Race FAQs

Saturday, May 13, 2023
Hendersonville, North Carolina

Frequently Asked Questions
When and where is the race?

May 13, 2023
Both races go through Hendersonville, NC and end on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville.

What's included in my entry fee?
  • Brooks Dri-Fit Tech shirt (NEW FOR 2023: shirts will be available in men’s and women’s sizes)
  • Hunter Subaru Goody Bag, filled with goodies
  • A unique, custom-designed, commemorative finisher medal
  • A complimentary beer after the race! (21+)
  • Complimentary shuttles for all participants
  • NEW FOR 2023: A pre-race-day Expo featuring local community partners, vendors, merchandise and more
  • A first-class running experience in the late spring in Western North Carolina!
  • A well-supported half marathon race with rolling starts to enhance the participant experience from start-to-finish
  • NEW FOR 2023: A 10k mass start at 9am
  • A scenic, fast, downhill half marathon course and a moderately flat, 10k route in the heart of Hendersonville, NC
  • Free parking available for race participants at the Dogwood Parking lot in downtown Hendersonville
  • Course fully-marked with route signs and course markings on the road
  • Course preview video and course maps to get you prepped for race day
  • Chip-timing for accurate, live results
  • Spectator-friendly courses
  • One-of-a-kind race awards made locally
  • Easy access for race participants to attend the Hendersonville Farmers Market happening a few blocks away from the finish line. The Farmers Market offers farm fresh foods, crafts, food trucks, live entertainment, and more!
  • Live Music at the post-race party
Are there limited entries?

Yes! We have 1,000 spots in the half and 500 in the 10K!

How do you time the events?

We use MyLaps Timing system. There will be a timing chip on the back of your race bib and their will be timing mats placed along the course and at the finish line. 

I have a friend who would like to volunteer, can they help?

YES! We always need an extra set of hands! Email support@idaph.net and we will get you connected!

How do I cancel my registration?

Above all else, we are striving to make this event as safe as it can possibly be for all our participants, volunteers, and staff. If you’re feeling unwell (or uncomfortable participating), we want you to be able to stay home and join us next year without feeling like you’re losing out. In order to make that happen, we are allowing everyone to transfer their registration to the virtual event at any point before the start of the race. Transferring your entry to virtual is free until Sunda, May 8 and after that it will be $10 to switch. In the virtual event, you’ll run anywhere you like, post your results, and have your swag mailed to you after the event.


REFUNDS: We have a small, but mighty team that is working on all the details to produce this event safe for you and everyone in our community in attendance. We are incurring the expenses for production well before the day of the event, and we will not be able to provide a refund to you should you want to cancel your registration, or if the event itself has to be cancelled due to the pandemic, weather, or an act of god.


TRANSFERS: All participants can transfer into the virtual version of their event up until the day of the event. Email support@idaph.net for instructions on how to transfer. There will be no refunds for the price difference between events.


CANCELLATION: As we all know the pandemic changes things quickly! We ask that you be flexible and patient as we may have to adjust things for this event up until the event takes place. In the event that the U.S. or NC government declares a new stay-at-home order or places new restrictions on gatherings and we are not able to have the in person event, all in-person event registrations will automatically be converted to the virtual event. If it gets switched to a virtual event, you will have your swag mailed to you for free.

Is this a dog & stroller friendly course?

Because the roads will be open to traffic the course is not dog or stroller friendly.

Can I pick up my packet on race day?

There will be LIMITED bib pickup service available on race day for both events, near the start lines. This will be for race bibs ONLY. Shirts and goody bags must be picked up after the race at the Merchandise Tent. We will not have these items available on race morning. For 10k runners the bib pickup will be at the YMCA Hendersonville from 8 – 8:30am. The half marathon bib pickup will be at the start line for the half marathon at the top of Jump Off Rock from 6:45 – 7:15am.

Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate bib pickup after these hours!

If you would like to have your items before you race and you know you can’t make it to Friday’s packet pickup session, we highly suggest you choose the convenient ship my swag option for $10 to alleviate race day stress.

Full List of Registration Dates & Events 

SUPER EARLY REGISTRATION

SEPT 7 – JAN 1

 

REGULAR REGISTRATION

FEB 13 – APRIL 30

FREE T-SHIRT DEADLINE

SUNDAY, MARCH 5 at midnight

EARLY REGISTRATION

JAN 2 – FEB 12

 

LATE REGISTRATION

MAY 1 – RACE DAY

PACKET PICK UP & RACE EXPO

MAY 12, 2023

11:00am – 3:00pm/LOCATION TBD

NEW FOR 2023: Pre-Race-Day Expo!

There will be a pre-race-day Expo and packet pickup at Continuum (147c 1st Ave E, Hendersonville, NC 28792 – https://www.continuumartnc.com/) on Friday, May 12th from 11am – 3pm. In addition to packet pickup, the Expo will feature local community partners, vendors, merchandise and much more!


All registration will close at the end of the Expo. If you can’t make it to the Expo to pick your packet up the day before the race, you have new options for 2023:

1. Have someone else pick up your packet for you at the Expo.

2. Select the Pre-Event Shipping option to have your packet mailed to you.

Register by Sunday, April 30th at midnight and choose the option to have your packet mailed to you for only $10! Choose this option during registration or add it to your registration through the Race Store. Packets will be shipped out approximately 1 1/2 – 2 weeks prior to the event.

3. Use the LIMITED* bib pickup service on race day.

*There will be LIMITED bib pickup service available on race day for both events, near the start lines. This will be for race bibs ONLY. Shirts and goody bags must be picked up after the race at the Merchandise Tent. We will not have these items available on race morning. For 10k runners the bib pickup will be at the YMCA Hendersonville from 8 – 8:30am. The half marathon bib pickup will be at the start line for the half marathon at the top of Jump Off Rock from 6:45 – 7:15am.

Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate bib pickup after these hours!

If you would like to have your items before you race and you know you can’t make it to Friday’s packet pickup session, we highly suggest you choose the convenient ship my swag option for $10 to alleviate race day stress.

VIRTUAL RACE

For runners not able to attend in person, the virtual race is a good option to achieve a goal, and run the miles on your own, wherever and whenever you want. All virtual runners will receive a commemorative race shirt and finisher medal.

Register to Race!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!