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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2017 Tryon Half Marathon

RACE DATE:  Saturday November 18th, 2017


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.

Registration 

$45 - Early entry until 9/1/17 at 12:59PM
$50 - Late entry from 9/2/17 thru 11/15/17 at 12:59PM  (on-line entry closes 11/15/17)
$60 - Friday 11/17/17 from 4:00PM - 7:00PM at Harmon Field/Packet Pick-up
$60 - Saturday 11/18/17 from 6:30AM - 7:30AM
Packet up-up Friday 11/17 and Saturday 11/18.

Register now at:   Event Signup

Registration Check-In and Finish Line festivities will take place a Tryon's Harmon Field.

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

Shirts, Medals & Awards

Race shirts are unisex sizing. The shirts will be ordered Monday 10/16/17.  Please register before the date to get a tee shirt. Only the first 300 registrants will receive a shirt.

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.  

Note: Awards and shirts must be picked up race day - nothing will be mailed out. 

Aid Stations & Finish Line Refreshments

Water/Electrolye Drink aid stations will be on the course. Aid stations will be at approximately miles 3, 4.25, 5.5, 7.5, 8.75, 10, 11.75 (there will four actual stops that will be used for both the out and back segments). 

Beneficiary

2017
The Tryon Running Club was formed for two reasons: members love to run and members love to give back. For our fourth 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.

Sponsors

The generosity of sponsors makes events like this possible. TRC is proud to have the sponsors supporting the 4th 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. 

Volunteers

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

Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event paying special attention to the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning or snow. If necessary, the athletes will be made aware of these predictions on this website and on the Tryon Running Club Facebook page. 
The race will operate in any condition unless we or the venue deems the conditions unsafe for our participants and volunteers, spectators or staff. In the event that the weather conditions adversely affects the event we will notify here and on Facebook of any schedule changes or cancellations.
Please remember, there are NO refunds regardless of circumstance even if we are forced to cancel due to the event of inclement weather, terrorism or actions of God our of our control. Our race is a charity race and the proceeds will continue to go to our beneficiary - Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries.
In the event the race is cancelled we will offer discounts for next year's race to any runner registered before the day of this year's event.

Results

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