“Fill the Pantry” Virtual Running Race

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Kick It Events is inviting area runners (and beyond) to make their next run meaningful and join our “Fill the Pantry” virtual race. 100% of registration fees (minus processing fees) will be donated to the Asheville City Schools Food Distribution Program and families in our community hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. We realize that our city schools are not only vital for feeding kid’s minds but also their bodies and the food distribution team has been strapped fulfilling the increased needs of local families during these uncertain times.
During registration, runners can choose from 5K – $5 donation, 8K – $10 donation, or a 10K – $20 donation. Participants then run whatever course they want (even on a treadmill), whenever they want up until April 1st. Working with Glory Hound Events we have pulled some ideas course maps out from races or courses that no longer exist.
2013 Sunset Stampede 5k
2012 Bele Chere 5k2009 Citizen Times 5k
2013 Ramble Run 5k
2015 Thomas Wolfe 8k
2017 Band Aid 8k
2019 Hot Chocolate 10k
All runners will be entered in a drawing for a FREE RACE ENTRY to one of the following Kick It Event 2020 races:
Independence Day 5kSuper Hero 5k / Super Villain 10kOktoberfest 5kThomas Wolfe 8kHot Chocolate 5k/10k
We understand that many runners out there are looking to fill the void left by this seasons canceled races. This race gives them an opportunity to participate and help our community at the same time in a fun way.
Additional Links:

  • Theaters, performing arts centers, concert venues, museums, and other indoor entertainment centers;
  • Fitness centers, gymnasiums, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities;
  • Beauty salons, barber shops, spas, massage parlors, tanning salons, tattoo shops, and any other location where personal care or personal grooming services are performed that would not allow compliance with social distancing guidelines to remain six feet apart;
  • Racetracks and historic horse racing facilities;
  • Bowling alleys, skating rinks, arcades, amusement parks, trampoline parks, fairs, arts and craft facilities, aquariums, zoos, escape rooms, indoor shooting ranges, public and private social clubs, and all other places of indoor public amusement.

Dining and On-Site Alcohol Establishments All dining and congregation areas in the following establishments must close to the public beginning at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. These establishments may continue to offer delivery and/or takeout services. Establishments include: 

  • Restaurants;
  • Dining establishments;
  • Food courts;
  • Farmers markets;
  • Breweries;
  • Microbreweries;
  • Distilleries;
  • Wineries; and
  • Tasting rooms.

Retail Businesses The following retail businesses are considered essential and may remain open during normal business hours: 

  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, and other retailers that sell food and beverage products or pharmacy products, including dollar stores, and department stores with grocery or pharmacy operations;
  • Medical, laboratory, and vision supply retailers;
  • Electronic retailers that sell or service cell phones, computers, tablets, and other communications technology;
  • Automotive parts, accessories, and tire retailers as well as automotive repair facilities;
  • Home improvement, hardware, building material, and building supply retailers;
  • Lawn and garden equipment retailers;
  • Beer, wine, and liquor stores;
  • Retail functions of gas stations and convenience stores;
  • Retail located within healthcare facilities;
  • Banks and other financial institutions with retail functions;
  • Pet stores and feed stores;
  • Printing and office supply stores; and
  • Laundromats and dry cleaners.

All essential retail establishments must, to the extent possible, adhere to social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitizing practices on common surfaces, and other appropriate workplace guidance from state and federal authorities.  Any brick-and-mortar retail business not listed above must limit all in-person shopping to no more than 10 patrons per establishment, adhere to social distancing recommendations, sanitize common surfaces, and apply relevant workplace guidance from state and federal authorities. If any such business cannot adhere to the 10-patron limit with proper social distancing requirements, it must close. Additional Guidance Professional businesses not listed above must utilize telework as much as possible. Where telework is not feasible, such businesses must adhere to social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitizing procedures, and apply relevant workplace guidance from state and federal authorities, including CDCOSHA, and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. Businesses in violation of this order may be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor. Nothing in Executive Order Fifty-Three limits the provision of health care or medical services, access to essential services for low-income residents, such as food banks; the operations of the media; law enforcement agencies; or operations of government. The full text of Executive Order Fifty-Three can be found here. Additional guidance and a Frequently Asked Questions guide can be found here. Watch the video of today’s announcement here.

Photo of a solo runner from Getty Images

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