Rock the Quarry Trail Challenge 5K & Kids Fun Run

Rock the Quarry Trail Challenge 5K & Kids Fun Run

Locally owned and operated Grove Stone & Sand Company is proud to host the 12th annual Rock the Quarry Trail Challenge 5K and Kids Fun Run in the heart of the Swannanoa Valley. Rock the Quarry 5K Challenge is a foot race with a mission to bring our community together to celebrate good health in our beautiful surroundings while supporting our neighbors. All proceeds from the event benefit Grove Stone’s neighbor, the Black Mountain Home for Children, and long-time partner, Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS).

Rock the Quarry Trail Challenge 5K & Kids Fun Run

Rock the Quarry Trail Challenge 5K & Kids Fun Run

Locally owned and operated Grove Stone & Sand Company is proud to host the 12th annual Rock the Quarry Trail Challenge 5K and Kids Fun Run in the heart of the Swannanoa Valley. Rock the Quarry 5K Challenge is a foot race with a mission to bring our community together to celebrate good health in our beautiful surroundings while supporting our neighbors. All proceeds from the event benefit Grove Stone’s neighbor, the Black Mountain Home for Children, and long-time partner, Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS).

Get ready to Climb the Quarry! Pre-Event Info is Listed Below

Get ready to Climb the Quarry! Pre-Event Info is Listed Below

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Get Ready to Climb the Quarry!

The quarry climb is a 5 mile hill climb on packed gravel roads at the Grove Stone Sand & Quarry. It is sure to test your lungs, but offer rewarding views at the finish.

If you missed out on hitting 4 time trial completions for the season and need one more to be considered in the series scoring then this is your chance to make that happen!

Did you compete in 4 or more time trials this season but want a do over? Your score for this race can replace one of your previous 2016 series scores!

*BONUS* Time Trial #6-Climb the Quarry
September 17, 2016 (right after the Rock the Quarry 5k)
Start Times- 11:30am Start Time!

Due to the smaller size of this event, we will be assigning start times the morning of the event. We will start sending riders in 1 minute intervals beginning at 11:30am SHARP! Please make arrangements to arrive, park check in and warm up before then.

Onsite registration and participant check in will be available starting at 10:00am under the blue iDaph tent near the Quarry entrance

 

 

*BONUS* Time Trial #6-Climb the Quarry
September 17, 2016 (right after the Rock the Quarry 5k)
Course Map + Details

We will crown another KOM and QOM at this event!

These individuals will be awarded a special Lung Buster Series KOM/QOM polka dot jersey made by Hincapie (pictured below)

A cyclocross bike or mountain bike will be needed for this gravel road course.

COURSE MAP
ELEVATION MAP

 

**Riders will finish 5 miles from the start line and will ride their bikes back to the start line upon finishing their event. No spectators are permitted at the top of the climb/finish area. If you want to see the spectacular finish in the quarry you will need to sign up to participate in the event!

 

 

 

*BONUS* Time Trial #6-Climb the Quarry
September 17, 2016 (right after the Rock the Quarry 5k)
Directions and Parking

Follow all volunteer instructions and signs. Lung Buster participants will need to enter the back entrance of the Quarry and follow ‘BIKE’ signs to the front of the quarry.

For directions to the back entrance of the quarry click HERE

Grove Stone Sand & Quarry: 842 Old Us Hwy 70, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Who will be the next KOM and QOM?

 

Join the Quarry Challenge!

Take on the Quarry Challenge when you participate in both the Rock the Quarry 5k and Climb the Quarry Time Trial events

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