Take the challenge – Run in America’s largest backyard!

 Asheville Marathon &
Half Marathon

Returning to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Sunday, March 20, 2022


Run in America’s Largest Backyard! We are celebrating 10 years of running the Asheville Marathon and Half. This race is one-of-a-kind, and run entirely on Biltmore Estate’s property. Both the Half and the Marathon include views of Biltmore House, beautiful mountain landscapes, historic gardens, and more! 

Friends and Family can run the Civilized Side together.

For the first 10 miles, full & half marathoners’ run the same course. Enjoying all the European Gardens, the exquisite views of the Biltmore House, and the manicured grounds. When the full marathoners break for the primitive west side, half marathoners will complete their last three miles along the beautiful, rustic banks of the French Broad River.


“the scenery was breathtaking!”
“truly a grass roots event”
“set the bar for a truly memorable racing experience.”

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
Course Type: Loop
Stroller friendly? No
Disability friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No
Weather: Spring in the mountains means anything can happen. Wear layers!

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time:  7:30am
Location: Biltmore Estate
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



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

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. 




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.



*Preliminary design, subject to change




We are thrilled to launch the new 13.1 x 3 series, the Appalachian Trilogy! Run 3 out of 4 of these Half Marathons in 2022 and recieve a unique commemorative medal! Asheville Half Marathon (March 19 or 20), Jump off Rock Half Marathon (May 14), RAD Half Marathon (June 12) Black Bear Half Marathon (October 8), and receive a gorgeous gold commemorative, Appalachian Trilogy medal. We will also have some super, cool swag to go along with this new challenge to keep you motivated to train all year long! 

How do I sign up? Register for three of the above half marathons and you are automatically entered into the Trilogy! Must sign up for three events by June 30, 2022 in order to be eligible.