As one who typical stays clear of any event where the word “run” is associated, I have found myself really excited after learning about Vulcan Materials upcoming Quarry Crusher Run on Saturday, November 9 at the Franklin Quarry on Downs Blvd. And, while there are many reasons that the true runner will love challenge of this event – including a medal for all who finish the race and numerous opportunities to go home with a trophy based on ability, age group and sex – here are the reasons that have gotten me most excited:
First, it’s taking place in an amazingly beautiful location that surrounds you in an incredibly different environment from any other outdoor event I’ve ever seen. Participants will start at the base of the quarry, travel past towering limestone rock features, and then trek to the finish line - which is an overlook at the top of the quarry (440′ of elevation above where you started) - giving them a view of the entire operation.
Second, the proceeds from the event will benefit BrightStone, a non-profit, Franklin-based organization that provides a life-long learning program for adults who live each day with intellectual and developmental disabilities. BrightStone’s mission is to provide a comprehensive work, social support, and future residential community for adults with special needs, expanding their potential and helping them to develop mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. To learn more about BrightStone’s current program and future vision in our community, visit: www.BrightStone.org
“The proceeds from the event will benefit BrightStone, a non-profit, Franklin-based organization that provides a life-long learning program for adults who live each day with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
Thirdly, for those of us more interested in supporting a great cause and enjoying some beautiful sights while getting in their Saturday morning exercise, they told me that, “Walkers Are Welcome” on the course as well. That’s right, there is no excuse to miss this awesome experience. So, come take a stroll with me or run for a medal. But first visit: www.QuarryChrusherRun.com for more information.