August 15-17, 2014
Come to the Lake Lure Olympiad, a sports
festival for all ages in Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. More than
25 competitive land and water events are staged around Rutherford
County with medals being awarded by age and best times. The
triathlon attracts athletes from 10 states.
Considered by athletes as one of the most scenic
race weekends on any calendar, the views at the Ninth Annual
Lake Lure Olympiad will take your breath away if the
climbs don't first. Anchored by a “3
Races in 3 Days Challenge”, with an open water
swim race mixed in, the sports festival dares athletes
of all levels with its 10K Dam Run on Friday, Lake Lure
Triathlon on Saturday, and Race to the Rock on Sunday.
Die-hard athletes can do all three for a special reward.
Go crazy, and add on the open water swim event for ultimate
But, the Lake Lure
Olympiad isn’t just for grownups. Bring the kids
along and let them vie for medals in the Jr. Olympiad.
Presented by Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure and Rutherford
Regional Health System, participants can enjoy family-friendly
activities all weekend long. Get your competition and
vacation fix all in one trip. Since 2005, the Olympiad
has donated more than $250,000 to area nonprofit organizations.
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Courtney wins gold in the basketball
toss. Grandmother Pat is so proud!