RUN, WALK, OR CRAWL TO YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION
COUNTDOWN TO THE 2020 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION RUN
The 6th Annual Resolution Run 10 Mile Run & 5k Run/Walk Presented by Baird races through the streets of Downtown Asheville, NC on New Year’s Day, at a reasonable 10:00 am. Start 2020 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’ 2020!
As our 2020 presenting sponsor for the Resolution Run, Baird 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”.
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 2020?
You are in luck! All 10 mile finishers will receive a complimentary commemorative 2020 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
RACE-DAY PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION
Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
Pack Square Park (Race Hub)
121 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
PRE-EVENT PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION
Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
79 Woodfin Pl #103
Enjoy some yummy breakfast and lunch burritos on race day!
Baa’d Sheep Burritos will be at the 2020 New Year’s Resolution Run to serve up their delicious breakfast and lunch burritos! Stop by for a hot beverage or yummy meal and/or snack and add even MORE greatness to your New Year’s Day! Baa’d Sheep Burritos is an independent, family owned burrito restaurant in Mars Hill, NC serving the freshest ingredients in their creative recipes.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
8:00 - 9:30 am
Packet pick up and registration 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)
5k Awards Ceremonies held near finish area in Pack Square Park
12:00 pm (approximately)
10 Mile Awards Ceremonies held near finish area on stage in Pack Square Park
Course cutoff - participants may continue but will be unassisted.
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.
You may pray or curse, but please do so silently.
Overall Winners (Top 1,2,3 male/female) and the Middle of the Pack Runner will receive a 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.
2018 Resolution Run Results
2017 Resolution Run Results:
2016 Resolution Run Results:
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.
There will be NO refunds for this event. Entries are non-transferable. Race Management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to unfavorable conditions. If there are unfavorable weather conditions or reasons outside our control that effect our ability to host the event on New Year's day, this event will be re-scheduled for Saturday, January, 4th, 2020. If the event is rescheduled due to the weather or '"Acts of God" and you are not able to attend on the re-scheduled date, registration fees are NOT refundable or transferable for the following year or for another upcoming idaph event. In the event of cancellation due to "Acts of God," registration fees are NOT refundable or transferable for the following year. Expenses for the event have been incurred and are paid up-front regardless if the event takes place or not. In the event of a natural disaster or "Act of God" that would prohibit the event from taking place, the event will not be re-scheduled, it would be canceled.
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.
Western Carolina Rescue
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”.