Vulcan Materials will host Alabama’s first-ever Quarry Crusher Run (The Run) on June 11th at the company’s Dolcito Quarry in Tarrant City. Proceeds from The Run will benefit Tarrant City Schools.
The Run offers a rare chance for runners to test their endurance within a truly unique natural environment. Race categoriesare the Single Crusher, approximately 3.7 miles and the Double Crusher, 7.4 miles. The course will take participants deep into the quarry, challenging runners to climb back out, reaching grades of more than 10 percent for over a mile at some points. The grueling Double Crusher, which takes runners through the course twice, will likely be a challenge to even the most expert runners.
“We are so excited to take this truly unique race on the road and expand the opportunities for more runners to experience it in Birmingham,” says Jaime Lomas, race director. “The dedication of Vulcan Materials Company to support the community is evident in this unique run. In a world of either typical road races every weekend or new fad races that are not very challenging to runners, we think the Quarry Crusher Run offers a different option for people looking for more.”
Vulcan Materials Company is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates—primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel—and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials, including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. “Crusher run” is a well-known aggregate construction material used in a variety of ways and is produced from Vulcan quarries – hence the name of the race.
Runners who register before June 11 will be able to pick-up their race packet from 12-6 p.m. on June 10 at The Trak Shak in Homewood. Runners will receive a custom t-shirt, sponsor promotions and other freebies in their packets. Every race participant will also receive a commemorative finisher’s medal upon completion of the race. Prizes will be awarded for overall winners and age group placers. The Run begins at 8 a.m. Dolcito Quarry is located at 2101 Pinson Valley Parkway, Tarrant City.
Vulcan Materials Company has partnered with The City of Tarrant and the Tarrant-Pinson Valley Chamber of Commerce to donate the proceeds of the run to support local schools.
Registration for all races is now available online at www.quarrycrusherrun.com. Children under 12 are not permitted to participate in the race. There is no walk category for this race, and people with strollers are also not permitted.
To learn more about Vulcan Materials Company, visit www.vulcanmaterials.com.