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A note from Daphne

We are so grateful to be heading into a new season and such a beautiful one in the mountains of Western North Carolina! We can’t wait to start feeling the cooler temps and see the leaves turn from green to glowing orange and red! What a gift our great outdoors is to all of us.

We have shifted our business operations over the past few months and have been focusing on creating new, grassroots and small, in-person event experiences. Moving forward together with newly formatted, safe and socially-distanced events is keeping us busy and is challenging for our small and mighty team AND it is our continued commitment to our community.

Our vision remains the same. “To continuously inspire our community to dream, train and race with us, no matter their ability or fitness level. We invite and welcome all people regardless of ability, race, color, ethnicity or faith.” Living life fully and moving our body each and every day is a beautiful gift and is so important for our health, especially right now!

Regardless of events looking different, there is an opportunity for you to try something new, create a goal again and have something on your calendar to do! We know the pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives and training may be haphazard at best. It is okay. Show up as you are and with whatever fitness you have to an in-person event and soak IT ALL IN. You will be amazed at the positivity, enthusiasm, energy and excitement that you will feel when you do!

Thanks to each and EVERY one of you for continuing to support our small business and events!

Our best,


What’s up next for iDaph Events: Running and Cycling experiences near you! 

Hendersonville Triathlon
Sunday, September 20, 2020

The Hendersonville Triathlon will take place at Patton Park in Hendersonville, NC! Join us for this unique sprint tri, with pre-assigned wave starts and a socially distanced course. Did we mention it has a heated pool? The event consists of a 400m pool swim, 12.5-mile bike and 5k run. The bike and run will use portions of the Oklawaha Greenway. REGISTER HERE! 

Black Bear Half Marathon
Saturday, October 10, 2020

Registration opens Saturday, September 5th!

The Black Bear Half Marathon is an iDaph Events ALL-NEW in-person half marathon with a virtual option! This brand new running event takes place on Saturday, October 10, 2020 in Hendersonville, NC and offers a beautiful, mostly FLAT, 13.1 mile course along the Oklawaha Greenway. With approximately 400 feet of elevation gain, you don’t want to miss this IN-PERSON running experience. The event starts and finishes at Jackson Park.

We have limited entries available! This is a socially-distanced event and we are following guidelines with event gatherings. We will have wave starts that participants will select when registering. Click here for more details! 

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Pop Up 5K Series has been extended through October! 
Every Wednesday in October, 6-8pm at Fletcher Park 

Over 80 runners signed up at our last Pop Up 5K in the Park at Fletcher Park! A huge thank you to everyone’s support! Due to its popularity, we have decided to extend the series through October. Join us for these creative, socially distant events. Our next Pop Up 5K IN-PERSON event is next week on Wednesday, September 9th with rolling starts anywhere from 6-8pm. This is a dog-friendly AND family-friendly event! SIGN UP HERE! 

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Trick or Trail 5K & Spooky Sprint 1 Mile

Saturday, October 17, 2020

 Registration opens Saturday, September 5th!

This Halloween themed and local favorite 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run event takes place on Saturday, October 17th! This IN-PERSON event has been moved to the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, which is on the way to DuPont National Forest. Click here for more details! 

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Biltmore Park Turkey Trot

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Registration opening soon! 
The 3rd Annual Biltmore Park Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th at 9am. Come join us for this fun and festive IN-PERSON 5K that winds through beautiful Biltmore Park Town Square and the surrounding neighborhood in South Asheville. This event will be done in wave starts and socially distanced.

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 route will begin and end in Biltmore Park Town Square in South Asheville and run through the surrounding neighborhood. Click here to learn more! 

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New Year’s Resolution Run

Friday, January 1st, 2020

The 8th Annual Resolution Run 10 Mile Run & 5k Run/Walk races through the streets of Downtown Asheville, NC on New Year’s Day, at a reasonable 10:00 am. Leave 2020 behind and let’s start 2021 off with a bang! This race welcomes families and participants of all ages to come run or crawl their way to completing their first resolution! There will be some big changes to this event. More details coming soon! 

Check out our latest Podcast: What’s Up Next for iDaph Events! 

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