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Sun May 7, 2023 Asheville, NC 28803 US Directions


Price Increases April 26th


Events: 5K 2 Mile Walk
Price Increases April 26th


Events: Virtual 5K Virtual 2 Mile Walk


Carrier Park
200 Amboy Road
Asheville, NC US 28803

Race Start: 8:00 AM


Get ready for a 5K, 10k & 2-Mile walk that begins and ends at the beautiful Carrier Park.  Participants can join us for an in-person run or walk run on their own time with our virtual option.  All participants who register by the shirt cutoff date will get a popular soft-style t-shirt!  
Head & Neck cancer is diagnosed in more than 68,000 people in the U.S. yearly. Head & Neck cancer is preventable. Head & Neck cancer is treatable. All funds raised will be used locally to provide financial assistance to Head & Neck cancer patients in need and to conduct Head & Neck cancer screenings across the US.


Partners in Care is the presenter of the Head and Neck 5k series. Partners in Care's mission is to provide cancer education to patients, physicians, and the public, to support cancer research, and to provide financial assistance to cancer patients in need. 

Packet Pick-up & Registration


You can register online anytime or on race day from 6:30 - 7:30.  Be sure to register by April 26th to be guaranteed a race shirt!  

Packet pick-up will be race day at the race location from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. 

Live Results & Awards


This event will be timed and scored by Bodies Race Company.  Live results and awards will be available immediately upon finishing the race.  Be sure to stop by the results tent to check your results.  
Awards will be provided to the top Male and Female finisher overall, and in each category below:
Overall Male & Female
Masters Male & Female (40 & Over)
Top 3 Male and Female finishers in the 5K timed run in each of the age categories below will receive a medal:
11 & Under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Older.

Virtual Participants

Virtual participants may also enter results manually or choose the option to complete the event without entering a time by going to "Results" on the event website and clicking "Submit Virtual Results".  Entering your results is not necessary and completely voluntary but must be submitted before May 1st, 2022 (11:59PM) to be included in the online virtual results.  

Course Maps

5K Course
10k Course - 2 laps 
2-Mile Walk Course

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Team Pricing

Create a team and earn $5 off registrations with 5+ people.

The first person to register for each team will select "create team", then each additional team member can select the team when they register. Participants do not have to register at the same time, or with the same cart to receive the team discount. When registering at separate times, a refund will be given to each of the team members that registered prior to the team reaching the 5-member minimum discount.



1. Some of our Head & Neck Cancer, A Hard Thing to Swallow participants have set up individual fundraisers as "charity runners." This means that the runner has agreed to raise money on our behalf! Runners will then be eligible for special recognition based on the amount of money raised. If you'd like to contribute through a specific charity runner's fundraising page, search for the runner's name and continue the donation process. 
2. Skip the search bar and simply choose a level of donation (or enter "other" amount) to donate directly to the race.

NOTE: All donations - whether through an individual charity runner's fundraising page or on this page - will go directly to the charity organization. You are not donating directly to a runner. 

1. Click the blue "Become a Charity Runner" button below. 
2. You will automatically receive a refund of your race registration if you raise $150 (the Youngling level). (Unchecking this box will disable the automatic refund.)
3. Personalize your fundraiser page by adding a photo and updating pre-filled sections.
4. Create your own custom URL, then share, share, share on social media and through email to all your friends, family, and fans! 
6. Because this race is sponsored by Partners in Care, every penny of race registrations, sponsorships, and fundraising goes DIRECTLY to patients in the local community where raised.

Thank you in advance for taking this small step to make a HUGE difference in our community!

Sign up now to be a fundraiser!


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