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Asheville Off Road Series

Asheville Off Road Series

ASHEVILLE OFF ROAD SERIES

PRESENTED BY HUNTER SUBARU

Sunday, September 19, 2021

RIDE KANUGA, HENDERSONVILLE, NC

The 9th Annual Asheville Off-Road Series is back
for 2021!


This year, the Asheville Off Road Series presented by Hunter Subaru is held at the awesome venue - Ride Kanuga located near Asheville in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Join us for an amazing day of cycling, running, or both on Sunday, September 19, 2021!


The AORS (Asheville Off Road Series) consists of three main events: Asheville Duathlon, Trail Run, and 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.

This is a hugely popular event each year, so we suggest you register as soon as you can! Because of limited parking availability, this event is limited to 300 participants.

Grab your calendar & sign up for these upcoming events!

Grab your calendar & sign up for these upcoming events!

 
 

Light Up the Night 5k
THIS WEEK!!
Friday, August 6, 2021

The 3rd Annual Light up the Night takes place at Carrier Park in Asheville, NC on Friday, August 6th. This is your time to shine! A flat and fast run in Asheville’s Carrier Park on Friday evening. First 200 to register get a glow-n-the-dark finisher medal!  All the proceeds from this event will directly benefit Western Carolina Rescue Ministries and the continuous work of recovery, rescue, and restoration to individuals throughout WNC.

SIGN UP!
 

Jump Off Rock Hill Climb

presented by Hunter Subaru 
 

Laurel Park, Hendersonville, North Carolina
Sunday, August 8

COMING UP THIS WEEK

Cyclists and Triathletes get ready for the return of the Jump off Rock Hill Climb presented by Hunter Subaru on Sunday, August 8th at 3 pm. The hill climb, time trial, cycling race made its debut in 2017 and returns this summer with much anticipation to Laurel Park located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. 

The cycling race is for all abilities! Test your fitness and challenge yourself to ride up this five-mile climb as fast as you can. This is an individual, time-trial-style event designed to challenge any type and ability of cyclists. You will be racing against the clock and will leave in one-minute increments. It is a race against yourself. This is not a mass start event. 

The one-way, time trial race starts at the Town of Laurel Park offices and goes up, up, up Laurel Park Scenic Highway to the top of Jump off Rock where panoramic views await you at the finish line. This event will be professionally produced and timed. 

Let’s face it, sometimes we all need a little help getting up these giant WNC hills. We’re allowing e-bikes at this event and they will be scored in their own category, so all riders are welcome!

Not only will this ride challenge you, but there are also prizes and awards for the King and Queen of the Mountain and random giveaways to finishers. You don’t have to be the fastest to win in our giveaways!

REGISTER NOW
 

Pop Up 5K Summer Series 
Wednesdays (2nd and 4th of the month) August 11 & August 25

Join us at Bill Moore Community Park (formerly Fletcher Park) for our Pop-up 5k in the Park Summer Series.  Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday until August 25th, we’ll be setting up a rolling start line with a chip-timed and fully marked 5k course for runners and walkers.  This in-person running event is a great way to test your fitness and work towards improving your 5k time. It is family-friendly and dog-friendly! New this year we have themes for each night! There will be prizes along the way, awesome Run Local swag available, and flexible options for all types of runners. 

Follow the new Pop-up 5k Facebook page for all the details! Click HERE

SIGN UP!
 

Apple Festival Races 
presented by Hunter Subaru
Saturday, September 4, 2021

Join us for the Individual 8k run, a Team Challenge 5k (groups of 4 - combining times), and the Chick-fil-A Mini Moo One Mile fun run. Come out for this classic, family-friendly Hendersonville event!

All participants in the 8k and Team 5k will receive a free black, Brooks tech running event shirt with their registration, but you must register before August 1st at midnight to guarantee your preferred size! All Mini Moo participants will receive a different shirt for free with their registrations.

 

SIGN UP!
 

Tour d’Apple
Mon, September 6, 2021

Tour d’Apple cycling event provides four exciting, challenging routes through Western North Carolina’s apple orchards, waterfalls, and mountains to benefit the charitable projects of the Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club. FREE Tour d’Apple t-shirt if registered prior to August 15th at midnight. Spend Labor Day riding your bike around the most beautiful scenery in WNC!

SIGN UP!
 

Asheville Off-Road Series

presented by Hunter Subaru
 

Ride Kanuga, Hendersonville, NC
September 19, 2021

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
 

The 9th Annual Asheville Off Road Series is back for 2021!


This year, the Asheville Off Road Series presented by Hunter Subaru is held at the awesome venue - Ride Kanuga located near Asheville in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Join us for an amazing day of cycling, running, or both on Sunday, September 19, 2021!


The AORS (Asheville Off Road Series) consists of three main events: Asheville Duathlon, Trail Run, and 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.

This is a hugely popular event each year, so we suggest you register as soon as you can! Because of limited parking availability, this event is limited to 300 participants.

AORS FACEBOOK PAGE CLICK HERE

SIGN UP
 

Pop Up 5K Fall Series 5K

2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
September 8th — October 27th, 2021
 
This is the same event as the Summer Series except with different times, prizes, and swag! The Pop-up 5k in the Park Fall Series and Virtual Challenge is every 2nd and 4th Wednesday starting September 8th and running until October 27th. Due to the time change, runners can start at the rolling start line anytime from 5-6:30 pm. 
LEARN MORE
 

Black Bear Half Marathon
presented by Hunter Subaru 

&

JUST ANNOUNCED!!!
BRAND NEW
MORRIS POWERED BY OPTIMUM 8K RACE

Hendersonville, North Carolina

October 9, 2021

 Don’t miss these races on peak leaf weekend in WNC!

The Black Bear Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru is back and it returns with a brand new shorter distance event, an 8k! These races in Hendersonville, NC both offer scenic, mostly flat courses along the Oklawaha Greenway.  The brand new Morris powered by Optimum 8k course is all about SPEED and will offer cash prizes for the fastest overall winners!

Both races include scenic views of fall foliage and a flat,  fast greenway course. 

SIGN UP!
 

Trick or Trail 5k

presented by Hunter Subaru 

Dupont State Forest, North Carolina

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at 7:15pm

Registration opens Tuesday, August 10th at 3pm

You don’t want to miss this super fun, and family-friendly, Halloween-themed 5K run/walk. This annual running event is a local’s favorite and offers fun for the entire family.  We have finalized our permit with Dupont and registration will be opening soon! Keep up-to-date by following our Trick or Trail Facebook Page HERE. Event limited to 150 participants. 
LEARN MORE
 

South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K

presented by Hunter Subaru 

Biltmore Park, Asheville, North Carolina

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Registration opens Thursday, August 5th at 3pm!

 
The 4th Annual South Asheville Turkey Trot presented by Hunter Subaru returns on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25th to Biltmore Park in South Asheville, NC. Come join us for this fun and festive 5K on one of the biggest running holidays of the year. Thanksgiving is the largest running holiday with families all over the country! Turkey Trots are a great way to start the day. You’ll share miles and smiles with your family and friends as part of this fun, annual tradition. 
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Ugly Sweater Run

presented by Hunter Subaru
 

The Riveter, Mills River, North Carolina
Saturday, December 4, 2021
 
Join us for this holly, jolly 5K, 10K and Challenge at the Riveter! 

Registration opens Thursday, August 26th at 3pm!

Don’t miss this new annual holiday tradition! The 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Run 5K and 10K at the Riveter in Mills River! Join iDaph Events for a festive (and socially distanced) 5K and 10K hosted by the Riveter, the nation’s premier indoor climbing gym, bike park, and wellness arena. The courses start at the Riveter and run along scenic rural paved and farm roads, and return to the Riveter for even more merriment.

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New Year’s Resolution Run

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina
January 1, 2022

Registration opens Thursday, September 9th at NOON

The Annual New Year’s Resolution Run in downtown Asheville will be January 1, 2022. Plan to kick off 2022 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’ 2022! More information coming soon. 

LEARN MORE
 

iDaph Partner Events

COMING UP!

Light Up the Night 5K, Asheville, NC — Friday, August 6, 2021
Apple Festival Races, Hendersonville, NC — Saturday, September 4
Tour d’Apple, Brevard, NC — Monday, September 6, 2021
Rock the Quarry 5k & Fun Run — Saturday, September 11, 2021
IC Imagine - FIne Arts 5k  —
 Saturday, September 18, 2021
Ramble Run 5k + 10k - Sunday, October 3, 2021
Fonta Flora BarnBurner 50k Mountain Bike Race – Saturday, Oct 16
Vampire 5K, Brevard, NC — Saturday, October 30, 2021
Jingle Jog, Hendersonville, NC — Saturday, December 11, 2021

 

Check out the iDaph Events Podcast!

Listen to our latest podcast about our upcoming events and listen to our event guides to prep you for race day!

Our podcast offers you another way to stay informed about upcoming events and what to expect when you race with us. Available on Apple iTunes, Spotify, and more.
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR PODCASTS! 

 

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Tag @idaphevents and #idaphevents! We love seeing what you all are up to on a daily basis and re-sharing your posts!

 
Asheville Off Road Series makes its move to Ride Kanuga

Asheville Off Road Series makes its move to Ride Kanuga

2021 Asheville Off Road Series

9th Annual Asheville Off-Road Series presented by Hunter Subaru 

makes its move to Ride Kanuga on September 19, 2021

The 9th Annual Off-Road Series presented by Hunter Subaru will take place at a new location for 2021 at Ride Kanuga, located near Asheville in Hendersonville, NC on Sunday, September 19, 2021. The AORS (Asheville Off Road Series) consists of three main events: Asheville Duathlon, Trail Run and 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. 

The Asheville Off Road Series was originally designed and created in 2013 by iDaph Events at Biltmore Estate located in Asheville, NC. The race began with only the duathlon (run/bike/run) event and has evolved and grown over the years to meet the needs of our local and regional community of runners and cyclists. “We love hosting an event where off-road, dirt and gravel loving runners, cyclists and multi-sport athletes can each have an opportunity to compete together at the same time and same venue in their favorite discipline. Although the race has moved this year to Ride Kanuga, it gives participants the opportunity to mix it up and try new courses, new trails, gravel roads and a new venue,” said Daphne Kirkwood, Race Director. 

Event Info: Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 8:00 am at Ride Kanuga, Hendersonville, North Carolina. 

New for 2021: This is an e-bike friendly event. E-bike riders will be scored separately in the duathlon and gravel grinder bike events. 

Duathlon: The Asheville Duathlon - a 2.5 mile, mostly single-track trail run, 13 mile mixed surface (both paved and gravel/dirt roads) bike, and a final 2.5 mile trail off-road run. 

Gravel Events: The Asheville Gravel Grinder Bike Events come packed with something for every type of rider, a 13, 25 or 42 mile option. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a weekend warrior or scenery seeking rider, these bike events are for you! 

5 Mile Trail Run: The Asheville Off Road Series 5 mile trail run is a 2.5 mile loop course (2x) that runs on Ride Kanuga property. With only 160 feet of elevation gain, trail runners will get to enjoy their time on their feet, running through the beautiful woods and trails. The course is mostly single-track trail with a couple of short sections of gravel/dirt roads and a couple really short snippets on paved roads. Get ready to let your legs fly on the Ride Kanuga connector trail and flowy trail near their soon-to-be new office building. Both of these sections are flowy, smooth as butter and fun!

Partners: We are pleased to announce our selection of St. Baldrick’s Foundation as our non-profit partner for the Asheville Off-Road Series. St. Baldrick’s exists to conquer childhood cancers. For more information about St. Baldrick’s and to volunteer please contact events@idaph.net. Participants who donate $25 or more by September 5th will receive a free St. Baldrick’s shirt and wrist band!

For info regarding the event - Visit idaph.net or email support@idaph.net.

2020 Asheville Off Road Series: We will see you in 2021

2020 Asheville Off Road Series: We will see you in 2021

John Smith and Connor Smith with masks on at Asheville Triathlon

The Asheville Off Road Series at Biltmore Estate is a unique, challenging event that has grown into a local and regional favorite over the years. Our 2019 event was our biggest event to date, and we were anticipating an even bigger number in 2020. We were looking forward to having another day of Gravel Grinder, 10K and Duathlon events, and sharing the excitement of racing with our participants.

The world had other plans, however.

We shut down registration for the 2020 Asheville Off Road Series in March due to COVID-19, and since that time we have been working behind the scenes with Biltmore Estate to make the event possible in some capacity. When we knew we were close to coming to a final event plan with Biltmore Estate, we sent out a survey to all of our participants to gauge community interest. We noted that there would be some major changes to the event, such as the deletion of the duathlon, staggered start times, wave starts, and other safety guidelines we would put in place to encourage social distancing.  

Although the response to the survey was mostly positive and encouraging, we did not feel there were enough responses to ensure we would have the necessary number of participants for this year’s event.

Therefore, it is with heavy hearts that we are foregoing the 2020 Asheville Off Road Series this year and will instead plan for a completely epic event in 2021. With 40 percent of our participants not feeling comfortable at this time to attend an in-person event — AND with September being saturated with scheduled events already — we have opted to cancel the 2020 event completely. We are taking the safety of our participants very seriously, and although we could have this event in a safe and socially distanced way, given the survey results it would not be a viable option for our small business.  

We are offering our current registrations the option to defer their registration to the 2021 event, to donate their registration costs to the iDream Athlete’s Foundation, or to receive a refund. 

Registrants must submit a formal decision by August 31st at midnight by selecting one of the options in the link below. All responses must be submitted using the options in the link, and any other form of response (phone calls, emails, Facebook comments, etc) will be directed back to this page to make a selection.

If you do not respond by August 31st at midnight, your registration cost will automatically be donated to the iDream Athlete’s Foundation.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. As we continue to evolve with the changing times, your continued involvement in our future events is more important than ever. Please stay tuned for other upcoming events this year by following our Facebook and Instagram pages, and updates on our websites. We hope everyone stays safe and continues to MOVE FORWARD in their athletic training and goals. 

Past iDaph Blogs

IC Imagine – Fine Arts 5k Results

IC Imagine – Fine Arts 5k Results

  IC Imagine - Fine Arts 5k Results 9/18/2021 Congrats to all of you that came out and ran your hearts out at the Fine Arts 5k. What a blast to have this race all on the IC Imagine school campus this year.  RESULTS Online results are HERE.  AWARDS Award Categories...

Rock the Quarry 5k Results

Rock the Quarry 5k Results

ROCK THE QUARRY 5k RESULTS Congrats to all of you that conquered the Rock! We are so proud of each and every one of you.  RESULTS Online results are HERE.  AWARDS Award Categories are HERE. Awards will be distributed to winners the week following the race...

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

 

Past iDaph Blogs

IC Imagine – Fine Arts 5k Results

IC Imagine – Fine Arts 5k Results

  IC Imagine - Fine Arts 5k Results 9/18/2021 Congrats to all of you that came out and ran your hearts out at the Fine Arts 5k. What a blast to have this race all on the IC Imagine school campus this year.  RESULTS Online results are HERE.  AWARDS Award Categories...

Rock the Quarry 5k Results

Rock the Quarry 5k Results

ROCK THE QUARRY 5k RESULTS Congrats to all of you that conquered the Rock! We are so proud of each and every one of you.  RESULTS Online results are HERE.  AWARDS Award Categories are HERE. Awards will be distributed to winners the week following the race...