RAD Half-Marathon and 10k: Fast, Fun, and Scenic

You’re new PR is waiting for you this June at the flat and fast RAD half-marathon and 10k! 

We welcome you to the brand new RAD Half Marathon & 10K!  The race run through the best parts of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.  Including downtown city streets, River Arts District, along the French Broad River, and through the park for this city-style, point-to-point race. This fast race is a dream come true for runners looking to get a personal best in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The majority of the miles are ‘flat’ running along the river on the greenway and through the city parks. Endurance runners will have an opportunity to ‘break in’ the brand new section of the newly completed greenway section of the French Broad River Greenway on Riverside Drive and Lyman Street.  Enjoy mostly paved surfaces throughout the entire event with a few dirt sections within the French Broad River Park. 

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Flat, fast and downhill 

Both the half-marathon and 10k distances are point-to-point starting in downtown Asheville running downhill into the River Arts District. Both races finish on Foundy Street in the River Arts District. 

Not only is the nInaugural RAD Half-Marathon & 10k both fast the races are also incredibly scenic! You’ll be greeted with a complimentary beer, a one-of-a-kind finisher medal, live music, and a free shuttle back to the start line after the race.

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Both the half-marathon and 10k courses are USATF certified and sanctioned.  Which means you can trust that the course is measured to the exact distance and set an official record for the books.

Cash prizes are up for grabs for the overall male and female winners. Hand crafted local glass awards will be given to group award winners. 

And the post-race party is one you’re not going to want to miss! 

  • Live music
  • Post race vendors
  • Complimentary beer 
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Cheers to your new PR!

The RAD Half-Marathon also qualifies as a part of the Appalachian Trilogy Series. Get ready to check another half-marathon off your list while running your best this spring.

If you’re looking to soak in all the sights and sounds of Asheville while achieving a new PR, this is the race for you! 

See you at the finish line! 

Register HERE.