UP AND RUNNING
The Official Website
of the

Highlands Roadrunners Club

Our motto:

"Are we going to run,
Or are we going to talk about it?!"


History

The Highlands Roadrunners Club was officially founded at an informal meeting held at the Highlands Civic Center by founder Richard Betz on August 5, 1995.  Although many area runners, from "amateur" to "elite," had been enjoying the superb climate and terrain of Highlands for years, they seldom ran as a group, and there was no network of communication.  At the initial meeting, the so-called "founding members" (dubbed "foundering" members by one wag) discovered that there are many advantages to even a loose organization..  Runners began to form friendships and to run regularly with one another, as well as with visitors to Town.  The Club welcomes friends, visitors, and beginning runners. It is not unusual for visiting runners who are training for races to contact us and complete a long run as part of their training schedule.

In 1999, the Club decided to become incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We are proud members of the Road Runners Club of America.

Activities

Annual membership dues are $20.00.  A "monthly" newsletter is published sporadically, containing information on the exploits of members at area races, a calendar of events, advise on training and injuries, and general pleasantries.  Members of our club participate in events as varied as small local 5-Ks and far-flung marathons.  But we also enjoy slow, leisurely runs, paced for the non-competitive runner.  We welcome visitors, and we encourage running of any kind.  Whether you live here part-time or are visiting for a short while, come run with us!  You can check out the schedule and e-mail me directly through the link below to confirm the time of a group run.

ANNUAL RESOLUTION RUN These runners braved frigid temperatures and started the New Year on the right foot on January 1, 2018.

 

Weekly Running Schedule

Regularly-scheduled group runs begin almost every day in Highlands. A morning group starts at 9:00 a.m., and an afternoon group starts at either 4:00 p.m. or 4:30, depending on daylight savings time (see below). The distance is usually a single or double three-mile loop.  As of June 5, 2015, these group runs begin at the new Founders Park on Pine Street. Restrooms and a water fountain are available there. A Saturday morning run is the weekly long run for most of us, is generally more slowly-paced, and often makes several loops back to the beginning to accommodate various training distances and levels of fitness; during the summer these runs often attract more than twenty participants.

 

Morning Runners

Afternoon Runners

Afternoon Runners

Year-Round

Standard Time

Daylight Savings Time

Monday

9:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

Tuesday

9:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

Wednesday

9:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

Thursday

9:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

Friday

9:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

Saturday - Long Run

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

Sunday

[Varies]

[Varies]

[Varies]

 

 

 

To confirm above schedule for any given day,
call Richard Betz
Home:  828-526-5213
Cell:  828-200-9279
Or e-mail me at;

 

rpbetz@gmail.com



Upcoming Area Runs, Races, and Other Events of Interest:

 

June 30 Fontana Dam Writers Who Run 5-K and 10-K - http://www.writerswhorun.com/race.html

 

July 4 Firecracker 5-K Bryson City - https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/BrysonCity/BrysonCityFirecracker5K

 

July 4 Brevard Firecracker Run 5-K & 10-K - http://www.brevardrotary.org/Road-Races.html

 

July 4 Atlanta Peachtree Road Race - https://www.atlantatrackclub.org/Peachtree

 

July 7 Franklin Moonlight Moonshine 10-K - https://www.active.com/franklin-nc/running/distance-running/moonlight-moonshine-10k-and-half-pint-fun-run-walk-all-ages-2018

 

August 4 Franklin 80s Flashback 8-K - https://www.active.com/franklin-nc/running/distance-running-races/80-s-flashback-8k-nothin-but-a-good-time-for-a-great-cause-2018

 

August 18 Highlands Twilight 5-K Kelsey Hutchinson Founders Park - https://www.highlandstwilight5k.com/

 

September 18 Townsend, TN - Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon - https://vacationraces.com/half-marathons/great-smoky-mountains/

 

October 13 Waynesville Bethel Half Marathon - https://bethelhalfmarathonand5k.weebly.com/

 

 

Highlands Roadrunners Club
P. O. Box 966
Highlands, NC 28741

Enjoy the Journey!

 


[Updated June 22, 2018]