• After a Half do you want to Feel Full?
  • Announcing 2016 Two days of racing
  • Run for a Cause!
  • Race Participant Testimony
  • Early Bird Training Tee Offer

We are pleased to announce…

The 5th annual Asheville FULL & HALF Marathon + Backyard to Vineyard Challenge returns to the Biltmore Estate on

HALF – Saturday, March 11th | FULL – Sunday, March 12th

Take on Both the HALF and the FULL in the Backyard Vineyard Challenge!




Sign Up Now as these events sell out EVERY year!

To enhance our runners experience in America’s Largest Backyard, the full and half marathon

are boutique style races have a limited number of 1,525 participants on each day. That’s an increase of 125 participants per day from previous years!



**New to 2017** To encourage and eco-friendly event and to help reduce congestion on the Estate, 2017 shuttle riders will receive a special, one of a kind Asheville Marathon swag item for riding the shuttle. Additional locations will also be added for 2017 to encourage ridership.




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Enjoy a 26.2 or 13.1 challenge, or BOTH, in America’s largest backyard!

USATF_CertifiedCourse_colorThe Asheville Marathon is a certified race course and a Boston Marathon Qualifying event!
USATF Sanction #TBA and Certification Code #TBA


ADSlogoAppalachian Distance Series of races has added the Asheville Marathon & Half to its Distance Series of the Southeast. Series includes: Asheville, Knoxville, Townsend, Chattanooga, and Oak Ridge. Complete all the races inside a twelve month period to earn your series finisher medal. Be sure to check out appalachiandistanceseries.org to get our event specific coupon codes.


  Keep watching our website and Facebook/Twitter pages for race updates.



2014LagoonVertDo you have the grit to take the Royal Trifecta Challenge?


The Asheville Marathon & Half are part of the Royal Trifecta Challenge.


In the Asheville Marathon & Half, held on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate, runners will wind through paved roads to see hardwood forest, meadows, gardens, and extraordinary views of the Biltmore House and Estate.


This is the original Asheville Marathon and first race of its kind to come to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina; don’t miss out on being part of history at Biltmore Estate in 2017.





Asheville-Marathon-and-Half-Elizabeth-Alexander-Biltmore-EstateWhile other marathons and halves present you with monotonous scenes of asphalt, steel, and glass, the 26 and 13 miles in and around Biltmore provide much more depth and diversification: from the man made marvels of gardening and architecture that is the Estate itself, to lesser tamed, more challenging stretches that lie at the end of the race, along the rustic banks of the French Broad River. Enjoy this boutique marathon and half with all it’s historic surroundings, and fantastic amenities, including Shuttle Transportation, Race Expo, VIP Packages, and Partner Hotels for a unique race experience.



Half Marathon runners experience the first 10 miles running along the same course with the full marathoners; enjoying all the European Gardens, the exquisite views of the Biltmore House, the manicured grounds and everything that is the Civilized Side of the Estate.


Undeniable beauty comes with a price.


With the European-style formal gardens left in your wake, Full Marathon participants will move into a much different passageway, encompassed by untamed foliage and less civilized terrain. The wild side of Biltmore: Where few eyes have seen… Where few feet have trod… a different kind of Biltmore experience awaits.





The Asheville Marathon & Half has great Charity Partners, who allow you to ‘Run for a Cause’, and the support of great Sponsors, like Chi-Running, who offers Training Programs geared towards Asheville Marathon & Half participants with professional tips and guidance to help you run the marathon faster, easier, and with less pain!