Both races start in the heart of downtown Asheville (Pack Square Park) and weave their way down to the French Broad River. Runners will run downhill from downtown to flat, fast roads along the river, through the parks, to finish at the Wedge at Foundation on Foundy Street in the River Arts District (RAD.) These races are point-to-point, making them fast!! The greenway is scenic and flat, and we'll have planned entertainment along the way to keep you revved up (think live music, cheer zones and festive water stations.) With a net elevation loss, this course is primed and ready for your next PR! Post-race shuttles to both Pack Square Park and the DoubleTree Hotel (Biltmore Village) are free for all race participants. The Asheville Marathon & Half is a USATF sanctioned event and both courses are USATF certified. The race will remain a Boston Qualifier.