HALF MARATHON

Registration & Race Details

THE 6TH ANNUAL ASHEVILLE FULL & HALF MARATHON

returns to the Biltmore Estate in 2018

HALF

Saturday, March 17th

Sunday, March 18th

FULL

Sunday, March 18th

Go further in the  Backyard to Vineyard Challenge or Backyard to Backyard Challenge!

Amenities

  • Exclusive use of the estate roads for running in the event. Minimal to no vehicular traffic on the east and west sides makes this destination marathon and half event even more serene, authentic & exquisitely beautiful.
  • Race headquarters hotel reserved room blocks or a Biltmore Farms hotel. Have the convenience of walking out the front door of your hotel to the start line and stay at the Inn on Biltmore Estate or the new Village Hotel at Biltmore. 
  • Staying off-site? We offer a convenient VIP Race Day Shuttle Transportation Service to the start line and from the finish, for just $10. More Info on our Directions & Transportation page.
  • Personalized race number (bib)
  • Goody bag full of freebies – rated the best race bag swag ever!
  • Official custom-designed participant t-shirt (available only at Race Expo)
  • Half Marathon Finishers Award
  • Post-race food including beer from Michelob Ultra
  • Post-race bag-check area
 

 

Limited Registration

The 6th Annual Asheville Marathon & Half is limited to only 3,000 runners (1,500 per each distance) and will sell out quickly.  Approximately 1/3 of the marathon race will be run on paved surfaces and the other 2/3 of the marathon will be on dirt and gravel roads. The new half marathon course will follow the same roads for the first ten miles with the marathon course with the last three miles are flat, dirt carriage roads along the French Broad River.

No Expo or Race Day Registration Available.

Other ways to get an entry into the Half or the Full Marathon at Biltmore:

  1. Race with one of our Charity Partners: (limited entries available).
  2. Sign up for one of exclusive VIP Packages (limited entries available).
 

 

Age Restrictions

Participants under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign their Registration Waiver for all events. We do not recommend that participants under 18 run in the full marathon event, minimum age for marathon is 16 years old. There is no age maximum, if you can run, you are welcome!

 

Refund Policy

We are sorry, but we do not offer refunds for this event. However, we will issue you a 50% off discount code for the 2019 event if you notify us of your cancellation in the 2018 event by February 15, 2018.

NOTE: You may not GIVE your entry to a friend to run in your place! Due to USATF rules and regulations, each participant must register themselves and sign their own waiver. Any runner who is participating with another participant’s bib number will be disqualified. Photo ID’s and bib numbers will be checked at the race expo as well as at the entrance to the estate on race morning. Any runner on the race course without a bib will be pulled from the race immediately.

 

Spectator Tickets

The spectator fee is an entrance fee for spectators to get on to Biltmore Estate property, which is privately owned and not open to the general public.

ONE DAY TICKETS:

  • $18 + tax for Biltmore Annual Passholders
  • $23 + tax for those without Annual Pass
    • Upgrade to house visit $29 + tax
    • Upgrade to annual pass $69 + tax

TWO DAY TICKETS:

  • $28 + tax for Biltmore Annual Passholders
  • $33 + tax for those without Annual Pass

~Runners that want to visit the house on Friday or Monday will need to purchase a $33 + tax (two day ticket) plus the adult upgrade ticket $29 + tax

~Runner + Spectator tickets can be upgraded for house visits on race day at one of the Guest Service kiosks on the Biltmore Estate – NOT at the Race Expo.  Upgrades can be purchased at the Group Sales Office on Biltmore on Friday, March 10 (with race/spectator ticket in hand) until the office closes at 5pm and from 6:00am-5pm on Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18. They can also be purchased at the main ticket center from 8:30am-6:30pm and Biltmore’s other guest service locations on property during Biltmore’s normal operating hours.

 

Spectators tickets available for purchase on the following dates and locations:

March 16, 2018 – Half Marathon/Marathon Race Expo –  11:00 am-7:00 pm – at DoubleTree Hotel

Race Mornings at Group Sales Office at Biltmore Estate beginning at 6:00 am

 

Race Expo/Bib Pickup

Friday, March 17, 2023 - 11am-7pm

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

  • You have the option to have your shirt + bib mailed to you before the event so you can skip packet pickup! You can purchase this option from the race store for $15 during registration or from the race store up until February 26th at midnight. Packets will be mailed out approximately 1 1/2 - 2 weeks prior to race day. 

Half Marathon
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time: 7:30 am
Location: Downtown Asheville
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Course Type: Point to Point
Stroller friendly? No
Disability friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No
Weather: Spring in the mountains means anything can happen. Wear layers!

Marathon
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time:  7:30am
Location: Downtown Asheville
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Course Type: Point to Point
Stroller friendly? No
Disability friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No
Weather: Spring in the mountains means anything can happen. Wear layers!

 

Registration Dates 

SUPER EARLY June 29th 3pm to Sep 25th at midnight
EARLY Sep 26th to Nov 6th at midnight
REGULAR Nov 7th - Jan 1st
LATE Jan 2nd - Feb 26th
RACE READY Feb 27th - race day

 

Guaranteed Shirt Size Deadline - February 5
Ship Swag Deadline -  Feb 26th

 

Shuttles 

Runners can be shuttled to the start line from either DoubleTree Hotel in Biltmore Village or the Hampton Inn. Shuttle tickets are included in your registration fee, but are only for registered runners. Spectators who want to ride the shuttles need to purchase a ticket from the race store. 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

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. We are also partnered with Wrong Way River Lodge & Cabins, if you prefer a more private setting, nestled right on the race course! 

HOTEL INFORMATION

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

Did you register to participate in-person but can't make it on race day? You don't have to miss out! You can transfer your registration to the virtual event at any point before the start of the race. In the virtual event, you'll run anywhere you like, post your results, and have your swag mailed to you after the event.


TRANSFERS: All participants can transfer into the virtual version of their event up until the start of the event. Email support@idaph.net to request the transfer. There will be no refunds for the price difference between events. Transfers during the week of the event will cost $10 (starting Monday, March 13th)


REFUNDS: We have a small, but mighty team that is working on all the details to produce this event safely for you and everyone in our community in attendance. We are incurring the expenses for production well before the day of the event, and 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 due to a change in the status of the pandemic, weather, an act of god, or other unforeseen circumstance.


CANCELLATION: In the event of an unforeseen circumstance, such as an emergency, an act of god, not receiving approval of final event permits, or change in pandemic status resulting in the inability to have the in-person event, we reserve the right to cancel the event and automatically convert all in-person registrations to the virtual option. Should this occur, your swag will be mailed to you for free.

HALF MARATHON RACE DETAILS & REGISTRATION

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THE 5TH ANNUAL ASHEVILLE FULL & HALF MARATHON RETURNS TO THE BILTMORE ESTATE FOR 2017… NOW ON 2 DAYS!

 

HALF – Saturday, March 11th | FULL – Sunday, March 12th

TAKE ON BOTH IN THE BACKYARD VINEYARD CHALLENGE!

 

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Amenities

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  • Exclusive use of the estate roads for running in the event. Minimal to no vehicular traffic on the east and west sides makes this destination marathon and half event even more serene, authentic & exquisitely beautiful.
  • Race headquarters hotel reserved room blocks or a Biltmore Farms hotel listed on our Race Hotels page.
  • Convenient VIP Race Day Shuttle Transportation Service to the start line and from the finish, for just $10. More Info on our Directions & Transportation page.
  • Personalized race number (bib)
  • Goody bag full of freebies – rated the best race bag swag ever!
  • Official cutom-designed participant t-shirt (available only at Race Expo)
  • Half Marathon Finishers Award
  • Post-race food including beer from Michelob Ultra
  • Post-race bag-check area
 

Limited Registration

The 5th Annual Asheville Marathon & Half is limited to only a combined 3,050 runners and will sell out quickly. Approximately 1/3 of the marathon race will be run on paved surfaces and the other 2/3 of the marathon will be on dirt and gravel roads. The new half marathon course will follow the same roads for the first ten miles with the marathon course with the last three miles are flat, dirt carriage roads along the French Broad River.

 

No Expo or Race Day Registration Available

 

Other ways to get an entry into the Half or the Full Marathon at Biltmore:

  1. Race with one of our Charity Partners: (limited entries available).
  2. Sign up for one of exclusive VIP Packages (limited entries available).
 

Age Restrictions

Participants under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign their Registration Waiver for all events. Minimum age for the half is 16 years old. There is no age maximum, if you can run, you are welcome!

 

Refund Policy

We are sorry, but we do not offer refunds for this event. However, we will issue you a 50% off discount code for the 2018 event if you notify us of your cancellation in the 2017 event by February 15, 2017.

NOTE: You may not GIVE your entry to a friend to run in your place! Due to USATF rules and regulations, each participant must register themselves and sign their own waiver. Any runner who is participating with another participant’s bib number will be disqualified. Photo ID’s and bib numbers will be checked at the race expo as well as at the entrance to the estate on race morning. Any runner on the race course without a bib will be pulled from the race immediately.

 

Spectator Tickets

The spectator fee is an entrance fee for spectators to get on to Biltmore Estate property, which is privately owned and not open to the general public.

ONE DAY TICKETS:

  • $18 + tax for Biltmore Annual Passholders
  • $23 + tax for those without Annual Pass
    • Upgrade to house visit $29 + tax
    • Upgrade to annual pass $69 + tax

TWO DAY TICKETS:

  • $28 + tax for Biltmore Annual Passholders
  • $33 + tax for those without Annual Pass

~Runners that want to visit the house on Friday or Monday will need to purchase a $33 + tax (two day ticket) plus the adult upgrade ticket $29 + tax

~Runner + Spectator tickets can be upgraded for house visits on race day at one of the Guest Service kiosks on the Biltmore Estate – NOT at the Race Expo.  Upgrades can be purchased at the Group Sales Office on Biltmore on Friday, March 11 (with race/spectator ticket in hand) until the office closes at 5pm and from 6:00am-5pm on Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13. They can also be purchased at the main ticket center from 8:30am-6:30pm and Biltmore’s other guest service locations on property during Biltmore’s normal operating hours.

SPECTATORS TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES AND LOCATIONS:

March 10, 2016 – Half Marathon/Marathon Race Expo –  11:00 am-7:00 pm – at DoubleTree Hotel

Race Mornings at Group Sales Office at Biltmore Estate beginning at 6:00 am

 

Volunteer!

It takes hundreds of volunteers to make the Asheville Marathon & Half run smoothly. Seize the opportunities to volunteer at this event to come and check it out or do a little extra if you are racing this weekend. We take good care of our volunteers with food, drinks, and a comfy volunteer t-shirt. Learn more at our Volunteer Info page.

VOLUNTEER

 

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