Are You Ready to Celebrate Fresh Food and Fitness?

The Asheville Track Club presents the Farm 2 Table 5K - Farmers Market & Family Festival. This event aims to educate the community about of the benefits of combining healthy foods, sourced through local farmers, with fitness and fun. Located on Eliada Children’s Home campus in West Asheville, the event will be an evening for runners as well as families. Come out, learn about local farmers markets, listen to live music, play at the festival and participate in a fitness event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Asheville Track Club programs as well as FEAST (Fresh, Easy, Affordable, Sustainable, and Tasty) of Asheville whose mission it is to promote healthy eating choices and make them accessible to people of all income levels through hands on cooking classes that encourage and empower participants by teaching skills needed to make fresh, wholesome and tasty food.

Sponsors - Presenting sponsor

Sponsors - 3 Bushels

Sponsors - 2 Bushels

Sponsors - 1 Bushel

Entry Fees

On-site registration will be available on race day. The race will be capped at 500 runners. No pets or strollers, please. Register 4 or more people at a time for any of the events for 10% off your cart total.

Early Registration

thru March 15th, 2015
Adult 5k: $30
Adult 5k (w/o shirt): $25
Youth 5k: $25
Mile Fun Run (12 & under, untimed): $10
Firefly Dash (7 & under, untimed): $10

Registration

thru June 24th, 2015
Adult 5k: $32
Adult 5k (w/o shirt): $27
Youth 5k: $25
Mile Fun Run (12 & under, untimed): $10
Firefly Dash (7 & under, untimed): $10

Race Day

registration begins at 4:30 p.m.
Adult 5k: $35
Adult 5k (w/o shirt): $30
Youth 5k: $25
Mile Fun Run (12 & under, untimed): $10
Firefly Dash (7 & under, untimed): $10

Series Discount

Please note that if runners also want to run the Thomas Wolfe 8k on October 17th, they will receive a discount of $5 off the two races by registering for both at the same time. In order to receive the discount, runners must register before June 25, 2015. The Farm 2 Table 5k and the Thomas Wolfe 8k are presented by the Asheville Track Club and are part of this year's NEO Snacks Grand Prix.

Race Information

Email Alerts and Race Information

Important race information (cancellations, course changes, etc) and special announcements will be emailed to all participants and those interested as well as posted on the race web site periodically. If you are not already on our list, please sign up for these alerts with the following form:

Course Safety

TBD

Parking

TBD

5K Start Time and Course

The Farm 2 Table 5K begins at 6:30 p.m.

Course Details

TBD

Course Map

TBD

Kids Mile Fun Run and Firefly Dash Start Time and Course

The Kids Mile Fun Run and Firefly Dash will start about 7:15 p.m. The Mile Fun Run is limited to children 12 and under while the Firefly Dash is limited to children 6 and under (although parents can run alongside for free, of course!) Exact course has yet to be laid out.

Packet Pickup, On-site Registration and Festival Start

TBD

Shirts

Cool shirts! We promise!

Water Stations

There will be two water stations on the 5K course

Directions to Eliada Children's Home - 2 Compton Dr. Asheville, NC 28806

Please use the link above to Google Maps and enter your starting address. Click Get Directions to begin viewing your custom directions immediately. However, if that doesn't suit you, you can try the following when travelling from downtown Asheville:
  • Head west on Patton Ave.
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for US-19 S/US-23 S/I-240 W/W Asheville and merge onto I-240 W
  • Keep left at the fork to continue on US-19 S/Us-23 S/US-74 ALT W
  • Turn right onto New Leicester Hwy (NC-63 W). Ingles will be on your right.
  • Turn right onto Compton Dr.
  • Drive about .25 miles and the PARC building is on your right (look for the flag poles)

Awards and Award Ceremony

  • 5K: Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall finishers and to the first male and female in the Masters Division (40+) AND Grand Masters Division (50+). Awards will go to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions: 14&U; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85 and over. Overall placers not eligible for age group awards. The 5K Awards will begin at 7:30 p.m.
  • Kids' Farm Run: The top three boys and top three girls will each receive a special award. In addition, every child gets a shirt and a ribbon! Kids awards will be given out immediately after the race is complete.
  • Firefly Dash: Every child gets a shirt and a ribbon! The Firefly Dash is limited to children 6 and under and parents are strongly encouraged to stay by their child's side the whole dash. The awards will be given out immediately after the dash is complete.

First Aid and Toilets

TBD

Medical Care

If you experience a medical problem on the course, contact the nearest race volunteer or police officer at either an intersection or water station. We are working towards having EMS on location.

Family Festival

The family festival will include music and games, and food-centered activities hosted by FEAST (Fresh, Easy, Affordable, Sustainable, and Tasty) of Asheville. In addition to the farmers market, there will be several Farm to Table food trucks onsite for runners and families to enjoy a tasty dinner. More info to come as we flesh out the Festival!

Farmers Market

The farmers market will be offering a bounty of locally produced foods by a dozen or so hand-picked vendors. TBD.

Firewalker Hot Sauce

The pure taste of citrus and garlic with a lucid habanero kick; crafted from the freshest all natural ingredients to enhance every bite, never to overpower.

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Dolci di Maria

We strive to make desserts that are delicious in taste and texture - as good or better than most non-gluten-free goodies – because YOU DESERVE IT!

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Food Trucks

In addition to the farmers market, there will be several Farm to Table food trucks onsite for runners and families to enjoy a tasty dinner. The following wonderful and local Food Trucks have already confirmed!

Gypsy Queen Cuisine

Fresh, local, organic (when possible)and made with love, these are our ingredients! Authentic Lebanese street food on wheels serving the Asheville area. Probably the best falafel in the world!

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Roaming in the Raw

Roaming in the Raw is a Gourmet Raw Food Truck featuring Organic Juices, Smoothies, Raw Foods and Desserts. We drive to several small, local farms and farmers markets each week so we can support small farmers and provide the highest quality, lowest footprint food available!

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Other Events

Thomas Wolfe 8K

The 39th running of the Thomas Wolfe 8k winds through beautiful downtown Asheville, passing into the Historic Montford District, the Reed Creek Greenway, and Riverside Cemetery, before finishing in front of Thomas Wolfe Memorial House at 52 N. Market St.

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Beginning Runners Program

The Asheville Track Club has been using this 12-week system of training for 14 years. The BRP is truly a “Couch to 5K” program for those attempting their first 5K run. It really does work! Please contact Tom Kingsbury at burytom@outlook.com or call 273-8860

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Volunteer

A race doesn't happen by itself. It takes loads of dedicated people, working hard behind the scenes, to get hundreds of runners from the starting line to the finish line. Without the support of race volunteers and local public safety professionals, such as emergency medical technicians and police officers, this race will not happen. That being said, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS for the Farm2Table 5K.

Who is a volunteer? Anyone who wants to share in a unique race experience. You might not be a runner but love to watch races. You might be a runner who wants to support our local races so that they can keep on coming back every year. You might be the parent or spouse of someone who is running. Plus volunteering can be loads of fun!!!