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by Karen Chavez
ASHEVILLE — Diane Wilson was searching for the perfect way to celebrate her 50th year on the planet. As a runner, she wanted to run a race. But not just any race — it would have to be a 50-miler.
As the longtime director of the equestrian program at Asheville School, Wilson heard about a new race, taking place Saturday on the Biltmore Estate — the Hope for Horses Run for the Horses Endurance Race and Ultra Marathon.
The race consists of four races in one — a 30-mile (roughly a 50 kilometer in running lingo) endurance horseback ride or footrace, and a 50-mile (about an 80K) ride or run. It is a benefit for Hope for Horses, a nonprofit equine rescue, rehab and adoption nonprofit in Leicester.
Wilson didn’t have to think long about whether she would run or ride...
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