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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
Appalachian

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.

10k

Rolling wave starts 9:00am until 10am.

10k is capped at 200 runners. 

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)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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! 

CCRM Love Run 5k

CCRM Love Run 5k

Join us at the gorgeous Hanna Park for this inaugural event! Run with your friends and family, run to connect with your community, and run for LOVE!

 

Race Details:
5K
INFO COMING SOON 

Course Type: Paved Road & Sidewalk
Stroller friendly? Yes
Dogs allowed? Yes

 

What is included with your race entry:

• A first-class running experience in downtown 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 and Race Swag.

 

Frostbite 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Frostbite 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

The Frostbite races begin and finish at the Lelia Patterson Center and feature a Family Fun Expo with games, booths & music. Both the 10k and 5k courses provide views of Hutch Mountain and are on hilly to challenging terrain, with some steep inclines. The moderately rolling 1 mile course, makes this premier racing event an opportunity for all running levels and ages.
Frostbite t-shirt 2021
2021 Frostbite Finisher Medal

Race Details:

1 Mile Fun Run
Start Time: Rolling start anytime between 1-1:30pm. Capped at 100 participants.

5K
Start Times: 5k rolling start - anytime between 2:30-3:30pm.
Capped at 150 participants.

10K
Start Times: Anytime between 2:15 and 2:25pm.
Capped at 150 participants.
10k Course time limit is 3:45 pm.

Challenge
Start Times: Challenge participants (both races) must start the 10k 1st at 2:15 pm, and start the 5k by 3:30 pm no exceptions.

Capped at 25 participants.

Course Type: Paved Road
Stroller friendly? One Mile only
Dogs allowed? One Mile only

What is included with your race entry:

• A first-class running experience in beautiful Fletcher near Asheville and Asheville Regional Airport!
 
• An in-person, socially-distanced race with socially distanced 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.

 

Free T-shirt deadline:

Participants who sign up before Sunday, January 31st at midnight receive a free custom Frostbite t-shirt!

Spreading the Warmth | Check out our February Event News

Spreading the Warmth | Check out our February Event News

A note from Daphne…

It’s already been an exciting start to the year for our events. The New Year’s Resolution Run in downtown Asheville was wet and wild! Thanks to all the runners and volunteers that came out and ran with us despite the crazy rainy and windy weather! This race is always a great way to kick off the New Year, if you haven’t participated in this one before, consider starting 2022 off with us on your first run of the year next year. We heard that you all really enjoyed the 10k course (minus the stinker hill)! We always appreciate you all taking our race surveys so that we can make each year’s event the best ever.

We are ecstatic that we can bring the 9th Annual Asheville Marathon & Half to our community of endurance runners this year. Although the half marathon race will be relocated for one year only to downtown Asheville, we expect that our awesome community of runners will continue to make this race such a memorable event even this year.  For 2021, we will offer a Special Edition half marathon race only. The 13.1 mile route showcases some of the BEST of the downtown Asheville city streets, River Arts District, greenways, parks and the French Broad River areas. To top it all off, this city-scenic course is one of the flattest half marathons to ever be run in Asheville downtown areas. Runners are going to just love the new greenway section along the French Broad River in the River Arts District. What a treat! Now that we have the conditional permit in hand, we opened up registration last week with limited spots left available. 

Adding the new Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k to the schedule has been a joyful and fun project. We have had such a blast working with the City of Hendersonville, Town of Laurel Park, and the YMCA of Hendersonville on this Inaugural race. The half marathon is going to be one of the fastest downhill half marathons in the south… with a net elevation loss over the course of 13.1 miles, we are fairly certain that runners will get a PERSONAL BEST at this race. The 10k is going to be awesome too! Although the 10k isn’t a downhill race, it is mostly flat with a couple of rollers through the downtown Hendersonville City streets around Lake Osceola and it will finish downtown on Historic Main Street with the half marathon. Registration opens today at 3pm for this new set of races! Limited entries, wave starts and point-to-point races. 

Since we have three half marathons in 2021 *YAY*, we are looking to add a ‘challenge’ for runners to complete all three of the half races, either in person or virtually, and then get an awesome commemorative medal. We are brainstorming names for the new challenge. So if you have some ideas, head over to our Instagram page and leave a comment, we have a swag bag full of goodies for whoever’s ‘challenge’ name we pick!

We are continuing to finalize permits for races and are only opening online registration when we have those, that is why you see some online registrations opening up only weeks before races are happening. So keep saving the dates for our races listed below and checking our schedule for new events that are going to pop up this year. We have removed events from our 2021 schedule that we know will not happen this year because participants safety would be compromised. 

Finally, we continue to strive to keep all our community members, runners, volunteers, staff and spectators safe at our events through this pandemic. It is very important to us to be able to provide these safe, in-person event opportunities for our community to look forward to and train for even during a pandemic. Through this year, we will not let up and will continue providing social-distanced, wave start events with strict safety protocols in place throughout the events. This means lower participation numbers, separate start and finish areas, temperature and COVID screenings and more. To find out all our safety guidelines and what is being implemented for a particular race, check out the race website.

We thank all of you that have attended our events over the past eight months for such positive attitudes and for adhering to all the safety protocols we have put in place for our events.. If you get a free minute, leave us a quick Google review about your experience running in a socially-distanced race with us since the pandemic started. We would really appreciate it! You can do that here: Write a Google Review.

Keep moving friends,

Daphne

 

Frostbite Races

Sunday, February 21, 2021
One Mile, 5k, 10k & NEW Challenge
 
Join us for the 29th Annual Frostbite presented by Hunter Subaru, the oldest and largest footrace in Henderson County! This in-person running event (with a virtual option) offers a 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run plus a new Challenge (a 15k!)  so there’s something for the entire family. The Frostbite races begin and finish at the Lelia Patterson Center in Fletcher, North Carolina. Both the 10k and 5k courses provide views of Hutch Mountain and are on hilly to challenging terrain, with some steep inclines. The flat and fast, 1-mile course, makes this premier racing event an opportunity for all running levels and ages.
NEW FOR 2021: All participants get a finisher medal! 

 
REGISTER NOW!

Asheville Marathon & Half

Saturday, March 20, 2021
 
The 9th Annual Asheville Marathon and Half typically held at Biltmore Estate, will take place as a Half Marathon only on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in downtown Asheville. The Special Edition, 2021 Asheville Half Marathon is relocated for one year only to downtown Asheville, North Carolina and will help support the efforts of three local non-profits - Goodwill Industries,  Western Carolina Rescue Ministries & iDream Athletes Foundation. The Asheville Marathon & Half will plan to return to Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC for the 10th Annual event in 2022.
Registration is NOW open!

 
REGISTER NOW!

Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k
A Scenic Downhill Half from Jump off Rock to Main Street in Hendersonville, NC.

Saturday, May 8, 2021
 
The Inaugural Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k presented by Hunter Subaru, takes place in Hendersonville, NC on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
Both races are point-to-point, with separate start and finish areas. The half marathon starts at the highest peak in the Town of Laurel Park at the historic landmark - Jump off Rock in Laurel Park. The 13.1 course is beautiful and scenic, with breathtaking views and will be one of the fastest downhill half marathons in the south with a net elevation loss.

The 10k will start at the base of Laurel Park at the YMCA of Hendersonville and will be mostly flat with a few rollers. Runners will join in on the half marathon course and get to explore the best of Hendersonville city streets and run around the iconic Osceola Lake and then finish in downtown Hendersonville.
Both races will end in the heart of the city on historic Main Street, Hendersonville. Runners will finish on closed city streets and can enjoy recharging after the race with yummy food and drinks and an afternoon of relaxation and exploration of downtown.

The Jump off Rock races will help support the efforts and upcoming programs for the YMCA of Hendersonville. Consider donating to the Y when you register online.  

Registration will open TODAY on February 1, 2021 at 3pm. Limited in-person entries will be available for both races.
A virtual event will also be offered.
 

REGISTER NOW!

Lung Buster Time Trial Series

 

Five time trial style, cycling events in WNC.
Participate in one or all of these! 

April thru August 2021
 

The Lung Buster Time Trial series is a five-part series of cycling events. The events take place here in Western North Carolina and will offer varioust routes both flat and up-hill time trials. The goal of the series is to provide a fun and professional race experience for cyclists while adhering to safe social distancing guidelines. All levels and abilities are welcome!

Due to the pandemic and social distancing and event gathering restrictions, the 2021 Lung Buster Time Trial Series has a twist with extended durations for participation for each event. Each race will be done on your own on a pre-marked course. The races can be done invidiually or NEW for 2021, on a 2 person team! We are also working on having the FINAL time trial in the series in August as an in-person, socially-distanced style event. Stay tuned for more info.  

Our unique mix of different racing environments allows riders of different strengths and focuses to level the playing field amongst competitors. Also, having five separate events means that one poor showing won’t ruin your opportunity to do well in the series as a whole. Whether you’re an elite time trial champion or a recreational rider on any bike of your choosing, come out and join the Lung Buster!  We have multiple categories to choose from.

Registration opens on March 1, 2021. 
 

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Pop Up 5K Summer Series 5K

2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
June 23rd - August 25th, 2021
 
Come join us at the Bill Moore Community Park (formerly Fletcher Park) for our Pop-up 5k in the Park Summer Series and Virtual Challenge! Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday starting June 23rd and running until August 25th, we’ll be setting up a rolling start line from 6-8 pm and a fully marked 5k course for runners and walkers. There are no mass starts. This in-person running event is socially distanced, family-friendly, and dog friendly! There will be prizes along the way, awesome Run Local swag available, and flexible options for all types of runners. 

Registration opens on March 30, 2021. 

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Hendersonville Triathlon

Sunday, June 27, 2021
 
The 2nd Annual Hendersonville Triathlon presented by Hunter Subaru, is back at Patton Park and the YMCA Patton Park Pool in Hendersonville, NC! The event consists of 400m pool swim, 12.5 mile bike and 5k run! The run uses portions of the Oklawaha Greenway and Patton Park, City of Hendersonville’s largest park.  The bike route is on paved roads around Hendersonville secondary and tertiary roads. We look forward to once again being able to offer this fantastic multi-sport event to our triathlon community. We have the permit in-hand for this event. Yay!
Registration opens on February 15, 2021. 

 
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Asheville Triathlon

Sunday, July 18, 2021
 
iDaph Events is excited to once again bring this popular fast & fun sprint triathlon to Asheville, NC! The race 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. Note: We have submitted our event inquiry to the City of Asheville for the 2021 race. The event will take place in Asheville if the pool opens up this summer (this past year it stayed closed due to COVID and staffing issues). If it doesn’t open then we will move this event to Hendersonville, Patton Park again. We are excited to have this 2nd triathlon on our schedule for 2021 for our triathlon community!
 
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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. 
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Asheville Off Road Series

September 19, 2021
 
The Asheville Off Road Series at Biltmore Estate is a unique, challenge event that has grown into a local and regional favorite event over the years. The event includes three Gravel Grinder bike events, a duathlon and a 10k off-road run. Save the date for Sunday, September 19, 2021. More info coming soon.
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Black Bear Half Marathon

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 IN-PERSON, half marathon running race this fall in Western North Carolina. We will also have a ‘virtual option’ for the race again. Park permits have been approved for the 2021 race.

Registration opens April 1, 2021. 

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Trick or Trail 5K & Spooky Sprint 1 Mile

SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
5K and 1 Mile distances! 
 
You don’t want to miss this family-friendly and Halloween-themed 5K and 1 Mile fun run. The Trick or Trail and Spooky Sprint presented by Hunter Subaru is a local runner’s favorite and offers fun for the entire family.
 
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South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K

Thursday, November 25, 2021
 
The 4th Annual South Asheville Turkey Trot presented by Hunter Subaru, returns on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25th. 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

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 presented by Hunter Subaru, 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

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!

“All events are currently 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
SAVE THE DATE

*NEW EVENT* WCRM 5K Run, Shelby, NC — Saturday, April 17, 2021
*NEW EVENT* WNC NATURE CENTER 5K, Asheville, NC - Saturday, April 24, 2021
Chamber Challenge, Asheville, NC — Friday, May 14, 2021
White Squirrel 5K, Brevard, NC — Saturday, May 22, 2021
WNC Flyer, Brevard, NC — Sunday, June 6, 2021
Firecracker 5K, Brevard, NC — Saturday, July 3, 2021
Light Up the Night 5K, Asheville, NC — Friday, August 6, 2021
Tour d’Apple, Brevard, NC — Monday, September 6, 2021
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!

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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.
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Stay Tuned!

 
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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
South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K

South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K

The 3rd Annual South Asheville Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th, 2020 for an in-person event at Fletcher Park near Asheville.  The event will follow socially-distance protocols and have limited in person registration available. Join us for this fun tradition and festive 5K that winds through beautiful Fletcher Park, which offers a flat and fast course.