YMCA Resolution Run/Walk 5K & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Thu, Jan 1, 2015


Abilene, TX

About This Activity

This is the fourth annual YMCA Resolution Run beginning and ending at the Redbud YMCA traversing through the park paths and roads on a participant safe course. The 1 Mile Kids Fun Run will start at 10:30 AM and the 5K will start at 11:00 AM. The 5K course is USATF Certified (TX11170ETM) and can best be described as "flat and fast". 

Event details and schedule

Below are some of the frequently asked questions about this year’s event.


How can I register for the event?

You can register one of two ways, online through Active.Com through December 29th or via an entry form.  Mailed entry forms must be received by December 29th.  You also can register at either Abilene YMCA location.


What date/Time is the event on this year?

This year’s event will be held on January 1st, 2015.  The 1 Mile Kids Fun Run will start at 10:30 AM followed by the 5K at 11:00 AM.  In previous years this event has been held at 5:00 PM on New Year’s Eve but was changed to allow for more community involvement.


Where is the event conducted?

YMCA Resolution Run 5K begins and ends at the Redbud YMCA traversing through the park paths and roads on a participant safe course.  The Kids 1 Mile Fun Run is conducted entirely on the park path away from vehicle traffic.

Timing and Results

How is the race timed?

All participants in the race will receive a timing chip attached to the race bib. As you cross the electronic mats at the start and finish lines, the timing tag emits a unique signal that allows the system to identify you and calculate your finish time. You must be wearing your timing chip on your bib number to receive a race time.  Results will be posted on the Abilene Runner’s Club Website (www.abilenerunners.com).  The 1 Mile Kids Fun Run will not be individually timed.

Packet Pickup

Where can I pick up my race packet?

Pick up Race Packets on December 31st at the Redbud Park YMCA during operating hours and on Race Day beginning at 10:00 AM.


Where is the best place to park?

There will be limited parking in the YMCA parking lot on the day of the event.  The best place to park is the lot off of South 32nd, adjacent to Madison Middle School.  To ensure the safest race, please avoid parking on the roads inside the park. 


What does it cost to participate in the event?

The 1 Mile Kids Fun Run will cost $10.  The cost of the 5K will depend on when you register.  Early Bird ($20) registration runs through October 31st; Regular ($25) registration is November 1st through December 23rd; Late ($30) registration is December 24th through December 31st; and Race Day ($35) registration.  Please note there is a small processing fee paid to Active.Com when registering online.


Are there any discounts for being a member of the YMCA or Abilene Runner’s Club?

Members of the YMCA and ARC will be afforded a $5 discount for the 5K.  Indicate your membership in either organization on the entry form or online through registering in the appropriate category.


What are the award categories?

Awards in the 5K to the top Male and Female in open and masters categories.  Top three Male and Female in the following age groups:  14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.


Can walkers participate in the 5K?

Walkers are welcome in the 5k event.

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