Race Weekend

A lot happens on the weekend of the Asheville Marathon & Half: Hotels offer great deals for Marathon & Half participants, there are VIP Packages to take advantage of, the Race Expo is full of activities, we welcome Spectators and Volunteer participation, and we offer Transportation options on our Directions page. Continue to check these pages for additional updates leading up the event day.



To find out more about planning your trip to Asheville, we recommend you visit the ExploreAsheville.com and Asheville Chamber websites. Information about the City of Asheville from ExploreAsheville.com:

Asheville is that type of unique, special place that lingers sweetly in your mind and memories for years to come. The city’s rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect retro-urban backdrop to the edgy energy that emanates from the locally owned-shops and art galleries, distinctive restaurants and exciting entertainment venues. Known as an art colony, a healing resort and a home to notable luminaries, statesmen and bohemians, Asheville is one of the most welcoming, vibrant cities in America.

While many cities underwent major overhauls in past decades, Asheville’s historic and architecturally diverse downtown remains beautifully preserved. There’s something special about Asheville, and the world is just beginning to discover it. This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown, 30-plus art galleries downtown alone, a burgeoning culinary scene, a thriving live music scene and, of course, the awe-inspiring scenery of the Appalachian Mountains.

Asheville is the ultimate playground, with a wide diversity of outdoor adventures and the ideal destination for an active and healthy getaway.

Biltmore Estate, America’s Largest Backyard

George Vanderbilt created Biltmore as an escape from everyday life. While you are visiting Asheville for the marathon & half, plan your visit to the 8,000-acre estate in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Your race day entry includes self-guided tours of the breathtaking Biltmore House & Gardens and the Antler Hill Village—featuring the Winery, The Biltmore Legacy, Village Green, and Farm.

Play in America’s largest backyard with an array of outdoor activities, indulge in one-of-a-kind shopping, and savor the Biltmore Estate restaurants‘ exceptional fare. Visit Biltmore in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC and let their gracious hospitality inspire you.

Join our volunteer team!

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.