Since lodging can be difficult to find around Boone and Linville due to the Highland Games and mountain tourism in general, we have limited dorm space near the marathon start. We get great feedback and the price is far cheaper than the local hotels during this peak season. This is available ONLY as part of the marathon online registration.

Runners may stay on the campus of Appalachian State University Friday night for the cost of $55.00 per person for a double room or $85.00 per night for a semi-private room (sharing a bathroom.) Your cost includes linen (sheets, towels and pillows.) You will be staying in a dorm room located nearby the start of the marathon

You will check in on Friday during packet pick-up and must check out by 5:00 pm on Saturday (either before or after the race.)

If you are sharing a room with someone, please make sure to check in together. Otherwise, we will assign roommates randomly. If you have someone staying with you that has not paid for the room, this is a violation of Appalachian State University policy and will result in your dismissal from the room and the race without a refund.

You can call Elizabeth Fields at 828-262-3045 or email her at for further information.

There are many hotels in the area, but they fill up fast. Visit High Country Host (800-438-7500) for a list of hotels nearby.

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