RACE TO THE ROCK
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Packet pick up and registration will occur in Chimney Rock Village.
When: Sunday, August 15, 2021
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 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.
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 9:30 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. Runners are prohibited to walk back down the road.
Family and friends of all race participants can enter the park, passing through the gates by or before 7:15 am, and drive to the finish line at the Rock FREE of charge.
All participants of the Race to the Rock are invited for post-race snacks and refreshments immediately following the race at the base of the Rock in Chimney Rock State Park. Let’s celebrate!
PRICING & REGISTRATION
Avoid the line, Register online!
On-line Registration is available until 6:30 am, Sunday, Aug. 15th.
RACE TO THE ROCK 5K RUN
Online Registration: $25
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.
Because of the coronavirus last year we waived that policy, granting all registrants a deferral to 2021 believing it was the right thing to do. We would like to see you here to participate this year and join in the fun and excitement.
Effective as of June 18th, athletes who do not want to race this year and were deferred from 2020 can receive a one-time special deferral to 2022. If that doesn’t work for you, we suggest that you make a tax-free donation to the Olympiad charities. If you elect this latter alternative, we can supply you with an IRS compliant document of this donation.
Thank you for your interest in the Lake Lure Olympiad!
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.