A terrific 5k, typically presented in nice, cool weather. The race cruises through rolling West Asheville neighborhoods and is part of the Asheville Track Club’s Grand Prix Series (ATC members get a discount – use code ROCKETATC). I love this course and know it’s wise to reserve a little bit of extra giddy-up for the uphill finish.
Cash awards to overall winners, fantastic age group awards, and great raffle prizes!
Free 5k training group!
One of the best race shirts around, designed again by local artist Peter Parpan!
Race proceeds help the Vance PTO fund after school enrichment, teacher grants, the Vance Peace Garden, teacher appreciation and other programs. We appreciate the amazing support from our community (runners, sponsors, and volunteers).
Free ROCKET COOKIE from West End Bakery awaits each runner at the finish line.