The race begins at 9:15am at the Asheville JCC, 236 Charlotte Street.  Runners and Walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate.

The event is a community wide celebration of the upcoming 8 day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights.  In acknowledgement of the giving season, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Eblen Charities to help provide emergency assistance to those in the community needing help with their winter fuel costs.  We are proud to celebrate the holiday (a little early) in this way with as many runners, walkers and volunteers as possible. 

For younger children, preceding the race start (at 8:30am) there will be a "race" that is FREE to participate, where the youngsters will be challenged to run 8 laps around the JCC parking lot.  Those who raise $24 or more in pledges will receive a t-shirt.  For more information about the "Latke Loop", contact

Registration Fees - 299 Spots Remaining

8k adult

race entry 18+

299 Spots Remaining Price Increase in 187 days
Jan 17 - Oct 2 Current Price $30.00
Oct 3 - Dec 6 $35.00

8k Youth

race entry under 18

50 Spots Remaining
Jan 15 - Dec 6 Current Price $25.00


organized walker

50 Spots Remaining
Jan 15 - Dec 6 Current Price $25.00

Late/day of Registration

Registration for the race after on-line registration closes on 12/6 is available both at Friday 12/8 Packet pick up (4-6pm) and on race day morning beginning at 7:00am.  The price will be $40 once on-line registration closes. 

Thank you to our Amazing Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors



Event Schedule

  • December 8 04:00 PM EST - Early Packet Pick up/On-site registration for the Hanukkah 8k

  • December 8 06:00 PM EST - Early packet pick up/On-site registration Closes

  • December 10 07:00 AM EST - Race Day packet pick up & registration opens

  • December 10 08:30 AM EST - Kids "Latke Loop" Race for ages 2+

  • December 10 08:30 AM EST - Race Day packet pick up & registration closes

  • December 10 09:15 AM EST - Hanukkah 8k Race START

  • December 10 10:45 AM EST - Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

236 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC, United States

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