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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Runners Abuzz About the Asheville Marathon

By Paul Laviska, a 2016 Asheville Marathon Ambassador As a runner, what makes you decide to run a race?  Have you ever thought about it and really nailed down an answer?  Is it all about the location?  The price?  The size of the event?  The perks/swag?  Medal?...

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Ready to Book Your Stay for the Marathon & Half?

Biltmore Farms Hotels invite you to book your hotel stay for your upcoming Asheville Marathon & Half weekend in March 2016! Check this to-do off of your list so you can get back to training! We have rooms catering to everyone's specific needs and desires:...

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Our 2015 Royal Trifecta Participants Announced!

We now present to you our 2015 Royal Trifecta participants who have completed two of the three races at The Biltmore Estate this year!  On Sunday, September 13, these athletes will complete their third and final challenge, the Asheville Duathlon/10k/Du4Kids/Gravel...

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Meet your 2016 AMAmbassadors!

MEET THE AMBASSADORS OF RUNNING Our 2016 Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate Race Ambassadors   AFTER COMBING THROUGH HUNDREDS OF SUBMISSIONS, WE HAVE SELECTED AN AMAZING GROUP OF RUNNING ENTHUSIASTS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AS THIS YEARS’… ....

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5 Smart Reasons to Become a Charity Partner

Thanks again to our great Charity Partners of 2015: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Girls on the Run, and Consider Haiti!! We had so much fun with you guys and raised over $75,000 for these great non-profits!!! The fun doesn't stop there, though. We're getting ready for...

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Thanks for Participating in the Asheville Marathon & Half

  CONGRATULATIONS RUNNERS OF THE 2015 ASHEVILLE MARATHON & HALF! THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT THE 3rd ANNUAL ASHEVILLE MARATHON & HALF at Biltmore Estate! We couldn't have asked for more beautiful weather or surroundings! Third time was the charm! We are...

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SWIM.RUN.EAT reports on the 2015 Asheville Half Marathon

2015 AMAmbassador shares her experience in training for, and running in, the Asheville Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate in March, all while tackling life's endless transitions and affairs. Read her take on preparing to race, communing with fellow AMAmbassadors, and...

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Featured AMA: Larrin Thompson

A big welcome to Larrin Thompson of Lexington, Kentucky for becoming an Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador! "I began 'really' running in college as way to keep off that pesky Freshman 15, but quickly found that running was so much more than exercise... it is peace...

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Featured AMA: Richard Rawdon

Our only senior Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador, at 71 years young, we are honored to welcome Richard Rawdon of Georgetown, Kentucky! A major inspiration, runner of 37 marathons, Richard is a great guy and offers a lot of wisdom to new runners. We're so excited...

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Featured AMA : Paul Laviska

Paul Laviska in AMA shirt in East Cottonwood UtahA big welcome back to Paul Lavinska, our latest Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador! Paul was present at our first race on the Biltmore Estate. "The best part for me was that it...

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Get to Know the Upcoming Asheville Marathon & Half

The 2015 Asheville Marathon and Half races are only 16 DAYS AWAY!! All the hard work you have put into your training is nearing completion and then it is time to allow your body to rest and recover. The homestretch is here! If you are injured or unable to participate...

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Featured AMA: Kimberly Oehrlein

We are very pleased to have Kimberly Oerhlein as a returning Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador! A highly accomplished runner who visits dozens of marathons a year, Kim is great at spreading the word about the Asheville Marathon and Half! "Last year's Asheville...

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Featured AMA: Tom Mangan

Tom is an avid runner, who can be spotted at any number of running events in the Southeast!   THOMAS MANGAN* | PITTSBURGH, PA More info about our AMA coming soon! Favorite Run Food/Fuel – Generation UCAN & Fuel 100 Electro-Bites | TWITTER: @Tom_Mangan |...

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Announcing our Wear the Apparel Photo Winner!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their flair! We loved seeing all of your great photos. Congratulations to Lisa Swartz, the winner of our 2015 Wear the Apparel Photo Contest, and of a night stay in a Partner Hotel for convenience and extra luxury headed into race...

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Featured AMA: Andy Smith

 We'd like to send out a big thanks to Andy Smith for being a returning Asheville Marathon & Half Ambassador!   You know that Andy has been training hard to get ready for this years' race… just last month he completed a half marathon while supporting the...

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Featured AMA: April Shuping

Congratulations to April Shuping of Gainesville, Florida for becoming our latest featured Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador! Accountant and mother of two, April keeps it interesting by running dozens of races up and down the East Coast! This flat-lander admits...

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Featured AMA: Craig Lancaster

We're so excited to have Craig Lancaster as a returning Asheville Marathon & Half Ambassador! As a biker and trail or marathon runner, Craig copes with an injured knee but still manages to run the distance! An inspiration to us all, Craig can keep the pace, run up...

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Featured AMA: Sarah Sladen

Beginning her running career at an early age, Sarah Sladen is an avid and enthusiastic runner and we're very excited to have her as a new Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador! An active participant in the DC running community, Sarah also travels to several runs, up...

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Vote now for your Favorite Apparel Photo!

WE HAVE RECEIVED MANY GREAT PHOTO SUBMISSIONS! PLEASE HELP US PICK THE WINNER BY VOTING FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO! The Winner will receive a one night stay, in one of our partner hotel's, on race weekend! Below are the photos and bios. Thank you to everyone who...

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Featured AMA: John Scott

We would like to welcome back John Scott as an Asheville Marathon & Half Ambassador! This is his second year as Ambassador and 3rd year at the Asheville Marathon and Half! John, a great "glass is half-full" kind of guy, is wonderful to be around and an inspiration...

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Featured AMA: Samantha Nielsen

Congratulations to Samantha Nielsen: Our featured (returning) Asheville Marathon & Half Ambassador! A runner since middle school, she never thought she would love long distance running. Married nearly 2 years now, Samantha and husband Michael run marathons, halves...

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Featured AMA: Elizabeth Hotaling

We are so excited to have Elizabeth Hotaling as a returning Asheville Marathon Ambassador! A resident of Greenville, SC, Elizabeth began her running adventure through her 9th grade cross country team. She has been running ever since! Picking up triathlons a few years...

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