Locally owned and operated Grove Stone & Sand Company is proud to partner with presenting sponsor Carolina Cat to host the 9th annual Rock the Quarry Trail Challenge
5K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, September 17th.
Located in the heart of the Swannanoa Valley, Rock the Quarry is a foot race with a mission to bring the community together to celebrate good health and the beautiful Western North Carolina environment. All proceeds from the event benefit Grove Stone’s neighbor, the Black Mountain Home for Children, and long-time partner, the Asheville Museum of Science (formerly known as the Colburn Earth Science Museum).
COURSE – Boasting some of the best views in all of Western North Carolina, the course combines scenic views, private trails, multiple stream-crossings, and a ½ mile span through Grove Stone’s active quarry in Black Mountain.
PRIZES & RACE SHIRT – Laser engraved wood trophies for 1st – 3rd male and female finishers in each age group & CASH PRIZES to the 1st ($200) & 2nd ($100) place overall male and female finishers. Masters Division (40 and over) cash prizes for 1st overall male & female finishers ($100)! All participants who register before September 6th are guaranteed t-shirts. Feedback from last year’s race is that the RTQ shirt is participants’ new favorite running shirt.
KIDS FUN RUN – Rock the Quarry is excited to get kids involved with the Kids Fun Run (ages 10 and under). The Kids Fun Run ($5 per participant) is 1/4 of a mile and each participant will receive a customized race day headband.
REGISTRATION – Registration available online through RacesOnline until September 14th. There will also be registration at Packet Pickup and on the day of the race until 9am (cash or check only). https://racesonline.com/events/rock-the-quarry
(Thru Aug 31st: $25) (Sept 1st – 16th: $30) (Sept 17th (Race-Day): $35) Kids Fun Run (10 and under) – $5.00
For more information, visit www.hedrickind.com/rock-the-quarry