Take the 13.1 mi. challenge – Run in America’s largest backyard!

Half Marathon

Returning to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC
Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Sunday, March 22nd, 2020


We recognize that in early spring, at the start of the racing season, you may not want to engage in a full marathon, or maybe you do but would like to bring a friend that just isn’t up to the whole distance! That’s why we’re bringing back the HALF, Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estates’ answer to creating an entire destination experience for you, your friends and your family. If you want to experience the typical ‘off-limit’s’, primitive west side of the estate, you’ll have to train and sign up for the full marathon! The west side will remain exclusive for our full marathoners only.

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.”

Participating in this event automatically puts you in the history books as you will be part of an Half Marathon event at Biltmore Estate! Every participant will receive either a women’s specific or a men’s custom designed race t-shirt, and a goodie bag. Finishers will receive a unique custom stainless steel pint glass and a finisher’s woodallion. Race entry includes access to the Biltmore grounds. For a complete list of amenities see the Registration page.

Half Marathoners get to experience running on the Biltmore Estate, but in a manageable distance for all you busy racers. So, now there’s no excuse not to participate in this elite event experience. 

Race Expo/Bib Pickup
Friday, March 19, 2021
Time: TBA
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 115 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Half Marathon
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Time: TBA
Location: Biltmore Estate
Course Type: Loop
Stroller friendly? No
Disability friendly? Yes
Dogs allowed? No
Weather: Spring in the mountains means anything can happen. Wear layers!

Registration Dates (information coming soon)
*Entries are limited and this race may sell out. If the race sells out, registration will close regardless of the registration period.


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. DOUBLETREE WEBSITE

Google Map Directions to DoubleTree

COVID-19 Guidelines

We are taking the COVID-19 virus very seriously and are taking the necessary precautions to put on a safe, socially distanced event for our runners. Please visit our COVID-19 Guidelines page. If you would like to skip Packet Pick-up, we will mail your race bib and swag for you if you register by ???. This option is available when you register online. 

Refund Policy
There are no refunds for this event.

Deferral, Race Transfer, and Bib Transfer information coming soon.