RACE TO

THE ROCK

*When using the maps, download to your phone or device prior to the race as signal is sometimes limited at event.

EVENT INFO

Packet pick up and registration will occur in Chimney Rock Village as previously scheduled.

 

5K RUN
When: Sunday, August 11 - 6:00 am - 7:15 am

Packet Pick up/Regi:  Medina's Village Bistro

430 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC

Run Start: 7:45 am from the Best View Motel
 

25 MILE BIKE

When: Sunday, August 11 - 6:00 am - 7:15 am

Packet Pick up/Regi:  Old Rock Cafe

431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC

Bike Start: 7:30 am from Old Rock Cafe

  • Only checks or cash can be accepted at packet pickup.

  • T-shirts will be given at packet pickup instead of at the finish line. Only those that register are guaranteed a shirt.

WHAT ATHLETES ARE SAYING

"This event really tests your endurance. Many times when I get to the top I feel like I want to throw-up, but then I look out at the view of the lake and know it was all worth it." Ashley Lowery

EVENT DETAILS

5K RUN PATH

End the race weekend on a high note, literally! Starting at the Best View Motel on the west side of Chimney Rock Village, the course takes you through the entrance of Chimney Rock State Park and climbs up the switchback road ending at the base of the Rock with a stunning 75 Mile panoramic view of the Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure.

25 MILE BIKE PATH
Dominate the Rock on a high note, literally! Starting at the Old Rock Cafe on the west side of Chimney Rock Village, the course makes a 22-mile loop. The timed mass start begins heading east along Memorial Highway. Following the winding roads of Bills Creek, Buffalo Creek and Buffalo Shoals Roads, the course takes you on a scenic trip passing Rumbling Bald Resort and following along the shore road. Cross the iconic Lake Lure Dam and back onto Memorial Highway into Chimney Rock Village.


Enters Chimney Rock State Park and climbs up the switchback road ending at the base of the Rock with a stunning 75 Mile panoramic view of the Hickory Nut Gorge.

EXITING THE PARK AFTER THE RACE

  • All 5K runners MUST stay on the mountain until the event is over. This is a safety precaution and no exceptions are made. The event is over by 10:00 am and at that time, runners can ride the bus or go down with a companion who has entered the park prior to 7:30 am. Cyclists can ride down the mountain, but they MUST follow the Park Ranger vehicles.

  • Family and friends of all race participants can enter the park and drive to the finish line at the Rock free of charge if entering before 7:30 am.

  • All participants of the Race to the Rock are invited for a Hot Dog Roast immediately following the race at the base of the Rock in Chimney Rock State Park. Let’s celebrate!

  • Race participants can visit Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park free of charge anytime after the race on Sunday by showing their race bib at the Ticket Plaza.

PRICING & REGISTRATION

Avoid the line, Register online! 

On-line Registration is available until Noon on Saturday, Aug. 10th

RACE TO THE ROCK 5K RUN

November 1,2018 - February 28, 2019:    $15
March 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019:                  $20
June 1, 2019 - August 9, 2019:                 $25
On-site Registration:                                 $30

RACE TO THE ROCK 25M BIKE

November 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018:   $25
March 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018:                   $30
June 1, 2018 - August 9, 2018:                  $35
On-site Registration:                                  $35

Race to the Rock – Cyclists must be a USACycling member. 1-day membership available for $10.

 

**This pricing is based upon Date. Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier.

 

Policies & Refunds
There are no refunds for this race. This event occurs rain or shine. In case of

lightening, we will delay the start.

SWAG AND EXTRAS
Register by July 26, 2019 to guarantee yourself a shirt .

Stay tuned for new t-shirt design!

At the finish line for Athletes:

  • 2018 Commemorative t-shirt

  • Iced neck towel

  • FREE 'Hot Dog Roast' and post race food items are provided courtesy of the                                                                 Chimney Rock VFD Auxiliary & the Mountain Rock immediately following the races.

  • Awards Ceremony

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