idaph events 10 year anniversaryA note from Daphne…

The New Year is here and it comes with a lot of hope and anticipation. The year 2020 has been difficult for every single one of us and being able to start a new year with fresh goals and a new mindset is refreshing and invigorating. There is no denying the pandemic is still here and we still need to follow the state and CDC guidelines that are set forth for events and gatherings. We are glad that we have been able to implement new race formats over the past seven months that have allowed us to determine the best way to keep all our participants and community members safe when attending and participating in our events. 

We are thrilled to have some brand new events on the horizon for 2021 too! The Jump Off Rock Half Marathon is a new edition and will be one of the fastest downhill, point-to-point races in North Carolina and the Southeast. We also have a few other races and events in the works that include bikes and cycling. As we get permits approved and more information to share we will announce those as well. 

For now, here is a quick summary of our event schedule for the year ahead. We look forward to helping keep our community healthy, both mentally and physically through this next year with these event offerings. 

We hope to see you at these upcoming events! Thank you for choosing our events when you are planning out your year! We are excited to be celebrating 10 years (this year!!) of serving our community by designing and producing events for you!! 

With gratitude, 




Frostbite Races

Sunday, February 21, 2021
One Mile, 5k, 10k & NEW Challenge
Join us for the 29th Annual Frostbite presented by Hunter Subaru, the oldest and largest footrace in Henderson County! This in-person running event (with a virtual option) offers a 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run plus a new Challenge (a 15k!)  so there’s something for the entire family. The Frostbite races begin and finish at the Lelia Patterson Center in Fletcher, North Carolina. Both the 10k and 5k courses provide views of Hutch Mountain and are on hilly to challenging terrain, with some steep inclines. The flat and fast, 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! 

Asheville Marathon & Half

Saturday, March 20, 2021
Updated info: The Asheville Marathon and Half has not received final permit approvals for the event to take place at Biltmore Estate in 2021. We are currently working with the City of Asheville to find an alternate location. We expect to have more information by early next week for our endurance running community. Registration has not opened yet, and we will only plan to open registration for the event when a permit is finalized. 

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon
A Scenic Downhill Half from Jump off Rock to Main Street in Hendersonville, NC.

Saturday, May 8, 2021
A brand new endurance running event, the Jump Off Rock Marathon will be one of the fastest half marathons in the south.  This scenic course has breathtaking views and will wind its way downhill from Jump Off Rock through the beautiful back-roads of Laurel Park and will finish in downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The point-to-point race and the scenic course are sure to bring PRs and great mountain memories. We are currently getting final permit approvals for this new race and expect to have this within the next few weeks. We are working on adding a shorter distance event to coincide with this race, hopefully a 10k to run alongside this half marathon race! Stay tuned for more information. 

Pop Up 5K Summer Series 5K

2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
June 23rd - August 25th, 2021
Come join us at the Bill Moore Community Park (formerly Fletcher Park) 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 6-8 pm and a fully marked 5k course 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. 

Hendersonville Triathlon

Sunday, June 27, 2021
The Hendersonville Triathlon is back at Patton Park and the YMCA Patton Park Pool in Hendersonville, NC! The event consists of 400m pool swim, 12.5 mile bike and 5k run! The run will use portions of the Oklawaha Greenway and Patton Park, City of Hendersonville’s largest park.  The bike route will be on paved roads around Hendersonville secondary and tertiary roads. We look forward to being able to offer this fantastic multi-sport event to our triathlon community. Registration will open in late winter. 

Asheville Triathlon

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. Note: We have submitted our permit application to the City of Asheville for the 2021 race. The event will take place in Asheville if the pool opens up this summer (this past year it stayed closed due to COVID and staffing issues). If it doesn’t open then we will move this event to Hendersonville, Patton Park again. We are excited to have this 2nd triathlon on our schedule for 2021 for our triathlon community!

Pop Up 5K Fall Series 5K

2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
September 8th — October 27th, 2021
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. 

Asheville Off Road Series

September 19, 2021
The Asheville Off Road Series at Biltmore Estate is a unique, challenge event that has grown into a local and regional favorite event over the years. The event includes three Gravel Grinder bike events, a duathlon and a 10k off-road run. Save the date for Sunday, September 19, 2021. More info coming soon. 

Black Bear Half Marathon

October 9, 2021
The Black Bear Half Marathon is back! This 2nd Annual,  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. We will also have a ‘virtual option’ for the race again. Park permits have been approved for the 2021 race.

Trick or Trail 5K & Spooky Sprint 1 Mile

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 (tentative and location pending)
5K and 1 Mile distances! 
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 entire family. 

South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K

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. 

Ugly Sweater Run

Saturday, December 4, 2021
Join us for this holly, jolly 5K, 10K and Challenge at the Riveter! 

Don’t miss this new annual holiday tradition! The 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Run 5K and 10K 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 rural paved and farm roads, and return to the Riveter for even more merriment.


New Year’s Resolution Run

January 1, 2022
The Annual New Year’s Resolution Run in downtown Asheville will be January 1, 2022. Plan to kick off 2022 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’ 2022! More information coming soon. 

We have plans to add a few NEW events in 2021! Stay Tuned!

“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.”

iDaph 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

Events are in the process of permits and final approvals. Dates and locations are subject to change. 
Additional new partner events will be added for 2021, stay tuned!

Check out the iDaph Events Podcast!

Listen to our latest podcast about our upcoming 2021 events calendar and new events in the works!

With so many changes happening in the events world right now, our podcast offers you another way to stay informed about upcoming events and what to expect. Available on Apple iTunes, Spotify, and more. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR PODCASTS! 


Stay Tuned!

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Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to showcase your business and support healthy events in 2021, contact us to learn more about annual sponsorship opportunities. Email events@idaph.net