Race to the Rock - 5K Run
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Exclusive to the Lake Lure Olympiad, this is the ONLY-TIME of year the park closes to allow athletes to compete and run up to Chimney Rock. 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 7:30 AM to cheer on the athletes.
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 High 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.
Climb High and Run to the Rock!
Register by July 25, 2018 to guarantee yourself a t-shirt. Preview of shirt coming soon!
Awards/shirts for runners, cyclists and prizes for those who did the "Three Races in Three Days Challenge" will be given at the top plaza below Chimney Rock.
Exits down the mountain after the race:
Price & Registration
**Click here to register**
November 1,2017 - February 28, 2018: $15
March 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018: $20
June 1, 2018 - August 9, 2018: $25
On-site Registration: $35
Age and gender categories set at 5-year increments for ages 10 and up.
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 08-9-2018
Registration & Packet Pickup:
Sunday, August 12th - 6:00 am - 7:15 am
Medina's Village Bistro -
430 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC
**Only cash or checks can be accepted at packet pick-up.
Policies & Refunds:
There are no refunds or transfers for this race. The races go rain or shine. In case of lightening, we will delay the starts.