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The Chilly Challenge and the Chili Challenge...what's the difference??


An 8K race and 1-mile chili chase fun run taking place at North Buncombe Middle School in February, typically a cold, or "chilly" time of year.


A chili-cooking contest held on the same day as the Chilly Challenge.  Also:  A play on words with the word "chilly". :)  We all know that chili is best when it's chilly!

First, the race (chilly!) ...    then the  lunch (chili!).  
Our Chilly Challenge has something for everyone  ...  
Run,     Cheer,    Taste,    Vote,    Eat! 

Race registration includes a post-race bowl of chili and fixings. 

Race spectators / supporters can pay $5 at the door, which includes a bowl of Luella's Bar-B-Que chili, topping and cornbread or a biscuit, and a drink....AND samples of the chilis entered in the cook-off!

A vegetarian/vegan option is available!

Thanks to generous support, Luella's Bar-B-Que  chili will be served.