• Thomas Wolfe 8k

Thomas Wolfe 8k

Sunday October 20, 2024
Asheville, North Carolina
8:00am Race Start

The Thomas Wolfe 8k is Asheville’s oldest running event. First run in 1976, the race will celebrate its 47th running event in 2024

This beautiful autumn run/walk highlights many of Asheville’s favorite sites. Start at the Tempie Avery Montford Center in the heart of the historic Montford neighborhood and continue past Wolfe’s final resting place in the Riverside Cemetery.

Runners preparing to start the Thomas Wolfe 8k


Saturday Oct 19:

  • 4:00-6:00PM Early Packet Pick Up and Onsite Registration at Jus’ Running, Merrimon Ave, Asheville

Sunday Oct 20:

  • Event location: Tempie Avery Montford Community Center
    34 Pearson Dr, Asheville, NC 28801
  • 7:00 am – Packet Pick Up opens
  • 8:00 am – Race Start
  • 9:15 am – Awards (tentative)

All runners receive a custom Thomas Wolfe 8k  t-shirt, custom race bib, and a chip timed event.


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

  • May 1 to July 31 ~ $45 ~ Early Bird Pricing
  • Aug 1 to Sept 30 ~ $50 ~ Registration Basic Rate
  • Oct 1 to Oct 20 ~ $55 ~ Last Call Pricing

Course Map

Explore the route of the Thomas Wolfe 8k in Asheville with our detailed course map

Mile 2 Aid Station with water only

Mile 3.6 Aid Station with water only

Water and post race fuel thanks to Trader Joes and Jam Bar at the finish line.


There is race day parking available at the Montford Community Center as well as at the Montford North Start Academy. Please see the map below for parking options.

Parking map for Thomas Wolfe 8k

Start/Finish Line – Race Base


Upper and lower parking lots at the Temple Avery Montford Center. Off Pearson and off Gay St.


Parking lot at 90 Montford.


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.

Sprinters getting ready to start

Top Awards

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

Second, Third, male and female runners will receive a custom leather journal.

The custom journal award
1st Masters, 1st Grand masters, male
and female runners will receive a custom award.

Age Group Awards

Age Group Awards

Top 3 runners, male and female in the following categories will receive a custom prize.

1-19, 20-29,  30-39,  40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and up.

People running through riverside cemetery



~The Thomas Wolfe 8k and Kick It Event Management has a NO REFUND policy ~

  • Adding on the Race Roster Enhanced Refund Protection Program is a service provided outside of Kick It Events. With this purchase are subject to the Protecht Terms and Conditions. Please read them carefully before purchasing.
  • No refunds will be given if you signed up for this race by accident. Double check the city, date and time BEFORE registering.
  • In the event the race is postponed and you would like your race swag mailed to you, you will be required to pay the shipping cost for your race bib and race swag.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to November 3th, at the race directors discretion. There will be NO REFUNDS if the event needs to be postponed.
  • Inclement weather determination is at the discretion of the race directors. We are looking for dangerous conditions for our runners and volunteers or impassable flooding.
  • The postponement announcement will be made as early as we can. If there is surprise weather we reserve the right to postpone the race up until race morning. A Postponement announcement will be by 5am race morning.
  • If the event needs to be canceled due to a global pandemic or health emergency, there will be no refund. We will do our best with a virtual event or socially distanced race.
  • Race postponement will be emailed out to runners using the email used during registration, posted on this race page as well as posted on our social media platforms.

Race updates will be sent to the email address you registered with. Always make sure that your email is correct. In the event that the postponement date needs to be canceled, there will not be another postponement and there will not be any refunds.

If you wish to move to a virtual runner, you will be required to pay the shipping cost for your race bib and race swag.


  • You can transfer your registration to another runner up to Sunday 10/13/2024 at 6pm using the Race Roster TRANSFER BUTTON. If you have any problems contact info@kickitevent.com immediately.
  • Runners running on someone else’s bib without our knowledge will be DQ’ed.
  • If you want to transfer to another runner after 10/13 please email Info@kickitevents.com and we will get you switched.