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Resolution Run 5K - Marlon

December 31, 2018

The Resolution Run in Downtown Marion is back for the 3rd year and we are bigger and better. This year’s race is now sponsored by Mission Hospital McDowell. We will be timing the race and the finisher medals will be AMAZING this year. If that wasn’t enough to bring you back, did we mention that all participants that are 21 and older will receive a beer of choice at Mica Town Brewery? 

The third annual Mission Hospital McDowell’s Resolution Run 5K that will be held in downtown Marion, NC on New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2018.) Marion was recently 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 Mission Hospital McDowell’s 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 long sleeved t-shirt, a sparkly finisher medal, and Mica Town Brewery Beer for those 21 and older.  

 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 Mr. Bob’s Donut at Midnight. Be sure to come so you can get a slice of that!

Cost: The cost for the Resolution Run 5K event is $35 for those 21 and older and $30 for those under 21. Entry into the New Year’s Eve Celebration is FREE.

Packet Pick Up : Packet up for the 5K will be on Monday December 31 (New Year’s Eve) from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the gazebo area on Main Street.

Awards and Age Groups: 

Age Groups: and Awards: Groups: 3-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

The top three male and female overall winners will receive a trophy.  The top 3 male and female in each group will receive an additional award. 

Race Cap: The race is capped at 150 participants to ensure that all participants receive a shirt and finisher medal. Register soon! We will continue with registration until we sell out.

 If you are interested in volunteering please contact Morgan Pittman at [email protected] 

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]



December 31, 2018 (Monday) - 20:30
3 miles
Road Solo

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