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.
What our return runners rave about the most, though, is the hospitality and fantastic breakfast that is served after the race. From baskets of muffins and bagels to hot egg casseroles and copious amounts of delicious fruit, you will not be disappointed!
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!
$50 – Early entry until 09/14/18 at 11:59PM
$60 – Late entry from 9/15/18 thru 11/15/18 at 11:59PM (on-line entry closes 11/15/17)
$70 – Friday 11/16/17 from 4:30PM – 6:30PM at Harmon Field/Packet Pick-up
$70 – Saturday 11/17/18 from 6:30AM – 7:30AM
Packet pick-up Friday 11/16/18 and Saturday 11/17/18
SHIRTS, MEDALS & AWARDS
Race shirts are unisex sizing. The shirts will be ordered Monday 10/15/18. Please register before the date to get a tee shirt, as only the first 250 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).
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.
Race starts at 8:00 a.m.
Course closes at 11:30 a.m.