What is a VIV?

What is a VIV?

VIVs Very Important Volunteers By Nicki Conroy 2016 Asheville Marathon Ambassador If you think you or your group can handle a little more excitement than just cheering – VOLUNTEER! It takes hundreds of volunteers to make the Asheville Marathon & Half run smoothly....

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Charity Runner Spotlight: Consider Haiti-Kenny Capps

Charity Runner Spotlight: Consider Haiti-Kenny Capps

BY NICKI CONROY, A 2016 ASHEVILLE MARATHON AMBASSADOR The Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate partners with different local charities each year. These charities have runners who, on top of training for the race, also raise funds for the charities. This is...

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Charity Runner Spotlight: Young Life-Megan May

Charity Runner Spotlight: Young Life-Megan May

BY NICKI CONROY, A 2016 ASHEVILLE MARATHON AMBASSADOR The Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate partners with different local charities each year. These charities have runners who, on top of training for the race, also raise funds for the charities. This is...

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Football Jock to Visually-Impaired Marathoner

Football Jock to Visually-Impaired Marathoner

BY NICKI CONROY, A 2016 ASHEVILLE MARATHON AMBASSADOR   The Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate partners with different local charities each year. These charities have runners who, on top of training for the race, also raise funds for the charities....

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Where Do I Put All My Stuff While I Race?!?!

Asheville Marathon and Half Welcomes Mike Merino The Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate is excited to welcome its first visually impaired runner to its 2016 events.  Veteran marathoner, Mike Merino, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, will be joining...

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Meet Some of our 2016 Charity Runners, Part I

BY NICKI CONROY, A 2016 ASHEVILLE MARATHON AMBASSADOR You’ve put in the training but no one ever mentioned checking a bag. What is this thing called 'bag check'? Should you use it?   What is Bag Check? Bag checks vary by races. At the Boston Marathon, the bag...

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Meet Your Asheville Marathon and Half Water Stations!

BY NICKI CONROY, A 2016 ASHEVILLE MARATHON AMBASSADOR   Kyle Murphy is far from a new runner. He is a veteran of approximately ten full marathons. When you cannot remember how many you have run, you definitely have earned veteran status. Kyle enjoys running and...

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Run for Charity and Feel Awesome!

    This year we have enhanced our water station selections to give you all a variety of options and choices to support your race experience and personal preference. This year we are offering GU and Honey Stinger Gels, on course, with some stations offering VFuel and...

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Do you Want to Run Your Best in Gilded Glory?

As historically true, the Asheville Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate has filled up before the first of the year! (The  2016 Asheville MARATHON still has spots available, only the half marathon is full at this time.) There are still six ways you can gain entry to the...

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You can still join Training Programs to Be at your best!

    This year we have enhanced our water station selections to give you all a variety of options and choices to support your race experience and personal preference. This year we are offering GU and Honey Stinger Gels, on course, with some stations offering VFuel and...

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WE WANT YOU to Help us get all 50 states!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN IN TRAINING! The official Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate training programs, and learn the Chi Running technique to complete the Asheville Marathon, or Half, pain and injury-free, preparing you for this particular elite...

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Runners Abuzz About the Asheville Marathon

BY NICKI CONROY, A 2016 ASHEVILLE MARATHON AMBASSADOR   The Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate partners with different local charities each year. These charities have runners who, on top of training for the race, also raise funds for the charities....

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Ready to Book Your Stay for the Marathon & Half?

Asheville Marathon and Half Welcomes Mike Merino The Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate is excited to welcome its first visually impaired runner to its 2016 events.  Veteran marathoner, Mike Merino, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, will be joining...

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Our 2015 Royal Trifecta Participants Announced!

VIVs Very Important Volunteers By Nicki Conroy 2016 Asheville Marathon Ambassador If you think you or your group can handle a little more excitement than just cheering – VOLUNTEER! It takes hundreds of volunteers to make the Asheville Marathon & Half run smoothly....

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Meet your 2016 AMAmbassadors!

You've earned it!  By the time the 2016 Asheville Marathon Pre-Race Dinner comes, you've either completed a well-fought 13.1 miles at the beautiful Biltmore Estate or you're mentally, physically and emotionally preparing for some of the most stunning 26.2 miles of...

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5 Smart Reasons to Become a Charity Partner

Asheville Marathon and Half Welcomes Mike Merino The Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate is excited to welcome its first visually impaired runner to its 2016 events.  Veteran marathoner, Mike Merino, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, will be joining...

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MOMS MAGICAL MILES reports on the 2015 Asheville Half Marathon

  Do you have the gift of gab? Are you a serial Tweet-er? Are your social connections and oratory prowess only surpassed by your running PRs? Are you excited about the adventure of 13 or 26 Miles through America’s Largest Backyard? We have some exciting news for...

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Thanks for Participating in the Asheville Marathon & Half

2015 AMAmbassador, Amy Albers from Atlanta, GA, shares her inside perspective on running her 13th half marathon at the 2015 Asheville Marathon & Half at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Review the insights from her blog, Moms Magical Miles, below. SEE...

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SWIM.RUN.EAT reports on the 2015 Asheville Half Marathon

  Do you have the gift of gab? Are you a serial Tweet-er? Are your social connections and oratory prowess only surpassed by your running PRs? Are you excited about the adventure of 13 or 26 Miles through America’s Largest Backyard? We have some exciting news for...

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Featured AMA: Larrin Thompson

2015 AMAmbassador, Amy Albers from Atlanta, GA, shares her inside perspective on running her 13th half marathon at the 2015 Asheville Marathon & Half at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Review the insights from her blog, Moms Magical Miles, below. SEE...

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Featured AMA: Richard Rawdon

A big welcome to Larrin Thompson of Lexington, Kentucky for becoming an Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador! "I began 'really' running in college as way to keep off that pesky Freshman 15, but quickly found that running was so much more than exercise... it is peace...

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Featured AMA : Paul Laviska

Featured AMA : Paul Laviska

Our only senior Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador, at 71 years young, we are honored to welcome Richard Rawdon of Georgetown, Kentucky! A major inspiration, runner of 37 marathons, Richard is a great guy and offers a lot of wisdom to new runners. We're so excited...

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Get to Know the Upcoming Asheville Marathon & Half

A big welcome to Larrin Thompson of Lexington, Kentucky for becoming an Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador! "I began 'really' running in college as way to keep off that pesky Freshman 15, but quickly found that running was so much more than exercise... it is peace...

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Featured AMA: Kimberly Oehrlein

Featured AMA: Kimberly Oehrlein

Our only senior Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador, at 71 years young, we are honored to welcome Richard Rawdon of Georgetown, Kentucky! A major inspiration, runner of 37 marathons, Richard is a great guy and offers a lot of wisdom to new runners. We're so excited...

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Featured AMA: Tom Mangan

Featured AMA: Tom Mangan

We are very pleased to have Kimberly Oerhlein as a returning Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador! A highly accomplished runner who visits dozens of marathons a year, Kim is great at spreading the word about the Asheville Marathon and Half! "Last year's Asheville...

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Announcing our Wear the Apparel Photo Winner!

Announcing our Wear the Apparel Photo Winner!

Tom is an avid runner, who can be spotted at any number of running events in the Southeast!   THOMAS MANGAN* | PITTSBURGH, PA More info about our AMA coming soon! Favorite Run Food/Fuel – Generation UCAN & Fuel 100 Electro-Bites | TWITTER: @Tom_Mangan |...

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Featured AMA: Andy Smith

Featured AMA: Andy Smith

We are very pleased to have Kimberly Oerhlein as a returning Asheville Marathon and Half Ambassador! A highly accomplished runner who visits dozens of marathons a year, Kim is great at spreading the word about the Asheville Marathon and Half! "Last year's Asheville...

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Featured AMA: April Shuping

Tom is an avid runner, who can be spotted at any number of running events in the Southeast!   THOMAS MANGAN* | PITTSBURGH, PA More info about our AMA coming soon! Favorite Run Food/Fuel – Generation UCAN & Fuel 100 Electro-Bites | TWITTER: @Tom_Mangan |...

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