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Light Up the Night 5K

Light Up the Night 5K

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iDaph Events is proud to help support the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries by presenting the 4th Annual Light Up the Night 5k! This event is a fundraising, nighttime walk/run event that welcomes all people regardless of ability, race, color, ethnicity, gender or faith.


The event will take place at Carrier Park in Asheville, NC on Friday, August 5th. This is your time to shine! Runners will have a rolling start between 7:30 PM to 7:45 PM and take to the greenway to run or walk this fun and unique event. All the proceeds from this event will directly benefit the continuous work of recovery, rescue and restoration to individuals throughout WNC.

There is also a virtual offering for participants who aren’t able to attend the in-person event. The Virtual 5k event experience gives participants an opportunity to participate in this fundraising event ANYWHERE! Walk/Run/Hike 5k and submit your results online!


Backing a Good Cause

Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) exists to serve the homeless, poor and addicted populations of Western North Carolina. They meet people in crisis, focus on helping them at the point of their need, invest in their future, and help them until they can move forward.

2022 Light up the Night Race Results, Photos and more!

2022 Light up the Night Race Results, Photos and more!

CONGRATS RUNNERS!

 

Congrats to all the finishers at the annual Light up the Night 5k to benefit Western Carolina Rescue Ministry!

You LIT up the night and ran your hearts out on a muggy, summer night at the park. 

 

Thank you for being part of and supporting this fundraising event for the ministry. Cheers! 

 

RESULTS

Online results are HERE. 

Question about results? Email support@idaph.net

PHOTOS

(click here) Race Roster Photo Gallery

Additional photos will be added to the gallery throughout the week. 

MISSED PICKING UP YOUR AWARD?

Reach out to WCRM to coordinate pick-up - AmandaP@westerncarolinarescue.org 

SOCIAL

Be SOCIAL with us! Follow our Instagram page and share your race day photos and videos with us for a re-share! Use hashtag #LUTN2022! 

Thank you for all your support of this event and WCRM, 

from all of us at iDaph Events and Western Carolina Rescue Ministries 

 

 

Light up the Night | All your need to know race info

Light up the Night | All your need to know race info

ALL YOUR NEED TO KNOW RACE INFO

EVENT GUIDE: Light Up the Night 5k

Start Time: anytime between 7:30pm-7:45pm!

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Welcome to the 4th Annual Light Up the Night 5K at Carrier Park in Asheville, NC on Friday, August 5th!! We are so grateful for the support we have from YOU and Western Carolina Rescue Ministries. Please read this email in its entirety so you are ready for race day!

The LUTN has implemented rolling Wave Starts from 7:30-7:45pm for this event on Friday evening. This allows the start and the race course to not be congested. If you are a runner in contention to win overall or an age group award, we encourage you to start promptly at 7:30pm.   The start line is located at the far outer side of the Mellowdrome, close to the lawn bowling and main parking lots. 

Please note: THE COURSE IS CLOSED AT 8:30 PM. Please self-adjust your start time if you need more time to complete your walk/run so that you can be finished by the time the course closes. 

PARKING

Parking is available at all the parking lots at Carrier Park. The park is open to the public during the event so there will be locals in our community also using the parking lots, greenways, trails and park during the event. 

PARKING MAP

PACKET PICKUP

Packet Pickup will take place at the Carrier Park picnic shelter from 6pm-7:30pm on event day. Please arrive early enough to pick up your race number, shirt, glow swag and take your goody bag back to your car (if need be).

We have glow goodies, glow paint and more fun in store at the picnic shelter for you when you check-in!

You will receive a race number with a timing chip on the back of the number. Please do not BEND your race bib. The race number is to be put on the front of your shirt and must be visible when crossing both timing mats at the start and the finish line. 

Bring some CASH! We’ll also be selling vintage Light up the Night shirts at the event!

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RESTROOMS 

There park restrooms open and available at Carrier Park and there will be a couple portajons in the parking lot near the picnic shelter.  

COURSE DETAILS

Carrier Park is a beautiful park in the heart of Asheville, NC.  The course is flat and fast with very little elevation gain throughout. Participants will get to enjoy the beautiful French Broad Greenway at Carrier Park. Surfaces include wooded trails with hard packed dirt, paved Greenway and dirt paths. 

The park is open to the public during the event. We will ask folks to stay to the right and call out when passing while they are participating in the event. Please be courteous to the locals that are walking, jogging and biking at the park during the event. 

Keep in mind on August 5th, dusk is at 9:00pm. Participants that are finishing at the course closing time of 8:30pm, should be prepared to bring their own flashlight and/or headlamp to participate. Since we are at the park and there are limited street lamps, it will be dark! Neon tees, light up items, glow in the dark accessories, light up vests and other glow swag are all encouraged! BRING IT ON! All in person, registered participants can get glow sticks, bracelets or necklaces at packet pickup!

The course will be marked with PINK Route Arrow Stickers on the paved parts of the Greenway and Yard Signs along the way. We will have Volunteers at some of the key intersections but it is UP TO YOU to know the course. We highly suggest that you check out the course ahead of race day and/or download the race map on your phone/watch/GPS device when you participate on race. Since folks are starting at all different times you will NOT BE able to rely on ‘following’ people during your race.  

There is one water station along the course at the turnaround. 

COURSE MAP

START AND FINISH LINES:

  • The start and finish line are in two separate locations and will be marked with a START Feather Banner and a FINISH Feather Banner. 
  • The start line is close to the billboard beside the back of the Mellowdrome near the lawn bowling area. The finish line is near the picnic shelter. 
  • Before and after you are finished racing DO NOT Cross back over or get near any of the timing mats or your time will get messed up. 

RESULTS

Online results will be available LIVE throughout the race HERE. 

AWARD CEREMONY

Awards will be given out after the event, although there will not be a formal ceremony. Once the results are finalized, we will begin handing out awards at the registration tent at the awards ceremony at approximately 8:45pm. If we have plenty of finishers and results in before this time, we may start the award ceremony earlier. 

If you are an award winner but can’t stay afterwards, you can pick it up at Fleet Feet Asheville starting on Tuesday,  August 9th after 3:00 PM. The awards will be available all week after that.

SOCIAL

Be SOCIAL with us! Follow our Instagram page and share your race day photos and videos with us for a re-share! Use hashtag #LUTN2022! 

We can’t wait to see you all THIS FRIDAY! 

Thank you for all your support of this event and WCRM, 

from all of us at iDaph Events and Western Carolina Rescue Ministries 

Light up the Night 5k

Light up the Night 5k

REGISTER

iDaph Events is proud to help support the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries by presenting the 3rd Annual Light Up the Night 5k! This event is a fundraising, nighttime walk/run event that welcomes all people regardless of ability, race, color, ethnicity, gender or faith.


The event will take place at Carrier Park in Asheville, NC on Friday, August 6th. This is your time to shine! Runners will have a rolling, pre-assigned wave start between 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM and take to the greenway to run or walk this fun and unique event. All the proceeds from this event will directly benefit the continuous work of recovery, rescue and restoration to individuals throughout WNC.

In addition to the in person, socially-distanced event there is also a virtual offering for participants who aren’t comfortable coming to an in-person event. The Virtual 5k event experience gives participants an opportunity to participate in this fundraising event ANYWHERE! Walk/Run/Hike 5k and submit your results online!


Backing a Good Cause

Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) exists to serve the homeless, poor and addicted populations of Western North Carolina. They meet people in crisis, focus on helping them at the point of their need, invest in their future, and help them until they can move forward.

 
Grab your calendar & sign up for these upcoming events!

Grab your calendar & sign up for these upcoming events!

 
 

Light Up the Night 5k
THIS WEEK!!
Friday, August 6, 2021

The 3rd Annual Light up the Night takes place at Carrier Park in Asheville, NC on Friday, August 6th. This is your time to shine! A flat and fast run in Asheville’s Carrier Park on Friday evening. First 200 to register get a glow-n-the-dark finisher medal!  All the proceeds from this event will directly benefit Western Carolina Rescue Ministries and the continuous work of recovery, rescue, and restoration to individuals throughout WNC.

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Jump Off Rock Hill Climb

presented by Hunter Subaru 
 

Laurel Park, Hendersonville, North Carolina
Sunday, August 8

COMING UP THIS WEEK

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. 

Let’s face it, sometimes we all need a little help getting up these giant WNC hills. We’re allowing e-bikes at this event and they will be scored in their own category, so all riders are welcome!

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!

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

Join us at 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

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Apple Festival Races 
presented by Hunter Subaru
Saturday, September 4, 2021

Join us for the Individual 8k run, a Team Challenge 5k (groups of 4 - combining times), and the Chick-fil-A Mini Moo One Mile fun run. Come out for this classic, family-friendly Hendersonville event!

All participants in the 8k and Team 5k will receive a free black, Brooks tech running event shirt with their registration, but you must register before August 1st at midnight to guarantee your preferred size! All Mini Moo participants will receive a different shirt for free with their registrations.

 

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Tour d’Apple
Mon, September 6, 2021

Tour d’Apple cycling event provides four exciting, challenging routes through Western North Carolina’s apple orchards, waterfalls, and mountains to benefit the charitable projects of the Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club. FREE Tour d’Apple t-shirt if registered prior to August 15th at midnight. Spend Labor Day riding your bike around the most beautiful scenery in WNC!

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Asheville Off-Road Series

presented by Hunter Subaru
 

Ride Kanuga, Hendersonville, NC
September 19, 2021

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
 

The 9th Annual Asheville Off Road Series is back for 2021!


This year, the Asheville Off Road Series presented by Hunter Subaru is held at the awesome venue - Ride Kanuga located near Asheville in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Join us for an amazing day of cycling, running, or both on Sunday, September 19, 2021!


The AORS (Asheville Off Road Series) consists of three main events: Asheville Duathlon, Trail Run, and Gravel Grinder Bike events. Each of these events gives a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts the ability to explore either by foot or by two wheels the Western North Carolina trails, gravel roads and scenic country paved roads.

This is a hugely popular event each year, so we suggest you register as soon as you can! Because of limited parking availability, this event is limited to 300 participants.

AORS FACEBOOK PAGE CLICK HERE

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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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Black Bear Half Marathon
presented by Hunter Subaru 

&

JUST ANNOUNCED!!!
BRAND NEW
MORRIS POWERED BY OPTIMUM 8K RACE

Hendersonville, North Carolina

October 9, 2021

 Don’t miss these races on peak leaf weekend in WNC!

The Black Bear Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru is back and it returns with a brand new shorter distance event, an 8k! These races in Hendersonville, NC both offer scenic, mostly flat courses along the Oklawaha Greenway.  The brand new Morris powered by Optimum 8k course is all about SPEED and will offer cash prizes for the fastest overall winners!

Both races include scenic views of fall foliage and a flat,  fast greenway course. 

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Trick or Trail 5k

presented by Hunter Subaru 

Dupont State Forest, North Carolina

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at 7:15pm

Registration opens Tuesday, August 10th at 3pm

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 have finalized our permit with Dupont and registration will be opening soon! Keep up-to-date by following our Trick or Trail Facebook Page HERE. Event limited to 150 participants. 
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South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K

presented by Hunter Subaru 

Biltmore Park, Asheville, North Carolina

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Registration opens Thursday, August 5th at 3pm!

 
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. 
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Ugly Sweater Run

presented by Hunter Subaru
 

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

Registration opens Thursday, August 26th at 3pm!

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.

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New Year’s Resolution Run

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina
January 1, 2022

Registration opens Thursday, September 9th at NOON

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. 

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iDaph Partner Events

COMING UP!

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
IC Imagine - FIne Arts 5k  —
 Saturday, September 18, 2021
Ramble Run 5k + 10k - Sunday, October 3, 2021
Fonta Flora BarnBurner 50k Mountain Bike Race – Saturday, Oct 16
Vampire 5K, Brevard, NC — Saturday, October 30, 2021
Jingle Jog, Hendersonville, NC — Saturday, December 11, 2021

 

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