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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!

 HALF MARATHON OVERALL RESULTS (searchable)

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!

2021 New Year’s Resolution Run Pre-Event Guide

2021 New Year’s Resolution Run Pre-Event Guide

Family at South Asheville Turkey Trot

We can’t wait to welcome 2021 with you!

 

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New Year’s Resolution Run Podcast

Listen to the New Year’s Resolution Run Podcast for everything you need to know for New Year’s Day and packet pick-up. You can download this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere you listen to your podcasts. 

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Here’s what you need to know for Packet Pick-up and Race Day.

Thank you for signing up for the New Year’s Resolution Run in downtown Asheville! May we all get off on the RIGHT FOOT together with this annual run on the first day of the year. Let’s all bring positivity, fun and enthusiasm to this special day that will mark a new beginning for each and everyone one of us.

Please take a moment to read through our pre-event guide blog. It has important information regarding the event. You can also download and listen to the iDaph Events Podcast for information about the Resolution Run, or check out the recorded podcast on YouTube.

Looking for other activities around the area for New Year’s? Visit here to find out about more local happenings to ring in the New Year. 

VERY IMPORTANT: All participants must read and sign the COVID Certification and Release prior to participating in the race on Friday. THIS HAS been emailed to all participants to view and sign. 


 

Rolling Wave Starts

The race starts and finishes in Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville, NC. The address is 80 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801.

In order to safely socially-distance runners throughout the race, we have implemented rolling wave starts for this event. There is no mass start. When you registered online you selected a wave start time. You can show up and begin your race at any point during that 10 minute time window. 10k runners will start first according to the wave start time that you selected when you registered online.

  • 10:00 AM - 10:09 AM
  • 10:10 AM - 10:19 AM
  • 10:20 AM - 10:29 AM

5k runners wave starts are the following times:

  • 10:30 AM - 10:39 AM
  • 10:40 AM - 10:49 AM
  • 10:50 AM - 10:59 AM1

As soon as you get to the start line you will start your race. No hanging out. No waiting around…. so don’t come to the start line until you are READY TO GO! This rolling start style of race is more laid back and doesn’t have that same amount of pressure that a mass start race does. The start and finish line are both in Pack Square, in two separate locations.

Challenge Participants:

The brand new Challenge, which is both the 5K and 10K, runners must start the 10k first and you would have signed up online for a 10k wave start time.  If you are participating in the Challenge, we suggest that you start your race close to 10am, no later than 10:19 am. You will finish the 10k race at the finish chute, then go to the start line again and do the 5k course.

Participants in the Challenge will be competing in the 5k and the 10k races and listed in each of those results. We will not have a ‘cummulative’ time or awards category for the Challenge (15k) participants. All Challenge participants will get their own special swag for participating in the Challenge and will qualify for awards in the 5k and the 10k races. Please only take one finisher medal. They are the same for both races. THANK YOU!!

10k Participants:

–  If you are participating in the 10k race, you will split from the 5k course at the 1.7 mile mark and continue onto Kimberly Ave at the intersection of Evelyn Pl, Kimberly Ave, and Edwin Pl.

5k Participants: 

- You will do one lap of the course. It is a 5k! Start at the start line, finish at the finish line at the Pack Square… easy peasy!

COVID-19 Guidelines

We are taking this virus very seriously, and we have made substantial changes to ensure we are adhering to the NC guidelines concerning COVID-19. Participants must wear masks before and after the race. All volunteers and staff members are also required to wear masks at all times.

Please visit our Blog Post for a list of COVID-19 guidelines.

Packet Pick-up is on Race Day 

Packet Pick-up will take place on the day of the event at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville (you will see signs when you arrive). Please plan to arrive approximately 30 minutes before your assigned wave start time to check-in and pick up your swag and race bib. 

VERY IMPORTANT: Have your race number pinned on the FRONT of your shirt/outer layer! We must be able to see your race number at all times. If your race number is underneath a jacket, your time may not register on our timing system. 

If you have any questions please email support@idaph.net.

Parking

There is plenty of available parking at nearby parking garages. You can also find metered street parking and parking at several nearby Parking Decks.

Spectators

In order to keep spectators and gathering at a minimum in the park, and for your friends and family to have the best experience watching you race, we highly encourage that they find some places downtown on the course to spread out and cheer you on. Specatators are required to wear face coverings. 

 

Race Route & Course Info

It is up to you to know the course and follow the course markings and signs along the route. We will have pink route arrows on the sidewalks and roads and pink spray paint. We will also have tall directional signs and yard signs with arrows. Please stay on the sidewalks when they are available to you. If there is not a sidewalk please run facing traffic on the left side of the road. Do not run in the middle of the road. FOLLOW THE ROUTE ARROW STICKERS ON THE GROUND! At the course split the YELLOW arrow on the ground will lead 10k runners straight up Kimberly Avenue. The Pink arrows on the ground will lead the 5k runners to the left on Evelyn. 

VERY IMPORTANT! 

The 10k and 5k courses will split on Edwin, Evelyn and Kimberly Ave intersection, a little over 1 ½ miles in… the 5k runners will take a LEFT and go on EVELYN… they will not go up Kimberly Avenue. If you do, well. You will be running 2x the distance you signed up for! The 10k will come back to this intersection at a little over 4 ½ miles and so you will see it again when you join back in on the rest of the 5k course for the last mile and a half of the run. 

 5k Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31272879

10k Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34484102

The Course time limit is NOON (for both races & Challengers). 

Water Stations

We encourage you to bring your own fuel, nutrition, and refreshments for the run so that you can stay socially-distanced throughout the entire event. There will not be any water stations along the course.  Water and CLIF Bars will be provided at the finish.

FINISH LINE! 

Your finisher medal is waiting for you at the finish! Please grab yours at our contactless Finisher Medal Station. (CHALLENGE PARTIICPANTS ONLY GET ONE MEDAL PLEASE!!)

Grab a delicious lunch from Baires Food Truck will have breakfast empanada, special New Year’s empanadas, and they’ll be serving up hot drinks such as hot chocolate and coffee. Please bring cash or card and hope support this awesome local business! 

Virtual Awards Ceremony

Due to COVID-19, we are not having an awards ceremony. We will do a Virtual Awards Ceremony via Zoom, and that link will be emailed to our participants after the event.

We hope everyone has a fun and festive run!

WESTERN CAROLINA RESCUE MINISTRIES
SHOE DRIVE

We are so excited to partner once again with Western Carolina Rescue Ministries! We are accepting monetary donations online and we will have a Shoe Drive at the event and at Fleet Feet Asheville.

 

Run Local Accessories

Our Run Local accessories are a great way to celebrate all things running and support small business. These are available for purchase when you register through Race Roster and you can also purchase them in person at the race. We appreciate your support! 

Run Local Beanie

Show off your love for running and help support local business when you purchase a Run Local beanie! Available when you register. Make great holiday gifts! 

iDaph Events Run Local Hoodie

Run Local Hoodie

Snuggle up in one of these awesome Run Local hoodies! Available for purchase when you register. Make great gifts for the runner in your life! 

Run Local shirt

Run Local Run Free t-shirt

What a gift to run through the beauty of our North Carolina mountains and forests. With running, we express who we are, our freedom, our love for the outdoors. Run wild and run free. Run local together in 2021. Available for purchase when you log into your Race Roster account.

2021 Resolution Run Sponsors

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South Asheville Turkey Trot Pre-Event Guide

South Asheville Turkey Trot Pre-Event Guide

Family at South Asheville Turkey Trot

We can’t wait to see you at the South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K!

Here’s what you need to know for Packet Pick-up and Race Day.

We are thankful you’re here! Thank you for signing up for the South Asheville Turkey Trot. We can’t wait to celebrate our Thanksgiving morning with you.

Please take a moment to read through our pre-event guide blog. It has important information regarding the event. You can also download and listen to the iDaph Events Podcast for information about the South Asheville Turkey Trot, or check out the recorded podcast on YouTube.

COVID-19 Guidelines

We are taking this virus very seriously, and we have made substantial changes to ensure we are adhering to the NC guidelines concerning COVID-19. Participants must wear masks before and after the race, but do not have to wear a mask while running. All volunteers and staff members are required to wear masks at all times.

Please visit our Blog Post for a list of COVID-19 guidelines.

Packet Pick-up before Race Day

In-person Packet Pick-up will take place the day before the event at Fleet Feet Asheville in Biltmore Park Town Square.

Date: Wednesday, November 25th from 2-5pm.

Location: 8 Town Square Blvd #165, Asheville, NC 28803

This is a drive-through style packet pick-up, so there is no need to leave your vehicle! We will bring your packet, goody bag and race bib to your vehicle.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO day-of packet pickup. If you have questions please email support@idaph.net.

Race Day

Since we are conducting rolling wave starts this year, the time for this 5K event is between 8:00 am and 10:00 am. So for example, if you signed up for the 8:00-8:19 am start time you can arrive anytime between that 19 minute window to the start line to start your race. You do not have to be there at the start of your wave!

Please arrive approximately 15-20 minutes before your assigned wave start so that you have time to use the restrooms. You should already have your race bib, so please make sure the bib number is on the front of your shirt or some other prominent place! Do not cover it with your jacket, etc. It must be visible when you start and finish.

It is important that you start at your assigned wave start time. Our permit with Bill Moore Community Park is contingent with certain guidelines for this event. Wave start times ensure that only 50 people (the current event gathering allowed number in NC) are in a certain window of time, and allows for social distancing on the course.

If you are not able to make the wave start time you signed up for, please consider converting your race to the virtual option. The course will stay marked until end of the day on Friday, November 27th, and you can submit your results until Sunday at midnight (or run anywhere). This means you can run the race anytime after the event takes place and submit your race results online. You will still receive your race swag. You can make that change through the Race Roster profile.

Please Note: The time limit for the course is 11:00 AM.

5K Course

Click here to watch the Course Preview!

5K GPS ROUTE

Food and Nutrition info

There will not be any water stations on this course. Please bring your own water and nutrition.

Parking and Restrooms

There is limited parking at Bill Moore Community Park, so please consider carpooling if you are able. There are restrooms and porta-johns with hand-washing stations near the check-in and parking.

Race Route

Check out this link for the official Race Route.

SOUTH ASHEVILLE TURKEY TROT 5K ROUTE

Food Drive

Please help support our food drive! We will be accepting food drive donations for the food bank at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, NC. You can drop off your canned good when you check-in at registration. Our goal is 300 canned goods!

After you cross the finish line

After you cross the finish line, pick up your finisher medal at our contactless medal station, and you are free to head to your vehicle. Due to COVID-19, we are not having any type of after-party activity or awards ceremony, so you can head on home to your Thanksgiving and enjoy the rest of your day with family and friends.

Awards Ceremony

There will be a Virtual Awards Ceremony the following week via Zoom. We will send out an email with the Zoom link information, but you can also watch a recorded session on YouTube and Facebook Live after the ceremony takes place.

Good luck Turkey Trotters! We hope you have a great run and enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!

 

Run Local Accessories

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Run Local Beanie

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South Asheville Turkey Trot Podcast

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Registration is now open for the New Year’s Resolution Run in downtown Asheville

Registration is now open for the New Year’s Resolution Run in downtown Asheville

Kiss 2020 goodbye!

Join iDaph Event’s 2021 New Year’s Resolution Run in downtown Asheville

Celebrate the love of running, fitness, and the new year with iDaph Events 7th Annual Resolution Run, set for New Year’s Day on Friday, January 1st, 2021 in downtown Asheville, NC.

This annual in-person running event has assigned wave start times beginning at 10 am, so you can watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve and still get up in time to kick off the first day of the year on the right foot.

The race starts and ends in Pack Square, Asheville’s historic public square and the heart of Asheville. The New Year’s Resolution Run is a great way to stick to your fitness goals and stay active throughout the winter months while exploring the streets of downtown Asheville and its surrounding neighborhoods. The 10 Mile distance will not take place this year; instead, a 10K has been put in its place, along with the traditional 5K route. There is also a challenge option for endurance runners, which allows runners to run both the 5k and 10k distances for a total of 9.3 miles.

“After what we have been through as a community over the past year, I cannot imagine a better way to start off the new 2021 year,” says Race Director Daphne Kirkwood. “The New Year’s Resolution Run is an opportunity to let go of the last year together, safely and in-person.”

Changes due to COVID-19

As all of iDaph Events running events since the pandemic, this event will have major changes implemented to allow for a safe and socially distanced event. When runners register they must choose a wave start time and stick to that time when they start the race. The assigned wave start times are to ensure that runners stay socially distanced throughout the race from start to finish, and it eliminates a mass start. Each event has been capped at 150 participants.

A conditional permit has been approved by the City of Asheville on November 9, 2020 for this annual event to take place in downtown Asheville.

Runners are encouraged to bring their own water and nutrition for this event. In order to provide a safe experience for all runners, there will be no water stations or fuel stations on the race course.

For more changes due to COVID-19, please visit the Resolution Run website.

New for 2021! Virtual Option

Runners not ready to attend an in-person event or if from out of town are still able to be part of this annual Resolution Run. A virtual option for this event is also available, and runners can run the same course or a course anywhere to commemorate the start of a brand new year. Virtual participants will have access to the course information and receive all the cool swag mailed directly to their home. Top finishers are also eligible for prizes.

In-person event

5K and 10k runners participating in the in-person event will receive a race t-shirt, a commemorative finisher medal, a chip-timed race, a fully-marked course and a goody bag with their registration fee. Challenge runners will also receive an additional swag item. These swag items are a fun way to commemorate the first run of the year, and a reminder to runners that they have stuck to their fitness goals.

“For many, the t-shirt and commemorative medal will be a reminder to leave 2020 behind and provide a token of hope as together we look forward to a more healthy future in 2021,” says Kirkwood.

No after-party: But we can still have fun!

To commemorate the new year, a fresh start and the Resolution Run accomplishment, all finishers will receive a custom-designed finisher medal after they cross the finish line.

To discourage the gathering of crowds, there will not be any post-event celebrations for the in-person New Year’s Resolution Run. However, runners and spectators can check out Baires Food Truck, which will be on-site at the event serving up their delicious breakfast empanadas and special New Year’s empanadas, along with hot drinks such as hot chocolate and coffee.

There is plenty of space at Pack Square for spectators to come and cheer on their favorite runner during this event. We do ask that spectators wear masks and stay socially distanced from others while attending.

The awards ceremony will be held via Zoom the week following the event to announce overall finishers.

Sign up: Spots are limited!

It is time to say goodbye and good riddance to 2020 and HELLO 2021! For more details about this event, click the button below. 

Please note: If the permit conditions change due to COVID-19 event gathering restrictions, this event will be moved to a different location. There are no deferrals or refunds for this event.

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