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Due to the snowy weather predicted for this weekend, we have postponed the Hanukkah 8K until next Sunday, December 16th - same time, same place!

The race begins at 9:15am at the Asheville JCC, 236 Charlotte Street.  Runners and Walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate. (Day of registration begins at 8:00 am at the JCC)

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 225 spots remaining

8k adult 225 spots remaining

race entry 18+

    1. $35.00
      Oct 2 - Dec 12

8k Youth 46 spots remaining

race entry under 18

Walker 45 spots remaining

organized walker

Late/day of Registration

Registration for the race after on-line registration closes on 12/12 is available both at Friday 12/14 Packet pick up (4-6pm) and on race day morning beginning at 8:00am.  The price will be $40 once on-line registration closes. 

Course Map


start JCC parking lot, turn left onto Hillside, right onto Charlotte, left onto Baird, left onto Sunset Drive, bear left staying on Sunset, bear Lstaying on Sunset, bear R staying on Sunset, left onto Howland Road, straight onto Sunset Trail, right onto Macon Avenue, left onto Sunset Terrace, follow arrows thru cottages, straight onto Woodlink Road, left onto Charlotte, right onto Evelyn Place,right onto Kimberly Avenue, right onto Country Club Road, left onto Country Club Place, left onto Sedley Street, left onto Kimberly Avenue, right onto Farrwood Avenue, left onto Norwood Avenue, right to stay on Norwood Avenue, left to stay on Norwood Avenue, left onto Murdock Avenue, left onto Hillside, left into JCC parking lot

Event Schedule

  • December 16 8:00 AM EST - Race Day packet pick up & registration opens

  • December 16 8:30 AM EST - Kids "Latke Loop" Race for ages 2+

  • December 16 8:30 AM EST - Race Day packet pick up & registration closes

  • December 16 9:15 AM EST - Hanukkah 8k Race START

  • December 16 10:45 AM EST - Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

236 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC, United States

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