Celebrating our 46th year!
~ 8:00 am Race Start ~
The Thomas Wolfe 8K is Asheville's oldest and most prestigious running event.
First run in 1976, the run will celebrate its 46th running in 2023!
This beautiful autumn run/walk highlights many of Asheville's historic sites!
Start at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial House and continue to run past his final resting place.
Come on out and see why this race has become a deeply rooted Asheville tradition.
8kPrice changes in 1 month 25 days
A discount of $5 will be automatically calculated at check out for runners 17 and under or 65 and over
Early Bird PricingNow registering Apr 1 – Jul 31
$50.00Aug 1 – Oct 14
The Thomas Wolfe 8k and Kick It Event Management have a NO REFUND policy.
You can transfer your registration to another runner up to Sunday 10/8/2023 at 6pm using the Race Roster TRANSFER BUTTON or up until race day by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no refunds for event cancelation due to severe weather, weather emergency, hurricane warning, winter storm warning or flooding as decided upon by the race directors. These decisions are made for the safety of our participants, volunteers and the need for our first responders to be used to help with the weather emergency. Signing this waiver is your agreement that there are no refunds for weather emergency cancelations.
By indicating your acceptance as a PARTICIPANT, you understand, agree, warrant and covenant as follows:
In consideration of the foregoing, I for myself, my executors, administrators and assignee's, do hereby release and discharge the Kick It Ventures LLC, Thomas Wolfe Memorial, the City of Asheville, event organizers, event volunteers, sponsors and supporters for all claims and damages, demands, actions and whatever in any manner arising out of my participation in the Thomas Wolfe 8k. I attest and verify that I have full knowledge of risk involved in this event and I and/or the people I am registering for, am physically fit and trained to participate in this event.
I also agree that I will not transfer race materials (including, but not limited to, bibs and timing chips) to another participant or run in their place without signing a waiver and officially notifying the race organization. Agreement to substitution requests lies solely with the race organizers. Unauthorized transferred will be disqualified from timing and awards. I agree to allow my image to be used in promotional photos if captured at the event.
- October 13 4:00 PM EDT - Early Packet Pick Up/Registration Begins ~ Jus' Running on Merrimon Ave
- October 13 6:00 PM EDT - Early Packet Pick Up/Registration Closes ~ Jus' Running on Merrimon Ave
- October 14 7:00 AM EDT - On-Site Packet Pick Up Begins~ Front Porch of the Thomas Wolfe House
- October 14 8:00 AM EDT - Race Start
- October 14 9:15 AM EDT - Awards - Tentative
- Event contact
- Leslie Grotenhuis
- Visit website