2021 Trick or Trail 5k | Event Guide

2021 Trick or Trail 5k | Event Guide

We are so excited for another thrilling, halloween-themed, Trick or Trail 5K presented by Hunter Subaru. The race is such a unique and fun night-time running experience! It is a fundraiser for the Friends of Dupont, so give their volunteers lots of air high-fives out on the course and say hello and ask them how you can get involved with their non-profit organization.

Here is what you need to know for the race on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at Dupont State Forest: 

Important Info

  • No strollers allowed due to the roots and gravel

  • Sorry no dogs allowed to take place during this run! They are a tripping hazard for this event. 

  • Dress up! It’s Halloween season and the theme this year is ‘Classic Disney.’ Costume contest prizes will be given for the following categories: Funniest, Overall Kids and Disney
  • There is construction happening on Sky Valley Road and the road is down to one lane. Leave yourself plenty of time to get to the race.

Parking at Trick or Trail 

There is plenty of parking at Guion Farms and overflow parking available at the race hub - start/finish area. Click HERE for directions. The address is: 3045 Sky Valley Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739.  You will see parking/race signs and volunteers directing you to the parking areas.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will take place starting at 6pm at the idaph and First Bank tent near the picnic shelter. There is no packet pickup before event day. We will also be handing out free glow necklaces, bracelets when you check in!

Race Start Course

This is a mass start race at 7:15pm. We have limited the field to 150 participants this year. All runners will start together at 7:15pm. We will not allow ‘late’ starts for this race.


The route is very simple and easy to navigate in the dark. The race is on non-technical wide service roads and double track trails, making it a perfect race for all abilities of runners, joggers and walkers. The course is marked impeccably with signs and course markings and volunteers will be along the way, so runners can easily find their way. 

  • We have one water station on the course this year. Green Moose Fuel will be at the water station at Buck Forest Road and Thomas Cemetary intersection at approx mile 1.25. There will be water and Green Moose Fuel!

The 5k Course is run entirely through the wooded Dupont State Forest. Start Buck Forest Road, Continue on Buck Forest Road for approx. 1.25 miles, Left onto Thomas Cemetery, Stay on Thomas Cemetery until approx. mile 2.75, then Turn Right onto Buck Forest Road to Finish. 


Trick or Trail Map and Cue Sheet HERE

No strollers allowed due to the roots and gravel.

Sorry no dogs allowed to take place during this run! They are a tripping hazard for this event.

Post Race Happenings
  • Halloween wouldn’t be a holiday without candy! At the finish pick up your color changing, Run Local cup filled with candy!
  • Vote for your favorite Disney themed costume
  • Yummy soup provided by the Hendersonville Community Co-op
  • Settle in by the warming fire and make yourself a s’more!
  • Awards ceremony will take place shortly after all have finished at approximately 8:30pm at the picnic shelter.

Costume Contest

Each year the race has a fun theme, which is a great chance for kids, youth and kids-at-heart to have their own fun at a Halloween themed event and break in costumes early! “We all grew up watching the classic Disney movies, so this year it’s time to embrace your favorite Classic Disney character and get dressed in Disney style,” said Kirkwood. Costumes are highly encouraged, and awesome prizes will be given out for the best ones that tie into this year’s theme.


Awards categories are here.   Results can be found here during and after the race.


We look forward to Saturday and seeing you all!


Trick or Trail 5k Sponsors
2nd Annual Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k | Registration is now open!

2nd Annual Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k | Registration is now open!

2nd Annual Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k


Saturday, May 14, 2022

Hendersonville, North Carolina

Beautiful, Fast, Fun & Spectator Friendly Event

An endurance running event like none other, the 2nd Annual Jump Off Rock Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru, is one of the fastest half marathon races in the south and runs “downhill to downtown.” The half marathon has been named the most scenic, downhill half marathon in the Southeast. 

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 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 start their race at the base of the Town of Laurel Park at the Hendersonville Family YMCA. They join in on the half marathon route at about the half-way point with half marathoners. The 10k route is 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 finish at the same location in Historic Downtown Hendersonville on Main Street.

All finishers receive a custom-designed finisher medal and a Brooks Dri-Fit, techincal race shirt. 

*New* for 2022 – 10k Cash prizes for the overall top three, male/female winners & two ‘in the pack’ participants!



Jump off Rock Half Marathon and 10k

What Your Race Entry Includes

  • A first-class running experience in the late spring in Western North Carolina!
  • Brooks Dri-Fit, Tech running shirt
  • Hunter Subaru Goody Bag, filled with goodies
  • A unique, custom-designed, commemorative finisher medal 
  • A well-supported race with rolling starts to enhance the participant experience from start-to-finish. 
  • A scenic, fast, downhill half marathon course and a moderately flat, 10k route in the heart of Hendersonville, NC.
  • Free shuttle ticket included with race entry. 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, live results
  • Access to our community of runners in our Strava Group. 
  • Spectator friendly courses.
  • One-of-a-kind Prizes made locally 
  • 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
  • Live Music at the Finish
Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k Results, Awards and more…

Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k Results, Awards and more…

Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k


presented by Hunter Subaru and Morris Broadband powered by Optimum

October 9, 2021

Jackson Park, Hendersonville, NC


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Thanks again to everyone that came out and raced with us at the 2nd Annual Black Bear Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru and the brand new 8k powered by Optimum. It was amazing to be able to see all of you come together to race again at a mass start event with us! Congrats to all of you and your amazing accomplishments. 
Thanks to a couple of our non-profit partners - Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway and IC Imagine for being part of this year’s event and to all of that you that donated to them. Shout out to their awesome volunteers too! And a special thanks to all the other many volunteers, police, sheriffs and the City of Hendersonville and staff at Henderson County Parks and Recreation that took the time to be part of making this a fun, safe, event for everyone!
Save the date for the 3rd Annual Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k on Saturday, October 8, 2022!
Registration will open in early November 2021.
Stay up-to-date with the race happenings by following our Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k FACEBOOK page here - and our @idaphevents Instagram pages. 
Today is #medalmonday share your race pics with your medals and tag us on IG for a re-share today!

CONGRATS to all the Overall Winners!

Half Marathon prizes by Hunter Subaru:

1st place overall: Bryce Wedig - 1:21:11

2nd place overall: Mitch Mull - 1:21:39

3rd place overall: Michael Brinkman - 1:22:13

1st place overall (female) - Anne Elise Wester - 1:28:30

2nd place overall (female) - Brianna Blacha - 1:37:33

3rd place overall (female) - Torrie Edwards - 1:39:40

8k: Men and Women prizes by Morris Broadband powered by Optimum:

1st place overall: Ricky Flynn - 24:55

2nd place overall: Alex Marchek - 26:06

3rd place overall: Erick Martinez - 26:14

1st place overall (female) - Shelby Jaramillo - 30:24

2nd place overall (female) - Elli Saraceno - 24:37

3rd place overall (female) - Hanna Honeycutt - 37:23



Not sure if you get a prize? Check out all the prize categories here for the winners. If you didn’t pick up your award on Satruday, you can stop by Fleet Feet Asheville anytime after Tuesday, October 12th at 3pm to pick up your prizes. Out of town and want your prize shipped? Go here. Have questions about how to get your prize? Contact support@idaph.net. 


Missed picking up a race shirt, Appalachian Trilogy hoody or a Run Local Beannie? Don’t fret, you can get it HERE!


As we get photos processed, we will add them here to the Race Roster photo Gallery. We have some in the gallery now and are adding more! Check them out. 

Looking for your next event? 

Stay motivated to keep training this fall. Come out on Thursday, November 25th (Thanksgiving Day) for the South Asheville Turkey Trot presented by Hunter Subaru. This race is family-friendly and an annual tradition that you don’t want to miss in Biltmore Park, South Asheville, NC.Find out more HERE

2022 Appalachian Trilogy

Make plans to join us next year for the Appalachian Trilogy! Complete 3 out of 4 of our half marathons in 2022 and get a sweet, Appalachian Trilogy medal. We will release more details soon. Stay tuned!

Asheville Marathon and Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate - March 19 or March 20 (two dates to choose from, can pick Marathon or Half)

Jump off Rock Half Marathon, Hendersonville, NC - Saturday, May 14, 2022

RAD (River Arts District) HALF Marathon (NEW RACE!!), Asheville, NC!  Sunday, June 12, 2022

Black Bear Half Marathon, Hendersonville, NC - Saturday, October 8, 2022


Black bear Half sponsors


30th Annual Frostbite Races | Registration is NOW OPEN

30th Annual Frostbite Races | Registration is NOW OPEN

The 30th Annual Lelia Patterson Center Frostbite Races (5k, 10k & One Mile Fun run/walk) are presented by Hunter Subaru and take place on Sunday, February 20, 2022 in Fletcher, North Carolina. The Frostbite races are the OLDEST races in Henderson County! Be part of the annual tradition!

Both courses provide views of Hutch Mountain and are on hilly to challenging terrain, with some steep inclines on both the 10k and 5k courses. The flat and fast, 1 mile course, makes this premier racing event an opportunity for all running levels and ages.

The Frostbite races begin and finish at the Lelia Patterson Center, located at Howard Gap Road & Naples Road in Fletcher, N.C.

The 2022 non-profit race partner is ABYSA. The Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association (ABYSA) is a 501( c ) 3 not for profit organization providing children and families in Western North Carolina with both recreational and competitive soccer programs.

*NEW FOR 2022*
You loved the snowflake design last year so we brought back the snowflakes and added the penguin tradition back.

NEW SHIRT OPTIONS! We have a short sleeve, brilliant blue, cotton/poly blend tee for free thru our shirt deadline or you can upgrade your shirt to a Brooks dri-fit, tech tee for only $5 during online registration.

All participants (10k and 5k) - will get an awesome pair of Frostbite, knit running gloves at the finish.

One Mile kids and youth participants get a Frostbite finisher medal.

Our famous wellness fair with community vendors, food, games and the Buddy K band is BACK for 2022! Bring your entire family and enjoy the entire afternoon with us.

For more info and to sign up visit HERE

The Ramble Run | Results

The Ramble Run | Results

Ramble Run

You did it! Congrats to all of you that came out to run the Ramble Run 10k, 5k and Doggy Dash One MIle today - October 3, 2021. We loved seeing this race return to the Ramble after a few years hiatus. Ya’ll rocked it out there even in the pouring rain!



Question about results? Send us an email to support@idaph.net. 




South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K

presented by Hunter Subaru 

Biltmore Park, Asheville, North Carolina

Thursday, November 25, 2021
The 4th Annual South Asheville Turkey Trot presented by Hunter Subaru returns on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25th to Biltmore Park in South Asheville, NC. Come join us for this fun and festive 5K on one of the biggest running holidays of the year. Thanksgiving is the largest running holiday with families all over the country! Turkey Trots are a great way to start the day. You’ll share miles and smiles with your family and friends as part of this fun, annual tradition.