Jump off Rock Half Marathon and 10k

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10K

Saturday, May 11, 2024

 Hendersonville, North Carolina

Beautiful, Fast, Fun & Spectator Friendly Event

Discover the beauty of the 4th annual Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k presented by Hunter Subaru and UNC Health Pardee, an endurance running event unlike any other! Experience the thrill of one of the most scenic and fastest half marathon races in the south, running “downhill to downtown.” The Half has garnered a reputation as the most breathtaking and picturesque downhill half marathon in the Southeast, and it’s no wonder why!

Starting at Jump off Rock, a national landmark and the highest peak of the Town of Laurel Park, endurance runners will be captivated by the stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the colorful blooms and blossoms of spring. Then, continue on the gently downhill and picturesque 13.1 mile route that leads straight to the heart of downtown Hendersonville at Main Street.

The 10k race is fast and fun, commencing at the base of the Town of Laurel Park at the Hendersonville Family YMCA. Runners can join in with the half marathoners along the route and enjoy the beauty of the Town of Hendersonville that surrounds them. The 10k route is moderately flat and has a couple of gentle rollers throughout.

Finish line festivities await all participants at the same location in Historic Downtown Hendersonville on Main Street, creating a vibrant atmosphere of celebration and camaraderie!

Don’t miss your chance to experience the inspiring beauty of the Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k, an event that promises to inspire and captivate you like no other!

EXCITING NEWS: Both races are now USATF Sanctioned AND Certified!


Sanction #142687

Half Marathon Certification Number: NC23011DF

10k Certification Number: NC23012DF

Race date & course subject to change.


Start Times: Rolling starts 7:30 am until 7:45 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: 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: July 31 – Dec 3
Early: Dec 4 – Feb 11
Regular: Feb 12 – April 28
Late: April 29 – Race Day

Free T-shirt deadline: Sunday, April 14, 2024, at midnight. After that deadline, shirts will only be available in limited quantities and sizes for $25. 

Ship Swag Deadline: Sunday, April 28 at midnight