Bag Check

Runners will receive a Fleet Feet, Clear Plastic ‘Finisher’ bag at the Race Expo in your goody bag. Runners MUST use the finisher bags provided to have their bag included in our Finisher Bag tent that is next to the finish line and food tent beside Antler Hill Village. Runners will need to write their bib number on their bag and then will drop it off at the finish area prior to the race at the ‘Finisher Bag Tent”. This is a nice perk we are glad to offer runners so that runners can have a change of clothes, warmer attire, their phones and money to purchase race merchandise and additional food items at the post race party area. The finisher bags are not dropped along the race course they stay at the finish area. This is especially  handy for runners that have used the shuttle service to come into the race.


Restrooms are by the Creamery in Antler Hill Village at our Shuttle Drop off Area. There are also restrooms in the Historic Horse Barn, where the post race massages will also be located! Port-a-jons located around the Start line area and at the Race Hub as well as along the course. Take a look at our course map to see where restrooms will be located: 


Pacer Groups 

We realize that completing a Full Marathon or Half Marathon is a huge life-event, let alone both in our Backyard to Vineyard Challenge and the NEW Backyard to Backyard Challenge. In anticipation, many allow themselves to get caught up in the moment, firing out at the gun with reckless abandon, only to quickly fizzle out: undermining their training, their strategy, and their big day as a whole.

With that in mind, we want to do all we can to help make those 26 miles and the .2 that follow as positive as possible, as well as the 13 miles and the .1 that follows for the half marathoners. 

10 pace group divisions for the Asheville Marathon:

3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15, and 5:30

5 pace group divisions for the Asheville Half Marathon:

1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45