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New Year’s Resolution Run

Sunday, January 1st, 2023

5K and 10K

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina

The 9th Annual Resolution Run takes place in downtown Asheville and is a fantastic way to say goodbye 2022 and welcome 2023 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’ 2023!

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).

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 medal
  • A free custom t-shirt if you register before the deadline, to commemorate your first fitness goal of the year!
  • 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 August 28th at midnight and get a FREE short sleeve Comfort Colors shirt with your registration, OR upgrade to a long sleeve Comfort Colors shirt for $10!

Beginning August 29th, you can add a short sleeve Comfort Colors shirt to your registration for $15 or add a long sleeve Comfort Colors shirt for $25. Register by December 11th at midnight to guarantee your size! After that date, shirts will be available in limited sizes and quantities.

This race is part of the Holiday Hustle!

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, we’ve extended the Holiday Hustle deadline to December 1st! Sign up for each of the three events listed below and you will be automatically added to the series and receive the medal!

Need a little extra motivation to keep running during the holiday season? Join us for our newest running series: the Holiday Hustle!

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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 Tuesday, November 1st, 2022. There’s no better way to get through the holidays than crushing goals and winning extra bling!

Stay connected by joining the Holiday Hustle Facebook Group HERE!

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Resolution Run Asheville - iDaph Events
Start  your New Year on the right foot! Join us in downtown Asheville, NC for the 8th Annual New Year’s Resolution Run 5K & 10K on New Year’s Day.

 

STAY CONNECTED

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VIEW 2022 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 T-SHIRT

FREE short sleeve, Comfort Colors Resolution Run T-Shirt with your registration when you register before August 28th at midnight, OR upgrade to a long sleeve Comfort Colors shirt for $10!

Beginning August 29th, you can add a short sleeve shirt to your registration for $15.

Register by December 11th at midnight to guarantee your size! After that date, shirts will be available in limited sizes and quantities.

2023 FINISHER MEDAL

Every New Year’s Resolution Run participant will receive a finisher medal - and the 2023 SPINS!!

 

2021 Resolution Shirt

RESOLUTION RUN LONG SLEEVE SHIRT

Snag a long sleeve, Comfort Colors Resolution Run shirt to start your year off right! You can upgrade to a long sleeve shirt for $10 when you register online before August 28th at midnight.

Beginning August 29th you can add one to your registration for $25.

Register by December 11th at midnight to guarantee your size! After that date, shirts will be available in limited sizes and quantities.

NEW PHOTO CONTEST

Reveal your Resolution Photo Contest

NEW FOR 2023! REVEAL YOUR RESOLUTION PHOTO CONTEST!

Express how you plan to show up heading into the new year, and you could win a FREE ENTRY for yourself and a friend for the 2024 New Year’s Resolution Run!

For more information, CLICK HERE!

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. Transfers to the virtual event during the week of the event will cost $10.

Virtual Event Highlights:

• All Virtual participants will receive a free shirt (thru the free shirt deadline) and super-cool finisher medal. 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!

PACKET PICK-UP

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 $10 either during registration or from the race Store, through December 11th 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

  • Date/time: Dec 31st from 1:00 - 3:00 PM*
  • Location: Pack Square Pavilion (121 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801)
  • *Tentative. Subject to change.

Day-of Packet Pickup

  • Date/Time: Jan 1st from 8:30 - 9:30 AM
  • Location: Pack Square Pavilion (121 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801)

AWARDS

IN-PERSON EVENT AWARDS

Overall and Age Group award winners will receive a custom Resolution Run mug! 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)

AWARDS CEREMONY

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 after January 3 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 and

3rd place - $50.

POST RACE ACTIVITIES/celebrations

RUNNING FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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.

We are accepting donations for the Asheville Humane Society at registration.

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. 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Wrong Way River Lodge & Cabins

LOCATION
191 Amboy Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

BOOKING
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! This will also be the packet pickup location, making it super convenient for runners to pick up packets and stay here.

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.

AMENITIES

  • 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. 

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

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 (starting Monday, December 26th)


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.


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.

EVENT GUIDE

Emailed to all pre-registered participants

THANK YOU RACE PARTNERS! 

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