The Flying Squirrel Ten Miler

Sat June 4, 2022 Directions

The Flying Squirrel Ten Miler

$70 $65 7:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration ends June 2, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

*NEW: Register by May 15 to guarantee your free race t-shirt (see shirt design here). Be one of the first 225 registered and we'll throw in a free custom Flying Squirrel Ten Miler water bottle from Specialized. Act fast - bottles are limited to the first 225 registrants!*

Experience some of the best road running in Asheville with The Flying Squirrel Ten Miler, Asheville's premier 10 Mile road race. Enjoy the ease and convenience of a road race with the spectacular views and seclusion of a mountain race. The race starts and finishes just blocks from downtown Asheville and then promptly takes runners on the winding roads of Town Mountain. Participants will enjoy shaded mountain roads typically only used by locals, such as the beautiful Sunset Drive and Patton Mountain Road. One thing about The Flying Squirrel Ten Miler is sure: you've got to "earn" those views. The Southern Appalachians are hilly and so is The Flying Squirrel Ten Miler. 


The course features five miles of gradual uphill and five miles of gradual downhill with a bit of flat at the beginning and end. Runners will gain over 1,400' and lose over 1,400' throughout the 10 mile long course. Check out our Course Description for a course map, elevation profile, and turn-by-turn instructions.


The race will Start at 7:30AM on Saturday June 4, 2022. The race also Finishes at this same location.


Asheville is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife, including white squirrels, black bears, and fox. Yes, there are white squirrels that live on the course that sometimes make an appearance. A portion of race proceeds to go towards conserving the endangered Carolina Flying Squirrel. 

About Us

Brought to you by the same race organizers that bring you the Asheville Turkey Trot (now in its 20+ year) and the Shut-In Ridge Trail Run (now in its 40+ year), The Flying Squirrel Ten Miler is committed to providing the absolute BEST experience for each and every participant!

Aid Stations

Our Aid Stations will have water and Tailwind drink mix. Cross the finish line and you will be greeted by spectators and a bunch of other runners.

Finish Zone

Post-Race: Once you catch your breath you'll enjoy post-race refreshments including complimentary beer from award winning Asheville brewery Hi-Wire, amazing local coffee from Liberty House Coffee and Cafe, donuts from Krispy Kreme, and hang out with race-day vendors, or visit the local businesses located just 1 block away. 

There are several great places to grab a late breakfast or early lunch within a short walk of the Finish Zone including Liberty Coffee (fresh and healthy seasonal plates and full coffee bar - all Ten Mile participants get one free coffee!), City Bakery (classic Asheville bakery and cafe serving up sandwiches and soups), and Pulp + Sprout (juice bar and vegan cafe).

What's Included With Your Registration?

Registrants are guaranteed the following:

  • Custom Flying Squirrel Ten Miler Shirt
  • Legit Post Race Food
  • Free Local Asheville Beer (complements of Hi-Wire Brewing)
  • Free Asheville Coffee (complements of Liberty House Coffee and Cafe)
  • Post Race Food - Krispy Kreme donuts, assorted fruit
  • Aid Stations with Tailwind Nutrition
  • Coupons/Giveaways from our sponsors
  • Custom Race Bib
  • Professionally Timed Chip Time
  • Spectacular Views of Asheville (weather permitting)


Race Beneficiary


The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) permanently protects and stewards our region's most beloved natural areas. Since 1974, over 80,000 acres of unique plant and animal habitat, clean water sources, farmland, scenic beauty, and places for people to enjoy outdoor recreation have been permanently protected in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. SAHC is committed to creating and supporting equitable, healthy and thriving communities for everyone in our region. 

We value our local Western North Carolina community and are committed to giving back. A portion of our race proceeds go towards our charity partner for that year. For the inaugural Flying Squirrel Ten Miler we are proud to be supporting a Western North Carolina based non-profit who is helping to conserve the endangered Carolina Flying Squirrel. The Carolina Flying Squirrel is a subspecies of the Northern Flying Squirrel and requires high elevation habitat to thrive. Read more about the Carolina Flying Squirrel here: 

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Runners will Start and Finish just north of Downtown Asheville on the corner of Orange Street and South Liberty Street.
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Runners will Start and Finish just north of Downtown Asheville on the corner of Orange Street and South Liberty Street.

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