RACE DATE: Saturday December 13th, 2014
On a crisp morning this coming December 13th, 2014, Holy Cross Episcopal Church will host its first annual Race to the Head of the Class runners road race. There will be a 5K and 10K run plus a 1K fun run/walk. Funds raised from the race go to the Holy Cross Scholarship fund, which benefits all students in the community, not just those who attend Holy Cross Church.
The CourseRace starts at Holy Cross Episcopal Church
1K is an easy walk/run
5K is a loop with some moderately challenging hills. It finishes through downtown and right behind the old train depot.
10K is a double loop on the 5K course
Course is not certified
General course map
RegistrationEntry fee: $25 pre-race and $30 day of race
Must register before 12/8/2014 in order to get a tee shirt.
Register NOW at Strictly Running!
Schedule of EventsFriday December 12th: 3:00-4:00 Advanced registration packet pick-up
Saturday December 14th:
- 7:30 - Same day registration and packet pick up at Parish Hall
- 8:30 - Opening prayer and welcome
- 8:45 - Walk to starting line
- 9:00 - 5K and 10K begin
- 9:15 - 1K begins
- 11:00 - Course closed
- 11:00 - Awards ceremonies
Aid Stations and RefreshmentsWater stations will be on the course at 2.5K, 5K, 7.5K and finish line
Finish line refreshments will be available.
BeneficiaryThe Holy Cross Scholarship Fund was created by an endowment back in the 1960's for students in the communities surrounding Tryon and Landrum. This year Holy Cross gave out $21,000 in scholarships, which is typical for most years. There is a committee that reviews and approves all applicants. The highest amount a Holy Cross student can receive is $1750 per each year they are in school and non-Holy Cross students can receive up to $1000 per each year. Holy Cross students average 3-4 per year.
There is very little in life more important than a child's continuing education. Holy Cross Episcopal Church has been helping them achieve that goal for close to 50 years. With your generous support we can make a difference in even more lives of the youth of our community. Please join us as we Race to the Head of the Class!!