Take the 26.2 mi. challenge – Run in America’s largest backyard!


 Asheville
Full Marathon


Returning to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC
Sunday, March 18, 2018

 

A 26.2 mile racing event, unlike any other, taking place in Asheville, North Carolina at America’s largest backyard on Biltmore Estate. Asheville Marathoners will wind through hardwood forest, meadows, crackling gardens, and breath-taking views of the Biltmore Estate on Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 7:30am. Marathon runners will traverse over paved, dirt, and gravel trail roads including running in front of The Biltmore House, by the lagoon and through vineyards on the primitive west side of the estate.

“the scenery was breathtaking!”
“truly a grass roots event”
“set the bar for a truly memorable racing experience.”

With the European-style formal gardens left in your wake, you will move into a much different passageway, encompassed by untamed foliage and less civilized terrain. The wild side of Biltmore: where few eyes have seen… where few feet have trod… a different kind of Biltmore experience awaits. The stunning winding west-side of the course has some rolling hills to conquer, uneven surfaces on wide-carriage, dirt/gravel and rocky roads. It will be an unforgettable, rewarding and well-supported marathon with updated routes for this year’s enhanced experience!

FIRST and ONLY Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate!

Participating in this event automatically puts you in the history books as you will be part of the 6th annual elite boutique 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, a cozy embroidered blanket, and a finisher’s woodallion. Race entry includes access to the Biltmore grounds. For a complete list of amenities and regulations, see Registration page.

 

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.