Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fourth Annual Night Flight Race benefits Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation

While any Saturday at a brewery involves pints and camaraderie, the addition of glow swag and body paint launches one upcoming night into a new category. On July 8, participants in the fourth annual Night Flight race will run 4.5 miles, then cool off with a pint and gear up for a glowing evening. 

Beyond the beer and the fun, Night Flight is a race with a difference -100% of profits are donated to Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation. So far, this race has donated just shy of $30,000 to the APGF. The combination of funds and awareness, and partnership with city, got the East Asheville greenway on a bond referendum. It passed! The East Asheville greenway will be built in 5-7 years. Highland continues their efforts for a connected city with this annual fundraiser.

Night Flight begins at 8pm on July 8. Registration is $38 and includes timed race, t-shirt, one beer ticket for runners 21+ years of age, and glow items. 

To sign up, visit You can also register at packet pick up Friday, July 7th, from 4-7:30pm, or on race-day 5-7:30pm. 

About Highland Brewing:
Highland Brewing Company has crafted the highest quality beer with North Carolina mountain water since 1994. Family-owned and Asheville’s first legal brewery since Prohibition, it is a favorite destination for beer fans, music fans, and families. From the balanced, food-pairing favorite Gaelic Ale, to the tad aggressive, fruit and pine hop-burst of Highland IPA, the portfolio always showcases quality. Highland’s name honors the Scots Irish who settled in the Appalachian Mountains in the 18th and 19th centuries. To learn more about the nationally recognized solar array, tours, private events, free live music and more, come to the brewery or visit

About Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation:
Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation invests in quality of life for WNC. They help make Asheville a healthy and active place to live, work and visit through support of parks, recreation, cultural arts and transportation greenways.

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