ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Track Club welcomes you to Asheville‘s favorite road race, the 32nd Annual Bele Chere 5K. The ATC expects over 1,500 runners to toe the line for our 32nd race as part of the Southeast’s largest free outdoor festival.
Race headquarters will once again be historic McCormick Field in downtown Asheville. The course will also remain the same as the past four years giving participants a true Asheville running experience.
Registration for the 2011 Bele Chere 5K Presented by Southeastern Sports Medicine and Fit Families Fun Run. Click HERE to go to the registration page.
Pre-registration will only be accepted online using imAthlete.com. Those new to this site will love the features this registration portal provides including an up-to-the minute list of registered athletes. For your convenience, we have prepared a tutorial to guide you through the registration process.
Race day registration will end at 7:30 a.m. for the 5K and 8:45 a.m. for the Fun Run
After July 1 and on race day – $30 (Additional service charges applied for online registration)
Current members of the Asheville Track Club will receive a $3 discount off the 5K entry fee through a discount code that can be used with online registration. Members will receive this code from an E Newsletter sent prior to the start of registration. This code can only be used once per person and is not valid for on-site registration on Friday or Saturday.
The entry fee for the Fit Families Fun Run is $8. Everyone running in the race must register for this event or the 5K.
One dollar from every entry will go to the Asheville Track Club’s Shoe Fund, which provides running shoes to disadvantaged students in Asheville and Buncombe County. An additional dollar will be donated to the Association for Retarded Citizens. Over the past four years, over $11,000 has been donated to these funds.
Friday, July 29
4:00-7:00 pm Packet Pick Up/Late Registration – Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, Max Street
Saturday, July 30
6:00-7:30 am Packet Pick Up/Late Registration – McCormick Field
6:00-8:30 am Fun Run Registration – McCormick Field
7:45 am Assemble for 5K Start – McCormick Place
8:00 am 5K Start – McCormick Place
8:45 am Assemble for Fun Run Start – Main Gate
9:00 am Fun Run Start
9:30 am 5K Awards Ceremony – Stadium Grandstands
The 2011 Bele Chere 5K Presented by Southeastern Sports Medicine will utilize electronic timing. A start pad will record all runners as they cross the start line. Per USA Track & Field rules, awards will be based on gun time.
Results will be posted on this web site by Sunday, July 31st and at www.setupevents.com.