Lake Lure 10K DAM RUN 2018

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7:00 PM


Friday, August 10, 2018


Lake Lure, NC


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Tuesday, August 07, 2018  7:00 PM


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Lake Lure 10K DAM RUN




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Heralded as one of “America’s Best Lakes” by USA TODAY, Lake Lure, North Carolina is home to your Premier Destination Race Weekend held along the shores of Rumbling Bald Resort and the peaks of Chimney Rock State Park. Returning for the 14th annual year, the scenic mountain town of Lake Lure hosts the Lake Lure Olympiad on August 10-12, 2018. Each year over 1,500 athletes come to compete at one of Western North Carolina's Premier Destination Sports Festivals, situated in the Blue Ridge Foothills.

The Lake Lure Olympiad boasts multiple race events, challenging courses, and entertaining outdoor activities for family and friends at diverse scenic locations. It is also a non-profit organization bringing people together in the spirit of firendly competition for the benefit of charitable giving. The Olympiad has given back that more than $315,000 towards area charities and service organizations.

Over the past 13 years, athletes of all ages and abilities have participated and continue to rave about the area's scenic beauty, delicious finish line food, and countless welcoming volunteers which all make the Olympiad experience truly special and unique. Bring your kids and let them experience the same thrill of competition that mom and dad love, plus they earn medals too at the Junior Olympiad.

Turn your competition into a destination race weekend and enjoy the amazing backdrop of the Hickory Nut Gorge, serving as both a place to compete and a fun summer getaway spot with views that will take your breath away.

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Race Details:

Slam the Dam at this early evening run giving you a spectacular tour of some of the most beautiful spots in Lake Lure that ends with a free ice cream sundae social and a refreshing dip in the lake.

Beginning at Ingles Supermarket on Route 9, this challenging 10K then heads east on Route 64 and then left onto Buffalo Shoals Rd. Cross the famous 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 where cheering spectators await. This early evening run gives you a spectacular and challenging tour of some of the most beautiful spots.

T-Shirt deadline:

Register before July 25th to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

2018 t-shirts will feature the "no logos on back" direction that Set Up Events is going with many of the races in the NCTS.
Race shirts with a neat design on the front and clean on the back. 

Complimentary Race Extras:

Commemorative t-shirt (only guaranteed if registered by July 25th)
Iced towels
Homemade post-race food
FREE Beer at Finish Line
Medal ceremony

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3 Races in 3 Days - The Ultimate Challenge 

New in 2018 - one click bundle and you're in! Sign up for the ultimate competing experience and challenge yourself to Slam the Dam, TRI Tough, and Dominate the Rock race events.

We packaged three completely different races at three scenic venues all in just three days. Reward yourself with three commemorative race shirts, large "3 Races in 3 Days" medals, and one additional prize giving you the ultimate bragging rights. Go on, give it a shot! This is your year to feel on top!

3 Race Pricing:

Slammin' the Dam 10K Run - Triathlon - Race to the Rock 5K Run:                 $85 (11/1/17 - 3/31/18)             $115 (4/1/18 - 8/7/18)


Slammin' the Dam 10K Run - Triathlon - Race to the Rock 25 Mile Bike          $100 (11/1/17 - 3/31/18)            $130 (4/1/18 - 8/7/18)



Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be held at the Ingles Grocery Store (where race begins) on the day of the event from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Note:  Only cash or checks can be accepted at packet pick-up.

Ingles Grocery Store
276 NC 9 Hwy
Lake Lure, NC

Lodging Information

The Lake Lure Olumpiad is proud to partner with Rumbling Bald Resort, the host venue for the Lake Lure Sprint Triathlon as well as the 10K Slam the Dam Run located along the shores of Lake Lure. The resort is offering a special lodging discount rate for participating athletes. Book your stay and receive 10% off. Rumbling Bald Resort offers a wide selection of lodging options fit for a family, a group of friends or the couple looking for a peaceful experience while competing. Athletes can choose to stay in luxury homes, condos, studios, and the Motorcoach resort, ALL inlcuding resort amenities!

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*** Book your stay during the week of the Lake Lure Olympiad Sports Festival and receive 10% off your lodging!

Call Debbie Earley at: 828-694-3027
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Refund are not available for this event.


Withdrawals are no longer available for this event.


This event does not provide transfers.


This event does not allow deferrals.


No refunds given. This event goes rain or shine. In case of lightening, we will delay the start.

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2018 Age Group Results

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Event Site Rules

Runners should finish by dark (around 8:15 PM). Traffic at major intersections will be monitored but roads are not closed. Buffalo Shoals Road is especially winding, steep, narrow and often heavily slanted on the shoulders. Be very alert for cars in both directions during the many blind curves. More information and photos of the course will be available soon.