Light up the Night 5k

Light up the Night 5k


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.

Light up the Night Results, Photos and More

Light up the Night Results, Photos and More

Light up the Night 5k

Congrats to all the 3rd Annual Light up the Night 5k finishers! We are so proud of each and every one of you. Thank you so much for supporting the efforts of the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries and showing up to race with us tonight at Carrier Park in Asheville, NC! We had a blast with all of you!


Online results are HERE. 


If you are an award winner but weren’t able to stay to receive your prize, you can pick it up at Fleet Feet Asheville starting on Monday, August 9th after 3:00 PM. The awards will be available all week after that until the end of August. 


Check out your awesome race photos HERE! 


Be SOCIAL with us! Follow our Instagram page and share your race day photos and videos with us for a re-share! Use hashtag #LUTN2021! 

Helping our community

Helping our community

$7,000 Raised for Western Carolina Rescue Mission

The inaugural Light Up the Night 5K on Friday, August 9th, ended up exceeding our expectations. Thanks to the support of community members, runners, and members of Western Carolina Rescue Mission (WCRM), we were able to raise $7,000 to help combat homelessness in our local area.

Our iDaph Team is very grateful to be a part of our community in such a positive and meaningful way. Not only do we help provide an athletic outlet to so many of our participants; we also offer free training clinics  through our AVL Winter Bike League and AVL Swim League.

Our iDaph events help raise funds for nonprofits, and our  iDream Athletes Foundation provides opportunities for Western North Carolina youth and adults who are unable to pay for sporting event fees, coaching, travel expenses and/or equipment to train for and/or participate in our WNC sporting events. 

We love our community and we proudly support it. Thank you to all of you who participate in our events, whether you sign up, volunteer or donate funds. If you would like to get involved with our organization, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email or call (828) 684-0812

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