Exclusive 2023 Asheville Marathon & Half Finisher Merch Just Dropped!

Exclusive 2023 Asheville Marathon & Half Finisher Merch Just Dropped!

Exclusive 2023 Asheville Marathon & Half Finisher Merch Just Dropped!

Celebrate the accomplishment of completing the Asheville Marathon & Half with a limited edition commemorative shirt. This stylish, exclusive design features an artsy illustration of the race course map or commemorate this legendary milestone in style with the Asheville Marathon & Half Special Edition Finisher Shirt. These are designed to ensure you look as great as you feel after completing your race. 


Exclusive 2023 Pre Order Merchandise

These products will ship for free approximately 2 weeks after race day. 
Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

JAMBAR: Fueling Dreams with Delicious and Healthy Energy Bars

JAMBAR: Fueling Dreams with Delicious and Healthy Energy Bars

JAMBAR: Fueling Dreams with Delicious and Healthy Energy Bars

“There’s very few organic energy bars on the market. Yeah. So I want a hundred percent organic. I want real. and that means that I don’t wanna use ingredients that are manufactured, that don’t exist in nature.”

Have you ever looked for a healthy energy bar that also tasted great? If so, you’re not alone! Jenny Maxwell, founder of JAMBAR, faced this exact same dilemma. After seeing an unfulfilled need in the market for a delicious, organic and nutritious energy bar, she decided to take matters into her own hands. Her passion for food science and creating drove her to create something special - a product that could fuel the dreams of athletes everywhere while still tasting delicious. Let’s find out more about how JAMBAR was born. 

It all started because Jenny wanted something she could feel good eating - both taste-wise and ingredient-wise. She had a vision of what should be in an energy bar, so she decided to make it happen! With careful ingredient selection, trial and error, and lots of research, Jenny created the perfect safe-to-eat snack that was full of nutrition without sacrificing on taste.

JAMBAR is specifically designed for runners, cyclists, triathletes and other athletes who need an easy source of clean energy during training or competition. Every product created by Jenny is free from artificial ingredients or preservatives because she believes in delivering the best possible product to her customers. She also made sure that each bar contains enough protein to help rebuild muscle after exercise while providing minerals which helps in carbohydrate metabolism during exercise. 

In addition to creating a top quality product that helps people reach their performance goals - whether they’re running their first 5K or training for a marathon - Jenny has also been an inspiration for female entrepreneurs everywhere who have been inspired by her story to pursue their own dreams regardless of age or experience level. 

In our conversation together on the podcast , you will see that JAMBAR is all about – helping people reach their goals through simple nutrition combined with hard work and dedication. 

Making dreams come true doesn’t happen overnight – there are many ups and downs along the way. Nonetheless, when you put your heart into something and persevere despite setbacks – amazing things can happen! No matter what kind of challenge you face today – just remember if Jenny can do it – so can you! 

We wish everyone luck on their journey towards achieving greatness! And don’t forget - JAMBAR’s delicious bars are here to provide some fuel along your path! Grab a bar at the upcoming Asheville Marathon and Half on March 18th! 

Learn more about JAMBAR - https://jambar.com/


2023 Asheville Marathon & Half:  Event Guide

2023 Asheville Marathon & Half: Event Guide

Family at South Asheville Turkey Trot


We can’t wait to see you on Saturday, March 18th at the Asheville Marathon & Half Marathon in Downtown, Asheville, NC.

Be sure to read the entire interactive Event Guide to be prepared for race weekend! It will answer ALL of your questions for the weekend!

iDaph Events Podcast
You can also listen to the Asheville Marathon & Half Podcast for everything you need to know about race weekend! You can download this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere you listen to your podcasts, or view it on Youtube for all of the course visuals.





A Special Evening Supporting Safelight: Jump Off Rock Dinner

A Special Evening Supporting Safelight: Jump Off Rock Dinner

A Special Evening Supporting Safelight: Jump Off Rock Dinner

Announcing: an Inspirational Meal, benefitting Safelight of Hendersonville


Friday, May 12, 2023

4:30-6:00pm Happy Hour at Oklawaha Brewing (next door to Continuum)
6pm-7:30pm Dinner Hours

Pricing: $40 per person

Get ready to take your motivation to new heights with this inspirational dinner benefiting Safelight of Hendersonville!  Join us for an evening of amazing food, drinks, and surging energy as we come together to benefit a great cause. You’ll hear from guest speaker, Michelle Tennant Nicholson, whose inspiring story personifies how exercise can help reclaim our mental health and self-love - an arousing reminder that one step at a time is all it takes!  

Discover the power of mindful running and let the night ignite your spirit. Our collective strength will create an atmosphere of nourishment for both us and the important work done at Safelight, where runners become leaders in building a more safe and secure world. Whether you’re a runner or outdoor enthusiast, join us on a journey towards healing by participating in this one-of-a-kind event to benefit the transformational work being done by the incredible team at Safelight. It’s sure to be an extraordinary experience you won’t want to miss!


Dinner Topic:  Running to Heal Mental Injury: From fight, flight, freeze to flow one step at a time

We’re all running to heal. Some are running to heal others through charity. Others run to heal themselves …  to overcome physical, mental, or emotional injuries. Learn how to move your body in a way that makes sense for you and your long-term health - one step at a time.

This evening we’ll explore ways to view movement differently, meditatively and fun-tastically. Join us as we learn about ways to create an atmosphere of nourishment in your life. 


We’ll hear from guest speaker, Michelle Tennant Nicholson, who has been exercising for years to reclaim her mental health and self-love. She is a passionate storyteller and uses her own personal journey to inspire others to find their own joy in movement. 


About Michelle Tennant Nicholson

Michelle serves as Executive Publicist on all Wasabi Publicity campaigns. She specializes in engaging media and breaking news to secure top placements for her clients. She once placed a new client on Dr. Phil within eight hours of signing the contract.


In a career spanning 30+ years, Michelle has seen PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. An award-winning writer, she peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development and fine arts degree from a top 25 drama school.


Michelle calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” Every day, she spins news stories with notables like The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, NPR, Ladies Home Journal, Time Magazine, Forbes, TODAY, Fox & Friends, Entrepreneur, Associated Press, and many other top media venues.


She is also the author of “The Dairy Princess Chronicles: My Journey to W.R.I.T.E the Trauma,” in which she shares her journey putting her Louisville neighborhood pedophile in jail. Michelle incarcerated her childhood predator, healed her own mental injury, achieved a life filled with happiness, and shows others how to pursue the same — whether you have PTSD or not. Profits from the purchase of this book fund charities working toward a trauma-informed society.

Kate Redmond_ weightloss before and after


Safelight since 1984 has been providing trauma informed services that allow survivors of interpersonal violence (i. e. domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, elder abuse, child abuse, etc.) to build new, violence-free lives in a sustainable way.

Safelight is a comprehensive nonprofit serving survivors and we offer a continuum of services helping move survivors from crisis to sustainability. Safelight is known as the primary service provider for survivors in Henderson County.


Safelight provides a multifaceted approach to counteracting abuse and violence in our community as we serve all survivors of interpersonal violence. All services and programs are offered free-of-charge in a secure, nonjudgmental environment conducive to recovery from abuse and trauma.


Got backstroke goals?

Got backstroke goals?

Got backstroke goals?

“The power is in the push.”

Asheville Swim League

As a swimmer, you want to be as efficient as possible in the water. That means using the minimum amount of energy to move yourself through the water. When it comes to backstroke, the three H’s - hips, hands and head - are key.

The body position should be high and flat, with the head position correct for achieving correct body position. The kicking action should come from the hips and upper legs, with the feet below surface. Hands should enter the water correctly, and arms should move in a circular motion. Finally, timing is important for getting the most out of your backstroke.

If you’re having trouble with your backstroke, take a look at the video above for more tips from Coach Susan!

Find out more about the Asheville Swim League and how you can join the community. 



The backstroke is sometimes referred to as the “superman stroke”, because of the way swimmers look when they swim it - lying on their stomachs with their arms and legs extended out in front of them.

The backstroke turn is different from other strokes, as well. Instead of turning around aflags, backstrokers touch the wall with both hands simultaneously before pushing off again.

Here are some tips on how to do backstroke:

1.Body Position: The body position should be high and flat. This means that your body should be parallel to the surface of the water. Head Position: The correct head position is vital for achieving correct body position. You should tuck your chin into your chest, so that your ears are close to your shoulders. This will help you keep your head and body in line.
2.Kicking Action: The kicking action is generated from the hips and upper legs with feet below surface. One kick should last the entire length of the pool. Keep your knees straight and toes pointed.
3.Hand Entry: Your hands should enter the water thumbs first, just outside shoulder width.
4..Arm Action: Your arms should move in a circular pattern, with your elbows close to your sides and your hands swept back along your hips. Remember to keep your chin down so that you don’t get water up your nose! Timing: The key to a good backstroke is timing - make sure your arms and legs move together in a coordinated fashion.

Asheville Swim League
Asheville Swim League