THE 7TH ANNUAL

ASHEVILLE FULL & HALF MARATHON

+ Backyard to Vineyard Challenge

+ Backyard to Backyard Challenge

Returns to the Biltmore Estate

March 16 & 17, 2019

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ABOUT THE RACE

In the Asheville Marathon & Half, held on and run entirely on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate, runners will wind through paved and packed dirt 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 2019.

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. 

While other marathons and halves present you with monotonous scenes of asphalt, steel, and glass, the marathon course around Biltmore provide depth and diversification: from the 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 race 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.

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.

TRAINING PROGRAMS

Being part of our community training group will help BEST prepare you mentally and physically for the Asheville Marathon & Half marathon in March. You will learn from the BEST resources we have in WNC to keep you motivated and teach you how to prep for a marathon or half marathon, or both. Having the camaraderie of fellow runners as well as the commitment to train together on the weekends, will help you stick to you plan to cross that finish line on March 16th and/or 17th. See below for more details.

If you aren’t local, or can’t take part in the personalized training, take advantage of the online training options for the Half or Full Marathon at ChiRunning. 

THE EVENTS

HALF MARATHON
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Sunday, March 17, 2019

FULL MARATHON
Sunday, March 17, 2019

BACKYARD TO VINEYARD CHALLENGE
Complete both the Half Marathon on Saturday and the Full Marathon on Sunday 

BACKYARD TO BACKYARD CHALLENGE 
Complete both the Half Marathons (Saturday and Sunday)

 

2019 NEWS

2019 STATE CHALLENGE
We’d love to run with runners from every single state next year! Join our challenge and put your state on the map.
Learn More!

RIDE THE SHUTTLE
To encourage an eco-friendly event and to help reduce congestion on the Estate consider using the ‘easy way’ into Biltmore and ride one of our shuttles. We have two shuttle locations. 
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Enjoy a 26.2 or 13.1 challenge, or BOTH, in America’s largest backyard!

The Asheville Marathon is a certified race course and a Boston Marathon Qualifying event! USATF Sanction #16-13-044 and Certification Code #NC14024DF