Club Membership Expansion

Mission Statement

The Asheville Running Collective (ARC) is a USATF-certified, post-collegiate racing team comprised of competitive runners living in the mountains of Western North Carolina. In addition to helping its members achieve their individual running goals, the ARC is focused on competing for team championships in relays, cross country, track, and road races; and, regional and national USATF events. By identifying competitive regional runners and providing them structure, benefits and a positive team environment, the ARC hopes to grow the sport of competitive distance running in Western North Carolina and enhance the performance of its members.


EXPANSION

The Asheville Running Collective would like to expand its membership in 2019. Anyone can join, regardless of ability or experience. All members pay yearly dues and receive a racing singlet. Those who hit time standards will qualify for incentives such as sponsor discounts, waived/comped race fees, and the opportunity to apply for travel funds. As the club grows we hope to increase the support we can provide.

With increased membership, we will be in a better position to unite runners and racers in Western North Carolina behind our shared mission, pull in more leaders and volunteers for ARC-sponsored events, and have a broader reach in the community. Revenue from membership dues will help fund travel budgets, race fee sponsorships, team gear, and community events.

DO MORE TOGETHER

Collective Action
A larger membership base will allow ARC to expand our reach in the community by hosting more community events, supporting local businesses and organizations, and volunteering at events throughout WNC. The ARC has already been very active in the running community. Let’s do more!

Collective Support
Be part of a team! Support teammates in training, cheer each other on at races, and come together to socialize.

Collective Success
As individual members find success, so does the team as a whole. Play a role in scoring for the club at a team race, represent the Collective in your goal race, or help lift up those in WNC who are taking on big goals.

MEMBERSHIP BEnEFITS

There are no specific standards for club membership. All are welcomed to join.

Upon payment of club dues, all ARC members are entitled to:

  • Racing jersey

  • 25% off entry to Wedge Run 10k

  • Team racing opportunities in WNC, NC, and nationally

PERFORMANCE Incentives

While there are no specific standards needed to join the club, time standards will be set to motivate members and incentivize high-level performances. Age-graded times will be used at distances from 5k to the marathon, with race results from outside those distances considered on a case-by-case basis. Marks must be attained on a certified course within the last year. All standards will be subject to change annually.

OPEN - TIER 1

Upon payment of club dues, Tier 1 members are entitled to:

  • Racing jersey

  • Comp entry to Wedge Run 10k

  • Entry fees paid for team races

  • Discounts from team sponsors

  • Opportunity to apply for travel funds

Event Open Men Open Women
5k 15:10 18:00
10k 31:30 37:30
Half Marathon 1:10 1:23
Marathon 2:28 2:55

OPEN - TIER 2

Upon payment of club dues, Tier 2 members are entitled to:

  • Racing jersey

  • Comp entry to Wedge Run 10k

  • Entry fees paid for team races

  • Discounts from team sponsors

Event Open Men Open Women
5k 16:20 20:00
10k 34:00 41:30
Half Marathon 1:15:30 1:32
Marathon 2:38 3:12

MASTERS

Upon payment of club dues, Tier 2 members are entitled to:

  • Racing jersey

  • Comp entry to Wedge Run 10k

  • Entry fees paid for masters team races

  • Discounts from team sponsors

Event 40+ Men 40+ Women
5k 17:20 21:00
10k 36:00 43:30
Half Marathon 1:20 1:36
Marathon 2:48 3:22
Event 50+ Men 50+ Women
5k 18:30 22:00
10k 38:45 46:00
Half Marathon 1:24 1:42
Marathon 2:56 3:34
Event 60+ Men 60+ Women
5k 20:00 24:00
10k 42:00 49:45
Half Marathon 1:32 1:50
Marathon 3:13 3:51

MOVING FORWARD

Our focus in the summer and fall of 2019 is on membership expansion. As we move into 2020, we will rework our leadership structure by going away from the general titles of “President”, “Vice President”, etc and moving toward roles focused on specific tasks, such as “Club Fundraiser”, “Wedge Run 10k Race Director”, and more. We want you to get involved!