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Why Asheville Marathon is a unique race experience

Why Asheville Marathon is a unique race experience

by Mariah Parsley The Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate is an event I prioritize on my schedule every year. As an Asheville local (additionally graced with a Biltmore Estate annual pass), I am often questioned why I enjoy this race so much; WHY would I pay to run...

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Why I chose the Asheville Marathon as my first marathon

Why I chose the Asheville Marathon as my first marathon

Why I chose the Asheville Marathon as my first marathon by Christin Carter  After spending 2018 running half marathons and constantly trying to push myself, I decided if I was EVER going to run a full marathon, that was the time to do it. I felt like I was probably...

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Ladies’s weekend ideas for the Asheville Marathon & Half

Ladies’s weekend ideas for the Asheville Marathon & Half

8 Reasons to Make the 8th Asheville Marathon & Half your next girls' weekend by Julia DiTillio Bips Mountain air. Flowers in bloom. Wine. Have I gotten your attention yet? The Asheville Marathon is the perfect excuse for a girls’ weekend getaway for you and your...

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Asheville Marathon & Half is only five months away!

Asheville Marathon & Half is only five months away!

Only five months away! Time to start planning for your spring marathon! Asheville Marathon celebrates 8th year The 8th annual Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate is the only race of its kind, run entirely on the grounds of Biltmore in Asheville, North...

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Raise money with us for your cause

Raise money with us for your cause

Join one of our Champion Charity Partners below and claim one of their limited number of spots in the 2020 Asheville Marathon and Half. Register through the Champion Charity of your choice. Give purpose to your run by raising funds for causes in need. Doing this type...

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Meet Your 2020 Ambassadors!

Meet Your 2020 Ambassadors!

MEET THE AMBASSADORS OF RUNNING We are happy to announce our 2020 Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate Race Ambassadors  After combing through hundreds of submission, we have selected an amazing group of running enthusiasts from across the United States. ...

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Asheville Marathon & Half Highlights

Asheville Marathon & Half Highlights

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...

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2020 Asheville Marathon & Half Ambassadors Needed

2020 Asheville Marathon & Half Ambassadors Needed

Time to Shine!  Want to be a part of the race happenings at the Asheville Marathon & Half next year? Then come be an Ambassador for us! We are asking enthusiastic and well-connected runners from around the country and the globe to help spread the word and...

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2020 Asheville Marathon & Half Hotel Partners

2020 Asheville Marathon & Half Hotel Partners

Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate 2020 Partner Hotels & Amenities   BILTMORE ESTATE HOTELS Biltmore Estate Hotels offer racers and spectators the finest amenities that Biltmore has to offer within a short walk to the start and finish line of...

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2019 Celebrate Asheville Marathon & Half

2019 Celebrate Asheville Marathon & Half

Food & Beverages 8:30am – 11:15am (Saturday) / 2:00pm (Sunday): Ingles will provide complimentary food and drinks for race participants and volunteers. 8:30am – 11:15am (Saturday) / 10am – 2:00pm (Sunday): Post Race Celebrations – Oskar Blues will serve beer (21+...

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2019 On Course Asheville Marathon & Half

2019 On Course Asheville Marathon & Half

Water Stations & Nutrition provided by Ingles Markets  GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER STATIONS: Saturday: (Half Marathon) Water Station 1: at Deerpark: Mile 2: Team Boom | Water Only Water Station 2: at Parking Lot before Biltmore House: Mile 5: Orangetheory Asheville  |...

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2019 Race Morning Asheville Marathon & Half

2019 Race Morning Asheville Marathon & Half

Bag Check at the Finisher Bag Tent Runners will receive a Fleet Feet Asheville, clear plastic ‘Finisher’ bag at the Race Expo INSIDE your lululemon goody bag. Runners MUST use the clear plastic finisher bags provided by us to have their bag included at the Finisher...

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2019 General Info Asheville Marathon & Half

2019 General Info Asheville Marathon & Half

#RUNLUCKY7AVL 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...

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2019 Expo Info

2019 Expo Info

The Asheville Marathon & Half Expo — FREE and open to the public — There are a variety of products, apparel, services and more to view and purchase at the Asheville Marathon & Half Health and Fitness Expo. You will find marathon memorabilia and discounted...

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2019 Asheville Marathon Weekend Timeline of Events

2019 Asheville Marathon Weekend Timeline of Events

The Asheville Marathon & Half Expo — FREE and open to the public — There are a variety of products, apparel, services and more to view and purchase at the Asheville Marathon & Half Health and Fitness Expo. You will find marathon memorabilia and discounted...

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Donate your Shoes

Donate your Shoes

Our goal is to collect 250 shoes for the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries Foot Care Clinic! BRING SHOES, BRING SHOES, BRING SHOES!  Shoes can be dropped off at the Expo on Friday or Saturday OR at the Finisher Bag Tent on race day! Please bring gently used or new...

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Beer City, USA

Beer City, USA

If you've been to Asheville before then perhaps you know that it's been crowned 'Beer City, USA.' Ambassador Andrew Corbin gives you an intro on what that means and where to go! Mike Jones, the owner of Fleet Feet Asheville and sponsor, describes the full experience...

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Running at Biltmore

Running at Biltmore

Get race day ready as Ambassador Tom Mangan walks you through the course and shares some Pro Tips along the way! Running at Biltmore is unlike many races you may have experienced.  Looking at the course maps, the first thing many runners will notice is that both the...

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Join the 2019 50 State Challenge

Join the 2019 50 State Challenge

THE 2019 STATE CHALLENGE - JOIN US IN FILLING UP OUR MAP! The Asheville Marathon and Half has become a race where runners from across our beautiful country travel in early spring to run 26.2, 13.1 or 39.3 miles all on the Biltmore Estate property. Thanks to everyone...

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Notable Sites & Features of the Course

Notable Sites & Features of the Course

Whether you're a local in Asheville accustomed to the climate or traveling from out of town, there is no telling what the weather will be like come race day.  But we don't run these races because they are easy, but because they are a challenge. The conditions are no...

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Trust us – you won’t want to miss this!

Trust us – you won’t want to miss this!

Two Months til Race Weekend! Challenges, half marathons, hotels & dinner are all close to sell out! You're Invited to our Pre-Race Dinner! We have a phenomenal speaker lined up for our Pre-Race Dinner! This is a night you won’t want to miss! Join us Friday March...

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From Half Marathoner to First Time Marathoner

From Half Marathoner to First Time Marathoner

I dare you to run a marathon & not have it change your life. Read Ambassador Deanne's story from her first experience running a full marathon at the 2018 Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate.  I turned 40 in June of 2018 and I decided I wanted to...

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Getting Race Ready

Getting Race Ready

Sometimes the best way to prepare for a major race like the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore, is to run more events!  The excitement and camaraderie of races is great motivation to stay accountable in training.  Michael, an ambassador for the 2019 Asheville...

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AVL Marathon: Out of Towner Guide to Asheville

AVL Marathon: Out of Towner Guide to Asheville

Destination races are a great excuse to travel somewhere new, and have become increasingly popular with both new and seasoned runners.  Lauren Seserko, ambassador for the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore, shares some of her "must do's" in Asheville!  She...

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Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate Named Top 20 Marathon

Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate Named Top 20 Marathon

The Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate is excited to be among the Top 20 Marathons on the BibRave 100!  The BibRave 100 - 2018 edition! Much like last year, runners who nominated their favorite Marathons to be part of The BibRave 100 praised the communities,...

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Make it a Runcation: Explore the Trails

Make it a Runcation: Explore the Trails

Looking to make the most out of your trip to Asheville? Ambassador Hannah Foust shares with us one of her favorite hikes in the Asheville area... I wanted to celebrate my birthday this year with my favorite thing: my dog. So we loaded up the car with snacks (coffee...

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Part 2: Challenge Races & Back to Back Races

Part 2: Challenge Races & Back to Back Races

A continuation of Part 1: Challenge Races & Back to Back Races, Wendy shares her personal experience with back to back races... Day 2 at the Biltmore started surprisingly well. The estate was gorgeous with the fresh snow and I was in love with the moment. Running...

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Part 1: Challenge Races & Back to Back Races

Part 1: Challenge Races & Back to Back Races

Wendy, a 2019 ambassador for the Asheville Marathon and Half, walks us through her experiences with challenge/back to back races.  She writes: First and foremost, I’m not an athlete or a coach or an expert in anything. I’m not really a runner. I hate running. I’m...

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First Time Half Marathoner

First Time Half Marathoner

Running your first half marathon? Casey Stephens is an ambassador for the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate, and shares with us her journey as a new distance runner, and tips to enjoy the racing experience.   As a new distance runner, I was...

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#BraveLikeGabe

#BraveLikeGabe

The Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate is SO excited to announce that the 2019 Charity Partner is Brave Like Gabe! Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald will be running the Half Marathon and speaking at the Pre-Event Dinner on Friday, March 15th (buy your dinner...

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A Quick Course Tour with the Race Director

A Quick Course Tour with the Race Director

  Explore some of the beautiful highlights you will experience on race day as you run alongside the Race Director during this quick tour around the estate.    It's November and fall in the mountains of Western North Carolina, the leaves are quickly falling...

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