Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k

An endurance running event like none other, the Inaugural Jump Off Rock Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru, will be one of the fastest half marathon races in the south and will run “downhill to downtown.” 

The point-to-point, half marathon begins at Jump off Rock, a national landmark and the Town of Laurel Park’s highest peak, and finishes in the heart of downtown Hendersonville on Main Street. This gently downhill and scenic 13.1 mile course is not only fast, it also has breathtaking views. Half Marathoners will wind their way downhill through the beautiful back-roads of Laurel Park then on historic city streets and around Hendersonville’s Osceola Lake before heading into downtown Hendersonville. The point-to-point race and the scenic course are sure to bring PRs and mountain memories to last a lifetime.

10k runners will start their race at the base of the Town of Laurel Park at the YMCA of Hendersonville. They will join in on the half marathon route at about the half-way point with half marathoners. The 10k route is moderately flat with a couple gentle rollers. The 10k runners will run on historic city streets, around the Hendersonville’s Osceola Lake and back to downtown Hendersonville.

Both races will finish at the same location in Historic Downtown Hendersonville on Main Street. 

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon Shirt
resolution run medal

RUN 13.1 x 3

We are thrilled to launch the new 13.1 x 3 series for 2021, the Appalachian Trilogy! 
Sign up for the Asheville Half Marathon (March 20), Jump off Rock Half Marathon (May 8) & Black Bear Half Marathon (Oct. 9), and receive a gorgeous black & gold commemorative, Appalachian Trilogy medal. We will also have some super, cool swag to go along with this new challenge to keep you motivated to train all year long!

Race Details:

Course time limit is 12:30pm.

Start Times:

Half Marathon
Rolling wave starts 7:30 am until 9:00 am.

Runners will sign up for a wave start time when registering. We highly encourage runners/walkers that want to enjoy the scenery and take their time during the race to start in the first or second wave to make the time cutoff.

Half Marathon is capped at 300 runners.


Rolling wave starts 9:00am until 10am.

Course Type: Half Marathon, majority is paved with one short downhill section that is packed dirt in Laurel Park and around Osceola Lake is packed dirt surface. 10k is all paved surfaces on city streets and around the lake is packed dirt. See course info below.
Stroller friendly? Yes

Registration Periods & Pricing
Early: Feb 1-Feb 7
Regular: Feb 8-March 7
Late: March 8-April 30 (if available)

Virtual Race

For runners not able to attend in person, the virtual race is a good option to achieve a goal, and run the miles on your own, wherever and whenever you want. All virtual runners will receive a commemorative race shirt and finisher medal.

Free T-shirt deadline:
(in-person runners)

After this date, shirts will be available online for $10 during online registration, limited sizes.

What is included with your race entry:

• A first-class running experience in the late spring in Western North Carolina!
• An in-person, safe, and socially-distanced race with rolling, wave starts
• A scenic, fast, downhill half marathon course and a moderately flat, 10k route in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. 
• Optional Shuttle ride to a half marathon or 10k start line (these are 2 separate locations). 
• Free parking available for race participants at the Dogwood Parking lot in downtown Hendersonville. 
• Course fully-marked with route signs and course markings on the road. 
• Course preview video and course maps to get you prepped for race day. 
• Chip-timing for accurate results
• Access to our community of runners in our Strava Group. 
• Spectator friendly courses with designated cheer stations
• One-of-a-kind Prizes made locally 
• Part of the ‘Love Hendo’ downtown kick-off for the summer, with various amenities available in downtown Hendersonville on race day. Love Hendo offers closed downtown streets on the Historic Main Street, which allows convenient access to fantastic food, drinks, and local merchandise in downtown.   
• Access for our participants to attend the world-class, Hendersonville Farmers Market happening a few blocks away from the finish line. The Farmers Market offers farm-fresh foods, crafts, food trucks, live entertainment, and more!

Super-cool swag including:
• Unique Inaugural Finisher Medal
• Super comfy, custom-designed t-shirt
• Goody Bag

And more perks with details coming soon! 

Asheville Off Road Series Results, Winners & Photos

Asheville Off Road Series Results, Winners & Photos

2021 Asheville Off Road Series


presented by Hunter Subaru


Ride Kanuga, Hendersonville, NC


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Thanks again to everyone that came out and raced with us at Ride Kanuga for the 9th Annual Asheville Off Road Series presented by Hunter Subaru. It was amazing to be able to see all of you come together to trail run, gravel bike and do both (run and bike) at one venue, at one time! It is the ultimate off-road experience!
Special thanks to Ride Kanuga for letting us use the property to host this event this year. We are so grateful to have been able to keep this race happening so that it didn’t have to be cancelled. It was an honor for us iDaph Events to create this new event venue race experience for you all.
Thanks so much to St. Baldrick’s Foundation for being part of this year’s event and to all of that you that donated to them. Thanks to their awesome volunteers too! And a shout out to all the other many volunteers, police, sheriffs, motos and personnel that took the time to be part of making this a fun, safe, event at this new spot for all the participants! And thanks to Reid (Fit by Reid) for creating the gravel courses for the bike races.
2022 Updates: We have the 10th Annual Asheville Off Road Series event already scheduled and confirmed for Biltmore Estate on Sept 18, 2022. Save the date and spread the word to your friends. We will have to have a minimum of 500 participants at this event in order to have the event on the estate. We want it to create and produce this event there again for you, just like you all want it to be back there again! We need your help in signing up when registration opens to make it happen.  
Ride Kanuga addition for the future? If you all were in love with the Ride Kanuga location for an event, we may consider adding it as a new event to our event calendar. We will ask you all about that in our post race survey. So take a few minutes to let us know in the survey if you want to see us put a similar race on again there in the future at Ride Kanuga. 
Thank you all again for comng out and racing in the woods and on the dirt and trails with us!
from all of us at iDaph Events


CONGRATS to all the Overall Winners!

Duathlon - Male Overall: Daniel Simpkins and Female Overall: Brook Odom

Gravel Grinder 13 Mile: Male Overall: Joshua Haigler and Female Overall: Deborah Gibb

Gravel Grinder 25 Mile: Male Overall: Bill Babcock and Female Overall: Katie Smith

Gravel Grinder 42 Mile: Male Overall: Reid Beloni and Female Overall: Nina Beloni

e-Bike 13 Mile GG: Male Overall: Matthew Gillum and Female Overall: Ashten Mock

e-Bike 42 Mile GG: Male Overall: Joel Hoerni

5 Mile Trail Race: Male Overall - Benjamin Schoonover and Female Overall - Molly Gorsuch


Not sure if you get a prize? Check out all the prize categories here for the winners. If you didn’t pick up your award on Sunday, you can stop by Sycamore Cycles in Hendersonville or Fleet Feet Asheville anytime after Wednesday, September 22nd at 3pm to pick up your prizes. Out of town and want your prize shipped? Go here. Have questions about how to get your prize? Contact support@idaph.net. 


As we get photos processed, we will add them here to the Race Roster photo Gallery.

Looking for your next event? 

Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k

Let’s keep you motivated to keep training this fall. Come out on Saturday, October 9th for the Black Bear Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru & Brand New 8k presented by Morris Broadband powered by Optimum. This race is one that you don’t want to miss in Hendersonville, NC along the Oklawaha Greenway! It is mostly flat (ish) and fast! Cash prizes for the 8k race for overall winners and FIVE random 8k participants! More info here!



Questions about results? Contact support@idaph.net. 

Tour d’Apple Photos, Jerseys & Thanks!

Tour d’Apple Photos, Jerseys & Thanks!

Tour d'Apple Photos


Tour d’Apple | That’s a wrap!

presented by Hunter Subaru

The Annual Tour d’Apple presented by Hunter Subaru took place in Hendersonville, NC on Monday, Labor Day, September 6, 2021. The ride nearly sold out with 597 registered riders. We had 9 states represented out at the ride and were delighted to see so many returning cyclists and new faces too! The day started with a few sprinkles of rain but quickly the foggy skies lifted and the temperatures were probably the coolest on record for this ride. Things didn’t start heating up until mid-afternoon, making it a very enjoyable tour around the Apple country in Henderson County.  Congratulations to each of you that came out and accomplished your goal for the day. Whether it was your first time completing an organized ride or your hundredth, you all continue to amaze and inspire us! 

The Four Seasons Rotary Club was able to raise valuable funds for community projects throughout the year from the donations and the entry fees from the ride. Thank you all for donating, showing up to ride and also donating canned goods for the Interfaith Ministries. Special thanks to all the Law Enforcement that attended and helped support the ride this year including the City of Hendersonville, the Buncombe County Sheriffs, VIPs and all the Four Seasons Rotary Club volunteers. Shout out to Chick-fil-A in Hendersonville for all the yummy post ride food. And last but not least, thank you to Hunter Subaru, for continuing to support this community event year after year.

Save the date for Monday, September 5th - Labor Day 2022 for next year’s Tour d’Apple. 



We have some photos already in the gallery on Race Roster. As we get more photos processed, we will add them here to the Race Roster photo Gallery. 




Tour d'Apple Jersey

There’s still time to purchase a Hincapie custom Jersey and/or Shorts! The online store is NOW back open through Sunday, September 12th at midnight. By placing your order please note you will receive the items at the beginning of November.

CLICK HERE to visit the Hincapie store.



2021 Asheville Off Road Series

It’s more important than ever to stay active and on the bike this fall. Join us on Sunday, September 19th for the Asheville Off Road Series presented by Hunter Subaru at Ride Kanuga next to the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC. We have three gravel bike distances to choose from: 12 miles, 25 miles and 42 mile ride. This event is perfect for ALL abilities of riders. The shorter distances are great for beginner and intermediate riders that want to dabble in an organized ‘off-road’ style event. If you love to run and bike, we also have a duathlon (run/bike/run) and a 5 mile trail race… all happening at the same time, on the same day! Something for everyone in your family.  This event is one that you don’t want to miss  More info here!



Apple Festival Races Results & Winners

Apple Festival Races Results & Winners





presented by Hunter Subaru


As the fog lifted, the Team Challenge 5k, 8k and Mini Moo Mile runners took off to the streets of Hendersonville, NC for the Annual Apple Festival Races presented by Hunter Subaru on Saturday, September 4, 2021.  We loved seeing our running community together once again for an in-person race, with a mass start! What an incredible feeling with all the energy and buzz of electricity and nerves at that start line! We saw so many smiles (and some grimaces) for miles along the course! We appreciate each and every one of you for coming out race today. Thank you!

Special thanks to to the City of Hendersonville for allowing the event to take place. And to the Henderson County Chamber for inviting us at idaph events to be part of the event production this year.  All the volunteers were incredible and the police and Fire Department that kept our runners safe, were amazing thank you! Shout out to Chick-fil-A in Hendersonville for all the goodies for volunteers and prizes for the winners. And last but not least, thank you to Hunter Subaru, for leading the way with the super cool UTV and all the support along the way, we cannot thank you enough! 

CONGRATS to the 8k Winners!

Overall Male Winner: Eddie Posey and Overall Female Winner: Amanda Jones

8k Results are HERE.



First Place Team: Peggy’s Pirates

Second Place Team: Buchanan Construction

Third Place Team: Town of Fletcher

Team Results are HERE.


Not sure if you get a prize? Check out all the prize categories here for the winners. Stop by the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce in Hendersonville, after Labor Day to pick up your prizes! Have questions about how to get your prize? Contact Amy with the Henderson County Chamber - amy@hendersoncountychamber.org. 


As we get photos processed, we will add them here to the Race Roster photo Gallery. Follow our @idaphevents IG page to see some photos from today and share yours with us by tagging @idaphevents on your IG feed or story posts for a re-share! #applefestivalraces

Do you love the 8k race distance? 

Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k

Let’s keep you running and see if you can improve your 8k race time at this next upcoming event! Come out on Saturday, October 9th for the Black Bear Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru & Brand New 8k presented by Morris Broadband powered by Optimum. This race is one that you don’t want to miss in Hendersonville, NC along the Oklawaha Greenway! It is mostly flat (ish) and fast! Cash prizes for the 8k race for overall winners and FIVE random 8k participants! More info here!



Questions about results? Contact support@idaph.net


Apple Festival Races
Duke it out in the Dark

Duke it out in the Dark

The 7th Annual Trick or Trail 5k presented by Hunter Subaru returns to DuPont Forest

Runners at the 7th Annual Trick or Trail 5k presented by Hunter Subaru get to once again experience the beauty of DuPont State Forest in a unique nighttime racing format. Participants will strap on headlamps and light up the night as they duke it out in the dusk. The twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system will dare them to push forward in this one-of-a-kind, trail race at dark. 

The Trick or Trail 5k takes place on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:15pm at Dupont State Forest. To eliminate congestion on the course, we are limiting this year’s race to 150 participants. We expect this highly-anticipated and one of our most popular fall events to sell out prior to race day.  “We are thrilled to be able to host this race again at Dupont State Forest. It is a local favorite, and the trails and 5k loop in the forest are ideal for this night-time style event for our community of runners. The route is easy to navigate in the dark and is on non-technical wide service roads and double track trails, making it a perfect race for all abilities of runners, joggers and walkers.” said Race Director, Daphne Kirkwood. Participants will light up the trail with their own flashlight or headlamp, and are required to participate. The course is marked impeccably with signs and course markings and volunteers will be along the way, so runners can easily find their way. 

Trick or Trail 5k


Gasp-worthy Swag

All pre-registered Trick or Trail 5k participants receive a pair of our participant favorites, custom-designed,  Defeet running socks, glow swag and a loaded Hunter Subaru goody bag. Run your way through the dark and receive a custom-designed, color changing cup filled with yummy candy at the finish line! At the post race party a bonfire with yummy s’mores, hot soup and other fall favorite snacks, with complimentary massages by Yoga and Massage and injury screenings and adjustments by PT Solutions await the finishers. 

Halloween Theme Announced!

Each year the race has a fun theme, which is a great chance for kids, youth and kids-at-heart to have their own fun at a Halloween themed event and break in costumes early! “We all grew up watching the classic Disney movies, so this year it’s time to embrace your favorite Classic Disney character and get dressed in Disney style,” said Kirkwood. Costumes are highly encouraged, and awesome prizes will be given out for the best ones that tie into this year’s theme. 

Friends of Dupont State ForestRunning for a great cause

Friends of Dupont Forest has been named as the 2021 non-profit partner for this event. Donations are accepted during online registration. The mission of the Friends of Dupont align with idaph events core values of preservation and conservation of our WNC land. “We believe DuPont Forest should be protected forever. Join us and help keep the water clean, the wildlife safe and the trails awesome.” 

Registration is Now Open. For more info or to sign up visit HERE.