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6:30 pm - Friday, August 9, 2024

Hosted at: Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

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


This early evening run is perfectly timed with the scenic sunsets over Lake Lure. Accept this challenge and be awarded with a tour of some of the most beautiful views and some sweet swag at the finish line.

Experience the Thrill: Lake Lure Slam The Dam 10K - Start Your Olympiad Weekend with a Bang!

Gear up for an exhilarating start to the Lake Lure Olympiad weekend with the Slam The Dam 10K on Friday, August 9th, 2024, at 6:30 PM. This electrifying race isn't just a run—it's an adventure through the heart of picturesque Lake Lure, promising a breathtaking start to an incredible weekend of athleticism and camaraderie.

Race Highlights:

  • Scenic Marvels: Embark on a journey through the stunning landscapes of Lake Lure, offering panoramic views that will leave you in awe as you conquer each kilometer.

  • Historical Triumph: Feel the pulse of history as you traverse the historic Lake Lure dam—a remarkable feature of this challenging course that adds a touch of legacy to your athletic endeavor.

  • Community Spirit: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere fueled by passionate runners, enthusiastic supporters, and a shared commitment to athleticism and fun.


Why Join Slam The Dam 10K?

  • Breathtaking Setting: Picture-perfect vistas accompany your every stride, offering a rare chance to run amidst natural beauty that Lake Lure is renowned for.

  • Kickstart Your Olympiad Experience: Launch into the Lake Lure Olympiad weekend with a burst of energy and enthusiasm, setting the pace for an unforgettable series of events.

  • Champion Your Fitness: Challenge yourself and celebrate your fitness journey while enjoying a thrilling run through the heart of Lake Lure's captivating landscapes.


Be Part of the Action:

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a spectacular event that sets the stage for an extraordinary Olympiad weekend. Lace up your running shoes, gather your spirit, and join us for the Slam The Dam 10K—where the thrill of the race meets the beauty of Lake Lure.


Registration Details:

Secure your spot in this adrenaline-pumping race. Register now to claim your place at the starting line and seize the chance to create lasting memories in one of the most stunning settings for a 10K race.

Join us as we kick off the Lake Lure Olympiad weekend with the Slam The Dam 10K—where the passion for running meets the allure of Lake Lure!


Slam the Dam at this early evening run providing a spectacular tour of some of the most beautiful spots in Lake Lure ending with an ice cream sundae social and a refreshing dip in the lake.

Beginning at Ingles Supermarket on Route 9, this demanding 10K race heads east on Route 64 and then left onto Buffalo Shoals Rd. Cross the iconic Lake Lure Dam, and follow the winding road up and down along the scenic shore road with a finish on the beach at Rumbling Bald Resort. This early evening run gives you a spectacular and challenging tour of some of the most beautiful spots.

Runners are strongly encouraged to finish the race no later than 8:15 PM due to darkness. Light traffic at major intersections will be monitored but roads are not closed. Buffalo Shoals Road is a winding, steep, narrow road that is sometimes slanted on the shoulders. Residents have been advised of the time and approximate duration of the race, but you should be on alert for cars in both directions as you run. Remember there are no pets or strollers allowed.



FREE transportation from the portico of Legends on the Lake Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort to Ingles Supermarket. The schedule of shuttle service by van or bus is at 6:00pm. Please be aware that seating space on the shuttles are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. The trip to Ingles can take anywhere from 25 to 30 minutes.

For those whose cars have been left at Ingles, vans will make one trip from Legends on the Lake Restaurant to return to Ingles following the recognition ceremony between 9:00-9:30 pm. The best alternative is to come with a friend or family member who can drop you off at Ingles before the race and take your car to the Resort where the race will finish on the beach. 


Avoid the line, Register online! 

Online Registration is available until Fri., Aug. 9th at 5:00 pm.

$40.00 Early-bird Registration NOW - July 26th, 2023 

$50.00 Registration After July 26th, 2024, including day-of walk-ups

Male Age Group
Female Age Group


This race is sanctioned by USATF

Policies & Refunds
There are no refunds for this race. This event occurs rain or shine. In the case of lightning, 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.



At the finish line for Athletes:

  • 2024 10K Dam Run commemorative shirt

    • Given at packet pickup

  • FREE snacks and beer after the race

  • Iced neck towel

  • Post-race snacks

  • Recognition ceremony

  • Ice cream sundae

PACKET PICKUP & Registration
Packet Pickup will be held at the Ingles Grocery Store (where race begins)

on the day of the event from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

  • T-Shirts will be issued at packet pickup

Address: 276 NC-9 - Lake Lure, NC 28746

  • Only checks or cash can be accepted at packet pickup.

10K Dam Run Shirt
Register for the race by Friday, July 27th to be guaranteed your commemorative shirt!

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