Undeniable beauty comes with a price
In the Asheville Marathon , & Half held on the grounds at Biltmore Estate, runners will explore 26.2 and 13.1 miles through America’s Largest Backyard. Asheville Marathoners & Inaugural Half Marathoners will wind through paved roads to see hardwood forest, meadows, gardens, and will see extraordinary views of the Biltmore House and the estate. Undeniable beauty comes with a price. With the European-style formal gardens left in your wake, you 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.
While other marathons 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 on its borders and along the French Broad. Learn more about the Full & Half Marathon.
New this year, 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, and the manicured grounds. When the full marathoners break for the primitive west side, half marathoners will complete their last three miles along the rustic banks of the French Broad River. Learn more about the Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate.
ChiRunning is offering training programs geared towards our Asheville Marathon participants! Get professional tips and guidance to help you run the marathon faster, easier, and with less pain! Learn more about the Training Packages or click the button to secure your spot!
Join Team Inheritance of Hope and claim one of their limited number of spots in the 2014 Asheville Marathon & Half. Register at www.InheritanceOfHope.org to give purpose to your run by raising funds for young families in need. It helps the charities out immensely when people do this type of fundraising for them, with the added perks of being part of a great group.
Join or support Team MAHEC! As a runner or a sponsor, you support quality, compassionate healthcare for mothers and their babies in WNC. Register at ImAthlete.com to help MAHEC’s Women’s Health Teams of highly qualified and extremely dedicated clinicians continue to serve WNC’s women, regardless of their ability to pay, by running the Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate!
Learn more about MAHEC at www.mahec.net
With a trinity of exquisite races at the Estate on our 2014 calendar, we thought we would take your Biltmore experience one step further by offering yet another test of will! If you can manage to finish ALL THREE of our 2014 races at Biltmore, you will be able to lay claim to the prizes that lie in wait for those with the grit to complete our Challenge.
To complete THE ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE, runners must successfully complete three 2014 Biltmore races: The 2nd Annual Asheville Marathon or Inaugural Half Marathon on March 16th, 2014, The Kiwanis Classic 15k or 5k race on May 18th, 2014, The Du the Asheville Du or 10k Trail Race on September 14th, 2014. Learn more about the Royal Trifecta!