RACE TO THE ROCK
race to the rock returns!
After a brief recess in 2022, we hope you are ready to Race To The Rock in 2023!
*When using the maps, download to your phone or device prior to the race as signal is sometimes limited at event.
Packet pick up and registration will occur in Chimney Rock Village.
When: Sunday, August 13, 2023
6:00 am - 7:15 am
Packet Pick up/Regi: Old Rock Cafe
431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Run Start: 7:30 am from the Best View Motel
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
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, UP, 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.
All parking will be in the Chimney Rock Public Parking Lot across from the Old Rock Cafe. There will be no charge to exit prior to 12 noon. After noon, there will be a $5.00 charge.
EXITING THE PARK AFTER THE RACE
All participants of the Race to the Rock are invited for post-race snacks and refreshments immediately following the race at the finish line. Let’s celebrate!
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 9:30 am and at that time, runners can ride the bus down. Runners are prohibited to walk back down the road.
After the race and awards, ALL spectators and participants will be required to exit the mountain.
Participants will be allowed to visit the park AT NO CHARGE when the park reopens to the public by presenting
their race bib.
All trails will remain CLOSED until the park reopens.
PRICING & REGISTRATION
Avoid the line, Register online!
On-line Registration is available until 6:30 am, Sunday, Aug. 13th, 2023
RACE TO THE ROCK 5K RUN
$30.00 Early-bird Registration until July 27th, 2023
$40.00 Standard Registration July 28 - event date
Policies & Refunds
There are no refunds for this race. This event occurs rain or shine. In case of lightening, we will delay the start.
*** Year after year the Olympiad provides a venue for athletes to come and test their abilities. We put a lot of effort into making this a special event for all participants. In addition, the Olympiad supports many area charities and service organizations. And like most races, we have a “No Refund” policy.
The Olympiad Board
SWAG AND EXTRAS
At the finish line for Athletes:
Commemorative t-shirt (given out at packet pick up)
Iced neck towel
FREE post-race snacks and refreshments immediately following the race.
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.