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Traditionally our race starts at the Rio Grill in the Crossroads Shopping Village, Highway 1 at Rio Road in Carmel, California and features an absolutely gorgeous course that includes trails, roads and stunning water vistas along the way. This year we want you to make your own virtual race -- whatever way fits your groove!

Rio Grill’s Resolution Run is a  tradition and this year will benefit CASA of Monterey County. For 25 years, CASA of Monterey County has provided an essential and unique service as the only court-appointed child advocate program addressing an acute problem – the needs of neglected or abused children who have been placed in foster care. CASA  of Monterey County has been on the frontlines for these children through our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, and our mission is to recruit, train, and support community volunteers to represent the best interests and needs of these vulnerable children, while pursuing a safe and permanent home for them. CASA serves children between the ages of birth to 21 years, and is beginning to serve juvenile justice youth as participants in a 2-year pilot program.  

Looking to stay motivated, stay socially distanced, but still participate in active and healthy events?  Then this race is for you!  

The Rio Grill Virtual 5K/10K is all about Running (or Walking) and spending time with your family and friends.  Unfortunately, we can't congregate in groups currently, but we can still come together as a virtual community and enjoy fun, fitness, charity, social sharing, and our wonderful pets!

Walkers, strollers, dogs on a leash, cats on a leash, anything on a leash are welcome at this year's virtual race. You pick the course and location of your choosing. Dress up, and have fun!!!  Your race starts and ends at a spot of your choosing...At noon on January 5, 2022, we will announce the winners via email for the fantastic random prize drawings which is open to all registered runners and walkers as well as prizes for the largest immediate family team, fastest team, best dressed and more!

Registration Includes:


  • Digital Race Bib
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Results Posted Online
  • Opportunity to win lots of great prizes!

To Join:

  • Register for the Run/Walk 5K or 10K
  • Complete a 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles) run or walk any time on January 1st, 2022 while observing proper social distancing of course!
  • Post your time online using RaceJoy or any tracking of your choice (we'll send you instructions)
  • Post your pics using #RioGrill #RioGrillCarmel


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for Rio Grill's 32nd Resolution Run - First Time Ever Virtually.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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