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Update on iDaph Events regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update on iDaph Events regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Response: iDaph Events Update

Updated at 3/27/2020 at 12:30pm

Due to the latest stay-at-home order, our iDaph Team is not able to return to the iDaph Office in the next couple of weeks. Buncombe County has issued a Stay Home, Stay Safe Supplemental Declaration to the local State of Emergency that went into effect Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8 p.m. The intent of this supplemental declaration is to further minimize all opportunities for exposure and transmission of COVID-19 across the jurisdiction.

Click here for Declaration

Since iDaph is considered a ‘non-essential’ business, we cannot work at our warehouse until the restriction is lifted. This declaration is valid through Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 6 a.m., but will be regularly reviewed and evaluated which may lead to revision, amendment or extension.

Our team is working from home on limited hours, so please continue to contact us via support@idaph.net. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding and we hope everyone stays safe and healthy! 

 

Updated at 3/25/2020 at 8:30 am

 

Please share your journeys with us

We hope you continue to get outside and run, walk, bike — whatever it is that keeps you focused, healthy and happy! It is more important than ever right now to stay positive, and stay active.

Whether you’re cycling on a stationary bike, taking an online yoga class, running on a treadmill or getting outside for a walk or run, please share your photos and posts with us on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We are inspired by you, and we feel others will be inspired as well!

We are continuing to follow CDC guidelines for no gatherings of 10 or more people until at least May 10, 2020. We are hopeful that by the summer and fall, we will be able to continue our events as planned. We will update our blog as we have more information.

Race Director Daphne Kirkwood runs a virtual half marathon in honor of the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate

Race Director Daphne Kirkwood, who was diagnosed with lymphoma nearly two years ago, was so inspired by all of the posts on Strava during the Asheville Marathon and Half Virtual Run, she ran a half marathon on her own (she is currently self-quarantined at her home), and this was her first one since her cancer diagnosis. She captured most of the run on her iPhone, sharing encouraging words along the way.

“I ran in solidarity today with all the virtual runners participating in the Asheville Marathon,” said Daphne. “Despite the race being cancelled due to COVID19, the energy, love and spirit of the runners is alive and strong! I felt it and 2 miles into my morning run I knew that running a half marathon today, with all of these runners was what I wanted to do.I have been consistent with my running routine since I was diagnosed with lymphoma almost two years ago. But I haven’t run over 9 miles since then. What your mind believes, it can achieve.”

Be Inspired, Do something Great. We love you all and thank you for your continued support and encouragement.

Here are updates on upcoming events

 

White Squirrel 5K

Registration for the 2020 White Squirrel 5K and Fun Run has been postponed until further notice. 

Kingfisher Crusher

The 2020 Kingfisher Crusher is cancelled due to coronavirus.

The Asheville Triathlon

Registration to the Asheville Triathlon is temporarily suspended due to concerns of the coronavirus. More updates will be available soon.

Asheville Off Road Series

Registration to the Asheville Off Road Series is temporarily suspended at this time due to the concerns of the coronavirus. More updates will be available soon.

 

Updated at 3/20/2020 at 4:30pm

Coastal Cyclists Spring Century Ride

A message from Coastal Cyclists: After the clear guidance from the governor of South Carolina, President Trump and public health officials, it is imperative that we cancel the Coastal Cyclists Spring Century for 2020. This is sad and disappointing for us, but it is the right thing to do in the face of the global pandemic. Please visit the Spring Century Ride registration site for information on options for your ride entry.

WNC Flyer

We had to make the difficult but necessary decision to temporarily suspend registration to the WNC Flyer on June 7th, 2020 due to uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will have a final decision on the status of this event on or before April 5th. Until that time, we ask you to please be patient as we continue to gather information and monitor the current situation.

GNAR

A message from The Mountain Community School: We had to make the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 GNAR event. We are following recommendations to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Please visit the GNAR Registration site for to read a message from the Mountain Community School, and for options regarding your registration. The GNAR registration fees were advertised as nonrefundable, but we would like to extend the opportunity for you to either donate the funds to The Mountain Community School or request a refund.

Thank you for supporting our event and our school. We want to extend to both you and your family health and well-being over the next few months.

Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate

The 2020 Event has been cancelled but please check our BLOG POST for continued updates.

Chamber Challenge

Registration for the Chamber Challenge on Friday, May 15th has been temporarily suspended. More updates coming soon.

Tour d’Apple

Registration for the Tour d’Apple has been temporarily suspended at this time. More updates coming soon.

Collier Lilly Ride

Registration for the Collier Lilly Ride for NC Outward Bound School is temporarily suspended. More updates coming soon.

UPDATED 3/16/2020 at 8:30pm

COVID-19 & Event Production turned Upside-Down

As most of you are aware, on Thursday, March 12th at 5pm EST, the City of Asheville, Buncombe County and the State of North Carolina declared a State of Emergency (click here for official proclamation). Due to this state of emergency it is prohibited for any organized group of 50+ persons to assemble. We were full steam ahead with plans, and all of our back-up plans which ranged from B to Z for the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate, which was to take place starting on March 20th thru March 22nd, until we received this message from our city officials. 

On Sunday, March 15th the CDC in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. 

Because of the threat and risk of the COVID19 to our participants, volunteers, vendors and staff, we feel a strong sense of urgency to do our part in protecting our people from possible exposure. We started being proactive when we cancelled our largest event of the year, the Asheville Marathon and Half. It was with heavy hearts that we made that decision - only a week away from the event.  Our staff, non-profit partners, sponsors and volunteers work extremely hard, year-round to make this event happen (along with all our other cycling, swimming and running events, and our clients’ events).

Impact of Event Cancellation –

No one ‘wins’ in an event cancellation.

Cancelling the Asheville Marathon event IS an enormous financial hit for our small business and staff. Although we are not issuing refunds for the event (we had a no refund policy in place already when folks registered for the race, and before COVID19 effected this event). With a week out from the event, expenses have been incurred from the entire year of planning and preparing. Some of those expenses includes: planning expenses, staff time, permits, bibs, shirts, buffs, medals, merchandise, water station snacks and gels, supplies, insurance, equipment, rentals, signs, print materials, deposits for rentals and equipment, the list goes on and on…The revenues that we would receive (our profit) at the event (late ticket sales, merchandise sales, partnership deals, sponsorships owed, etc) will not be received because the event didn’t take place.

Instead, we have set up a virtual run on race weekend and are mailing participants their race swag. This is the very best possible replacement that we can do in our power given the circumstances of the COVID19 and the laws we have to uphold. 

First and foremost, we are runners, cyclists and endurance loving athletes ourselves and we understand the commitment, sacrifices and incredible journeys all our participants go through to prepare themselves for an endurance event, which is why it has made all of these recent business decisions extremely difficult for us.

Impact of Deferrals and Postponements 

Participants are asking us about deferrals and postponements and questioning why we aren’t doing these. At this time, it is unclear whether we will be able to put the Asheville Marathon and Half event on next year or any of our other events this year, so we do not want to promise a deferral or transfer into another event. Also, because SO MANY spring/summer events are postponing to the fall, we anticipate a saturated endurance event market, which will lead to low participant numbers and multiple events happening on the same days. This will furthermore cause frustration to participants.

There is also a great deal of uncertainty of what the permit process, food handling, crowd management, etc will look like when events are permissible again. All things to consider when doing a postponement for a future date. In addition, postponing an event also means that you have an unreasonable expectation for your volunteers, sponsors, host sites, venue, participants and partners to be available and postpone with you to the new date. For all of these reasons we are not an advocate of deferrals or postponements in this uncertain time we are currently in. 

Insurance

We are receiving a lot of questions about our insurance policies and if we have insurance to help cover refunds, revenue losses, event expenses and the possibility of more event closures due to the pandemic. We have two policies: One through USATF and the other through a private insurance company. We have been told by both companies that the policies unfortunately exclude pandemic coverage.

What’s next for iDaph ‘owned’ events… 

We want to let you know that our iDaph Team does have a plan. First, in our Fletcher office, we have instructed our employees to work from home to protect their health and well-being. If employees do come into our office, they are diligently washing their hands and sanitizing work spaces. We will continue to ship out merchandise from our iDaph store and eventually will be mailing out race swag from the Asheville Marathon.

Unfortunately, it has become clear that we will be unable to proceed in the manner of our current business operations that our runners have come to expect at our events, where the safety and security of our runners, volunteers, staff, partners, and spectators are our main concern.

The love of endurance events and creating life-changing and memorable experiences for our partners and community is why we exist.

We have made the difficult, but necessary decision to suspend ticket sales for two of our ‘idaph owned’ upcoming events that are to take place in the nearest future. These events are the Asheville Triathlon on July 19th, and the Asheville Off Road Series on September 20th, until further direction from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are following recommendations that no gatherings with 50 people or more take place for the next eight weeks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

There are so many unknowns at present we thought it best to delay the sale of any additional ticket entries until the situation is clarified. Participants that have already registered have a spot reserved in these two events and if we do need to cancel the event because of the COVID19, we will notify the participants when that information is available. 

In addition, we will delay the opening of any additional future event registration sites for ticket sales, until there is certainty that these fall/winter/spring 2021 events can go on safely for our participants. We also must have certainty that our small business is still viable and that the events are able to continue to take place in the locations that they are being held.

The events on delay from opening registration includes the Trick or Trail and Spooky Sprint, Biltmore Park Turkey Trot, 2021 New Year’s Resolution Run, 2021 Frostbite Races and 2021 Asheville Marathon and Half. We hope that if we are able to continue with these events that you will support them by signing up and joining us. 

Partner Events - ‘non-owned’ iDaph Events

We will continue to service the ‘managed events’ that we partner with as their go-to, professional event planner. We will be a resource for them as they navigate through this tumultuous time and into the future. We are in constant communication with event management professionals in our field as well as insurance companies, health related contacts and city and county officials so that we can make the best decisions for the well-being of the participants and our clients. We are keeping up with all the latest information, resources and publications regarding COVID19 and the impact on special events and will pass this information along to our ‘managed event partners’ as it impacts their events. This is what our business does and will continue to do and offer for those clients. Contact us if you need consulting advice on your event, we are here to help. 

Events that we manage for non-profits and clients in some capacity, which includes event production, consulting, timing, registration, or other custom event production services, will make case-by-case decisions on their process of suspending ticket sales for their events, deferring, postponing, canceling or continuing these events. We will continue to provide updates as we have them regarding our partner events, which are:

WNC Flyer, Tour d’ Apple, Light Up the Night 5K, Firecracker 5K, White Squirrel 5K, Collier Lilly Ride, Spring Century Ride, GNAR, Chamber Challenge, Flight of the Vampire 5K, Kingfisher Crusher, Rock the Quarry, and WCU Mountain Heritage. 

Our Thanks… and take good care friends

We appreciate the love and support from our runners, partners and volunteers, and we thank you for your understanding. We are hopeful that the future will be bright for our business and that we will continue to be able to provide you with the events that you have supported and loved all these years! We want everyone to stay safe and healthy while our world continues to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. After all, without all of you, events won’t be nearly as fun to produce. So take good care of yourself, go outside and run, walk, hike, bike, do yoga at home or outside - practice social distancing but keep doing the things you love to do (just do them differently!). 

Let us also try to find ways to be kind to each other and come together and support one another (and support small businesses of all kinds when possible and safe to do so). 

Please continue to check our website for updates, and our Facebook and Instagram pages. Your continued support means so much to us. 

Stay well friends,

Daphne Kirkwood

iDaph Events Owner

 

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Run for the Hills: My Journey from 360 Pounds to the Asheville Half-Marathon

by Frank D. Kecseti – Brevard, NC

Nine short months ago, the closest I got to running was a quick “run” to the store. I was over 360 pounds and about to embark on the greatest transformation of my life — a half marathon was nowhere in my mind.

May 1st of 2019, I decided to do something about my health (being the lack thereof). I started a four-day juice cleanse followed by a well-managed diet and alternate-day fasting. After a brief adjustment period, the weight started to disappear. I hadn’t been very active throughout my 20s so I started by simply walking around our small town [north of Atlanta, GA]. Sometimes my wife and I would walk to dinner, down Main St. and back home afterwards; it was a great way to just feel good about moving my body.

The better I got at walking, the more I wanted to start hiking. Hiking taught me a lot about my breath, pace and patience (things I’d later need when running).
Then came THE BIG DAY — my first 5K! I told myself “It’s not about going fast, it’s about finishing.” (That became my mantra, which I still hold to this day.)

I completed the 5K in August 2019, running the entire time, with a pace around 16:30/mile. This was the weekend before we moved from Atlanta to Brevard, NC. We fell in love with the area on vacation and decided it was time to commit to a place that made it as easy as possible to maintain healthy, active lives.

Between packing, moving and working, it was hard to squeeze time in to run. I wanted a motivator to get back out there so within weeks of our arrival, my wife and I signed up for the Trick or Trail 5K in DuPont State Forest. (This was our first experience trail running.) We were grossly unprepared, wearing terrible shoes, and in quite unpleasant weather: sub-40°, cold, wet, raining. I visited the FleetFeet booth and immediately purchased two pairs of cozy, wooly running socks. This was the first of many times they would have exactly what I needed to keep myself on track.

Fast forward a few weeks and I signed up for their Half Marathon Training Program (at Fleet Feet Asheville), led by Erin Hunt/Summit Running Coaching Services (https://summit-running.com/). This is where I learned about the Asheville Half Marathon a.k.a. “The goal!” Having already registered of the Vacation Races Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon (Sept 2020), I thought that proper training for another “hilly Half” would be a wise choice.

The 15-week program starts with the assumption that you’ve completed a 5K. Over the weeks it incorporates road and trail running, core workouts, stretches, product demo days, and a wealth of knowledge and experience. The program is so helpful and supportive which makes it very easy to stick to (and be held accountable). I’ve also supplemented my training with races like the Biltmore Park Turkey Trot, the Resolution Run 10 mile, and the upcoming Frostbite 10K.

Over the weeks my average pace is steadily decreasing to a sub-10 minute mile (down from the first 5K at 16:30) with a personal best of 8:49/mile. My longest run as of this post is 11.11 miles. The biggest difference that I’ve noticed isn’t how I feel during a run, but after! Thinking back to my first 5K, I hurt for a few days; now, after completing an 11+ mile run, I’m back out the next day with no pain or fatigue. That’s an intense moment of validation after spending much of my life being too big to run.

I’ve currently lost (and kept off) more than 140 pounds in 9 months and I’m feeling totally confident about race day. I feel like I’ll finish strong and remember my training — breath, posture, focus, distance. If I set a goal for the race, not knowing the course, it’d be to finish comfortably. I’ve set a loose time frame for myself at 2 hours, but if my body wants to do it in 2.5, so be it.

If I could share some advice with new runners training for a half marathon it’d be “Slow down, cross-train as much possible, and LISTEN to your body.” Like my first 5K, I just want to maintain a pace. Speed will come over time. Cross-training is so important for recovery and setting ongoing milestones for yourself.

Currently, I prefer yoga and hiking; I’m also looking into road and/or trail cycling to break things up a bit. Listening to my body has arguably been the hardest, and most important thing, on my journey. From diet, to weight loss and exercise — if you feel sick or wrong, just stop and try again tomorrow. If you’re in pain, slow down or walk. If you feel dehydrated, drink some water. These are so basic, but that’s what makes them so easy to overlook or ignore. When you’re distracted or dismissive of your body, injuries can happen.

Best of luck to all the runners for the Asheville Marathon, I’ll see you at the finish line!

by Frank D. Kecseti can be found on Instagram (@pisgahrunner) or at a race — just keep an eye out for the bald guy with hot pink Nikes. 

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Asheville Half Marathon voted best half marathon in North Carolina

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The Asheville Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate recognized as Best Half Marathon in North Carolina 

The results are in! We are super excited to announce that the Asheville Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate has been recognized by RaceRaves as the top half marathon in North Carolina.

RaceRaves, the leading online race finder and reviews community for runners of all levels, has announced the winners of its “Runners Choice: Best Half Marathons in the U.S.” poll. The top race in each state was crowned based on votes from thousands of runners across the country.

Common themes among the winning events include exceptional production and on-course support, strong community involvement, and a course that showcases the beauty and attractions of the local region.

Due to the popular demand of the half marathon distance, Race Director Daphne Kirkwood, added the 13.1 event to the Asheville Marathon in 2014. The half marathon is a perfect distance for busy runners to stay motivated through the winter months to run and to be able to train for and accomplish as a spring race goal. 

“This boutique style half marathon event is purposefully limited in participant size, so we can spoil all our runners with a fantastic, memorable running experience,” says Daphne. “What a gift to show up at this event in March (after months of training in the winter months) and get to run entirely on the private estate at Biltmore! It is an unforgettable experience and we are honored to have been named the Best Half Marathon in the State of North Carolina.”

About the Asheville Half MarathonSituated on nearly 7,000 acres of private land in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Biltmore Estate is the perfect venue for a “unique, picturesque” half marathon. Run entirely on Estate grounds, the mostly paved and moderately hilly course guides runners past manicured gardens, through hardwood forests and along the French Broad River culminating with a visit to Biltmore House, the centerpiece of Biltmore Estate and, with four acres of floor space and 250 rooms, the largest privately owned home in the United States.

Asheville is a course so nice, you’ll want to run it twice — and you can with the Backyard to Backyard Challenge, in which runners complete the half marathon course on both Saturday and Sunday to earn bragging rights and exclusive swag.

 This initiative exemplifies our passion and commitment to help runners discover the best races across the country,” said RaceRaves Co-founder Mike Sohaskey. “We’re fired up by the enthusiastic response from runners nationwide, and we congratulate the Asheville Half Marathon on this well-deserved accolade.”

 The complete list of winning half marathons by state is available on RaceRaves.com. 

About RaceRaves

Founded in 2014, RaceRaves.com is the leading online race finder and reviews community for runners of all levels to share their experiences and find their next challenge.

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Good Things to Know About the Upcoming Asheville Marathon & Half

The 2015 Asheville Marathon and Half races are only 16 DAYS AWAY!!

All the hard work you have put into your training is nearing completion and then it is time to allow your body to rest and recover. The homestretch is here!

If you are injured or unable to participate in either of the races please let us know, there are some anxious runners waiting to get into the race on the waitlist. If you cancel your entry we will give you a 50% discount code to be used for either the half or the full race in 2016. Contact us at events@idaph.net to cancel your registration and receive a discount code.

If you are looking to transfer your entry to a friend/family member, ALL TRANSFERS HAVE TO BE DONE BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27th at NOON EST. We cannot do any more transfers after this date. Contact monica@imathlete.com for transfers.

If you need to switch from the full marathon to the half marathon or vice versa, this switch must be done by Friday, February 27th at noon EST.  Email monica@imathlete.com to make this change.

If you are on our waitlist, we will notify you by Sunday, March 1st if you have made it into the race.

Be on the lookout — We will send out a pre-event email with additional race weekend details when we get closer to the race. We look forward to meeting you all in two weeks for the most beautiful destination race in America’s largest Backyard!


JOIN US AT THE HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO

Date: March 14th, 2015 | Hours: 11am – 5pm

PARTICIPANTS MUST PICK-UP THEIR RACE BIBS AT THE EXPO. THERE IS NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP.

The 2015 Expo offers Packet-Pickup, exhibitions, and vendors with a variety of products for view and purchase. Find Asheville Marathon & Half commemorative memorabilia and discounted items of interest to runners.

 

BiltmoreWinesLogoFOR ALL YOU WINE LOVERS: We WILL have limited edition, commemorative race wine bottled by Biltmore. Only 500 bottles available in total of red and white varieties for both the 13.1 & 26.2. First come, first serve!

GIRLS ON THE RUN ‘CHANCE TO WIN’ TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE: $5/EA

2015 Balega Chairity Socks

GREAT SOCKS, GOOD CAUSE:

Take your part in supporting a great organization & even greater cause by purchasing and wearing Balega Neon Socks on race day! All money goes to our charity partnersEXPO PRICING: 1/$6 OR 2/$10 + Tax

ENJOY CUSTOM T-SHRT PRINTING ON-SITE AGAIN THIS YEAR! Brought to us by 73threads.

BRING SOME PALS AND MAKE A DAY OF IT! THE EXPO IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


MORE FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY…

There will be live music, food, drinks, cheering and more! 

BridgeTrollWe encourage spectators to line the course along the French Broad River around the Antler Hill Village area and cheer on the participants. The experience of watching a world-class marathon is very thrilling and motivating, even early on a Sunday morning, especially when you know one! Spectators will get to see our ‘Bridge Troll’ race mascot at the bridge.

 

There is an entrance fee for spectators to get on to Biltmore Estate property, which is privately owned and not open to the general public. All participants will get a ticket to use to get into Biltmore Estate, these race tickets can be upgraded to visit the HOUSE at one of the guest service locations on the estate on race day.

  • Spectator tickets : $20+tax (grounds only)
  • Daytime Pass Upgrade: $29+tax (house access)
  • Annual Biltmore Pass:  $69+tax (upgrade)

Spectator tickets can be purchased at the Expo and then upgraded on race day at one of the guest ticket locations on the estate.

AND/OR THEY CAN VOLUNTEER!

It takes hundreds of volunteers to make the Asheville Marathon & Half run smoothly. Seize the opportunity to volunteer and to come while checking it out or do a little extra if you are racing. We take good care of our volunteers with food, drinks, and a comfy volunteer t-shirt. Learn more at our Volunteer Info page.

VOLUNTEERSPOT RESPECTS YOUR PRIVACY AND WILL NOT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION.

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Feeling Creative? Enter The Asheville Marathon Art Contest!

artContestPromo2The Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate is looking for unique, dynamic, and original artwork that captures the “magic and feel” of this boutique destination 26.2 mile experience! Enter our…

 

2015 ASHEVILLE MARATHON

& HALF MARATHON

ART DESIGN CONTEST

to select a new logo/artwork for our
t-shirts and posters for next year!

 

By participating in the design contest artist accepts and agrees to comply with these Official Rules. Be creative, but please follow the design guidelines and specifications and use the submission form on our Art Contest page.

Deadline for submission: July 1st, 2014, at midnight

Submission form and guidelines on our Art Contest page.

AWARDS

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED TO RECEIVE:

  • $250 (Judges reserve the right to pick a separate poster and t-shirt winner, with each receiving $125)
  • 2 entries into either the Full or Half marathon
  • Complimentary shuttle transportation to the event
  • 1 full night stay in a Partner Hotel on Saturday, March 14th
  • A lot of recognition
  • 10 posters
  • 5 shirts

RUNNER-UP WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED WITH 2015 COMMEMORATIVE RACE MERCHANDISE.

PREVIOUS EXAMPLES

These examples of previous art used for the Asheville Marathon & Half should only serve as inspiration for your design. We want to see your unique and creative concepts! More examples on our Art Design webpage.

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