2023 Falafel 5K
The only race in town that ends with tasty falafel returns Sunday, April 30! This year, runners and walkers can choose to start the race with a professionally timed 600-yard swim – making it a Splash + Dash!
Don’t miss out on the Asheville JCC’s Falafel 5K on Sunday, April 30 at 10 am! Run, walk, or stroll in the Falafel 5K to get out into the beautiful spring weather, enjoy a delicious falafel, and compete to win valuable prizes.
NEW THIS YEAR! Turn your race day into a multi-sport excursion with a Splash + Dash! A limited number of athletes can register to swim 600 yards in a professionally timed “Splash” before heading over to the start line for the Falafel 5K “Dash.” We will track your times for both events, but your transition time will not be counted. We are also holding a youth “Splash + Dash” where a limited number of kids ages 8-12 will swim 300 yards and then run 1K.
8 am: Adult Splash+Dash
9 am: Kids Splash+Dash
10 am: Falafel 5K
Registered participants will receive a race T-shirt and a voucher for a free falafel provided by Café Israel (just down the road on race day at Beth Israel Synagogue). Café Israel will begin serving directly after the race from 11am-2:00pm.
While we are running (and now splashing) in-person again this year, we are still offering the option to participate “virtually.”
Please contact Wendy Lawrence with questions about JCC annual races. Proceeds from the Falafel 5K support the JCC’s many programs that strengthen Jewish identity, celebrate Jewish culture, and build inclusive community.