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New Year’s Resolution Run

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

5K and 10K

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina

The 8th Annual Resolution Run takes place in downtown Asheville and is a fantastic way to say goodbye 2021 and welcome 2022 with new goals!  This annual running event races through the streets of Downtown Asheville, NC on New Year’s Day, at a reasonable 10am. We welcome 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’ 2022! Conditional City of Asheville Permit for the 2022 event has been approved.

What runners have said about the New Year’s Resolution Run:

“Great way to start the new year, liked the distance, did it with a friend.”

“The hills, the neighborhoods, downtown.”

“Small town race, felt very community-oriented. Everyone was friendly.”

“Running with friends, feeling accomplished to start the new year, fun crowd/volunteers.”

“Fun, spirited, exhilarating, challenging, and organized!”

Mother Nature did not hamper the spirit… Your course marshals, course markings were great! And the swag is awesome!!! You set a wonderful example of how we can still race and be safe in the Covid world we live in.” 

Race Details:

5 & 10K

Start Times: 10 am

Course Type: Paved Road & Sidewalk
Stroller friendly? Yes
Dogs allowed? Yes

Course time limit is 12 pm (noon).

What is included with your race entry:

• A first-class running experience in downtown Asheville!
• Chip-timing for accurate results.
• A totally set up and well-marked course.
• Spectator friendly course.
• One-of-a-kind Prizes, Race Swag and Commemorative Finisher Mug.
• Hot Chocolate Bar to warm up with after your run!
• A free custom t-shirt to commemorate your first fitness goal of the year!

Free T-shirt deadline:

Participants who sign up before December 12th at midnight receive a free custom New Year’s Resolution t-shirt! Switch it out for a long-sleeve for an additional $10.

STAY CONNECTED

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VIEW 2021 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION RUN PHOTOS

COURSE INFO

Course Conditions

Please note: The course will be open to vehicular traffic. Please use sidewalks if they are on the street. On roads without sidewalks, runners will need to run facing traffic and stick to the side of the road, not in the middle of the roads.

Run Course

10K

The 10K Course starts on Spruce Street by Pack’s Tavern and makes a right on College Street and then a left on Oak Street. From there you’ll run on various streets through downtown Asheville, including Central Avenue, Charlotte Street, Kimberly Avenue and Country Club Road. You’ll pass through the beautiful Grove Park neighborhood and then make your way back via North Market Street and then to Spruce Street for the GRAND FINISH!  For turn by turn directions, click on the GPS Route.

10K GPS ROUTE

5K

The 5K Course is the same course as last year! It also starts on Spruce Street and makes a right onto Colllege Street and winds through Oak Street, Central Avenue, Charlotte Street and Evelyn Place. You’ll head back on North Market Street and finish back at Spruce Street for the GRAND FINISH!  For turn by turn directions, click on the GPS Route.

5K GPS ROUTE 

Elevation for 10K

New Year's Resolution Run 10K Elevation

Elevation for 5K

New Year's Resolution Run 5K Elevation

Water Stations

We will have one water station on the course. Gatorade, Water, hot chocolate and CLIF Bars will be provided at the finish.

Rules for the Resolution Run

• All participants are expected to display courteous, professional behavior at all times.
• No rollerblades allowed.
• Please be courteous to other foot traffic on the course.
• No alcohol is allowed at the park.
• Runners are required to use the sidewalks. The roads will not be closed to traffic for this event.

SUPER AWESOME SWAG

2021 Resolution Shirt

RESOLUTION RUN SHIRT

Free Resolution Shirt when you register by Sunday, December 12th at midnight! After this date, shirts are $10. You can also upgrade to a long-sleeve shirt for  $10 when you register online.

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2022 FINISHER MUG!

Every New Year’s Resolution Run will recieve a FREE finisher mug AND access to an awesome hot chocolate bar to warm up with after your run!

 

2021 Resolution Shirt

RESOLUTION RUN LONG SLEEVE SHIRT

Cozy up in a long sleeve resolution shirt to start your year off right! You can also upgrade to a long-sleeve shirt for $10 when you register online.

iDaph Events Run Local Hoodie

COZY HOODIE

Snuggle up in one of these awesome Run Local hoodies! Available for purchase when you sign into your Race Roster acount. 

run local tank

RUN LOCAL BEANIE

Warm up to this cute and fashionable beanie! Available for purchase when you sign in with your Race Roster account.  

run local tank

RUN LOCAL SOCKS

Be fast on your feet in these awesome Run Local Socks from Defeet! Available for purchase when you sign in with your Race Roster account. 

VIRTUAL 

Run a 5K or 10K on your own time! Virtual participants will have access to the course information for the event so they can have a ‘self-serve’ event experience on the same courses as the in-person runners — on any day they choose! Or run anywhere. Virtual participants receive all the cool swag mailed directly to their door. Please note: YOU CANNOT RUN YOUR VIRTUAL RUN DURING THE IN-PERSON EVENT.

Virtual Event Highlights:

• All Virtual participants will receive a free shirt (thru the free shirt deadline) and super-cool finisher mug. These items will be mailed after the race or can be picked up at Fleet Feet Asheville (if local). 
• Participants in the virtual event can make multiple attempts to improve their time! Final results must be submitted via Race Roster online by January 2nd at midnight to be considered for prizes and awards. 
• Overall male and female winners in the 5k & 10k will receive a prize. 

PACKET PICK-UP

Packet Pick-up will take place on the day of the event at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville (you will see signs when you arrive). Please plan to arrive approximately 30 minutes before your assigned wave start time to check-in and pick up your swag and race bib. 

AWARDS

IN-PERSON EVENT AWARDS

We have some super cool awards for this event! And Fleet Feet Asheville will also provide Gift Certificates to the overall and masters winners.

5k and 10k award categories
Overall (Top 3 in each gender)
Masters (Top 1 in each gender)
Age Groups (Overall winner (first place) in each gender)
12 and under
13-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70-79 (top 3)
80+ (top 3)

Virtual

Overall male and female winners in the 5k & 10k will receive a prize. 

AWARDS CEREMONY

We will have an award pick up around 11 AM or after January 4 at Fleet Feet Asheville in Biltmore Park. 

POST RACE ACTIVITIES/celebrations

RUNNING FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Friends of Oklawaha Greenway logo

We are so excited to partner once again with Western Carolina Rescue Ministries!

We are accepting donations online and we will have a Shoe Drive at the event and at Fleet Feet Asheville

THINGS TO DO IN ASHEVILLE

There are many fun things to do in downtown Asheville, however, if you’re looking for something to do after the event, please keep in mind that many businesses will be closed on New Year’s Day.

Pack’s Tavern, which offers an indoor and outdoor sit-down dining experience, is located on Spruce Street close to the start and finish area. They will open at noon and serve food and drinks, along with adult beverages. 

Please visit Explore Asheville for things to do in the Asheville Area. 

DIRECTIONS AND 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.

Parking

There is available parking at nearby parking garages. You can also find metered street parking and parking at several nearby Parking Decks.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteering is a great way for you to support and cheer on your friends and family members, as well as support the local athletic community! Volunteers will get a super cool, Resolution Run Shirt! 

CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER INFORMATION AND SIGN UP! 

DEFERRALS, TRANSFERS AND CANCELATION POLICIES

Above all else, we are striving to make this event as safe as it can possibly be for all our participants, volunteers, and staff. If you’re feeling unwell (or uncomfortable participating), we want you to be able to stay home and join us next year without feeling like you’re losing out. In order to make that happen, we are allowing everyone to transfer their registration to the virtual event at any point before the start of the race. In the virtual event, you’ll run anywhere you like, post your results, and have your swag mailed to you after the event.


REFUNDS: We have a small, but mighty team that is working on all the details to produce this event safe for you and everyone in our community in attendance. We are incurring the expenses for production well before the day of the event, and we will not be able to provide a refund to you should you want to cancel your registration, or if the event itself has to be cancelled due to the pandemic, weather, or an act of god.


TRANSFERS: All participants can transfer into the virtual version of their event up until the day of the event. Email support@idaph.net for instructions on how to transfer. There will be no refunds for the price difference between events.


CANCELLATION: As we all know the pandemic changes things quickly! We ask that you be flexible and patient as we may have to adjust things for this event up until the event takes place. In the event that the U.S. or NC government declares a new stay-at-home order or places new restrictions on gatherings and we are not able to have the in person event, all in-person event registrations will automatically be converted to the virtual event. If it gets switched to a virtual event, you will have your swag mailed to you for free.

EVENT GUIDE

Emailed to all pre-registered participants

THANK YOU RACE PARTNERS! 

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