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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, March 12, 2017
2016: Sunday, March 13, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Mostly on Trails
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 47°F (8°C)
Average High: 59°F (15°C)
Average Low: 36° F (2°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.33
Course Score: 97.33

Race Size

2016: 484 Finishers
2015: 339 Finishers
2014: 322 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 3.9%
2015: 6.2%
2014: 8.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estates course is run entirely on the scenic grounds of the Biltmore Estate. Runners will travel on both the east (paved) and west (dirt roads) sides of the Estate.

The first seven miles of the course has two large hills, while the middle section of the course is downhill-to-flat with a mixture of valley and rolling terrain. The final miles of the marathon are completely flat.

Forty percent (10.5 miles) of the course is on paved roads. The rest is approximately 40% on dirt trails and the rest on gravel roads.

Marathon Rankings

The Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estates was the 197th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 216th largest in 2014.

This year 3.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estates the 348th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 279th highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 97.33 ranks it as the 353rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th fastest course in North Carolina.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estates a PR Score of 97.33. This PR Score ranks it as the 306th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 7th fastest in North Carolina.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 2239 feet (682m)
Min Elevation: 1977 feet (602m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estates

1 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2013 Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estates.   

1 / 5 Stars


Water Stops were fantastic - well organized and entertaining.

Race Tips

Even without the cold and wind on 3/3/2013, this is NOT a good course - 2/3 trails with huge uneven gravel. Very difficult to run on. Also the looping back and forth and last long out and back were a major drag. Finish was just terrible - a final loop on a dirt road with an almost washed out turn at the end.

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Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estates in 3:56:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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