- This event has passed.
Race to the Rock 5K Run or 25-mile bike
August 12, 2018 @ 7:30 am
The grand finale of the 14th annual Lake Lure Olympiad, a three-day family sports festival that showcases the beautiful scenery of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, the Race to the Rock is a challenging 5k run or 25-mile bike race that climbs 900 feet in the last three miles (a 7-9 percent grade) to finish at the base of Chimney Rock. The rewarding 75-mile views from the finish line overlooking Lake Lure are enough to take your breath away or what’s left of it. This is the only time you can ever run or bike up to Chimney Rock. Save up to $10 on early registration at lakelureolympiad.com. Bikers start at 7:45am and runners at 8am. Spectators get in free if they’re in the park before 7:30am.