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ZAP Weekend

Twin City Track Club will be hosting a weekend running retreat at ZAP Endurance in beautiful Blowing Rock, NC on September 6-8, 2019!.  Hope you can join us!


The following schedule is tentative and will be firmed up closer to September 6.

FRIDAY, September 6
1:00pm Early arrivals
2:00-3:30pm Afternoon easy run
3:30-6:30pm Open Time / Late arrivals
6:30-7:30pm Dinner at ZAP
7:30pm Quick Meeting followed by Games, Campfire, Chill at ZAP (several great areas to congregate)
SATURDAY, September 7
7-8:00am Light Breakfast (club provided breads, juice, etc.)
8-8:30 Drive to Bass Lake
8:30 - 11:30 Run at Moses Cone Park
11:30-12:00 Return to ZAP and soak legs in cold mountain stream (actually the Yadkin River!) at ZAP
12:30-1:30pm Lunch at ZAP
1:30pm- 5:30pm Open Time (shopping, easy running, chilling at ZAP
5:30pm ZAPpy Hour (club provides beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, light snacks; ZAP staff and athletes invited)
6:30pm- 7:30pm Dinner at ZAP
7:30pm Games, Campfire, Chill at ZAP (several great areas to congregate)
SUNDAY, September 8
7-9:00am Breakfast (club provided breads, juice, etc.)
9:00am  Prediction Run with ZAP Loops (1/2 mile onsite trail)
11:00am Showers and Pack Up
12:00-1:00pm Lunch at ZAP
1:30pm Return to Winston-Salem

Weekend Runs

Friday Runs are optional and on your own on the ZAP campus or nearby trails/greenways

Saturday runs will be at Moses Cone Park.  We will have two primary groups with one 5-7 mile group and one 14-16 mile group. All runs will be “no-drop” group runs with a variety of paces for everyone. 

The Sunday Run will be a prediction run on the ZAP campus with details to be explained later.

Current Reservations

As of 8/13/2019

Er Ralston
Cathy Ralston
Stephanie Carpenter
William Carpenter
Dave Salmon
Mary Good
Colleen Sands
Anne Slowey
Mary Allen
Britt Stanford
Hannah Boles
Shawn Roberson
Emily Williams
Chris Cutler
Scott Freeman
Becky Brooks


$200 per person
This includes two nights lodging at ZAP, 2 dinners, and 2 lunches (see schedule below). Meals will be prepared by ZAP’s own personal chef.
Also includes access to the ZAP gym with treadmills, weights, and much more training and fitness equipment.
Open to all Twin City Track Club Members on a first come, first serve basis
Children under 18 are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian

Reservations and Payment

Full payment deadline has now passed.  Make out checks to Twin City Track Club and mail to Teresa Inman, TCTC Treasurer, 755 Heron Ridge Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106

The deadline for signing up has now passed.  Contact Er Ralston at to see if any last-minute additions can be made.


ZAP has 24 single beds. Most are double occupancy (2 single beds per room) and a limited number of singles (1 bed per room). All rooms share a bath with an adjacent room. There are 2 rooms that have private baths (usually reserved for couples). Coin-operated washer and dryer along with a refrigerator that we can use.

About the ZAP Facility


The ZAP Endurance Running Center is a state-of-the-art retreat center located on 68 acres in the mountains of North Carolina just outside of Blowing Rock. In addition to hosting Adult Running Vacations our facility also operates as a group retreat center. Our main building houses our resident elite athletes and corporate offices. Additionally, we have a full weight training facility and dining area. Across the breezeway visitors and guests stay in our 24-bed lodge in double and single rooms. 

Outside you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet of the Blackberry Valley. You can relax on our covered deck or take a soak in the hot tub. For those of you with sore legs take a dip in the cool headwaters to the Yadkin River. A 12 minute drive will take you to the quaint mountain town of Blowing Rock. Blowing Rock offers great shops and restaurants as well as 26 miles of carriage trails at Moses Cone Park. Nearby you can cycle on or hike the many trails off the Blue Ridge Parkway, visit Grandfather Mountain, or explore the small towns in the High Country. 

The ZAP facility is located just minutes outside of Blowing Rock. The physical address is:
9560 Blackberry Rd.
Lenoir, NC 28645