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New Year's Resolution Run 2023

Sunday, January 1st, 2023

Race Start - 10:00am 

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina 


Audio version – 2023 New Year’s Resolution Run Event Guide PODCAST


Here’s all your need to know event info: 


Race Start

Both races start and finish in Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville, NC at 10:00am. The address is 80 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801. The race start is on Spruce Street. The finish line is beside Pack Square Park and Packs Tavern. 

Packet Pickup 

We have two options for you to get your race number and goodies!

Pre-event Packet Pickup

  • Date/time: Dec 31st from 1:00 - 3:00pm
  • Location: Pack Square Pavilion (121 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801)

Day-of Packet Pickup

  • Date/Time: Jan 1st from 8:30 - 9:30AM
  • Location: Pack Square Pavilion (121 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801)

No packet pickup will be available after 9:30am.

VERY IMPORTANT: Have your race number pinned on the FRONT of your shirt/outer layer! We must be able to see your race number at all times. If your race number is underneath a jacket, your time may not register on our timing system. 

If you had your race number and shirt shipped, you don’t need to check in at packet pickup. If you would like to get a goody bag, stop by the Merchandise tent after the race and grab one. 

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




There is plenty of available parking at nearby parking garages. You can also find metered street parking and parking at several nearby parking decks.



Race Route & Course Info

It is up to you to know the course and follow the course markings and signs along the route. We will have colored route arrows on the sidewalks and roads, and spray paint, tall directional signs and yard signs with arrows. In addition, volunteers, security personnel and police officers will be on the course. Please stay on the sidewalks when they are available to you. If there is not a sidewalk please run facing traffic on the left side of the road. Do not run in the middle of the road.

The Course time limit is NOON. 

Both the 5k and 10k courses are the same as 2022. 

10k Participants:

If you are participating in the 10k race, you will split from the 5k course at the 1.7 mile mark (at the water station) and continue straight ahead onto Kimberly Ave. This course split from the 5k race is at the intersection of Evelyn Pl, Kimberly Ave, and Edwin Pl.

The 10K Course starts on Spruce Street by Pack’s Tavern and makes a right on College Street and then a left on Oak Street. From there you’ll run on various streets through downtown Asheville, including Central Avenue, Charlotte Street, Kimberly Avenue and Country Club Road. You’ll pass through the beautiful Grove Park neighborhood and then make your way back via North Market Street and then to Spruce Street for the GRAND FINISH! For turn by turn directions, click on the GPS Route.


5k Participants: 

You will split from the 10k runners at mile 1.7 (at the water station). Watch for signage and course markings. 

5K and 10k courses start together on Spruce Street, make a right onto College Street and wind through Oak Street, Central Avenue, Charlotte Street and Evelyn Place. You’ll head back on North Market Street and finish back at Spruce Street for the GRAND FINISH! For turn by turn directions, click on the GPS Route.


Water Station - provided by Green Moose Fuel and Fleet Feet Asheville, with water and of course, Green Moose fuel! Located at Kimberly Avenue/Evelyn Place/Edwin Place intersection. 5k and 10k runners will pass this station at mile 1.7. 10k runners will utilize this water station 2x. 



‘Confession Booth’ & Reveal Your Resolution Photo Contest!

Reveal your Resolution Photo Contest

Express how you plan to show up heading into the new year and you could win a FREE ENTRY for yourself and a friend for the 2024 New Year’s Resolution Run! For more information, CLICK HERE!

Also be on the lookout for the white backdrop. Grab a Sharpie marker and finish the sentence, “THIS YEAR, I WILL…” Share your dreams and goals for 2023!


Post Race Festivities

  • Your super cool, 2023 Resolution Run finisher medal will be waiting for you at the finish line!  
  • Enjoy a delicious mini cupcake from Smallcakes!
  • Grab hot coffee and drinks from Bare Bones Brew Haus and brunch or lunch from Tahini Jar Food Truck. Please bring cash and help support these awesome local businesses! 
  • Stop by and visit Yoga and Massage for a post-race massage.
  • Vitalee PT will be onsite performing injury screenings.
  • YogaSix will have yoga mats out for post-race stretching, weather-pending.
  • Stop by the Merchandise tent and shop for all your new favorites, including the new Run Local hoodies, long sleeve RUN AVL shirts and other Free to Run shirts, water bottles, magnets and decals, and much more!



Results will be posted online HERE as soon as they are available throughout the race. If you notice a discrepancy in your race results while you are at the race, please go to the timing tent at the finish line before the awards ceremony. If you have questions about your results, reach out to support@idaph.net


Awards Ceremony/Prize Pickup

We will have an award ceremony at approximately 11am after the race (on stage in Pack Square). You can also pick up your award after January 3 at Fleet Feet Asheville in Biltmore Park.

In-Person Event Awards

We have some awesome awards for this event, including custom campfire mugs and pint glasses! Fleet Feet Asheville will also provide Gift Certificates to the overall and masters winners.

Overall (Top 3 in each gender)
Masters (Top 1 in each gender)
Age Groups (Overall winner (first place) in each gender)
12 and under
70-79 (top 3)
80+ (top 3)

Cash prizes for the 10k!

Cash prizes for the overall top three male and female winners of the 10k!

1st place - $100

2nd place - $75

3rd place - $50

Must be present at the awards ceremony to accept your cash prize! 


Holiday Hustle Series 

The Resolution Run is the final race of the Holiday Hustle Series! If you completed in all three races to complete the series, don’t forget to stay til the awards ceremony to get your Holiday Hustle bonus medal!


Post Race Photos

You can find post race photos here in the photo gallery. 



If you or a friend or family member is in need of a place to stay while in town for the event, be sure to check out Wrong Way River Lodge & Cabins! 

Phone: 828-585-7747

Reservation Link: CLICK HERE and use code NEWYEARSRACE when booking your stay.



New Year's Resolution Run 2023