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RAD Relay

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s time to celebrate as a community! The River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) is nearly complete. Grand Opening celebrations, including the official dedication of the first section of the Wilma Dykeman Greenway, will occur over a month-long period from Earth Day to just after Wilma Dykeman‘s Birthday- April 22 to May 22, 2021.

In partnership with the City of Asheville and RADTIP, iDaph events is excited to create and produce a celebratory, family-friendly, run/walk event in the River Arts District (RAD). This fun event is part of many celebrations that are happening for a month during the historic grand opening of the Wilma Dykeman Greenway with our amazing Asheville community.

The RAD RELAY is set for Wednesday, May 19th with rolling wave starts from 5-6:30pm. All abilities, EVERYONE is welcome! Individuals and/or 2 Person Relay teams can walk or run a simple, flat and fast, out-and-back, 5k course on this new beautiful greenway in our city.

The RAD RELAY is proud to support the efforts of Asheville Greenworks. Online donations will be accepted for Asheville Greenworks and $2 per paid registration will be donated to the organization to support their efforts and programs in our community.

This event will limit the amount of runners, and those will be broken down into waves of up to 50 people. When registering, you will select a wave start (a 10 minute window of time), and you can start your race at any point during that window.

Wave starts will be every 10 minutes, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

You can run/walk the event as an individual OR as a 2-person team!

If you’re participating as an Individual:

  • This one is easy! Just register yourself, show up to the race, and give us your best 5k time! See awards and prizes section for all the awards categories.

If you’re participating as a 2-Person Team:

  • BOTH participants will complete a 5k run (not half and half)
  • You don’t have to register as a team, or at the same time. When you arrive at packet pickup on the day of the race, let us know who your partner is, and we’ll keep track of all the teams.
  • YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RUN SEPARATELY! You can run before, after, or right alongside your partner - just so long as you both run a 5k!
  • Teams will be scored based on the combination of their 5k times. We will simply add you and your partner’s time together. The lowest cumulative relay team times will win in each category. See awards and prizes section for all the relay team categories!

What is included with your race entry:

• A first-class running experience in downtown Asheville!
• An in-person, socially-distanced race with rolling, wave starts.
• Chip-timing for accurate results.
Runners will enjoy an out-and-back course on the newly completed RAD Greenway. As you might have guessed, this riverside course is going to be flat, fast, and a whole lot of fun!

Snag a one-of-a-kind, commemorative shirt during registration, and we’ll have it waiting for you at the race! Feel your impact in this crazy-soft sustainable tee that uses an equivalent of up to 6 recycled plastic water bottles. All yarn is spun, knit, fabric dyed and finished in the U.S.A.

To learn more about Allmade shirts, click here.


May 19
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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