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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Featured AMA: Christine Hetzel

We are so pleased to have Christine Hetzel returning as an Asheville Marathon Ambassador for 2015! Christine sure knows how to move! She's on a mission to complete a half marathon in each of the 50 states, as well as training for an Olympic Triathlon in Florida!...

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Featured AMA: Silvia Henry

"Of all the marathons I have run, the Asheville Marathon is THE bucket list course." ~Silvia Henry We welcome Silvia Henry of Kodak as a returning Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador! An enthusiastic runner, having completed 21 marathons, she is determined and a...

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Enter the Apparel Photo Contest and win a Hotel Stay!

Dig through your photos, or grab a friend and pose! Between now and Jan 31st, submit pictures of yourself, friends, or family sporting Asheville Marathon & Half apparel to be entered to win a fabulous one night stay in one of our partner hotels on March 14th. (all...

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Featured AMA: Marty Harwood-Edes

Returning AMAmbassador, Marty Harwod-Edes, has run 6 marathons and numerous half marathons. She likes to travel the states using running as a way to get an unique view of the cities she visits. This lead to her starting Asheville Running Tours. It is a Company that...

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Featured AMA: Stephanie Hance

Stephanie, a resident of Greenville, SC, is a lifelong swimmer and athlete, having run her first half marathon at the age of 10!   She took a long break from running to focus on her swimming and school, but she's back as of 2011 with a series of triathlons and...

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Featured AMA: Mindy Bayless

Originally from Hickory, NC, Mindy has now been a resident of Asheville for several years. Well educated, with a Masters in Public Affairs from WCU, Mindy's career is her passion: helping girls build confidence and courage through the Girl Scouts.   Mindy is an...

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Featured AMA: Sue Caplan

We're so excited to have Sue Caplan with us for the Asheville Marathon & Half in 2015! . In addition to being a great runner and enthusiastic supporter, Sue is a professional photographer and avid music fan! Besides being an Asheville Marathon Ambassador, Sue...

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Asheville Marathon & Half SOLD OUT and Fit to Bust!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, attention front and center, please: we have an announcement to make… The Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate has filled all our regular registration slots, including the extra 100 spots added. This is a record EARLY...

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Featured AMA: Michael Brown

MICHAEL BROWN | BIRMINGHAM, AL | Asheville Marathon Ambassador  "I find inspiration and motivation at some of the strangest places. A lot of times during a race I'll gauge my opponents on how fatigued they appear. I know if… I could hear everyone around me huffing and...

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Featured AMA: Nicki Conroy

Nicki Conroy has returned as one of our 2015 Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassadors! . She has an amazing story and a lot to share for new as well as experienced runners! We're so excited to have Nicki as a returning Ambassador! Being a crucial element of running,...

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Featured AMA: Julie Blanda

Three cheers for Asheville Marathon Ambassador Julie! "I am 251 days into a Runstreak! A little over two years ago, I found myself close to 200 pounds. Approaching my mid 30s, I knew that if I didn’t change my lifestyle, not just eating and exercise-but LIFESTYLE- I...

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Balega Neon Socks Unite Community for Health & Animal Rescue

 The company, world-renowned for both their select running socks and their charitable work, would like to share a little about what they do and strives for in their own words: “Balega is a proud American / South African Initiative. We produce the highest quality...

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Featured AMA: Tim Bayless

Tim Bayless, returning Asheville Marathon Ambassador, shares his boundless enthusiasm and optimism with the racing community alongside his wife, and fellow AMA, Mindy. They can be seen at many iDaph Events including the Asheville Marathon & Half, the Asheville...

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Last Chance Early Bird Training Tees

  REGISTER NOW & GET AN OFFICIAL TRAINING TEE FOR FREE!   Register for the Asheville Marathon or Half Marathon, using the code below, by November 15th to get your official 'In Training Tee!' Limited edition Asheville Marathon & Half 'In Training'...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Adam Amundson

ADAM AMUNDSON | GREENSBORO, NC Bio: "I began running regularly after college and spent many years competing in local 5ks and "fun races".  After a move to Boston I got serious about running long distances. I joined a cult (November Project) which was later featured in...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Amy Albers

Amy Albers, 2015 Asheville Marathon (& Half) Ambassador… . …and mother of three provides insiders perspective into maintaining motivation to run despite the doldrums of daily living during the winter time change in her helpful blog: Break Your Running Funk: The...

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Congratulations Royal Trifecta Challengers!

With a trinity of exquisite races at the Estate on our 2014 calendar, we thought we would take your Biltmore experience one step further by offering another test of will! Those of you who managed to finish ALL THREE of our 2014 races at Biltmore, will lay claim to the...

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Meet your 2015 Asheville Marathon & Half Race Ambassadors!

. Meet the Diplomats of Running Our 2015 Amazing Race Ambassadors:   After much thought and debate trying to decide on finalists from among all the excellent submissions, we have selected an amazing group of running enthusiasts from across the United States...

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Asheville Marathon Ambassadors Wanted: Step Up & Represent!

Do you have the gift of gab? Are you a serial Tweet-er? Are your social connections and oratory prowess only surpassed by your running PRs? Are you excited about the adventure of 13 or 26 Miles through America’s Largest Backyard? We have some exciting news for you! We...

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What 'Boutique Style' about the Asheville Marathon?

At the Asheville Marathon & Half we're frequently asked 'Why is the Asheville Marathon called a boutique style marathon?' Participant, Paula Jean Lunt, has the perfect explanation:   "To me, this photo says it all. While we run by what was once the largest...

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Vote for your Favorite in our Photo Contest

Folks have submitted so many great photos for our 2014 Best Participant Photo Contest, and we've finally narrowed it down to the top 10! The winner of the photo contest will receive a complimentary entry to the 2015 marathon or half marathon at Biltmore Estate!  ...

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Feeling Creative? Enter our Art Contest!

The Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate is looking for unique, dynamic, and original artwork that captures the “magic and feel” of this boutique destination event and experience! Enter our…   2015 ASHEVILLE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON ART DESIGN...

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