Rock the Quarry 5k – September 21, 2013 – Black Mountain, NC

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 – I had the chance to review the new 5k course with the race organizers and it’s a great course. The four mile course that had been used in the past had a grueling uphill pull that was not “runnable” for many people (like me). This new 5k course is challenging, but completely runnable.

Rock the Quarry is part of the Asheville Track Club’s Grand Prix Series this year. It’s a new distance – in previous years it has been a four mile race with a tough uphill climb around mile two. This year it’s a new 5k course without that big uphill pull. And, it features a pass directly through the Quarry itself – a first for this race.


New 5K Course without the steep climb to the top of the mountain! Trail running, stream crossing, amazing views, and now you run thru the actual rock quarry!

Rock the Quarry is a foot race with a mission to bring our community together to celebrate good health in our beautiful surroundings while supporting our neighbors. This year’s proceeds go to Black Mountain Home for Children’s Everyday Fund, LEAF in Schools & Street’s educational outreach program to develop music programs for BMHC’s youth, and the Colburn Earth Science Museum.

WHEN: Saturday, September 21st, 2013 @ 9:30am

WHERE: Grove Stone & Sand Quarry
842 Old U.S. Hwy 70. Black Mountain, NC

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More details at the race website.

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