A staple of the Asheville running scene, the Hot August Night 5k provides a running tour of the Montford Neighborhood on, well, a hot August night.
It’s an inexpensive race – just $15 for runners 13 years of age and older and just $10 for those 12 and under (pre-registered – these prices go up by $5 but it’s not clear to me exactly when they go up). The race starts at 7:00 PM. The start and finish are at the Montford Recreation Center – 34 Pearson Drive. Following is a description of the course that I have from the past – I assume it hasn’t changed:
The start and finish line is in front of the Montford Center at 34 Pearson Drive. Start on Pearson at the parking lot. Go left onto Courtland, cross over Montford, go down Bearden, make a right on Cumberland, take a left on Starnes and then left on Flint, left on Magnolia, right on Cumberland, left on Soco, right on East Waneta, and right on Montford. Take a left on Santee, left on Pearson, and right on Birch. Travel down Birch into Riverside Cemetery. Go straight traveling around the marked loop back to Birch. Take a right on Pearson, and the finish line will be near the Center.
Online registration is available at Active.com.