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

The races are spectator friendly, with live music and opportunity for a personal best at both distances. The marathon features several spots in the River Arts District where you can see your runner twice! The marathon and half courses are together until mile nine, giving family and friends the ability to see both half marathoners and marathoners in the same areas on the course.

Spectators can attend the race and provide their own transportation, or they can purchase shuttle tickets for $20 online in the Race Store or at the race expo.

Pre-race shuttle to Downtown:
5:45AM  |  Shuttles begin from Doubletree Hotel for hotel guests (rear of the hotel) to Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville (start line)
7:00AM  | Last shuttles leave for the start line from Doubletree Hotel

After the race start shuttle to the Finish area:
7:45 – 8:00AM  |  After the race starts, spectators can board the shuttle at the start line (with ticket) at Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville, to the finish area in the River Arts District.

Post race shuttle:
9AM – 2:30PM  |  Post race shuttles pick up from the finish area and return runners and spectators to Doubletree Hotel and Downtown Asheville.