Welcome New Year’s Resolution Runners! We can’t wait to see you kick off 2020 with us! Here’s what you need to know for the event.
PLEASE NOTE: At 1 ½ miles the course splits and the 5k turns left onto Evelyn Place at the first water station and the 10 mile runners will get on the side walk and run straight on Kimberly Avenue.
Pre Packet Pick-up will be Tuesday, December 31st, 2020, 2-4 pm, at our presenting sponsor’s office, BAIRD Hilliard-Lyons Baird (79 Woodfin Place #103, Asheville NC) on New Year’s Eve. Be sure to thank them and our other major sponsor, AlignLife East Asheville, for helping to make this event possible!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Pre-Packet Pick Up:
When: Tuesday, December 31st, 2020 2-4 pm
Where: Hilliard-Lyons Baird, 79 Woodfin Pl #103, Asheville, NC
The first 250 participants to pick up their bib at Packet Pickup on New Year’s Eve AT BAIRD, will get one of these 2020 Spirited Headbands!
Race Day Packet Pick-Up
When: Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 (Race Day) 8:00-9:30am
IMPORTANT NOTE: WE WILL CLOSE REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP PROMPTLY at 9:30AM on race day.
Where: Pack Square Park (Race Hub) at 121 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
‘Tis the season of giving!
‘Tis the season of giving! What better way than to bring a pair of new or gently used tennis shoes to the race to donate to Western Carolina Rescue Ministries. WCRM, is hosting a shoe drive during packet pick-up and on race day. All attendees are encouraged to bring tennis shoes to donate in support of WCRM’s annual Foot Care Clinic.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8 to 9:30 am – Packet pick up and registration will be at Pack Square Park (Race Hub)
9:00 am – Food available (burritos) from Baad Sheep Burritos, and there will be snacks!
10:00 am – Race starts at the intersection of Spruce Street & College Street (beside Pack Square)
11:30 am – (approximately) 5k Awards Ceremonies held near finish area on stage in Pack Square Park
12:00 pm – (approximately) 10 Mile Awards Ceremonies held near finish area on stage in Pack Square Park
12:30 pm – Course cutoff - participants may continue but will be unassisted.
RACE START LINE
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
FROM WEST OF ASHEVILLE:
Follow I-40 E and I-240 E to US-74 ALT E/Patton Ave in Asheville. Take exit 4B from I-240 E.
FROM NORTH OF ASHEVILLE:
Follow I-26 E/US-19 S/US-23 S toward Asheville, Take the Patton Avenue exit on the left toward Downtown and continue onto US-74 ALT E/Patton Ave.
FROM EAST OF ASHEVILLE:
Follow I-40 W. Take I-240 W to US-70 E/Charlotte St in Asheville. Take exit 5B from I-240 W, Continue on US-70 E/Charlotte St. Take College St to N Pack Square.
FROM SOUTH OF ASHEVILLE:
Follow I-26 W to US-74 ALT E/Patton Ave in Asheville. Take exit 4B from I-240 E, Continue onto US-74 ALT E/Patton Ave.
Street parking is available in Downtown Asheville and parking garages will be open.
iDaph Events Timing Services offers live results during the event, and we will have preliminary results posted online shortly after you cross the finish line. The Resolution Run is a Chip Timed event.
VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure your bib is VISIBLE on the front of your clothing. If it is tucked underneath jackets/clothes it will not read over the timing mat.
Results can be found on our homepage. Results will be live and updated throughout the race.
Please see map below for more details.
Water Station #1: Both 5k and 10 mile participants will pass this water station located at the corner of Evelyn & Edwin Place approximately located at mile 1.5. 10 Mile participants will pass this water station again at approximately mile 8.5.
Water Station #2: 10 Mile participants will pass this water station after crossing Merrimon Avenue and entering the dirt bath around Beaver Lake, located approximately at mile 5.
Port-a-Jons will be located at Pack Square Park near the Start & Finish Line. Additional restrooms are located in the visitors center next to the Start Line.
Celebrate with us!
Join us for awards, food and hot beverages after you cross the finish line!
11:30 am (approximately)
5k Awards Ceremonies held near finish area in Pack Square Park
12:00 pm (approximately)
10 Mile Awards Ceremonies held near finish area on stage in Pack Square Park
Course cutoff - participants may continue but will be unassisted.
Bring cash or card and enjoy some delicious post-event treats!
Baa’d Sheep Burritos will be at the 2020 New Year’s Resolution Run to serve up their delicious breakfast and lunch burritos! Stop by for a hot beverage or yummy meal and/or snack and add even MORE greatness to your New Year’s Day! Baa’d Sheep Burritos is an independent, family owned burrito restaurant in Mars Hill, NC serving the freshest ingredients in their creative recipes.
Bare Bones Brew Haus will be serving up their European style coffee and other hot beverages. Be sure to stop by for some of the best locally roasted coffees — European cart style!
Give your body some love and enjoy a massage by YAM Yoga and Massage after the race! Everyone is welcome to participate. Please bring cash - these massages are donation based!
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