Sunday, November 16, 2014

2014 Post Race Thoughts

Thank you to all of the sponsors, runners and volunteers for making this race awesome!!  I think we all had a great time and we are certainly looking forward to next year!

Please check out our sponsors and support them so they can continue to support us!

I think our cooks were the highlight of the day - special thanks to ladies and gentlemen from the Thermal Belt Out Reach Ministries and Holy Cross Church for organizing the food and making such delicious dishes!!!!  THIS is what makes our race so special and we are so happy we are partners with them.

The course was fabulous this year.... a HUGE thanks to Dr. Todd Walters. He did several measurements of the course leading up to the race then organized the set up. He was the first one out on the course race morning putting up the tables and the signs. He printed out directions for the other volunteers so they could easily get the water and Gatorade where they needed to be. THEN, he came in and raced and came in SECOND OVERALL! To top it off he went out and picked up the tables!  I am so grateful for his dedication and energy! THANK YOU TODD!

So many others were there from the earliest morning hours until we locked the cabin that afternoon. There are too many names to call out and I wouldn't want to miss anyone.  We are truly a community event and everyone is so caring.

Now on to the runners... our runners are so enthusiastic about are race and it is growing each year due to word-of-mouth. Thank you!

We have so many fast runners every year and it just blow my mind!  You can see the full results here.

Our male overall winner was John Gamble from Greer, SC with a time of 1:20:16!  If you were there at the finishline you know he flying!  Congratulations John!

Our female overall winner was Kimberly Sweetland from Asheville, NC with a time of 1:28:43!

What impressed so many people were the kids running! We had NINE kids 15 and under this year. one of the, Noah White, 14, came in THIRD OVERALL with a time of 1:28:28!

 If you love our race please check out the other two races that Tryon Running Club co-hosts. There is more information for each race on the other tabs and provided links:

Jingle Bell Jog for the Hungry
Distance 1- 4 mile fun run and Zumba
Cost: Donation of a non-perishable food item
Date: Saturday 11/29/14

Holy Cross Race to the Head of the Class
Distance: 10K, 5K, 1K
Cost: $25
Date: Saturday 12/13/2014

I hope you come up and run with us again!

Thank you!

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