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Water Stations & Nutrition

GET TO KNOW YOUR 2018 FULL MARATHON WATER STATIONS:

  1. Deerpark – Mile 2 – Water Only
  2. Biltmore House – Mile 5 – CLIF Gels, GATORADE electrolyte drink
  3. Bearpin – Mile 7 1/2 & 23 1/2 –  GATORADE electrolyte drink, CLIF Gels, Coke, CLIF Bars, Fruit & Cookies
  4. French Broad River – Mile 9, 22 1/2 & 24 1/2 – GATORADE electrolyte drink, CLIF Gels, Coke, CLIF Bars, Fruit & Cookies
  5. West Side Bridge – Mile 11 (marathon only) – GATORADE electrolyte drink, CLIF Gels, Coke, CLIF Bars, Fruit & Cookies
  6. Alta Vista – Mile 12 1/2 & 13 1/2 (marathon only) – GATORADE electrolyte drink, CLIF Gels, Coke, CLIF Bars, Fruit & Cookies
  7. Pine Top – Mile 15 1/2 (marathon only) –  GATORADE electrolyte drink, CLIF Gels, Coke, CLIF Bars, Fruit & Cookies
  8. Line House Road/Finish – Mile 18 & 20 (marathon), Mile 11 & 12.5 (half marathon) — GATORADE electrolyte drink, CLIF Gels, Coke, CLIF Bars, Fruit & Cookies

GET TO KNOW YOUR 2018 HALF MARATHON WATER STATIONS:

  1. Deerpark – Mile 2 – Water Only
  2. Biltmore House – Mile 5 – CLIF Gels, GATORADE electrolyte drink
  3. Bearpin – Mile 7 1/2  – GATORADE electrolyte drink, CLIF Gels, Coke, CLIF Bars, Fruit & Cookies
  4. French Broad River – Mile 9 –  GATORADE electrolyte drink, CLIF Gels, Coke, CLIF Bars, Fruit & Cookies
  5. Line House Road/Finish –  Mile 11 & 12.5 (half marathon) – CLIF Gels, GATORADE electrolyte drink, Coke, CLIF Bars, Fruit & Cookies

 

Timing & Checkpoints

We use the state of the art MyLaps Timing system. There will be a timing chip on the back of your race bib and their will be timing mats placed along the course and at the finish line. 

HALF MARATHON CHECKPOINTS (race begins at 7:30 am):

  • Half Marathon Participants must be at Checkpoint at Biltmore House located at mile 6 by 9:00 a.m.  The Half Marathon begins at 7:30 a.m, so you need to be at this 1st checkpoint by 9:00 a.m.
  • Half Marathon Participants must be at Checkpoint at Bearpin at 7.5 miles by 9:30 a.m.
  • Half Marathon Participants must be at Checkpoint at the Bridge located at mile 10 by 10:10 a.m.
  • There is 3.5 hr. time limit on the course. When you register on IMATHLETE, you confirm that you understand the time limit is 3.5 hrs.

MARATHON CHECKPOINTS (race begins at 7:30 am): 

  • Biltmore House at mile 6 – by 9am (1 1/2 hrs from race start)
  • Marathon Participants must be at Bearpin at 7.5 miles by 9:30 a.m.
  • Beat the Bridge at mile 10 (East to Westside) –  10am (2 1/2 hrs from race start)
  • Beat the Bridge at mile 17 (West back to Eastside) –  11:45am (4 hrs 15 min from race start)
  • Complete the race in 6 1/2 hrs (from race start) When you register for the marathon on IMATHLETE, you will confirm that you understand the course time limit is 6.5 hrs.

 

Spectators Welcome

You don’t have to run to participate in the fun!

How to Attend

There is an entrance fee for spectators to get on to Biltmore Estate property, which is privately owned and not open to the general public. Spectator tickets can be purchased at the Race Expo and at the Group Sales office (first building on your left when entering Biltmore) on race day starting at 6am.

ONE DAY TICKETS

  • $18 + tax for Biltmore Annual Passholders
  • $23 + tax for those without Annual Pass
    • (Upgrades must be purchased on race day at one of the Guest Service Kiosks at Biltmore Estate, upgrades cannot be done at the expo)
      • Upgrade to house visit $29 + tax
      • Upgrade to annual pass $76 + tax

TWO DAY TICKETS

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

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • 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. 

SPECTATORS TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES AND LOCATIONS

  • March 16, 2018 – Half Marathon Race Expo –  9am-7pm – at DoubleTree Hotel
  • March 17, 2018 – Half Marathon Race Day / Marathon Mini Race Expo – 2 to 5pm
  • Also, spectator tickets may be purchased at the Group Sales office on the Estate, on both race mornings beginning at 6:00 a.m.
Spectator viewing is limited during the event to the Start/Finish, Antler Hill Village and Farm Trail area due to no cars being allowed on the course during the event.