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

Jump Off Rock
Half Marathon & 10K

May 13, 2023

The point-to-point half marathon begins at Jump off Rock and finishes in the heart of downtown Hendersonville. This gently downhill and scenic 13.1 mile course is not only fast, it also has breathtaking views.

RAD Half Marathon
& 10K

June 11, 2023

If you’re looking to soak in all the sights and sounds of Asheville while achieving a new PR, this is the race for you! Finish with an ice-cold beer, one-of-a-kind finisher medal and an awesome after party.

Bark & Bolt 5K,
1-Mile & 100M Paw Pursuit

June 16, 2023

Ready, Set…WOOF! Experience the inaugural event of the summer and join us at Patton Park in Hendersonville. This pup-friendly event will be fun for the whole family so be sure to reserve the date.


June 17, 2023

The ONLY sprint triathlon in Hendersonville, North Carolina is back again for its fourth year! This regional favorite consists of a 400m pool swim, a 12.5 mile bike and a 5k run! The route is an out-and-back style course.


July 16, 2023

The Asheville Triathlon course is a super event for every level of triathlete, from novice to elites. Get ready for some challenging climbs, rewarding downhills and new PR’s!

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!

Registration opens May 30

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!

Registration opens July 25

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!

Registration opens August 17

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!

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!

2023 Partner Events

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

Asheville Chamber
Challenge 5K

May 5, 2023

The Chamber Challenge is designed to promote community wellness through friendly competition between businesses in the Asheville area. Encourage your co-workers, family and friends to participate. Whether you walk every step or sprint to the finish, we know you’re up to the challenge!


WNC Flyer
33, 50, 64, & 100-Mile

June 4, 2023

We can’t think of a better way to spend the day than with a rolling bike ride, a frosty brew, and BBQ… can you? Riders will have their choice of a century, metric, half century, and half metric rides that wind through the valleys south of Asheville, NC.


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.