2021 Hendersonville Triathlon Swim Start Times

2021 Hendersonville Triathlon Swim Start Times

Hendersonville Triathlon

Welcome to the 2021 Hendersonville Triathlon presented by Hunter Subaru

Sunday, June 27, 2021


If you haven’t already…

#1 Please READ through our DIGITAL EVENT GUIDE

#2 You can also LISTEN to our Podcast with race info HERE. 

#3 CHECK OUT ALL THE MAPS AND ROUTES HERE and get familiar with the event hub before you arrive on race day.



To find your wave and start time, search for your name on the Official Swim Start List below:


Click HERE –> Hendersonville Triathlon Swim Start List 



Info about the order/wave start list and how it will work on race day….


• Swim start waves have been assigned based on the swim time you submitted when you registered.

• Participants are assigned a wave start, rather than an exact start time. It is a ‘rolling’ wave start. Swimmers will start approximately every 20 seconds in a time trial start format.

  • These are first come, first serve, within the wave. There is no ‘order’ to folks within the wave that you are in. Everyone that is in your wave submitted a similar swim start time.

• Please do not arrive early at the pool for your swim start wave, it will just cause congestion on the pool deck.

• You will only be allowed onto the pool deck 5 minutes prior to your swim wave.

• Swim warm-ups are from 6:30-6:50am.


When you go to the pool to start you will:

#1 Put your shoes for the swim to bike transition, under the picnic shelter. (If you want to, not required!) This is the side exit area for the swim finish that is to the far left side of the pool when facing the building from the parking lot. (see hub map)

Then next…

#2 Walk around to the front entrance to enter the MAIN ENTRANCE of the pool.
Then next…

#3 Get in the swim line.

#4 Participants will start approximately every 20 seconds, and will jump (or dive) into the pool at the deep end. (for swim flow and maps see Event Guide).

#5 Participants will move up in line, as participants start their swim.

Can’t wait to see you on Sunday morning!

Hendersonville Triathlon Sponsors





Running of the Goats Results

Running of the Goats Results

Run with the Goats 🐐 ! What a special treat to run through the WNC Nature Center and support @wncnaturecenter today! A fantastic morning at the Inaugural Running of the Goats 5k and Nature Walk. 🐐 🐻 Congrats runners you ran like a wild animal was chasing you! 

Thanks to everyone that supported this new race in our community with us!

Run with the Goats 5k Age Group Results 2021


Overall Female Winners
1st Place: Nicole Crane
2nd Place: Tasha Regan
3rd Place: Terra Graves

Female Masters Winner
Stephenie Kelly

Overall Male Winners 
1st Place: James Thompson
2nd Place: Spencer Cocanour
3rd Place: Jason Tyler Williams

Male Masters Winner
Mark Taylor

2021 Special Edition Asheville Half Marathon Results

2021 Special Edition Asheville Half Marathon Results

iDaph Asheville Half Marathon

Congrats to all Finishers on your Achievement

It was a beautiful race day and all of you runners did an incredible job on the Special edition Downtown Asheville Course. We are so proud of all you and appreciate your support! Remember to tag us in race photos at @idaphevents and @avlmarathon!


Special Edition Asheville Half Marathon Results by Age Group

Questions? Contact support@idaph.net. 

Top 10 Tips for a successful race this weekend at the Special Edition Asheville Half in downtown Asheville

Top 10 Tips for a successful race this weekend at the Special Edition Asheville Half in downtown Asheville

By Race Director Daphne Kirkwood, Course completed virtually on 3/17/2021

Tip 1 -Slightly open the door to the restroom and peek in before you swing the door open, there may be someone that forgot to lock it inside and well that is just a visual you don’t want with you the entire time you are racing. 

Tip 2 - If you start seeing things like leprechauns and a guy riding a bike towing 3 freshly cut, very long bamboo trees behind his bike, believe it is real. You are not hallucinating. This is Asheville. 

Tip 3 - Airpods lasted 1 hr 20 minutes. If you run sub-1:20, no worries. If you take longer, bring a back-up music source… iPhone and old school headphones does the trick. It is worth it!

Tip 4 - The first 3 miles are ridiculously fast, downhill and the adrenaline is pumping… no need to slow it down. Just keep rolling but realize what will happen in tip 5+6. 

Tip 5 - The hill really starts at mile 11, and although it is just a hill, it is long and at times I wondered, “Am I really running, or am I crawling?” Just keep crawling. You will get there, it may not look pretty but you will, I promise. 

Tip 6 - Because of tip 5 and tip 4, the chances of you having a negative split race is pretty much  0%. So let it go. Let it go. (cue up Frozen soundtrack).  But if you do happen to run a negative split, you will be my hero and I will also know that you didn’t really run your typical pace the first 11 miles. 

Tip 7 - Take in and notice the various surfaces. Remember that grass and dirt are soft and the pavement is softer than concrete. 

Tip 8 - Having someone cheering for you lights up your world, I highly recommend having a spectator out on the course. There are so many great places to watch and cheer! 

Tip 9 - Soak in the scenery, you have city-scapes, greenways, trails, and parks and they each are unique and beautiful. 

Tip 10 - Smile even if it hurts. Enjoy every single minute. It goes by in the blink of an eye. And know when it is done, you can catch your breath, then go celebrate and swap stories at the post-race party!