Tryon Running Club to become local chapter of Road Runners Club of America

Published 10:41 am Thursday, May 3, 2012

Members of the Tryon Running Club. (photo submitted by Laura Phelps)

Members of the Tryon Running Club (TRC) are making their organization official by joining the Road Runners Club of America to form a nonprofit running club. The group, often self-described as “just a Facebook page,” is excited about taking their social running club to a new level: a socially responsible running club. As a nonprofit organization, the Tryon Running Club will be able to give back to the community.
The group, which formed in January 2009, has built a network of runners and walkers who meet regularly at the Harmon Field track for 5:30 a.m. workouts and on Saturdays for longer, more scenic runs. Members routinely participate in and train for local running events, including the PAC Trail Race on May 5.
In addition to training runs, the Tryon Running Club has teamed up with Malone Coaching to offer running clinics geared to new runners.
The Tryon Running Club welcomes all levels of fitness — walkers, new runners and seasoned athletes.
“When we meet for the track workout or group run, the idea is to start off together and break off into pace groups,” explained one of the groups’ organizers, Laura Phelps. “We all have different goals we are working on, but being out there together and supporting each other makes the run so much more fun. The best part is being able to see people accomplish goals they have set for themselves. Being part of this group is very rewarding.”
The first official meeting of the Tryon Running Club will take place on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Harmon Field picnic shelter. There will be a small dues fee that will include a member discount to events hosted by the club. For more information, visit or find the group on Facebook.
– article submitted by Laura Phelps

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