Lake Lure 10K DAM RUN 2017

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7:00 PM


Friday, August 11, 2017


Lake Lure, NC






Tuesday, August 08, 2017  7:00 PM


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Lake Lure 10K DAM RUN




3 Races in 3 Days Challenge

Make the most of every event day by taking our "3 Races in 3 Days Challenge."  Kick it off with the 10K Dam Run on Friday night, wake up right with the Lake Lure Triathlon on Saturday morning, and then shut down your vigorous weekend on top of the world – Sunday’s Race to the Rock is 25-mile bike or 5K run that ends with a 7% grade incline straight up to victory on the summit of Chimney Rock. Or, go the extra mile(s) and add in the open water swim race.



Heralded as one of “America’s Best Lakes” by USA TODAY, Lake Lure, North Carolina is home to the Lake Lure Olympiad Sports Festival.  Year after year, athletes rave about the area’s scenic beauty, delicious finish line food, and countless welcoming volunteers that all make the Olympiad experience truly special and unique.

The grand mountain setting serves as both a place to compete and a fun summer getaway spot

Celebrating its 13th year, the Lake Lure Olympiad is a nonprofit organization that has given back more than $250,000 to community charities. Hosted by Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure and Chimney Rock State Park, with support from Rutherford Regional Health System, the races AND the views will take your breath away.

Family Friendly!

Bring your kids and let them earn medals, too. The Lake Lure Olympiad offers many events for kids ages 4-14 including: 40-yard dash, soccer kicks, obstacle course, baseball throw, basketball toss and standing broad jump.

Learn more at or visit us on Facebook at


Beginning at Ingles Supermarket on Route 9, this challenging 10K then heads east on Route 64 and onto Buffalo Shoals Road. Cross the famous Lake Lure Dam, and follow the winding route up and down along the scenic shore road to finish on the Beach at Rumbling Bald Resort, where your cheering spectators await. This early evening run gives you a spectacular and athletic tour of some of our most beautiful spots. 

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the Top 3 finishers in each age group. Every participant will receive a 2017 Commemorative Olympiad T-Shirt (provided you have registered by August 1st), an iced neck towel at the finish line, and post-race food and drinks!

Category Pricing

Age Group Male
Age Group Female
On or Before Tuesday, February 28, 2017$20.00
On or Before Wednesday, May 31, 2017$25.00
On or Before Wednesday, July 26, 2017$30.00
On-site Registration$40.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Note: On-line Registration for this event closes on 08-08-2017 at 7:00 PM.

On-site registration is available for this event on 08-11-2017 during normal packet pick up hours.

Event Site Rules

Please note that in order to be guarenteed a T-Shirt, you must register by August 1

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be held at the Ingles Grocery Store (where race begins) on the day of the event from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Note:  Only cash or checks can be accepted at packet pick-up.

Ingles Grocery Store
276 NC 9 Hwy
Lake Lure, NC

Lodging Information

The Lake Lure Olympiad is proud to partner with Rumbling Bald Resort as the venue of most of events as well as discounted rates for lodging. Athletes and their families can stay in affordable luxury at Rumbling Bald Resort at Lake Lure, a picturesque mountain resort complete with beachfront, two restaurants, championship golf courses, indoor and outdoor pools, lighted tennis courts, spa, paddle board/kayak rentals, narrated lake cruises and more. “Dirty Dancing” fans relish in visiting Bald Mountain Golf Course, the location of the scene where Baby asks her father for money in the movie. Visit for lodging information and special rates.


Refund are not available for this event.


Withdrawals will be available after Wednesday, July 12, 2017.


This event does not provide transfers.


This event does not allow deferrals.


No refunds given. This event goes rain or shine. In case of lightening, we will delay the start.


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Event Site Rules

Runners should finish by dark (around 8:15 PM). Traffic at major intersections will be monitored but roads are not closed. Buffalo Shoals Road is especially winding, steep, narrow and often heavily slanted on the shoulders. Be very alert for cars in both directions during the many blind curves. More information and photos of the course will be available soon.