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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Race Shuttle Updates

Hello Runners!   We have a few updates regarding Shuttles tomorrow morning:   First of all, the race is still on! We have no intention of canceling and are taking every precaution we can to make sure that the race will continue smoothly.     ***Due to weather Shuttle...

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Best of 2016 100 Half Marathons Club!

The Asheville Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate is honored to be a part of the 2016 "Best Of" member survey results from the 100 Half Marathons Club!  "The 100 Half Marathons Club is a racing club that celebrates those who have achieved the accomplishment of completing...

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Double Your Fun at the Asheville Marathon!

  DOUBLE YOUR FUN AND REGISTER FOR SUNDAY'S HALF MARATHON! Time is running out and spaces are limited for the Asheville Marathon and Half Marathon! The Saturday Half is full, but the fun doesn't stop there! We are offering a chance to register for the NEW Sunday...

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The Asheville Marathon Through The Eyes of Mike Merino

Mike Merino (left) and his guide Curtis Nash (right) posing after finishing the Asheville Marathon  "My loss of vision closed many doors such as losing my ability to drive, which in turn opened doors like this one." Every day we hear amazing stories of people setting...

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Be Inspired Before The Big Race!

Join us for the 2017 Asheville Marathon & Half Kick Off Dinner We have some phenomenal speakers lined up for our Kick Off Dinner! This is a night you won't want to miss! Drumroll please!! Danny Dreyer, from ChiRunning AND Mike Merino, a visually impaired runner...

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Congratulations to our 2017 Charity Champions!

Congratulations to our 2017 Asheville Marathon & Half Champion Charity Partners!     The Joseph Initiative is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that works with the local community and non-profit organizations to offer essential services and enrichment programs that...

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Need Dinner Plans? Join us Friday, March 10th

Join us for the 2017 Asheville Marathon & Half Kick Off Dinner Enjoy some of the finest dining atmosphere and company in Asheville at the Asheville Marathon & Half Pre-Race Dinner Pasta Buffet and Social Hour ...upstairs in the loft of Cedric's Tavern located...

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2017 Royal Trifecta Challenge Registration is NOW OPEN

2017 ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE With a trinity of exquisite races at the Biltmore Estate on our 2017 calendar, we thought we would take your Biltmore experience one step further by offering yet another test of will! If you can manage to finish all three of our 2016...

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Announcing the 2017 Royal Trifecta Challenge

Looking for a Challenge of Epic & Royal Proportions?   The Asheville Marathon & Half Kick of the 2017 Royal Trifecta Challenge   The Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate is the kickoff race for a Royal Trifecta of fun and racing in...

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50 Marathons in All 50 States

What does it mean to run 50 marathons in all 50 states? It means a runner must complete 50 or more marathons in every state of the United States. According to the 50 states marathon club on 50statesmarathonclub.com, to meet the criteria the marathons must be the full...

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Announcing our 2017 Asheville Marathon Hotel Partners

  Stay in one of our Marathon & Half Partner Hotel reserved room blocks, and enjoy the entire race experience, from start to finish, with great amenities like front door access VIP shuttle transportation to and from event, convenient access to event...

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What is a VIV?

VIVs Very Important Volunteers By Nicki Conroy 2016 Asheville Marathon Ambassador If you think you or your group can handle a little more excitement than just cheering – VOLUNTEER! It takes hundreds of volunteers to make the Asheville Marathon & Half run smoothly....

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Charity Runner Spotlight: Consider Haiti-Kenny Capps

BY NICKI CONROY, A 2016 ASHEVILLE MARATHON AMBASSADOR The Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate partners with different local charities each year. These charities have runners who, on top of training for the race, also raise funds for the charities. This is...

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Charity Runner Spotlight: Young Life-Megan May

BY NICKI CONROY, A 2016 ASHEVILLE MARATHON AMBASSADOR The Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate partners with different local charities each year. These charities have runners who, on top of training for the race, also raise funds for the charities. This is...

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Football Jock to Visually-Impaired Marathoner

Asheville Marathon and Half Welcomes Mike Merino The Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate is excited to welcome its first visually impaired runner to its 2016 events.  Veteran marathoner, Mike Merino, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, will be joining...

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Where Do I Put All My Stuff While I Race?!?!

BY NICKI CONROY, A 2016 ASHEVILLE MARATHON AMBASSADOR You’ve put in the training but no one ever mentioned checking a bag. What is this thing called 'bag check'? Should you use it?   What is Bag Check? Bag checks vary by races. At the Boston Marathon, the bag...

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Meet Some of our 2016 Charity Runners, Part I

BY NICKI CONROY, A 2016 ASHEVILLE MARATHON AMBASSADOR   Kyle Murphy is far from a new runner. He is a veteran of approximately ten full marathons. When you cannot remember how many you have run, you definitely have earned veteran status. Kyle enjoys running and...

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Meet Your Asheville Marathon and Half Water Stations!

    This year we have enhanced our water station selections to give you all a variety of options and choices to support your race experience and personal preference. This year we are offering GU and Honey Stinger Gels, on course, with some stations offering VFuel and...

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Run for Charity and Feel Awesome!

BY NICKI CONROY, A 2016 ASHEVILLE MARATHON AMBASSADOR   Runners, as a general rule, are very giving people. There are photos that make the rounds of a variety of internet sites almost weekly of someone being injured near a finish line and being helped across by...

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Do you Want to Run Your Best in Gilded Glory?

GILDED AGE VIP HOSPITALITY PACKAGES   FOR THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE IN LUXURY, SIGN YOURSELF UP FOR ONE OF THREE LEVELS OF LIMITED AVAILABILITY PREMIUM HOSPITALITY, ACT QUICKLY!   Check the 2016 Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate off your bucket...

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You can still join Training Programs to Be at your best!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN IN TRAINING! The official Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate training programs, and learn the Chi Running technique to complete the Asheville Marathon, or Half, pain and injury-free, preparing you for this particular elite...

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WE WANT YOU to Help us get all 50 states!

  WE NEED YOU! HELP US GET ALL 50 STATES! REGISTER FOR ONE OR BOTH TODAY! FULL & HALF MARATHON CAPPED AT 1,400 PARTICIPANTS EACH Less than 30 Half Marathon spots LEFT! We expect the half marathon to be sold out soon.  The 2015 AVL Marathon & Half sold out...

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While In Town For the Asheville Marathon & Half… Take a Hike!

BY NICKI CONROY, A 2016 ASHEVILLE MARATHON AMBASSADOR With a population of approximately 90,000 people, Asheville is a big city for this upstate New York girl.  I’m not a city girl so the fact that I can be in the city one minute and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains...

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