You did it! You completed the Inaugural RAD Half Marathon & 10k! So many course records and PR’s were broken! WOW!! Ya’ll proved it was a fast course out there.
Congratulations are in order, you did it! Way to go!!! You deserve a huge high-five, we are so proud of each and every one of you! Great job!
1st Place: Jack Cross - 1:14:16 (NEW COURSE RECORD!!)
2nd Place: Peter Jackson - 1:25:23
3rd Place: Alex McWalters - 1:25:45
1st Place: Christina Couper - 1:25:38
2nd Place: Madeline Stambaugh - 1:30:59
3rd Place: Lori Quick - 1:31:17
1st Place: Justin Burrows - 36:30 (NEW COURSE RECORD!!)
2nd Place: Daniel Newcomb - 37:01
3rd Place: Chandler Ball - 37:34
1st Place: Lindsey Siska - 38:03 (NEW COURSE RECORD!!)
2nd Place: Shelby Gurley - 40:41
3rd Place: Carrie Neiman - 45:23
Click on the Race Results button HERE for Results and Top Finisher information.
Your feedback is important to us. We strive to improve our events year after year. We will pick two participants, who complete the entire survey, to win a FREE entry to next year’s RAD Half and 10k races. Take the survey emailed to all registered runners.
We are adding race day photos to the photo gallery throughout this week. Check them out HERE. We love seeing your race pics and videos! Share these with us on Instagram - just tag @idaphevents and #RADHALF #RAD10K for a reshare.
If you are a local runner, you can pick up your age group or overall prize at Fleet Feet Asheville, starting Tuesday, June 14th after NOON. Awards will be at Fleet Feet until June 30th. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you will be picking yours up, so we can have it ready for you.
June brings the heat and also a line-up of awesome, fun events! We have something coming up for every type of athlete, including running events, cycling and multi-sport. So what are you waiting for? It is time to commit yourself to your health and to get moving… get signed up for an event and join in while the events are here!
1. The WNC Flyer presented by Hunter Subaru is filling up! The ride is THIS Sunday, June 5th and returns to Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard this year. We are excited to be back in Brevard for the annual bike event that includes a century, metric, half century, half metric routes. Come for the BIKES, BBQ, BEER, BLUEGRASS! – Register
2. Inaugural RAD Half Marathon & 10k is on June 12th. The courses are both USATF certified and sanctioned and are fast and incredibly scenic races. Both races start in the heart of Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Runners will whiz downhill to the River Arts District, and wind along the peaceful French Broad River. We expect the races to sell out prior to race weekend. - Register
3. Strut your Mutt 5k & 1 mile benefitting the Blue Ridge Humane Society is on June 18, 2022. Bring your furry friend and join in on this annual fundraising event for the animals in our community. Register
4. The 3rd Annual Hendersonville Triathlon presented by Hunter Subaru takes place on June 26th at Patton Park in Hendersonville, NC! The triathlon event consists of 400m pool swim, 12.5 mile bike and 5k run! The run will take place on the beautiful, flat and scenic Oklawaha Greenway. - Register
Registrations opening soon:
1. South Asheville Turkey Trot in Biltmore Park Town Square on Thanksgiving Day - registration opens on Wednesday, June 8th at 3pm
2. The 11th Annual Asheville Marathon and Half Marathon - registration is opening later in June/early July, Watch the Asheville Marathon Facebook page posts for updates!
We would love to see you out at one or more of these events this month.
Keep moving friends! Daphne
The 18th annual Hunter Subaru WNC Flyer will be held at Oskar Blues Brewery in beautiful Western North Carolina. Start your ride anytime between 8-8:45 AM.
We can’t think of a better way to spend the day than with a rolling bike ride, a frosty brew, and BBQ… can you?!
Riders will have their choice of a century, metric, half-century, and half metric rides that wind through the valleys south of Asheville, NC. There is beautiful mountain scenery around every bend of the road without the long mountain climbs. The Flyer is a ride for everyone - from first-time riders to experienced cyclists.
The brand new RAD Half Marathon & 10K will run through the best parts of the City of Asheville. Including downtown city streets, River Arts District, along the French Broad River, and through the parks for this city-style, point-to-point race. This fast race is a dream come true for runners looking to get a personal best in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The majority of the miles are ‘flat’ running along the river on the greenway and through the city parks. Endurance runners will have an opportunity to ‘break in’ the brand new section of the newly completed greenway section of the French Broad River Greenway on Riverside Drive and Lyman Street. Runners will be on mostly paved surfaces throughout the entirety event with a few dirt sections within the French Broad River Park.
Run, strut or scurry the 5k or 1 Mile events and support the animals of Blue Ridge Humane Society at Fletcher Park! All participants receive a goodie bag with extra treats for the furry runners too! The Strut Your Mutt Pet Festival! 9 am-1 pm with pet and local business vendors, community organizations, and more! The post-race festival is open to all!
Patton Park, Hendersonville, NC Sunday, June 26, 2022
The Third Annual Hendersonville Triathlon presented by Hunter Subaru will take place at Patton Park in Hendersonville, NC! Patton Pool is operated by the YMCA of WNC in Hendersonville and Patton Park is operated by the City of Hendersonville. The triathlon event consists of a 400m pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, and a 5k run! The run will take place on the beautiful, flat, and scenic Oklawaha Greenway. The bike course will be on rolling, rural roads in Henderson County and City limits.
Recreation Park, Asheville, NC Sunday, July 17, 2022
The Asheville Triathlon course is a super event for every level of triathlete, from novice to elites. Novice + Beginner tri-athletes love this race! The pool swim is great for new swimmers & the run is a flat, and easy to navigate. Elite athletes – get ready for a PR! This race is fast and is a huge hit among local elites. The time trial swim start in a 50m pool allows swimmers to spread out. The bike leg is flat the first couple miles, so get down in your aero bars and push it. The middle section has some steep hills just get outta the saddle and roll over ’em! There are several downhill sections that are smokin’ fast! Many elites have PR’d during the 5k run, bring your racing flats!
Ride Kanuga, Hendersonville, NC Sunday, September 18, 2022
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
The AORS (Asheville Off Road Series) consists of two main events: Asheville Duathlon (run/bike/run) and two Gravel Grinder Bike events. Each of these events gives a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts the ability to explore either by foot or by two wheels the Western North Carolina trails, gravel roads and scenic country paved roads. With so many different options, it’s a great event for beginners and intense competitors alike!
The in-person half marathon and 8k both wind through Hendersonville, NC (near Asheville) on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. There is also a Virtual Half Marathon and 8k running option for runners not able to attend the in-person event.
The Black Bear Half presented by Hunter Subaru and 8k both offer a scenic, mostly flat course along the Oklawaha Greenway. The Half Marathon has less than 400 feet of elevation gain and a socially distanced setup, so you won’t want to miss it!
Dupont State Forest, Hendersonville, NC Saturday, October 22, 2022
Runners at the Annual Trick or Trail 5k presented by Hunter Subaru get to once again experience the beauty of DuPont State Forest in a unique nighttime racing format. The Trick or Trail is a family favorite event with costumes, spooky decorations, and lots of great candy, snacks, and food!
Participate in the South Asheville Turkey Trot, Ugly Sweater Run, and New Years Resolution Run 2023, and get an extra medal! We want to keep you motivated to stay active through the holiday season and even better celebrate the best way we know, how, with a run!
More info coming soon… stay tuned!
South Asheville Turkey Trot
presented by Hunter Subaru
Biltmore Park, Asheville, NC
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Thanksgiving is the largest running holiday with families all over the country! Turkey Trots are a great way to start the day. Join us at Biltmore Park Town Square and enjoy some fresh air and exercise before gathering around the table for your Thanksgiving feast! You’ll share miles and smiles with your family and friends as part of this fun, annual tradition.
The Riveter, Mills River, NC
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Run 5K and 10K presented by Hunter Subaru. The race is set for Saturday, December 3rd at the Riveter in Mills River, NC! Ugly Sweaters and holiday cheer are strongly encouraged!
The races include something for everyone! A 5k, and a 10k (double loop)! Everyone gets a cozy, ugly-sweater t-shirt, a Hunter Subaru swag bag, and a finisher Christmas ornament! All levels and abilities are welcome! Run a relaxed pace and take selfies, OR run your heart out and try to get a personal best!
Downtown Asheville, North Carolina January 1, 2023
The Annual New Year’s Resolution Run in downtown Asheville will be on January 1, 2023. Plan to kick off 2023 on the right foot and celebrate with what we love to do most: RUN! This event starts at a reasonable 10:00 am and offers a 5K and 10K distance. We welcome families and participants of all ages to come run or crawl their way to completing their first resolution! Bring warm layers of clothes, tie up your running shoes, and get ready to ‘run into’ 2023!
While running, lactic acid is produced and consumed by the body. 👌🏼 BUT with longer runs the body struggles to keep up with the amount produced and lactic acid builds up in the bloodstream. ➡️ This leads to muscle soreness and decreased ability to move! 😬
When you think of competing in a race you’d probably think: run to win! However, for Gina, the goal was the opposite. Running to lose weight was her original mission but through the course of her 100-pound weight loss journey what she gained was more than just a new, lighter frame. Read our interview with Gina below and be inspired by her journey from her first 5k to now being a regular weekender warrior!
“At the time it seemed like a challenge. After running a few 5ks and actually enjoying it, things escalated quickly…”
Meet Ambassador Gina Stanley
Where can we find you outside from running?
During the day you can find me working as a salon coordinator for a busy salon downtown. In the afternoons you may find me doing home renovations or hiking. Some weekends I may be doing a Spartan race.
How long have you been running and how did you come to love running?
I started running in 2018, my goal was to complete my first Run Disney 5k. At the time it seemed like a challenge. After running a few 5ks and actually enjoying it, things escalated quickly and I began trying longer distances.
How were you able to fit running into your schedule?
Fortunately my kids are older and I would go to the gym after work.
How did your life change after running?
“The more I ran the more I enjoyed it…the sense of accomplishment after every race.”
Running became a huge focus. The more I ran the more I enjoyed it. On weekends we tried to find any event we could to run in. There also was the sense of accomplishment after every race.
Which iDaph race are you most excited about?
I just completed the Jump Off Rock Half Marathon and shortly I will be doing the RAD Half Marathon. The Black Bear Half in the fall is one of my most favorite.
Which iDaph race has been your favorite to date?
Last year’s Jump Off Rock was my favorite. I finally ran an under 2 hour half.
What about the events make it fun for you?
I love the race atmosphere, watching people challenge themselves. The look of accomplishment people have when they cross the finish line.
What brings you back to the iDaph event races each year?
iDaph races are by far the most organized and fun. Most races have levels for all abilities.
What advice would you give to anyone struggling to get into running or fitness?
Just start! I first started walking 3-4 times a week and eventually it turned into running. Also, I suggest the 10,000 steps a day goal. I try to have 10,000 in every morning before 10am.
Personal race day mantra?
“Just keep going. Don’t give up; Don’t ever give up.” (Jimmy Valvano)
Music or no music when running?
Music, yes! Got to have a good playlist.
Running with a group or solo?
I run both.
Favorite running shoe?
By far Hoka Bondi or Rincon
“My biggest advice to motivate someone is just give it a try. Do it a few times before you decide you don’t like it. If someone had told me five years ago that I would have been running marathons I would have thought they were crazy. Once I started running I found out I loved it and the challenge.”