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!

Join TRC

About Us

Membership is now open for 2014!

The Tryon Running Club was founded in 2009 as an unofficial social running club. The group made a decision to join Road Runners Club of America as an affiliate member and through them became a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to "give back one step at a time."

Our membership includes athletes of every ability and age group from casual walkers to competitive runners, cyclists and triathletes. We support our local races, many of which are directed by our members, as well as other local, state and national events.

Board of Directors

Danielle Shepard, President
Michell Saucier, Vice President
Katheryn Gordon, Secretary
Laura Phelps, Treasurer


Benefits of being a member:
  • Voting rights
  • Discounts to attend club events such as races and clinics
Membership runs from January to December.

Individual: $12
Family: $20
Student: $10

Checks should be made payable to:  "Tryon Running Club"

Please fill out the form and mail to:

Tryon Running Club
C/O Laura Phelps
158 Mallard Dr.
Columbus, NC 28722

Please click the link below to print out a membership form:

Membership Form


  1. I would like to join the Tryon Running Club! Where is your next Saturday run? I am a beginning runner and older, so everyone in the club will have someone slower in the club now, so that serves a purpose, for sure. :0) My email is mimosa1231@gmail.com. I am having trouble printing out your form from my computer; can I email the data to you or drop it off somewhere, perhaps at the next group run? May I join the Group Run next Saturday? Thank you! Kiesa Kay

  2. I am sorry you are having problems with the form! Someone else mentioned that as well. I will look into it. In the meantime, I replied via e-mail with more information.

  3. Hi, I am interested in joining the club, as I would like to start running and eventually compete in the Tryon half marathon this fall. Can you please e-mail me at b.stebick@gmail.com with more information about your group (skill levels, meeting times, general info on local trails)? Thank you!

  4. Hi there...I am interested in joining the running group. I was wondering if you have any other group runs that meet at times other than 7:30am on Saturdays? I would love to find out more info about the club. Could you please email me with info at autumnspirit74@gmail.com? I look forward to hearing from you.

  5. Good morning! I am scouting local-ish half marathons for the November/December area and stumbled upon this one. I live in Asheville, and am a run/walker...so I'd be close to the three hour mark. I noticed you have a 3.5 hour time limit, but it seems from the results last year no one finished in three hours or more. Was there a three hour limit last year? Or were there not that many people? I might not be fast, but I sure don't want to be last!

  6. Sorry, my email is readyami@gmail.com

  7. Hi, I'm trying to signup for the half and the link on your site is dead. Can I email someone my registration??? Thanks!

  8. Who do I need to speak with regarding becoming a sponsor?

    1. Hi Mary - you can e-mail me (Laura) at Lauraph@windstream.net and we can set up a call. Thanks!