RaceLogo-JPEGOn a crisp morning this coming December 2, 2017 Holy Cross Episcopal Church will host its annual Race To The Head Of The Class runners road race. There will be a 10K and 5K run plus a 1k fun run/walk.

The course is moderately challenging (this is the mountains!) with varying scenery and some nice twists and turns. Once you finish you are rewarded with one of the best hot breakfasts you’ll ever have after a race. Holy Cross supplies many of the breakfast casseroles to the Tryon Half Marathon and if you’ve ever run the Tryon Half you’ll know what’s in store. We like to call it “Same great breakfast for half the distance!”

Funds raised from the race all go to the Holy Cross Scholarship fund, which benefits all students in the community – not just those who attend Holy Cross Church.The scholarship fund was created by an endowment back in the 1960s to for students in the communities surrounding Tryon HCC-196and Landrum. This year Holy Cross awarded $28,000 in scholarships. That is a typical average for most years.

There is very little in life more important than a child’s continuing education. Holy Cross Episcopal Church has been helping them achieve that goal for close to 50 years.  With your generous support we can make a difference in even more lives of the youth of our community. Please join us as we Race To The Head Of The Class!


Schedule of Events

Friday December 1st:  5:00 pm -6:00 pm registration packet pick-up in Parish Hall at Holy Cross
Saturday December 2nd:

  • 7:30 am – Same day registration and packet pick up at Parish Hall
  • 8:45 am – Welcome and pre-race announcements in Parish Hall
  • 8:45 am – Walk to starting line
  • 9:00 am – 5K and 10K begin
  • 9:15 am – 1K begins
  • 11:00 am – Course closed
  • 10:30 am – Awards ceremonies & hot breakfast in Parish Hall
  • Fellowship – Parish Hall

To register for the race
click here.

  • For a FAQ sheet click here.
  • For course info click here.
  • If you are interested in a training program to prepare for the race, click here to see the Couch to 5K program.
  • To volunteer for the race click here.

We want to thank our sponsors!

Our Gold Sponsor


Our Bronze Sponsors

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2016 Race Results
2016-Female-Age-Groups(both races)
2016-Male-Age-Groups (both races)
2016 Race Photos

2015 Race ResultsIMG_5092
2015 Race Photos

2014 Race Results:
Holy Cross 5K Female 2014
Holy Cross 5K Male 2014
Holy Cross 10K Female 2014
Holy Cross 10K Male 2014
2014 Race Photos

2013 Race Results:
Complete Results
Women’s Results
Men’s Results
2013 Race Photos