Columbia Community Partner

Quarry Crusher Run Series is proud to show Community Love!

Supporting the community that surrounds each quarry is essential to the overall mission of the Quarry Crusher Run Series. In Columbia, SC, we partner with the Olympia Community Education Foundation.  For 10 years the OCEF put on the Olympia Festival.

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Olympia Festival History

In 2006, ministers and church members from four of the major churches in and around the Olympia community decided to put in to action an idea to rekindle interest in what once was a thriving and close-knit mill village. Their idea was to invite back to the community its beloved “alumni” for a day-long festival featuring music, food, vendors and tours of the historic village. Planners believed the festival also would show that the Olympia neighborhood, today a diverse and distinctive community, still has passion and energy.

A unique and major event of the first festival was to be a 30-minute bus tour of the almost mile-deep Olympia rock quarry. Vulcan Stone, quarry owners and a generous sponsor to the festival from the beginning, made the tour a reality and it became a popular attraction for festival attendees each year.

From the humble beginnings in 2007, the festival has evolved each year featuring some of the best local bands and artists. The addition of the Quarry Crusher Run has brought in hundreds of new visitors to the Olympia community and as the neighborhood has evolved and changed the focus is now geared towards the Quarry Crusher Run.  We are proud to be the original home to what has now become a national series!  The Olympia community remains strong and The Quarry Crusher Run is committed to supporting the area and the Olympia Community Education Foundation.