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This course is one of the most challenging courses in Michigan and will definitely provide a thorough workout! The experience and views are spectacular. You won't want to miss it!

How to enter the Quarry Challenge

  1. 5K

    Run 5km
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Quarry Challenge route


A challenging 5k course in a quarry.

Course cut-off time

You have 90 minutes to complete the 5k

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Awards event
  • T-shirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Access to aid stations
  • Timed race results
  • Downloadable pictures
  • Measured course
  • Personal item storage
Raceday Logistics


Before Race Day
You can pick up your race packet on Saturday, September 21st, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Village of South Rockwood campus.

5676 Carleton Rockwood Rd.
South Rockwood, MI 48179

Day of Race
You can also pick up your race packet the day of the race (6:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.) in the Community Room on the Village of South Rockwood/South Rockwood Library campus.
(This is the same location as parking/bussing).


6:45 a.m. Registration Opens

9:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Starts

10:15 a.m. Awards

Kit List

What kind of shoes should I wear?
Please, no open-toed shoes are allowed at the quarry. We highly recommend a good pair of tennis shoes for everyone who is in attendance at the Quarry Challenge, including spectators.

Will the machinery be in operation on the day of the race?
No, the course will not have any trucks or machinery in operation on race day. The course will be groomed and safe for all participants as long as all safety procedures and directives are followed.

Is this course stroller friendly?
Strollers are NOT allowed on the Quarry Challenge course.

Is the course pet-friendly?
Pets are NOT allowed due to safety concerns; service dogs are the exception.

What are the award age groups?
Overall Male/Overall Female

Top 3 Male/Top 3 Female runners in each of the following age groups:

14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Am I allowed to transfer my registration?
Yes, you are able to transfer your registration if transferred by September 10th.

Please contact [email protected] to do this.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide a different t-shirt size than what was originally ordered.

Can I wear headphones on the course?
We discourage the use of headphones, but it is permitted.

Will the event go on rain or shine?
The event will go on rain or shine with only the possibility of delay in the event of lightning.

Is the course certified?
The course will be measured correctly but not certified. It is certifiably challenging, though!

Can I register on race day?
Yes, if the race is not sold out.

Where do I park for this event?
5676 Carleton Rockwood Rd.
South Rockwood, MI 48179

You will be shuttled to quarry by bus. Busses start running at 7:00 a.m. and the LAST BUS before race time leaves at 8:45 a.m. We encourage you to get there early!

Returning busses will run until 11:30 a.m. from the Quarry to the parking location.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
It is strongly encourage all runners to pick up their own race packet. It is important for runners to verify their data and make any necessary changes. However, if it is not possible for you to pick-up your own packet, you may have someone pick it up for you. That person will be responsible for verifying personal race information (name, age, birthdate, etc.).

Is there a location for personal item storage?
Yes, we will have a dedicated location with volunteers to watch your personal items. There will be a pull tab on your race bib to identify your personal items. (NO CASH, JEWELRY, OR ELECTRONICS PLEASE)

*We are not responsible for any lost or misplaced items.

Quarry Challenge weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 11mph



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