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Ready to ride your bike? 2021 Tour d’Apple registration is now open

Ready to ride your bike? 2021 Tour d’Apple registration is now open

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Early bird Registration is happening NOW thru Sunday, April 4th at Midnight!! Sign up now to secure your spot and save $$! 
Limited spots available in the 2021 ride

Tour dApple presented by Hunter Subaru, 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.
 
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WE ARE PUTTING IMPORTANT SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE!

 
 
 
 
Jump off Rock Half Marathon is FULL, Waitlist now Open, 10k a few spots available

Jump off Rock Half Marathon is FULL, Waitlist now Open, 10k a few spots available

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SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2021 

JUMP OFF ROCK HALF MARATHON & 10K 

PRESENTED BY HUNTER SUBARU

 

Hendersonville, NC
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REGISTER BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT - MARCH 31

FOR YOUR FREE COMMEMORATIVE RACE SHIRT!

 
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WE HAVE VERY LIMITED SPACE
LEFT IN THE 10K

SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

What is the Jump off Rock Half & 10k?

An endurance running event like none other, the Inaugural Jump Off Rock Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru, will be one of the fastest half marathon races in the south and will run “downhill to downtown.” 

The in-person Half Marathon is SOLD OUT. We have the virtual half marathon option if you missed getting into the in-person race, you can also sign up for the waitlist! There are a few spots left in the 10k!

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. This gently downhill and scenic 13.1 mile course is not only fast, it also has breathtaking views. Half Marathoners will wind their way downhill through the beautiful back-roads of Laurel Park then on historic city streets and around Hendersonville’s Osceola Lake before heading into downtown Hendersonville. The point-to-point race and the scenic course are sure to bring PRs and mountain memories to last a lifetime.

10k runners will start their race at the base of the Town of Laurel Park at the YMCA in Hendersonville. They will join in on the half marathon route at about the half-way point with half marathoners. The 10k route is paved surfaces and moderately flat with a couple gentle rollers. The 10k runners will run on historic city streets, around the Hendersonville’s Osceola Lake and back to downtown Hendersonville.

Both races will finish at the same location in Historic Downtown Hendersonville on Main Street. 

The 2021 races are designated safe races, with pre-race temperature and COVID screenings, wave starts and social distanced measures will be in place throughout the event. Limited spots are available.  

 
ECHO MOUNTAIN INN
Looking for that unique place to stay while traveling in for the Jump off Rock Half and 10k? We are thrilled to support the Echo Mountain Inn & Restaurant a boutique inn located in Laurel Park, North Carolina. The Inn is 3 miles from downtown Hendersonville and at 2,700 feet altitude, and is halfway up the mountain to Jump Off Rock. They have 26 rooms available to rent, serve delicious hot breakfasts every morning, and run a full service restaurant on-site. Originally built as a home in 1896, this year marks our 125th anniversary, and they love to continue to welcome guests into the legacy. Located in the mountains overlooking the beautiful town of Hendersonville, NC, they are an excellent option for those looking for a peaceful place to rest and recharge.

For pricing information, room options, full amenity information, and to book a room, please visit the website at echomountaininn.com or give them a call at (828) 693-9626.

 
ARABELLA OFFERS FREE COFFEE
& PRE-ORDER YUMMY POST RACE FOOD 
Arabella Breakfast & Brunch is offering Free Coffee to runners pre & post race! They are at the FINISH LINE on Main Street Hendersonville! You can also pre-order your food for post race, so it is easy-peasy to pick up and enjoy after you are done racing. 
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The Hendersonville Community Co-Op
Gives Back
We have some very exciting news to share! The The Hendersonville Community Co-op believes in giving back and supporting the local Hendersonville YMCA and their programs for our community. They will match up to $1000 of donations that are given thru the Jump off Rock race! 

Here is how you can donate –> Go to the left side of the page, click on YMCA of WNC - DONATE NOW and your donation will be matched by the Co-op!!!
 

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Drumroll please…. We are so excited to reveal the overall and age group prizes for the Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k –  Overall and Age Group winners will receive a special edition, commemorative print of a black bear at Jump off Rock drawn by local artist and athlete Amy Cocanour.

 
 
 
 
WHY YOU SHOULD RUN THE INAUGURAL
JUMP OFF ROCK HALF & 10K!
What you get!!

• A first-class running experience in the late spring in Western North Carolina!
• An in person, safe and socially-distanced race with rolling, wave starts
• A scenic, fast, downhill half marathon course and a moderately flat, 10k route in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. 
• Optional Shuttle ride to half marathon or 10k start line (these are 2 separate locations). 
• Free parking available for race participants at the Dogwood Parking lot in downtown Hendersonville. 
• Course fully-marked with route signs and course markings on the road. 
• Course preview video and course maps to get you prepped for race day. 
• Chip-timing for accurate results
• Access to our community of runners in our Strava Group. 
• Spectator friendly courses with designated cheer stations
• One-of-a-kind Prizes made locally 
• Part of the ‘Love Hendo’ downtown kick-off for the summer, with various amenities available in downtown Hendersonville on race day. Love Hendo offers closed downtown streets on the Historic Main Street, which allows convenient access to fantastic food, drinks and local merchandise in downtown.   
• Access for our participants to attend the world-class, Hendersonville Farmers Market happening a few blocks away from the finish line. The Farmers Market offers farm fresh foods, crafts, food trucks, live entertainment and more!

Super-cool swag including:
• Unique Inaugural Finisher Medal
• Super comfy, custom-designed t-shirt
• Hunter Subaru Goody Bag

And more perks with details coming soon!
 

…AND MOST IMPORTANTLY A MEMORY TO LAST A LIFETIME!
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Pop up 5k Summer Series Registration is NOW OPEN

Pop up 5k Summer Series Registration is NOW OPEN

 

POP UP IN THE PARK IS BACK AGAIN THIS SUMMER!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW! The Pop up 5k events are a fun, safe way to keep you motivated to run through the summer, to help you reach your fitness goals, raise money for Bill Moore Community Park, AND spend some fun outdoors with your friends and family in a fun, welcoming and non-intimidating race setting… all while staying socially distanced throughout the entire race.

Our iDaph Team will be at Bill Moore Community Park (formerly Fletcher Park) every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in June, July & August, starting on Wednesday, June 23rd!

With a rolling start from 6-7:30 pm, there are no crowds! For just $15, you get a fully-marked course, a race number with chip timing, and your results will be posted online on our Race Roster page. You can add a medal for $10 or a Run Local shirt for $15 to an individual race, or sign up for all five races in the series and get both the shirt and medal included in registration!

A FACE COVERING IS REQUIRED BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR RUN, BUT NOT DURING! 

 

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Popup 5ks are also a great way to get youth and kids into running! Also, a great place for cross country athletes to come out and test their fitness.
We have special pricing for ages 17-under!

$10 PER RACE OR $45 FOR 5 RACE SERIES!

THEMED NIGHTS & PRIZES!
 
NEW FOR SUMMER 2021!

Let’s have even more fun this year! Each race will have a different theme! We will do 3 random giveaways and drawings for prizes at each race!  Everyone that participated gets a chance to win!
 

Wednesday, June 23 -  Partner Run

Wednesday, July 14 - BlackJack Run 

Wednesday, July 28  - Hawaiian Luau 

Wednesday, August 11 - Rewind Night (Run the course in Reverse)

Wednesday, August 25 - 80s themed 5k


NEW POP UP 5K FACEBOOK PAGE!
 

Stay up-to-date with all the Pop up 5k updates by LIKING and following our new Pop up 5k Facebook Page HERE!


 

 

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 WNC Flyer has SOLD OUT

2021 WNC Flyer has SOLD OUT

2021 WNC Flyer has SOLD OUTAfter only 21 hours of online registration being open for the WNC Flyer presented by Hunter Subaru, the 2021 event has sold out. Join the waitlist in case more spots become available by going HERE. The 17th Annual WNC Flyer event is set for Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Bold Rock in Mills River, NC. Net proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club and their bicycling advocacy programs in WNC.  

STAGGERED, WAVE STARTS AND OTHER CHANGES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID. WE WILL BE FOLLOWING ALL THE NC EVENT GATHERING SAFETY GUIDELINES FROM START TO FINISH. 

Ride Details for 2021:

The 17th annual Hunter Subaru WNC Flyer will be held in Western North Carolina.  The start/finish will be at Bold Rock, Mills River, NC.  What better way to spend the day than with a Bike Ride, BBQ a Brew!

Riders will have their choice of  a century, metric, half century, and half metric rides which wind through the valleys south of Asheville, NC. Although it is the least hilly ride in Western North Carolina, it has plenty of rolling hills to keep all riders interested. There is beautiful mountain scenery without the long mountain climbs. The Flyer is a ride for everyone from first time riders to experience riders.

This is a fully supported ride with well-stocked rest stops and an after ride party. The Bold Rock Food truck will have lots of yummy BBQ (or Veggie lunch options) and beer for purchase after the ride. 

Find out more on the WNC Flyer website HERE.