Here’s what you need to know for Packet Pick-up and Race Day.
Thank you for signing up for the New Year’s Resolution Run in downtown Asheville! May we all get off on the RIGHT FOOT together with this annual run on the first day of the year. Let’s all bring positivity, fun and enthusiasm to this special day that will mark a new beginning for each and everyone one of us.
Please take a moment to read through our pre-event guide blog. It has important information regarding the event. You can also download and listen to the iDaph Events Podcast for information about the Resolution Run, or check out the recorded podcast on YouTube.
Looking for other activities around the area for New Year’s? Visit here to find out about more local happenings to ring in the New Year.
VERY IMPORTANT: All participants must read and sign the COVID Certification and Release prior to participating in the race on Friday. THIS HAS been emailed to all participants to view and sign.
Rolling Wave Starts
The race starts and finishes in Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville, NC. The address is 80 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801.
In order to safely socially-distance runners throughout the race, we have implemented rolling wave starts for this event. There is no mass start. When you registered online you selected a wave start time. You can show up and begin your race at any point during that 10 minute time window. 10k runners will start first according to the wave start time that you selected when you registered online.
- 10:00 AM - 10:09 AM
- 10:10 AM - 10:19 AM
- 10:20 AM - 10:29 AM
5k runners wave starts are the following times:
- 10:30 AM - 10:39 AM
- 10:40 AM - 10:49 AM
- 10:50 AM - 10:59 AM1
As soon as you get to the start line you will start your race. No hanging out. No waiting around…. so don’t come to the start line until you are READY TO GO! This rolling start style of race is more laid back and doesn’t have that same amount of pressure that a mass start race does. The start and finish line are both in Pack Square, in two separate locations.
The brand new Challenge, which is both the 5K and 10K, runners must start the 10k first and you would have signed up online for a 10k wave start time. If you are participating in the Challenge, we suggest that you start your race close to 10am, no later than 10:19 am. You will finish the 10k race at the finish chute, then go to the start line again and do the 5k course.
Participants in the Challenge will be competing in the 5k and the 10k races and listed in each of those results. We will not have a ‘cummulative’ time or awards category for the Challenge (15k) participants. All Challenge participants will get their own special swag for participating in the Challenge and will qualify for awards in the 5k and the 10k races. Please only take one finisher medal. They are the same for both races. THANK YOU!!
– If you are participating in the 10k race, you will split from the 5k course at the 1.7 mile mark and continue onto Kimberly Ave at the intersection of Evelyn Pl, Kimberly Ave, and Edwin Pl.
- You will do one lap of the course. It is a 5k! Start at the start line, finish at the finish line at the Pack Square… easy peasy!