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.”
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:
• Hot Chocolate Bar to warm up with after your run!
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.
AWARDS & RESULTS
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.
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
Elevation for 5K
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
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.
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 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.
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
70-79 (top 3)
80+ (top 3)
Overall male and female winners in the 5k & 10k will receive a prize.
We will have an award pick up around 11 AM or after January 4 at Fleet Feet Asheville in Biltmore Park.
2021 Resolution Run Results
2020 Resolution Run Results
2019 Resolution Run Results
2018 Resolution Run Results
2017 Resolution Run Results:
2016 Resolution Run Results:
POST RACE ACTIVITIES/celebrations
RUNNING FOR A GOOD CAUSE
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
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 super cool, Resolution Run Shirt!
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 email@example.com 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.
Emailed to all pre-registered participants