On Saturday, May 6, at 8 a.m., Vulcan Materials Company will host its second annual Vulcan Materials Quarry Crusher Run. Proceeds from the race benefit the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund, specifically supporting schools in the Meadowcreek Cluster.
The Vulcan Materials Quarry Crusher Run, which is now held in six cities across the United States and started in Columbia, S.C., features a 3.7-mile race that takes runners from the top of the quarry to the bottom and then back to the top. Participants will descend more than 600 feet on the way down experiencing a grade incline on average of 10 percent.
The Run offers two race categories, Single Crusher (3.7 miles, $40 registration fee), and racers can also double down with the Double Crusher and run the course twice (7.4 miles, $50 registration fee). Runners also will receive a t-shirt and custom finisher’s medal. This challenging course offers unbelievable views of the quarry with every step. Participants last year ranged in age from 12 to 71 years old. Prizes will be awarded for overall winners and age group placers. Registration for all races is now available online. Package rates are available for participants who want to run more than one of the six race series. For discount codes for members of the military, first responders, teachers and students, visit QuarryCrusherRun.com.
A special media preview event will be held at the Norcross Quarry, Wednesday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. The Quarry is located at 1707 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross, GA. All media present will be escorted by golf carts into the quarry to take photos and video (RSVP recommended to Jaime@eggplantevents.com). Select special groups of runners will be allowed to run a partial course that day for an exclusive sneak peek of the race course.
The Quarry Crusher Run is supported by Vulcan Materials Company, Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District, Big Peach Running Company, NorX, Inc., TEMA ISENMANN, Inc., Yancey Bros. Co., ASGCO, Ernst Concrete, CW Matthews, Columbia Regional Sports Council, Austin Powder, Mansfield Oil, Shepco Paving, Thomas Concrete, Alan Densmore, Inc., The Lambert Company, Chick-fil-A, Action Specialty Carts, Marcos Pizza, Pepsi, and 24/7 Welding Repair.