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  • Congratulations 2015 runners!
  • Announcing 2016 Two days of racing
  • Run for a Cause!
  • Race Participant Testimony
  • After a Half do you want to Feel Full?

We are pleased to announce…

The 4th annual Asheville FULL & HALF Marathon returns to the Biltmore Estate… NOW on 2 days!

HALF – Saturday, March 12th, 2016

FULL – Sunday, March 13th, 2016



Races capped at at 1,400 Participants each day



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

USATF_CertifiedCourse_colorThe Asheville Marathon is a certified race course and Boston Qualifying event!
USATF Sanction #14-13-448 and Certification Code #NC14024DF


ADSlogo**NEW** Appalachian 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 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 2014.




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.


Congratulations to Elizabeth Alexander for winning our Participant Photo Contest with this beautiful runner’s perspective of running the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate (see left). See you in 2015!


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!