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


 Asheville Marathon &
Half Marathon


Returning to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC
Saturday, March 19, 2022
AND
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 or Saturday, March 19, 2022 
Time: TBA
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 115 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Half Marathon
Saturday, March 19, 2022 & Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time: Mass Starts - 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: Mass Starts - 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 

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. 

COVID-19 Guidelines

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 - permit has been signed and approved with Biltmore Estate for the 2022 event. This could include required rapid COVID testing, regardless of vaccination status. 

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.  Visit our Hotel page for more info. 

Google Map Directions to DoubleTree

 

Refund Policy

In order to plan this event in the short time-frame that we have left to us before the March race, our team will be working full-time beginning in January 2021, to provide this world-class race experience to you. We also will be purchasing race materials such as shirts, finisher medals and awards. Due to the expenses we will be incurring for production of this event prior to the event taking place, should a government shutdown occur due to the pandemic or an act of God take place, we will NOT be able to provide a refund to you should you want to cancel your registration, or if the event itself has to be cancelled. We are in good faith taking every step possible to ensure that the 2021 event will take place. However, there are things that are outside our control, including government shut-downs. In the event of a government shutdown, all in person race entries will be switched to virtual/self-serve race option. 

Above all else, we are striving to make this race as safe as it can possibly be for all our participants, volunteers and staff. If you are feeling unwell (or uncomfortable participating) we want you to stay home, stay safe and join us next year without feeling like you're losing out. In order to make that happen, we are offering flexible options so participants can make responsible decisions based on their help. Please see the Guidelines page for more information about these options.