Mountain Sporst Festival



Disc Golf and Cycling at 2007 Mountain Sports Festival
Disc Golf and Cycling at 2007 Mountain Sports Festival - Photo Jon Leidel

Each year the Mountain Sports Festival provides an impressive line up of outdoor competitions and entertainment to entice any pro or amateur athlete to test themselves in mountain sports. Besides competition, athletes and spectators alike will find plenty of action at the Festival Village at Carrier Park located along the French Broad River in Asheville, North Carolina.

Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Appalachians, the Asheville area is transformed into multiple outdoor venues for a long list of competitive events coupled with entertainment, demos and exhibitors. Most sports festivals offer competition, but few add the mountainous terrain of Western, NC to take it up a notch for serious challenge and endurance. For more information visit: www.mountainsportsfestival.com

The Festival Village – Entertainment, Food, Demos, Exhibits and More

Kayaking at the Mountain Sports Festival
Kayaking at the 2007 MSF
Photo Jon Leidel

The events are spread out around Asheville, but the Festival Village is the focal point of the Mountain Sports Festival, offering a wide variety of exhibitors showing off the latest gear, hot tricks, demos and clinics. A full line up of live entertainment keeps the Festival Village Main Stage hopping all weekend long, while also providing a great assortment of food and drink.

When not out at the races, the Festival Village is the place to be along the scenic French Broad River in West Asheville. The Village will be packed with outdoor adventure gear exhibitors showing off their wares while demonstrating all the latest equipment with tips and techniques.

The Festival Village Main Stage will be going solid, beginning Friday night and through until Sunday afternoon with a broad mix of live music featuring local and national acts.

Mountain Sports Festival 2008 Events Overview

Trail Running at the Mountain Sports Festival
Trail Running at the 2007 MSF
Photo Jon Leidel

Competitions in 2008 take place throughout the weekend beginning with Rock-2-Rock Trail Run in Black Mountain and the Wild Wing Disc Golf Variety Show at Festival Village showcasing some of the best disc golf tricks and shots. Followed by the track-cycling race at Festival Village. Things heat up on Saturday with a full schedule of high-energy competition highlighted by the Mountain Disc Golf Experience, Black Dome Adventure Race, the Wheel Ride for Food Metric and ½ Metric Century Rides, Mountain Uni-cycling race, Mission Hospital’s Sunset Stampede and Wondergirl 5k, Dodgeball Tournament and the Black Dome MSF Climbing Competition. By Sunday, the events are still in high gear with day two of the Mountain Disc Golf Experience, Sand Volleyball Tournament, Dodgeball Competition, and the Ultimate Frisbee Clinic.

Endless Fun for Kids in the Merrell Kids Zone

The adventure is not just limited to the adult athlete - kids get to try their skills in a variety of fun races and competitions in the Merrell Kids Zone. There are lots of free clinic for kids including cycling, skateboarding, hula hooping, disc golf, basketball, and volleyball. Many races offer young athlete categories, or kids can put themselves to the test in the Black Dome Kid’s Climbing Competition on Friday. The Iron Kid Competition will be in Festival Village throughout the weekend and is free!

Volunteers Needed

Also, volunteers will be needed throughout the weekend to help make Mountain Sports Festival a great experience for all who attend. Come experience the festival from inside and out while helping in all areas of event operations. Volunteers who work a minimum of one, four-hour shift will receive a free MSF t-shirt, a beverage voucher and volunteer parking. For more information, contact leah@mountainsportsfestival.com

Full 2008 MSF Events Schedule

Friday Type Event Location
3:30 -5:30 PM Youth Ultimate Event Youth Ultimate Elementary Tournament Festival Village
5:00 -6:00 PM Kid's Event Mountain Sprouts Kid's Climbing Competition Festival Village
5:00 - 7:00 PM Trail Running Race Black Dome's Rock 2 Rock Trail Run Black Mountain, NC
5:00 - 10:00 PM Disc Golf Disc Golf Variety Show Festival Village
6:00 - 6:30 PM Kid's Event Merrell Iron Kids Competition Festival Village
6:00 - 9:30 PM Ultimate Event Goaltimate Tournament Festival Village
6:00 - 9:00 PM Track Cycling** (Velo-sports Road racing on the track**) Festival Village
6:30 - 7:00 PM Disc Golf Clinic WNC Disc Golf Club Teen Clinic Festival Village
7:00 - 7:30 PM Mountain Boarding Demo Ground Industries Mountain Boarding Demo Festival Village
7:00 - 7:30 PM Kid's Event Merrell Iron Kids Competition Festival Village
7:00 - 10:00 PM Root Ball Event Root Ball Tournament Festival Village
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Cycling Wheel Ride for Food: Metric Century & 1/2 Century Ride Festival Village
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Disc Golf Mountain Disc Golf Experience Richmond Hill, Asheville
8:15 AM Kid's Event Kid's Stampede 1 mile Fun Run MLK Park
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Running Mission Hospital's Sunset Stampede 10 mile MLK Park
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Running Wondergirl 5k MLK Park
10:00 - 11:00 AM Youth Clinic Food Lion Skatepark Youth Skateboarding Clinics Festival Village
10:00 - 10:30 AM River Skills Clinic River Right Instruction: Whitewater 101 Clinic Festival Village
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Climbing Adult Climbing Competition Festival Village
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Youth Ultimate Event High School Youth Ultimate Tournament Festival Village
10:30 - 11:00 AM River Skills Clinic RRI: Knots for Whitewater Clinic Montford Climbing Wall
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Tree Climbing Demo Blue Ridge Tree Climbing Demo Festival Village
12:00 - 12:30 PM Kid's Event Merrell Iron Kids Competition Festival Village
12:00 - 12:30 PM Bicycle Track Racing Clinic YoungBlood's Bicycle Track Racing Clinic Festival Village
12:00 - 12:30 PM Root Ball Clinic Rootball Clinic Festival Village
12:30 - 1:00 PM Tree Climbing Clinic Blue Ridge Tree Climbing Clinic Festival Village
1:00 - 2:00 PM River Skills Clinic RRI: Whitewater Throw Ropes Clinic Festival Village
1:00 - 1:30 PM Mountain Boarding Demo Ground Industries Mountain Boarding Demo Festival Village
2:00 - 2:30 PM Kid's Event Merrell Iron Kids Competition Festival Village
2:00 - 3:00 PM Kayak Demo & Clinic Endless Rivers Whitewater Kayak Clinic & New Boat Demo Festival Village
2:00 - 4:00 PM River Skills Clinic RRI: Whitewater Rescue Rigging Clinic Festival Village
2:00 - 6:00 PM Dodgeball Dodgeball Tournament Festival Village
2:30 - 3:00 PM Bicycle Track Racing Clinic YoungBlood's Bicycle Track Racing Clinic Festival Village
3:00 - 4:00 PM Unicycling Demo Mountain Unicycling and Trials Demonstration Festival Village
3:30 - 4:00 PM Tree Climbing Demo Blue Ridge Tree Climbing Demo Festival Village
4:00 - 4:30 PM Kid's Event Merrell Iron Kids Competition Festival Village
4:30 - 5:00 PM Tree Climbing Clinic Blue Ridge Tree Climbing Clinic Festival Village
4:30 - 5:00 PM Root Ball Clinic Rootball Clinic Festival Village
6:00 - 6:30 PM Kid's Event Merrell Iron Kids Competition Festival Village
6:00 - 6:30 PM Teen Clinic WNC Disc Golf Club Teen Clinic Festival Village
6:00 - 7:00 PM Unicycling Demo Mountain Unicycling Trials Demonstration Festival Village
6:00 - 9:00 PM Ultimate Event GreenMan Invite High Level Ultimate Festival Village
7:00 - 10:00 PM Disc Golf Festival Skins Festival Village
Sunday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Disc Golf Mountain Disc Golf Experience Richmond Hill
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Gear Swap MSF Gear Swap Festival Village
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Youth Ultimate Event High School Youth Ultimate Tournament Festival Village
12:00 - 12:30 PM Tree Climbing Demo Blue Ridge Tree Climbing Demo Festival Village
12:30 - 1:00 PM Disc Golf Clinic WNC Disc Golf Clinic Richmond Hill
1:00 - 5:00 PM Dodgeball Dodgeball Tournament Festival Village
1:00 - 1:30 PM Track Cycling Youngblood's Track Cycling Clinic Festival Village
1:00 - 5:00 PM Disc Golf Urban Skins TBD
1:30 - 2:00 PM River Skills Clinic RRI: Whitewater 101 Clinic Festival Village
1:30 - 2:00 PM Kid's Event Merrell Iron Kids Competition Festival Village
1:45 - 2:45 PM Ultimate Clinic Ultimate Clinic Festival Village
2:00 - 4:00 PM Kayaking Race Diamond Brand "Family Kayak Raceday Relay" Southern Waterways, next to FV
2:00 - 2:30 PM River Skills Clinic RRI: Whitewater Knots Clinic Festival Village
2:30 - 3:00 PM Tree Climbing Clinic Blue Ridge Tree Climbing Clinic Festival Village
3:00 - 3:30 PM Kid's Event Merrell Iron Kids Competition Festival Village
3:00 - 4:00 PM River Skills Clinic RRI: Whitewater Throw Ropes Clinic Festival Village
3:00 - 6:00 PM Ultimate Pick-up Ultimate Pick-up Game - Free & Open to All Festival Village


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