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 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 or AB-Tech shuttle location.
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.
Note: 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.
LIMITED NUMBER OF SHUTTLE TICKETS AVAILABLE, SO ACT QUICKLY TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT!
DoubleTree Hotel — 115 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
This location is designated for Biltmore Farms hotel guests and participants as parking is limited.
**Do not park in the TGI Fridays parking lot, there is overflow parking in Biltmore Village.**
AB-Tech — 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801
This location is designated for local participants and guests lodging at non-Biltmore Farms hotels.
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 & AB-Tech 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.