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!

Tryon Half Marathon

RACE DATE:  Saturday November 15th, 2014

The Tryon Half Marathon is the perfect course for first-timers and those who appreciate a softer surface without going fully "trail!"

It will be hard to find a flatter, more scenic mountain course than this one. Fall temperatures and a mostly packed dirt/gravel course that meanders along a riverside through Tryon's famous "horse country" are all that is needed to make this an unbelievable 13.1 experience.

A view from the course on River Road, Tryon, NC

The Course

The out-and-back course will begin on Harmon Field Rd. making a left onto Hwy 108 and right onto Clarence Rhodes Road, then to Scriven Road, and down River Road and there will be a turnaround to follow the course back to 108. The course will go back LEFT onto Hwy 108 then right onto Howard Gap and enter Harmon Field via the "tomato fields" trail (Cane Brake) on the left to finish at the track. Course is 25% pavement and 75% packed dirt/gravel. 

We are removing the "medium hill" and participants will enjoy a flat, downhill, then flat finish at scenic Harmon Field!

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


$45 - Early entry until 11/3/14 at 12:59PM
$50 - Late entry from 11/4/14 thru 11/12/14 at 12:59PM  (on-line entry closes 11/12/14)
$60 - Friday 11/14/14 from 4:00PM - 7:00PM at Harmon Field/Packet Pick-up
Packet up-up Friday 11/14 and Saturday 11/15.

Registration will be on Strictly Running - Click on the "Register Online" button and look for the Tryon Half Marathon in the drop down list.  Register  now at Strictly Running!

Registration Check-In and Finish Line festivities will take place a Tryon's Harmon Field. Late registration and packet pick-up will be available Friday, 11/14/2014 at the log cabin at Harmon Field from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. There will be race day packet pick-up from 6:00AM-7:30AM but NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

Race starts at 8:00 a.m. 
Course closes at 11:30 a.m.

Shirts, Medals & Awards

The first 300 to register for the race before the deadline will receive a tee shirt (unisex sizing).

All finishers will receive a commemorative Finisher's Medal.

Awards Ceremony will begin at 11:00AM near the picnic shelter.

Awards will go to top three (3) Overall Male & Female, Master's Male & Female. Age Groups Awards will go to top two places for Male & Female.  

Aid Stations & Finish Line Refreshments

Water/Electrolye Drink aid stations will be on the course. Aid stations will be at Mile 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12.

Finish Line Refreshments will be available. Please check back soon for updates on what will be offered. 


The Tryon Running Club was formed for two reasons: members love to run and members love to give back. For our second annual event, TRC has chosen Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry as the beneficiary of a portion of the net race proceeds. Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry offers individuals and families in crisis food through its Food Pantry Program and "Feed-a-Kid" program, as well as financial assistance.


The generosity of sponsors makes events like this possible. TRC is proud to have the sponsors supporting the 3rd Annual Tryon Half Marathon as listed to the right of this page. Please support them as they have supported this endeavor. Community partnerships make events like this very special. Thanks to all!

If you would like to be a sponsor - please let me know! We have all sorts of sponsorship levels and also appreciate any type of in-kind donation. Please contact Laura Phelps at Lauraph@windstream.net or at 828-817-1833


Events like these are not possible without the help of our volunteer workforce! Many TRC members and friends, as well as members of our community are reaching out to help make this race a success.

If you are interested in volunteering please do so here on our Online Volunteer Sign-up page


The results are posted on the timing company's website "It's About Time". Click on the link and scroll to the Tryon Half Marathon.



Pictures from 2013 race

Check out some great shots from Pictures with Attitude


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  2. I would like to be a sponsor - who should I speak with?


  3. Will there be port a potties along the course at all?

    1. Yes, there will be a couple along the way. It is an out and back course so you will get them coming and going. I will figure out where along the course they will be and post the miles. Thanks for asking.

    2. The porta-a-potty will be located on River Rd at a point where it is at mile 5 on the way out and mile 8 on the way back.

  4. Where can I get directions from Greenville? Also any recommended accomodations? Thanks!

  5. Hi Ale, thanks for registering. In Columbus, NC there is a Days Inn... other than that not many places to stay.
    Take I-85 N to I-26 W towards Asheville. Take Columbus exit 67 (Hwy108) towards Tryon. I about 2.5 miles the road will split - stay right onto Harmon Field Rd.
    The address is 272 Harmon Field Rd. Tryon, NC Google Maps takes you right to it.

  6. I didn't notice that I needed to press a separate button to get an email confirmation sent to me and also was not at a computer where I could print off the confirmation as the directions requested us to do. Is there a way that I could get access to the account at work tomorrow where I'll have access to a printer? Just a little unnerved not to have either...