Due to expected black ice, partial snow-covered elements of the course, and temperatures potentially unsafe for both our runners and our many volunteers, we feel that canceling the race is necessary. Please know that this decision was not made easily.
For those of you who can get out of your homes, please do join us at the grand opening of our new aquatic center between 10 AM and 5 PM. It is free to the entire community for the day. We also want to encourage you to come pick up your awesome long sleeve T-shirt and race packet any time this upcoming week at the main JCC building between the hours of 7:30 AM and 6 PM. Much of the expenses for the race have already been incurred and this is a fundraiser for our preschool, however we want to do the right thing by all of you. If you are interested in a 100% discount code to be used at either the falafel 5K or next year’s Hanukkah 8K, then please email Rochelle@jcc-asheville.org by the end of this month and we will create a code for you to use next year. Again we are terribly sorry to cancel the race tomorrow and hope that you all understand. We hope that you have a wonderful and safe holiday season.
Please join us for the Asheville Jewish Community Center’s 2nd annual JCC Hanukkah 8K! The race begins at 9:15 am on December 10 at the Asheville JCC, 236 Charlotte Street. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate.
The event is a community-wide celebration of the upcoming 8 day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. Proceeds of the JCC Hanukkah 8K will benefit Shalom Children’s Center.
Race day registration is 7-9 A.M. on Sunday morning, December 10, at the Jewish Community Center.
In conjunction with the Hanukkah 8K, there will be a FREE kids’ race starting at 8:30 am where kids will be challenged to run 8 laps around the JCC parking lot. Those kids that raise $25 or more in pledges will receive a t-shirt. You can sponsor a child in the Latke Loop HERE. Please check the box “dedicate donation” and indicate In Honor Of (Child’s Name) and highlight Hanukkah 8K and Latke Loop as the campaign.
Follow the Hanukkah 8K on Facebook for updates and exciting information about the Newest 8K of the season!
Here’s a map of the Hanukkah 8K race course:
Click here to see a complete list of directions for the race course, including streets names.
Thank you to our 2017 Hanukkah 8K sponsors!