COURSE

The Asheville Marathon & Half are point-to-point races that takes participants on a running adventure through the best parts of this iconic community. Both courses begin in the heart of Downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park. Runners will traverse city streets and then head north through the historic Montford neighborhood. After a generous descent into the River Arts District, the remainder of both courses follows the banks of the French Broad River through parks and greenways and concludes at Karen Cragnolin Greenway Park. Both courses are USATF sanctioned and certified and the marathon is a Boston qualifying event.

Marathon Certification number: NC24001DF | Half Marathon Certification number: NC24002DF

Exciting Course Enhancements for 2024!
Watch the video highlighting this year's course updates:

Marathon Course

Saturday, March 16, 2024
Start Time: 7:30 am
Location: Downtown Asheville

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Half Marathon Course

Saturday, March 16, 2024
Start Time: 7:30 am
Location: Downtown Asheville

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Official Nutrition & Hydration Partner

    We are thrilled to welcome UnTapped back as the Official Nutrition and Hydration Partner of the Asheville Marathon & Half. We are inspired by their natural approach to hydration and energy gels and if you haven't tried them before, you're going to love them! UnTapped will be providing Grape Mapleaid at water stations on the course along with Salted Citrus, Coffee and Maple Energy Gels. To learn more about these products and for a link to order a sample bundle to try during your training, please click HERE.

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    Course Support

    • Water: Approximately every two to three miles.
    • Electrolytes: UnTapped Mapleaid Hydration will be at all water stops along the course.
    • Gels: UnTapped Energy Gels will be at all water stops beginning at Mile 4.7 through Mile 24.
    • Energy bars: JAMBARs will be at all water stops beginning at Mile 4.7 through Mile 24.
    • Coca Cola
      • Half - Mile 12
      • Marathon - Mile 18.5, Mile 20, Mile 22.5, Mile 24
    • Pickle Juice:
      • Half - Mile 10.5
      • Marathon - Mile 12.5, Mile 15.5, Mile 17, Mile 20, Mile 24
    • Port-o-johns/Restrooms: Start, Finish and near every water stop
    • Medical attention: Available along the course

    Course Time Limit

    We encourage the seasoned and first time marathoners (including walkers) alike to take part. Our course, water stations and finish line are only open for 6.5 hours. This requires a 14:53 per mile pace. You must pass these points by the following times in order to continue with course support:

    • Mile 5 – 8:45am
    • Mile 8.5 – 9:37am
    • Mile 15.5 – 11:21am
    • Mile 20 – 12:30pm

    Bag Drop

    The bag drop station will be located at the top of Pack Square, adjacent to the pavilion. Affix the Gear Check tag from your race bib and drop a bag with a change of clothes. We'll move it to the finish line for you. Any clothing you plan to discard at the start line will need to go into your bag prior to dropping it off.