Press releaseFrom Western North Carolina Aids Project
The Positive Prevention 5k/12k Presented by Merrill Lynch/ Bank of America will take place on November 4th, 2012. Both races will be run on closed roads within scenic Biltmore in Asheville NC. The event is also sponsored by Earthfare, Orasure, FootRx and Chi Running.
Proceeds will be used to expand HIV/AIDS prevention programs throughout 18 counties in Western North Carolina. See www.wncap.org for registration information.
The 12K will begin at 7:15 am, with the 5K to start at 7:30 am.
The 12K begins at Antler Hill Village and follows a gently rolling route, with one challenging hill, that goes in front of Biltmore House. Runners next enter the Walled Garden, pass by the Azalea Garden and lagoon along the French Broad River, and then finish by returning to the Winery. The 5K-course will be a flat, out and back course starting at Antler Hill Village and paralleling the French Broad River. Both routes have lots of tree cover and should be spectacularly colorful.
Chip timing will be used for both races. Participants will receive a finishers medal, long sleeve t-shirt and food from Earthfare. There will also be a raffle for prizes at the finish area. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in the following age groups, male and female, in addition to the first male and female finishers overall: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and up.
Spectators are required to purchase a ticket to enter the estate and watch the race from Antler Hill Village. They are available for $20 per person at packet pick-up at Doubletree Biltmore-Asheville, the official race hotel. Upgrades may be purchased for $25 to include a tour of Biltmore House.
There is no race day registration.
WNCAP is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to provide HIV-related services to the people of Western North Carolina through client support, prevention education and outreach, in a collaborative and financially responsible manner.