Giving back one step at a time

Published 9:59 pm Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (Outreach) and the Tryon Running Club are hosting the Tryon Half Marathon on Saturday, November 13 at Harmon Field in Tryon, NC. This annual race, presented by Ashworth Financial Group of Tryon, will offer participants the opportunity to enjoy scenic mountain views without all the hills.  

“Fall temperatures and a mostly dirt and gravel course that meanders along the Pacolet River through Tryon’s horse country are all that is needed to make this an unbelievable running experience,” says Katheryn Gordon of the Tryon Running Club.  Add to that our renowned breakfast and pottery awards and you have a race to remember!  To register or to learn more about the race, visit

Thanks to our sponsors like PRO Physical Therapy of Columbus, 100 % of the net proceeds will be donated to Outreach. “It takes endurance, dedication and focus to outrun poverty in Polk County.  We are grateful to be able to host the event and look forward to seeing runners compete again!,” said Outreach Executive Director, George Alley.  Main Street/Swimmer Insurance Group, First Citizens Bank, and Nature’s Storehouse are also valued sponsors of this community event. 

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Drivers please be advised that NC Highway 108 between Harmon Field Rd and the Lynn Post Office will be reduced to one lane on Saturday 11/13/21 from 8-11 AM, so please be patient!