The world is full of all sorts of challenges. Inequality, extreme weather and climate change, economic collapse, oil and water shortages, hunger, among many, many others. Over the last 50 years the human population has nearly tripled, and with that come epic challenges that we all must face as inhabitants of this beautiful planet. These challenges though cannot be overcome in a day, or two for the matter. It will take years and years of hard work. We may never see full solutions to these challenges. Ever.
Wait…. this post is meant to be light. It’s about challenges. So let me change the focus of our challenges to the good kind. Challenges we look forward to, challenges we take on with gusto. Challenges we set out to conquer!
I am a runner. My main goal today is to let you know about a new challenge for the running community. As the population grows, naturally the runner population grows. We are an ever growing and ever changing group. We are challenge seekers, and often find ourselves setting higher and higher standards for ourselves. We can, we will. Never give up. A few mantras I’ve heard lately.
In working with the running community and getting to know so many of you through running races and social media, my love for our sport has grown and grown. When I run a great race, I want to tell everyone about it. It’s really the reason I started blogging about my running in the first place. So, let me share with you some news about the Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate today.
This race has grown and grown in popularity in the last few years. Why? Location, swag, race course, yes, all of those. An amazing event which has sold out each year. For 2016, the races will be held on separate days. An exciting weekend event. The Half Marathon on March 12th. The Full Marathon on March 13th. But wait! (Herein lies the challenge I’ve eluded to) Run both! The Backyard to Vineyard Challenge. Run both races on back to back days.
IDaph Events, which puts on this fantastic event (among others), recognizes the need to reward runners of all kinds. They welcome the first time Half Marathoner, they welcome the very seasoned Marathoner. They don’t discriminate. This year they are recognizing those of us who love a challenge. The Asheville Marathon & Half is now offering special discounts to Marathon Maniacs and Half Fanatics who may just want to descend on Asheville and take on a new and exciting challenge.
Here are is details…. and discounts…
If you want to run just the Half, save $10 by using code “2016AVLHALFMARATHONMANIAC”
Want to run the Full? Save $20 using code “2016AVLMARATHONMANIAC”
Run both races? Take on the Challenge and save $30 using code “2016MANIACCHALLENGE”
I think it’s very cool when a race recognizes the running maniac/fanatic in each of us. These two groups consist of approximately 24,000 runners worldwide, and growing. So? What are you waiting for? Jump on the bandwagon and score some awesome discounts to run at the Biltmore Estate next year! They are celebrating us runners, so let’s take them up on it!
Check out all of the details on the race here: https://www.ashevillemarathon.com