iDaph Events designs, manages, and produces premiere running, cycling, and multi-sport events in Asheville and surrounding Western North Carolina areas
“BE INSPIRED. DO SOMETHING GREAT!”
In the time that iDaph Events has 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 continue to BE INSPIRED and DO SOMETHING GREAT!
You may very well be the most organized person I have met, along with your positive, “can-do” attitude, you are amazing. And, since “nothing” can shake you, you are a force to be reckoned with [and] a true professional! This event, though it’s a LOT of work, makes me so happy… to see kids outside, doing something healthy for their bodies, and families together enjoying the day. Thank you Daphne, for your support and all the many hours you put into this event. It was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without you. You’re the best!
— Denise Pesce, Principal of The Mountain Community School (GNAR Race Partner)
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.
I just wanted to give you a big shout out and say you did a really great job with the [2015 Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k Classic Races] on Sunday. We work with a lot of different event directors and I can honestly say that your events are the most organized events we work. I hope the nonprofit appreciates the amount of work and organization you put into the event. We heard numerous positive comments from many of the participants. Everything seem to flow really smooth. Even though the race start time was early, it started on time. That’s a big deal. Thank you so much for choosing to work with Charlotte Sports Timing. We greatly enjoy working with you and your staff. Cheers!
Neal Boyd, Charlotte Sports Timing & Charlotte Sports Cycling
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!
Signature events include the Asheville Marathon & Half on Biltmore Estate, Asheville Duathlon/10k trail race/Gravel Grinder Bike/Kids Splash N’ Dash, Pisgah Omnium, The Asheville Triathlon, LPC Throwback Triathlon, Lung Buster Time Trial Series and more Partner Events!
iDaph Events is a member of the following organizations:
Special thanks to our “IDAPH PARTNERS & FRIENDS” for their generous support of iDaph Events all year long!