Asheville 2022 Half Marathon
& 10 K

2 or 3 night package
August 25, 2022 – August 28, 2022

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Shared Cabin starting at

$650

/person plus taxes/fees

1 Bedroom Private Cabin starting at

$900

/person + taxes/fees

Race Date

8.27.2022

Location

Asheville, NC

Deemed one of the greatest destination half marathons in NC!

August brings great weather and fall colors to one of the most picturesque cities filled with unique breweries and mountain views! Embrace the challenge of racing through the hills of downtown Asheville, pass through the Brewery and Arts Districts, and encounter beautiful sights along the way. You don’t want to miss this one!

Picturesque accommodations

Cozy cabins nestled in the woods with scenic views just minutes from downtown and 6 miles to Pack Square.

Pre-race Dinner

We bring the pre-race pasta dinner to you! Enjoy food, drink, and the company of other DM guests.

Endless Options for Fun

Choose to fish, hike (connect to the Mountain to Sea Trail), challenge friends at the Game Porch and our DM Olympic games, relax in your own hot tub, visit The Biltmore, and more!

VIP treatment

DM hosts are on-site all weekend to make your racecation stress-free.

Itinerary

Sit back, relax, and let us handle the logistics. 

  • Welcome Reception for early arrivals
    with DM hosts
  • Start of DM Olympic weekend games
  • Pick up goodie bags
  • Informal dinner meet-up
  • Guided shakeout run
  • Welcome Reception
  • Pre-race pasta dinner
  • Enjoy the beauty of Asheville
  • 6 am-3 pm – Shuttles to and from downtown Asheville / Pack Square 
  • Race Day!
  • Post-race celebration
  • Cabin checkout
Accommodations
Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds

Enjoy a relaxing stay in your choice of a one bedroom private cabin or a a private bedroom in a shared (two or three bedroom) cabin at Willow Winds. Look out into picturesque woods and enjoy the hiking trails that surround the property. Find serenity with your escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Hot tubs located within every cabin
Game Porch with Boccee Ball, Horseshoes, Chess, and hiking trails connected to Mountain to Sea Trail
Located within a 40 acre woodland garden
Trout fishing (bring own gear)
Located 6 miles to the start/finish of Pack Square and downtown Asheville (15 minutes)
Hotel map and surroundings
Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds
What's included?
Optional add ons

Option to add on Thursday night for:

Shared Cabin – $265 + taxes and fees.

Private Cabin – $365 + taxes and fees.

(No additional charge for guests for additional nights).

For our private cabin base package, you can add up to 3 guests for $175/person (plus tax) total.

*All guests in a private cabin share 1 bedroom with a king bed and daybed that converts into a queen or two twins. (Limited availability.)

For our shared cabin, you can add 1 guest for $175 (plus tax) total.

*Guests added to a shared cabin will share the bedroom.

Not included
Pricing

Choose to pay in full or put down a non-refundable deposit to reserve your trip.

Shared Cabin

Our package includes 2 nights in a shared cabin at Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds plus taxes/fees.

Each payor has a private bedroom.  Bathrooms are located throughout the cabin, and all indoor and outdoor living spaces and kitchen are shared. Do you have a friend who also booked a package? Let us know and we can place you together in the same shared cabin.

Add Ons
See below for add on details

For our shared cabin base package, you can add 1 guest for $175 (plus tax) total.

*Guest will share the bedroom.

Option to add on Thursday night for:

Shared Cabin – $265 + taxes and fees.

1 Bedroom Private Cabin

Our package includes 2 nights in a 1 bedroom private cabin at Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds plus taxes/fees.

Add Ons
See below for add on details

For our private cabin base package, you can add up to 3 guests for $175/person (plus tax) total.

*All guests share 1 bedroom with a king bed and daybed that converts into a queen or two twins.

Option to add on Thursday night for:

Private Cabin – $365 + taxes and fees.

Deposit

Pay a $250 non-refundable deposit to reserve your trip, then pay your remaining balance later.

Add-Ons
Pay for add ons when paying your remaining balance.
Meet your hosts
Nicole Elzayek

Sales & Marketing Manager

Paul Martino

Chief Running Officer

Reviews
5/5

5.0  (25)

My trip to Berlin was so much better because I went with Destination marathons. The meals/ tour/ hotels were all well organized and top notch. The staff provided us with everything we needed for a successful race weekend. The bonus was meeting other runners from various places in the process. I would highly recommend using DM for your next destination race!

Amy Boulris, Berlin 2021

I absolutely recommend being treated as a VIP at your next Marathon with Destination Marathons. They took wonderful care of the entire group at Boston Marathon. Met some great new friends too.

Michael Cooney, Boston 2021

The team was very friendly and welcoming, the weekend itinerary was well thought out and executed, it was great to have a pasta dinner right at the hotel too. Having the coach bus to ride to the start line with our new friends was a big plus, too. The postrace gathering at the Park Plaza Hotel was an excellent way to get our postmarathon legs moving again, and I really enjoyed the postrace celebration at the hotel with all the finishers!

Cindy Rys, Boston 2021

Excellent job by Mark and the team. No detail left undone. I’ve run Boston 5 times and this is the first time I have used a company and package. I would definitely recommend Destination Marathons and this way to experience Boston!! Thank you for a great time.

Kevin FitzGerald, Boston 2021

After qualifying for my 1st Boston I reached out to see when they would have a 2021 race package ready to go & signed up immediately. For me it was about maximizing my opportunity to completely soak in the experience of my 1st Boston. The Destination Marathons team took care of a ton of small, yet important, details to help reduced a ton of stress. They had the room lined up, shakeout run, pasta feed, transportation to the start, gear check, spectator itinerary & guidance to various points, detailed instructions for getting around & other details I’m overlooking or taking for granted. This is the 1st trip where my wife wasn’t stressed out about finding her way to watch points & the finish on her own. When our flight got canceled & made us miss the 1st night of our trip, DM changed our hotel reservation within minutes to add the night back to the end of our trip so we could stay an extra day. We left for this race not knowing anyone & came home with new running friends we can’t wait to see at new destinations & new races. Mark & his team do an absolutely amazing job of connecting with runners & their families to make sure everyone has the best trip possible. Can’t wait book another destination race with Destination Marathons! Thanks again Mark, Paul & Nicole! You all made our 1st Boston even more memorable 💙💛💙

Travis N Langemeier, Boston 2021

I would highly recommend Destination Marathons if they are participating at your next race. They took EVERY headache out of the trip planning (hotel, pre-race dinner, pre-race breakfast, etc.). The body ache of running the marathon is still yours to deal with. However, they did have free massages for after the race. They took care of me during my marathon trip better than I normally take care of myself. Worth every penny. 10/10 do recommend!

Will Gordon, Wilmington 2021

Destination Marathons goes out of their way to create a first class experience. Whether you are a first time marathoner or one who has done many, Mark and his team go above and beyond to make your trip the best it can be. I can’t say enough about the great service they provide and totally allow you to focus on running your race and having a great time. I look forward to another trip with them in the near future.

Robert Collea, Grandma's 2021

Destination Marathons takes all the worry of race logistics away. All you have to do is show up and run ! No need to be overwhelmed with logistics! Save all that valuable energy for race day ! Mark and team take a special interest in getting to know you and it’s genuine. Traveling solo to Wilmington I so appreciated the whole experience. They take you in and make you part of the race family . I felt like I made some new friends this past weekend and I look forward to the next adventure with DM . Hopefully, it will be Grandmas !

Billie Melanson, Wilmington 2021

My husband and I travel for destination marathons a few times a year. This was our first time booking with Destination Marathons (Atlanta to watch the Olympic Trials and run) and it was fantastic! Mark and Berkley communicated details thoroughly. Would totally recommend Destination Marathons to my firends! Great group of people! :0)

Christine Jamison McKinney, Atlanta 2020
FAQ'S

When you book the shared cabin option, you will have your own private bedroom (which will be shared with any guest you bring) in a cabin with other guests. Bathrooms are located throughout the cabin. All guests will share the fully-equipped kitchen and indoor/outdoor living spaces, including a hot tub in each cabin. It’s a great way to make some new friends!

Sure! If you have friends you’re traveling with or know someone who has booked a package and would like to stay in their cabin for the weekend, let us know so we can place you together in the same shared cabin.

More than you can imagine! You can bring your own gear and fish in the trout pond or hang out at the Game Porch playing table shuffleboard, skeet ball, foosball, air hockey, basketball, and ping pong (all free of charge). Or you can challenge your friends to bocce ball, horseshoes, chess (on a life-size chess board), badminton, volleyball, tetherball, or basketball. Then cool off with a water balloon fight at their launching station. Swing on a hammock, walk through the beautiful gardens, hike trails that connect to North Carolina’s Mountain to Sea Trail, or simply relax in your hot tub. How does one choose what to try first?

Asheville’s beautiful mountains are home to The Biltmore, several art districts, and more breweries and wineries than you can imagine!

Our cabins are only minutes away from the downtown area. If you’re not bringing your own car, we suggest grabbing an Uber. But we do provide shuttles to and from Pack Square on race day.

Yes! DM guests have access to all the VIP perks as our runners. To ensure they receive all of our great services, we ask that you let us know who you are bringing at the time of registration.

Yes! Children 15 and under are free, provided they stay in your room. Children sixteen and older would need to be registered as an additional guest.

Please notify us of any dietary restrictions you have so we can do our best to accommodate you.