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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Looking for 13 Runners in the 50 State Challenge

THE 2019 STATE CHALLENGE The Asheville Marathon and Half has become an event 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 in 2018 for sharing their love...

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Asheville: a Destination City & Race Weekend Getaway

Asheville: a Destination City & Race Weekend Getaway

9 Vacation-Worthy Marathons by Outside Online Asheville Marathon Asheville, North Carolina, just might be the Southeast’s coolest mountain town. You’ve got the mountains, the craft breweries, and a funky little town with plenty to see and do. The March...

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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 2019 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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Expo Info

Expo Info

Expo Info  Health & Fitness Expo – Friday, March 16th, 11am-7pm   Mini Expo – Saturday, March 17th, 2-5pm (Expo exhibitions and half/marathoner-runner packet pick-up and registration.) Parking: Please park in the front or rear of DoubleTree Hotel or at the  brand...

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Celebrate

Celebrate

Food & Beverages 8:30am - 12:00pm (Saturday) / 2:30pm (Sunday): Ingles will provide complimentary food and drinks for race participants and volunteers. 8:30am - 12:00pm (Saturday) / 10am - 2:30pm (Sunday): Post Race Celebrations – Oskar Blues will serve beer (21+...

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On Course

On Course

Water Stations & Nutrition GET TO KNOW YOUR 2018 FULL MARATHON WATER STATIONS: Deerpark – Mile 2 – Water Only Biltmore House – Mile 5 – CLIF Gels, GATORADE electrolyte drink Bearpin – Mile 7 1/2 & 23 1/2 –  GATORADE electrolyte drink, CLIF Gels, Coke, CLIF...

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Race Morning

Race Morning

Bag Check Runners will receive a Fleet Feet, Clear Plastic ‘Finisher’ bag at the Race Expo in your goody bag. Runners MUST use the finisher bags provided to have their bag included in our Finisher Bag tent that is next to the finish line and...

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General Info

General Info

Race Weekend Timeline   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...

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2018 AVL Marathon Weekend Timeline of Events

2018 AVL Marathon Weekend Timeline of Events

Expo Info Health & Fitness Expo – Friday, March 16th, 11am-7pm  Mini Expo – Saturday, March 17th, 2-5pm (Expo exhibitions and half/marathoner-runner packet pick-up and registration.) Parking: Please park in the front or rear of DoubleTree Hotel or at the brand new...

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Plan Your Race Weekend

Plan Your Race Weekend

Have you made your travel plans for the 2018 Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate? Don't worry, we got you covered! Book your stay with one of our partner hotels. Worried about transportation? We got you covered there too! Purchase a Shuttle Ticket to take...

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You’re Invited!

You’re Invited!

We have some phenomenal speakers lined up for our Kick Off Dinner! This is a night you won’t want to miss!   Join us Friday, March 16th at 6:30pm for what is sure to be an inspiring dinner with our keynote speaker, Mirna Valerio.  Brooklyn born Mirna Valerio has...

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Mirna Valerio

Mirna Valerio

Brooklyn born Mirna Valerio has just celebrated her 40th birthday in an unusual fashion – by completing the grueling Javelina Jundred 100km ultra marathon in the mountains of Arizona.  While this might surprise many, challenging convention is Mirna’s specialty. ...

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Announcing Sky’s The Limit Fund as our 2018 Charity Partner

Announcing Sky’s The Limit Fund as our 2018 Charity Partner

Sky’s the Limit Fund (STLF) is a non-profit organization that supports youth in crisis by providing grants for wilderness therapy programs, family coaching services, community outreach and more for families with financial need.  SUWS of the Carolinas is one of STLF’s...

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Announcing our 2018 Charity Partner

Announcing our 2018 Charity Partner

Sky’s the Limit Fund (STLF) is a non-profit organization that supports youth in crisis by providing grants for wilderness therapy programs, family coaching services, community outreach and more for families with financial need. The crisis of today’s youth has reached...

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Can you help lead the way? Be a Pacer!

Can you help lead the way? Be a Pacer!

We realize that completing “The Marathon” is a huge life-event. In its wake, many allow themselves to get caught up in the moment, firing out at the gun with reckless abandon, only to quickly fizzle out: undermining their training, their strategy, and their big day as...

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Join the 50 State Challenge

Join the 50 State Challenge

Join Us In Filling Up Our State Map! We want to run with people from every single state. Help us reach our goal by getting friends and family from every state to register and experience the one-of-a-kind Asheville Marathon and Half! The first participant to register...

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DRUMROLLLL…. Announcing the 2018 Partner!

DRUMROLLLL…. Announcing the 2018 Partner!

We welcome Oskar Blues to the 2018 Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate! Oskar Blues brewed up it’s first NC-batch of Dale’s Pale Ale on 12/12/12 and has been crankin’ out fresh OB beer for the East Coast ever since. “We’re in this to have fun and put some...

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Run With Us!

Run With Us!

YOU'RE INVITED! ASHEVILLE MARATHON & HALF TRAINING KICK-OFF PARTY! Join us for more info on the local community training program on Wednesday, October 25th:  6:00 pm — Group Run at Biltmore Park. All levels and abilities welcome. Meet in front of Fleet Feet.  6:45...

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Come Join the FUN!

Come Join the FUN!

  2018 Asheville Marathon and Half Marathon Training Programs  presented by Chi Running and Fleet Feet Sports Asheville.   Join us for more info on the local community training program on Wednesday, October 25th: 6:00 pm — Group Run at Biltmore Park. (all levels...

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