Race to the Rock at Chimney Rock 5K Run 2017

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7:45 AM


Sunday, August 13, 2017


Lake Lure, NC




5K Run


Thursday, August 10, 2017  7:45 AM


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Race to the Rock at Chimney Rock 5K 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

Race Details

The Lake Lure Olympiad weekend ends with the ultimate challenge: the 5K run or 25-mile bike to the top of Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Athletes must choose one or the other, but luckily both end with a 7-9% grade incline that finishes at the base of the 315-foot-tall Chimney Rock! 

What makes this event even more epic is that this is the ONLY TIME you can run or cycle the whole way up to Chimney Rock all year! If the climb doesn't take your breath away, the extraordinary 75-mile panoramic view at the top surely will.


Category Pricing

Age Group Male
Age Group Female
On or Before Tuesday, February 28, 2017$15.00
On or Before Wednesday, May 31, 2017$20.00
On or Before Wednesday, July 26, 2017$25.00
On-site Registration$30.00

**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 08-10-2017 at 7:45 AM.

On-site registration is available for this event on 08-13-2017 during normal packet pick up hours.

Event Site Rules

The 5K Run will begin at the Best View Motel on the western edge of Chimney Rock Village and will be a mass start beginning at 7:45 AM.

Please note that in order to be guaranteed a t-shirt, you must register by August 1st

Packet Pickup

Sunday, August 13 - 6:00 - 7:15AM - Medina's - 430 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC

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

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 Friday, July 14, 2017.


This event does not provide transfers.


This event does not allow deferrals.


There will be no refund of entry fees for this event


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