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RACE TO

THE ROCK

2024 RACE TO THE ROCK
5K RUN
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race to the rock returns! 

Welcome Back To The  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.

 

5K RUN
When: Sunday, August 11, 2024

            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

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, 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.
 

5K PARKING

  • 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. 11th, 2024

RACE TO THE ROCK 5K RUN
$30.00 Early-bird Registration until July 27th, 2024

$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.

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

*** 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.

Sincerely,

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.

  • Recognition Ceremony

  • 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.

5K R2R Run Shirt
Register for the race by Friday, July 27th to be guaranteed your commemorative shirt.

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