E. Lesson Plans "The first and only set of comprehensive lesson plans to help students make running fun while developing important movement skills." - New York Road Runners (they featured the Distance Demons in an article )
Quotations About Running:
Wild and Crazy Races:
Expedition Everest Challenge at Disney Animal Kingdom. "Umm, you locked up the lions, right?"