Inaugural Holiday Hustle runners complete the Series
One hundred and nine runners made history on January 1, 2023.
“In the case of the Holiday Hustle series, the bling definitely helped.”
The Holiday Hustle series provided an opportunity for the WNC community to have a goal, keep fitness, stay active and motivated during the busy holiday season. Participants ran and walked (either in person, virtually or a mix of both) at the three holiday races and earned a commemorative, bedazzled Holiday Hustle medal and bragging rights for the entire year (and life)!
Congratulations to everyone who completed this year’s Holiday Hustle Series. What a tremendous accomplishment!
A record breaking, seven hundred participants ran and walked the streets of Downtown Asheville on New Year’s Day 5k at the 9th Annual New Year’s Resolution Run 5k and 10k.
Race Director Daphne Kirkwood said, “Our community and beyond showed up ready for this first day of the new year! They were filled with so much energy, vitality and positivity. They were able to put a big check mark beside their first run, walk and race on their ‘This year I will…’ list! What an amazing way to start off 2023 with a run and intention.”
This race also marked the final race in the Inaugural Holiday Hustle Series. One hundred and eight participants joined the South Asheville Turkey Trot, Ugly Sweater Run and the New Year’s Resolution Run and received a commemorative Holiday Hustle medal and bragging rights for the entire year. They are now in the history books for this new race series that plans to continue in the fall of 2023.
Mandy Hartley and sons Ben (10), and Ollie (7) did the entire hustle, and Kate Hartley and son Owen (12) joined in for the South Asheville Turkey Trot.
Mandy: “The boys were very into how cool the (iDaph) medals were. They love the bling.” She says, “My wife (Kate Hartley) is a big runner” and she encourages them to join in the fun. In the case of the Holiday Hustle series, the bling definition helped!
Ben said he did it for the Holiday Hustle series medal. Out of all three races, his favorite was the Ugly Sweater Run because, obviously, ugly sweaters! And he says he’s ready to do more races with the family now.”
“Today was Day ONE in 2023… We can’t wait to see what the rest of the year looks like for our community… keep showing up for YOUR health and fitness this year. You got this! We will be here to keep bringing you race experiences along the way so you can keep shining bright,” says Kirkwood.
YOU’RE A HUSTLER BABY!
109 HOLIDAY HUSTLE SERIES PARTICIPANTS