BLAZING ASHEVILLE!   Leave a comment

Liv has put together a plan for our trip to Asheville. Yay! It is time to figure who is in and get some rooms & tables reserved. Drop me a note if you are planning on coming. We can also chat about it before the run next Tuesday.

The Soles BLAZE Asheville in preparation for the BRR!

Leave for Asheville: It’s up to you if you want to arrive in Asheville Fri. July 15 or Sat. July 16. We should definitely CARPOOL. Perhaps we could meet closer to trip to plan carpooling.

Return: Sun. July 17

LODGING (search hotel website for more details)

All lodging offers group rates we may want to check into!

High End:

Hotel Indigo $304 a night (for all you High Rollin’ Soles!)

Mid Range: $69- $109 a night

Marriott Downtown

Days Inn

Holiday Inn

Low Range:

Sweet Peas Hostel $28 a night

Bon Paul & Sharky’s Hostel rates:


One Bunk, One Night- $24

Discount Group Rates for 4 or more people- Call

Private Room- $65

Camping- $15/person

Linens – $FREE


Fri: Soles will be arriving at all different times, with time to scope out downtown, hopefully. For those Soles arriving on Friday night, let’s all plan to dine together @ 8:30, downtown, restaurant to be announced.


  • BYOB (not Beer – BREAKFAST, silly!)…. But BYOBEER for the evening, if you’d like!
  • 9 am – 10 mi run on the SHUT IN Trail in Pisgah National Forest
  • Noon- all Soles should have completed run
  • LUNCH downtown (somethin’ CHEAP!)
  • Time to recoop in the hotel/motel/hostel….. Maybe you’re lucky enough to have a HOT TUB! Yeah!
  • 6p-Sole dinner at the Laughing Seed Vegetarian Restaurant downtown
  • Live Bluegrass at the Jack of the Wood, downstairs from Laughing Seed


  • BYOB
  • Cars will need to be placed downtown, for the finish this mornin’. We’ll work out those details later.
  • 9a: Begin run on Blue Ridge Parkway. This is the last leg of the relay. 6.8 miles HARD all DOWNHILL. (Should balance out all the hills on the SHUT IN yesterday!)
  • Complete run finishing in downtown Asheville.
  • LUNCH downtown
  • Showers possibly at hotels or YMCA
  • Cars retrieved from start of run.
  • Back to CHAPEL THRILL!!

Posted June 21, 2011 by yoda in Uncategorized

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