Experience some of the best road running in Asheville with The Flying Squirrel Ten Miler, Asheville's premier 10 Mile road race. Enjoy the ease and convenience of a road race with the spectacular views and seclusion of a mountain race. The race starts and finishes just blocks from downtown Asheville and then promptly takes runners on the winding roads of Town Mountain. Participants will enjoy shaded mountain roads typically only used by locals, such as the beautiful Sunset Drive and Patton Mountain Road. One thing about The Flying Squirrel Ten Miler is sure: you've got to "earn" those views. The Southern Appalachians are hilly and so is The Flying Squirrel Ten Miler.
The course features five miles of gradual uphill and five miles of gradual downhill with a bit of flat at the beginning and end. Runners will gain over 1,400' and lose over 1,400' throughout the 10 mile long course. Check out our Course Description for a course map, elevation profile, and turn-by-turn instructions.
Asheville is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife, including white squirrels, black bears, and fox. Yes, there are white squirrels that live on the course that sometimes make an appearance. A portion of race proceeds to go towards conserving the endangered Carolina Flying Squirrel.
Brought to you by the same race organizers that bring you the Asheville Turkey Trot (now in its 20+ year) and the Shut-In Ridge Trail Run (now in its 40+ year), The Flying Squirrel Ten Miler is committed to providing the absolute BEST experience for each and every participant!
Our Aid Stations (a minimum of three spaced on the course) are fully stocked with all the basics, plus some extra goodies. Cross the finish line and you will be greeted by spectators and a bunch of other runners.
Once you catch your breath you'll have the chance to enjoy post-race refreshments, hang out with race-day vendors, or visit the local businesses located just 1 block away.
What's Included With Your Registration?
Registrants are guaranteed the following:
- Custom Flying Squirrel Ten Miler Shirt
- Legit Post Race Food
- Fully Stocked Aid Stations
- Coupons/Giveaways from our sponsors
- Custom Race Bib
- Professionally Timed Chip Time
- Finishers Metal (pending inventory)
- Spectacular Views of Asheville (weather permitting)