Community

Community is what the Asheville Marathon & Half is all about. Everything we do is done for our community, and without your involvement we couldn’t make it happen. Race Sponsors bring the invaluable financial backing and provide goodies for our participants to enjoy! Reach out to us if you interested in sponsorship opportunities. Our Charity Partners give us extra incentive to get running. And all the participants, Spectators and Volunteers are the backbone of event day.  Still curious? Learn more about what the Press + Media have to say and read Comments + Testimonials from other community members. We look forward to your involvement in the Asheville Marathon & Half and hope to see you on race day!

Race Expo/Bib Pickup
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 11am-7pm

Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 2-7pm

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 115 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Half Marathon
Saturday, March 19, 2022 & Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time: 7:30am
Location: Biltmore Estate
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Course Type: Loop
Stroller friendly? No
Disability friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No
Weather: Spring in the mountains means anything can happen. Wear layers!

Marathon
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time:  7:30am
Location: Biltmore Estate
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Course Type: Loop
Stroller friendly? No
Disability friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No
Weather: Spring in the mountains means anything can happen. Wear layers!

 

Registration Dates 
EARLY Sept. 21st to Sept 30th at midnight 
REGULAR Oct 1-Dec 31 
LATE Jan 1 - March 1 
RACE READY March 2nd - race day 

 

Free Shirt Deadline - March 1
Ship Swag Deadline - March 7

 

Shuttles 

Runners can be shuttled to the start line from either DoubleTree Hotel in Biltmore Village or the AB-Tech parking lots. Shuttle tickets are included in your registration fee. Visit the Transportation page for more info. 

Travel Info
Fly Into
Asheville Regional Airport — 25-30 minutes
Greenville Spartanburg International Airport — 1 hr. 15 minutes
Charlotte — 2 hours

Driving Directions to Biltmore Estate
Google Maps Directions

Lodging
We recommend looking for lodging at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville or stay next door at the Hampton Inn. These two hotels are the most convenient locations to get a race morning shuttle to and from the race. 

HOTEL INFORMATION

 

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

We are following current industry standards, as well as Biltmore Estate & State of North Carolina requirements for creating a safe race environment with the pandemic. The permit has been signed and approved with Biltmore Estate for the 2022 event. As the public health situation changes, precautions could be updated to include required rapid COVID testing, regardless of vaccination status.

Above all else, we are striving to make this event as safe as it can possibly be for all our participants, volunteers, and staff. If you're feeling unwell (or uncomfortable participating), we want you to be able to stay home, stay safe, and join us virtually without feeling like you're losing out.

Here are our options for registered participants who can't make it to the race:


TRANSFER FROM IN-PERSON TO VIRTUAL: You can transfer your in-person registration to a virtual registration for free at any point before the start of your race (either Saturday or Sunday at 7:30 AM - depending on what you registered for).


REFUNDS: Participants can request to be removed from the race for a $40 refund up until October 31st at midnight. After that date, no refunds will be given.


CANCELLATION: As we all know, the pandemic changes things quickly! We ask that you be flexible and patient as we may have to adjust things for this event up until the event takes place. If there are new limits on gathering restrictions set forth by the state of NC, we will adjust the start procedure to accommodate this limit and proceed with the event if possible. In the event that the U.S. or NC government, Buncombe County or City of Asheville declares a new stay-at-home order and we are not able to have the in person event, all ‘in person’ event registrations will automatically be converted to the Virtual Event.

If the race gets switched to a virtual event, you will have your swag mailed to you (shirt + medal) for free. These items can be picked up locally or mailed for free if you are from out of town.