This race is part of the Asheville Track Club Grand Prix series for 2013. I’ve done this two of the three times it’s been held (2010 and 2012). It’s an interesting course that includes about a mile of running on an old abandoned black top runway nestled way back in DuPont Forest. Much of the race has featured forest service roads and some double-track trails in the past. I wouldn’t describe the race as technical, but it has its share of hills. The race director has said there will be some new trail sections in 2013 but I don’t have any details on that yet. What I do know: race starts at 8:30 and each runner will get a Brooks tech shirt and a pair of Diamond brand socks.
DIRECTIONS TO DUPONT HALF MARATHON
Take I-26 to Exit 40 (the airport), and take Highway 280 to Pisgah Forest. Turn left on US 64 in Pisgah Forest. Travel east on US 64 for 3.7 miles to a stoplight. Turn right on Crab Creek Road and continue 4.3 miles and turn right on Dupont Road. Go approximately 1/2 mile, then left on Sky Valley Road. Go approximately 2 miles to parking lot on right hand side.
Online registration is available at Active.com. Fore more information, visit the race website.