Columbia is always a fun place and when you think about our seasons you wonder….. is it fall yet?? You look around and see pumpkins and Halloween decorations but it is almost 80 degrees! I am ready for some FALL weather. With fall Eggplant Events start getting excited about planning for 2018! We hope you will join us in our last couple 2017 events and make plans to join us at one of our many 2018 events. From your friends in purple – we appreciate your continued support of our many events and the charities we work with!
Who has time for a break? We are busy this summer planning all of our AWESOME Eggplant Fall Events! We are thankful for the opportunity to work with all these events and hope you will join us for one or more of our races. SAVE THE DATES! Here is what is coming up… so far!
Saturday, August 19th @ 8am – Springdale 5k at Sunrise – Camden, SC
Saturday, September 9th @ 8am – Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run – San Antonio, TX
Friday, September 15 @ 7pm – Tunnel to Towers SC 5K – Columbia, SC
Saturday, September 23 @ 7:30am – Revolutionary Run Half Marathon – Camden, SC
Saturday, October 7th @ 8am – Fallen Firemen 5K – Lexington, SC
Saturday, October 14 @ 8am – Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run – Havre De Grace, MD
Saturday, October 28 @ 8am – Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run – San Diego, CA
November 2017 – Rivalry Run 5K – Columbia, SC
Our races promise top of the line customer service, timing, shirts, creative awards and we WELCOME both runners and walkers! Get a group together for any of our events and get a great discount!
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We appreciate your continued support of Eggplant Events Productions! You make our job fun!
Calling all EGGPLANT Events fans! We are looking for passionate runners and walkers to join Team EGGPLANT for 2017.
Team EGGPLANT Program Details
As an official member of Team EGGPLANT, you will receive:
- Eggplant Events Race Discounts
- Eggplant Events Racing Bling
- FREE Entry to two Eggplant Racing Events – one Spring and one Fall
- A personal friends & family discount so that you can spread the Eggplant Events love
As a member of Team EGGPLANT, you will agree to relentlessly promote EGGPLANT Races as your go-to events. This will include, but isn’t limited to:
- Regular posting on social media showing and tagging EGGPLANT Events and of you participating in EGGPLANT Events.
- Sharing EGGPLANT Events news and promotions with your crew and on social media
- Contributing 1 blog post per year to be published on our website sharing your EGGPLANT Events Story
- Introduce EGGPLANT Events to your favorite local running and workout clubs and encourage them to give EGGPLANT Events a try
Here is what we are looking for:
- Must have a passion for sharing Eggplant Events Races and promotions
- Must not currently represent any competing Race Timing or Events Planning brand
- Must be a resident of the USA to participate
- Must love EGGPLANT EVENTS RACES!
- Complete the form to apply. Application period will close 2/28/2017.
New Year a New YOU! Kick off the New Year by registering for one of our MANY great spring events! And just because you us enjoy a 20% off discount! Use code NEWEGG when registering for any of our spring events.
We want to hear from you! What do you love about Eggplant Events? What do you want to see us add in the New Year? Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org and we promise we will respond! Your feedback is important to us!
We have an exciting new program we will be launching very soon so stay tuned!
The holiday season is here and Eggplant Events is busy planning for a great race calendar for 2017! We are very thankful for your support of our races in 2016 and the positive impact that has been made with our charities who benefit from our events. We look forward to continued growth in 2017 and have lots of great news to share!
Our Get To The Green Race will be on Saturday, March 18th, 2017. This is the 15th Anniversary of this great event and to celebrate we are adding a NEW distance, a 15K! So this year the race will offer a 5k, 10k and the NEW 15k. Also, the Get to the Green 5k has been selected as the 2017 RRCA State Championship Race! This will bring even more competitive runners to our 5k. We can’t wait to see who the awards go to this year! For registration go to www.gettothegreen.com.
Next on our calendar will be the kick off to our National Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run Series, the Columbia Quarry Crusher Run on March 25, 2017! This is the first race of the series and we are working to make it our biggest and best ever. Runners and walkers will “Get to the Bottom of It” as they go to the bottom of the quarry and run back to the top. Of course, we will still offer the DOUBLE CRUSHER for those who want to do the course twice. Check out our Quarry Crusher Run website for more exciting news on our national series and the other cool locations! We hope that you will try more than one! www.quarrycrusherrun.com
The Palmetto Half Marathon is celebrating it’s 8th year of giving back to our community on April 8 & 9, 2017! We are proud that the race proceeds go directly to local charities in our area making it a race that truly has a deeper impact. The race will feature a Kids Fun Run, a Youth Half Marathon, a 5k and the Half Marathon. To get the most support for our charities, we are offering a great discount for Half Marathon and the 5k! HALF OFF THE HALF! Use code: HALF and save 50% off the cost of the 5k and the Half Marathon registration price until January 1, 2017! You can register and get event information at www.palmettohalfmarathon.com. Please SHARE this discount with your friends. The more who register, the more we benefit our community!
If you are interested in sponsoring any of the events this spring, please contact us at: email@example.com
Eggplant Events wishes you a wonderful holiday season and all the best for 2017! Stay tuned to our blog for more news about upcoming events!
Fall is one of our favorite times of the year! A time to reflect on the year and be THANKFUL! We are so thankful for our clients and the great working relationships we have. One BIG Thank You goes to Vulcan Materials Company. In 2016 we worked closely with VMC to produce the Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run Series! This event which started in Columbia, SC, expanded to four events in 2016 and we have six events scheduled for 2017! This would not be possible without the great staff at each of the Vulcan Materials Quarries! We are always so welcomed and just in awe of their excitement to open their “work homes” for participants to enjoy! YES, participants truly ENJOY the CHALLENGE and the scenery is a BONUS!
Join us in 2017 at one of these great events! Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run will be held in Columbia, SC, Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, San Antonio, TX, Havre de Grace, MD, and San Diego, CA!
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.