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RAD Half Marathon & 10k


EVENT GUIDE


Sunday, June 9, 2024

7:00am

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PACKET PICKUP

Packet pickup is on Saturday, June 8th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

LOCATION: The Venue - Asheville (21 North Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801) VIEW MAP

* There is LIMITED/EMERGENCY bib pickup service available on race day for race bibs ONLY. Shirts and goody bags must be picked up after the race at the Merchandise Tent.

LIMITED/EMERGENCY Race-day Packet Pickup:

  • Sunday, June 9th: 5:45 - 6:30 AM - Race bibs ONLY
  • The Venue - Asheville (21 North Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801)

We will not be able to accommodate bib pickup after these hours!

Artisan Market + Race Expo

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Saturday, June 8th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

LOCATION: The Venue - Asheville (21 North Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801) VIEW MAP

We're excited to host the RAD Art Market & Race Expo the day before the race! This is more than just a packet pickup. We're bringing a specially curated artisan market to you! It brings together the best of local craftsmanship and the running community. Not only will you find an array of vendors displaying their unique, handmade items, but local companies will also be on hand showcasing their products and services.

The iDaph team will also be available throughout the event to answer any questions and help build excitement for race day. This expo is the perfect occasion to connect with fellow runners, share tips and stories, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere, setting the stage for an unforgettable race experience!

Parking is available on nearby streets and parking garages. CLICK HERE for a list of all available parking locations in downtown AVL.

Vendors include:

  • Pinegate Renewables
  • Anna Gelbach Designs
  • Conjure Craft Chocolate
  • C&C Jewelry
  • Taylor Farms
  • Racessentials

SHUTTLE INFORMATION

Race shuttles are complimentary for race participants. Show your race bib to board the shuttle bus. 

  • Spectators may also ride the shuttle bus but must purchase a Spectator Shuttle Ticket to board the shuttle. Tickets can be purchased HERE online ($20), at packet pickup or before boarding the bus on race morning.
  • After the race starts, a Spectator Shuttle Bus will depart from the Start Area at Pack Square Park at 7:05am, and run to the finish area.
  • Return shuttles pick up from the RAD Gear sign on Riverside Drive and return runners and spectators (Spectator Shuttle Ticket required) to Downtown Asheville. Shuttles will leave every 15 minutes beginning at 7:30am and run until 12pm.

IMPORTANT: There is no shuttle bus pickup from the finish area to the start line prior to the race on race morning. 

PARKING

This is a point-to-point style race, starting at Pack Square Park and ending at Hi-Wire RAD Beer Garden. Participants can park in any of the available parking decks in downtown and have a short walk to the start line. Click here for a list of all available parking locations in downtown AVL.

There is NO PARKING at Hi-Wire and street parking in the River Arts District is very limited.

COURSE INFORMATION

The RAD Half Marathon and 10K courses are both USATF Sanctioned and Certified.

Half Marathon Certification Number: NC24017DF
10K Certification Number: NC24016DF

We recommend utilizing RIDEwithGPS on your phone or downloading the maps to your wearable device for the best race day experience.

Curious why GPS devices often record different distances on USATF Certified Courses? Click HERE to learn why!

RACE INFO:

The RAD Half Marathon & 10k is a point-to-point race. Both races start together in downtown Asheville at Pack Square and run through the best parts of the city, including downtown city streets, the River Arts District, along the French Broad River and through the park. This super-fast and flat course is a dream come true for runners looking to get a personal best in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The majority of the miles are flat running along the river on the greenway and through the city parks.

Drop off a bag to have at the finish! Finisher Bags can be dropped off at the start area at the bag drop vehicle, prior to the race start. After the race begins, bags will be taken to the finish area, and can be picked up at the finisher bag tent. The tear off number on your bib is the bag check tag that should be affixed to your bag.

The course cutoff for both races is 10:30 am. Additional course information can be found HERE.

RAD SWAG

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Celebrate your Asheville race experience with our exclusive RUN AVL merchandise. Does completing the RAD Half Marathon seal the deal for the Appalachian Trilogy? We have shirts for that too! Pre-order your swag now and we'll have it waiting for you at packet pickup!
I WANT RAD SWAG!

RACE RULES

  • Timing Mats will be on the course to ensure runners have completed the entire course.
  • All participants are expected to display courteous, professional behavior at all times.
  • Runners must run facing traffic on roads that do not have sidewalks. If there are sidewalks available, runners should utilize the sidewalks.
  • Please be courteous and considerate to other foot traffic along the route and in downtown Hendersonville.
  • No dogs or strollers are permitted on the course.
  • No rollerblades or bicycles are allowed.

water stations

All water station locations are included on the interactive course maps above or can be viewed at the links below. We offer water, Gatorade, UnTapped Gels and Mapleaid electrolyte drink, and JAMBARS. Each water station will have portajons or restrooms nearby.

Half Marathon Water Stations Mile Markers: 2, 5, 6.5, 8, 9, 10.5, 12 - VIEW ON MAP

10k Water Stations Mile Markers: 2, 5 - VIEW ON MAP

POST RACE PARTY

Award Ceremonies are at Hi-Wire RAD Beer Garden for both races. VIEW MAP

10k Awards Ceremony at 8:45am | Half Marathon Awards Ceremony at 9:30am

Handblown pint glasses, hand stamped with the RAD logo on the bottom and crafted by local artist Kathryn Adams, will be awarded to Overall Winners. Age Group winners will be awarded a custom RAD pint glass.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the overall top three male and female winners of the 10k! You MUST be present at the awards ceremony to accept your cash prize! More information on awards can be viewed HERE.

The post-race party following the RAD Half Marathon & 10K is a lively and festive affair that perfectly complements the exhilaration of the race itself. Held in the heart of the River Arts District at Hi-Wire RAD Beer Garden, just a short .25 mile walk from the finish line, this celebration brings together participants, spectators, and the local community in a spirit of camaraderie and shared achievement. The party features wellness services, live music from local musicians, and food and beverage vendors.

Don't forget to redeem the ticket on your race bib for your choice of a free Hi-Wire RAD Lager, brewed exclusively for the RAD Races, a soda at Hi-Wire, or a gelato from Sugar & Snow!

CLICKABLE EVENT GUIDE MAP

PHOTOS & Results

Photographers will capture runners along the course and at the finish line. We strive to capture as many runner photos as possible. We cannot guarantee that we will get a photo of every runner. If you would like to have photos taken of yourself throughout the race, please ask a friend or family member to take some of you on the course. Photos will be posted HERE the week after the race and will be available to download free of charge.

Race results are posted live and can be viewed HERE

APPALACHIAN TRILOGY

The RAD Half Marathon is the third race in the Appalachian Trilogy series! Complete 3 of the 4 iDaph Half Marathons and you’ll conquer this series and earn a commemorative medal!

For more information about the Appalachian Trilogy, click HERE

CHARITY PARTNERS

All signature iDaph events partner with local organizations to help advance their mission. Supporting these causes strengthens our community bonds by addressing the unique challenges and needs within our area. It ensures that resources are allocated where they can have the most direct and tangible impact, fostering a sense of ownership and empowerment among residents.

Open Hearts Art Center is a nonprofit supportive studio and gallery dedicated to representing and empowering adults with varied abilities to connect to and reach their full potential through the arts. Founded in 2005, OHAC has provided a variety of arts and expression based classes, including painting, ceramics, music, movement, photography, and more to differently-abled adults in Buncombe County. DONATE HERE. 

One of the main ways the center raises funds for their programs is through the crafting of handmade paper bouquets. Learn more about these beautiful bouquets and how you can purchase one to support them HERE.

SPONSORS

These are real businesses whose generosity and support make this event possible. Please take a moment to thank them on race day and consider supporting their businesses.

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