Asheville Chamber Challenge

Director:
iDaph Events
Phone:
(828) 684-0812
Distance:
5K
When:
6/7/2019 4:00 pm
Where:
Historic Montford Asheville, NC Location Map

Asheville’s Annual 5k Celebrating Workplace Wellness

Get ready for the Challenge! A 5K run or walk through historic Montford may or may not be a walk in the park, but it is a great way to raise awareness and challenge your co-workers and employees to a healthier lifestyle. Register your teams today! The Chamber Challenge is capped at 1,600 participants, we expect to sell out prior to event day.

Race REgistration Info:

Through May 11th May 12th - June 6th Race Day
Individual $35 $40 $45
Team $120 ($30/team member) $140 ($35/team member) $150 ($37.50/team member)

Participants must register online by May 24th to be guaranteed a shirt.


HOW TO REGISTER:

**DEADLINE to submit ANY changes such as swaps, transfers, etc.. for individuals or teams is May 24th. After that date, there will be a $10 change fee added per change request for an individual or a team.

1. If your business is paying for SIX or more teams and an invoice is required (meaning you have to pay via check and cannot use a credit card), please email the Asheville Chamber (jwillard@ashevillechamber.org). They will provide an invoice for you and request a promo code for you to use when registering your teams/individuals online. Otherwise, it is easy to sign up your teams online and pay via credit card on Racesonline.com.

2. If you are registering as an individual or only have one or a couple teams to register from your organization. You can go through the online registration process and pay when checking out.

3. When you are creating a team name: please select a name from the list or create a new one. If you have several teams from the same company, use UNIQUE team names for each team. Make sure to add team member names beside team name (ex. Team ROCKETS: Smith, Jones, Adams, Johnson).

4. If you have multiple company teams and do not have original/unique team names for each team, you can use the following as a template: MAHEC1: Matthews, Jones, Smith, Adams, MAHEC2: Case, Anderson, Johnson, Bell, MAHEC 3: Taylor, Dove, Beddingfield, Benett)


Training Opportunities for all fitness levels:

Training opportunities for six weeks leading up to the race.


April 22 – May 28

Tuesdays, April 23 – May 28

5:30 – 6:30 pm, Chamber Parking Lot, 36 Montford Ave., Exit 4-C, off I-240

Contact: Jesse Hyder, jhyder@ymcawnc.org

Training will be led by Jesse Hyder, personal trainer, group exercise instructor and Crossfit L1 trainer with YMCA of WNC.

This training program is designed to meet your needs, at any level, from absolute beginners to fit athletes wanting to improve their time. Everyone can benefit from this training!


Mondays, April 22 – May 29*

5:30 – 6:30 pm, Fletcher Town Hall, lower parking lot, 300 Old Cane Creek Rd., Fletcher, NC

(*No training on Memorial Day; last session is on Wed., May 29th)

Contact: LoriKay Paden, lpaden@ymcawnc.org


Need Incentives? How about prizes?

Participants who complete five out of six training sessions will be entered for prizes:

YMCA Jumpstart Package (three 30-min beginner sessions with a personal trainer -- $90 value!)

Gift Certificate to Foot Rx for a free pair of running shoes


Be sure to check www.chamberchallenge.org for nutrition tips to boost your training!

Follow us: @avlchamber or facebook.com/ashevillechamber


shirts

Complimentary race shirts are included with online registration through May 24th at midnight. We cannot guarantee shirts for any registrations after May 25th or walk-up registrations (if race is not sold out).


Packet Pick-Up

Race packets (shirts, race numbers/chips and important information) can be picked up on Thursday, June 6th, between 12 noon and 4:00 pm in the Chamber Boardroom (36 Montford Ave., second floor).

Volunteers - We always need many volunteers for this event - please contact Judi Willard at jwillard@ashevillechamber.org if you're interested in helping on race day (anytime from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm).


FAQ

how many participants are on a team?

The Chamber Challenge teams are comprised of 4 team members. The team types are: All Male, All Female or Co-Ed Teams. In order to be scored in the results as a team, you must have all four team members finish the race.

what if i pre-registered teams for my company?

If you pre-registered for the Chamber Challenge through our Total Resource Campaign, we will be in contact with you by April 19th for instructions on how to register your pre-paid teams.

Can i participate in the chamber challenge as an individual or do i have to be on a team?

Yes, you can register as an individual and participate in the Chamber Challenge.

What prizes are given out?

Prizes will be awarded to the top male, female and co-ed teams. We’ll also hand out prizes to the top team in each of our industry categories: Health/Wellness, Manufacturing, Education, Government & Nonprofit, Finance, Professional Services, Hospitality and Other. Individual Awards will be given to the following groups and categories: Male/Female: Overall Top 3 and Age Groups (1 st and 2nd places only): 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.

if I am on a team, am i also eligible for individual age group awards?

Yes, team members are eligible for overall team prizes, as well as individual age group awards and will be scored in both categories.

What time does the race start?

The race start is determined based on the city bus schedule and is scheduled to start at 4pm. Be at the start line and ready to run by 4pm!

CAN I PICK UP MY PACKET PRIOR TO RACE DAY?

YES, PLEASE DO!

Can I pick up the packets for my entire team? Yes, but you must notify your other team members that you are picking up the packets for them. You know how easily people get confused.

Race packets (shirts, race numbers/chips and important information) can be picked up on Thursday,June 6th, between 12 noon and 4:00 pm in the Chamber Boardroom (36 Montford Ave., second floor).

CAN I PICK UP the packets for my entire team?

Yes, but you must notify your other team members that you are picking up the packets for them. You know how easily people get confused.

CAN YOU REGISTER THE DAY OF THE EVENT? What about pickup my race packet and bib?

If there is still availability on race day, race day registration and packet pickup will take place from 2:00-3:30 pm at the Asheville Chamber. Look for the registration table next to the building. The Chamber Challenge is capped at 1,600 participants, we expect to sell out prior to event day.

Do I need to bring any money to the race?

Registrants are given one beer ticket with their bib. Beer tickets will also be available for purchase. You must provide your valid ID to drink or purchase beer. Vendors will showcase their business/products, and some of them may have items for sale.

Can I switch one of my pre-registered team members to someone else?

You can make changes to your team through Racesonline.com by emailing info@racesonline.com. Deadline for team or individual participant changes is May 24t at midnight. After this date, there is a $10 change fee added to your registration fee.

do I get a shirt when i register? WHat if my shirt doesn't fit?

Complimentary race shirts are included with online registration through May 24th at midnight. We cannot guarantee shirts for any registrations after this deadline or walk-up registrations (if race is not sold out).

If the shirt size that you ordered doesn't fit, the tee may be exchanged AFTER the race has started at the registration area. We cannot guarantee sizes for exchanges.

Where should I park on race day?

The Chamber strongly encourages carpooling with team members. We encourage participants to use the city parking garages available downtown and walk to the Chamber building. Please plan to arrive early. If you have someone picking you up after the race, please plan to pick up down Montford—away from the course. The Chamber parking lot will be closed. School will also be in session, so neighboring school lots are not available.

What do I do with my race number or chip?

Your bib with your race number should be pinned to the front of your shirt. Most bibs will have a strip on the back that serves as your timing chip.

Why is the race on a Friday afternoon?

Good question! Aren’t we all looking for an excuse to leave work early on Friday? The goal of the 5k is to promote health in the workplace. The time allows employers to make a statement that they are committed to the health of their employees.

What happens in the event of rain?

We get wet! The race takes place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather conditions the race will be delayed until the storm blows over or called off.

Is water available on the course?

But of course! There will be two water stations available on the course and one at the finish line. We do recommend that participants bring water to drink prior to starting the course.

Are strollers allowed?

To avoid running over other participants, we ask that you stay to the “back of the pack” during the start.

Can I bring my dog?

No. While we love pets, we ask that you leave them at home.

I NEED HELP WITH REGISTRATION. WHO DO I CALL?

For changes to your registration please contact info@racesonline.com. For other registration related questions feel free to contact us at 828-684-0812 or support@idaph.net.

I NEED TO make a change to my individual or team REGISTRATION. Can i switch one of my pre-registered team members?

You can make changes to registration by emailing info@racesonline.com. **DEADLINE to submit ANY changes such as swaps, transfers, etc.. for individuals or teams is May 24th. After that date, there will be a $10 change fee added per change request for an individual or a team.