To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

With LoveThe RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.287.6013 or email Taylor at if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

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Lake Lure Olympiad

  • Dates: 8/8/2020, 8/9/2020
  • Location: Rumbling Bald Resort
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The 750-meter swim starts on the beach and then finishes at the transition line. 

This is a time trial swim start, with participants going off every 2-3 seconds. This greatly improves swim safety, but it also allows participants to swim with family members or friends, something they're not able to do many times with wave start races. The transition area is just a short run out of the water.

The 22.3K bike course is challenging, but you will be rewarded with breathtaking views as it rolls through the countryside at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and finishes back at the same transition area.

The 5K run course starts at the transition area and is a steady, but reasonable, uphill climb that winds up a beautiful valley paralleling Bald Mountain Golf Course and ends with a gentle downhill cruise to a beach finish.

All athletes up to the challenge with age and gender categories set in 5-year increments, as well as separate divisions for Athena, Clydesdale and Master Clydesdale.

Age and gender groups are assigned in age increments with the top three in each category receiving gold, silver and bronze medals.


Lake Lure Olympiad
  • 112 Mountains Blvd.
  • Lake Lure, NC 28746
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  • Rumbling Bald Resort