Virtual meetings and events are becoming the “new norm” for the Asheville Chamber, and our annual 5k run/walk is no exception. We’re working hard to promote good health and wellness in the workplace – whether you’re at the office, company plant, or working from home!

Our goal for the Chamber Challenge 5k event has always been to raise funds and awareness for the Chamber while promoting wellness in the workplace.

Instead of gathering 1200+ people on one day, we’ve broadened our horizons to offer everyone a new, flexible option:

Choose when to participate:  Run or walk on the day of your choice, at your preferred time, between September 14-25th Times are due by 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 (form below)

Choose your course: Use your neighborhood streets, a trail in the country, your treadmill, or wherever.

Prepare with trainings: See the Training tab for details on in-person and virtual training from presenting sponsor Pardee @ Work and training sponsor, YMCA of WNC.

Have fun: Challenge your co-workers, get social (#chamberchallenge5k), or host a competition among friends.

Report your time: We’ll be making it easy for you to report you “finish time” electronically.

Celebrate a fantastic finish: All participants will receive a virtual goody bag filled with special offers and discounts from race sponsors. We’ll gather all the finish times and announce our top “winners” through a Zoom event on Sept. 28, on and social media outlets.  Join us for a virtual awards presentation on Monday, September 28th. Pardee @ Work will present the Good Health Good Business award for a local business that demonstrates a significant commitment to employee wellness. We’ll also announce our top finishers (50) who will receive a gift bag of prizes from our sponsors and the top companies (based on average of finish times of their participants)!


Thanks to our sponsors for their support of the Chamber Challenge!

Logos from all the Chamber Challenge Sponsors: Pardee UNC Health Care