Break free from the pavement and run a race that ROCKS! RunCharlotte announces the Keffer Cares Boulder Dash on October 8, 2022 – the sixth event in the 2022 RunCharlotte Six Pack Series. Registration is now open for the one-of-a-kind race through Martin Marietta’s Charlotte Quarry on Beatties Ford Road.
“We were looking for a different kind of event,” says Six Pack Series Race Director Tim Rhodes. “And this is something different – it’s not your average road race because it’s not on a road.”
Entrants can choose from a 5k race around the quarry pit, or a 5-mile race that includes a .9 mile trek to the near-bottom of the pit and subsequent climb back out. The quarry is located just south of Sunset Road.
“This is our chance to showcase the quarry,” says Brian North, vice president of environmental and land services at Martin Marietta. “Aggregates build our communities, and Martin Marietta is part of our community. We’re excited to provide runners the opportunity to see something they’ve never seen before.”
And that they will. Runners will get a view inside of a working quarry, complete with the pit, the plants, and equipment that processes materials for roads, sidewalks, and business venues across Charlotte and the Southeast. The entire operation is surrounded by wide, natural buffers to insulate the quarry from the city and promote environmental stewardship for the earth and wildlife.
Martin Marietta has been hosting Boulder Dash events at its Georgia quarries since 2010. The Keffer Cares Boulder Dash in October will be its inaugural quarry run in the Charlotte area.
Event entrants will receive a custom stainless-steel tumbler with the Boulder Dash badge, and entries will support the race’s beneficiary, RunningWorks.
There are five events remaining in the RunCharlotte Six Pack Series:
- Hit the Brixx 5k/10k – May 21
- Park National Bank American 4 Miler – July 4
- Yiasou Greek Festival 5k – August 27
- Novant Health 5k/15k – September 25
- Keffer Cares Boulder Dash – October 8
Runners wishing to learn more, or to sign up for the Boulder Dash or remaining Six Pack Series races can do so here: https://runcharlotte.com/six-pack-series/
For more information or race day location access, please contact DC Lucchesi, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-577-8459.
About Martin Marietta
A member of the S&P 500 Index, Martin Marietta is an American-based company and a leading supplier of building materials – including aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete, and asphalt. Through a network of operations spanning 30 states, Canada, and the Bahamas, dedicated Martin Marietta teams supply the resources necessary for building the solid foundations on which our communities thrive.
Martin Marietta’s Magnesia Specialties business produces high-purity magnesia and dolomitic lime products used worldwide in environmental, industrial, agricultural and specialty applications.
Visit www.martinmarietta.com to learn more.