Jump Off Rock Half Marathon

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10K

Beautiful, Fast, Fun & Spectator Friendly Event

Saturday, May 13, 2023

 Hendersonville, North Carolina

An endurance running event like none other, the 3rd Annual Jump Off Rock Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru and 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 not only fast, it also has breathtaking views. 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.

What Your Race Entry Includes

  • A first-class running experience in the late spring in Western North Carolina!
  • Brooks Dri-Fit, Tech running shirt
  • Hunter Subaru Goody Bag, filled with goodies
  • A unique, custom-designed, commemorative finisher medal 
  • A free beer after the race! (21+)
  • Free use of the event shuttles for all participants
  • A well-supported race with rolling starts to enhance the participant experience from start-to-finish. 
  • A scenic, fast, downhill half marathon course and a moderately flat, 10k route in the heart of Hendersonville, NC.
  • Free shuttle ticket included with race entry. Optional Shuttle ride to half marathon or 10k start line (these are 2 separate locations). 
  • Free parking available for race participants at the Dogwood Parking lot in downtown Hendersonville. 
  • Course fully-marked with route signs and course markings on the road. 
  • Course preview video and course maps to get you prepped for race day. 
  • Chip-timing for accurate, live results
  • Access to our community of runners in our Strava Group. 
  • Spectator friendly courses.
  • One-of-a-kind Prizes made locally 
  • Access for our participants to attend the world-class, Hendersonville Farmers Market happening a few blocks away from the finish line. The Farmers Market offers farm fresh foods, crafts, food trucks, live entertainment and more
  • Live Music at the Finish
Running this race was such an incredible experience. My family has such a rich history with Laurel Park owning the Woodlawn property since 1932.  This race showcased all that makes this town so special. From the start at Jump Off Rock to the finish in Downtown Hendersonville, each mile of the race was absolutely beautiful and had amazing views! My favorite part of the race was the start. There are very few races where the start gives you the chance to see mountain peaks of four different states. I highly recommend this race and can’t wait to be back next year!
Lara Powell - 2nd place female overall - Half Marathon - 1:29:53
“The Jump Off Rock Half was my 47th Half Marathon. Everything was perfect, the buses, the course, the volunteers, the water stops…. For the first time ever, I don’t have anything to suggest!”
Jimmy Paden


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