In collaboration with the SoCon Basketball Tournament and Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission, The Arc Buncombe County is hosting it's Inaugural 5k March Run/Walk. It's a fun, healthy and easy way to support people with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities. The funds raised from this event will assist families in crisis, provide children and adults with health and wellness training, and support The Arc's programs and services.
The Arc of Buncombe County advocates for and serves children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities, including Down syndrome, Autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses. The Arc of Buncombe County is a part of a network of over 700 chapters across the country promoting and protecting the human rights of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes without regard to diagnosis.
After the run and award ceremony, you're invited to watch the SoCon Basketball Tourney's Downtown Dribble; a parade where kids get to dribble a basketball from the Vance Monument to the U.S. Cellular Center!
Event details and schedule
The Arc of Buncombe County’s 5K March Run/Walk Race quick facts:
This Course is USATF Certified.
Race day is Saturday, March 8, 2014
5K Starts at 9:00 a.m.
On-site Registration & Check-in 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. – Vance Monument in Downtown Asheville
5K - $25.00 registration before March 1, 2014 (includes t-shirts)
5K and Noon SOCON Basketball game ticket - $35.00 before March 1, 2014 (includes t-shirts)
5K - $30.00 registration after March 1, 2014 (includes t-shirts)
5K and Noon SOCON Basketball game ticket - $40.00 after March 1, 2014 (includes t-shirts)
*online processing fees vary at active.com depending on your member status.
You can also register by mailing the form to:
The Arc of Buncombe County, Post Office Box 1365, Asheville, NC 28802.
**The form must be received by March 1, 2014.
Runners & walkers welcome! (No pets, other than guide dogs, please.) Babies in strollers are free. Any age can participate. Children who want a medal will need to register.
The 5K race will be chip timed.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall finishers and to the first male and female in the Masters Division (40+). Awards will go to the top man & female finishers in each of the following age divisions: 14&U; 15-25; 26-36; 37-47;48-58; 59-69; 70 - 79; 80 and over. Overall placers not eligible for age group awards.
Water & food will be available for race participants at the finish line.
Water station will be set-up on the course.
**There is a NO REFUND or TRANSFER policy.
The Arc of Buncombe County