WRONG! Summer is when we get busy planning for 2017! That is right! Time to think about what will be on the 2017 calendar. We are working to secure new locations for the Quarry Crusher Run. With three successful spring races and one more coming up, we couldn’t be more excited to see what 2017 brings for the Series! Excited to be visiting new Vulcan Materials Quarries and seeing these beautiful landscapes. Haven’t run this event yet? You are missing out! Check it out at www.QuarryCrusherRun.com
Yes, it is fall already! And when we think about fall, we think about FOOTBALL! We are excited about a new event this year with Coach Frye and the Frye Foundation. Whether you bleed Garnet or Orange you won’t want to miss this new event! SC Rivalry Run will be a new family tradition! Show your support for your favorite team! Who will be on top? Team Orange or Team Garnet!
Whew! What a Spring! Thank you to all of you who participated in one or ALL of our Spring Events! Get to the Green was a little wet this year but we still had fun despite the rain!
Quarry Crusher Run set new records and we are excited about the future of this event, stay tuned as we have BIG news coming up! And for those of you who loved the medals for Winners – in 2016 we will have BLING for all Finishers!
And who loved the ROCK Band in the bottom of the pit?Another great year at CrawDaddy Dash on May 2! Shirts were great this year and we had lots of compliments! Great shirts, great awards and waffles for everyone! What more can you ask for?? Oh and don’t forget all the fun you guys had at the Crawfish Festival!
The Quarry Crusher Run is the only race of its kind in the southeast.
This once-in-a-lifetime look inside a magnificent landscape that is prohibited to the general public will leave a lasting memory in addition to the aching of your muscles and bones.
The approximately 3.72-mile route starts and finishes near the Olympia-Granby Mills in the Olympia Village, but it grows each year as the quarry gets deeper.
Once in the quarry, the route winds down a 10% grade through granite cliffs to the quarry floor. The approximately 400-foot ascent from the quarry floor to the finish marks the grueling event as Columbia’s most challenging foot race.
The quarry was started in 1880 and is now one of South Carolina’s largest aggregate operations processing an average of 10,000 tons of rock a day. In fact, one of the most popular products that is produced from the Quarry each year is a product known as “crusher run”, a fine granite substance used to make cement. Hence, the name of the race. But don’t be fooled, this run will crush you.
The run is slated to be an annual event, but, only as long as the quarry continues to be operational, so don’t put it off until next year and miss a chance to be a part of history! Quarry employees will be stationed along the spiral to ensure the safety of runners. There will also be water stations along the route.
All sorts of GREEN things happening around here on this rainy day! Finalizing our age group awards this week! Last year we had the water bottles/coffee cup gift packs! We have done a lot of cool awards – crazy foam hats, cooler bags, running socks, more cooler bags, visors, cooler bags, etc. What cool awards have you seen recently?