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This is what our fans & partners say about iDaph Events!

2014 Asheville Duathlon + 10k Trail Run on Biltmore Estate

We really enjoyed being a part of the race and the donation from you all will do a lot to make sure we can provide quality programming all year!! The visibility in the community and then new connections we have made as a result of this partnership are even more valuable. Thank you!

Kate Justen, FEAST (2014 Charity Partner)

I loved that there was a bike rental company willing to bring bikes to the start line, I traveled there so it was very convenient for me. Very professional photographer, having fun looking at all the photos on his website. I loved that he took pictures at specific locations that were a good photo op with something pretty in the background and not just a close-up of me in misery.

Sarah Schoonover, 2014 Participant

Race Tee is probably one of the best I own (and there are hundreds..). Second run course (if marked better at certain points) is great! I will train for this specifically again next year- I loved it. Bike course… was a challenging, yet fair course that is suitable for all levels of experience.

Brian DeRose, 2014 Participant

Only way it could be better for me would be for me to be in better shape! Ran a mud/obstacle race the day before so was tired but had sooooo much fun at the Du! Idaph puts on the BEST events, they put their heart and soul into putting on super events!

Melissa McCullooch, 2014 Participant

2014 Lung Buster Time Trials

Thank you for a great race. We all had a blast!!! What a great turn out of Women!!! Thank you for creating a welcoming race for all level of racers…from first time racers to us silly Masters+ Women on fixed gear with pink “I’m with Awesome” socks on. Look forward to the rest of the series.

Wendy Coin (2014 Lung Buster TT Etowah 1 Participant)

2013 LPC Triathlon:

John Neff,  Photographer

Overall, I’m so glad I raced today. Not just for the swag but for the awesome course and fun crowd. There were a lot of first timers today, whom I admire because when it’s your first tri and it is cold and rainy, it must be really extra stinky. So way to be badasses, ya’ll! And finally, thanks to all the great volunteers and race staff. You all rock.

Kit Hayes (LPC Triathlon First Place Female)

(See Kit’s full testimony on her blog post “Rain, Roadkill & a Leotard: the 2013 LPC Triathlon”)

You do a great job on marking the routes, and having people give directions, and having people controlling traffic on bike intersections. Thank you. Super volunteers. Also thanks for moving the time back so we don’t start in the dark.

 Dan Funk (Participant)

I thought it was well organized and the students at the water stations were a lot of fun! I was a volunteer last year but as a participant this year I thought the later start time was better on everyone.

Tag Garmon (Participant)

LOVED the goodies in the registration bag! Overall the course was well marked, & I LOVED the inspirational spray paint on that huge mountain we had to bike up. Also liked how registration was available 2 days before. Lessened the chaos on race day. Bigger sign next time to indicate where to get marked would help the spastics like me.

Jamie Martina (Participant)

Great local race! Super event that runs very smoothly.

Doug Draper (Participant)


2013 Asheville Triathlon:

Just wanted to let you know my wife and I attended the Avl Tr for our second year and had really great time!  Our son also tried the splash and dash and had blast – he’s hooked.  Thanks for putting on a great event!

James Bound, President, Greencraft Inc.

FYI – my two daughters did the kids’ race and had a wonderful time. Kudos for putting on a fun event. I did the tri the next morning and had a great time as well. Did it 5 years ago as one of my first triathlon experiences and it was just as much fun this go round. Thanks for putting on fun races!

Alana Kennedy-Nasser (Participant)

Thank you for all of your hard work in presenting a first class triathlon. As a business owner and an athlete I recognize the amount of work that goes into a successful event and all the things that can possibly go wrong. From an athlete’s perspective the event was seamless.

Lonnie (Participant)


2013 Asheville Marathon:

Firstly, just wanted to thank you on a really incredible event. I’ve run marathons in 16 states and I have to say this is one of the top 5 I’ve run. The staff was fantastic, super friendly and the course was so well marked. The aid stations were also really well stocked, which makes a huge difference. Everything about the race was well done. Thank you for all your work. 

Vincent Rossmeier (Top 5 men)

Just want you to know that I thoroughly enjoyed your marathon yesterday.  For a first time marathon, it was excellent–great attention to detail… The scenery was excellent, and the historical perspective was great. 

Don Kern, Race Director from the other Beer City, Grand Rapids, MI

I have told many people that I firmly believe the Asheville Marathon course helped me prepare for the Boston Marathon, which also has a few hills (most of them in the second half, including “Heartbreak Hill”).  I ran my best Boston Marathon time ever this year. 

Francine Robinson (Participant)

2012 Biltmore/Kiwanis 15k/5k Race:

A special thank you to Daphne our race director, who did an absolutely amazing job. She was cool, calm and collected…  CAN I SAY ORGANIZED!!  

Cindy Fuller, President, Kiwanis Club of Asheville

2012 Lung Buster Time Trial Series:

Kudos to you Daphne for doing such a great job on organizing and running this Lung Buster Time Trial series.

John (Participant)

2012 LPC Triathlon:

I wanted to extend a big ‘congratulations’ for putting together a really fine event yesterday, even more-so, as the weather did everything it could to throw some roadblocks your way; everyone I talked with had a great time, and you and your group(s) did an outstanding job! I can’t wait for more events, and next years LPC Tri! Thanks again, and so proud of your events’ group for putting on a great Triathlon!

David Ward, M.D., M.S.

I fully intend on returning and competing again in your event should you have it next year. The folks involved carried a lot of spirit in horrible conditions.  I sincerely think it was the most professionally run event that I have competed in a long time.  I especially like all the effort you put in to the on-line and virtual information!  The word will get out and you will need a bigger transition area!!  

Joe Campola (Participant)

What a great job, wonderful layout on the course, great food, great venue. We want to come back. I have done 37 events in two years and this one is at the top. I just can not say enough, all the help, everyone was perfect. 

Lorand (Participant)

iDaph events team:

You are simply amazing and continue to blow me away with your authenticity, organization, and positive/loving attitude.  I’m very blessed to be a part of the iDaph team and to help you create what you’ve envisioned for so long! 

Micah Pulleyn, iDaph Events, Assistant Events Extaordinaire

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