What’s so special about participating in the Asheville Marathon & Half?

We have a whole host of reasons why we think this event should be on your list of races in 2020.


  • Both courses are run entirely on the Biltmore Estate property and wind through areas of the estate that are typically off-limits to guests
  • Race ticket doubles as an all-day pass for the Biltmore Estate and can be easily upgraded to tour the House at a discounted rate.
  • Ability to upgrade race ticket to season passes on race weekend for a significant discount.
  • Unique Two-Day Running Challenges: Backyard to Backyard Challenge (run the Saturday AND Sunday half marathons)
  • Backyard to Vineyard Challenge (run the Saturday half marathon AND Sunday full marathon)
  • Convenient race day shuttles from two Asheville locations (DoubleTree Biltmore Hotel and AB Tech campus)
  • Unique pre-race Expo and packet pickup at the DoubleTree Hotel with on-site screen printing, vendors, sponsors, and free swag
  • Limited edition wine bottled by the Biltmore Winery specifically to commemorate the Asheville Marathon & Half (available to purchase at the expo).
  • • An official USATF sanctioned event
  •  The Asheville Marathon is a Boston Qualifier race
  • Boutique-style photographs taken on course and at the race hub available for participants to purchase
  • Commemorative Brooks Podium Participant Tee
  • Asheville Marathon and Half custom-designed buff
  • Course marshals, rescue and medical support teams, and excellent signage on course
  • Fully-stocked and FUN water stations managed by local non-profits
  • Goody bag filled with swag from our race partners
  • Post-race beer provided by Oskar Blues Brewery
  • Post-race massages
  • Post-race party at the finish line with a Live DJ and emcee

We hope you will join us in 2020!