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We regret to inform you that the Asheville Half Marathon & 10K will have to be cancelled for 2020. After careful consideration, consulting with the City of Asheville, and taking the recommendations from the NCDHHS, and the CDC, we will not and could not hold an event this size. This is an unprecedented global public health issue and we must do our part to act responsibly. Our top priority is always the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, staff, and spectators. We are committed to organizing a safe and efficient event, and it is clear that it would be difficult to do at this time.
This is a challenging time for all of us and we realize this news comes as a disappointment to everyone. We absolutely LOVE this race. We’ve put in a ton of work over the last half of a year to make this a marquee running event in Asheville. We love the course, the community involvement, the local brews, and the whole experience! As runners ourselves (we were actually going to do the 10K), we are very sad to be forced to cancel. We know you’ve been putting in a ton of time training and made many daily sacrifices to get to the start line. We get it! We live it too.
We’ve been working diligently to provide you some options. We all want to enjoy in the race we love so much. As you know the State of North Carolina is still in Phase 2 which does not allow gatherings of more than 25 and cases continue to rise. After consulting with the City of Asheville, we were hoping to be able to do wave starts but with gathering sizes limited to 25, it would not be possible to keep the course open that long.
What does this mean?
Everyone will technically be a Virtual Runner this year.
What do I do?
Nothing yet. Stay tuned for further instructions. We are still working with the City of Asheville to have an 'unofficial' run with a half marathon course and a 10K course that will have mile marker signs and the use of the sidewalks and greenways for you to run virtually that weekend.
Will I still get all of my swag?
Oh yes! We have all of the swag ordered already so we will definitely get it to you.
Is packet pick up still going to happen?
Yes. We are still planning on packet pick up at Highland Brewing for those in Buncombe County and for those who want to come and get their swag. Others will get their swag in the mail.
Can I still defer to next year?
YES. We have the option to defer for a fee and have extended the expiration date to August 7th. You can log into your www.runsignup.com account and go to MANAGE REGISTRATION. Click on DEFER For more information on deferrals for HERE
Can I get a refund?
We have not changed our policy that we do not offer refunds. This policy is consistent with most races across the country and we encourage you to respect the refund policy and know that this situation is completely out of our control. The race incurred costs for staff, marketing, medals, t-shirts, custom bibs, pint glasses, face gaiters, etc. based on registered runners.
We thank you for your support and your commitment to our running community. We really do appreciate you and hope to see you next year. We have no doubt we will be able to host another great event next year but in the meantime, keep running, stay healthy, be kind…we are all in this together and accept our heartfelt thanks on behalf of the entire Asheville Half Staff.