ARX Half Marathon – August 20, 2016 – Asheville NC

arx half marathon

Weekend-long running events are becoming quite a thing, and for a good reason. What’s more rewarding than spending the weekend pushing yourself to the limit with the support of hundreds of other enthusiastic athletes? Whether you choose to participate in one of more of the ARX events on August 20-21, it’s sure to be a great experience. The half marathon is a special treat for local runners because the course is reminiscent of the old and much missed Citizen-Times Half Marathon.


Welcome to the Asheville Running Experience. Like the name suggests, whether you are a roadie, a trail runner or someone who just wants to experience Asheville with some exercise and good times, amidst family and friends, this event will be an experience for everyone.

We have tried to stay as true as possible to the old Citizen-Times Half Marathon course. The race will begin on Coxe Avenue in the heart of the South Slope and proceed north through downtown into North Asheville and through the Grove Park neighborhood including the famous climb of Cherokee. After this section the course is exactly the same including the sections on Kimberly Avenue, around the Country Club of Asheville, the Beaver Lake Trail, Lookout Mountain and UNCA before heading to Broadway. At this point we will join the Reedy Creek Greenway before taking the final stretch up and over Patton Avenue on Lexington Avenue for the final sprint to the finish on Coxe.


Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Race starts at 7 AM.


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