Join the 2019 50 State Challenge

Join the 2019 50 State Challenge

THE 2019 STATE CHALLENGE – JOIN US IN FILLING UP OUR MAP! The Asheville Marathon and Half has become a race where runners from across our beautiful country travel in early spring to run 26.2, 13.1 or 39.3 miles all on the Biltmore Estate property. Thanks to...
Notable Sites & Features of the Course

Notable Sites & Features of the Course

Whether you’re a local in Asheville accustomed to the climate or traveling from out of town, there is no telling what the weather will be like come race day.  But we don’t run these races because they are easy, but because they are a challenge. The...
Trust us – you won’t want to miss this!

Trust us – you won’t want to miss this!

Two Months til Race Weekend! Challenges, half marathons, hotels & dinner are all close to sell out! You’re Invited to our Pre-Race Dinner! We have a phenomenal speaker lined up for our Pre-Race Dinner! This is a night you won’t want to miss! Join us Friday...
Getting Race Ready

Getting Race Ready

Sometimes the best way to prepare for a major race like the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore, is to run more events!  The excitement and camaraderie of races is great motivation to stay accountable in training.  Michael, an ambassador for the 2019 Asheville...
AVL Marathon: Out of Towner Guide to Asheville

AVL Marathon: Out of Towner Guide to Asheville

Destination races are a great excuse to travel somewhere new, and have become increasingly popular with both new and seasoned runners.  Lauren Seserko, ambassador for the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore, shares some of her “must do’s” in...
Make it a Runcation: Explore the Trails

Make it a Runcation: Explore the Trails

Looking to make the most out of your trip to Asheville? Ambassador Hannah Foust shares with us one of her favorite hikes in the Asheville area… I wanted to celebrate my birthday this year with my favorite thing: my dog. So we loaded up the car with snacks...
Part 2: Challenge Races & Back to Back Races

Part 2: Challenge Races & Back to Back Races

A continuation of Part 1: Challenge Races & Back to Back Races, Wendy shares her personal experience with back to back races… Day 2 at the Biltmore started surprisingly well. The estate was gorgeous with the fresh snow and I was in love with the moment....
Part 1: Challenge Races & Back to Back Races

Part 1: Challenge Races & Back to Back Races

Wendy, a 2019 ambassador for the Asheville Marathon and Half, walks us through her experiences with challenge/back to back races.  She writes: First and foremost, I’m not an athlete or a coach or an expert in anything. I’m not really a runner. I hate running. I’m...