Directions to the Asheville Marathon & Half in Downtown Asheville

Use Pack Square Park (80 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801) as the GPS address for the start line and the Wedge at Foundation (5 Foundy St Ste 10, Asheville, NC 28801) as the address for the finish line.

FROM WEST OF ASHEVILLE:

Follow I-40 E and I-240 E to US-74 ALT E/Patton Ave in Asheville. Take exit 4B from I-240 E.

FROM NORTH OF ASHEVILLE:

Follow I-26 E/US-19 S/US-23 S toward Asheville, Take the Patton Avenue exit on the left toward Downtown and continue onto US-74 ALT E/Patton Ave.

FROM EAST OF ASHEVILLE:

Follow I-40 W. Take I-240 W to US-70 E/Charlotte St in Asheville. Take exit 5B from I-240 W, Continue on US-70 E/Charlotte St. Take College St to N Pack Square.

FROM SOUTH OF ASHEVILLE:

Follow I-26 W to US-74 ALT E/Patton Ave in Asheville. Take exit 4B from I-240 E, Continue onto US-74 ALT E/Patton Ave.

Parking

There is available parking at nearby parking garages. You can also find metered street parking and parking at several nearby Parking Decks.

Shuttle Information

Shuttle Location

Shuttles: (ticket included in race entry)

  • Pre-race shuttle to Downtown: From Doubletree Hotel and Hampton Inn to the start line (6am-7am), last boarding at 7am
  • Post race shuttle from Wedge at Foundation (9am-3pm)
    • Back to Downtown Asheville
    • To Doubletree Hotel and Hampton Inn

Spectator Shuttles: (tickets required, available for purchase online – $20) 

    • Pre-race shuttle to Downtown: From Doubletree Hotel and Hampton Inn to the start line (6am-7am), last boarding at 7am
    • After the race start shuttle to the Finish area:  From Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville to the Wedge at Foundation (7:30am-8:30am – time may shift due to race start times). 
    • Post race shuttle from Wedge at Foundation (9am-3pm)
      • Back to Downtown Asheville
      • To Doubletree Hotel and Hampton Inn

        Limited parking available at the Wedge at Foundation. 

Air Travel Information

The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) serves more than one million passengers per year. It offers non-stop flights and easy connections through the major US hubs of:

Atlanta (ATL)
Newark (EWR)
Chicago (ORD)
LaGuardia (LGA)
Washington, D.C./Baltimore (BWI)
Charlotte (CLT)
as well as service to/from:

Denver (DEN)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
Orlando Sanford (SFB)
Punta Gorda/Ft. Myers (PGD)
St. Pete/Clearwater (PIE)
Dallas (DFW)
Vero Beach (VRB)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
Orlando (MCO)
Tampa (TPA)

The airport currently offers service from Allegiant, American, Delta, Elite, Spirit, and United Airlines. In season, with approximately 25 round trip flights per day, a non-stop flight or single connection can get you to Asheville from just about anywhere.

Located 10 miles (approximately 15 minutes) from downtown, AVL is served by major rental car companies as well as a host of other ground transportation providers.

Public Transportation

  • Bus Service – ART System: (828) 253-5691
  • Greyhound and Trailways: (828) 253-5353

RideShare Services

  • Popular ridesharing services Uber and Lyft operate within the greater Asheville area and are easy to access via their mobile apps.
  • At the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), the rideshare pick-up area is located past the north end of the airport terminal.