This three-day sport and community festival features dozens of events and activities for people of all athletic abilities. The festival kicks off with a golf tournament, beach BBQ, free water ski show, ice cream sundaes and fireworks show! For the hardcore athlete, there’s the sprint triathlon, junior Olympiad, Race to the Rock (5K run or 25-mile bike) and 10K Dam run. Or challenge yourself to the 3 Races in 3 Days. There’s also a basketball shoot, obstacle course, family games and more!
Visit lakelureolympiad.com for details.
RACE TO THE ROCK 5K run / 25-mi bike
Take the challenge! The Park’s winding entrance road climbs uphill an average of 7-9%, but the breathtaking 75-mile views of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge at the finish line are well worth the effort. This is the ONLY TIME ever you can run or bike up to Chimney Rock. Part of the 9th Annual Lake Lure Olympiad, medals are awarded in age groups.