How would you like to really shake things up this weekend? The Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad provides the unique opportunity to engage in three races on three consecutive days all in the Lake Lure area. Friday night is the Lake Lure 10k Dam Race. Saturday morning is the Lake Lure Triathlon. Wrap things up Sunday morning with a nice, easy, breezy 5k — the Race to the Rock — a race that is all uphill through Chimney Rock Park up to the parking area at the base of Chimney Rock.
Ten people did all three races last year. Who’s going to do all three this year? I see that local speedster Teddy Park is signed up for all three. Teddy just completed an impressive two-fer Saturday combining a 6th place finish as the Springmaid Splash 10k with a 4th place finish at the Hot August Night 5k. Good warm-up for next weekend. Good luck Teddy and the same to any other brave souls! I’ll be right behind you (about 10 minutes behind you) Sunday morning at the race to the rock.