The official race charity is Inheritance of Hope. Overall cash awards, schwag and medals for top five males and females, top masters overall and top local finishers.
The full marathon got its epic reputation last year, when it debuted in early March on what turned out to Saucony London Kinvara
be the coldest day of the winter, in the low 20s, with howling winds that created a wind chill in the single digits and sent some runners to the hospital for hypothermia.
Runners in the half will experience the first 10 miles running along the same course with the full marathoners; enjoying all the European Gardens, views of the Saucony Originals Bullet
They certainly provide some of the biggest running challenges and most spectacular scenery in the area, Reebok Silver but do sell out quickly. If you're still looking for an epic race this winter, consider the second annual Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate. The race, which is March 16, will also include a half marathon (13.1 miles) this year.
Biltmore House, and the manicured grounds. When the full marathoners break for the primitive west side of the estate, amid the vineyards, half marathoners will complete their last three miles along the rustic banks of the French Broad River.
Mitchell Challenge or the Black Mountain Marathon this year? (The epic races take place Saturday, Feb. 22 starting and ending in Black Mountain).
Spectators and passholders are required to pay an entrance fee to have access to the estate during the race, and spectator viewing is limited during the event to the Start/Finish, Antler Hill Village, the Bridge and Farm Trail area due to no cars being allowed on the course during the event. 28.
French Renaissance chateau, perched over 8,000 acres of meticulously tended gardens, is host to a million visitors a year.
Let's hope things aren't quite so bad this year. at Antler Hill Village and will cover paved paths as well as many miles of off road terrain and gravel roads, passing in front of the Biltmore House, through hardwood forest, meadows, along the French Broad River and through the vineyards.
The races take place entirely on the private grounds of the Biltmore in South Asheville.
Biltmore is America's largest and most esteemed private residence. The 250 room Saucony Burger 5000
Updates for 2014 include revised finish line and post race party area; graded dirt/gravel roads on the west side of the estate; new exclusive destination packages and add on enhancements.
Still some spots open for Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate Girls Gone Outdoors