2022 Holiday Hustle | Join the series!

2022 Holiday Hustle | Join the series!

Need a little extra motivation to keep running during the holiday season? Join us for our newest running series: the Holiday Hustle!


Participants can join us either in-person or virtually (or a combo of both) for these three races:


And will get an awesome ‘Holiday Hustle’ medal on New Year’s Day! To enter the Holiday Hustle series, just sign up for each of the three events listed above and you will be automatically added. The deadline to register for the three races in the series to get the medal is Tuesday, November 1st, 2022. There’s no better way to get through the holidays than crushing goals and winning extra bling!

South Asheville Turkey Trot - iDaph Events
The South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K is on November 24, 2022 - Thanksgiving Day in Biltmore Park Town Square, South Asheville, North Carolina.
Ugly Sweater Run - iDaph Events
Join us for the 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Run 5K & 10K presented by Hunter Subaru, December 3rd at the Riveter in Mills River, NC! Running, food, beer, Ugly Sweater Costume contest, activities and more on the first Saturday in December!
Resolution Run Asheville - iDaph Events
Start your New Year on the right foot! Join us in downtown Asheville, NC for the 8th Annual New Year’s Resolution Run 5K & 10K on New Year’s Day.
Ugly Sweater Run

Ugly Sweater Run

Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Run 5K & 10K at the Riveter in Mills River! Ugly Sweaters and holiday cheer are strongly encouraged! 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. You’ll start at the Riveter and run along scenic farm roads, and return to the Riveter for even more merriment. There’ll be delicious food, drinks and refreshments (including adult beverages and coffee), and plenty of activities including a premier bike park and a climbing wall. Chill out after the race and unwind at a socially-distanced flow, indoor yoga class at the the Riveter’s yoga studio. 

Ugly Sweater Run results, prizes and more…

Ugly Sweater Run results, prizes and more…

Congrats runners! Thank you for joining us at the 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Run presented by Hunter Subaru at the Riveter. What an incredible weather day and so much festive fun was had by all! Ya’ll out did yourselves with all the creative ugly sweaters this year. It was awesome to see all your smiling faces and everyone having so much fun together.  We are so grateful for each and every one of you and your participation. Congrats to all of your accomplishments, personal records and for showing up and toeing the start line and getting to the finish! 

Save the date for Saturday, December 3, 2022 for the 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Run! Follow the Ugly Sweater Run Facebook page for all the updates!


Click on the Race Results button below for all Results and Top Finisher information. Congrats to you all! 

Question about results? Email support@idaph.net. 

Ugly Sweater Run Mug


Congrats to the overall winners who received an Ugly Sweater mug and a gift certificate to Fleet Feet Asheville!


OVERALL MALE: James Mauney - 42:44

OVERALL FEMALE: Valerie Gortmaker - 46:27


OVERALL MALE: Arthur Drexler - 20:15

OVERALL FEMALE: Madeline Ustanik - 22:02

Age Group Award winners are listed under the RACE RESULTS TAB. 

Didn’t pick up your award at the race? Go pick up your award at Fleet Feet Asheville. Or, not local - you can have your mug shipped HERE.


  • Top 3 overall finishers (male/female) will receive a prize + a Fleet Feet gift certificate!
  • First place masters finishers (male/female) will receive a prize + a Fleet Feet gift certificate!
  • Top 3 in the following Age Group categories:
    • 12 and under
    • 13-19
    • 20 - 29
    • 30 -39
    • 40 - 49
    • 50 - 59
    • 60 - 69
    • 70 + up

“Ugly Sweater Costume Contest Winners”

  • Chris Larsen
  • Susan Rickert
  • Nate Gearles
  • Amy Chandler
  • Jennifer Petosa
  • Kasey Gruen
  • Leanne Bledsoe
  • Callie Carnahan
  • Anna Heard

Send us a message - support@idaph.net if you are a costume winner and didn’t pick up your prize. 


The first batch of race photos are HERE! We will continue to add photos throughout the week. 


It’s time for holiday gifts. Get yourself, your runner friend or family member a gift from our shop. If you missed picking up a race shirt, order one here. We have a few sizes available.

Get yours click here! 


Free to Run Shirt


Be SOCIAL with us! 

Follow our Instagram page and share your race day photos and videos with us for a re-share! Tag @idaphevents and #uglysweaterrun on your posts ans stories.

Thank you to all our incredible race partners!

Ugly Sweater Run Sponsors

Love Holiday Events? So do we! More opportunities to be festive, have fun and do something good for you!

New Year’s Resolution Run 5k and 10k in Downtown Asheville, NC 

New Year’s Day at 10am! Start your year off on the right foot. Celebrate 2022 with us on January 1st. New this year, ceramic campfire mugs for all finishers and a HOT CHOCOLATE BAR! More info HERE. 

All finishers get an awesome, ceramic, campfire mug when you cross the finish line! 

Ugly Sweater Run | Event Guide

Ugly Sweater Run | Event Guide

We can’t wait to see you at the

Ugly Sweater Run

presented by Hunter Subaru

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Race Start 8:30am 

This is a mass start race, not a rolling start. We cannot accomodate late starts for this event. 


Here’s all your need to know event info: 

The start and finish line are both at the Riveter, at the same location. Both races start together at the same time promptly at 8:30am. The turnaround for the 10k (to go do the second loop) is near the front entrance of the Riveter. Please familiarize yourself with this spot before you start the race and pay attention to the volunteers. 

The course cut off for both races is 10am. 

To switch from the 10k to the 5k or vice versa please email support@idaph.net. 

Packet Pick-up

You’ll have two options to pick up your race packets this year.

1. Pre-event packet pick-up will be at Hunter Subaru, 220 Hunter Airport Drive, Fletcher, NC 28732 on Friday, December 3 from 3-5PM. We highly suggest you pick up your packet early for a less hectic experience on race day.

2. Race Day packet pickup - 7am-8am inside the Riveter. 


Location: 701 Old Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732

If you have any questions please email support@idaph.net.


The parking lot is next to the Riveter’s main entrance. To avoid congestion, we suggest coming off of Hwy 280, on Ferncliff Park Drive. You will come to a roundabout and go around the roundabout. Then you’ll see the sign for the Riveter on Old Fanning Bridge Road. Go past the main entrance and you’ll see the gravel/grass parking lot which is right next to the Riveter.  Please drive SLOW when you when you leave the race, and watch for runners on the road. The parking lot exit is on the race route. 

Once you park your vehicle, there is a small walk path between the parking lot and the Riveter you can use to get to the start line. You can use the restrooms inside the Riveter building. There are changing rooms also! 

Race Route

PLEASE NOTE: A portion of the Ugly Sweater Run is on NC State University Research private property. We have gained special permission for use of this area for race day only. There is no pre-course training allowed on these parts of the course.

Runners on roads with vehicular traffic (Old Fanning Bridge Road) need to run facing TOWARDS traffic on the LEFT side of the road. Please go single file on the side if a car is passing.

Run Course

The Ugly Sweater 5K & 10K are 3.1 & 6.2 miles of festive awesomeness. You’ll start at the Riveter and run along rural paved roads, scenic farm roads, and return to the Riveter for even more merriment. While we expect little traffic on the rural roads and course, it is open to vehicular traffic, this is not a closed course. The 10K will do the same loop from the Riveter twice, twice the miles, twice the beautiful scenery!


10K Ugly Sweater Run

The Ugly Sweater 10K is 6.2 miles along the same route as the 5K — TWICE! Get double the fun when you run this course!


Water Station

Green Moose Fuel is hosting this year’s water station on the course! 

5k: mile 1.5

10k: mile 1.5 and 4.5

Fun post race activities at the Riveter! 

Your finisher ornament is waiting for you at the finish! 

• Bring some cash! Grab a delicious brunch (we heard they are bringing chicken and waffles with bacon!!) from the yummy food truck - OB Skewered, and a delicious hot beverage from Bare Bones Brew Haus.

Stick around after your run, there are lots of fun activities to do at the Riveter!

The Riveter has a variety of activities for you and your family.

• Check out the climbing wall and bike park. Participants get a discounted pass to the bike park!

• Riveter bar will be open with be local beers on tap! 

• The Riveter is offering a yoga Flow class after the run. Check out their schedule online. 

Costume Contest!

Wear the BEST Ugly Sweater and win a prize! The Riveter will be giving away prizes for the Annual Ugly Sweater Run Costume Contest on Race Day. We will award Ugly Sweater Run contest winners at the awards ceremony!


Results will be posted here thoughout the event.



  • Top 3 overall finishers (male/female) will receive a ceramic mug + a Fleet Feet gift certificate!
  • First place masters finishers (male/female) will receive a ceramic mug + a Fleet Feet gift certificate!
  • Top 3 in the following Age Group categories:
    • 12 and under
    • 13-19
    • 20 - 29
    • 30 -39
    • 40 - 49
    • 50 - 59
    • 60 - 69
    • 70 + up

Ugly Sweater Run Mug

Award Ceremony

5k Awards will be handed out at approximatley 9:45am, 10k awards will be handed out afterwards.

Not able to hang out and wait for your award? You can pick yours up the week after the event at Fleet Feet Asheville or have it shipped for $10.

Run Local Accessories

Our Run Local accessories are a great way to celebrate all things running and make great holiday gifts for your runner friends and family members! These are available to purchase on race day at the Riveter. While supplies last. 

Ugly Sweater Run Sponsors

Grab your calendar & sign up for these upcoming events!

Grab your calendar & sign up for these upcoming events!


Light Up the Night 5k
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.


Jump Off Rock Hill Climb

presented by Hunter Subaru 

Laurel Park, Hendersonville, North Carolina
Sunday, August 8


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!


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


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.



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!


Asheville Off-Road Series

presented by Hunter Subaru

Ride Kanuga, Hendersonville, NC
September 19, 2021


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.



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. 

Black Bear Half Marathon
presented by Hunter Subaru 



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. 


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. 

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. 

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.


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. 


iDaph Partner Events


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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