Tryon, NC—April 22, 2012—Members of the Tryon Running Club (TRC) are making their organization “official” by joining the Road Runners Club of America to form a nonprofit running club. The group, often self-described as “just a Facebook page,” is excited about taking their social running club to a new level: a socially responsible running club. As a nonprofit organization, the Tryon Running Club will be able to give back to the community.
The group, which formed in January 2009, has built quite a network of runners and walkers that meet regularly at the Harmon Field track for 5:30 a.m. workouts and on Saturdays for longer, more scenic runs. Members routinely participate in and train for local running events including the upcoming PAC Trail Race on May 5, 2012. In addition to training runs, the Tryon Running Club has teamed up with Malone Coaching to offer running clinics geared to new runners.
The Tryon Running Club welcomes all levels of fitness—walkers, new runners and seasoned athletes. "When we meet for the track workout or group run, the idea is to start off together and break off into pace groups,” explains one of the groups’ organizers Laura Phelps. “We all have different goals we are working on, but being out there together and supporting each other makes the run so much more fun. The best part is being able to see people accomplish goals they have set for themselves. Being part of this group is very rewarding."