Registration Information

A discount of $5 will be automatically calculated at check out for runners 17 and under or 65 and over.

  • October 1 to Jun 30  ~ $45.00 ~ Early Bird Pricing
  • Jul 1 to Oct 12  ~ $50.00  Registration Basic Rate

Packet Pick Up Locations

  • Early Packet Pick Up ~ Friday 4:00-6:00pm ~ Jus’ Running, Merrimon Ave, Asheville
  • 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&W location in downtown Asheville, just 2 blocks from the race finish.

Course Map


All runners receive finisher medals to celebrate our 45th year!

Thomas Wolfe 8k finisher medal

Sprint Prizes


The first Male and Female to cross Mile 1 will receive a $50 gift certificate from Jus’ Running!

The first Male and Female to cross Mile 3 will receive a $50 gift certificate from Jus’ Running!

You must finish the race to receive a sprint prize.

Top Awards

1st place male and female will receive a $50 gift certificate from Jus’ Running.

First, Second, Third, 1st Masters, 1st Grand masters, male and female runners will receive a custom award. This year’s award is a custom genuine leather “Junior Legal” portfolio from Oowee Products, a local leather working company.

Thomas Wolfe 8k custom leather journal

Age Group Awards

Age Group Awards

Top 3 runners in the following categories will receive a custom prize.

1-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and up.

Highland Brewing Thomas Wolfe 8k age group award

Parking Information

Runners should plan on parking in the College St. Parking Deck or the Woodfin St Parking lot.  Both are paid lots.  There is also limited street parking. Arrive early to give yourself time to find parking.