2020 Expo Information: Packet Pick-up and Registration

2020 Expo Information: Packet Pick-up and Registration

The Asheville Marathon & Half Expo — FREE and open to the public — — 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 at the DoubleTree...

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2020 Bag Check at the Finisher Bag Check

2020 Bag Check at the Finisher Bag Check

2020 Bag Check at the Finisher Bag Tent Runners will receive a Fleet Feet Asheville, clear plastic ‘Finisher’ bag at the Race Expo INSIDE your goody bag. Runners MUST use the clear plastic finisher bags provided by us to have their bag included at the Finisher Bag...

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Making water stations fun and practical

Making water stations fun and practical

by Morgan McAslan, Asheville Marathon Ambassador The water stations at the Asheville Marathon and Half are special. Generally, water stations can be a mixed bag. When you’re running past a water station there always seem to be a half a dozen cups being lunged at you...

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Tom’s annual marathon race day tips

Tom’s annual marathon race day tips

by Tom Mangan, Asheville Marathon Ambassador You already know to hydrate, not to go out too fast, not to overdress, and to trust your training. Here are a few additional suggestions to ensure an enjoyable race day experience for all. 1. Read the info on...

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What to do around town after the Asheville Marathon and Half

What to do around town after the Asheville Marathon and Half

by Christine Yablonski Congratulations! You finished your Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Backyard to Backyard Challenge, or Backyard to Vineyard Challenge! Now what? Maybe you’ve been to Asheville before, maybe this is your very first visit. You’ve probably heard about...

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Asheville Marathon and Half wins multiple awards

Asheville Marathon and Half wins multiple awards

The Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate was recognized in three categories in 2019 by Bibrave 100! The event was listed as one of the Top 10 Best Weekend Experience in the U.S., one of the Top 20 Half Marathons in the U.S., and one of the Top 20 Marathons in the...

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Running a race on mixed surface and terrain

Running a race on mixed surface and terrain

by Tom Mangan "Running a race on mixed surface and terrain can be better on your body during the race and for post-race recovery." How does that commercial go…I’m no doctor, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Disclaimers away, here it goes. We runners...

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Finishing the Race for Completion Not Competition

Finishing the Race for Completion Not Competition

“If you want to run fast, run alone. If you want to go far-run with with others.” ~ someone smart on the internet  by Leslie Sloan This quote has meant a lot to me this past year.  I trained and ran the Boston Marathon alone in April. Boston was a life goal and I...

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Yoga, Kaiut and Training for Asheville Marathon

Yoga, Kaiut and Training for Asheville Marathon

by Morgan McAslan Six weeks before my first 26.2, this past March’s Asheville Marathon at Biltmore, I started to get a niggle in the back right side of my right knee. After every run I would ice extensively. I was taking ibuprofen regularly. I needed to keep the knee...

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From Athletica Anorexia to Healthy Running

From Athletica Anorexia to Healthy Running

by Danielle Burch Every day, we are bombarded by a barrage of “demands” from social media, ranging from what to eat, do, wear, and be all the way up to how our bodies should look, according to some arbitrary social norm.  It’s hard. LIFE is hard. But if we learn from...

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How to stay motivated to run in the winter

How to stay motivated to run in the winter

by Tom Mangan, Asheville Marathon Ambassador A good part of the country experienced some unseasonably cold weather recently.  For many runners, it was a wakeup call that the winter training season is nearly upon us.  Races such as the Asheville Marathon + Half at...

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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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