New Year’s Resolution Run

presented by Hunter Subaru

Monday, January 1st, 2024

5K and 10K

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina

Are you ready for a strong start to 2024?

The 10th Annual New Year’s Resolution Run 5k & 10k presented by Hunter Subaru is January 1, 2024 at 10am!

What better way to celebrate a decade of running than in the heart of downtown Asheville? The race course takes you through the bustling streets of downtown and charming neighborhoods, including the Grove Park area on the 10k route. And, of course, we’ve saved the best for last! The course will take you up North Market Street, the only remaining block of unique, historic, cobblestone brick pavers in Asheville for an exhilarating finish.

We welcome families and participants of all ages to come walk or run their way to completing their first resolution! Bring warm layers of clothes, lace up your shoes, and make 2024 a year of intention, inner strength and power!

Race date & course subject to change.

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).

Run YOUR Fastest 10k!

Cash prizes for the overall top three male and female winners of the 10k! 1st place - $100, 2nd place - $75 and 3rd place - $50.


What is included with your race entry:

  • A first-class running experience in downtown Asheville!
  • Awesome race swag
  • Commemorative finisher mug
  • A free custom t-shirt, available in adult and youth sizes, if you register before the deadline, to commemorate your first fitness goal of the year!
  • Special discounted pricing for kids 12 & under
  • Chip-timing for accurate results
  • An easy to navigate race course with stellar signage, course markings and volunteers
  • Spectator-friendly courses
  • One-of-a-kind prizes

Free T-shirt deadline:

Register before December 10th at midnight and get a FREE short sleeve Resolution Run shirt with your registration!

Beginning December 11th, shirts will be available in limited quantities and sizes for $20.

Holiday Hustle

presented by Hunter Subaru

Get ready to sleigh the holidays with us again this year as we bring back the most popular running series, the Holiday Hustle presented by Hunter Subaru!

Participants can join us either in-person or virtually (or a combo of both) for these three races:

And will get an awesome ‘Holiday Hustle’ medal on New Year’s Day! To enter the Holiday Hustle series, just sign up for each of the three events listed above and you will be automatically added. The deadline to register for the three races in the series to get the medal is Sunday, November 5th, 2023. There’s no better way to get through the holidays than crushing goals and winning extra bling!

NEW FOR 2023: Plan to complete the Holiday Hustle Series and proudly show off your accomplishment with a personalized, Holiday Hustle Dri-Fit Shirt, available in unisex and women’s sizes.

Shirts will be personalized on the back with the names of all participants who register for all three events in the series before the November 5th deadline!

Shirts will be given out at the New Year’s Resolution Run.

Add one to your registration for only $30!

Stay connected by joining the Holiday Hustle Facebook Group HERE! 

South Asheville Turkey Trot - iDaph Events
The South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K presented by Hunter Subaru is on November 23, 2023 - Thanksgiving Day in Biltmore Park Town Square, South Asheville, North Carolina.

Ugly Sweater Run - iDaph Events
Join us for the 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Run 5K & 10K presented by Hunter Subaru, December 3rd at the Riveter in Mills River, NC! Running, food, beer, Ugly Sweater Costume contest, activities and more on the first Saturday in December!

Resolution Run Asheville - iDaph Events
Start  your New Year on the right foot! Join us in downtown Asheville, NC for the 10th Annual New Year’s Resolution Run 5K & 10K presented by Hunter Subaru on New Year’s Day.


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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


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.



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.


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 JAMBARs will be provided at the finish.

We are thrilled to announce JAMBAR will be the official nutrition/energy bar partner of the races!

JAMBARS were created by the co-founder of the original PowerBar, Jennifer Maxwell. Jennifer worked for four and a half years to create the perfect bar. “Everything in a JAMBAR you could eat off a spoon!” JAMBAR is featured in this month’s Runner’s World magazine as one of the top bars of the year for their Mango flavor! JAMBARS are

  • Certified organic & non-GMO
  • Crafted in small batches in the company’s own facility
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Made with real fruit and/or fair trade chocolate
  • Sweetened with authentic sweeteners from nature
  •  Offer 10 grams of protein per bar

JAMBAR also donates 50% of all after-tax profits to qualified nonprofits to support music, active living and community connections! You’ll find JAMBAR at the water stations and the finish line. Be sure to stop by and pick one up! With four delicious flavors to choose from, you’ll definitely “Get your jam on!”

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.


2021 Resolution Shirt


Receive a FREE comfy, Bella Canvas Resolution Run shirt (available in adult and youth sizes), with your registration when you register before December 10th at midnight!

Beginning December 11th, shirts will only be available in limited quantites and sizes for $20. 


All participants will receive a commemorative finisher mug!


Run a 5K or 10K on your own time! The virtual event is a great option to train for and compete in from wherever you like! You can run or walk your 5k or 10k from anywhere in the world, whenever it’s convenient for you, and submit your results to our official standings.

Please note: YOU CANNOT RUN YOUR VIRTUAL RUN DURING THE IN-PERSON EVENT. Transfers to the virtual event during the week of the event will cost $10.

Virtual Event Highlights:


  • Every virtual participant will receive a FREE Resolution Run shirt (until the December 10th deadline) and commemorative finisher mug with their registration.
  • Virtual race swag will be mailed FREE after the in-person event on January 1st.


Pre-event Shipping Option

If you’re looking to skip the lines at packet pickup, this is the option for you! You’ll have your shirt and bib shipped to you approximately 1 1/2 to two weeks before the event so all you have to do is show up and run. This option is available for $15 either during registration or from the race Store, through December 10th at midnight.

PLEASE NOTE: The shipment will go to the address you register with. If you need to update that address, email us at support@idaph.net.

Pre-event Packet Pickup

  • December 31st from 1:00 - 3:00pm
  • Pack Square Pavilion (121 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801)

Day-of Packet Pickup

  • January 1st from 8:30 - 9:30am
  • Pack Square Pavilion (121 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801)

PLEASE NOTE: No packet pickup will be available after 9:30am.



Overall and Age Group award winners will receive a custom Resolution Run award! Fleet Feet Asheville will also provide Gift Certificates to the Overall and Masters winners.


Overall (Top 3 in each gender)
Masters (Top 1 in each gender)
Age Groups (Overall winner (first place) in each gender)
12 and under
70-79 (top 3)
80+ (top 3)


We will have an award ceremony around 11 AM on the day of the race (at the finish line). If you’re unable to stay, you can also pick up your award January 2nd, after 3pm, at Fleet Feet Asheville in Biltmore Park.

Run YOUR Fastest 10k!

Cash prizes for the overall top three male and female winners of the 10k!

1st place - $100

2nd place - $75

3rd place - $50

*Must be present at the Award Ceremony to accept your cash prize!


2023 Resolution Run Results

PDFs (all clickable)  - Age Group 5k - Age Group 10k

Searchable Results

2022 Resolution Run Results

PDFs (all clickable) Overall 5k - Overall 10k - Age Group 5k Age Group 10k

Searchable Results

2021 Resolution Run Results

PDFs (all clickable) Overall 5k - Overall 10k - Age Group 5k - Age Group 10k

Searchable Results

Challenge Finishers

Virtual Winners 

2020 Resolution Run Results

2020 Resolution Run Results

2019 Resolution Run Results

2019 Resolution Run Results

2018 Resolution Run Results

Overall 10 Mile

Age Group 10 Mile

Overall 5k

Age Group 5k

2017 Resolution Run Results:

2017 5k Overall

5k 2017 Age Groups

2016 Resolution Run Results:

2016 5k Overall

5k 2016 Age Groups


We’re about hope, not heartache. As Buncombe County’s critical safety net since 1984, we are always here to save and protect every animal. We have mastered the art of saving lives within our walls and now we are going even further, helping our community’s pets and their people thrive together. We are going beyond a no-kill community to ensure that each animal has the quality of life they deserve – a life worth living.

Donate to Asheville Humane Society through your registration or through their fundraising page HERE.


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. 


Wrong Way River Lodge & Cabins

191 Amboy Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

Phone: 828-585-7747

Reservation Link: CLICK HERE and use code NEWYEARSRACE when booking your stay.

Wrong Way is an unconventional cabin campground located in bohemian West Asheville at the intersection of urban and the outdoors, providing a gateway to both.

The property features 16 tiny A-frame cabins with all the creature comforts, including private bathroom, HVAC, and high-speed WiFi, nestled right on the race course! 

Stay at Wrong Way River Lodge & Cabins to experience the simplicity, adventure, and relaxation of the “River-Life” without having to compromise on comfort or convenience.


  • All cabins are stand-alone units with a private bathroom, queen bed, queen sleeper-sofa, seated workspace, mini-fridge, microwave, electric kettle with coffee/tea, HVAC, private balcony/deck with hammock, and high-speed WiFi. 



Follow I-40 E and I-240 E to US-74 ALT E/Patton Ave in Asheville. Take exit 4B from I-240 E.


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.


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.


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.


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


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 complimentary shirt to express our gratitude for your time and energy!



Did you register to participate in-person but can’t make it on race day? You don’t have to miss out! You can transfer your 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.

TRANSFERS: All participants can transfer into the virtual version of their event up until the start of the event. Email support@idaph.net to request the transfer. There will be no refunds for the price difference between events. Transfers during the week of the event will cost $10 (beginning Monday, December 25th.)

Transfers between participants are prohibited. Participants who run with another runner’s bib will be automatically DQd and bandits will be banned from future iDaph events.

REFUNDS: We have a small, but mighty team that is working on all the details to produce this event safely 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 a change in the status of the pandemic, weather, an act of god, or other unforeseen circumstance.

DEFERRALS: We do not allow deferrals from race to race. If you’re unable to make it on race day, you may switch to the virtual option.

CANCELLATION: In the event of an unforeseen circumstance, such as an emergency, an act of god, not receiving approval of final event permits, or change in pandemic status resulting in the inability to have the in-person event, we reserve the right to cancel the event and automatically convert all in-person registrations to the virtual option. Should this occur, your swag will be mailed to you for free.


Emailed to all pre-registered participants


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