Presented by Hunter Subaru

Start the Year Strong with this Inspiring Asheville Tradition

JANUARY 1, 2025

The 11th Annual New Year's Resolution Run presented by Hunter Subaru brings people to together to kick off the year on a healthy note. Held in the vibrant streets of Asheville, North Carolina, this run offers participants a scenic and invigorating event. With 5K and 10K routes to choose from, the event caters to runners and walkers of all levels. Make this your first resolution and start the New Year strong!


Permit pending government approvals  | Race date & course subject to change

why you'll love this race:

  • A free Resolution Run t-shirt when you register before December 10th ($20 after the deadline)
  • A free custom finisher mug for the first 700 participants to register, to commemorate your first fitness resolution
  • Family Savings! Discounted pricing for kids 12 & under
  • A fun downtown course with well-marked route and plenty of volunteers along the way
  • Overall and Age Group awards
  • Cash prizes for the overall top three male and female winners of the 10k!
  • Professional chip-timing for accurate results
  • Fun post-race party in Pack Square with a hot chocolate bar

What our runners are saying...

"This run was another one in my goal for better fitness. I almost backed out but am thankful I forged ahead!"

"The Resolution Run 10k was the highlight of my first trip to Asheville and was a great way to spend a beautiful morning seeing a beautiful city."
"Holiday hustle series is brilliant! What a great way for anyone to enjoy the holidays with old and new friends!"
"Without the iDaph races, I just don't think I would have had quite the inspiration to keep me going, plus being inspired by all of the amazing runners in Asheville!"
"For me, it was a chance to start the New Year off right. A great way to get the family out and try new things!"
"Helps keep me in shape at a time of the year when races are less available."

    The Course

    Both courses begin in Downtown Asheville’s iconic Pack Sqare. The 5K course heads north into the Montford Neighborhood while the 10K course follows and goes even further into the Grove Park area. Both routes conclude with a grand finish down historic Spruce Street and back into Pack Square. There will be a water station on the course with water, Gatorade, JAMBAR’s and of course, hot chocolate! Please note that most streets are open to traffic so please run or walk accordingly.

    10K  |  6.2 Miles

    Start Time
    10:00 AM

    Course Cutoff
    12:00 PM


    5K  |  3.1 Miles

    Start Time

    Course Cutoff
    12:00 PM

    Complete the Series!

    The Holiday Hustle Series allows you to experience the thrill of running three amazing Asheville-area locations and commit to staying fit this holiday season! 

    South Asheville Turkey Trot | Biltmore Park Town Square | Nov 23
    Ugly Sweater Run | The Riveter | Dec 2
    New Year’s Resolution Run | Downtown Asheville | Jan 1

    Traveling this holiday season? You can still participate virtually!


    Our Presenting Partner

    This event would not be possible without the generous support of Hunter Subaru. Since 1940, the Hunter Automotive Group has been a locally owned and operated business in Western North Carolina. It is their mission to improve the quality of life for their employees, customers, and the surrounding community. We are grateful for their participation and admire the uplifting attitude they bring to our event.

    Our Community Partner

    All signature iDaph events partner with local organizations to help advance their mission. Supporting these causes strengthens our community bonds by addressing the unique challenges and needs within our area. It ensures that resources are allocated where they can have the most direct and tangible impact, fostering a sense of ownership and empowerment among residents.

    Our community partner for this race is the Asheville Humane Society. As Buncombe County’s critical safety net since 1984, they are always here to save and protect every animal. They 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. They go beyond a no-kill community to ensure that each animal has the quality of life they deserve – a life worth living. You can choose to donate to Asheville Humane Society when you register.


    Spend the Weekend

    An Authentic Mountain Destination

    If you're not from here, you're going to love visiting here. Experience the thrill of running or cycling amidst the breathtaking beauty of Western North Carolina, where the rugged mountains and pristine landscapes set the stage for an unforgettable adventure. We invite you to make our event your ultimate destination race. Our Visitor’s Guide features lodging options, airport info, and the inside scoop on what to see and do while you’re here.

    View our Visitor's Guide

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