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2nd Annual New Year’s Resolution Run

2nd Annual New Year’s Resolution Run: Gets the Ball Rolling for Runners, Walkers and Crawlers in 2016

What drops faster than a Ball in Times Square? Personal records of course! Runners from all across Western North Carolina and visitors from all around are preparing to let it rip along the streets of downtown Asheville as they participate in the 2016 New Year’s Resolution Run.

2016 New Year's Resolution RunRace Start: Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 10:00 am

Location: Spruce Street (beside Pack Square), Downtown Asheville, NC

Race Day Information: Packet pick up and on-site registration will be available from 4-5:30 pm on New Year’s Eve, and from 8-9:30 am on race day at the YMCA of Western North Carolina, in Downtown Asheville. The race will start and finish downtown at Pack Square along Spruce Street. Online registration is open until Tuesday, December 22nd. Register soon to take full advantage of all of our entire line of race offerings, including Family Discounts, VIP Entries, Commemorative Keepsakes, and Official Race Schwag and Apparel. New for the 2016 event: If you register three or more family members online you receive big savings off your entries.

AWARDS CATEGORIES: Overall winners will receive one-of-a-kind, pottery awards, hand-crafted by local artists.

Overall: Top 3 Male/Female Overall, Masters M/F overall;

Age Groups: (male/female; 1st, 2nd, 3rd for each) 15 & under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over.

YMCA of Western North Carolina – We are pleased to announce that the YMCA of Western North Carolina is named our official 2016 Resolution Run Charity Partner. Not only will they host the Packet-Pickups and Awards Ceremonies, but they will also keep you hydrated and energized on the race course! The YMCA of WNC promotes youth development, social responsibility, and healthy living all year-round. To learn more about their awesome work in and around our community or to sign up as a charity runner and fundraise for the YMCA, contact Matthew Coombs – mcoomes@ymcawnc.org.

iDream Athletes Foundation- The iDream Athletes Foundation has been added as a secondary community charity partner. iDream Athletes Foundation fuels the growth of running, cycling and multi-sport champions, teams, clubs and communities with direct funding where it’s needed most. iDream reaches out to youth and adults alike who are unable to pay for the sporting event fees, coaching, travel expenses, and equipment costs necessary to train for and/or participate in WNC sporting events by providing need-based scholarships. For more information on this exciting new community program, visit http://idaph.net/idream-athletes-foundation/.

2015 kicked of a Kids Running Phenomenon that took our nation’s youth for a ride into an athletic Promise Land. When the gun goes off in the New Year’s Resolution Run, you’ll start 2016 off with a bang. Alongside friends and family of all ages, help the YMCA of Western North Carolina extend life-changing opportunities to area kids that will take them far beyond race courses and playing fields. As race day approaches, grab this great experience by the horns as you ‘walk the walk’ in the ‘way of the run’. For more information, or to volunteer to help out with this awesome event, contact events@idaph.net, or check out our race website. Join us as we start off what’s sure to be a Sweet ‘16 of WNC racing!

About Daphne Kirkwood

Daphne Kirkwood is founder of iDaph Events. iDaph Events designs, manages, and produces premiere running, cycling, and multi-sport events in Asheville and surrounding Western North Carolina areas


In the time that iDaph Events has been organizing run, cycling and multi-sport events in Western North Carolina, a footprint has been made, a reputation earned, and an identifiable mark left. But we will not simply settle for being at the forefront of the race scene. No, my friends, “good enough” just isn’t good enough for us as organizers, nor for you as participants. We hope you continue to BE INSPIRED and DO SOMETHING GREAT!

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