Runners, do you think you have what it takes to descend more than 600 feet to the bottom of a rock quarry before you begin your climb out? If you think you can “dig deep” and challenge yourself to complete this feat, Quarry Crusher Run Atlanta is the race for you! One of six races in a national series sponsored by Vulcan Materials Company, the 3.7-mile route descends to the bottom of Vulcan’s Norcross quarry and offers a once-in-a-lifetime look inside a magnificent landscape. The best part? The May 5 race benefits our students! Vulcan will donate proceeds to the GCPS Foundation to support schools in the Meadowcreek Cluster and to Boys and Girls Clubs of Gwinnett County. The race is open to runners and walkers, ages 12 and older. Registration for the Quarry Crusher—from the top to the bottom of the quarry and back—costs $40, and a Double Crusher (7.4 miles) is twice the challenge for $50. Discounts are offered for teachers, students, active and retired military personnel, and first responders. Learn more about the race online and check out a video from the 2016 race.
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