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!

Holy Cross 10K, 5K and 1K

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 Course

Race 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


Entry 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 Events

Friday 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
  • Fellowship

Aid Stations and Refreshments

Water stations will be on the course at 2.5K, 5K, 7.5K and finish line
Finish line refreshments will be available.


The 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!!




  1. will the results from 10k be posted?

    1. Hi John - thanks for your patience. We took a day of rest and hopefully the results will be posted in a day or two. Thanks for understanding!

    2. Thank you, no hurry, I am just checking. Thanks again for a fun event

    3. The results are posted above! Thanks for your patience.