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The Chilly Challenge 8K starts and finishes at North Buncombe Middle School.  The race begins at the school and travels up the hill behind the football stadium.  (Please be aware of the speed bumps along this road.)

The course follows Dula Springs Rd. downhill to North Buncombe School Rd. to Evening Shade Drive, where runners have an opportunity to cheer each other on with an out and back.

Next up is a straight and fairly flat stretch, then loop around the North Windy Ridge School campus, returning via North Buncombe School Rd.  The race finishes with a short uphill push back to the entrance of North Buncombe Middle School. 



The 1-Mile Chili Chase Fun Run starts and finishes at North Buncombe Middle School.
Runners proceed out of the school's front parking lot, making a left hand turn to go out and back behind the football stadium.
Then runners head down the hill to the campus main entrance, making a U-turn for an uphill sprint to the finish line!



1-Mile Chili Chase ends well before the 8K finish


There are two water stations along the route and the 8K course is partially open to limited traffic.

Please be mindful of traffic, stay to the right side of the road as much as possible and do not run more than two (2) abreast if you can help it. Avoid the middle of the road and run in the direction of traffic.


Police will be stationed at all major intersections and will limit traffic entering the race course. Volunteers will be at all other intersections.   In case of emergency during the race, please notify the nearest volunteer and call 911.