Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k

An endurance running event like none other, the Inaugural Jump Off Rock Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru, will be one of the fastest half marathon races in the south and will run “downhill to downtown.” 

The point-to-point, half marathon begins at Jump off Rock, a national landmark and the Town of Laurel Park’s highest peak, and finishes in the heart of downtown Hendersonville on Main Street. This gently downhill and scenic 13.1 mile course is not only fast, it also has breathtaking views. Half Marathoners will wind their way downhill through the beautiful back-roads of Laurel Park then on historic city streets and around Hendersonville’s Osceola Lake before heading into downtown Hendersonville. The point-to-point race and the scenic course are sure to bring PRs and mountain memories to last a lifetime.

10k runners will start their race at the base of the Town of Laurel Park at the YMCA of Hendersonville. They will join in on the half marathon route at about the half-way point with half marathoners. The 10k route is moderately flat with a couple gentle rollers. The 10k runners will run on historic city streets, around the Hendersonville’s Osceola Lake and back to downtown Hendersonville.

Both races will finish at the same location in Historic Downtown Hendersonville on Main Street. 

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon Shirt
resolution run medal

RUN 13.1 x 3

We are thrilled to launch the new 13.1 x 3 series for 2021, the Appalachian Trilogy! 
Sign up for the Asheville Half Marathon (March 20), Jump off Rock Half Marathon (May 8) & Black Bear Half Marathon (Oct. 9), and receive a gorgeous black & gold commemorative, Appalachian Trilogy medal. We will also have some super, cool swag to go along with this new challenge to keep you motivated to train all year long!

Race Details:

Course time limit is 12:30pm.

Start Times:

Half Marathon
Rolling wave starts 7:30 am until 9:00 am.

Runners will sign up for a wave start time when registering. We highly encourage runners/walkers that want to enjoy the scenery and take their time during the race to start in the first or second wave to make the time cutoff.

Half Marathon is capped at 300 runners.


Rolling wave starts 9:00am until 10am.

Course Type: Half Marathon, majority is paved with one short downhill section that is packed dirt in Laurel Park and around Osceola Lake is packed dirt surface. 10k is all paved surfaces on city streets and around the lake is packed dirt. See course info below.
Stroller friendly? Yes

Registration Periods & Pricing
Early: Feb 1-Feb 7
Regular: Feb 8-March 7
Late: March 8-April 30 (if available)

Virtual Race

For runners not able to attend in person, the virtual race is a good option to achieve a goal, and run the miles on your own, wherever and whenever you want. All virtual runners will receive a commemorative race shirt and finisher medal.

Free T-shirt deadline:
(in-person runners)

After this date, shirts will be available online for $10 during online registration, limited sizes.

What is included with your race entry:

• A first-class running experience in the late spring in Western North Carolina!
• An in-person, safe, and socially-distanced race with rolling, wave starts
• A scenic, fast, downhill half marathon course and a moderately flat, 10k route in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. 
• Optional Shuttle ride to a half marathon or 10k start line (these are 2 separate locations). 
• Free parking available for race participants at the Dogwood Parking lot in downtown Hendersonville. 
• Course fully-marked with route signs and course markings on the road. 
• Course preview video and course maps to get you prepped for race day. 
• Chip-timing for accurate results
• Access to our community of runners in our Strava Group. 
• Spectator friendly courses with designated cheer stations
• One-of-a-kind Prizes made locally 
• Part of the ‘Love Hendo’ downtown kick-off for the summer, with various amenities available in downtown Hendersonville on race day. Love Hendo offers closed downtown streets on the Historic Main Street, which allows convenient access to fantastic food, drinks, and local merchandise in downtown.   
• Access for our participants to attend the world-class, Hendersonville Farmers Market happening a few blocks away from the finish line. The Farmers Market offers farm-fresh foods, crafts, food trucks, live entertainment, and more!

Super-cool swag including:
• Unique Inaugural Finisher Medal
• Super comfy, custom-designed t-shirt
• Goody Bag

And more perks with details coming soon! 

New Year’s Resolution Run

The 4th Annual Resolution Run 5k Run/Walk and 10 Mile Run races through the streets of Downtown Asheville, NC on New Year’s Day, at a reasonable 10:00 am. Start 2019 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! Bring warm layers of clothes, tie up your running shoes, and get ready to ‘run into’ 2019! 

We are excited to partner again with the YMCA of Western North CarolinaiDream Athletes Foundation and the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries for the 2019 Resolution Run! As one of our 2019 Resolution Run Charity Partners, the Downtown Asheville YMCA will host our Pre-Event Packet-Pickup as well as be out and along the racecourse to keep you hydrated and energized! The WCRM will host a shoe drive at packet pickup and on race day. So BRING SHOES, BRING SHOES, BRING SHOES! Especially gently used or new tennis shoes! Tennis shoes seem to be the best, as the homeless population likes them because they hold up for such a long period of time. The shoes that the WCRM receive during the Resolution Run event will go towards their annual “Foot Care Clinic”.

2016 ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE: It’s Biltmore, It’s Back, & It Beckons

2016 Royal Trifecta Challenge at Biltmore EstateWith a trinity of exquisite Biltmore races on tap for 2016 Royal Trifecta Challenge, we are taking your Biltmore experience to the next level by throwing down the gauntlet for yet another test of endurance, speed, and will power!  

For the 4th year in a row, iDaph Events is featuring the Royal Trifecta Challenge: a three-part race series for competitors completing each of the three events held upon the grounds of Biltmore Estate. This diverse series demands a range of skill and stratagems, encompassing the multi-sport cavalcade.

CAM17231-(ZF-9802-58805-1-018)Are you ready to conquer the stately grounds of Biltmore in this regal gala? Do you think you can manage to finish all three of these gritty events to complete the challenge and lay claim to the prizes that lie in wait? Great! Here’s how:

1. Sign up for the three events in THE ROYAL TRIFECTA CHALLENGE (each are linked below). 

Participants must successfully complete one Biltmore event in March, May and September 2016 to be eligible for the challenge and prizes:



The Asheville Marathon AND/OR Half on March 12 + 13th, 2016.




The Biltmore/Kiwanis Classic 15k OR 5k race on May 15th, 2016



The Asheville Duathlon, 10k Off-Road Run, OR Gravel Grinder Bike Race on September 11th, 2016


2. Register for the Royal Trifecta Challenge REGISTER-NOWto be eligible for race swag, kudos and recognition at every race and Royal Trifecta Challenge Finisher BLING at the conclusion of the September 11th events! Click on the REGISTER NOW LINK here to get signed up!

We highly encourage you to go ahead and register for all the events in the series, if you want to be part of the Royal Trifecta Challenge, the half marathon is nearing sell out!


Deadline to register for the Royal Trifecta is July 31, 2016

To learn more about this imperial contest of skill, wit, and stamina, visit the Royal Trifecta Biltmore Estate Challenge, or contact events@idaph.net.

In this series, TRI-umph is going to demand per-FECT-ion. Do you have what it takes to leave it all on the course three times over at Biltmore? If so, the time to start preparations for this trio of racing awesomeness is now, before the Half Marathon sells out!