The first ever USATF certified and bib chip timing Marathon running event to be held at the Biltmore Estate – with the entire course on the 8,000 acres of the Estate’s expansive grounds, trails, dirt and paved roads – will be held this March 3rd, 2013.  The marathon will cover 26.2 miles on both the east and west sides of the French Broad River, taking runners throughout the property with part of the course going right by the “front door” of the Biltmore Estate, for magnificent views throughout the run of the estate, gardens, mountains and the French Broad River.  Click here for a vimeo of the course.  This is history at the Biltmore and a not to miss event for runners, spectators and volunteers; the race will begin at 7:00 am from the Antler Hill Village area of the Estate grounds with line-up and announcements beginning at 6:45 am.

  • All runners must be on the grounds of the Estate no no later than 6:30 am and note that the event is sold out for runners!  
  • Volunteer opportunities are available beginning on Monday February 25th and continue throughout the week including race day.  
  • For spectators, annual Passholders may arrive anytime after 9:00 am on the race morning – and children 16 and younger are free.  If not a passholder, spectator tickets are available and required for $35 each ticket.

The first runner is expected to be at the finish line around 9:30 am, at which time the post-race “party” and ceremonies will begin!

For more details about the logistics of this event, for runners, spectators and volunteers (volunteer spots are still available), be sure and visit the Asheville Marathon website, which is chock full of great information.

And, if you are still looking for nearby lodging, be sure and call Vacation In Asheville and Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast, located just 1.5 miles from the entrance to the Biltmore Estate.  Reservation offices are open 9am – 7pm daily, 828 994 2627, or 866 858-0863, toll free.  Have a great run and/or fun at perhaps one of the most beautiful Marathon courses in the world!!