What we're about

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First off, this group is open to everyone irrespective of skill level. These MeetUp's aren't usually terribly formal. It's a way of saying, "Hey, I'm going to be running here today and you're welcome to join me." If you're an accomplished runner then join me! I'll try to keep up! If you're not a runner, suffering from addiction or have questions about THP and want someone to talk to, then I'm happy to walk with you. -Scott Waldrop RRCA Running Coach / New Balance Running Coach (Raleigh / Durham)

This is a social running group led by your local "THP Runs" (The Herren Project) Team Runners and Ambassadors. We are marathoners, ultra runners, trail runners, triathletes and some RRCA Certified Running Coach(s). Again, we cannot stress enough that this group is open to EVERYONE: those simply wanting to meet new people and have fun, non-athletes, accomplished athletes, those in recovery, those seeking recovery, and those seeking to making a difference. ABOUT THE HERREN PROJECT:

The Herren Project is a Non-profit foundation started by former NBA player Chris Herren. Assists individuals & families struggling w/addiction. REACHING 1 PERSON, 1 FAMILY AT A TIME. Our mission is:

* Positively impact the lives of those suffering with addiction by providing effective treatment navigation.

* Educate youth and at-risk populations on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and provide techniques to handle pressure within their lives, their community or their family situation.

* Provide scholarships to programs, clinics and camps to increase self confidence, motivation and develop a firm foundation on which to build success.

THP Runs is a group that participates in road races, marathons, ultra-marathons and Spartan races to celebrate life and strive for a better tomorrow. Every dollar we raise will support The Herren Project’s areas of focus including treatment navigation, educational initiatives and mentoring programs in the hopes of saving a life and making a difference in the lives of those touched by addiction.

http://www.theherrenproject.org

Upcoming events (5+)

Run ‘Youth Confidence Day’

New Balance

• SUN OCT 20th at 4pm AWARD FOR ‘NATIONAL YOUTH CONFIDENCE DAY’ (#NationalYouthConfidenceDay) National Youth Confidence Day celebrates the energy, spirit, and potential of young people. The day is an acknowledgment of all they will accomplish. Guidance, leadership and mentors will help light the path, and today’s youth will navigate the obstacles that will inevitably lay before them. We'll share a quick pre-run a discussion on the best ways to show a young person in your life you care (or a hypothetical one) and provide them with the tools to reach their potential. Offer them the knowledge, skills and know how to build their confidence. Plan the seed, watch it grow, and celebrate their achievement. An Illustrious award - handmade in The Waldrop Garage - will go to whoever drops the most profound knowledge around this subject. Moreover, we’ll include your quote on our Instagram page which will make you famous. FALL 2019 RUN GROUP 5k & 8k STREET TRAINING • WED SEPT 25th at 5:30-6:30 pm - Kickoff Event • SAT OCT 5th at 9am • SAT OCT 12th at 9am • SUN OCT 20th at 4pm • SUN OCT 27th at 9am • SAT NOV 2nd at 9am • SAT NOV 9th at 9am • SUN NOV 17th at 9am • SAT NOV 23 at 9am • THURS NOV 28th 8:30a - Target Race! – New Balance RDU Turkey Trot Official Sign up and for DETAILED info GO TO: www.RunTriangle.com (* if you show up without signing up here we’ll ask you to sign a paper waiver in-person just once – no worries!) 1101 Mercantile Dr Suite 100, Raleigh NC 27609 - meet in front of (new) New Balance Store - facing Old Wake Forest Road – OR google Midtown East Shopping Center 👉 HOST #1 is ‘COACH’ SCOTT WALDROP = record holding Ultrarunner, 1rst place overall in Charleston 100-miler 2018, 1rst place overall Tarheel 378-miler Crewed Division 2018, RRCA Certified Long Distance Running Coach, RRCA North Carolina State Rep, Herren Project Ambassador, UltrAspire Athlete, Blog: www.runnerscott.com / Instagram @ultrarunvegan 👉 HOST #2 is MARY WALDROP = Marathoner, Licensed Massage Therapist, T. Colin Campbell Plant-based Certified, Neighborhood Ambassador EVERY RUN: free homemade Plant-based goodies made by Mary, raffle a goodie bag, cooler full of cold drinks FREE RACE ENTRY TO NEW BALANCE TURKEY TROT & FREE NEW BALANCE TEAM TECH SHIRT WITH PARTICIPATION

Run ‘Black Cat Day’

New Balance

• SUN OCT 27th at 9am AWARD FOR ‘NATIONAL BLACK CAT DAY’ (#NationalBlackCatDay) How do you know who the vegans are in the room? They’ll let you know! So, Mary & I are plantbased athletes and we love love animals! But did you know people are weird about adopting black cats from old superstitions??? Yea. Apparently, this is a real thing. This time of year, black cats may decorate many thresholds for Halloween and windows for spooky decor, these felines deserve the love and attention just as much as their tabby counterparts. Old notions have given these furry critters a bad reputation. National Black Cat Day is about turning that reputation around. ‘Cats Protection', an animal charity in the United Kingdom, founded National Black Cat Day to raise awareness concerning the lower rates of adoption for black cats. If you are a cat lover and considering adopting, don’t overlook the ebony to go with your ivory. Knock those irrational fears to the door and open your home to the dark side! So, dress like a black cat and the award is YOURS! Or, dress in black if you can’t be made to look ridiculous. FALL 2019 RUN GROUP 5k & 8k STREET TRAINING • WED SEPT 25th at 5:30-6:30 pm - Kickoff Event • SAT OCT 5th at 9am • SAT OCT 12th at 9am • SUN OCT 20th at 4pm • SUN OCT 27th at 9am • SAT NOV 2nd at 9am • SAT NOV 9th at 9am • SUN NOV 17th at 9am • SAT NOV 23 at 9am • THURS NOV 28th 8:30a - Target Race! – New Balance RDU Turkey Trot Official Sign up and for DETAILED info GO TO: www.RunTriangle.com (* if you show up without signing up here we’ll ask you to sign a paper waiver in-person just once – no worries!) 1101 Mercantile Dr Suite 100, Raleigh NC 27609 - meet in front of (new) New Balance Store - facing Old Wake Forest Road – OR google Midtown East Shopping Center 👉 HOST #1 is ‘COACH’ SCOTT WALDROP = record holding Ultrarunner, 1rst place overall in Charleston 100-miler 2018, 1rst place overall Tarheel 378-miler Crewed Division 2018, RRCA Certified Long Distance Running Coach, RRCA North Carolina State Rep, Herren Project Ambassador, UltrAspire Athlete, Blog: www.runnerscott.com / Instagram @ultrarunvegan 👉 HOST #2 is MARY WALDROP = Marathoner, Licensed Massage Therapist, T. Colin Campbell Plant-based Certified, Neighborhood Ambassador EVERY RUN: free homemade Plant-based goodies made by Mary, raffle a goodie bag, cooler full of cold drinks FREE RACE ENTRY TO NEW BALANCE TURKEY TROT & FREE NEW BALANCE TEAM TECH SHIRT WITH PARTICIPATION

Run ‘National Bison Day’

New Balance

• SAT NOV 2nd at 9am AWARD FOR ‘NATIONAL BISON DAY’ (#BeardsforBison or #NationalBisonDay) Each year on the first Saturday in November the country honors one of the most majestic beasts to roam the land on National Bison Day. The official National Mammal of the United States, the iconic North American Bison has played a cultural, economic, and environmental role in the history of the country. The once giant herds that covered the plains were nearly decimated. Now, bison populate all 50 states living in national parks, refuges, tribal and private lands. So, on this day we shall run like a heard of bison through the streets of Raleigh and all individuals rocking a bison-like bears (real or faux) are eligible for a very handsome hand-made trophy which will undoubtedly hang on your wall for the rest of time as your proudest moment and highest achievement. FALL 2019 RUN GROUP 5k & 8k STREET TRAINING • WED SEPT 25th at 5:30-6:30 pm - Kickoff Event • SAT OCT 5th at 9am • SAT OCT 12th at 9am • SUN OCT 20th at 4pm • SUN OCT 27th at 9am • SAT NOV 2nd at 9am • SAT NOV 9th at 9am • SUN NOV 17th at 9am • SAT NOV 23 at 9am • THURS NOV 28th 8:30a - Target Race! – New Balance RDU Turkey Trot Official Sign up and for DETAILED info GO TO: www.RunTriangle.com (* if you show up without signing up here we’ll ask you to sign a paper waiver in-person just once – no worries!) 1101 Mercantile Dr Suite 100, Raleigh NC 27609 - meet in front of (new) New Balance Store - facing Old Wake Forest Road – OR google Midtown East Shopping Center 👉 HOST #1 is ‘COACH’ SCOTT WALDROP = record holding Ultrarunner, 1rst place overall in Charleston 100-miler 2018, 1rst place overall Tarheel 378-miler Crewed Division 2018, RRCA Certified Long Distance Running Coach, RRCA North Carolina State Rep, Herren Project Ambassador, UltrAspire Athlete, Blog: www.runnerscott.com / Instagram @ultrarunvegan 👉 HOST #2 is MARY WALDROP = Marathoner, Licensed Massage Therapist, T. Colin Campbell Plant-based Certified, Neighborhood Ambassador EVERY RUN: free homemade Plant-based goodies made by Mary, raffle a goodie bag, cooler full of cold drinks FREE RACE ENTRY TO NEW BALANCE TURKEY TROT & FREE NEW BALANCE TEAM TECH SHIRT WITH PARTICIPATION

Run ‘World Freedom Day’

New Balance

• SAT NOV 9th at 9am AWARD FOR ‘WORLD FREEDOM DAY’ (#FreedomDay) In many parts of the world, freedom is something that is taken for granted—the freedom to choose any religion we want (or no religion at all), the freedom to be in a relationship with the person we love, the freedom to travel…the list goes on. Unfortunately, there are many, many places in the world where these freedoms are not available to most people, who are forced to live empty, unfulfilling lives so the rulers of their countries don’t have them thrown in jail or worse. If you don’t know what it means to be afraid to voice your opinion, then you can consider yourself very lucky to live in a place where liberty is a priority as well as a basic human right. And like all good things, liberty should be celebrated, and that’s what World Freedom Day is all about. So, most of us agree that it’s pretty awesome we’re not forced to live in conditions were we most live ‘empty, unfulfilling lives’. What are you going to do with your freedom? Most profound statement gets the award and their quote gets posted on our social media. FALL 2019 RUN GROUP 5k & 8k STREET TRAINING • WED SEPT 25th at 5:30-6:30 pm - Kickoff Event • SAT OCT 5th at 9am • SAT OCT 12th at 9am • SUN OCT 20th at 4pm • SUN OCT 27th at 9am • SAT NOV 2nd at 9am • SAT NOV 9th at 9am • SUN NOV 17th at 9am • SAT NOV 23 at 9am • THURS NOV 28th 8:30a - Target Race! – New Balance RDU Turkey Trot Official Sign up and for DETAILED info GO TO: www.RunTriangle.com (* if you show up without signing up here we’ll ask you to sign a paper waiver in-person just once – no worries!) 1101 Mercantile Dr Suite 100, Raleigh NC 27609 - meet in front of (new) New Balance Store - facing Old Wake Forest Road – OR google Midtown East Shopping Center 👉 HOST #1 is ‘COACH’ SCOTT WALDROP = record holding Ultrarunner, 1rst place overall in Charleston 100-miler 2018, 1rst place overall Tarheel 378-miler Crewed Division 2018, RRCA Certified Long Distance Running Coach, RRCA North Carolina State Rep, Herren Project Ambassador, UltrAspire Athlete, Blog: www.runnerscott.com / Instagram @ultrarunvegan 👉 HOST #2 is MARY WALDROP = Marathoner, Licensed Massage Therapist, T. Colin Campbell Plant-based Certified, Neighborhood Ambassador EVERY RUN: free homemade Plant-based goodies made by Mary, raffle a goodie bag, cooler full of cold drinks FREE RACE ENTRY TO NEW BALANCE TURKEY TROT & FREE NEW BALANCE TEAM TECH SHIRT WITH PARTICIPATION

Past events (64)

Run ‘Free Thought Day’

New Balance

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