Money Raised for Tarrant City Schools

At the end of April, nearly 300 people ran and walked to the top of the Dolcito quarry – experiencing grades of up to 16% and an elevation change of over 700 feet. Once at the top, racers were greeted with a beautiful 360-degree view of Birmingham. But that wasn’t the end. Runners and walkers then descended to the bottom of the quarry, aka “the pit,” only to climb their way out to the finish line where supporters, including the Wildcat Cheerleaders of Tarrant City High School, cheered them all the way to the end.

The QCR route was approximately 3.7 miles, and the winner, Kenneth Atchison of Talladega, AL, crossed the finish line in a mere 29 minutes and 2 seconds. A total of 41 brave racers signed up for the Double Crusher, choosing to run the grueling course twice.  Darrell Webb of Oneonta, AL. won the Double Crusher and crossed the finish line in 55 minutes and 44 seconds.

FUN FACT: In the first two years of the Quarry Crusher Run, Vulcan Materials Company has donated nearly $15,000 to Tarrant City Schools.


“The Quarry Crusher Run is a great way to support the local community and offer visitors the exciting and unique experience to run in a quarry, all while showcasing what we do”, said Randy Jones, Area Operations Manager. “We partnered with Tarrant City Schools, and they have been the recipient of proceeds from the Dolcito run since the very beginning. Our 2016 and 2017 races have raised nearly $15,000 to help fund several education initiatives. The dollar amount for this year’s run is still being tallied,” added Jones.

2019 Date will be announced soon! 


REGISTRATION PRICE: (includes Official T-Shirt and Finishers Medal)
Quarry Crusher Run (Approximately 3.7 miles) – $40 – RACE DAY $45
Double Crusher Run (Approximately 7.4 miles) – $50 – RACE DAY $55


SPECIAL PACKAGE PRICING:  YES PLEASE! Want to ROCK the Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run Series? We offer STEEP discounts for our Series Participants! Discounts will automatically when you checkout

Any TWO Quarries SAVE 25% – Register HERE
Any THREE Quarries SAVE 37% – Register HERE

  • Participants will receive Official Race T-Shirt and Commemorative Finisher’s Medal and of course, bragging rights!
  • 8 a.m. Start Time will be limited to the FIRST 1000 Runners. Additional Starting Times will be added as needed.
  • Shirts only guaranteed for participants registered two weeks prior to the event
  • For Safety NO Dogs and NO Strollers will be allowed
  • For Safety ALL participants must be 12 and older
  • Discounts available for First Responders, Military and Students! Student rates are for 18 and under. REMEMBER all participants must be 12 and older.
    • Active and Retired Military use code MILITARY
    • First Responders use code RESPONDERS
    • Students use code STUDENT


We are happy to announce that The Trak Shak will be hosting packet pick-up from their Homewood locationTSLogoColor
Want to start a team? CLICK HERE for Team Rules and Regs! (hint – special discounts and t-shirts just for your team!