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Want a challenge that will really see what you're made of? Take you to a place that the general public hardly gets to experience?
The Hard Rock Run will take you down steep declines into an active, open pit mine and then you will have to attempt to get back out. The route will be an approximate 6k; runners will start off easy, allowing you to warm-up, before descending 380' into the pit. It's up to you on how you get back out: run, walk, or crawl. Our haul roads are about a 10% grade, nice and easy going down, but hard coming back out.
If running is not your thing, then come out and walk or run/walk the route and enjoy the view! From our location, you can see the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop and take selfies with our giant equipment. After the run, participate in a tour of the quarry led by plant staff.
New for this year, we have added a 1-Mile Kids Fun Run. Children must be accompanied by an adult (the event is free for adults to participate). Everyone must sign a release of liability waiver before entering the quarry.
Teachers, students, veterans, first-responders, and military will receive a 5 dollar discount.
All proceeds will be going to The Shriners Hospitals for Children - Greenville. To give, please click (HERE). All donations are 100% tax deductible through link.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Question: Where do I park?
Answer: Parking is located at 10 Fews Bridge Road, Taylors.
From Locust Hill Road (SC-290): Turn right onto Mountain View Road just past the Sandy Flat Convenience Store. Continue on Mountain View Road for 1.1 miles before turning right onto Fews Bridge Road. Parking is located approximately 200 feet down on the right hand side.
Question: Are walkers welcome?
Answer: OF COURSE! We recommend that you be able to complete a 20 minute mile.
Question: Can I bring a stroller?
Answer: YES, children in strollers or wheelchairs do not need to register to participate. However, please keep in mind the route is not paved and may not be suitable for all strollers or wheelchairs.
Question: Can I bring my dog?
Answer: Dogs are welcome but must remain on a leash at all times. Owners are responsible for cleaning up debris.
Question: Will there be food?
Answer: Breakfast items, snacks, and beverages will be available.
Question: What are the awards and prizes?
Answer: 6k participants will receive a souvenir shirt. Awards will be given for overall male and female winner and age group winners.
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