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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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Bryan Cable was experiencing a lot of hip pain during his longer runs, but like so many of us crazy runners, he figured that was just part of the sport. 

“I was always having hip problems after about six miles into my running,” Bryan said. “I always blamed my shoes!”

It could be the shoes, but most likely it had more to do with the two car accidents Bryan experienced while road cycling, one that ended in a hit-and-run that left him on the side of the road with two broken pelvic bones. After his injury, Bryan admits he came back to sports  “much too soon,” and overcompensated on his “good” side.

“I got out of alignment,” Bryan said.

Eventually he took up running, adding weight classes to build up his core and strength. But it was during those strength classes with his wife that he often noticed his form was off. His wife noticed too. 

 “My wife is big into kettlebells, and she would see me trying to swing one and I could not swing it correctly — even though I thought I was,” Bryan said. “I also kept arching my back during my workouts… I was always off. I tried swimming, but I couldn’t do the freestyle properly…I gave up on it.” 

Bryan, who is 54, also sits at a desk all day, which did not help his posture. He continued doing what he was doing and grinding through the pain, believing it was just part of getting older. Then he got a call that Bryan said “changed his life.”

Starting with AlignLife

Bryan is a regular participant at the Asheville Off Road Series, a multi-sport event put on by iDaph Events. This year he ran the 10K, and after the event he was the chosen winner of a free consultation with AlignLife Chiropractic and Natural Health Center, which is owned by Doctor Chris Boyhan and his wife, Heather. AlignLife was a sponsor for the Asheville Off Road Series, and they offered the free consultation as a prize. (AlignLife is also the sponsor for our upcoming New Year’s Resolution Run.)

When Bryan first got the call from iDaph announcing him as the winner, he was skeptical.

“I thought, ”What the heck is AlignLife? I’ve never heard of this. I don’t need a chiropractor.”

Bryan lives in Hickory, so driving the distance to East Asheville was also a factor. But after conducting some research, he decided to give AlignLife a try. He was immediately impressed by Dr. Boyhan’s process, which focuses on thoroughly educating patients so that they understand the value behind his techniques. The first session included taking x-rays and video of his spinal movement to help correctly pinpoint where the issues are.

Dr. Boyhan also uses thermography, which is a technique that measures heat from the nervous system. This shows him if the nervous system is stressed, such as chronic stress, which would keep someone from sleeping through the night.

A wake-up call

When Dr. Boyhan showed Bryan an x-ray of his spine compared to a “normal” spine, it shocked him. 

“I thought I was standing upright! That got my attention,” Bryan said. 

Dr. Boyhan explained that when our bodies get used to our “bad posture,” our brain can no longer recognize the difference between good and bad posture. That is why Bryan ran with his foot pointing out and couldn’t swing a kettlebell correctly. He thought he was doing things correctly, but his body had other ideas. 

After only a few sessions, Bryan says his hips are more in alignment and he is no longer dropping to one side during his runs. The best part? He has virtually no hip pain, he says, and his legs are feeling tired instead of the rest of his body. 

“That’s what’s supposed to happen!”

He also noticed more flexibility in his neck, and continues to do stretching and stability exercises to help with his posture and alignment. He stopped lifting weights - only for the time being - so he can focus on getting his body aligned. He even sits differently now, and he can feel the change in his body.

“You really have to train your brain to recognize what is correct and what isn’t,” he said. “Your brain has to be on board too.”

Bryan even brought his wife into the AlignLife office so she could see his x-rays with her own eyes. His wife fought back tears when she saw the x-rays. She had noticed he couldn’t do certain positions at the gym and in sports, and wondered why that was.

“She thought it was because I wasn’t doing it right,” Bryan said. 

Dr. Boyhan was happy to have Bryan’s wife come in and see his results with her own eyes.

“It’s important for partners to understand what is going on as well, because you need that support from your partner,” he said. He added that he is very happy with Bryan’s healing process and dedication to making positive changes.

Bryan runs regularly now and is a mentor for a half marathon training series with Fleet Feet Asheville. He recently completed his first half marathon and plans to do more. He continues to see Dr. Boyhan regularly, who is pleased with Bryan’s dedication and positive results. 

“Life doesn’t have to be that way,” said Dr. Boyhan. “There’s so many other people walking around thinking it’s normal or common (to feel that kind of pain), but it’s not normal. If Bryan didn’t make these changes, he would not be able to run in 5 to 10 years.”

AlignLife’s philosophy is to bridge the gap from health care to personal development, so you can meet your goals in life. By opening up a new view for people on how to look at their body, AlignLife uses minimally invasive yet highly impacted health care options to get you back on track. After his patients are “cured,” Dr. Boyhan hopes to never see them again, he says jokingly.

“No one should feel limited,” Dr. Boyhan said. “You might have to modify what you do, but to lose doing something you love…that’s hitting rock bottom.”

We are excited to have AlignLife as our sponsor for the New Year’s Resolution Run and Asheville Off Road Series! To find out more or schedule an appointment visit https://www.alignlifeeastasheville.com/ or stop by their office at AlignLife East Asheville on 1272 Tunnel Road.

 

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Asheville Off Road Series Results are in!

Asheville Off Road Series Results are in!

Thanks to all of the runners and cyclists that came out to this great event! We had 500 come out to the Biltmore Estate this morning for this amazing race. The weather made for great running and riding conditions being nice and sunny and the temperature reaching 78 degrees during the race.

 

Congratulation to all the finishers and award winners!

Duathlon:

Duathlon Individual Overall

Duathlon Individual Age Group

Duathlon 2 person Teams Overall

Duathlon 3 person Team Overall

10K Trail Run:

10k Trail Run Overall

10k Trail Run Age Group

Gravel Grinders:

Gravel Grinder 20 Mile Overall

Gravel Grinder 20 Mile Age Group

Gravel Grinder 40 Mile Overall

Gravel Grinder 40 Mile Age Group

Gravel Grinder 60 Mile Overall

Gravel Grinder 60 Mile Age Group

 

Any questions or issues? Please contact support@idaph.net

 

 

 

Asheville Off-Road Participants: Please Read

Asheville Off-Road Participants: Please Read

WELCOME to the 2019 Asheville Off Road Series!

 

All your need to know participant info for the Asheville Off Road Series: 

 

VISITORS & SPECTATORS

Every person who enters Biltmore Estate is required to pay an entrance fee. Race tickets will allow runners to enter the estate and will be given to you at packet pickup. Your entrance ticket to Biltmore is included in your registration fee that you paid when you registered online. Spectators are required to pay an entrance fee to have access to the estate during the race – there will be food, drinks, cheering and more!

Spectator tickets can be purchased during packet pickup on Saturday at the DoubleTree Hotel and on Sunday morning at the Biltmore Estate Group Sales office. Spectator viewing is limited to during the event at the Start/Finish, Antler Hill Village and Farm Trail areas. If you want to visit the house later in the day, you will need to upgrade your spectator or race ticket. Race tickets and spectator tickets are non-refundable.

 

Spectator Tickets:

$23+tax per person; Biltmore Annual Passholders save $5.
Upgrade Spectator or Race Ticket:
$29+tax per person to tour the Biltmore House and Gardens.
$119+tax for a Twelve Month Pass (available only on Race Day).

Purchase from the Packet-Pickups:
at DoubleTree Hotel during Early Packet Pickup or on Race Day starting at 6:30 am at the Group Sales Office on Biltmore Estate (first building to your right when you come through front entrance).
Payment methods: Cash or check only for any spectator ticket purchases at DoubleTree. Biltmore will accept cash, checks, and credit cards (Visa, Amex, MasterCard and Discover). Race tickets and spectator tickets are non-refundable.

Biltmore Passholders:
As long as Passholders come in during normal business hours they are not required to have a spectator ticket. If they come in before/after hours then they would have to purchase a spectator ticket because it is considered a ‘special event’ at Biltmore. Regular business hours on race day begin at 9am.

What can my family and friends do while I run? There are great shops to explore in Antler Hill Village with food, beverage, and gift items all with a great atmosphere. They can also stand in the Spectator Viewing Areas around the race hub. SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON OR ACROSS THE BRIDGE. 

Race Morning

When arriving at Biltmore you will follow traffic to Antler Hill Village and be parked by Biltmore Estate Parking Hosts. Leave yourself PLENTY of time to get onto the estate and to the parking lots. It takes a minimum of 20 minutes when coming onto the estate to get to Antler Hill Village. When the first races begin at 7:45am, traffic will be held on the estate until at least 8:05am. SO DON’T BE LATE!

 Please note: If you are participating in the duathlon, your bike will need to go to the transition area and be set up prior to the race. So leave yourself plenty of time to unload your bike and race items at your car, walk your items to transition and get set-up prior to the race start. There is NO DROP OFF or UNLOAD AREA! Please orient yourself with transition when you arrive at the event and how you will go in/out the transition area during the race. The run part of the event will go in/out the back side of transition, the bike will go in/out the front of transition. If you go out the transition area the wrong way during the race, your transition split time will be inaccurate and may not show up for you in the results.

 

RESTROOMS

Restrooms are located in Antler Hill Village and port-o-johns at the Start/Finish area near Antler Hill Village. There will also be a portajon near the duathlon run #1/10k water station and on the west side at the water station.

 

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION

LOCATION: Biltmore is America’s largest privately-owned home. The 250-room French Renaissance-style chateau is located over 8,000-acres that include more than 80 acres of meticulously-tended gardens. Biltmore is a host to around one million visitors a year. To learn more about Biltmore, visit www.biltmore.com or call 877-BILTMORE.

 

EVENT DAY PARKING

There is plenty of race parking. When you enter the estate you will follow the signs to Antler Hill Village. This is approx. 20-30 minute drive from the front gates on a normal day without any traffic. On a busy, congested traffic day it will take you longer to get to AHV.

Parking is available in Antler Hill Village very close to all the event activities. Biltmore Estate Parking Hosts will be onsite parking cars, please pay attention to them and follow their directions. You will be asked to park in designated areas for the race. There will be NO parking allowed in the area near the transition area or on the side of the roadways adjacent to the event site. Any cars parked along the side of the road will be towed. Equipment drop-offs are not allowed. Please proceed directly to the parking area upon arriving at the event site and walk over to the transition area with your race items.

 

TIMING

All participants will have a timing chip and a bib. If you do not have your bib visible during the event, you will be pulled from the race and DQ’d and will not get a finishing time. Bibs covered or not visible at the finish line will not be timed. Please pay close attention to the placement of your bib from the graph below. Cyclists (GG and Du) will also have a bike plate to attach to the front of the bike. Here is how each race will display their bib/plate and where your timing chip is located:

All athletes are required to wear a helmet and shoes on the bike. All athletes must wear their assigned race number (if it’s not displayed, the Duathlon and Gravel Grinder athletes cannot cross the bridge over into the west side).

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDS

If you are participating in the Duathlon or Gravel Grinder we suggest you use a bike designated for ‘off-road’ such as a gravel bike, cyclocross bike or mountain bike. Riders should be comfortable on hills, paved roads, varying surfaces such as gravel roads that have holes/dips and some ‘larger’ rocks. The bike course does NOT go on any trails. All athletes are required to wear a helmet and shoes on the bike.

Please be prepared to have your own equipment to change a flat tire. We will have mechanical support roving throughout the west side of the estate but you are responsible to have your own items to change a flat and be prepared to do this without volunteer assistance.

 

WATER STATIONS

Duathlon Run #1 & 10k Off Road Run Water Station: is located shortly before the Duathlon Run #1 turnaround and will consist of water, electrolyte drink and gels. 10k runners will hit this water station 2x. Once at approx mile 1.5 and then again at approx mile 4.5.

Duathlon Run #2 Water Station: located by the start of loop on Westover Trails and will consist of water, electrolyte drink and CLIF Gels.

Gravel Grinder and Duathlon Bike Water Station: located on the West Side of the Estate at Alta Vista Barn and will consist of water, electrolyte drink, gels and bars and fruit.

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Ingles is providing COMPLIMENTARY RACE SNACKS for participants and volunteers.

Oskar Blues will be serving beer for participants 21+ at 10am. Suggested donation of $4 per beer for our charity partners - YouthVillages.

 

VENDORS

Visit our race partners in the Race Hub! Ingles, Asheville Bicycle Company, Youth VillagesAlign Life, Hawthorne at Haywood, Oskar Blues, SRAM, NORCO, Hincapie and YAM (Yoga & Massage). Be sure to bring some cash with you to enjoy that glorious post-race massage and for a beer (beer donations go to our charity partner YouthVillages)!

 

COURSE INFORMATION

Please pay attention to SIGNS on the COURSE!

Important Bike Info:

Gravel Grinder Participants must count your own laps and know when to return to the east side towards finish. A lap is considered one full circle of the west side course starting at the bridge and ending at the bridge. Each time you see the bridge that is considered one lap. Please note: The course before or after the bridge is not considered a lap.

Here is an easy way to remember how many laps you need to do and mileage you should see on your GPS unit before you come to the finish line:

20 milers count 2 laps and turn across bridge at approx 21.8 miles

40 milers count 5 laps and turn across bridge at approx 39.5 miles

60 milers count 8 laps and turn across bridge at approx 57.2 miles.

All GG rides finish in Antler Hill Village at the FINISH line.

Duathlon cyclists will do 2 laps on the west side, 13.25 miles total from transition to finish.

If you do not finish all your laps, please notify us in the timing tent when you finish so that we can DQ your results. If you want to change your GG ride distance please take care of this Saturday at PPU before the event. We will have ‘behind the scenes’ folks counting laps on the course for the timing company.

Important Run Info:

Please note: The 10k and the Duathlon Run #1 runners both start together at 8am. The route will split at approx 1.5 miles into the run. The 10k runners will continue to run STRAIGHT towards the Lagoon/Reflection Pond and up to the back of the Biltmore House. The Duathlon Run #1 runners will turn around at approx 1.5 miles (at sign/and cone) and then finish their portion of the run, follow signs. Both sets of runners will go through the water station. The turnaround for the duathlon run #1 is approx .3 miles past the water station on the Lagoon Trail path. It will be marked with signs, a volunteer and a cone.

 

For the entire Pre-Event Email sent out to pre-registered participants click HERE!

 

Routes via Ride with GPS with clickable links/elevation and cue sheets

 

Duathlon

Asheville Duathlon Run #1 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30559040

Asheville Duathlon Bike https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30978451

Asheville Duathlon Run #2 - Westover Trails https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30786766

 

Gravel Grinders

20 Mile – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30660041

40 Mile – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30667543

60 Mile – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30783313

 

Run

10k Off Road – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30529766

Course Maps

2019 AORS Participant Guide 

Here’s your 2019 Asheville Off Road Series Participant Guide. This guide includes the race schedule for the Asheville Duathlon, Asheville Off-Road 10K and the Asheville Gravel Grinder Bike events all set for Sunday, September 15th.

We hope everyone has an amazing Asheville Off Road Series experience at Biltmore Estate! Please contact support@idaph.net if you have any questions about this event.

A huge thank you to our sponsors!

We could not put on this event without our fantastic sponsors! Click on their names below to learn about their services. 

Ingles

Youth Villages

Oskar Blues Brewery

Align Life

Hawthorne at Haywood

Go Mini’s Moving & Portable Storage

Norco Bicycles

iHeart Radio

Bren Photography

iDaph Events & Timing

Fleet Feet of Asheville

Asheville Bicycle & Company

Muirhead Freeman PLLC

Biltmore Farms

The UPS Store

SRAM

Asheville School

Yam Yoga and Massage

Interested in becoming a sponsor for next year’s Asheville Off-Road Series? CONTACT US for more information. 

 

What’s it like to ride the Gravel Grinder?

We get a lot of questions about what the Gravel Grinder is like to ride. Here longtime cyclist and Asheville local Billy McCracken talks about the course, which is part asphalt, mostly gravel, and not too much elevation gain. This event takes place on the West side of Biltmore Estate. Video Credit: Wright Creative, Inc.

Past iDaph Blogs

30th Annual Frostbite Races | Registration is NOW OPEN

30th Annual Frostbite Races | Registration is NOW OPEN

The 30th Annual Lelia Patterson Center Frostbite Races (5k, 10k & One Mile Fun run/walk) are presented by Hunter Subaru and take place on Sunday, February 20, 2022 in Fletcher, North Carolina. The Frostbite races are the OLDEST races in Henderson County! Be part...

The Ramble Run | Results

The Ramble Run | Results

You did it! Congrats to all of you that came out to run the Ramble Run 10k, 5k and Doggy Dash One MIle today - October 3, 2021. We loved seeing this race return to the Ramble after a few years hiatus. Ya'll rocked it out there even in the pouring rain! RACE PHOTOS are...

Asheville Personal Training takes post race recovery seriously

Asheville Personal Training takes post race recovery seriously

Michelle from Asheville Personal Training gives some advice about your post race recovery after the Black Bear Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru and 8k powered by Optimum. The name of the racing game is run hard and then recover!     We can't wait to see the...

GPS Routes & Course Maps for Asheville Off-Road Series

GPS Routes & Course Maps for Asheville Off-Road Series

Routes via Ride with GPS with clickable links/elevation and cue sheets

 

Duathlon

Asheville Duathlon Run #1 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30559040

Asheville Duathlon Bike https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30978451

Asheville Duathlon Run #2 - Westover Trails https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30786766

 

Gravel Grinders

20 Mile – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30660041

40 Mile – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30667543

60 Mile – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30783313

 

Run

10k Off Road – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30529766

RACE MORNING

When arriving at Biltmore you will follow traffic to Antler Hill Village and be parked by Biltmore Estate Parking Hosts. Leave yourself PLENTY of time to get onto the estate and to the parking lots. It takes a minimum of 20 minutes when coming onto the estate to get to Antler Hill Village. When the first races begin at 7:45am, traffic will be held on the estate until at least 8:05am. SO PLEASE DON’T BE LATE!

Please note: If you are participating in the duathlon, your bike will need to go to the transition area and be set up prior to the race. So leave yourself plenty of time to unload your bike and race items at your car, walk your items to transition and get set-up prior to the race start. There is NO DROP OFF or UNLOAD AREA! Please orient yourself with transition when you arrive at the event and how you will go in/out the transition area on Run 1, Bike IN/Bike Out and Run 2. If you go out the transition area the wrong way during the race, your transition split time will be inaccurate and may not show up for you in the results. See Hub Map for details on transition and location of the zone in Antler Hill Village. 

Course Maps

2019 AORS Participant Guide 

Here’s your 2019 Asheville Off Road Series Participant Guide. This guide includes the race schedule for the Asheville Duathlon, Asheville Off-Road 10K and the Asheville Gravel Grinder Bike events all set for Sunday, September 15th.

We hope everyone has an amazing Asheville Off Road Series experience at Biltmore Estate! Please contact support@idaph.net if you have any questions about this event.

What’s it like to ride the Gravel Grinder?

We get a lot of questions about what the Gravel Grinder is like to ride. Here longtime cyclist and Asheville local Billy McCracken talks about the course, which is part asphalt, mostly gravel, and not too much elevation gain. This event takes place on the West side of Biltmore Estate. Video Credit: Wright Creative, Inc.

Past iDaph Blogs

30th Annual Frostbite Races | Registration is NOW OPEN

30th Annual Frostbite Races | Registration is NOW OPEN

The 30th Annual Lelia Patterson Center Frostbite Races (5k, 10k & One Mile Fun run/walk) are presented by Hunter Subaru and take place on Sunday, February 20, 2022 in Fletcher, North Carolina. The Frostbite races are the OLDEST races in Henderson County! Be part...

The Ramble Run | Results

The Ramble Run | Results

You did it! Congrats to all of you that came out to run the Ramble Run 10k, 5k and Doggy Dash One MIle today - October 3, 2021. We loved seeing this race return to the Ramble after a few years hiatus. Ya'll rocked it out there even in the pouring rain! RACE PHOTOS are...

Asheville Personal Training takes post race recovery seriously

Asheville Personal Training takes post race recovery seriously

Michelle from Asheville Personal Training gives some advice about your post race recovery after the Black Bear Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru and 8k powered by Optimum. The name of the racing game is run hard and then recover!     We can't wait to see the...