Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Saturday 1/2 Group Run

On Saturday Jan. 2nd, we will meet at the Buck Forest parking area of Dupont Forest @ 9am for the Trail 1/2 Marathon Course Preview. The run will be 6-7 miles (not the whole course. Greg Walker (Race Director) will be available to answer questions on the course. To get to Buck Forest...

Hooker Falls Parking Area (Closest access to Little River Waterfalls):
From Asheville, take I-240 west to I-26 east to the exit for Asheville Airport (exit 9). Head south (right) on NC 280 (4-lane highway) toward Brevard for 16 miles. Turn left on US 64 East and drive 3.7 miles. Turn right on Crab Creek Road. Drive 4.3 miles and turn right on Dupont Road. The road will climb and then begin a long downhill, at the bottom of which is the bridge over the Little River. The parking area is on the right just before the bridge. The trail to Triple and High Falls starts on the other side of the bridge.

Buck Forest Parking Area:
Continue past the Hooker Falls parking area (above) about 1 mile to the parking area on the left.

With the chance of inclement weather upon us we will make a final decision on Friday. But that is the plan for now!!

Looking forward to runnign the trails with you all
Foot Rx

Holiday Hours

On Thursday Dec. 31st we will be open from 10am-3pm. We will be closed on Friday Jan. 1st, & reopen Saturday Jan. 2nd from 10am to 6pm.
Happy New Years!

Friday, December 18, 2009


A big congratulations to Erik & Karen Ostergaard, Wanda Burnette, Rebecca Mayernick, & Bart Smith for their outstanding performances this year on the Asheville Track Clubs Grand Prix Circuit.

Erik & Karen won the overall Grand Prix. Wanda was 2nd, & Rebecca 3rd overall. Bart won the master's division & smoked the Jingle Bell 5k Run in 17:49 as a 64 year old. We have no excuses thanks to Bart!

Also, congrats to Foot Rx Team Member Loic LaForet for his 4th place finish at the Kiawah Island 1/2 Marathon.

We're proud of every one!

Southside Track Workouts Update

We've been trying to find a venue for a South-Side track workout night, but have been unsuccessful thus far as local High Schools have too busy a schedule for us to be permitted on their tracks on a consistent basis.

We will keep trying. Our next efforts will be to ask the Middle Schools in the area, but these tracks are mostly paved surfaces. We'll see what we can do.

If any one has another idea, feel free to e-mail

Blackjack/Trail Run Dec. 19th Canceled

Due to the weather outside, the Blackjack Run/Trail Run scheduled for Dec. 19th at Jackson park has been canceled. We will try to reschedule the event.

A reminder that the Dupont Trail 1/2 Marathon course preview is set for Jan. 2nd.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Trail Run 12/12 Turkey Pen

Sat. Dec. 12th we'll meet @ Turkey Pen Trail Head @ 8am.

Trailhead: Take I26 East from Asheville, NC Turn Right onto Airport Rd (280 West). You will come to an intersection which divides 191 & 280 (Mills River), stay on 280 for approximately 7 miles. At the Henderson/Transylvania County line, just past Boyleston Creek Baptist Church, Turn right onto Turkey Pen Rd. This is a really rough road. Go approximately 2.3 miles to the end. You will see the parking for Turkey Pen trail head. Begin on the Turkey Pen Trail

It is supposed to be cold, so dress appropriately!

This will be an out & back course.

Questions, e-mail

December Group Runs

Hey everybody! Time to pull out the hats and gloves and hit the trails. This December we will be meeting on the following Saturday's:

December 5- Hard Times Trail Head

December 12- Turkey Pen

December 19- 5k Black Jack Run at Jackson Park... come run and gamble!
The Black Jack 5k has a 5 dollar entry fee that will be entered into the "pot." Each competitor will be given a card at the start, aid station, and finish. Whoever is closest to 21 wins Black Jack... and all the money! Tied winners will split the pot. Due to Gambling ordinances, the pot will be a Foot Rx Gift Certificate

December 16- Mountains to Sea Trail- Park on north side of 25 headed north

January 2- Sandy Bottom Parking Lot

Hope to see you all there!

Blackjack 5k Runs

We will host a Blackjack 5k series which will take place on the following dates:

Dec. 19th - Jackson Park
Jan. 16th - Fletcher Park
Jan. 30th - Jackson Park
Feb. 6th - Fletcher Park

Registration starts at 7:30am near the Brick House parking lot which serves as Henderson County Parks & Rec Dept, and near the last parking lot in Fletcher Park.

Start time is 8am.

Distance for each is 5k Cross Country Style Rain, Sleet, Snow, or Shine unless we're told otherwise by the Parks Dept.

Cost is $5, which goes to the pot. Runners receive a playing card at the start, aide station, & at the finish if they so desire. Whoever hits Blackjack or closest to 21 wins the pot. Due to Gambling Regulations, the pot will be converted to a Foot Rx Gift Certificate. If there is a tie, the pot will be split between the winners.

Questions, please e-mail

December Sale

Our special this month is buy one piece of apparel, get 50% off a second apparel item of equal or lesser value (cannot be combined with any coupon).

We'll continue to accept gently used shoes in return for a 15% discount on a purchase of new shoes (cannot be combined with any coupon).

Dupont 1/2 Marathon Course Preview Postponed

The Dupont 1/2 Marathon Course preview on Dec. 19th has been postponed until Jan. 2nd. We will carpool from Foot Rx if any one is interested. Times TBA

Dec. 19th we will use the Blackjack 5k Run @ Jackson Park as our trail run on Dec. 19th.

Any questions, please contact

Foot Rx Bucks

Some of you may have received Foot Rx Bucks in your race packet for the Asheville Jingle Bell 5k on Dec. 5th.

Any one who receives Foot Rx Bucks at an event is entitled to use ONE voucher from that event toward your purchase at the store. Customers may combine a voucher from one event with a voucher from another event. There is a five voucher limit per visit (5 separate event vouchers).