iDaph Events designs, manages, and produces premiere running, cycling, and multi-sport events in Asheville and the surrounding areas of Western North Carolina.
“BE INSPIRED. DO SOMETHING GREAT!”
In the time that we have been organizing run, cycling and multi-sport events in Western North Carolina, a footprint has been made, a reputation earned, and an identifiable mark left. But we will not simply settle for being at the forefront of the race scene. No, my friends, “good enough” just isn’t good enough for us as organizers, nor for you as participants. We hope you will continue to BE INSPIRED and DO SOMETHING GREAT!
iDaph Events was founded by Daphne Kirkwood
As a veteran multi-sport athlete and seasoned event management professional, with 20 years of destination-centered hospitality experience, Daphne realizes the important of client-centered event productions, promoting and building excitement about our events, focusing on the details, and making an event an enjoyable and memorable experience. She is passionate, energized and loves designing, directing and promoting events that she would also like to participate in!
In 2011, Daphne’s total immersion into the world of endurance sports competition and management culminated into iDaph Events, a full-service race management business, long in the making. For years, Daphne provided guidance and assisted many races with their event productions as well as being fully involved in the running, cycling and multi-sport community. She has been the Vice-President of the Asheville Triathlon Club as well as the Secretary for the Asheville Track Club. idaph events is a proud supporter and business member of the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club.
Not only does Daphne plan events, she also competes and excels in them. ‘Daphanator’ enjoys breaking new records and PR’s and enjoying the experience that races provide for all involved.
Drop Daphne an email and let her know what makes an event special for you. She is always looking for new and innovative ways to make your racing experience even more spectacular!
Follow Daphne and our other iDaph Racing Team members on their page, along with race reports from our various events.
Signature events include the Asheville Marathon & Half on Biltmore Estate, Du the Asheville Du and 10k trail race, Pisgah Omnium, Carolina Kid’s MultiSport Series, the Asheville Triathlon, LPC Triathlon, Lung Buster Time Trial Series and more!
Special thanks to our “IDAPH PARTNERS & FRIENDS” for their generous support of iDaph Events all year long!