The 6th Annual Resolution Run 10 Mile Run & 5k Run/Walk races through the streets of Downtown Asheville, NC on New Year’s Day, at a reasonable 10:00 am. Start 2020 off with a bang! This race welcomes 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’ 2020!
Welcome New Year’s Resolution Runners! We can’t wait to see you kick off 2020 with us! Here’s what you need to know for the event.
PLEASE NOTE: At 1 ½ miles the course splits and the 5k turns left onto Evelyn Place at the first water station and the 10 mile runners will get on the side walk and run straight on Kimberly Avenue.
Pre Packet Pick-up will be Tuesday, December 31st, 2020, 2-4 pm, at our presenting sponsor’s office, BAIRD Hilliard-Lyons Baird (79 Woodfin Place #103, Asheville NC) on New Year’s Eve. Be sure to thank them and our other major sponsor, AlignLife East Asheville, for helping to make this event possible!
The first 250 participants to pick up their bib at Packet Pickup on New Year’s Eve AT BAIRD, will get one of these 2020 Spirited Headbands!
Race Day Packet Pick-Up When: Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 (Race Day) 8:00-9:30am IMPORTANT NOTE: WE WILL CLOSE REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP PROMPTLY at 9:30AM on race day. Where: Pack Square Park (Race Hub) at 121 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
You may purchase Short & Long Sleeve T-shirts for $10 at the registration/check in tables while supplies last!
Please note, if you plan to switch races, the deadline to make this switch is Thursday, December 26th at midnight!
‘Tis the season of giving!
‘Tis the season of giving! What better way than to bring a pair of new or gently used tennis shoes to the race to donate to Western Carolina Rescue Ministries. WCRM, is hosting a shoe drive during packet pick-up and on race day. All attendees are encouraged to bring tennis shoes to donate in support of WCRM’s annual Foot Care Clinic.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8 to 9:30 am – Packet pick up and registration will be at Pack Square Park (Race Hub)
9:00 am – Food available (burritos) from Baad Sheep Burritos, and there will be snacks!
10:00 am – Race starts at the intersection of Spruce Street & College Street (beside Pack Square)
11:30 am – (approximately) 5k Awards Ceremonies held near finish area on stage in Pack Square Park
12:00 pm – (approximately) 10 Mile Awards Ceremonies held near finish area on stage in Pack Square Park
12:30 pm – Course cutoff - participants may continue but will be unassisted.
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.
Street parking is available in Downtown Asheville and parking garages will be open.
2020 Resolution Run – On Course
iDaph Events Timing Services offers live results during the event, and we will have preliminary results posted online shortly after you cross the finish line. The Resolution Run is a Chip Timed event.
VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure your bib is VISIBLE on the front of your clothing. If it is tucked underneath jackets/clothes it will not read over the timing mat.
Results can be found on ourhomepage. Results will be live and updated throughout the race.
Please see map below for more details.
Water Station #1: Both 5k and 10 mile participants will pass this water station located at the corner of Evelyn & Edwin Place approximately located at mile 1.5. 10 Mile participants will pass this water station again at approximately mile 8.5.
Water Station #2: 10 Mile participants will pass this water station after crossing Merrimon Avenue and entering the dirt bath around Beaver Lake, located approximately at mile 5.
Port-a-Jons will be located at Pack Square Park near the Start & Finish Line. Additional restrooms are located in the visitors center next to the Start Line.
Celebrate with us!
Join us for awards, food and hot beverages after you cross the finish line!
5k Awards Ceremonies held near finish area in Pack Square Park
10 Mile Awards Ceremonies held near finish area on stage in Pack Square Park
Course cutoff - participants may continue but will be unassisted.
Bring cash or card and enjoy some delicious post-event treats!
Baa’d Sheep Burritoswill be at the 2020 New Year’s Resolution Run to serve up their delicious breakfast and lunch burritos! Stop by for a hot beverage or yummy meal and/or snack and add even MORE greatness to your New Year’s Day! Baa’d Sheep Burritos is an independent, family owned burrito restaurant in Mars Hill, NC serving the freshest ingredients in their creative recipes.
Bare Bones Brew Haus will be serving up their European style coffee and other hot beverages. Be sure to stop by for some of the best locally roasted coffees — European cart style!
Give your body some love and enjoy a massage by YAM Yoga and Massage after the race! Everyone is welcome to participate. Please bring cash - these massages are donation based!
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The 4th Annual Resolution Run 10 Mile Run & 5k Run/Walkruns through the streets of Downtown Asheville, NC on New Year’s Day, at a reasonable 10:00 am. Start 2019 off with a bang! This event welcomes 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’ 2019!
As you run through North Asheville on New Year’s Day take in the beautiful sights!
As the 5k participants turn left onto Kimberly Ave, take a moment to enjoy the gorgeous, historic homes in this beautiful neighborhood before heading up Market Street - the only cobblestone street in Asheville - before you turn to the finish line.
As the 5k participants split off the 10 Mile course continues up Kimberly Ave. Soak in the beautiful Country Club & Golf Course views, as you head towards the Beaver Lake the course becomes flat and fast before returning back to the downhill on Kimberly through the historic homes area and merging back on the 5k course.
Pack Square Park
Downtown Asheville’s historic public square has been a central focal point since the city’s creation in 1797. Spanning from the Vance Monument to the Roger McGuire Green in front of City Hall and the County Building, it’s home to many festivals and free events. READ MORE
The Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary is a wonderful wildlife oasis in the very busy north Asheville area. It is a great spot for a evening walk or morning birding expedition. Walk a 3/8-mile boardwalk through a wetland area and by the lake, complete with sitting areas along the way to soak up the views and watch birds. Beaver Lake provides resting, feeding and nesting spots for resident and migratory birds. The Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society, a chapter of National Audubon, manages the 10-acre sanctuary. It was established in the mid-1980s, when Audubon successfully led an effort to prevent construction of a strip mall on the site. It’s free to visit. READ MORE
Run, Walk or Crawl through the streets of Downtown Asheville, NC on New Year’s Day!