+ Backyard to Vineyard Challenge

Returns to the Biltmore Estate

March 11 & 12, 2017









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.

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!

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.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Complete both the Full & Half Marathon.

Sign up now, these events sell out every year!

2017 NEWS

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.


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

Three events, one amazing challenge

Do you have the grit to take the
Royal Trifecta Challenge?

Complete both the Half & Full Asheville Marathon for the

Backyard to Vineyard Challenge at Biltmore Estate!

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!

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

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.