Our small business, iDaph Events, is privileged to be located in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where there is an abundance of places to explore and play outdoors. We couldn’t think of another place in the world where we would like design, promote and produce memorable cycling, running and multi-sport events for you! We encourage our community on Small Business Saturday to remember to #SHOPSMALL and support the local businesses, including ours! When you sign up and participate in our events you are supporting our dream to continue to bring stellar, memorable sporting events to our community and supporting our small business! Sure there are lots of ‘big box’ sporting events out there to choose from… but today remember where you live, train and your community and the special experiences you can have by participating in local events. 

Daphne Kirkwood, a veteran multi-sport athlete and seasoned event management and business professional with 20 years of destination-centered hospitality experience, established a full-service race management company, iDaph Events in 2011. After seeing the need in the community for client-centered event productions and sporting event creations built on all the small details, Daphne turned her outdoor passion into a small business. 

The entire iDaph Events team is passionate about consistently practicing daily healthy living. Exercising, training, racing, properly fueling our bodies and healthy living is part of our motivation and our daily routine. We are active participants in regional training opportunities and sporting events. This experience allows us to see first-hand the value from a participant point of view when committing to a goal and investing the time and energy at an event. 

Our mission is to continuously inspire our friends, fans and followers to dream, train and race with us, no matter their ability or fitness level. It is important to us to live life fully by acknowledging and accepting the beautiful body we have been given to move with each and every day. We encourage each of you to reach towards your own magnificent movement potential each day. 

We not only bring memorable event experiences to participants but we also provide a robust set of tools for local non-profits and community organizations to grow meaningful and profitable events. Our services include event design and creation, custom-designed marketing plans, social media promotions, on-site and online registration management, live timing/finish line/results, overseeing and implementing event logistics and more! We want every participant to have an unforgettable and enjoyable experience at our events and we go out of our way to make each event tailored for the participants, special and unique.    


So what are you waiting for?

Today, #SHOPSMALL, support local, plan your goals for the next few months and upcoming year and check out our event calendar. Many of our event registrations will open over the next month or two so check back on our calendar for updates. In the meantime, follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date on our event happenings. And finally, here are a few special holiday offers for you to enjoy!