Race to the Rock 5k – August 13, 2017 – Chimney Rock NC

This race is part of the three-day Lake Lure Olympiad

I’ve done this race more than a few times and it’s a blast with a great payoff at the top. Start in the wee town of Chimney Rock and run up to the parking area at the base of the rock itself. While this is principally all uphill, there are a few semi-flat segments that make this not quite as difficult as you might think. At the top there is a kiddie pool filled with ice water and towels to cool you down. Last time I did it I climbed the hundreds of steps up to the rock after the race.

Keep in mind you cannot return to the bottom until the shuttle buses arrive after the awards.


The race starts at 7:45 AM.


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