Thomas Wolfe 8k

  • 32 Banks Avenue Asheville, NC, 28801 United States

WELCOMEto the 39th running of the THOMAS WOLFE 8k

Asheville's oldest and most prestigious running event.

A benefit for the Asheville Track Club and Friends of Thomas Wolfe Memorial.

Join us and be a part of Asheville's literary and athletic history. 

Race Information

BASICS

Date- October 17th 2015

Start Time - 10:10am

PACKET PICKUP

Friday 10/16 4:00pm-6:00pm Catawba Brewing - 32 Banks Ave.

Saturday 10/17 8:00am-10:00am Thomas Wolfe House - 52 N. Market St.

The race will be capped at 600 runners. No pets or strollers, please.

Course 

The 39th running of the Thomas Wolfe 8k winds through beautiful downtown Asheville, North Carolina, passing into the Historic Montford District, the Reed Creek Greenway, and Riverside Cemetery, before finishing in front of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial House at 52 N. Market St. 

This is a certified course - NC141136DF

Awards

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall finishers, to the top male and female in the Masters Division, and to the top male and female in the Grandmasters Division. The top male and female overall finishers will also be awarded an additional $50, provided by Jus' Running.

1 MILE SPRINT SPONSORED BY: JUS' RUNNING

$50 dollars for fastest first mile: The first male and female to reach the one mile mark will receive $50 dollars. To be eligible for this prize, the entire 8K must be completed in less than 50 minutes.

3 MILE SPRINT SPONSORED BY: JUS' RUNNING

$50 dollars for fastest first 3 miles: The first male and female to reach the three mile mark will receive $50 dollars. To be eligible for this prize, the entire 8K must be completed in less than 50 minutes.

AGE GROUP AWARDS

Custom pint glasses, provided by Charlotte Street Animal Hospital, will be awarded to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions: 13 and under; 14-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70 and over.

With the exception of the sprint prizes for the first male and female to reach the one and three mile marks, there will be no duplication of awards. The top three male and female winners and first place masters and grandmasters, male and female winners are not eligible for age group awards.

MORE GOOD STUFF

The awards ceremony will begin at 11:30am. Each participant (21 and over) will receive a ticket redeemable for a beer from Catawba Brewing. Additionally, all participants will be given a 15% off coupon from Mellow Mushroom valid 10/17/15 - 10/23/15. As always, there will be LIVE MUSIC!! 

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