Chamber Challenge FAQs

I need help with registration. Who do I call?

Contact us at 828-210-2729 or member@ashevillechamber.org.

What prizes are given out?

Prizes will be awarded to the top male, female and co-ed teams and individuals. Prizes will also be given to the top team in each of our industry categories: Health/Wellness, Manufacturing, Education, Government & Nonprofit, Finance, Professional Services, Hospitality and Other.

Can you register the day of the event?
If there is still availability on race day, race day registration will take place from 2:00-3:00 pm at the Asheville Chamber. Look for the registration table next to the building.

Do I need to bring any money to the race?
Registrants will be 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. We will also have vendors showcasing their business/products - 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 RunSignUp or send team updates to member@ashevillechamber.org or call 828-210-2729. Deadline for team changes is 5 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017.

Can I pick up my packet prior to race day?
Yes, please do!  Packets will be available in the Asheville Chamber Board Room (2nd floor; 36 Montford Avenue) on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 12- 6 p.m.

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.

Where should I park on race day?
The Chamber strongly encourages carpooling with team members. We encourage people 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. 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?
YES!  But 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.