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Asheville Marathon and Half

Asheville Marathon and Half

While in the final stages of preparing for registration to open tonight at midnight, we received word that the Asheville Marathon and Half will not receive the necessary final approvals to take place at the Biltmore Estate on March 20th, 2021. 

This news came as a complete shock, and we genuinely empathize with the disappointment of everyone who has already dedicated hard work and planning in preparation for the half this year. Believe us; we feel that exact pain ourselves. Since receiving the news, we have opened conversations with the City of Asheville to determine a possible new location for the event on the same date. 

New Years Resolution Run

New Years Resolution Run

The 7th Annual Resolution Run 5K and 10K races through the streets of Downtown Asheville, NC on New Year’s Day, at a reasonable 10:00 am. Leave 2020 behind (like for REALZ) and let’s start 2021 off with a nice refreshing “leave it all behind” experience through downtown Asheville. This race welcomes families and participants of all ages to come run or crawl their way to completing their FIRST New Year’s Resolution! Bring warm layers of clothes, tie up your running shoes, and get ready to ‘run into’ 2021!

2021 Resolution Shirt
resolution run medal

Race Details:
10K
Start Times: 10 am-10:30 AM with 10-minute wave intervals of 50 participants max
5K
Start Times: 10:30-11 AM - 10 MINUTE waves
Challenge
Start Times: 10am-10:19 AM. Run both courses for a 15K. Special prizes for overall winners!

Each event is capped at 150 participants. 

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

Course time limit is 12 pm (noon).

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, Race Swag and Commemorative Finisher Medal.
• A free custom t-shirt to commemorate your first fitness goal of the year!

Free T-shirt deadline:
Participants who sign up before December 13th at midnight receive a free custom New Year’s Resolution t-shirt! Switch it out for a long-sleeve for an additional $10.

New Years Resolution Run

Registration is now open for the New Year’s Resolution Run in downtown Asheville

Kiss 2020 goodbye!

Join iDaph Event’s 2021 New Year’s Resolution Run in downtown Asheville

Celebrate the love of running, fitness, and the new year with iDaph Events 7th Annual Resolution Run, set for New Year’s Day on Friday, January 1st, 2021 in downtown Asheville, NC.

This annual in-person running event has assigned wave start times beginning at 10 am, so you can watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve and still get up in time to kick off the first day of the year on the right foot.

The race starts and ends in Pack Square, Asheville’s historic public square and the heart of Asheville. The New Year’s Resolution Run is a great way to stick to your fitness goals and stay active throughout the winter months while exploring the streets of downtown Asheville and its surrounding neighborhoods. The 10 Mile distance will not take place this year; instead, a 10K has been put in its place, along with the traditional 5K route. There is also a challenge option for endurance runners, which allows runners to run both the 5k and 10k distances for a total of 9.3 miles.

“After what we have been through as a community over the past year, I cannot imagine a better way to start off the new 2021 year,” says Race Director Daphne Kirkwood. “The New Year’s Resolution Run is an opportunity to let go of the last year together, safely and in-person.”

Changes due to COVID-19

As all of iDaph Events running events since the pandemic, this event will have major changes implemented to allow for a safe and socially distanced event. When runners register they must choose a wave start time and stick to that time when they start the race. The assigned wave start times are to ensure that runners stay socially distanced throughout the race from start to finish, and it eliminates a mass start. Each event has been capped at 150 participants.

A conditional permit has been approved by the City of Asheville on November 9, 2020 for this annual event to take place in downtown Asheville.

Runners are encouraged to bring their own water and nutrition for this event. In order to provide a safe experience for all runners, there will be no water stations or fuel stations on the race course.

For more changes due to COVID-19, please visit the Resolution Run website.

New for 2021! Virtual Option

Runners not ready to attend an in-person event or if from out of town are still able to be part of this annual Resolution Run. A virtual option for this event is also available, and runners can run the same course or a course anywhere to commemorate the start of a brand new year. Virtual participants will have access to the course information and receive all the cool swag mailed directly to their home. Top finishers are also eligible for prizes.

In-person event

5K and 10k runners participating in the in-person event will receive a race t-shirt, a commemorative finisher medal, a chip-timed race, a fully-marked course and a goody bag with their registration fee. Challenge runners will also receive an additional swag item. These swag items are a fun way to commemorate the first run of the year, and a reminder to runners that they have stuck to their fitness goals.

“For many, the t-shirt and commemorative medal will be a reminder to leave 2020 behind and provide a token of hope as together we look forward to a more healthy future in 2021,” says Kirkwood.

No after-party: But we can still have fun!

To commemorate the new year, a fresh start and the Resolution Run accomplishment, all finishers will receive a custom-designed finisher medal after they cross the finish line.

To discourage the gathering of crowds, there will not be any post-event celebrations for the in-person New Year’s Resolution Run. However, runners and spectators can check out Baires Food Truck, which will be on-site at the event serving up their delicious breakfast empanadas and special New Year’s empanadas, along with hot drinks such as hot chocolate and coffee.

There is plenty of space at Pack Square for spectators to come and cheer on their favorite runner during this event. We do ask that spectators wear masks and stay socially distanced from others while attending.

The awards ceremony will be held via Zoom the week following the event to announce overall finishers.

Sign up: Spots are limited!

It is time to say goodbye and good riddance to 2020 and HELLO 2021! For more details about this event, click the button below. 

Please note: If the permit conditions change due to COVID-19 event gathering restrictions, this event will be moved to a different location. There are no deferrals or refunds for this event.

New Year's Resolution Runners in downtown Asheville

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Pop Up 5K in the Park Fall Series

Pop Up 5K in the Park Fall Series

The Pop-up 5k in the Park Series has been extended through October! Join us for our Brand New Fall Series! 
You can also participate in the Pop Up 5K Virtual Challenge at any park, anytime!
This is our newest, creative and socially distant event! No frills - just running! Our iDaph Team will be at Fletcher Park EVERY Wednesday in October to offer you a bib and a chip timed 5K event for $10 per event, or $50 for the series. 

We have rolling starts from 5-6:30pm. Arrive anytime between these hours and we will cheer you on from a safe, 6′ distance away. We want to motivate you to run and stay healthy, offer some stress relief and have a whole lot of fun.

You can also sign up for the Pop Up in the 5K Park Virtual Challenge and run at any park of your choosing, at any time. Your results will be easily submitted from your electronic device through our online registration.

$1 from every registration will go to the Fletcher Park Development Fund for enhancing and adding sitting and shaded areas within the park.

Let’s have some fun running together safely this summer!

This is a dog-friendly event! Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.

Pop Up 5K in the Park Fall Series

Pop Up 5K in the Park Fall Series

The Pop-up 5k in the Park Series has been extended through October! Join us for our Brand New Fall Series! 
You can also participate in the Pop Up 5K Virtual Challenge at any park, anytime!
This is our newest, creative and socially distant event! No frills - just running! Our iDaph Team will be at Fletcher Park EVERY Wednesday in October to offer you a bib and a chip timed 5K event for $10 per event, or $50 for the series. 

We have rolling starts from 5-6:30pm. Arrive anytime between these hours and we will cheer you on from a safe, 6′ distance away. We want to motivate you to run and stay healthy, offer some stress relief and have a whole lot of fun.

You can also sign up for the Pop Up in the 5K Park Virtual Challenge and run at any park of your choosing, at any time. Your results will be easily submitted from your electronic device through our online registration.

$1 from every registration will go to the Fletcher Park Development Fund for enhancing and adding sitting and shaded areas within the park.

Let’s have some fun running together safely this summer!

This is a dog-friendly event! Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.