Registration for the 2013 Bele Chere
On July 27, 2013, more than a thousand runners will line up on College Street in downtown Asheville for the start of what may be the historic final running of the Bele Chere 5k. It was recently announced that the future of the Bele Chere Festival itself is up in the air since the city of Asheville may no longer fund the production of the event, so this may very well be the final Bele Chere and the final Bele Chere 5k. The race is legendary and with 33 years of history it is the longest running 5k in Asheville. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this historic event, whether you’ve run the race twenty times in the past or if it’s something you’ve always had on your “to do” list.
The 2013 Bele Chere 5K Presented by Mission Health is one of the oldest and largest 5K road races in the region, registering over 1,400 runners in 2012. Race headquarters will again be in exciting Pack Square Park in the heart of vibrant downtown Asheville. The park stage area will be the site of the post-race celebration, including the finish of the Kid’s Fun Run and the awards ceremony.
Registration for the 2013 Bele Chere 5K is now open at IMAthlete.
THE 2013 WIRED MOUSE ATC GRAND PRIX STANDINGS
The 2013 Wired Mouse ATC Grand Prix has been updated through the Ramble Run. Click here to see the current standings.
THE TRIPLE CROWN IS BACK.. WITH EVEN BETTER PRICING THAN LAST YEAR
Due to the overwhelming success of the Asheville Track Club Triple Crown in 2012 we are bringing the program back for 2013. Sign up between now and May 11 and participate in all three of the ATC’s organized races. We’re better in 2013 because the price has gone down! The package fee for 2013 is $65 for the Ramble Run 12K, Bele Chere 5K and Thomas Wolfe 8K and $55 for the Ramble Run 5K, Bele Chere 5K and Thomas Wolfe 8K. Sign up by clicking this link.
BELE CHERE BEGINNING RUNNERS PROGRAM–IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN
The Spring edition of the Beginning Runners Program started on Tuesday May 14th but welcomes new participants until June 4 – It meets Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30PM and Saturday mornings at 9:30AM at Carrier Park near the picnic shelter. The cost of the program is $25.00 and no pre-registration is necessary. Any questions should be directed to Tom Kingsbury at 665-7526 or email email@example.com.
The program is truly a “Couch to 5k” program starting with 1 minute of running and 2 minutes of walking repeated 6 times. The program will be 11 weeks of training finishing with the running of the Bele Chere 5K. For more details about the program and training schedule go to BRP Program.
NEW THIS YEAR: Intermediate Training Program. This program will meet the same days and times as the BRP (Tues & Thur & Sat), and is designed for someone who has recently completed a 5K. This new program will be lead by Carol Zucca.
JOIN OR RENEW TODAY
If you are not already a member of the Asheville Track Club or if your membership has expired recently it’s time to join or renew your membership TODAY. New members will enjoy being better connected to the Western North Carolina running and walking community and renewing members will ensure that they continue to enjoy their connection to the community as well as significant savings at many local merchants. We offer online membership through Run Club Signup.com or you can send your paper membership application to the club.
THE 2013 WIRED MOUSE ATC GRAND PRIX
The 2013 Wired Mouse ATC Grand Prix schedule has been published. We hope that you are pleased with the new races that have been added to the schedule. Please be advised that the schedule could change so keep checking back to the Grand Prix page listed under Programs.
We are also pleased to announce that the Wired Mouse has agreed to sponsor the ATC again in 2013. The owner of the Wired Mouse has made a very significant financial commitment to the Grand Prix which allows us, in conjunction with race fees, to underwrite prizes and trophies for GP competitors. If you ever have a chance to shop at the Wired Mouse or to recommend the Wired Mouse to friends and family we hope you will. Cash prizes for overall winners are $500, $325, $200 for places 1,2, and 3. Masters and Grand Masters first and second place winners will receive $200 and $100. Age group prizes are $50, $35 and $20.
VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION PROGRAM
The Asheville Track Club appreciates your help and we want to show it by launching a new Volunteer Recognition Program. All ATC members in good standing are eligible to participate and will be recognized at the end of each year for volunteering a minimum of 5 hours at specified ATC/Grand Prix races and events. In addition, cash prizes will be awarded to the top volunteers with the most hours. How do you participate? It’s simple. Just click on the link to our
Google Doc, type your name, and record your hours! Need help?
Volunteer hours must be recorded within 30 days after each race or event.
If you have any questions please contact Kelly Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org
RAMBLE RUN AND TW8K PICTURES