Monday, August 17, 2015

iDaph Events announces outdoor fall events

Greater Asheville/Hendersonville, NC- The remainder of the 2015 iDaph Events on our calendar are highlighted below.  We have added a brand new bike gravel grinder (40 and 60 mile options) at Biltmore Estate on September 13th. This mountain bike (or cyclocross bike) event is done entirely on the Biltmore Estate property. Tourist and competitive bike riders encouraged to attend. In addition, we have added a night trail running event at Dupont State Forest on Halloween Eve. This 5 mile and 1 mile trail run and spooky sprint is sure to be a Halloween favorite and new family tradition. 

2015 Fall Racing Schedule: 

August 13th: Lung Buster Cycling Time Trial Series-Elk Mountain Hill Climb
Elk Mountain Scenic Highway, Asheville, NC
5 mile uphill climb (one way) with scenic switch backs along Elk Mtn Hwy designed to test lungs and legs!

September 13th: Asheville Du the Du, 10k Trail Race, Gravel Grinder Bike Races, & Du 4 Kids at Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC
Duathlon: 5k road run, off-road 10mi. bike, 5k run on packed dirt , 10k:  dirt/gravel road and single track, 6.2 mile trail run on packed dirt. Run/Bike Duathlon for Kid’s. Brand new gravel grinder bike events (40 and 60 mile options). Part of the Royal Trifecta Challenge. Limited Spots Available.

October 11th: Dig the Du "Dirty Duathlon" (off road - run/bike/run) & Kids Du 2 Event
Sky Valley Farm, Sky Valley Road, Hendersonville, NC
Benefiting OpenDoors of Asheville, ‘WNC’s Dirty Duathlon’ returns for off-roading fun! Multi-sport athletes, trail runners, and mountain bikers get ready to Dig into this Du! Also, a KIDS duathlon (run/bike) event! 

October 30th: Trick or Trail 5 Mile Race & One Mile Spooky Sprint
Guion Farm, DuPont State Forest, 3045 Sky Valley Rd, Hendersonville, NC
Strap on headlamps and light up the night as you duke it out in the dusk on the twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system, not knowing what bogies and specters might lurk around each corner! The Halloween themed One Mile Fun Run is a great chance for kids and kids-at-heart alike to break costumes out a day early!
Limited to 300 participants. 

Looking ahead to 2016:
January 1st: New Year's Resolution Run 
Downtown Asheville
Start 2016 off with a bang! This race welcomes families and participants of all ages to come run or crawl their way to completing their first resolution! 

February 21st: Frostbite 10k/5k Run
Lelia Patterson Center, Fletcher, NC 
Registration opening September 2015

March 12 and 13th: 4th Annual Asheville Marathon and Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
Now 2 days of racing at Biltmore Estate! Join us for one or both days (our new Backyard to Vineyard Challenge) and run entirely on Biltmore Estate property. 
Limited to 3,000 participants

If you are an avid racer, non-competitive runner, tourist bike rider, volunteer, or spectator, you should plan to take advantage of all that iDaph Events has to offer through year’s end. 

Sponsorship & Volunteer Opportunities- If your organization is interested in becoming an official sponsor or partner with any of our events, please direct all queries and requests to Volunteers are also needed to assist with all manner of race day tasks. Those interested can signup online at, or by e-mailing us directly. For more information about these and other iDaph Events, check us out online on Twitter, Facebook, and, or contact us directly at

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