Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.4
(5 Ratings)  (5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.2
SCENERY
4.6
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
3
The Biltmore Kiwanis 15K & 5K Classic deserves to be on every runners bucket-list and will indeed be on every runners “best race” list. Nestled in the blue ridge mountains, the Biltmore Estate was built for George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and holds the record of being … MORE
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Recent reviews

    MarathonLito FIRST-TIMER '24

    Nice scenery within the private Vanderbilt estate. If you need spectators along the course to keep motivated this is not the race for you. Kudos to the volunteers that get … MORE

    Nice scenery within the private Vanderbilt estate. If you need spectators along the course to keep motivated this is not the race for you. Kudos to the volunteers that get up early to aid the runners at the water stops. I was lucky enough to win my age group and receive a little Biltmore glass that all the writing disappeared on after its first washing.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    1

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    RobinPatton FIRST-TIMER '24

    Best scenery of any other run I've done, hands down. Technically challenging (hills - 550FT elevation gain and humidity - 94%), but well worth the effort. Lots to do in … MORE

    Best scenery of any other run I’ve done, hands down. Technically challenging (hills – 550FT elevation gain and humidity – 94%), but well worth the effort. Lots to do in Asheville before/after the run. Event coordinators do an excellent (well organized) job. And running up to the Biltmore House and gardens is a real treat.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    JoeBarrett REPEAT RUNNER '24

    Easy in-n-out logistically, No traffic during the race, and lush vibrantly green landscapre. Very gentle rolling hills. The running surface is in perfect condition, both deer and wild birds parted … MORE

    Easy in-n-out logistically, No traffic during the race, and lush vibrantly green landscapre. Very gentle rolling hills. The running surface is in perfect condition, both deer and wild birds parted for our group of runners, it was mother nature gracefully in movement as we moved along the course in their neighborhood.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    drexler.arthur FIRST-TIMER '23

    This is a fun race and a fun distance. There are not many 15k races, which is part of the appeal here. The course can be challenging, as there are … MORE

    This is a fun race and a fun distance. There are not many 15k races, which is part of the appeal here. The course can be challenging, as there are long stretches of uphill, but the scenery is fantastic. You get to run right up and around the house, making for a great photo op. You also get to run through the gardens and down by the river.

    The course was mostly well marked, but some parts can be confusing. I think this could be improved. The prizes were ok, but nothing special. This is a charity run, so I would prefer the money go there anyway.

    This race is pricey, but a very cool course if you want to explore the Biltmore Estate.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    indigo4081 FIRST-TIMER '16

    Always great running through Biltmore with the gorgeous scenery. I did the 5K which was 2.5K out and then turn around, so there wasn't as much scenery as the 15K … MORE

    Always great running through Biltmore with the gorgeous scenery. I did the 5K which was 2.5K out and then turn around, so there wasn’t as much scenery as the 15K runners. The only issue with Biltmore is the price spectators have to pay just to enter the estate. It’s about $27-ish which is costly if your whole family comes to watch you run.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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