Rock the Quarry Trail Challenge 5K


Event Date

Sat, Sep 20, 2014


Black Mountain, NC

About This Activity


ACTIVE.COM registration is now closed but you can still register at Packet Pickup on Friday (9/19) from 4pm - 6pm at the Black Mountain Running Company or you can register Race-Day from 8am - 9:15am (come early so you're not rushed!)

Locally owned and operated Grove Stone & Sand Company is proud to partner with presenting sponsor Carolina Cat to host the 7th annual Rock the Quarry 5K Trail Challenge 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, the Colburn Earth Science Museum.

COURSE - Boasting some of the best views in all of Western North Carolina, this challenging course combines scenic views, private trails, multiple stream-crossings, and a ½ mile span through Grove Stone’s active quarry.

PRIZES & RACE SHIRT - Cash prize offering for top male, female, and master’s division (50 and over) finishers – in addition to some custom made “Granite Trophies” for top finishers for the 5K age/gender categories.  Technical t-shirts for all participants guaranteed before September 8th.  Feedback from last year’s race is that the RTQ shirt will be your new favorite running shirt!

FUN RUN - This year, Rock the Quarry is proud to present our first ever 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 medal.


AWARDS // Awards for top male and female finisher in each age group & CASH PRIZES to the 1st ($200) & 2nd ($100) place overall finishers & the Masters Division (50 and over - $100 for top male & female).

All participants will receive a race bag with a Rock the Quarry technical T-Shirt (Shirts only guaranteed to runners that register before Monday, September 8th)

Age group awards will go to the 1st and 2nd male and female finishers in the following age groups: 12 & Under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59,60-69, 70 & Over.


Event details and schedule

Here are a few items you need to know:

- Shirts are only guaranteed to runners that register before September 8th

- First of all, "Like" us on Facebook to see details about the race, updates, pictures, and post-race results:

-Packet pick-up is Friday, September 19th from 4-6PM at Black Mountain Running Company. 106 W. Main Street in Black Mountain, NC. Your packet will include driving directions to the race start and your race bib.

- Driving Directions - We will be using the back gate of Grove Stone for the race.  To get to the back gate, take Lake Eden Road off of Old US Hwy 70 until it deadends, once you reach the end - the back gate will be on your right. Pull thru the gate, take a left on the dirt road, and there will be volunteers helping you park.

- If you cannot make it to pick up your packet early, you can get it on race day, just make sure you get there plenty early so you won't be rushed.

-Your friends will still be able to register the morning of, so bring them! Late registration will be at the race start, just plan on getting there a couple minutes early.  Cash or Check only on Race-Day.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Jon Neumann

Race Director

Grove Stone & Sand Company


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