My favorite race of the year! Here’s the press release:
The 41st Annual Thomas Wolfe 8k is quickly approaching on Saturday, Oct. 7.
As Asheville’s oldest race, the TW8K takes runners through the Montford neighborhood, through the historic cemetery where the author is buried and back to the Thomas Wolfe House at 52 N. Market Street for a big party. This year’s race happens just four days after the famous author’s birthday.
“This race has been a well-loved community event for more than four decades that centers around an author that helped put Asheville on the map. It’s fitting that we honor him with a proper party,” said race director Stephanie Carson.
Runners will enjoy birthday cake provided by Harris Teeter on Merrimon, as well as healthy snacks and water from Trader Joe’s. In addition, Catawba Brewing has donated a keg of beer for runners to enjoy and Barnes & Noble is holding a book fair for the second year on a row.
A portion of proceeds from the book fair and the race will benefit Read 2 Succeed of Buncombe County. Prizes for the fastest runners include gift cards from Jus’ Running, cakes from Fletcher Village Bakery, one month passes to Underground Fitness and more. Thanks to our sponsors Ahiflower, Runner’s Mechanic, Blue Ridge Orthodontics, Cake Websites, Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine, and Victor G. Dostrow MD.
More information on the race and registration can be found at www.thomaswolfe8k.com.