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New Year’s Resolution Run: Gets the Ball Rolling for the Entire Family

What drops faster than a Ball in Times Square? Personal records of course! Runners from all across Western North Carolina and visitors from our region are preparing to let it rip along the streets of downtown Asheville as they participate in the 2019 New Year’s Resolution Run.

The 5th Annual Resolution Run 5k Run/Walk and 10 Mile Run, explores 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, walk or crawl their way to completing their first resolution! The 5k is a perfect distance for all abilities to run/walk and to start off your new year! The 10 mile event was designed with endurance road runners in mind. Both events are timed with chip timing.

Runners and walkers participating in the 5k event will explore nearby downtown neighborhoods and experience the best of the Asheville City while completing their first 3.1 miles of the year. Runners participating in the ten mile event will wind their way through the beautiful rolling neighborhoods in N. Asheville around the flat (and fast) Beaver Lake area and through downtown Asheville.

Race Start: Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

Sign up today for the New Year’s Resolution Run and guarantee to start your new year off right with us! When you register three or more family members online you receive big savings off your entries. More info about these discounts can be found on our registration pages.

Our 2019 Charity Partners

YMCA of Western North Carolina – 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 Christopher Fox – cfox@ymcawnc.org.

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 community program, visit http://idaph.net/idream-athletes-foundation/.

Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) serves the homeless, poor and addicted populations of Western Carolina. WCRM will host a shoe drive at the Resolution Run packet pickup and on race day. So BRING SHOES, BRING SHOES, BRING SHOES! (Especially gently used or new tennis shoes.) The shoes that the WCRM receive during the Resolution Run event will go towards their annual “Foot Care Clinic”.

Alongside friends and family of all ages, help the YMCA of Western North Carolina, Western Carolina Rescue Ministries and iDream Athletes Foundation extend life-changing opportunities to area adults and kids that will take them far beyond race courses and playing fields.

As event 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 support@idaph.net, or check out our race website.  

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!