Rock the Quarry Raises $45,000 For Local Organizations
Posted on November 2nd, 2015
There are a lot of things we love about Rock the Quarry: the great views of the Swannanoa River Valley that we get to share with participants, the enthusiasm of the children running the Kids’ Fun Run, the handmade “pet rock” awards, the friendly-competitive spirit, the dedicated sponsors and the gracious volunteers that make it all happen. The list goes on.
Our FAVORITE thing about Rock the Quarry is the contribution it brings to help two local beneficiaries: the Black Mountain Home for Children and Colburn Earth Science Museum. Thanks to our sponsors and record-breaking participation this year, we raised $45,000. We handed the Black Mountain Home for Children a check for $30,000, which will go towards their Everyday Fund to pay for food, water, electricity bills, and their overall ability to care for homeless and neglected children in Western North Carolina. Grove Stone & Sand is also a longtime partner to the Colburn Earth Science Museum, who received $15,000 for their capital campaign. As the museum is moving locations and transitioning into the Asheville Museum of Science, we are thrilled to support the work they do and the efforts made to provide educational programming to youth and adults.
We are planning an even more successful Rock the Quarry for 2016. Put Saturday, September 17th, 2016 on your calendar and help us continue to grow, so we can continue to give back to our community.
Official Asheville Spartan Video 2015
Posted on October 2nd, 2015
Hear what participants said about the Asheville Spartan and view actual footage from race day here: SPARTAN RACE 2015 | ASHEVILLE SUPER | OFFICIAL RACE VIDEO
Rock The Quarry is All About Community
Posted on September 18th, 2015
This week, Black Mountain News featured an excellent article on Rock the Quarry Trial Challenge 5K, our 8th-annual event happening this Saturday, September 19. Author, Fred McCormick highlights the unique aspects of the race. Not only is the race one-of-a-kind experience running through an active quarry, but the view of the scenic Swannanoa Valley will take your breath away.
Here at Hedrick Industries, we know we would not be able to operate without the support from our neighbors. Rock the Quarry is our way of giving back. To us, the most important part of Rock the Quarry are the non-profits that the race supports: Black Mountain Home for Children and the Colburn Earth Science Museum.
Click here to read the entire article. We’ll see you at the starting line tomorrow!
Grove Stone & Sand Hosts Global Reebok Spartan
Posted on September 4th, 2015
Last Saturday, August 29th, Grove Stone & Sand Company (our mining location in Black Mountain, NC) hosted “one of the grittiest courses in the Spartan venue,” as described on the Reebok Spartan website. In deciding to host the race, Grove Stone knew that we had a unique opportunity to share our property with outdoor enthusiasts and provide a boost to the local economy. The race delivered on both accounts. Our mining quarry was a great venue for such an event because of the variety of washed and screened granite material on-site, which were used to design the challenges during the race. The steep slopes and rocky terrain added to the challenge.
5,725 daring participants finished the 8.5-mile race, complete with 30 obstacles, including a fire jump, barbed wire crawl, rope climb, spear throw, tire drag, wall traverse and more! Over all, the event was a blast for Grove Stone and for the community in which we work. Several of our employees and family participated in the event. Jon Neumann, our Western North Carolina Sales Manager and Race Director for the annual Rock the Quarry 5K coming up on September 19th reported, “The race went great. The course was perfect and very challenging!”
For more event photos, visit the Asheville Citizens-Times! webpage
For race results, visit Reebok Spartan! webpage