Learn about our 2018 Charity Partners and how you can run for a cause!


Learn about our 2018 Charity Partners and how you can run for a cause!

Join one of our Champion Charity Partners below and claim one of their limited number of spots in the 2018 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 of fundraising helps the charities immensely. The added perk is being part of a great group with extra cheers on race day!

These local non-profit organizations are dedicated to a variety of causes and needs across western North Carolina and will be providing volunteer support before, during and after the 2018 event in exchange for a variety of fundraising opportunities! These are the folks who help drive our race participants to the finish line with a SMILE! Scroll down to find out more about their charity spots and running for a cause!

Interested in joining us as a 2018 Charity Partner? Find more info HERE.

Race for a CHAMPION or COMMUNITY Charity in 2018!

We are seeking runners to help fundraise for our Community and Champion Charities in the upcoming 2018 Asheville Marathon & Half! When our partners are selected, you will be able to sign up through one of them and potentially get free race tickets along with your own cheer team and more perks for helping them!

Find out more about becoming a Community Charity Partner or submit your organization on our Charity Partner Submission page. 

Great Running Socks for Good Causes


2014 Balega OrangeNeon Balega SocksBlue 2015 Balega Socks

Get your own pair of Asheville Marathon and Half Balega socks in the BALEGA BOOTH at the RACE EXPO. All proceeds from sales go to our Champion Charity Partners.

All Balega socks incorporate a hand linked toe closure which eliminates abrasion across the top of the foot and a knit extra deep heel pocket to ensure they fit the foot perfectly and don’t slide during activity.


Our 2018 Charity Partners are TBD!

THANK YOU to our past Charity Partners!
2017: The Joseph Initiative, The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County, & The Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
2016: The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County, Consider Haiti &
YoungLife of Asheville & Buncombe County
2015: Girls on the Run, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and Consider Haiti
2014: Charity Partners: Inheritance of Hope and Mountain Area Health Education Center
2013 Charity Partners: Leukemia & Lymphoma and Mission Cancer Foundation