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Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k

An endurance running event like none other, the Inaugural Jump Off Rock Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru, will be one of the fastest half marathon races in the south and will run “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 will 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 will start their race at the base of the Town of Laurel Park at the YMCA of Hendersonville. They will 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.

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

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon Shirt
resolution run medal
Appalachian

RUN 13.1 x 3

We are thrilled to launch the new 13.1 x 3 series for 2021, the Appalachian Trilogy! 
Sign up for the Asheville Half Marathon (March 20), Jump off Rock Half Marathon (May 8) & Black Bear Half Marathon (Oct. 9), and receive a gorgeous black & gold commemorative, Appalachian Trilogy medal. We will also have some super, cool swag to go along with this new challenge to keep you motivated to train all year long!

Race Details:

Course time limit is 12:30pm.

Start Times:

Half Marathon
Rolling wave starts 7:30 am until 9:00 am.

Runners will sign up for a wave start time when registering. We highly encourage runners/walkers that want to enjoy the scenery and take their time during the race to start in the first or second wave to make the time cutoff.

Half Marathon is capped at 300 runners.

10k

Rolling wave starts 9:00am until 10am.

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. 10k is all paved surfaces on city streets and around the lake is packed dirt. See course info below.
Stroller friendly? Yes

Registration Periods & Pricing
Early: Feb 1-Feb 7
Regular: Feb 8-March 7
Late: March 8-April 30 (if available)

Virtual Race

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 and finisher medal.

Free T-shirt deadline:
(in-person runners)

After this date, shirts will be available online for $10 during online registration, limited sizes.

What is included with your race entry:

• A first-class running experience in the late spring in Western North Carolina!
• An in-person, safe, and socially-distanced race with rolling, wave starts
• A scenic, fast, downhill half marathon course and a moderately flat, 10k route in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. 
• Optional Shuttle ride to a 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 results
• Access to our community of runners in our Strava Group. 
• Spectator friendly courses with designated cheer stations
• One-of-a-kind Prizes made locally 
• Part of the ‘Love Hendo’ downtown kick-off for the summer, with various amenities available in downtown Hendersonville on race day. Love Hendo offers closed downtown streets on the Historic Main Street, which allows convenient access to fantastic food, drinks, and local merchandise in downtown.   
• 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!

Super-cool swag including:
• Unique Inaugural Finisher Medal
• Super comfy, custom-designed t-shirt
• Goody Bag

And more perks with details coming soon! 

Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k

Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k

Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021

Hendersonville, North Carolina

 Permits have been approved by the City of Hendersonville for the 2021 races.

The 2nd Annual Black Bear Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru & Morris Broadband 8k powered by Optimum is a 13.1 & 4.97 mile running event that takes place during peak leaf season and the fall scenery is stunning! These races offers a scenic, mostly flat course along the Oklawaha Greenway and through Hendersonville city streets. Experience a beautiful race this fall and join us for an unforgettable race.

Support boutique-style, running events where you can skip the crowds, and have an amazing, world-class running experience throughout the entire race!

What runners have said about the 2020 Black Bear Half Marathon

“I absolutely loved the Black Bear Half Marathon! I received my medal in the mail and it is adorable, definitely one of my favorites! And the t-shirt is super soft, love it! Thank you so much for putting on this event!” ~ Jill Hopper Cedar Rapids, Iowa

“I found the Black Bear Half Marathon to be an inspiring experience that brought people together with a wonderful positive energy. It was refreshing and uplifting. Thanks to all who put the time and energy into organizing the event. And thanks for the black bear print! It’s a lovely and thoughtful “medal”. Appreciation for that as well. It was a fun experience to be a part of and I’m looking forward to some of your future races”. ~ Dan Johnson

“I can’t say enough good things about this race. The course was great, so great that I slowed down to enjoy it more. The volunteers were fantastic! They really helped by cheering and encouraging the runners. I can’t wait to run this race again next year! It is definitely on my annual race calendar. As long as you all are having the race, I will be there!” - Heather Hunter

“Loved the course, well done.” ~ Carole S

“SLOTHLY, SOGGY, but gloriously LIVE” - Jenni Rom

“I always love Idaph events. The half at the Biltmore is my favorite. You guys are top notch!” ~ Anna Parker.

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10K

An endurance running event like none other, the Inaugural Jump Off Rock Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru, will be one of the fastest half marathon races in the south and will run “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 will 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 will start their race at the base of the Town of Laurel Park at the YMCA of Hendersonville. They will 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.

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

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon Shirt
resolution run medal
Appalachian

RUN 13.1 x 3

We are thrilled to launch the new 13.1 x 3 series for 2021, the Appalachian Trilogy! 
Sign up for the Asheville Half Marathon (March 20), Jump off Rock Half Marathon (May 8) & Black Bear Half Marathon (Oct. 9), and receive a gorgeous black & gold commemorative, Appalachian Trilogy medal. We will also have some super, cool swag to go along with this new challenge to keep you motivated to train all year long!

Race Details:

Course time limit is 12:30pm.

Start Times:

Half Marathon
Rolling wave starts 7:30 am until 9:00 am.

Runners will sign up for a wave start time when registering. We highly encourage runners/walkers that want to enjoy the scenery and take their time during the race to start in the first or second wave to make the time cutoff.

Half Marathon is capped at 300 runners.

10k

Rolling wave starts 9:00am until 10am.

10k is capped at 200 runners. 

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. 10k is all paved surfaces on city streets and around the lake is packed dirt. See course info below.
Stroller friendly? Yes

Registration Periods & Pricing
Early: Feb 1-Feb 7
Regular: Feb 8-March 7
Late: March 8-April 30 (if available)

Virtual Race

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 and finisher medal.

Free T-shirt deadline:
(in-person runners)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

After this date, shirts will be available online for $10 during online registration, limited sizes.

What is included with your race entry:

• A first-class running experience in the late spring in Western North Carolina!
• An in-person, safe, and socially-distanced race with rolling, wave starts
• A scenic, fast, downhill half marathon course and a moderately flat, 10k route in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. 
• Optional Shuttle ride to a 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 results
• Access to our community of runners in our Strava Group. 
• Spectator friendly courses with designated cheer stations
• One-of-a-kind Prizes made locally 
• Part of the ‘Love Hendo’ downtown kick-off for the summer, with various amenities available in downtown Hendersonville on race day. Love Hendo offers closed downtown streets on the Historic Main Street, which allows convenient access to fantastic food, drinks, and local merchandise in downtown.   
• 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!

Super-cool swag including:
• Unique Inaugural Finisher Medal
• Super comfy, custom-designed t-shirt
• Goody Bag

And more perks with details coming soon! 

Asheville Marathon and Half

Asheville Marathon and Half

Saturday, March 20, 2021

13.1 MILES OF CITY SCENERY

 

Relocated to Downtown Asheville for 2021

Appalachian

RUN 13.1 x 3

We are thrilled to launch the new 13.1 x 3 series for 2021, the Appalachian Trilogy! 
Sign up for the Asheville Half Marathon (March 20), Jump off Rock Half Marathon (May 8) & Black Bear Half Marathon (Oct. 9), and receive a gorgeous gold commemorative, Appalachian Trilogy medal. We will also have some super, cool swag to go along with this new challenge to keep you motivated to train all year long!

The 9th Annual Asheville Marathon and Half typically held at Biltmore Estate, will take place as a Half Marathon only on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in downtown Asheville. The Special Edition, 2021 Asheville Half Marathon is relocated for one year only to downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The Asheville Marathon & Half will plan to return to Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC for the 10th Annual event in 2022. Participants will help bring the economy roaring back with a safe, organized, fun and city-style running event in downtown Asheville, NC.

 Due to COVID-19, guidelines are being put in place to provide a safe and socially distanced event for our runners, volunteers, and staff, which is why the Marathon and Challenge events will not take place at the 2021 event. The event is capped at 800 participants and will include wave starts. We expect this event to sell out before race day. 

Registration will open on Thursday, January 27th for the 2020 participants and then will open on January 28th to the general public.

Start your 2021 Asheville Half Marathon in downtown Asheville Pack Square and run through the best parts of the city. Including downtown city streets, River Arts District, along the French Broad river and through the park for this city-style, 13.1 race. This fast, half marathon is a dream come true for runners looking to get a personal best in the mountains of Western North Carolina. With only 477 feet of elevation gain and 487 feet of elevation loss, runners will get a short sampling of downtown hills at the beginning and end of the race, but 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.This is the first race in downtown Asheville to explore these new greenways during a race. 

Runners will be on mostly paved surfaces throughout the entirety event with a few dirt sections within the French Broad River Park. 

  Race Details:

Course time limit is 12:30pm.

Start Times:

Half Marathon
Rolling wave starts 7:30 am until 9:10 am. 

Runners will sign up for a wave start time when registering. We highly encourage runners/walkers that want to enjoy the scenery and take their time during the race to start in the first or second wave to make the time cutoff.

Half Marathon is capped at 800 runners.

Course Type: Half Marathon, majority is paved, the scenic downtown course weaves through downtown into the River Arts District and along the French Broad River and back into downtown Asheville. 

Stroller friendly? Yes
Dogs allowed? Yes

Registration Periods & Pricing
Regular: January 27- March 13
Late: March 14 -March 19

Virtual Race

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 and finisher medal. 

 

What is included with your race entry:

• A first-class running experience in the late spring in Western North Carolina!
• An in person, safe and socially-distanced race with rolling, wave starts
• A scenic, (mostly) flat course in Downtown Asheville.
• 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 results
• Access to our community of runners in our Strava Group. 
• Spectator friendly courses

• One-of-a-kind Prizes 

Super-cool swag including:
• Unique Special Edition Finisher Medal
• Super comfy, custom-designed t-shirt
• Asheville Half Marathon Buff
• Goody Bag
Awesome post event food and treats:
• More info coming soon!

 

“Everything about this race was top-notch. The information sent out, the organization, and the fantastic demeanor of the staff and volunteers all exceeded expectations. The course is tough, but it is a gorgeous run that’ll have your head on a swivel. This is definitely a must-run race!”

– Crystal Roger Owens, Asheville Marathon & Half Participant

Inaugural Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k Registration Now Open!

Inaugural Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k Registration Now Open!

SATURDAY MAY 8, 2021

HALF MARATHON & 10K

DOWNHILL TO DOWNTOWN

SIGN UP HERE

An endurance running event like none other, the Inaugural Jump Off Rock Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru, will be one of the fastest downhill half marathon races in the south and will run “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 will 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 will start their race at the base of the Town of Laurel Park at the YMCA in Hendersonville. They will join in on the half marathon route at about the half-way point with half marathoners. The 10k route is paved surfaces and 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.

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

The 2021 races are designated safe races, with pre-race temperature and COVID screenings, wave starts and social distanced measures will be in place throughout the event. Limited spots are available.  

 
ONE-OF-A-KIND RACE SWAG
 
 
 
 
WHY YOU SHOULD RUN THE INAUGURAL
JUMP OFF ROCK HALF & 10K!
A sampling of what you ‘get’ when you run with us on May 8th:

• A first-class running experience in the late spring in Western North Carolina!
• An in person, safe and socially-distanced race with rolling, wave starts
• A scenic, fast, downhill half marathon course and a moderately flat, 10k route in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. 
• 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 results
• Access to our community of runners in our Strava Group. 
• Spectator friendly courses with designated cheer stations
• One-of-a-kind Prizes made locally 
• Part of the ‘Love Hendo’ downtown kick-off for the summer, with various amenities available in downtown Hendersonville on race day. Love Hendo offers closed downtown streets on the Historic Main Street, which allows convenient access to fantastic food, drinks and local merchandise in downtown.   
• 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!

Super-cool swag including:
• Unique Inaugural Finisher Medal
• Super comfy, custom-designed t-shirt
• Goody Bag

And more perks with details coming soon!
 

…AND MOST IMPORTANTLY A MEMORY TO LAST A LIFETIME!
GET MORE INFORMATION HERE
 
 
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