WELCOME to the 2019 Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate! We are beyond thrilled to have you part of this 7th Annual event run entirely all on Biltmore Estate’s property on March 16 and 17th! You have put in the WORK and now it is time to taper, relax and enjoy the last part of your journey: getting to the start line, enjoying the scenery and each step of the race and celebrating at the finish line! Use hashtag #RUNLUCKY7AVL as you are prepping and shaking out your last minute training for the race, then all weekend long for a chance at a highlight and re-posts on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
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. We suggest you go ahead and pre-order these ONLINE HERE before the deadline of Sunday, March 10th. We will have limited availability for Shuttle tickets to be purchased at the race expo. Shuttle pick-up locations are available at AB-Tech (for local and non-Biltmore Farms hotel guests) and Double Tree Hotel (for Biltmore Farms hotel guests).
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.
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 (your runner ticket received with your race bib) 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.