Asheville Area Events


We host outdoor wellness events in the beautiful areas surrounding Asheville, North Carolina. From the iconic Asheville Marathon to the festive South Asheville Turkey Trot, our events are designed to be challenging, fun, and inspirational. We encourage people of all abilities to come together and achieve their goals.

Signature Events

Trail Races

September 23, 2023

The races offer a unique opportunity to explore the spectacular 10,000 acres of rolling hills and towering trees that make up Dupont State Forest in Brevard, NC. 8.5 Mile, 5k, & 1 Mile course options.

Black Bear
Half Marathon & 8K

October 8, 2023

The Black Bear Half and 8k both offer a scenic, mostly flat course along the Oklawaha Greenway. The Half Marathon has less than 400 feet of elevation gain so you’ll love the speed and scenery.

Trick or Trail 5K
& Spooky Sprint 1 Mile

October 21, 2023

You’ll love this Halloween-themed race in the heart of Hendersonville, NC! It will start and finish in the Historic 7th Avenue District on Maple Street at the Train Depot where the vibrant Fall Fest is taking place at the Farmers’ Market!

South Asheville
Turkey Trot 5K

November 23, 2023

Thanksgiving is the largest running holiday with families all over the country! Turkey Trots are a great way to start the day. Join us at Biltmore Park Town Square and enjoy some fresh air and exercise before your Thanksgiving feast!

Ugly Sweater
5K & 10K

December 2, 2023

Join iDaph Events for a festive 5K and 10K hosted by the Riveter, the nation’s premier indoor climbing gym, bike park, and wellness arena. Ugly Sweaters and holiday cheer are strongly encouraged!

New Year’s Resolution
Run 5K & 10K

January 1, 2024

This annual running event races through the streets of Downtown Asheville, NC on New Year’s Day, at a reasonable 10am. We welcome families and participants of all ages to come run or crawl their way to completing their first resolution!

Frostbite Race
10K, 5K & 1-Mile

February 18, 2024

This is the quintessential winter race; a tradition in Hendersonville for over 30 years! A great event for the entire family. Don’t miss the fitness expo after the race!

Registration opens October 12

Marathon & Half

March 16, 2024

Experience the best parts of Asheville in this iconic event. You’ll start downtown and run through charming neighborhoods, scenic greenways and the historic River Arts District. A Boston Qualifying event!

Jump Off Rock
Half Marathon & 10K

May 11, 2024

The point-to-point, half marathon begins at Jump off Rock, a national landmark and the Town of Laurel Park’s highest peak, and finishes in the heart of downtown Hendersonville on Main Street.

Half Marathon & 10K

June 9, 2024

The RAD Half Marathon & 10k are point-to-point races that start downtown Asheville and end in the iconic River Arts District. The course is fast and scenic and the after-party is always amazing.

Registration opens September 13

2023 Partner Events

We partner with these local organizations to help facilitate events that advance their mission.

Apple Festival Race
8K, 5K and Fun Run

September 2, 2023

The Apple Festival is a longstanding Hendersonville tradition and this race is a fall favorite. Kids will love the Chick-fil-A Mini Moo One Mile Fun Run. Join us for cool race shirts and festive apple treats all around!


Tour d’Apple
100, 62, 45 & 25-Mile

September 4, 2023

The Tour d’Apple cycling event provides four exciting, challenging routes through Western North Carolina’s apple orchards, waterfalls, and mountains to benefit the charitable projects of the Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club.


IC Imagine
Fine Arts 5K

September 9, 2023

Join us for the 8th Annual IC Imagine Fine Arts 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run! This event is open to everyone, from the young of age to the young at heart. Proceeds directly benefit the IC Imagine Fine Arts programs.