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The Resolution Run in Downtown Marion is back for the 4th year. This is the 4th and final race in the McDowell Race Series, so don't wait to register to get your final medal. This year's finish medal is a huge!
The 4th annual Resolution Run 5K will be held in downtown Marion, NC on New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2019.) Marion was voted "Best Small Town" in North Carolina and our New Year's Eve Celebration was voted one of the top small-town New Year's Eve Celebrations by Country Living in 2017. The Resolution Run is the kick-off event for the New Year's Eve Celebration that will be held on Main Street in downtown Marion, NC. The course for the 5K will travel throughout downtown Marion.
All 5K participants will receive a super soft, long-sleeved t-shirt and a sparkly finisher medal.
The Resolution Run will start at 8:30 pm at the new event stage on Main Street. This event will be a night time run/walk event so participants are encouraged to wear reflective gear, glowing accessories, or even bring a headlamp or flashlight. We also would love to see you dressed in your New Year’s gear. There is a costume contest during the New Year's Eve Celebration if you would like to enter into that contest.
This will be fun, family and friends event that is to encourage everyone to come out to have a great time and possibly even start a New Year’s Resolution with a healthier lifestyle OR just come out and have a blast walking or running our beautiful streets of downtown Marion under the lights.
Once you finish the 5K, stay and enjoy the Downtown New Year’s Eve Celebration on Main Street. This event will begin at 9pm and run until the new year at midnight. The Celebration Event will have music, craft and food vendors, a horse and carriage ride, local shops will be open, a brand new golden nugget that will drop into a 10 foot GIANT dough.
Cost: The cost for the Resolution Run 5K event is $35 until November 30, then goes up to $40 until race day.Entry into the New Year’s Eve Celebration is FREE.
Packet Pick Up: Packet up for the 5K will be on Tuesday, December 31 (New Year's Eve) from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Main Street Stage. Packets, shirts, or awards will not be mailed or held. No exceptions. We do not offer refunds.
Age Groups: and Awards: The top three male and female overall winners will receive a trophy. The top 3 male and female in each age group will receive an additional award. Age Groups: 3-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
The award ceremony will be held at approximately 9:45 or once the last participant is finished.
Race Cap: The race is capped at 200 participants to ensure that all participants receive a shirt and finisher medal. Register soon! All of the McDowell Race Series races have sold out in advance, so don't wait to register.
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