RUN, WALK, OR CRAWL TO YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION
COUNTDOWN TO THE 2018 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION RUN
We are excited to partner again with the YMCA of Western North Carolina, iDream Athletes Foundation and the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries for the 2018 Resolution Run! As one of our 2018 Resolution Run Charity Partners, the Downtown Asheville YMCA will host our Pre-Event Packet-Pickup as well as be out and along the race course to keep you hydrated and energized! The WCRM will host a shoe drive at packet pickup and on race day. So BRING SHOES, BRING SHOES, BRING SHOES! Especially gently used or new tennis shoes! Tennis shoes seem to be the best, as the homeless population likes them, because they hold up for such a long period of time. The shoes that the WCRM receive during the Resolution Run event will go towards their annual “Foot Care Clinic”.
Commemorative Race Tees (if Registered by Dec 12th)
10Mile = Long Sleeved; 5k = Short Sleeved, or upgrade for $10 when registering online!
Registration includes a comfy t-shirt until December 12th, then shirts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, in limited sizes for $10, when you register online.
Wish to commemorate completing your very first resolution of 2018?
You are in luck, all 10 mile finishers will receive a complimentary commemorative, 2018 Resolution Run Finisher Medal. Participants in the 5k event have the option of purchasing a Finisher Award during online registration for $10. Deadline for 5k participants to purchase a commemorative award is December 1st at midnight.
Find all Scheduled Pre, Post, and Race Day Events Here
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS END
September 30, 2017
PRE-EVENT PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION
Sunday, December 31st, 2017
The first 200 participants to register or pick up their bibs on Sunday will receive a 2018 Spirited Headband to wear at the event!
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown YMCA, 30 Woodfin St. Asheville, NC 28801
RACE-DAY PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION
Monday, January 1st, 2018
Pack Square Park (Race Hub)
121 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS
Tuesday, December 26th at midnight
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
8:00 - 9:30 am
Packet pick up and registration ($35 entry fee) will be at Pack Square Park (Race Hub)
Free coffee available courtesy of Ingles
Race starts on Spruce Street (beside Pack Square)
Post race food courtesy of Ingles at the vendor booth area in Pack Square Park
11:30 am (approximately)
Awards Ceremonies held near finish area in Pack Square Park
DETAILS & GUIDELINES
We recommend picking up your registration packet and signing in the day before, but if you can’t, come early on race day to get your bib and other goodies!
Bring Everything You Need
Money, food, drink, adequate clothing. Remember to dress for the weather conditions.The morning can be cold, with temps easily dipping into the 40s and sometimes 30s. Layering your clothes is critical and a good warm jacket is advised. It’s winter time, so you never know!
Follow Road Rules
You assume all risk of injuries. Be smart. Pay attention to the road. Show respect for the communities we go through and any motorists we encounter by by not littering, being careful where you pee, and obeying ALL RED LIGHTS AND STOP SIGNS.
IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER
In case of inclement weather, we may alter or cancel the event. We will always do everything in our power to avoid delay or cancellation. Announcements made before ride. CHECK our Facebook page for updates.
You may pray or curse, but please do so silently.
COURSE & MAP
Start 2018 off with a bang at Pack Square in Downtown Asheville on Spruce
- RIGHT - College Street
- LEFT - Oak Street
- RIGHT - Central Avenue
- RIGHT - East Chestnut Street
- LEFT - Charlotte Street
- LEFT - Edwin Place
- LEFT - Evelyn Place
- LEFT - Murdock Avenue
- RIGHT - Hillside Street
- LEFT - Madison Avenue
- RIGHT - East Chestnut
- LEFT - Central Avenue
- RIGHT - Woodfin Street
- LEFT - North Market Street
- FINISH - Spruce Street - Go straight across into the sidewalk/Pack Square Park for Finish
Start: Spruce Street
- R- College Street
- L – Oak Street
- R- Central Avenue
- R – East Chestnut Street
- L- Charlotte Street
- L- Edwin Place
- Straight onto Kimberly Avenue
- R- Country Club Road
- R – Griffing – (turnaround short jaunt)
- R – Kimberly Ave.
- R – Beaverdam Road
- L – Elk Mountain Scenic Hwy
- L – Inglewood
- Leftish (straight) – Windsor Road
- Onto Wembley Road
- Cross Merrimon to Beaver Lake Dirt Path
- L – Glen Falls Road
- L – continue onto Glen Falls Rd
- L – Lakeview Rd
- L – Lakeshore Rd.
- Continue straight onto Mt Vernon Circle
- L – Colonial Place
- Cross Merrimon Ave at traffic light onto Gracelyn
- R – Kimberly Ave
- R – Evelyn Place
- L – Murdock Avenue
- R – Hillside Street
- L – Madison Avenue
- R – East Chestnut
- L – Central Avenue
- R – Woodfin Street
- L – North Market Street
FINISH: Go straight across into the sidewalk/park for the finish
Overall Winners (Top 1,2,3 male/female) and the Middle of the Pack Runner will receive Cash Prizes to go along with their locally made pottery award!
Overall male/female winners (top 3) and masters winners will receive prizes with their locally made pottery award
Overall awards – 1,2,3 (male/female) | Master’s male/female overall
AGE GROUPS Category:
Age Groups male/female winners (top 3) will receive a locally made pottery award
15 & under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over.
*Awards Ceremony to be held at approximately 11:30am in Pack Square Park near the finish area.*
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.
NO Parking at the YMCA — Available parking at neighboring First Baptist Church, across the street at the Buncombe County Health Department, on the street, and in nearby parking garages.
VOLUNTEER AT THE RESOLUTION RUN!
POST RACE SURVEY
PLEASE LETS US KNOW ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE. Take the survey for chance to WIN a FREE ENTRY into the 2017 Resolution Run! We will be selecting one (1) survey-taker to win two (2) free entries into the 2017 New Year’s Day Resolution Run 5k event. One winner picked on January 15th and announce on our Resolution Run Facebook page.
OUR CHARITY PARTNERS
Proceeds from the race benefit the following causes:
Police Unity Tour
Police Unity Tour - Chapter IV: bringing public awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices.