Things to know regarding event day transportation:
The start of the race is several miles from the entrance of Biltmore Estate, in Antler Hill Village, so you will need to either drive or take a shuttle to the start line. It takes approximately 20-25 minutes to get to the race start from the front entrance of the Biltmore Estate, with minimal traffic.
Please carpool if you can, it’s good for the environment and you can share in the pre-race anticipation, and it will help make race day parking run a whole lot smoother. You can also purchase a shuttle pass on imathlete and pick up a ride to and from the start/finish line for extra convenience and piece of mind.
Register for a Shuttle Bus!
Every Shuttle Bus location will take you to the start line! Once you have registered for a shuttle ticket, pick-up your ticket at the race expo, and hop onboard. Buses run from 5am to 7am, must be in line by 6am.
If you have already registered for the Asheville Marathon & Half, but are unsure if you chose a Shuttle Bus location, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to ride one of the race shuttles, you can reserve a spot on the shuttle for $10 via online registration. You will receive your shuttle ticket at packet pick-up, and board your bus at the DoubleTree Hotel shuttle location.
**New to 2017** To encourage and eco-friendly event and to help reduce congestion on the Estate, 2017 shuttle riders will receive a special, one of a kind Asheville Marathon swag item for riding the shuttle. Additional locations will also be added for 2017 to encourage ridership.
LIMITED NUMBER OF SHUTTLE TICKETS AVAILABLE, SO ACT QUICKLY TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT
So, indulge in VIP service and help us eliminate as much congestion on the roads as possible on race morning. This is one way that we foresee this will make everyone’s experience getting to the start of the race better.
Thank you to Young Transportation for being a sponsor of this event and for providing comfy, safe shuttle service to/from the event!
DoubleTree Hotel — This location is within minutes of the entrance to Biltmore Estate. Please park in the DoubleTree parking lot, DO NOT PARK in the TGI Fridays parking lot adjacent to DoubleTree Hotel or at MAHEC next door. Overflow parking will be available at Biltmore Village Lodge.
Arriving shuttles will pick up participants beginning at 4:30 am till 6:15 am, leaving approx. every 20-30 minutes. Last shuttle leaves promptly at 6:15 am. No exceptions. Shuttle Tickets and Biltmore Tickets will be checked when boarding.
Departing shuttles will return participants back to DoubleTree beginning at 9:30am until 2:30 pm and leaving every 30 minutes; on the top and bottom of every hour.
Directions to the Asheville Marathon & Half at the Biltmore Estate:
From Interstate 40 East: Take I-40 east to Asheville. Take exit 50 (US Highway 25), then turn left at the traffic light after exiting. Stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
From Interstate 40 West: Take I-40 west to Asheville and take exit 50B (US Highway 25 North). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
From Interstate 26/U.S. Highway 19/23 East: Take I-26 east to Asheville. In Asheville, take I-240 east to I-40 west. Follow Interstate 40 west to exit 50B (US Highway 25 North). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
From Interstate 26 West: Follow I-26 west towards Asheville to exit 31A (Hickory/Knoxville exit). Take I-40 east to exit 50 (US Highway 25), then turn left at the traffic light after exiting. Stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
From the Blue Ridge Parkway: Take the U.S. Highway 25 North exit; Biltmore is approximately 4 miles from the parkway.