Take the 26.2 mi. challenge – Run in America’s largest backyard!


 Asheville
Full Marathon


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

 

A 26.2 mile racing event, unlike any other, taking place in Asheville, North Carolina at America’s largest backyard on Biltmore Estate. Asheville Marathoners will wind through hardwood forest, meadows, crackling gardens, and breath-taking views of the Biltmore Estate on Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 7:30am. Marathon runners will traverse over paved, dirt, and gravel trail roads including running in front of The Biltmore House, by the lagoon and through vineyards on the primitive west side of the estate.

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

With the European-style formal gardens left in your wake, you will move into a much different passageway, encompassed by untamed foliage and less civilized terrain. The wild side of Biltmore: where few eyes have seen… where few feet have trod… a different kind of Biltmore experience awaits. The stunning winding west-side of the course has some rolling hills to conquer, uneven surfaces on wide-carriage, dirt/gravel and rocky roads. It will be an unforgettable, rewarding and well-supported marathon with updated routes for this year’s enhanced experience!

FIRST and ONLY Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate!

Participating in this event automatically puts you in the history books as you will be part of the 6th annual elite boutique event at Biltmore Estate! Every participant will receive either a women’s specific or a men’s custom designed race t-shirt, a goodie bag, a cozy embroidered blanket, and a finisher’s woodallion. Race entry includes access to the Biltmore grounds. For a complete list of amenities and regulations, see Registration page.

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
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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)
Early:
Regular:
Late:
*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

Lodging
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.