October 18, 2017
The Quarry Crusher Run series has finally made its way to Vulcan Materials Co.‘s Chula Vista Quarry in Chula Vista, Calif., The Star News reports. The run/walk, presented by Hawthorne Cat, will commence at 8 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2017, with proceeds benefitting the Chula Vista Firefighter’s Foundation, a non-profit that raises money to provide for disaster relief, award scholarships for aspiring firefighters and paramedics, and assist needy families during the holidays.
Participants can run or walk the 3.5-mile route called the Crusher for a $40 registration fee or do the track twice for a 6.2-mile run/walk known as the Double Crusher for a $50 registration fee. Participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a commemorative finisher’s medal.
“Vulcan rock quarry asked if we could partner up with them to create an awareness for their facility and the things that the (Chula Vista Firefighter’s) foundation does,” Josh Sanders, president of the Chula Vista Fire Fighter’s Foundation, tells the news agency. “We are excited to host something that is fun for the community and also raise some money for the foundation as well.”
“This is a very unique quarry for California,” Barbara Goodrich-Welk, projects and external affairs manager for Vulcan’s Western and Mountain West Divisions, tells the news agency. “The rock is very, very confident, and it’s better quality than anywhere else in the state of California.”
The Quarry Crusher Run originated in Columbia, S.C. in 2012. Since then, it has expanded to include runs in Atlanta; Birmingham, Ala.; Baltimore; and San Antonio. The run provides an opportunity for the public to see Chula Vista’s quarry and learn about mining and what is involved in quarry work. Interested parties can register for the event at quarrycrusherrun.com