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 on the...

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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 Asheville. The other two...

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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 destinations like...

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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. We...

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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 3,000...

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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 checks...

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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 other...

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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 list in Gilded...

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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 course...

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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 in November...

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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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MOMS MAGICAL MILES reports on the 2015 Asheville Half Marathon

2015 AMAmbassador, Amy Albers from Atlanta, GA, shares her inside perspective on running her 13th half marathon at the 2015 Asheville Marathon & Half at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Review the insights from her blog, Moms Magical Miles, below. SEE ORIGINAL...

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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 so proud of...

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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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