Lake Lure 10K DAM RUN 2017

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7:00 PM


Friday, August 11, 2017


Lake Lure, NC


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Tuesday, August 08, 2017  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 13th annual year, the scenic mountain town of Lake Lure hosts the Lake Lure Olympiad on August 11-13, 2017. Each year over 1,500 athletes come to compete at one of western North Carolina's largest three-day sports festivals, situated in the Blue Ridge Foothills.

Anchored by its "Three Races in Three Days" challenge

the Lake Lure Olympiad is a competitive sports festival boasting challenging courses, entertaining activities, and family fun at diverse scenic locations. It is also a non-profit organization that has given back more than $300,000 benefiting area charities and service organizations. Over the past 12 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 that 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!

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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Lodging Information:

The Lake Lure Olympiad is proud to partner with Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure as the host venue for the Lake Lure Sprint as well as the 10K Dam Run and are providing discounted rates for lodging. Rumbling Bald Resort offers a wide selection of lodging options fit for a large family, a group of friends or the couple looking for a peaceful experience while competing. Athletes and their families can choose to stay in luxury homes, condos, studios, and the Motorcoach resort, all including resort amenities! The picturesque mountain resort includes a white sandy beach, four restaurants, championship golf courses, indoor and outdoor pools, lighted tennis courts, spa, paddleboard/kayak rentals, narrated lake cruises and more. "Dirty Dancing" fans relish in visiting Bald Mountain Golf Course, a filming location in the movie.

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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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Race Details:

This Friday night race is part of the weekend-long "3 Races in 3 Days" Lake Lure Olympiad Festival. The race starts late enough to beat the August heat and ends with a free ice cream sundae, a freshly poured craft beer, and a nice 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.

Complimentary Race Extras:

Commemorative t-shirt if registered by July 26th
Iced towels
Post-race food
Beer at Finish Line
Gold, silver, bronze medal ceremony

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Event Site Rules

Please note that in order to be guarenteed a T-Shirt, you must register by August 1

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


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.


This event has a cut off date for receiving a T-Shirt. The cutoff is 14 day(s) before the event. That time has passed.

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

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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.