On Saturday, May 4, at 8 a.m., Vulcan Materials Company will host the fourth 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 at nine cities across the United States 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 three race categories, Single Crusher (3.7 miles, $40 registration fee), racers can double down with the Double Crusher and run the course twice (7.4 miles, $50 registration fee) or select the Half Crusher (1.8 miles, $40 registration fee) run/walk to the bottom and then ride a van back to the top. Runners also will receive a t-shirt and custom finisher’s medal. This challenging course offers unbelievable views of the quarry with every step. 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. Discount codes for members of the military, first responders, teachers, students and participants ages 12-18, visit QuarryCrusherRun.com.
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-fila, Action Specialty Carts, Marcos Pizza, Pepsi, and 24/7 Welding Repair.