2023 Thomas Wolfe 8K
The Thomas Wolfe 8K is Asheville’s oldest and most prestigious running event and is celebrating its 46th year in 2023!
First run in 1976, this beautiful autumn run/walk highlights many of Asheville’s historic sites!
Starting at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial House, runners continue to run past author Thomas Wolfe’s final resting place in Riverside Cemetery.
Come on out and see why this Asheville 8k has become a deeply rooted Asheville tradition.
Most importantly, this running event helps support Asheville’s READ TO SUCCEED. In 2021, we were able to raise over $1000 for this amazing organization!!
A discount of $5 will be automatically calculated at check out for runners 17 and under or 65 and over.
Packet Pick Up Locations
- Early Packet Pick Up ~ Friday 4:00-6:00pm ~ Jus’ Running, on Merrimon Ave, Asheville, North Carolina
- Race Day Packet Pick Up ~ Saturday 7:00am ~ Front Porch of Thomas Wolfe House
All runners receive a custom Thomas Wolfe 8k t-shirt, custom race bib, “Beer on us” from Highland Brewing (21+) and a chip timed event. Your race beer ticket can be redeemed at the Highland Brewing S and W location in downtown Asheville, just 2 blocks from the race finish.
This race is owned by Kick It Event Management.