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RAD Half Marathon & 10K

RAD Half Marathon & 10K

The 2nd Annual RAD Half Marathon & 10k are fast, incredibly scenic races that start in the heart of Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Both races whiz downhill to the River Arts District, and wind along the peaceful French Broad River. 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.

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!

This race is part of the Appalachian Trilogy!

RUN 13.1 x 3

We are thrilled to offer the 2023 Appalachian Trilogy! Run 3 out of 4 of these Half Marathons in 2023 and receive a unique commemorative medal! Asheville Half Marathon (March 18),  Jump off Rock Half Marathon (May 13), RAD Half Marathon (June 11) and Black Bear Half Marathon (October 8), 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!

How do I sign up? Register for three of the above half marathons and you are automatically entered into the Trilogy! Must sign up for three events by July 9, 2023 in order to be eligible.

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10K

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10K

An endurance running event like none other, the third annual 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
Appalachian

RUN 13.1 x 3

We are thrilled to offer the 2023 Appalachian Trilogy! Run 3 out of 4 of these Half Marathons in 2023 and receive a unique commemorative medal! Asheville Half Marathon (March 18),  Jump off Rock Half Marathon (May 13), RAD Half Marathon (June 11) and Black Bear Half Marathon (October 8), 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!

How do I sign up? Register for three of the above half marathons and you are automatically entered into the Trilogy! Must sign up for three events by July 9, 2023 in order to be eligible.

Asheville Marathon & Half

Asheville Marathon & Half

The Asheville Marathon & Half run through the best parts of the City of Asheville, North Carolina. Including downtown city streets, the River Arts District, along the French Broad River, and through the parks for this city-style, point-to-point race. These fast races are 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 downhill from downtown and ‘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. Runners are on mostly paved surfaces throughout the entire event with a few dirt sections within the French Broad River Park.

What’s included in your entry

  • Entry into either the half or marathon
  • An unforgettable, unique ‘boutique-style’ race experience from start to finish
  • Free Shuttle Ticket on race day (to and from the race) ($20 value)
  • Complimentary, high-quality race photos
  • Professionally Chip Timed Race
  • Live Results
  • A unique Commemorative Finisher Medal
  • Brooks Dri-Fit, technical running Shirt
  • Delicious Post-Race Food
  • A Free Beer from the Wedge at Foundation to enjoy after those miles!
  • Free access to Pre-Race Expo
  • Exclusive Asheville Marathon & Half Buff
  • A goody bag loaded full of goodies
  • USATF Certified Courses
  • Boston Qualifier

This race is part of the Appalachian Trilogy!

RUN 13.1 x 3

We are thrilled to offer the 2023 Appalachian Trilogy! Run 3 out of 4 of these Half Marathons in 2023 and receive a unique commemorative medal! Asheville Half Marathon (March 18),  Jump off Rock Half Marathon (May 13), RAD Half Marathon (June 11) and Black Bear Half Marathon (October 8), 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!

How do I sign up? Register for three of the above half marathons and you are automatically entered into the Trilogy! Must sign up for three events by July 9, 2023 in order to be eligible.

 

Frostbite 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Frostbite 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Need a goal to keep you running this winter? Join us for the 30th Annual Frostbite, the oldest and largest footrace in Henderson County! This in-person running event (with a virtual option) offers a 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run, so there’s something for the entire family. The Frostbite races begin and finish at the Lelia Patterson Center in Fletcher, North Carolina.  Both the 10k and 5k courses provide views of Hutch Mountain and are on hilly to challenging terrain, with some moderate inclines. The flat and fast 1-mile course, makes this premier racing event an opportunity for all running levels and ages to participate together. 

Race Details:

1 Mile Fun Run
Start Time: 1:45 PM

5K
Start Times: 2:30 PM

10K
Start Times: 2:30 PM
10k Course time limit is 3:45 pm.

Course Type: Paved Road

Stroller friendly? One Mile only

Dogs allowed? One Mile only

What is included with your race entry:

• A first-class running experience in beautiful Fletcher near Asheville and Asheville Regional Airport!
• Chip-timing for accurate results.
• A totally set up and well-marked course.
• Spectator-friendly course.
• One-of-a-kind Prizes, Race Swag, and Commemorative Finisher Gloves. 

Free T-shirt deadline:

Participants who sign up before Sunday, January 30 at midnight receive a free custom Frostbite t-shirt!

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!