Asheville Triathlon Results, Awards & Photos

Asheville Triathlon Results, Awards & Photos

Asheville Triathlon

Thanks for joining us for the 2021 edition of the Asheville Triathlon at Asheville Recreation Park in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Yay! You completed the rainy and wet Asheville Triathlon. Woohoo!  We are so proud of each of you for achieving your goal and completing the race on Sunday. 


Click on the Race Results button below for Searchable Results and Top Finisher information. 

Asheville Triathlon Overall Results (PDF)
Asheville Triathlon Age Group Results (PDF)

Questions about results? Email support@idaph.net


This is your chance to send us some feedback about the event, the course, your experience, etc. We are all ears! We want to improve our events year-after-year, and your evaluations are important to us. Please take a quick moment to take our survey that was emailed out to you after the race.


This year’s prizes are gift certificates from Fleet Feet Asheville and Motion Makers plus Asheville Triathlon beach towels for the overall winners. Age group award winners receive Asheville Triathlon beach towels.  

Didn’t pick up your award yesterday at the race?

If you’re local to the region, you can pick up your awesome award at Fleet Feet Asheville in Biltmore Park Town Square starting Tuesday, July 20th at 3pm. The awards will be at Fleet Feet until July 31st.  If you’re out of the area, your item can be mailed to you. Select to have it shipped here. Not sure? Please email support@idaph.net


We have multiple photo albums ready for you in the Race Roster photo album HERE. Asheville Videography will provide professional photos in the near future and we will add those to that album when we get them from Kristofer. 

Be SOCIAL with us! Follow our Instagram page and share any of the photos you take on race day! Use hashtag #AVLTRIATHLON or #ASHEVILLETRIATHLON

We hope to be back at AVL Recreation park for the Asheville Triathlon next year on Sunday, July 17, 2022.

We look forward to seeing you again at one of our upcoming events!  


Asheville Triathlon Sponsors

Asheville Triathlon

Asheville Triathlon

iDaph Events is excited to once again bring this popular fast & fun sprint triathlon to Asheville, NC! The Asheville Triathlon consists of a beautiful outdoor pool swim in a 50 meter pool, rolling bike course and a flat and fast run course at the Asheville Recreation Park. This is the great event for every level of triathlete, from novice to elites. The pool swim is great for new swimmers & the run is a flat, ‘easy’ course to navigate. Elite athletes – get ready for a PR! This race is fast and is a huge hit among local elites. 

Race Details: TBD

Course time limit is 12 pm (noon).

What is included with your race entry:

• A first-class running experience in Asheville!
• An in-person, socially-distanced race with rolling, wave starts.
• Chip-timing for accurate results.
• A totally set up and well-marked course.
• Spectator friendly course.
• One-of-a-kind Prizes, Race Swag and Commemorative Finisher Medal.

• A free custom t-shirt to commemorate your race!

Free T-shirt deadline: TBD.

2021 Asheville Triathlon Swim Start Times

2021 Asheville Triathlon Swim Start Times

Asheville Triathlon

Welcome to the 2021 Asheville Triathlon

Asheville Recreation Park, Asheville, NC

Sunday, July 18

Race Start time 7:30am


If you haven’t already…

#1 Please READ through our DIGITAL EVENT GUIDE. This event guide has been emailed to all registered participants earlier this week. If you have not seen it, check your spam email folder. If you still cannot find it, please send an email to support@idaph.net for us to re-send it to you.

#2 You can also LISTEN to our Podcast with race info HERE. 

#3 CHECK OUT ALL THE MAPS AND ROUTES HERE and get familiar with the event hub before you arrive on race day.


To find your wave and start time, search for your name on the Official Swim Start List below:

Click HERE –> Asheville Triathlon Swim Start List

Info about the order/wave start list and how it will work on race day….

• All participants must be parked, have their bib picked-up and have all of their items set up in transition by 7:30am. Transition will ‘close’ at 7:30am and all participants need to leave that area until you race. This will eliminate unnecessary congestion in the transition area and everyone will have a better experience throughout the race. 

• Swim start waves have been assigned based on the swim time you submitted when you registered.

• Participants are assigned a wave start, rather than an exact start time. It is a ‘rolling’ wave start. Swimmers will start approximately every 10 seconds in a time trial start format.

  • These are first come, first serve, within the wave. There is no ‘order’ to folks within the wave that you are in. Everyone that is in your wave submitted a similar swim start time.

• Swim warm-ups are from 7:00-7:20am. 

When you go to the pool to start you will:

#1 Get in the swim line by wave start time. 

#2 Participants will start approximately every 10 seconds, and will run into the pool at the shallow end. 

#3 Participants will move up in line, as participants start their swim. Be ready to go! 

Can’t wait to see you on Sunday morning!

Asheville Triathlon Sponsors

See what’s coming up this summer!

See what’s coming up this summer!


Pop Up 5K Summer Series 5K
Wednesdays (2nd and 4th of the month)
    July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25


Come join us at the 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


Asheville Triathlon

Asheville Recreation Park, Asheville, NC
Sunday, July 18, 2021


iDaph Events is excited to once again bring this popular fast & fun sprint triathlon to Asheville, NC! We will be bringing this event back to Rec Park Pool in Asheville! Thank you to everyone that helped encourage the City to allow this event to take place this year. Your voices have been heard and we are so excited to have this triathlon opportunity again!

The race consists of a beautiful outdoor pool swim in a 50 meter pool, rolling bike course and a flat and fast, 5k run course at the Asheville Recreation Park. This is the great event for every level of triathlete, from novice to elites. The pool swim is great for new swimmers & the run is a flat, ‘easy’ course to navigate. Elite athletes – get ready for a PR! This race is fast and is a huge hit among local elites. 


Jump Off Rock Hill Climb

Laurel Park, Hendersonville, North Carolina
Saturday, August 8


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. 

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!


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. 

Asheville Off Road Series

September 19, 2021


The Asheville Off Road Series will not take place at the Biltmore Estate, as the estate has a scheduling conflict this fall.  We believe we have secured a new location for the 2021 event in Henderson County. Let us know on our Asheville Off Road Series Facebook page if you would attend if we create and produce the event at a new location this year. This will help us make our decision. 



Black Bear Half Marathon

Hendersonville, North Carolina

October 9, 2021

The Black Bear Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru is back! This 2nd Annual,  in-person, half marathon running event in Hendersonville, NC offers a scenic, mostly flat course along the Oklawaha Greenway. With less than 400 feet of elevation gain and a socially distanced race, you don’t want to miss this half marathon running race this fall in Western North Carolina. We will also have a ‘virtual option’ for the race again. Park and City permits have been approved for the 2021 race.


Trick or Trail

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
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 are currently working on finalizing our permit with Dupont and will have registration and more info to share soon! Keep up-to-date by folling our Trick or Trail Facebook Page HERE. 

South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K

Biltmore Park, Asheville, North Carolina

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Registration opening soon!

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. 

Ugly Sweater Run

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

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.


New Year’s Resolution Run

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina
January 1, 2022

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. 


We have plans to add a few NEW events in 2021! Stay Tuned!

“Events with registration not currently open are in the process of permits and approvals. Locations and dates are subject to change. We will open online registration when we have the green light from the permitting agency for each event.”

iDaph Partner Events

Firecracker 5K, Brevard, NC — Saturday, July 3, 2021
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 
Fonta Flora BarnBurner 50k Mountain Bike Race – Saturday, Oct 16
Vampire 5K, Brevard, NC — Saturday, October 30, 2021

Events are in the process of permits and final approvals. Dates and locations are subject to change. 
Additional new partner events will be added for 2021, stay tuned!

Check out the iDaph Events Podcast!

Listen to our latest podcast about our upcoming 2021 events calendar and new events in the works!

With so many changes happening in the events world right now, our podcast offers you another way to stay informed about upcoming events and what to expect. Available on Apple iTunes, Spotify, and more.



Share your training and racing journeys.. the good, the bad and the fun! Find us on our Instagram and our Facebook Page.

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to showcase your business and support healthy events in 2021, contact us to learn more about annual sponsorship opportunities. Email events@idaph.net
Jenn Stanton and Ricky Flynn win Female and Male Overall at the 2020 Asheville Triathlon

Jenn Stanton and Ricky Flynn win Female and Male Overall at the 2020 Asheville Triathlon

John Smith and Connor Smith with masks on at Asheville Triathlon

The overall female and male winners and new course record holders of the Asheville Triathlon in Hendersonville, were Jenn Stanton and Ricky Flynn.

Jenn Stanton is a pro triathlete from Charlotte, NC and had a time of 1:15:46. Ricky Flynn, also a pro triathlete and from Greenville, SC, completed the course in 58:23.

We asked each athlete a few questions about their training, their experience at the event, and what motivates them personally. We also asked how COVID-19 affected their training. Here are their answers. 

Jenn Stanton

1. What motivates you to be a triathlete?

I like to think of this question as “What is your why?” The list includes: When I am involved in sport, when I sweat, I am my sharpest self. Training sessions often help clear the cobwebs in my brain and give me a better headspace. I am more creative and stronger both mentally and physically. To be healthy and a positive example for my kids is so important, and I believe this is one way to model values I hope to pass along to them. Having purpose in educating them, other athletes, and beyond is, also, easily a part of my why. Lastly, I’m so thankful for a body that allows me to do the things I love. So as long as I can, I’m pretty sure I will.

2. You have two kids! How do you manage to juggle everything? (training, being a mom, coaching, etc.)

This is a great question! Some days I’m not sure how it all gets done, hah! I don’t pretend to always do it well, but we make it work. Being creative and adaptable is key. Some days I wake up at 5 am to knock out a workout or work, and other days I don’t get to my own personal training until 2 pm and am up late on the computer. Some days I bike on the trainer and do a run off the bike up and down the street when the kids are home, and other times pre-Covid we’ve scheduled weekend babysitters for long run dates. My husband is a teacher, so it’s nice to have him home over the summer when kids are also home from school - we are usually passing the baton for workouts, work, and kids.

3. How often do you train and how long have you been training?

I did my first triathlon the weekend before my high school graduation and I guess the rest was history. I felt a little lost with no formality to my athletics for a time, but running road races and competing in local triathlons while I coached high school runners in college helped fill that part of me that loved to train and race. It was a stress reliever and hobby through school and a bonding factor when dating my now husband. After school I was inspired to take it more seriously each consecutive year as I made new goals for myself, which helped me through a few life moves, postpartum times, and beyond. So, it’s been almost 2 decades now that I’ve considered myself a triathlete. Training ebbs and flows. I probably average 10 hours a week depending on what I’m training for, which over the last few years has maxed out at the 70.3 distance.

4. Have you always been athletic? What was your childhood like regarding sports?

I first joined my neighborhood swim team at 4 years old, followed by basketball, year-round soccer, volleyball, varsity soccer/track/cross country. My parents had me do a season of just about every sport when I was young including t-ball, ballet, and gymnastics. I settled into my athletic career as a summer league swimmer, soccer player, and runner. So, yes, I guess I’ve always participated in sports - have been better at some more than others 😉 Riding my bike to and from swim practice with friends in the summer is one of my favorite childhood memories, so I maybe I was destined to one day be a triathlete.

5. I read that you podiumed your debut Ironman. Congrats! Can you tell me a little about that experience?

I podiumed at Gulf Coast 70.3 which was my second 70.3 but my first IRONMAN branded race. I was training that year for IRONMAN Florida and Gulf Coast was my half way point. I had a great day and give a ton of credit to my coach, Kelly Fillnow, for helping me get to that podium spot.

6. How did you hear about the Asheville Triathlon?

I think my first year doing the race was 2010. We were living near Asheville that summer, my husband and I love the local race scene, we stumbled across it and signed up!

7. This was the first time we held the Asheville Triathlon in Hendersonville, COVID style. What did you think about the location and the changes we had to put in place to allow for social distancing?

It was such a fun morning. iDaph did a fabulous job putting on the event with the location switch - everything from the drive through packet pick up to a rolling swim start and finish line bags to-go. It was definitely a different race day experience, but it worked.

8. If we have the Asheville Tri again, would you join us again?


9. How did COVID affect your training?

With remote learning and everyone home my new normal became the 2 - 4 pm training window after executing at-home school. I ventured to the lake some to get swims in and did almost all biking and running at or close to home. Thankfully, my kids understand and are used to our days including swim/bike/run. Some days it has looked like ‘recess’ riding bikes on the greenway while mom runs and others it looks like ‘do anything but enter the guest room while mom is doing an FTP test on the trainer’ 😉

10. What is your favorite: swim, bike or run? It’s different every season.

I truly love all three and love having three sports to choose from on any given day.

11. What has been the greatest lesson that athletics has taught you?

There are too many to count and at different times in my life different lessons have bubbled to the surface. Resilience and self-efficacy may be the most consistent themes, however. Training days and races almost always provide some element of unpredictability. I have endured injuries. Repetitive perseverance and success build confidence – I know this to be true. Also, learning resilience and adaptability through athletics has helped me learn how to reframe daily life stress, situations, and challenges. I’ve learned that the only way to make something less hard is often to – do the thing that is hard!

Ricky Flynn

1. What motivates you to be a triathlete?

I enjoy pushing my body to see how fast I can go.

2. How often do you train and how long have you been training?

This is my 5th year since I started doing triathlons. And my 3rd year as a pro. I train in some way every day. I would say I fluctuate between 20 and 32 hours of training per week.

3. What is the fastest you have run a mile? Have you always been fast? What was your childhood like regarding sports?

My best in the 1500meter is 3:50 (which equates to about a 4:07 mile).  Yes, when I was younger I played all different sports and was always the fastest on the team. I played a sport year round. Between baseball, football, westling, swimming, running, I was a very active kid and loved playing sports.

4. I saw you were the youngest finisher at the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials with a time of 2:13:41. Can you tell me a little about that experience?

Yes, I was 12th overall and I think the youngest in the top 50. It was an amazing experience to be able to debut in the marathon at the olympic trials and for it to go so well. That performance really gave me the confidence that I could be succcessful in running.

5. How did you hear about the Asheville Triathlon?

I have known about the race for a couple years. I usually have a good idea of most of the local races in the area, especially triathlons since they are not very common.

6. This was the first time we held the Asheville Triathlon in Hendersonville, COVID style. What did you think about the location and the changes we had to put in place?

I thought the race did a good job with using specific COVID protocols in order to make it a safe and fun experience for everyone.

7. If we have the Asheville Tri again, would you join us again?

Possibly, just depends on what my race schedule looks like during that time.

8. How do you feel about sport events right now?

I love sports, so I am happy that we are seeing them starting back up. I think as long as the appropriate precautions are made then we can have sports.

9. How did COVID affect your training?

The only thing that really affected my training was the lack of access to a pool and gym for a few months. So, I didnt get to swim as much but I made do as best I could by doing some open water swimming and strength training at home.

10. What is your favorite: swim, bike or run?

Sort of by default, the run is my favorite b/c that is what I am best at.

11. What accolades have you achieved that you are most proud of?

I still have a lot of goals to accomplish in triathlon, but as of now I would say being an age group world champion at the 70.3 world championships. Past accolades I am most proud of (thru running) is being the 2009 DIII Cross country national champion, and a 7-time all-american (cross country/track) and I would say being 12th at marathon Olympic Trials would be up there too. I also won a highschool cross country state title in 2003 (Maryland) which is a pretty good memory.

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