A new 10k race with a unique course, starting at the Asheville Outdoor Center (near Carrier Park) and traveling the French Broad Greenway and up into West Asheville. Here is additional information about the race and Consider Haiti, the organization that benefits from the race.
The Hotter than Haiti 10K will be taking place on Saturday, August 11th @ 8:00 AM. The race starts and finishes at the Asheville Outdoor Center along the river and near Carrier Park and the campground.
The race will benefit “Consider Haiti” – or most recently known as Mission Manna. We recently changed the name to Consider Haiti to avoid further local confusion with Manna FoodBank and Mission Hospitals.
Consider Haiti is a 10+ year old local volunteer driven organization focused solely on improving children’s health in Haiti. We work primarily in the Montrouis area of Haiti and strive to achieve our goals by:
- taking two medical trips per year (all paid for by the individual volunteers);
- sustainable nutrition (in the form of goats, rabbits, and a host of crops we are growing);
- Community Health agents (all Haitians) that work ad check in with the sickest families/children, and
- Clean water programs- using biosand water filters.
Race timing will be handled by Right on Time Productions. Here is a description of the course (followed by a map):
Official route of the first annual Hotter than Haiti 10K – August 11, 2012 8:00 AM. Race starts and finishes at the Asheville Outdoor Center. The course is mostly along the French Broad River and Hominy Creek including an out and back on the Hominy Creek Greenway in West Asheville.
The Asheville Police Department is fully on board and have approved this route. In addition, we will have two police officers along the 100 yard section of the course on Shelburne Road.
The only roads the course runs on is Shelburne Road (about 100 yards) and Hominy Creek Road.
Here is a map of the course (click on the image to access the interactive version at WalkJogRun.net):