RUN THE FASTEST COURSE IN ASHEVILLE, NC! Join us for the 11th Annual Asheville Marathon & Half! We are returning to downtown Asheville and the amazing RAD greenway for 2023! Both races start in the heart of downtown AVL (Pack Square Park) and weave their way down to the French Broad River. Runners will run downhill from downtown on flat, fast roads, along the river, through the parks and finish at the Wedge at Foundation on Foundy Street in the River Arts District (RAD). These races are point-to-point, making them fast!! This race is USATF certified and will remain a Boston Qualifier. The greenway is scenic and flat, and we’ll have entertainment along the way to keep you revved up (think live music, buskers, cheer zones and festive water stations). With a net elevation loss, this course is primed and ready for your next PR! The Asheville Marathon & Half run through the best parts of the City of Asheville, NC, including downtown city streets, the River Arts District, along the French Broad River, and through the park for this city-style, point-to-point race. These fast races are a dream come true for runners looking to get a personal best in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The majority of the miles are downhill from downtown and ‘flat’ running along the river on the greenway and through the city parks. Endurance runners will have an opportunity to ‘break in’ the brand new section of the newly completed greenway section of the French Broad River Greenway on Riverside Drive and Lyman Street. Runners are on mostly paved surfaces throughout the entire event with a few dirt sections within the French Broad River Park. With your registration you'll get: Entry into either the half or marathon. An unforgettable, unique 'boutique-style' race experience from start to finish. Free Shuttle Ticket on race day (to and from race - $20 value) Complimentary, high-quality race photos. Professionally chip timed race. Live results. A unique Commemorative Finisher Medal. Brooks dri-fit, technical race shirt. Delicious post-race food. A free beer from Wedge at Foundation to enjoy after those miles! Free access to Pre Race Expo. Exclusive Asheville Marathon & Half Buff. A goody bag loaded full of goodies. USATF Certified Course Boston Qualifier.