The 4th Annual Asheville Marathon & Half is limited to only 3,000 runners (1,500 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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
~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
~All spectator tickets/upgrades etc. need to be done at the Race expo on Friday, March 11th or Saturday, March 12th at the Biltmore Estate expo booth.
~Runner tickets can also be upgraded for house visits on race day at one of the Guest Service kiosks.
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 – Time TBD
Either Race Morning at Group Sales Office on Biltmore Estate beginning at 6:00 am
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.