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 Asheville!  She...

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Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate Named Top 20 Marathon

The Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate is excited to be among the Top 20 Marathons on the BibRave 100!  The BibRave 100 - 2018 edition! Much like last year, runners who nominated their favorite Marathons to be part of The BibRave 100 praised the communities,...

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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 (coffee...

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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. Running is...

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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...

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First Time Half Marathoner

Running your first half marathon? Casey Stephens is an ambassador for the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate, and shares with us her journey as a new distance runner, and tips to enjoy the racing experience.   As a new distance runner, I was COMPLETELY...

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#BraveLikeGabe

The Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate is SO excited to announce that the 2019 Charity Partner is Brave Like Gabe! Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald will be running the Half Marathon and speaking at the Pre-Event Dinner on Friday, March 15th (buy your dinner tickets...

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A Quick Course Tour with the Race Director

  Explore some of the beautiful highlights you will experience on race day as you run alongside the Race Director during this quick tour around the estate.    It's November and fall in the mountains of Western North Carolina, the leaves are quickly falling to the...

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Looking for 13 Runners in the 50 State Challenge

THE 2019 STATE CHALLENGE The Asheville Marathon and Half has become an event 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 everyone in 2018 for sharing their love...

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Asheville: a Destination City & Race Weekend Getaway

9 Vacation-Worthy Marathons by Outside Online Asheville Marathon Asheville, North Carolina, just might be the Southeast’s coolest mountain town. You’ve got the mountains, the craft breweries, and a funky little town with plenty to see and do. The March...

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Raise money with us for your Cause

Join one of our Champion Charity Partners below and claim one of their limited number of spots in the 2019 Asheville Marathon and Half. Register through the Champion Charity of your choice. Give purpose to your run by raising funds for causes in need. Doing this type...

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Expo Info

Expo Info  Health & Fitness Expo – Friday, March 16th, 11am-7pm   Mini Expo – Saturday, March 17th, 2-5pm (Expo exhibitions and half/marathoner-runner packet pick-up and registration.) Parking: Please park in the front or rear of DoubleTree Hotel or at the  brand new...

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Celebrate

Food & Beverages 8:30am - 12:00pm (Saturday) / 2:30pm (Sunday): Ingles will provide complimentary food and drinks for race participants and volunteers. 8:30am - 12:00pm (Saturday) / 10am - 2:30pm (Sunday): Post Race Celebrations – Oskar Blues will serve beer (21+...

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On Course

Water Stations & Nutrition GET TO KNOW YOUR 2018 FULL MARATHON WATER STATIONS: Deerpark – Mile 2 – Water Only Biltmore House – Mile 5 – CLIF Gels, GATORADE electrolyte drink Bearpin – Mile 7 1/2 & 23 1/2 –  GATORADE electrolyte drink, CLIF Gels, Coke, CLIF Bars, Fruit...

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Race Morning

Bag Check Runners will receive a Fleet Feet, Clear Plastic ‘Finisher’ bag at the Race Expo in your goody bag. Runners MUST use the finisher bags provided to have their bag included in our Finisher Bag tent that is next to the finish line and food tent beside Antler...

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General Info

Race Weekend Timeline   Event Day Transportation The start of the race is several miles from the entrance of Biltmore Estate, in Antler Hill Village, so you will need to either drive or take a shuttle to the start line. It takes approximately 20-25 minutes to get to...

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2018 AVL Marathon Weekend Timeline of Events

Expo Info Health & Fitness Expo – Friday, March 16th, 11am-7pm  Mini Expo – Saturday, March 17th, 2-5pm (Expo exhibitions and half/marathoner-runner packet pick-up and registration.) Parking: Please park in the front or rear of DoubleTree Hotel or at the brand new...

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Plan Your Race Weekend

Have you made your travel plans for the 2018 Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate? Don't worry, we got you covered! Book your stay with one of our partner hotels. Worried about transportation? We got you covered there too! Purchase a Shuttle Ticket to take...

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You’re Invited!

We have some phenomenal speakers lined up for our Kick Off Dinner! This is a night you won’t want to miss!   Join us Friday, March 16th at 6:30pm for what is sure to be an inspiring dinner with our keynote speaker, Mirna Valerio.  Brooklyn born Mirna Valerio has just...

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Mirna Valerio

Brooklyn born Mirna Valerio has just celebrated her 40th birthday in an unusual fashion – by completing the grueling Javelina Jundred 100km ultra marathon in the mountains of Arizona.  While this might surprise many, challenging convention is Mirna’s specialty. ...

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Announcing Sky’s The Limit Fund as our 2018 Charity Partner

Sky’s the Limit Fund (STLF) is a non-profit organization that supports youth in crisis by providing grants for wilderness therapy programs, family coaching services, community outreach and more for families with financial need.  SUWS of the Carolinas is one of STLF’s...

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Announcing our 2018 Charity Partner

Sky’s the Limit Fund (STLF) is a non-profit organization that supports youth in crisis by providing grants for wilderness therapy programs, family coaching services, community outreach and more for families with financial need. The crisis of today’s youth has reached...

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Can you help lead the way? Be a Pacer!

We realize that completing “The Marathon” is a huge life-event. In its wake, many allow themselves to get caught up in the moment, firing out at the gun with reckless abandon, only to quickly fizzle out: undermining their training, their strategy, and their big day as...

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Join the 50 State Challenge

Join Us In Filling Up Our State Map! We want to run with people from every single state. Help us reach our goal by getting friends and family from every state to register and experience the one-of-a-kind Asheville Marathon and Half! The first participant to register...

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DRUMROLLLL…. Announcing the 2018 Partner!

We welcome Oskar Blues to the 2018 Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate! Oskar Blues brewed up it’s first NC-batch of Dale’s Pale Ale on 12/12/12 and has been crankin’ out fresh OB beer for the East Coast ever since. “We’re in this to have fun and put some...

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Run With Us!

YOU'RE INVITED! ASHEVILLE MARATHON & HALF TRAINING KICK-OFF PARTY! Join us for more info on the local community training program on Wednesday, October 25th:  6:00 pm — Group Run at Biltmore Park. All levels and abilities welcome. Meet in front of Fleet Feet.  6:45...

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Come Join the FUN!

  2018 Asheville Marathon and Half Marathon Training Programs  presented by Chi Running and Fleet Feet Sports Asheville.   Join us for more info on the local community training program on Wednesday, October 25th: 6:00 pm — Group Run at Biltmore Park. (all levels and...

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LAST CHANCE: Get your FREE In-Training Tee Today!

   Register today to score your FREE In-training Tee or Tank! All you have to do is: REGISTER HERE Email website@idaph.net your: a) Confirmation Code b) Shipping Address c) T-Shirt Size (Men's and Women's t-shirt sizing available) + Tank Top Size (Unisex) Rock that...

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Announcing our 2018 Asheville Marathon & Half Hotel Partners

Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate 2018 Partner Hotels & Amenities   INN ON BILTMORE ESTATE Location On Biltmore Estate – Hotel is within walking distance of the start/finish line. 2018 Discount  $199 per night – Offered through July 31, 2017 or until the...

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A LASTING IMPRESSION!

"Your event has meant a lot to my relationship with my wonderful wife so I had the "AVL" Biltmore 26.2 mile tattoo placed on my shoulder to proudly remind me of the great memories we've shared during your events." -Shawn Cool Shawn Cool is a dedicated runner to the...

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AVL Marathon & Half Race Photos, Survey & More

Snow days and all, thank you for joining us at the 5th Annual Asheville Marathon and Half. This highly acclaimed race is made special and unique for you and because of you! We hope that everyone had a blast and really took in the scenery of the beautiful Biltmore...

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Results are in!

Asheville Marathon Results are In! Saturday Half Marathon Results Sunday Full Marathon and Half Marathon Results  Congratulations to all the...

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