Wave Starts for Light Up the Night 5K

Wave Starts for Light Up the Night 5K

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The 2nd Annual Light Up the Night 5K looks quite different from last year’s 5K. Due to COVID-19 and the guidelines we are putting in place in order to adhere to the current NC guidelines AND encourage social distancing, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE RULES AND CHANGES TO THIS YEAR’S EVENT IN OUR EVENT GUIDE. THE EVENT GUIDE HAS BEEN EMAILED TO ALL REGISTERED IN-PERSON PARTICIPANTS! 

Over the past few months, iDaph Events has put together event safety plans for our event to move forward in a new format to ensure social distancing measures that are set forth by the CDC are adhered to. We will aim to have a ‘contactless’ event to provide a safe event for all! Please keep in mind that there is no gathering or hanging out before, during or after the event. It is a ‘show up’ and run/walk style event and then leave the event after you are done!



New for 2020! Socially-distanced event with a rolling, pre-assigned wave start from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. There will NOT be a mass start, and we will not allow any congregating at the start or finish line. Everyone must stay 6-feet apart at all times. Warming up before the event is permitted. However, we ask that you do not warm up near the start line area or the finish.  



Every runner has an assigned Wave start time based on your selection when you registered. This will allow all our participants to practice social distancing from start to finish. Only show up at the start line when you are ready to start. This can be ANYTIME during the wave duration. There will be no hanging out or gathering at the start line, as soon as you arrive at the start line, you will need to start.  

There are 3 waves:

6:30-6:55pm- Wave 1: Competitive Participants

7:00-7:25pm - Wave 2: Middle of the Pack

7:30-8:00pm - Wave 3: Casual Fun Runners/Walkers

How it works: So, if you are placed in Wave 1, you will be able to show up and start whenever you like between 6:30 PM and 6:55 PM. Once Wave 1 ends, we’ll use that same method for waves 2 and 3.  There is no pressure to be at the start line right at the beginning of the wave. We are using timing mats/chip timing and are practicing social distancing so there is no reason to all try to come at the start of the wave. 

Please note: THE COURSE IS CLOSED AT 8:40 PM. If you are in the final wave group and plan to take about an hour to complete the event, please arrive and be prepared to start promptly at 7:30 PM.

Good luck runners and walkers and have a fun and safe event! 


We have created a podcast called the iDaph Events Podcast that goes over all the fine details for our upcoming events! Listen to the Light Up the Night 5K Podcast for details about the event while you’re in your car, going to work or on your way to packet-pickup. You can listen to our Podcasts HERE


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Run for the Paws

Run for the Paws is the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re invited! Join hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends as we run and walk to raise money for pets in need.

We’re excited to be at Carrier Park in Asheville for the 7th Annual Run for the Paws event! Participants can choose to compete in the chip-timed 5K or stroll in the one mile walk. Afterwards, relax with us and enjoy the afternoon on the Carrier Park lawn with food vendors, music and fun activities.


All proceeds raised from the Run for the Paws event goes directly to the life-saving programs run by Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. 


Registration may be found at: 



Run For The Paws Pre-Event Info!

Run for the Paws
Sunday, April 22, 2018
at Carrier Park


Schedule of Events     

8:30am – Registration & packet pickup begins at the pavillion in Carrier Park. The Lawn Festival begins in the field beside the pavillion in Carrier Park. 
10:00am – One Mile Fun Run/Walk begins
10:00am – Beer available from Wicked Weed – suggested donation of $3 per beer. All proceeds to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Please bring cash!
10:30am – 5K (competitive category) – chip timed, listed in results and eligible for participant prizes and awards
10:50am – 5K (non-competitive)- un-timed, not listed in results, not eligible for prizes and awards
Approx Noon –  5k Awards Ceremony for competitive participants
1:30pm – Lawn Festival ends


Please note that most of the parking spaces at Carrier Park will be utilized for the event and there is limited parking available on site. Participants are asked to carpool, arrange drop-offs, or walk/run/bike to the event from other nearby locations and neighborhoods


Only 10 Days Until Your Favorite Event Of The Year

Run for the Paws
Sunday, April 22, 2018
10:00am at Carrier Park


We’re excited to invite you to join hundreds of other animal lovers and their four-legged friends on Sunday, April 22nd at Carrier Park in Asheville as we run and walk to raise money for animals in need during the 9th annual Run for the Paws!

Run for the Paws is the only timed 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re the guests of honor!

Run for the Paws proceeds will help support the life-saving programs Brother Wolf has created over the past 10 years to grow and sustain No-Kill communities. Last year alone, we provided care and support to over 6,000 animals!  



Congrats To All Of The Mama’s Day 10K Participants

Congratulations To All Mama’s Day 10K Participants!

All Proceeds Benefit Mama Maisha

Mama Maisha is an Asheville-based non-profit making motherhood safer in Tanzania. Pregnancy complication-related deaths are rare in developed countries, but in Tanzania, one mother dies every single hour. Mama Maisha provides life-saving supplies, support, and education for women in need. Learn More!

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