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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!

Events in 2021 | A message from our Race Director

Events in 2021 | A message from our Race Director

by Daphne Kirkwood

Brrr. December is here and winter has suddenly arrived! This month also marks the end of 2020. The final days of this difficult year for all of us… 2021 is going to be brighter, we just know it! As we look forward to the new year and the events we have on the schedule, we have excitement, hope, resilience, and strength. We have felt so much of your support at our safe, in-person events over the past six months, thank you! Designing and producing events during this pandemic has been a necessity not only for our small business’ survival but we also feel like it has been for the survival of our community of athletes too. Thank you all for your continuous support, your encouragement, and for showing up and participating!

We have some fun, holiday, safe, in-person (with a virtual option) running events happening this winter that are sure to warm you up, put a smile on your face, and a race number on your chest. We all gotta keep moving forward through this pandemic together and as the cold sets in we know how important it is to keep moving, staying active, and bundling up and getting outside. Also, staying connected together is paramount for our mental health and vitality!

Next up is the Inaugural Ugly Sweater Run on December 5th at the hip, new Riveter, located near the Asheville Airport and Sierra Nevada. Time to pull out those Ugly Sweaters and run with us in person at this brand new, safe, and socially-distance, wave start race! We only have a couple of spots left in the in-person 5k and 10k, the Challenge has been sold out. We also have a virtual race opportunity too if you want to be a part of the action and fun and do your own run on your own time, anywhere!

2021 begins with the New Year’s Resolution Run on New Year’s Day in downtown Asheville. This annual holiday tradition is back with some updates including a 10k and a new Challenge (do both the 5k and 10k!) as well as a new virtual race option. We will all kiss 2020 goodbye together and bring in 2021 on the right foot (safely) at this in-person, wave start race. Every finisher will receive a commemorative, 2021 finisher medal this year!

Our preliminary list of 2021 events gives you a glimpse into the event schedule for next year, but it is not complete yet. We are continuing to work on permissions, permitting, and planning with all our non-profit partners, city and county officials, and other government entities. Most events will continue to look differently moving into the new year and some events just are not able to happen safely with our new event format, so they will not be on the schedule for next year. Our JANUARY 2021 Newsletter will hopefully be more comprehensive with more new events, old events, and their new event dates and information about each of them. Our website is a great resource to stay connected regarding our races and our upcoming schedule, we update it regularly!

The pandemic hasn’t been all bad for our event productions…. We have adapted and so have you! We have figured out that there are some things about the new format of safe races that we will keep around regardless of the pandemic and safety restrictions eventually being lifted. We will continue to only open up registrations for events 8 weeks to a few months prior to an event after all necessary approvals have been finalized. Of course, we all know that with the pandemic, things are unpredictable, so we lighten the grasp on each event and hold it lightly, knowing that we may be forced to make a change. There is a silver lining to having to change, grow, and adapt and we believe these things will continue to make our events better for years to come for each of you.

 

iDaph Events & Timing | 2021

We have a busy and eventful year ahead of us as we gear up for our 2021 Sport Events! iDaph Events & Timing offers cycling, running and multi-sport events throughout the year that are fun, unique and challenging. Our events are for all levels of athletes and are often kid-friendly, and due to COVID-19 our events are now also socially distanced and adhere to the NC guidelines.

The following is a list of upcoming 2021 Sport Events owned by iDaph Events.

 New Year’s Resolution Run
January 1, 2021
The 7th Annual Resolution Run takes place in downtown Asheville and is a fantastic way to say goodbye and good riddance to 2020 and HELLO 2021! This annual running event races through the streets of Downtown Asheville, NC on New Year’s Day, at a reasonable 10am to 11am. 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’ 2021! NEW FOR 2021: There will be a 5K and 10K Distance, and a New Challenge (run both 5k & 10k). EVERY Participant gets a finisher medal! There will not be a 10 Mile Option this year. We will have wave start times to keep everyone socially distanced.
Event info: https://idaph.net/resolution-run/ 

Frostbite
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Join us for the 29th Annual Frostbite, the oldest and largest footrace in Henderson County! This in-person running event offers a 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run, so there’s something for the whole family. The Frostbite races begin and finish at the Lelia Patterson Center. Both the 10k and 5k courses provide views of Hutch Mountain and are on hilly to challenging terrain, with some steep inclines. The moderately rolling 1-mile course, makes this premier racing event an opportunity for all running levels and ages. NEW FOR 2021: All participants get a finisher medal. New 15K Challenge Distance! Registration opens December 9th at noon.
Event info: https://idaph.net/frostbite/

 Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate
Saturday, March 20, 2021
We are so excited to have a half marathon event at the Biltmore Estate! The Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate will be a Half Marathon in 2021 and still run entirely on the beautiful grounds of Biltmore Estate. Due to COVID-19, guidelines are being put in place to provide a safe and socially distanced event for our runners, volunteers and staff, which is why the Marathon and Challenge events will not take place at the 2021 event. The event is capped and we expect this event to sell out before race day. We expect registration to open in January of 2021. Please keep an eye on our website for continued updates.
Event info: https://ashevillemarathon.com/.

2021 Asheville Triathlon - swim, bike, run
Sunday, July 18, 2021
iDaph Events is excited to once again bring this popular fast & fun sprint triathlon to Asheville, NC! The race consists of a beautiful outdoor pool swim in a 50 meter pool, rolling bike course and a flat and fast run course at the Asheville Recreation Park. This is the great event for every level of triathlete, from novice to elites. The pool swim is great for new swimmers & the run is a flat, ‘easy’ course to navigate. Elite athletes – get ready for a PR! This race is fast and is a huge hit among local elites.
Event Info: https://idaph.net/asheville-triathlon/

Pop Up 5K in the Park Summer Series (5 Events)
Pop up 5k Summer Series (2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month)
June 23rd until August 25
Come join us at Fletcher Park (or anywhere you like) for our Pop-up 5k in the Park Summer Series and Virtual Challenge! Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday starting June 23rd and running until August 25th, we’ll be setting up a rolling start line from 6-8pm and a fully marked 5k course at the Bill Moore Community Park (formerly Fletcher Park) for runners and walkers. There are no mass starts. This in-person running event is socially distanced, family-friendly, and dog friendly! There will be prizes along the way, awesome Run Local swag available, and flexible options for all types of runners.
Event info: https://idaph.net/pop-up-5k/

Pop Up 5K in the Park Fall Series (4 Events)
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
September 8 until October 27
This is the same event as the Summer Series except with different times, prizes and swag! The Pop-up 5k in the Park Fall Series and Virtual Challenge is every 2nd and 4th Wednesday starting September 8th and running until October 27th. Due to the time change, runners can start at the rolling start line anytime from 5-6:30 pm.
Event info: https://idaph.net/pop-up-5k/

Hendersonville Triathlon at Patton Park
Sunday, June 27th, 2021
The Hendersonville Triathlon is back at the Patton Park Pool in Hendersonville, NC! The event consists of 400m pool swim, 12.5 mile bike and 5k run! The bike and run will use portions of the Oklawaha Greenway and Patton Park, City of Hendersonville’s largest park.
Event info: https://idaph.net/hendersonville-triathlon/.

Black Bear Half Marathon in Hendersonville, NC
Saturday, Oct. 9th (Backup Date: October 16th (permit and date pending)
The Black Bear Half Marathon is back! This in-person, half marathon running event in Hendersonville, NC offers a scenic, mostly flat course along the Oklawaha Greenway. With less than 400 feet of elevation gain and a socially distanced race, you don’t want to miss this IN-PERSON, half marathon running race this fall in Western North Carolina.
Event info: https://idaph.net/black-bear-half-marathon/.

Trick or Trail 5k & 1-Mile Spooky Sprint
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 (tentative and location pending)
You don’t want to miss this family-friendly and Halloween-themed 5K and 1 Mile fun run. This annual running event is a local’s favorite and offers fun for the whole family.
Event info: https://idaph.net/trick-or-trail-5k-in-hendersonville/

South Asheville Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 25, 2021
The 4th Annual Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25th. 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.
Event info: https://idaph.net/south-asheville-turkey-trot/

Ugly Sweater Run
December 4, 2021
Don’t miss this Ugly Sweater Run 5K, 10K, and Challenge 15K, at the Riveter in Mills River! Join iDaph Events for a festive (and socially distanced) 5K and 10K hosted by the Riveter, the nation’s premier indoor climbing gym, bike park, and wellness arena. The courses start at the Riveter and run along scenic and rural paved and farm roads, and return to the Riveter for even more merriment. There’ll be delicious food, drinks, and refreshments (including adult beverages and coffee), and plenty of activities including a premier bike park and a climbing wall. Chill out after the race and unwind at a socially-distanced flow, indoor yoga class at the Riveter’s yoga studio. Runners can also sign up for the challenge, which involves both distances. A virtual option is also available.
Event info: https://idaph.net/ugly-sweater-run/
Please note: We have plans to add a few NEW events in 2021. All events are currently in the process of permits and approvals. Locations and dates are subject to change. We will open online registration when we have the green light from the permitting agency for each event.

Partner Events: Save the Date!
iDaph Events & Timing also partners with multiple events per year, offering timing, registration and marketing services. Please visit idaph.net and check out our Events Tab or Calendar of Events for information on upcoming partner events!

Spring Century Ride, Charleston, SC — Saturday, April 17, 2021
WCRM 5K Run, Shelby, NC — Saturday, April 17, 2021
Chamber Challenge, Asheville, NC — Friday, May 14, 2021
White Squirrel 5K, Brevard, NC — Saturday, May 22, 2021
WNC Flyer, Brevard, NC — Sunday, June 6, 2021
Firecracker 5K, Brevard, NC — Saturday, July 3, 2021
Light Up the Night 5K, Asheville, NC — Friday, August 6, 2021
Tour d’Apple, Brevard, NC — Monday, September 6, 2021
Vampire 5K, Brevard, NC — Saturday, October 30, 2021

Images available upon request. For more information please emailsupport@idaph.net.

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Update on Winter Programs: Asheville Winter Bike League and Asheville Swim League

Update on Winter Programs: Asheville Winter Bike League and Asheville Swim League

A note from Daphne Kirkwood,  founder of the non-profit iDream Athletes Foundation and owner and Race Director of iDaph Events.

Today I am here to give you updates regarding iDream Athletes Foundation and the winter programs that we typically would be starting soon.

The iDream Athletes Foundation helps to fund two, community athletic programs: the Asheville Winter Bike League (AVL WBL), and the Asheville Swim League (AVL SWL). Year after year, these two - group style, winter training programs have helped provide safe, donation-based training opportunities that have been welcoming and inviting for all abilities of our community athletes to attend and participate. During these two programs, athletes have worked towards a common goal of improving their cycling and swimming skills, no matter how experienced they are. Both programs promote fitness, skill-training, mental and physical well being, and a chance for community members to connect and spend time with others who share a common interest.

Over the last few months I have been brainstorming on how in the world we can do these group rides and group swims safely. Each and every time I go down various possibilities with new plans, they all seem to fall short of the original vision and mission of what these training programs are intended to do. Trust me, I have been more determined than ever to keep fun, safe happenings going on through this pandemic, and we at iDaph Events have successfully produced safe, socially-distanced and wave and rolling start style events over the past few months. However, this method for these particular programs just do not meet the need of the community and the purpose of what they are supposed to do.

The safety risks due to the pandemic are just too high to potentially endanger the lives of our community members — many of whom are older — because these programs are group-based with very little opportunity for social distancing.

It seems that there really is no other choice for the 2020/2021 AVL WBL and WSL , that we just cannot conduct either of these programs this year in the safe and collaborative environment to which we are accustomed.

Instead, we will focus on having an even better 2021! We will continue to gather donations for the iDream Athletic Foundation through iDaph Events that we are able to produce safely, and these funds will help build an even stronger athletic community in the near future. We also have some money that we can award as ‘community-based’ scholarships for adult athletes that may be struggling to purchase equipment that is needed to keep training or to pay for a dream race.

We encourage you to keep pushing towards your athletic goals and find other ways to stay motivated this winter. In fact, I would love for you all to share the creative ways you are staying motivated on the bike as the cold weather settles in..

Keep dreaming about a not-so-far-away future where we can gather in close groups once again and share our common goal for fitness.

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Update: Trick or Trail 5k & Spooky Sprint One Mile

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Trick or Trail and Spooky Sprint

The 2020 event is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th. Registration opening soon!

Trick and Trail and Spooky Sprint participants! Typically this time of year we have registration opened up for the event in October. But due to the pandemic and it’s impact on all aspects of this event, we wanted to ensure that we could still secure the same location and provide you a socially-distanced and safe, run experience before we opened up registration. The 2nd part we have covered, as we have been producing a brand new format of run events that are socially-distanced and safe over the past couple months. The location has been the tricky part for this event.

We received word from Dupont that the State Forest is not allowing any events to start/finish or run through Dupont this fall/winter. They have been severly impacted by the pandemic and aren’t able to host events and happenings there. We are bummed, but completely understand that these are wacky and difficult times for everyone, everywhere!

 

We are working diligently on finding an alternate location that would allow for a small, social-distanced, rolling start format event with plenty of space and room for the event to take place. We will keep you posted. We will only open up registration when we have a location that is 100% confirmed for the event.

Thank you all for your continued interest in this run. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we can find an equally awesome location so you can enjoy this experience again in 2020 (socially-distanced of course!). Keep watching our website for updates regarding event registration. 

Asheville Triathlon: Swim Start List

Asheville Triathlon: Swim Start List

Welcome Everyone to the 2020 Asheville Triathlon! 

If you haven’t already… 

#1 Please READ through our DIGITAL EVENT GUIDE for 2020 Asheville Triathlon!

#2 You can also LISTEN to our Podcast with race info HERE

#3 CHECK OUT THE HUB MAP HERE and get familiar with the event hub before you arrive on race day. 

To find your wave and start time, search for your name on the Official Swim Start Lists below:

 

Wave 1: Orange 

Wave 2: Green 

Wave 3: Blue

Wave 4: Purple

Wave 5: Yellow

SWIM START LIST ORGANIZED BY WAVE START

SWIM START LIST BY NAME

 

Info about the order/wave start list and how it will work on race day….

• Swim start waves have been assigned based on the swim time you submitted when you registered.

• Participants are assigned a wave start, rather than an exact start time. It is a ‘rolling’ wave start. 

• The PT Solutions provided, socially distanced ‘circle’ spots are the locations that you will stand around the pool to wait for your start. These are first come, first serve, within the wave. There is no ‘order’ to folks within the wave that you are in. Everyone that is in your wave submitted a similar swim start time. 

• Please do not arrive early for your swim start wave. This isn’t an event to just stand around and hang out.

• You will only be allowed onto the pool deck 5 minutes prior to your swim wave. • There are NO swim warm-ups.

•  We are limiting the number of participants in the pool zone at one time. 

 

When you go to the pool to start you will:

#1 Put your shoes for the swim to bike transition, under the picnic shelter. This is the side exit area for the swim finish that is to the far left side of the pool when facing the building from the parking lot. (see hub map)

Then next…

#2 Have a brief COVID19 screening and get your temperature checked by PT Solutions right before you enter the MAIN ENTRANCE of the pool (see hub map).
Then next…

#3 You will find the next available ‘SPOT’ on the pool deck to stand on. Get in line.

 

#4 These circles are socially distanced around the pool deck.
#5 Participants will start approximately every minute, and will jump into the pool at the deep end. (for swim flow and maps see Event Guide)
#6 Participants will move up in line, onto a new circle in front of them as participants start their swim.

Can’t wait to see you on Sunday morning!

 

 

 

 

Past iDaph Blogs

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