Asheville Chamber Challenge

Director:
iDaph Events
Phone:
(828) 684-0812
Distance:
5K
When:
6/7/2019 4:30 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.

Training Opportunities for all fitness levels:

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm, Asheville Chamber Parking Lot, April 23 – May 21

From walkers and first-time participants to active runners who want to improve their time or technique, everyone is welcome to join us to prepare for the Chamber Challenge! This free training program is provided by YMCA Healthy Living Coordinator and trainer Jesse Hyder.

Follow us for wellness tips and motivation: @avlchamber or facebook.com/ashevillechamber

Cost:

Sign up by May 16th to take advantage of Early Bird Registration: $100/team, $30/individual

May 17th-June 6th: $120/team, $35/individual

Race Day: $140/team, $40/individual


HOW TO REGISTER:

1. If your business is paying for multiple teams and an invoice is required, 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.If you have multiple teams within your company that need to register - please email the Asheville Chamber (jwillard@ashevillechamber.org) and they can send you an invoice for the teams. After you have paid, we will issue you a code for your team to use to register online.

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 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)


shirts

Complimentary race shirts are included with online registration through May 20th at midnight. We cannot guarantee shirts for any registrations after May 26th 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 5th, 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.

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?

Team Prizes will be awarded to the top overall team - 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 (First and Second 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. At this time the approximate start time is 4:20pm. We suggest that you are ready to line up at the start line by 4pm, in case the race can start earlier than this time.

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, May 31st, between 12 noon and 4:00 pm in the Chamber Boardroom (36 Montford Ave., second floor).

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 2:00-4:00 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 timing@idaph.net. Deadline for team participant changes is Tuesday, June 4th at NOON EST.

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 26th at midnight. We cannot guarantee shirts for any registrations after May 26th 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