Chilly Challenge lives up to its name

By Clint Parker

NBMS – It was cold and snowy, but it all allowed the 2020 North Buncombe Chilly Challenge 8k to live up to its name as more than 200 participated in the race.

First place was won by Murdoch Wipruz of Fletcher, while second place was taken by Weaverville resident Mitch Mull and third place was won by Asheville resident Jose Ruiz-Herrera Hernan.

This was the eighth year for the annual race and 1-mile fun run, as well chili cook-off that benefits the North Buncombe Middle School and hosted by North Buncombe Middle School PTO. The event was presented by TS Orthodontics to raise funding for the school. All photos are courtesy of Paul King.

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