FULL MARATHON

Registration & Race Details

THE 5TH ANNUAL ASHEVILLE FULL & HALF MARATHON

returns to the Biltmore Estate in 2017

HALF
Saturday, March 11th

FULL
Sunday, March 12th

Take both in the Backyard to Vineyard Challenge!

Amenities

  • Exclusive use of the estate roads for running in the event. Minimal to no vehicular traffic on the east and west sides makes this destination marathon and half event even more serene, authentic & exquisitely beautiful.
  • Race headquarters hotel reserved room blocks or a Biltmore Farms hotel listed on our Race Hotels page.
  • Convenient VIP Race Day Shuttle Transportation Service to the start line and from the finish, for just $10. More Info on our Directions & Transportation page.
  • Personalized race number (bib)
  • Goody bag full of freebies – rated the best race bag swag ever!
  • Official cutom-designed participant t-shirt (available only at Race Expo)
  • Full Marathon Finishers Award
  • Post-race food including beer from Michelob Ultra
  • Post-race bag-check area
  • Post-race freebie to keep you warm!
  • Opportunity to qualify for Boston! (marathon only)

Limited Registration

The 4th Annual Asheville Marathon & Half is limited to only 2,800 runners (1,400 per each distance) and will sell out quickly. Approximately 1/3 of the marathon race will be run on paved surfaces and the other 2/3 of the marathon will be on dirt and gravel roads. The newly half marathon course will follow the same roads for the first ten miles with the marathon course and then the last three miles are flat, dirt carriage roads along the French Broad River.

No Expo or Race Day Registration Available.

Other ways to get an entry into the Half or the Full Marathon at Biltmore:

  1. Race with one of our Charity Partners: (limited entries available).
  2. Sign up for one of exclusive VIP Packages (limited entries available).

Age Restrictions

Participants under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign their Registration Waiver for all events. We do not recommend that participants under 18 run in the full marathon event, minimum age for marathon is 16 years old. There is no age maximum, if you can run, you are welcome!

Refund Policy

We are sorry, but we do not offer refunds for this event. However, we will issue you a 50% off discount code for the 2017 event if you notify us of your cancellation in the 2016 event by February 15, 2016.

NOTE: You may not GIVE your entry to a friend to run in your place! Due to USATF rules and regulations, each participant must register themselves and sign their own waiver. Any runner who is participating with another participant’s bib number will be disqualified. Photo ID’s and bib numbers will be checked at the race expo as well as at the entrance to the estate on race morning. Any runner on the race course without a bib will be pulled from the race immediately.

Spectator Tickets

The spectator fee is an entrance fee for spectators to get on to Biltmore Estate property, which is privately owned and not open to the general public.

ONE DAY TICKETS:

  • $18 + tax for Biltmore Annual Passholders
  • $23 + tax for those without Annual Pass
    • Upgrade to house visit $29 + tax
    • Upgrade to annual pass $69 + tax

TWO DAY TICKETS:

  • $28 + tax for Biltmore Annual Passholders
  • $33 + tax for those without Annual Pass

~Runners that want to visit the house on Friday or Monday will need to purchase a $33 + tax (two day ticket) plus the adult upgrade ticket $29 + tax

~Runner + Spectator tickets can be upgraded for house visits on race day at one of the Guest Service kiosks on the Biltmore Estate – NOT at the Race Expo.  Upgrades can be purchased at the Group Sales Office on Biltmore on Friday, March 11 (with race/spectator ticket in hand) until the office closes at 5pm and from 6:00am-5pm on Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13. They can also be purchased at the main ticket center from 8:30am-6:30pm and Biltmore’s other guest service locations on property during Biltmore’s normal operating hours.

Spectators tickets available for purchase on the following dates and locations:

March 11, 2016 – Half Marathon Race Expo –  11:00 am-5:00 pm – at DoubleTree Hotel

March 12, 2016 – Half Marathon Marathon Race Day / Marathon Race Expo – 12:00-5:00pm

Either Race Morning at Group Sales Office on Biltmore Estate beginning at 6:00 am

Volunteer!

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. Learn more at our Volunteer Info page.

VOLUNTEER