Ache Around the Lake

Sat October 16, 2021 Tryon, NC 28782 US Directions
Race Website
1005 S. Trade Street
Tryon, NC US 28782
Ache Around the Lake is an annual race held at Lake Lanier in Landrum, SC and Tryon, NC. Yes, you actually race in 2 states! The race is an 8K course which is 4.97 miles, but don't come here looking for a PR because this course is HILLY! While the race does start on a descent you are greeted with GRUNT #1 after just over 1/4 mile into the race. While that is probably the steepest hill on the course the others will quickly make your legs burn and force even the strongest runner to walk. Under normal circumstances we offer aid stations at mile 2 and again around mile 4. 

Packet pick-up will be quick and easy on race morning packet pick-up will begin at 6:00 am in the parking lot of the Tryon Antique Mall (1005 S. Trade Street, Tryon, NC) (the old Save-A-Lot) across the street from El Sureno Mexican Restaurant on Hwy 176. The day before the race you may pick up your race bib and t-shirt at St. Luke's Hospital Foundation (89 West Mills Street, Suite B, Columbus, NC 28722) from 9 am-1:00 pm. 

AWARDS -  Official results can be found online later in the day. You can sign up for results notifications via text or email during registration.

**All awards are by chip time due to the time trial start format.**
THE OUCH 2 MILE AWARDS - Top 1 Overall Male & Female 
ACHE AROUND THE LAKE 8K AWARDS - Top 3 Overall Male & Female, Top 3 Masters Male & Female
Top 1 Male & Female in age groups (14 & under,15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)
THE TRAUMA 12.4 MILE CHALLENGE - Top 5 Overall Male & Female

AFTER EATS - We will have enjoyable treats after the race...what that looks like right now is not clear, but we like good food after a race so we will deliver the same for you!

Questions? Call or Text 864-415-5804 - We actually answer the phone! Email:

For prior results (2019 & older), click HERE. *Some of these might not work...we are going to just blame it on COVID.

Race Contact Info

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Ache Around the Lake.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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