Jump off Rock Half Marathon and 10k

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10K

Saturday, May 13, 2023

 Hendersonville, North Carolina

Beautiful, Fast, Fun & Spectator Friendly Event

An endurance running event like none other, the 3rd Annual Jump Off Rock Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru and 10k presented by Pardee UNC Health Care, is one of the fastest half marathon races in the south and runs “downhill to downtown.” 

The point-to-point, half marathon begins at Jump off Rock, a national landmark and the Town of Laurel Park’s highest peak, and finishes in the heart of downtown Hendersonville on Main Street. This gently downhill and scenic 13.1 mile course is fast and has breathtaking views, but we are in the mountains of WNC and some hills are to be expected. Half Marathoners wind their way downhill through the beautiful back-roads of Laurel Park then on historic city streets and around Hendersonville’s Osceola Lake before heading into downtown Hendersonville. The point-to-point race and the scenic course are sure to bring PRs and mountain memories to last a lifetime.

10k runners start their race at the base of the Town of Laurel Park at the Hendersonville Family YMCA. They join in on the half marathon route at about the half-way point with half marathoners. The 10k route is moderately flat with a couple gentle rollers. The 10k runners will run on historic city streets, around the Hendersonville’s Osceola Lake and back to downtown Hendersonville.

There will be 10k Cash prizes for the overall top three, male/female winners!

Both races finish at the same location in Historic Downtown Hendersonville on Main Street and

Both races are now USATF Sanctioned!



Start Times: Rolling starts 7:30 am until 8:15 am.
Elite/Contention Runners must start at 7:30 AM.

Course Type: Half Marathon, majority is paved with one short downhill section that is packed dirt in Laurel Park and around Osceola Lake is packed dirt surface.

Course time limit is NOON


For runners not able to attend in person, the virtual race is a good option to achieve a goal, and run the miles on your own, wherever and whenever you want. All virtual runners will receive a commemorative race shirt, free until deadline, and finisher medal.

10K Race Details

Start Time: NEW FOR 2023 – Mass start at 9:00 am.

Course Type: 10k is all paved surfaces on city streets and around the lake is packed dirt.

Course time limit is NOON


Super Early: Sep 8 – Dec 4
Early: Dec 5 – Feb 12
Regular: Feb 13 – April 30
Late: May 1 – Race Day

Free T-shirt deadline: Sunday, April 16, 2023, at midnight. After that deadline, shirts will only be available in limited quantities and sizes for $20. 

Ship Swag Deadline: Sunday, April 30 at midnight