Downtown Asheville New Year's Resolution Run 5k & Inaugural 10 Mile Run

NEW YEAR’S
RESOLUTION RUN 5K
& INAUGURAL 10 MILE RUN

Monday, January 1st, 2018, 10:00 am
Pack Square, Downtown, Asheville, NC

RUN, WALK, OR CRAWL TO YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

COUNTDOWN TO THE 2018 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION RUN

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The 4th Annual Resolution Run 5k Run/Walk and the Inaugural 10 Mile Run races through the streets of Downtown Asheville, NC on New Year’s Day, at a reasonable 10:00 am. Start 2018 off with a bang! This race welcomes families and participants of all ages to come run or crawl their way to completing their first resolution! Bring warm layers of clothes, tie up your running shoes, and get ready to ‘run into’ 2018!

We are excited to partner again with the YMCA of Western North CarolinaiDream 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.

RACE CALENDAR

Find all Scheduled Pre, Post, and Race Day Events Here

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS END

September 30, 2017

Midnight

ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS

Tuesday, December 26th at midnight

PRE-EVENT PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION

Saturday, December 30th, 2017
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Downtown YMCA, 30 Woodfin St. Asheville, NC 28801

RACE-DAY PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION

Monday, January 1st, 2018
8:00—9:30 am

Pack Square Park (Race Hub) 

121 College St, Asheville, NC 28801

 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

8:00 - 9:30 am

Packet pick up and registration will be at Pack Square Park (Race Hub)

9:00 am

Free coffee available courtesy of Ingles 

10:00 am

Race starts on Spruce Street (beside Pack Square)

10:30 am

Post race food courtesy of Ingles at the vendor booth area in Pack Square Park

11:30 am (approximately)

5k Awards Ceremonies held near finish area in Pack Square Park
10 Mile Schedule of Events Coming Soon!

DETAILS & GUIDELINES

Check-In

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.

HAVE FUN!

Mandatory!

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.

Be Respectful

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

 Street

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  1. RIGHT - College Street
  2. LEFT - Oak Street
  3. RIGHT - Central Avenue
  4. RIGHT - East Chestnut Street
  5. LEFT - Charlotte Street
  6. LEFT - Edwin Place
  7. LEFT - Evelyn Place
  8. LEFT - Murdock Avenue
  9. RIGHT - Hillside Street
  10. LEFT - Madison Avenue
  11. RIGHT - East Chestnut
  12. LEFT - Central Avenue
  13. RIGHT - Woodfin Street
  14. LEFT - North Market Street
  15. FINISH - Spruce Street  - Go straight across into the sidewalk/Pack Square Park for Finish

Start: Spruce Street

  1. R- College Street
  2. L – Oak Street
  3. R- Central Avenue
  4. R – East Chestnut Street
  5. L- Charlotte Street
  6. L- Edwin Place
  7. Straight onto Kimberly Avenue
  8. R- Country Club Road
  9. R – Griffing – (turnaround short jaunt)
  10. R – Kimberly Ave.
  11. R – Beaverdam Road
  12. L – Elk Mountain Scenic Hwy
  13. L – Inglewood
  14. Leftish (straight) – Windsor Road
  15. Onto Wembley Road
  16. Cross Merrimon to Beaver Lake Dirt Path
  17. L – Glen Falls Road
  18. L – continue onto Glen Falls Rd
  19. L – Lakeview Rd
  20. L – Lakeshore Rd.
  21. Continue straight onto Mt Vernon Circle
  22. L – Colonial Place
  23. Cross Merrimon Ave at traffic light onto Gracelyn
  24. R – Kimberly Ave
  25. R – Evelyn Place
  26. L – Murdock Avenue
  27. R – Hillside Street
  28. L – Madison Avenue
  29. R – East Chestnut
  30. L – Central Avenue
  31. R – Woodfin Street
  32. L – North Market Street

FINISH: Go straight across into the sidewalk/park for the finish

 

 

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Post-Race Food & Drinks

 

NEW for 2018! 

We will have the Amazing Pizza Co. and Appalachian Smoke Food Trucks and Java Up Coffee Truck on site for post race food and drinks! Don’t forget to bring some cash so you can enjoy the deliciousness!

       

AWARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall Winners (Top 1,2,3 male/female) and the Middle of the Pack Runner will receive a locally made pottery award! 

commemorative keepsakesOVERALL Category: 

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

Age groups – (male/female) | Age Groups – 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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.

RESULTS

2017 Resolution Run Results:

2017 5k Overall

5k 2017 Age Groups 

2016 Resolution Run Results:

2016 5k Overall

5k 2016 Age Groups

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This event is timed by iDaph Timing, questions or concerns regarding your results should be emailed to timing@idaph.net

VOLUNTEER AT THE RESOLUTION RUN!

 

There are many opportunities for volunteering at the event if you want to come and check it out or are racing this weekend and want to take it easy on NYE/NYD. Volunteers will receive discounted food from the Appalachian Smoke food truck!

RACE PHOTOS

 

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.

TAKE THE SURVEY

CONTACT SUPPORT@IDAPH.NET WITH QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS!

OUR CHARITY PARTNERS

Proceeds from the race benefit the following causes:

iDream Athletes Foundation

iDream Athletes Foundation serves the athletic dreams of WNC residents; encouraging participation in area running, cycling, obstacle, & multi-sport opportunities by offering financial & instructional support.

FUND DREAMS!
The YMCA of Asheville

The YMCA of Western North Carolina will host our Packet-Pickup as well as keep you hydrated & energized on the course!

DONATE TO YMCA-WNC!

Western Carolina Rescue

We are excited to partner again with the YMCA of Western North CarolinaiDream 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”.

Give Now!

THANK OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

 INTERESTED IN SPONSORING? Contact us at sponsorships@idaph.net