Who We Are

We are an RRCA chapter of local runners and walkers who enjoy social and training runs in our beautiful area. All are welcome!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Quick Race Facts for Tryon Half Marathon

Hope you all are making the most of this peak fall running weekend! We are less than a month out from our first half marathon in Tryon, NC, so I wanted to share some quick race facts:

Early Registration Online for $40 until Nov. 10th at www.strictlyrunning.com. You can also mail in an entry form and download here

Same Day Registration for $45 will be available at Packet Pick-Up on Friday, Nov. 16th from 4-7 p.m. at Harmon Field Cabin and from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on race morning (11/17).

Course Map is here. Please note the course is not certified.

The course is marked with the start on Harmon Field Rd. in bright YELLOW paint and follows course. Mile markers are painted on asphalt and marked with bright orange flags on roadside when on gravel. Turnaround point is marked with a TA on the bright orange flag.

The best part of this race is truly the fact that race proceeds for this first year will benefit 501(c)3 nonprofit Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry.
Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (Outreach) strives to meet the multiple needs of individuals, children and families in Polk County, North Carolina. Whether it is providing food through its Food Pantry and Feed-A-Kid programs or by helping families facing the loss of their home or utilities being cut off, Outreach seeks to bring the necessities of life to those who need a helping hand and a caring heart. And, through this half marathon, Tryon Running Club is helping Outreach OUTRUN POVERTY!

Please make note of our SPONSORS to the right on this site. Their support truly makes an event like this possible!

Scarlette Tapp
Race Director

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tryon Half Marathon Course is Marked!

For those who want to check out the full course, it is now marked!

Mile markers are painted yellow on the asphalt or marked with bright orange flags with mile numbers on the roadside. There is a "TA" flag at the turnaround point. Aid stations will be at miles 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. More details to come soon. One month from today is the big day!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Half Marathon & 5K Training Runs This Weekend!

Our training runs for this weekend are as follows:

Saturday, Oct. 13 @ 7:15 a.m. 
Red Fox Country Club
8 Miles or 3.1 Miles

Group Training Run for the upcoming Tryon Half Marathon (11/17) AND Tuesday School Tot Trot 5K (10/27). The half-ers will run 8 miles doing 2+ loops around Red Fox CC. The 5K runners will make the 3.1 mile loop around this scenic golf course. Registration for both events is at www.strictlyrunning.com.

Sunday, Oct. 14 @ 7:30 a.m. 
Park at Lynn Post Office on Highway 108
8 Miles for Tryon Half Marathon training

This group run will be a long run for those in half training mode. We will pick up around mile 1 of the half course at the intersection of Clarence Rhodes Rd. at the Lynn Post Office and head toward Screven (or Scriven on some maps) toward River Rd. Out and back 4 miles. Please text 864-680-1770 before 7:25 a.m. if you need us to wait for you before starting. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Handcrafted Pottery Awards!

We are pleased to announce that artist JIM CORNELL is handcrafting beautiful awards for the Tryon Half Marathon! Overall & Masters are 3 Deep. 1st place for age groups. No matter what, though, everyone will have something nice to take home and mark their accomplishment! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tryon Half Marathon: Accommodations!

Thank you, Pine Crest Inn in Tryon! They've put together a race weekend package for our runners that is great for those who want to enjoy some time in our beautiful area throughout the race weekend.
The Beautiful Pine Crest Inn, Tryon, NC
 Pine Crest Inn will offer a 10% discount on a two-night stay for those who are participating in the Tryon Half Marathon on November 17th. Just call for reservations on 828-859-9135. They will provide a "Runner's Breakfast Box" available for race day!"