What we're about


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.


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Run Mountains to Sea Trail

11925 Raven Ridge Rd

SUMMER 2019 TRAIL SERIES "Run Mountains to Sea" WHERE: MTS Trail Raven Ridge Rd / 11925 Raven Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614 / Trailhead: Raven Ridge Road (roadside parking). At end of guardrail WHEN: Sat Aug 24th at 8am *Most outrageous run outfit contest for example: lots of neon, animal prints, butt packs, you get the idea… *RUN DISTANCE: 3-6 miles depending on the individual *CLINIC: gear! …shoes, clothes, headlamps, watches, socks, hydration packs, trekking poles *HOW TO FIND US AT PARK: look in parking lot for gray chevy tahoe w/ lots of stickers REGISTER OFFICIALLY FOR FREE: www.RunTriangle.com WHO ARE YOU DEALING WITH? Your hosts are Scott & Mary Waldrop. They are married runners who have been together since they were 17. They each have their own unique credentials... * Scott Waldrop is a seasoned ultra/trail runner having won first place and setting coarse records in the Tarheel 378-miler Crewed Division and The Charleston 100-miler both in December 2018. He has competed in and finished ten 100-milers as well as several other ultra-distances and marathons. He is an RRCA Certified Running Coach as well as RRCA’s NC State Representative. Scott himself is coached by world renowned ultrarunner Hayden Hawks. Instagram: @ultrarunvegan * Mary Waldrop is T Collin Campbell Plant-based certified, a license massage therapist, and has run marathons and shorter distances. Instagram @vegangaga Both Scott & Mary are Herren Project Ambassadors as well as New Balance RDU brand ambassadors WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM? This is a totally FREE training series, hosted by professionals, with lots of free swag give-aways. WHO CAN JOIN? Anyone at any time! You can come and go as you please. It’s free to the public. To eligible for target race(s) & New Balance shirt (more about that below) you must attend at least half the training runs. THE MISSION Improve as athletes and trail runners. Teach what we know and learn from one another. Train for specific target races. Improve speed and agility. FREE STUFF We'll be raffling a gift bag at the end of each run full of goodies from our sponsors: New Balance, Honey Stinger, Herren Project, IT Works and more...Also, free mini clinics, hand-outs, and training plans. Wait there's more! Mary will bring her homemade plant-based goodies and we'll have a cooler full of icy beverages. WAIT!!!! There's even more! Free New Balance RDU race shirt and entry into target race(s) - TBA SOON! WHY TRAILRUNNING? 1. ? - Different Biomechanics – You’re not pounding on the same flat surface as you would be on asphalt, so your body isn’t taking nearly as much as a punishment. 2. ? - No Right Angles – getting away from the concrete jungle and spending time in nature is good for the soul and the nervous system. Peer-reviewed science backs this up. 3. ? - Brain Calisthenics – When you first get into trail running it’s easy to compare it to playing a video game. You’re going fast and you’re trying not to trip. Once you get the bug, this becomes extremely fun and gratifying as an athlete, TARGET RACE We have 5 bibs for our target race Uwaharrie Gold Rush 50k to raffle as well! As always plant-based home-made goodies and a cooler full of water and bubbly water will always be with us! You don’t need to even be interested in running the target race to come run with us. All are welcome! Scott (I) will head up the ‘faster longer’ runners. TARGET RACE INFO Uwharrie Gold Rush Mt Gilead, NC • 50K Race Link: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=65716 Wood Run Trailhead, NC-27

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Run Umstead Turkey Creek

William B. Umstead State Park

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