Race to the Rock at Chimney Rock 5K Run 2017

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7:45 AM


Sunday, August 13, 2017


Lake Lure, NC


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5K Run


Thursday, August 10, 2017  7:45 AM


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Race to the Rock at Chimney Rock 5K Run




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Heralded as one of “America’s Best Lakes” by USA TODAY, Lake Lure, North Carolina is home to your Premier Destination Race Weekend held along the shores of Rumbling Bald Resort and the peaks of Chimney Rock State Park. Returning for the 13th annual year, the scenic mountain town of Lake Lure hosts the Lake Lure Olympiad on August 11-13, 2017. Each year over 1,500 athletes come to compete at one of western North Carolina's largest three-day sports festivals, situated in the Blue Ridge Foothills.

Anchored by its "Three Races in Three Days" challenge

Register for this challenge here!

the Lake Lure Olympiad is a competitive sports festival boasting challenging courses, entertaining activities, and family fun at diverse scenic locations. It is also a non-profit organization that has given back more than $300,000 benefiting area charities and service organizations. Over the past 12 years, athletes of all ages and abilities have participated and continue to rave about the area's scenic beauty, delicious finish line food, and countless welcoming volunteers that make the Olympiad experience truly special and unique. Bring your kids and let them experience the same thrill of competition that mom and dad love, plus they earn medals too!

Turn your competition into a destination race weekend and enjoy the amazing backdrop of the Hickory Nut Gorge, serving as both a place to compete and a fun summer getaway spot with views that will take your breath away.

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Lodging Information:

The Lake Lure Olympiad is proud to partner with Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure as the host venue for the Lake Lure Sprint as well as the 10K Dam Run and are providing discounted rates for lodging. Rumbling Bald Resort offers a wide selection of lodging options fit for a large family, a group of friends or the couple looking for a peaceful experience while competing. Athletes and their families can choose to stay in luxury homes, condos, studios, and the Motorcoach resort, all including resort amenities! The picturesque mountain resort includes a white sandy beach, four restaurants, championship golf courses, indoor and outdoor pools, lighted tennis courts, spa, paddleboard/kayak rentals, narrated lake cruises and more. "Dirty Dancing" fans relish in visiting Bald Mountain Golf Course, a filming location in the movie.

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*** Book your stay during the week of the Lake Lure Olympiad Sports Festival and receive 10% off your lodging! 

Call Debbie Earley at:  828-694-3027
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Race Details:

The Lake Lure Olympiad weekend ends with the ultimate racing challenge - the 5K run up Chimney Rock featuring an average incline of 7-9%.
What's even more enticing is that this is the only time each year that you can run up Chimney Rock. The stunning 75-mile panoramic views of Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge await finishers at the top. End the race weekend on a high note - literally!

Race to the Rock participants can go back into the State Park for sightseeing and hiking adventures free of charge anytime after the race on Sunday by showing their race bib at the ticket plaza. Spectators can enter the park for free prior to 7:30AM.

Complimentary Race Extras:

Commemorative t-shirt if registered by July 26th
Iced towels
Post-race food
Gold, silver, bronze medal ceremony

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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.


Refund are not available for this event.


Withdrawals are no longer available for this event.


This event does not provide transfers.


This event does not allow deferrals.


This event has a cut off date for receiving a T-Shirt. The cutoff is 14 day(s) before the event. That time has passed.

There will be no refund of entry fees for this event

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