Running and CrossFitting are two popular ways Asheville residents stay fit. Advocates on both sides maintain their workout is the best, but both forms of fitness confer benefits.
It is not uncommon for area athletes to chase their workouts with a beer. A look at what health experts say about this combination, and whether drinking after a workout cancels out its benefits.
Touted as one of the area’s first trail running races, the event started 15 years ago as a fundraiser for the DuPont State Recreational Forest.
Asheville, N.C., Voted Worst Place to be a Runner! Well, not exactly the worst place to be a runner by any means. To be fair, Asheville is probably one of the greatest cities in the world to be a trail runner. I happen to be training for a road race, though, and that requires pounding […]
The world headquarters for ChiWalking/Running occupy a quaint two-story house adjacent to Interstate 240 in downtown Asheville. “People think we’re a $5 million or $10 million business. We’ve had people come from other countries and they’re like, ‘This is it?’” says Katherine Dreyer, co-founder and CEO of ChiRunning. Danny Dreyer, her husband and ChiRunning co-founder […]
Here’s your weekly dose of outdoors adventures — short and sweet this week. Save The Trails Challenge, hosted by the Pisgah Area SORBA, will be taking place at DuPont forest on Saturday. This is one of the best trail networks on the East coast. Join mountain bikers from around the region in a semi-competitive event with 25 […]
If you are looking for something to satisfy that outdoor itch this weekend, we might just have you covered. The weather is shaping up to a be little cooler than average, so take this opportunity to beat the summer heat and enjoy this out-of-season polar vortex. We’ve gathered a list of some events taking place […]
The 36th running of the Thomas Wolfe 8K race drew hundreds of runners out on a stunning fall morning Oct. 20. Runners looped around the Wolfe gravesite in Riverside Cemetery. (Photos by Bill Rhodes)
From Linville to the foot of the Mile High Swinging Bridge on Grandfather Mountain, it’s just a five-mile run. But perhaps because the route has an 1,568-foot elevation change — they call this race “The Bear.” Asheville’s Matt Morse won the men’s division, taking the course in 32 minutes and 17 seconds. (photo by Skip Sickler)
It’s race season again, and on Saturday, April 2, the Western Carolina Physical Therapy Student Association hosts its third annual 5K race.
I am a trail runner! As of recently. Very recent. Okay, just in the last few weeks, if we must be honest. Not so long ago, you would have found me plodding around my neighborhood in my slow-but-steady pace or making the occasional foray to Carrier Park or the treadmill at my local Y. But […]
Two long-running November events need sponsors: The Shut In Ridge Trail Run and Turkey Trot
Among its many mysteries, the human mind’s ability to remember only the good times seems particularly profound. All those late-night-study sessions and supposedly do-or-die grades in graduate school? I can’t recall a single one. But I’ve got all the details you need on football tailgates, basketball victory parties and other such celebratory endeavors. The proof’s […]