Take the 13.1 mi. challenge – Run in America’s largest backyard!
Returning to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC
Saturday, March 11, 2017
We recognize that in early spring, at the start of the racing season, you may not want to engage in a full marathon, or maybe you do but would like to bring a friend that just isn’t up to the whole distance! That’s why we’re bringing back the HALF, Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estates’ answer to creating an entire destination experience for you, your friends and your family. If you want to experience the typical ‘off-limit’s’, primitive west side of the estate, you’ll have to train and sign up for the full marathon! The west side will remain exclusive for our full marathoners only.
Friends and Family can run the Civilized Side together.
For the first 10 miles, full & half marathoners’ run the same course. Enjoying all the European Gardens, the exquisite views of the Biltmore House, and the manicured grounds. When the full marathoners break for the primitive west side, half marathoners will complete their last three miles along the beautiful, rustic banks of the French Broad River.
Participating in this event automatically puts you in the history books as you will be part of an Inaugural Half Marathon event at Biltmore Estate! Every participant will receive either a women’s specific or a men’s custom designed race t-shirt, a goodie bag, and a finisher’s award and blanket. Race entry includes access to the Biltmore grounds. For a complete list of amenities see the Registration page.
Half Marathoners get to experience running on the Biltmore Estate, but in a manageable distance for all you busy racers. So, now there’s no excuse not to participate in this elite event experience. Halfers do get finisher awards but are not eligible for prize money, nor do elite programs or pace leader apply to this event.
Check out this video of the Original Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate by Bobby Bradley with the Asheville Citizen Times.
The Asheville Marathon & Half has great Charity Partners, who allow you to 'Run for a Cause', and the support of great Sponsors, like Chi-Running, who offers Training Programs geared towards Asheville Marathon & Half participants with professional tips and guidance to help you run the marathon faster, easier, and with less pain!
The Asheville Marathon is a certified race course and a Boston Marathon Qualifying event! USATF Sanction #16-13-044 and Certification Code #NC14024DF
Appalachian Distance Series of races has added the Asheville Marathon & Half to its Distance Series of the Southeast. Series includes: Asheville, Knoxville, Townsend, Chattanooga, and Oak Ridge. Complete all the races inside a twelve month period to earn your series finisher medal. Be sure to check out appalachiandistanceseries.org to get our event specific coupon codes.
Join our volunteer team!
It takes hundreds of volunteers to make the Asheville Marathon & Half run smoothly. Seize the opportunities to volunteer at this event to come and check it out or do a little extra if you are racing this weekend. We take good care of our volunteers with food, drinks, and a comfy volunteer t-shirt.