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!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

3rd Annual Jingle Bell Jog for the Hungry

Our 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Jog is right around the corner. This is one of my favorite events of the year. It is festive and fun - lots of people show up decked out with holiday spirit. The feeling of community and sharing fills the air.

Date: Saturday 12/15/12
Time: Run starts at 9:00AM
Location: The Mailroom - 156 North Trade Avenue, Landrum, SC
Entry Fee: Non-perishable food item(s)
Distance: Choose the 4 mile or 2.5 mile loop
Prizes: Random drawings for prizes - you don't have to finish first to win!

This is an important event for us because it serves to feed the hungry, specifically children. All food donations are going to the Tryon Elementary School backpack program. We are trying to do our part to help the where we can. The Tryon Running Club's motto is "Giving Back One Step at a Time". Help us do more!

There are so many heartbreaking statistics about all the children living in poverty. Take some time to check out this article and video on PBS - Childhood Poverty in the US.

Bundle up, grab your Jingle Bells and join us!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Results and Race Photos

Thanks to the 180 runners who ran our first-ever Tryon Half Marathon yesterday!

Results are here!

A board member from Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (race beneficiary) took these great pics!

Check in this week for a race report!

Thanks to all who ran, sponsored, volunteered and cheered!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Course Info!

The Morgan Chapel Road intersection is going to be a great central point on the course for the following needs while you're running the half:

- Portojohn COURTESY of All Bright Sanitation

- Medical assistance

- Transportation

- Orange slices

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

You Can Still Register!

Online registration is now closed for the Tryon Half Marathon, but you can still sign up at the following dates and times:

Friday, Nov. 16 / 4-7 p.m.
Packet Pick-Up at Harmon Field Cabin

Saturday, Nov. 17 / 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Harmon Field Cabin

Due to the overwhelming response to this first-ever race, we have to order more finishers' medals, but all should receive a shirt unless you all come out in droves. Please know that we will mail your medal to you as soon as the shipment comes in!

Guaranteed goodies include hot breakfast, beautiful handmade pottery OA, Masters (both 3-deep) and 1st in AG.

Remember - this course is not certified and is on a hybrid surface - a mix of asphalt and packed dirt/gravel.

Thank you all so much for your support and hope you have an awesome race with us on Saturday morning!

Please contact me if you have any questions!

Scarlette Tapp
Race Director

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Exceeding Expectations

The Tryon Half Marathon is one week from today. When the TRC took on this endeavor, we did it with realistic expectations. It's a first time race. It's 13.1. It's in a smaller, more rural area. We wanted to keep it simple.

But, as the registration numbers come in and the volunteers step forward and sponsors donate funds and in-kind goods and services, we are realizing that this half marathon is exceeding our wildest expectations.

So, in advance, we want to thank those that are participating in whatever way you are. Even the folks that will come out cheer, you play an important role.

Today is the last day to sign up online at the early bird rate of $40. You have until 11:59 p.m. EST at www.strictlyrunning.com. After that, we will take registrations at packet pickup at Harmon Field in the Cabin from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and then again on race morning, same place, from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m.

Here are directions to the race and packet pick-up: Harmon Field.

Looking forward to seeing you cross the finish line and helping Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry outrun poverty!

Scarlette Tapp
Race Director