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


8:00 am - Saturday, August 10, 2024
Hosted at: Rumbling Bald Community on Lake Lure


The Lake Lure Triathlon starts and finishes on the white sandy beach of Rumbling Bald. The Lake Lure area is a favorite training haven for triathletes and was noted as such by Complete Tri in their "Top Ten Great Destination Triathlons" and "The Most Amazing Triathlons to do across the USA today" in Culture Trip.


"I've been racing since 1985, and I've been telling people this is one of those must-do events in North Carolina." - Cid Cardoso, Jr.

Dive, Pedal, Run: Conquer the Lake Lure Triathlon - The Pinnacle of Athletic Adventure!

Gear up for an exhilarating test of endurance and skill at the centerpiece of the Lake Lure Olympiad - the Lake Lure Triathlon, happening on Saturday, August 10th. Immerse yourself in the ultimate multisport challenge that combines swimming, cycling, and running against the stunning backdrop of Lake Lure's captivating scenery.


Triumph Over Three Distinct Disciplines:

  • 750m Lake Swim: Begin your journey with a thrilling swim in the pristine waters of Lake Lure, surrounded by nature's breathtaking beauty. Feel the rush as you dive into the open water, setting the pace for an epic athletic endeavor.

  • 22.5K Bike Ride: Transition seamlessly from the water to the bike course, traversing through scenic landscapes that offer both exhilarating challenges and picturesque views around Lake Lure. Pedal your way through this leg of the race with determination and zeal.

  • 5K Run: Cap off your triumphant journey with a 5K run that takes you through the heart of Lake Lure's captivating trails. Push your limits, feel the adrenaline, and savor the moments as you sprint towards the finish line.


Why Choose Lake Lure Triathlon?

  • Spectacular Scenery: Race amidst the unparalleled beauty of Lake Lure, surrounded by panoramic views that inspire and invigorate throughout the entire course.

  • Ultimate Athletic Challenge: Test your mettle in a comprehensive test of athleticism that combines three distinct disciplines, pushing your physical and mental boundaries.

  • Community & Camaraderie: Join a vibrant community of athletes, supporters, and enthusiasts, sharing the joy of sportsmanship and celebration as you conquer this incredible triathlon.


Be Part of the Triumph:

Dive into the Lake Lure Triathlon and immerse yourself in an experience that celebrates resilience, determination, and the sheer joy of multisport competition. Whether you're a seasoned triathlete or a newcomer to the sport, this event promises an unforgettable journey.


Registration Details:

Secure your spot in this ultimate test of athleticism. Register now and claim your place among the participants ready to take on the challenge of the Lake Lure Triathlon at the heart of the Lake Lure Olympiad.

Join us as we push boundaries, embrace challenges, and celebrate the spirit of the Lake Lure Triathlon - where passion meets perseverance and triumph awaits!


The 750-meter swim starts on the beach and then finishes at the transition line. 

This is a time trial swim start, with participants going off every 2-3 seconds. This greatly improves swim safety, but it also allows participants to swim with family members or friends, something they're not able to do many times with wave start races. The transition area is just a short run out of the water.

The 22.3K bike course is challenging, but you will be rewarded with breathtaking views as it rolls through the countryside at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and finishes back at the same transition area.

The 5K run course starts at the transition area and is a steady, but reasonable, uphill climb that winds up a beautiful valley paralleling Bald Mountain Golf Course and ends with a gentle downhill cruise to a beach finish. 

All athletes up to the challenge with age and gender categories set in 5-year increments, as well as separate divisions for Athena, Clydesdale and Master Clydesdale.

Age and gender groups are assigned in age increments with the top three in each category receiving gold, silver and bronze medals.


Avoid the line, Register online! 

Online Registration is available until 7:00 am Saturday, Aug. 10th

Online INDIVIDUAL: $70

Open Male, Open Female, Masters Open Male, Masters Open Female, Age Group Male, Age Group Female, Clydesdale, Master Clydesdale, Athena, Novice Male, Novice Female, Novice Masters Male, Novice Masters Female

Online MIXED RELAY: $150

Policies & Refunds
Event entries are not transferable between persons, events or years. No refunds are given for this event.

Strollers and other child carriers are NOT allowed in the event. 



Complimentary Extras:

  • Free beer at finish line

  • 2024 Commemorative Triathlon shirt

  • Iced towel

  • Recognition ceremony

  • Post-race snacks

Location is at the Beach Pavilion in the Rumbling Bald Community.

  • Pickup your packet at the pavilion (by the beach) at Rumbling Bald 

    • Friday, August 9th from 5 - 7 pm​

    • Saturday, August 10th starting at 6 am

Walk-up registration is available for this event at

Rumbling Bald
Friday, August 9, 2024 | 5:00-7:00 pm and

Saturday, August 10, 2024 | 6:00 - 7:30 am

  • 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 in advance are guaranteed a shirt.

Note: A participant must collect his/her own event packet. This rule applies to relay team members as well. Photo ID is required in order to collect event materials. USA Triathlon requires that all USAT annual members show their USAT membership card at packet pick-up. Any USAT annual member who does not present his/her valid membership card at packet pick-up or any participant who is not a USAT member will be required to pay the USAT one-day fee of $15.

Triathlon Shirt
Register for the race by Thursday, July 27th, 2024 to be guaranteed your commemorative shirt.

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