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Wave Starts for Light Up the Night 5K

Wave Starts for Light Up the Night 5K

The 2nd Annual Light Up the Night 5K looks quite different from last year's 5K. Due to COVID-19 and the guidelines we are putting in place in order to adhere to the current NC guidelines AND encourage social distancing, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE RULES AND CHANGES TO...

2020 Asheville Off Road Series: We will see you in 2021

2020 Asheville Off Road Series: We will see you in 2021

The Asheville Off Road Series at Biltmore Estate is a unique, challenging event that has grown into a local and regional favorite over the years. Our 2019 event was our biggest event to date, and we were anticipating an even bigger number in 2020. We were looking...

Asheville Triathlon Recap: How we put on a triathlon during coronavirus

Asheville Triathlon Recap: How we put on a triathlon during coronavirus

With just over 100 participants on Sunday, July 19th, the iDaph Events team proved that, with an abundance of planning and safety precautions, successful live endurance events are still a possibility for our community.  Participants donned face coverings before and...

Virtual Races 2020

Virtual Races 2020

What is a virtual run, bike or swim? Virtual races are all the rage these days. What is a virtual event? Picture a race that you can do all on your own, from any place at any time. You still get a commemorative medal and cool race t-shirt, and your results get posted...

Bearwallow Time Trial Results and Recap

Bearwallow Time Trial Results and Recap

Congratulations for completing the Bearwallow Time Trial Yay you did it! Virtual high five! We are excited to announce that the results are in for the Bearwallow Time Trial Series! Thank you for participating in the series! Although we are mostly riding solo these...

Asheville Triathlon results are in!

Asheville Triathlon results are in!

Congratulations triathletes! Thank you for joining us this year at Patton Park. We know things looked a bit different this year, and we appreciate your support! 

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...

Asheville Triathlon: What you need to know for Sunday

Asheville Triathlon: What you need to know for Sunday

The 2020 Asheville Triathlon is almost here! We can't wait to cheer you on at the Asheville Triathlon on  Sunday, July 19th at Patton Park in Hendersonville, NC. Thank you for supporting our event and our small business.  We have created an Interactive Digital Event...

Etowah Time Trial Results and Recap

Etowah Time Trial Results and Recap

Congratulations for completing the Etowah Time Trial Yay you did it! Virtual high five!  We are excited to announce that the results are in for the Etowah Time Trial Series! Thank you for participating in the series! Although we are mostly riding solo these days, we...

Pop Up 5K at Fletcher Park

Pop Up 5K at Fletcher Park

New Event: Pop Up 5K & Virtual Challenge No frills - just run! Come join us at Fletcher Park for our Pop-up 5k in the Park Series! You can also participate in the Pop Up 5K Virtual Challenge at any park, anytime! by Stephanie Buss What is a Pop Up 5K? Basically,...

COVID-19 Guidance for iDaph Sport Events

COVID-19 Guidance for iDaph Sport Events

Here at iDaph Events, your safety is our top priority. We want to ensure that our participants, staff and volunteers stay safe and healthy, and we are following all of the necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at sports events. In order to...

The Lung Buster Time Trial Series is back!

The Lung Buster Time Trial Series is back!

The 2020 Lung Buster Time Trial Series with a twist by Daphne Kirkwood, Race Director The Lung Buster Time Trial series is a five-part series of competitive cycling events. The events take place here in Western North Carolina at five different routes, and the goal is...

Registration for the Asheville Triathlon is back open!

Registration for the Asheville Triathlon is back open!

2020 Asheville Triathlon EVENT CAPPED AT 150! Daph Events is proud to announce that the registration is back open for the Asheville Triathlon! We have also added a new option to the Asheville Triathlon experience, a Virtual & Self-Serve AVL Triathlon event...

What will sport events look like when they come back?

What will sport events look like when they come back?

The Revival of Endurance Events by Daphne Kirkwood The normal hustle and bustle of event production is currently at a complete standstill, which means we are in a precarious spot with only three options: Cancel, postpone, or potentially defer events. The major problem...

How to turn your running buff into a face mask

How to turn your running buff into a face mask

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  there is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent this illness from spreading is to avoid being exposed to the virus, which is thought mainly to...

Tips for road running during coronavirus

Tips for road running during coronavirus

by Stephanie Buss  When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on...

Running community stays strong through coronavirus pandemic

Running community stays strong through coronavirus pandemic

Only a week before the event was scheduled to take place, the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate was cancelled due to concerns of spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus and the official proclamation by the City of Asheville, Buncombe County and the State of...

Update on iDaph Events regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update on iDaph Events regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Response: iDaph Events Update Updated at 3/27/2020 at 12:30pm Due to the latest stay-at-home order, our iDaph Team is not able to return to the iDaph Office in the next couple of weeks. Buncombe County has issued a Stay Home, Stay Safe Supplemental...

The Frostbite Race Results are in!

The Frostbite Race Results are in!

Thank you to all the participants that came out to the 28th Annual Frostbite 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run! We had over 500 people registered for the race today, which means we surpassed our number from last year!  Congratulations to our Overall Male and Female winners...

Last one of the 2020 Session: Fun and Games 

Last one of the 2020 Session: Fun and Games 

by Coach Susan Swim Workout Thursday, February 13 , 2020  LAST SESSION OF THE YEAR!  Last one of the 2020 Session: Fun and Games  Warm Up:  Group 1: 100 Freestyle  50 Kick 100 Pull 100 Choice  Group 2: 150 Freestyle  100 Kick 100 Pull 100 Choice  Group 3: 150...

Couch Mountain Community Presenting Sponsor for Frostbite

Couch Mountain Community Presenting Sponsor for Frostbite

We are only one week away from Frostbite 2020! The 28th Annual Frostbite Races presented by Couch Mountain Community takes place on Sunday, February 16th in Fletcher starting at 1:45pm at the Lelia Patterson Center. The 5K and 10K race courses provide views of Hutch...

This Thursday’s Workout for Asheville Swim League

This Thursday’s Workout for Asheville Swim League

by Coach Susan We only have two sessions left for Asheville Swim League! Thank you for joining us and please remember to check in when you walk through the front door of the Lelia Patterson Center. Sign up below if it's your first time!  Swim Workout Thursday,...

Learning to breathe

Learning to breathe

by Mamie Colburn Stepping gingerly into the 3-foot section of the Lelia Patterson Center pool, I knew immediately that I had to go all the way under the water.  In order to get the swim cap on, the directions said "wet the cap and your hair." I held my breath, bent my...

Asheville Swim League Training for Thursday, January 30

Asheville Swim League Training for Thursday, January 30

by Coach Susan Swim Workout Thursday, January 28, 2020 200 Choice Warm Up  Group 1: 5 x 50 Freestyle: 25 Easy + 25 Build - 20 seconds rest 4 x 50 25 Breaststroke + 25 Freestyle - 20 seconds rest 4 x 50 25 Backstroke + 25 Freestyle - 20 seconds rest 3 x 50 25 Fly (0r...

Frostbite Warm-Up featuring our Frostbite Penguin

Frostbite Warm-Up featuring our Frostbite Penguin

by Stephanie Miller Who doesn't like a warm-up before a race? Warming up before you run is a great way to avoid muscle pulls, cramps, and it gets your blood flowing into your hands and toes on a cold day! This year, we invited The Training Post & Fitness to lead...

Kick boards, pull buoys, and passing etiquette

Kick boards, pull buoys, and passing etiquette

Swim Workout Thursday, January 23, 2020 Discuss: Kick boards, pull buoys and passing etiquette 200 Choice Warm Up Kick and Pull Set– Group 1:    3 cycles of :     100 Kick Choice                                               150 Freestyle pull (750 yd) Group 2:    3...

Miles aren’t long with friends by your side

Miles aren’t long with friends by your side

by Stephanie Miller If you’ve run a 5K in the Asheville area, chances are you’ve seen two ladies dressed in matching outfits with smiles on their faces looking like they’re having the time of their lives. They may be wearing tu-tus and tiaras, glow-in-the-dark running...

Asheville Swim League Workout for Thursday, January 16, 2020

Asheville Swim League Workout for Thursday, January 16, 2020

by Coach Susan Swim Workout Thursday, January 16, 2020 Review so far: Week 1:  Saving shoulders by engaging lats & benefit of early vertical forearm (EVF) Week 2:  Explain term “Build” in a workout and optimize amount of rotation in freestyle using water level on...

Running a race on mixed surface

Running a race on mixed surface

by Tom Mangan "Running a race on mixed surface and terrain can be better on your body during the race and for post-race recovery." How does that commercial go…I’m no doctor, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Disclaimers away, here it goes. We runners...

Is putting on a charity event right for you?

Is putting on a charity event right for you?

Is putting on a charity event right for you? by Daphne Kirkwood Since 2011, Daphne Kirkwood and iDaph Events have been designing and producing events and have successfully implemented many different tactics for designing, planning and organizing events so that on race...

Why I Ride

Why I Ride

Mental Resilience: How to stay mentally strong by Jeremiah Reider Jeremiah is an excellent cyclist who rides with Asheville Winter Bike League regularly and battles with seasonal depression. Here he shares a few paragraphs about his struggle and how AVL WBL and the...