Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry: Run, don’t walk, to sign up for the half marathon

Published 4:21 pm Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Tryon Running Club and Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (Outreach) are again hosting the Tryon Half Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Harmon Field in Tryon. This annual race, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors of Tryon, offers participants the opportunity to enjoy scenic mountain views without all the hills.  Even better, 100 percent of the net proceeds will be donated to Outreach.

The Tryon Running Club website states that the club was formed for two reasons: members love to run and members love to give back. Participants, volunteers, and sponsors have not only talked the talk, they have walked the – no wait, they have run the run – and the results have been quite evident over the last four years that we have partnered to present the Tryon Half Marathon!

“Scenic mountain views, gorgeous Carolina fall weather and a primarily dirt and gravel course along the Pacolet River through the Tryon horse country makes the Tryon Half Marathon an ideal running experience,” says race director Katheryn Gordon of the Tryon Running Club. To learn more about the race, visit

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The T-shirt sponsor is PRO Physical Therapy, and Main Street Insurance Group, Columbus Data, and Entegra Bank have also signed on to sponsor the awards, which have been hand crafted by local potter Ann Gleason.

To register for the Tryon Half Marathon, go to

Outreach is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has served Polk County residents for 25 years.  The organization’s mission is to provide compassionate assistance to Polk County residents who are unable to provide for their basic life needs. For more information on Outreach, please visit or call 828-894-2988.