Welcome to the Lake Lure Olympiad Sports Festival
Thanks to everyone - athletes, volunteers, sponsors and spectators - for a truly AWESOME weekend! The weather was perfect, the food was delicious and the people were friendly and fun. Check out our results page for rankings and save the date for Aug. 14-16, 2015. Check back for event photos here and on our Facebook page, too. See you next year!
Named one of “America’s Best Lakes” by USA TODAY in 2012, Lake Lure, North Carolina is home to the Lake Lure Olympiad Sports Festival. Anchored by the USAT sanctioned Lake Lure Triathlon, which is part of a “3 Races in 3 Days Challenge,” athletes every year say it is the scenic beauty and abundance of welcoming volunteers that make the Olympiad’s triathlon special and unique.
In addition, parents value the Lake Lure Olympiad’s commitment to competitive events for BOTH adults and children. At the Lake Lure Olympiad’s Junior Olympiad, kids can compete and earn medals just like their parents.
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2014, the Lake Lure Olympiad is a nonprofit organization that has given back nearly $250,000 to area charities. Hosted by Rumbling Bald Resort at Lake Lure, Rutherford Regional Health System, and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, we warn you that the it's not only the athletes, but the picturesque mountain and lake views that will compete for your attention in breathtaking Lake Lure, North Carolina.
Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure on same weekend!
We are happy to announce that the Lake Lure Olympiad is now hosted the same weekend as the Dirty Dancing Festival (on the other side of Lake Lure)! The Dirty Dancing Festival celebrates its 5th anniversary in 2014, so if you don’t want to run, swim or bike, you can always dance! Learn more at www.dirtydancingfestival.com.
Check out our website and learn all the ways you can get plugged in, compete, stay fit, and have fun at the annual Lake Lure Olympiad Sports Festival.
See you at the finish line!