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What is the Appalachian Trilogy?

What is the Appalachian Trilogy?

 

Have you heard about the Appalachian Trilogy?

Do you run for bling? (Peep the 2022 medal reveal video below!)

Are you looking for a goal to keep you running all year long?

Join the annual half marathon series that will challenge you to keep you hitting the trails, greenways and streets the entire year. 

Run THREE iDaph Events Half Marathons in 2023 and get a gorgeous, bonus
Appalachian Trilogy medal!

2022 Appalachian Trilogy Medal

2022 Appalachian Trilogy Medal

Here’s how it works:

🌟 If you register for at least three of ‘idaph events’ four half marathons in 2023, you’ll get an awesome, extra medal after the last one!
🌟 The deadline to register for at least three of the races is July 9, 2023 at midnight (so we can order your medals!)
🌟 Medals will be given out at the 2023 Black Bear Half Marathon event.
🌟 Here are the four eligible events to choose from. As long as you are registered for at least THREE of them by July 9th at midnight, you’ll get your extra medal!

- Asheville Marathon and Half (full marathon also qualifies) - March 18, 2023 - Registration is now open!
- Jump off Rock Half Marathon - May 13, 2023 
RAD Half Marathon - June 11, 2023
- Black Bear Half Marathon - October 8, 2023 (registration opens soon!)

The Appalachian Trilogy events can be participated in either virtually, in person or a combination of both! 

 

Want to CONNECT with others that are completing the Appalachian Trilogy? Join the Facebook Group! 

 

2022 Medal Reveal!

 

There are only 200 spots available in the series.

Accept the challenge and earn your bling!

Appalachian Trilogy participant
Appalachian Trilogy medals
Appalachian Trilogy medals
Spring is almost here! What is coming up next…

Spring is almost here! What is coming up next…

MARCH 2022
NEWS & UPDATES

We can feel it in the air! Spring is on the way and events are coming back to life with mass starts returning and decreased restrictions for outdoor events and gatherings.  We are SOOOOO ready to see everyone come out of hibernation and back into the world of races this spring! So get outside and keep moving, it’s time to set your eyes on a goal this year.  Pick one (or more!) events and join in on some fun happenings again…  

Up next on the calendar:

  • Asheville Marathon and Half – Downtown Asheville, NC on Saturday, March 19, 2022
  • Coastal Cyclists Spring Century - Charleston, SC on Saturday, April 16, 2022
  • Friends of the WNC Nature Center - Running of the Goats - Asheville, NC –  April 24, 2022
  • Asheville Chamber Challenge - Asheville, NC on Friday, May 6th
  • Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k p/b Hunter Subaru - Hendersonville, NC – May 14, 2022
Links and more info about each of these events can be found below. 

We hope to see you all soon! 

 
View Our Race Calendar
 

KEEP MOVING

HERE’S A GOAL FOR 2022!

Here’s how it works:

  • If you register for at least 3 of our 4 half marathons in 2022, you’ll get an awesome extra medal after the last one!
  • The deadline to be registered for at least 3 of the races is July 10th at midnight so we have time to order the medals.
  • Medals will be given out at the 2022 Black Bear Half Marathon event. If you can’t make it to that event, medals will be available for local pickup at Fleet Feet Asheville or shipped to you for $10.
  • There are 200 spots available for the 2022 trilogy.

Here are the 4 eligible events to choose from. As long as you are registered for at least 3 of them by July 10th at midnight, you’ll get your extra medal!

Date Event
March 19th The Asheville Marathon and Half  (the full marathon also qualifies)
May 14th The Jump off Rock Half Marathon
June 12th The RAD Half Marathon
October 9th The Black Bear Half Marathon
Get More Information
 
 

Asheville Marathon & Half Marathon

Celebrating 10 years!

Downtown, Asheville, NC
Saturday, March 19, 2022

18 DAYS!

USATF course certification pending! Yay!

The Asheville Marathon & Half run through the best parts of the City of Asheville, North Carolina. Including downtown city streets, River Arts District, along the French Broad River, and through the park for this city-style, point-to-point race. These fast races are 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 downhill from downtown and ‘flat’ running along the river on the greenway and through the city parks. Endurance runners will have an opportunity to ‘break in’ the brand new section of the newly completed greenway section of the French Broad River Greenway on Riverside Drive and Lyman Street. Runners are on mostly paved surfaces throughout the entire event with a few dirt sections within the French Broad River Park. 

SIGN UP TODAY!
 
 

Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10K

p/b Hunter Subaru + Pardee Health Care

Hendersonville, NC
May 14, 2022

We are so excited about the 2nd Annual Jump off Rock Half Marathon and 10k presented by Hunter Subaru and Pardee. Both events are point-to-point, style races. The 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, but it also has breathtaking views. The 10k starts at the Hendersonville YMCA and joins in on the half marathon course and runs around Hendersonville’s Osceola Lake. Both races finish in the heart of Downtown Hendersonville on Main Street. The point-to-point races and the scenic course are sure to bring PRs and mountain memories to last a lifetime.

Register Here
 

*INAUGURAL* RAD Half Marathon & 10K

Asheville, NC
Sunday, June 12, 2022

 

USATF COURSE CERTIFICATION PAPERWORK HAS BEEN SUBMITTED!

The brand new RAD Half Marathon & 10K will run through the best parts of the City of Asheville. Including downtown city streets, River Arts District, along the French Broad River, and through the parks for this city-style, point-to-point race. This fast race 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. Endurance runners will have an opportunity to ‘break in’ the brand new section of the newly completed greenway section of the French Broad River Greenway on Riverside Drive and Lyman Street. Runners will be on mostly paved surfaces throughout the entirety event with a few dirt sections within the French Broad River Park.

REGISTER
 

Hendersonville Triathlon

Patton Park, Hendersonville, NC
Sunday, June 26, 2022

The Third Annual Hendersonville Triathlon presented by Hunter Subaru will take place at Patton Park in Hendersonville, NC! Patton Pool is operated by the YMCA of WNC in Hendersonville and Patton Park is operated by the City of Hendersonville. The triathlon event consists of a 400m pool swim, 12.5-mile bike, and a 5k run! The run will take place on the beautiful, flat, and scenic Oklawaha Greenway. The bike course will be on rolling, rural roads in Henderson County and City limits. 

Sign Up!
 

Asheville Triathlon

Recreation Park, Asheville, NC
Sunday, July 17, 2022

The Asheville Triathlon course is a super event for every level of triathlete, from novice to elites. Novice + Beginner tri-athletes love this race! The pool swim is great for new swimmers & the run is a flat, and easy to navigate. Elite athletes – get ready for a PR! This race is fast and is a huge hit among local elites. The time trial swim start in a 50m pool allows swimmers to spread out. The bike leg is flat the first couple miles, so get down in your aero bars and push it. The middle section has some steep hills just get outta the saddle and roll over ’em! There are several downhill sections that are smokin’ fast! Many elites have PR’d during the 5k run, bring your racing flats! 

REGISTER
 

Asheville Off Road Series

Ride Kanuga, Hendersonville, NC
Sunday, September 18, 2022

REGISTRATION  OPENING ON THURSDAY, MARCH 3rd at 3PM

The AORS (Asheville Off Road Series) consists of two main events: Asheville Duathlon (run/bike/run) and two Gravel Grinder Bike events. Each of these events gives a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts the ability to explore either by foot or by two wheels the Western North Carolina trails, gravel roads and scenic country paved roads. With so many different options, it’s a great event for beginners and intense competitors alike!

MORE INFORMATION
 
 

Black Bear Half Marathon

presented by Hunter Subaru 

Hendersonville, NC
Sunday, October 9, 2022

The in-person half marathon and 8k both wind through Hendersonville, NC (near Asheville) on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. There is also a Virtual Half Marathon and 8k running option for runners not able to attend the in-person event.

The Black Bear Half presented by Hunter Subaru and 8k both offer a scenic, mostly flat course along the Oklawaha Greenway. The Half Marathon has less than 400 feet of elevation gain and a socially distanced setup, so you won’t want to miss it! 

SIGN UP!
 

Trick or Trail 5k

presented by Hunter Subaru

Dupont State Forest, Hendersonville, NC
Saturday, October 22, 2022

Runners at the Annual Trick or Trail 5k presented by Hunter Subaru get to once again experience the beauty of DuPont State Forest in a unique nighttime racing format. The Trick or Trail is a family favorite event with costumes, spooky decorations, and lots of great candy, snacks, and food!

MORE INFORMATION
 
UP FOR A CHALLENGE?!

JOIN US FOR THE *NEW* HOLIDAY HUSTLE TRILOGY

Participate in the South Asheville Turkey Trot, Ugly Sweater Run, and New Years Resolution Run 2023, and get an extra medal! We want to keep you motivated to stay active through the holiday season and even better celebrate the best way we know, how, with a run!

South Asheville Turkey Trot

presented by Hunter Subaru

Biltmore Park, Asheville, NC
Thursday, November 24, 2022

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.

MORE INFORMATION
 

Ugly Sweater Run

presented by Hunter Subaru

The Riveter, Mills River, NC
Saturday, December 3, 2022

Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Run 5K and 10K presented by Hunter Subaru. The race is set for Saturday, December 3rd at the Riveter in Mills River, NC! Ugly Sweaters and holiday cheer are strongly encouraged!

The races include something for everyone! A 5k, and a 10k (double loop)! Everyone gets a cozy, ugly-sweater t-shirt, a Hunter Subaru swag bag, and a finisher Christmas ornament! All levels and abilities are welcome! Run a relaxed pace and take selfies, OR run your heart out and try to get a personal best!

MORE INFORMATION
 

New Year’s Resolution Run

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina
January 1, 2023
 

The Annual New Year’s Resolution Run in downtown Asheville will be on January 1, 2023. Plan to kick off 2023 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’ 2023! 

MORE INFORMATION
 

2022 Community Partner Events 

Spring Century Ride, Charleston, SC - Sunday, April 16, 2022 – Register
Running of the Goats 5K, Asheville, NC - Sunday, April 24, 2022 – Register
Asheville Chamber Challenge — Friday, May 6, 2022 – Register
WNC Flyer, Brevard, NC — Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Register 
Strutt your Mutt, Fletcher, NC — Saturday, June 18, 2022 – Register 
Apple Festival Races, Hendersonville, NC  — Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022
Tour d’Apple, Hendersonville, NC — Monday, September 5, 2022
Jingle Jog, Hendersonville, NC — Saturday, December 17, 2022

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 2022, stay tuned!

2021 Special Edition Asheville Half Marathon Results

2021 Special Edition Asheville Half Marathon Results

iDaph Asheville Half Marathon

Congrats to all Finishers on your Achievement

It was a beautiful race day and all of you runners did an incredible job on the Special edition Downtown Asheville Course. We are so proud of all you and appreciate your support! Remember to tag us in race photos at @idaphevents and @avlmarathon!

 HALF MARATHON OVERALL RESULTS (searchable)

Special Edition Asheville Half Marathon Results by Age Group

Questions? Contact support@idaph.net. 

Wasn’t 2021 supposed to be better than 2020, or did we miss something?

Wasn’t 2021 supposed to be better than 2020, or did we miss something?

This morning, while in the final stages of preparing for registration to open tonight at midnight, we received word that the Asheville Marathon and Half will not receive the necessary final approvals to take place at the Biltmore Estate on March 20th, 2021. 

This morning’s news came as a complete shock, and we genuinely empathize with the disappointment of everyone who has already dedicated hard work and planning in preparation for the half this year. Believe us; we feel that exact pain ourselves. Since receiving the news, we have opened conversations with the City of Asheville to determine a possible new location for the event on the same date. 

Our small team has worked tirelessly this past year to rethink and reimagine all our events to fit the current state of the world. We’ve put every aspect of the event planning process under the microscope to find ways to implement health and safety measures for our participants, and we can proudly say that that process has led to some of our most successful and innovative events to date. While we have created a recipe for success under the weight of increasing guidelines, the reality of planning events during a pandemic is that the process is unpredictable and challenging. However, we’re willing to take on that challenge because of our passionate commitment to our Asheville Marathon community.

Just as you all need in-person events to look forward to and train for, we need the support of our community of runners so we can continue to bring race experience events to our community.  We are truly in this together with you, and this loss is a tough pill to swallow for all of us.

But, there’s no time for us to wallow in self-pity… We’ve got work to do! 

While the task of relocating this event is not an easy one, we have successfully gone through that process multiple times this year, and we’re confident that we can do it again. We do foresee this event taking place on the Biltmore Estate again in the future. 

We already have a packed calendar of safe, socially-distanced events for 2021, and this new development has only made us hungrier for more. We are dedicating our time to improving our current events and creating new ones to fill the void left behind by this event. Please, stay tuned for more progress, announcements, and excitement in the weeks to come. 

As always, you can reach us at support@idaph.net for any questions, comments, or concerns, and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

UPDATE 1/8/2021: 

While we are still reeling from the race not being able to happen at the estate for 2021, we are feeling hopeful and are cautiously getting excited. We have some solid plans coming together with the City of Asheville to relocate the Asheville Half Marathon to the downtown area for March 20, 2021. Keep sending all your good juju and vibes that we can still run together at a new spot in March. We are keeping all our fingers and toes crossed!

Keep those hotel rooms booked for now and keep dreaming of running an awesome, in person, safe half marathon in March. Paperwork and maps have been submitted and we should have the info we need later next week in order to keep moving forward with this event at the new location. In the meantime, get outside and keep running!