August 18, 2006
Local Company Hosts 10K to Benefit Aromas School
Graniterock's Rock & Run in the A.R. Wilson Quarry
Graniterock’s ROCK & RUN in the A.R. Wilson Quarry benefiting the Aromas School will be Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 8 am. Both a 10k Run and a 5K Walk will be offered through the historic granite quarry. The benefit fee of $20 will go directly to the Aromas School to help landscape the new track and field area, improving safety and security for the children. Please contact Graniterock for more information at 831.768.2063.
Rock & Run describes the unique experience that awaits you as you meander through a 106 year-old, operational hard rock quarry. This is a 10K Run or 5K Walk as you have never imagined. See the working quarry face, the ancient granite deposit, the massive equipment that processes it, and the natural surroundings, as you take the challenge of the Rock & Run in the A. R Wilson Quarry in Aromas.
Registration forms will be available at Aromas Day on August 27, 2006. Volunteers will be on hand to discuss how the school will use the money and where the course will lead runners and walkers of all ages.
Prizes will be awarded in male and female categories, and the Aromas School classroom with the most participants will receive a special class-wide prize.
Graniterock was founded on Valentine’s Day, 1900, when its first operation, the A.R. Wilson Quarry, was opened in Aromas, and soon became a heavy engineering contractor. Its California Contractor’s License—#22—demonstrates how long the Company has been in business. Graniterock has recently opened a new Branch location in Cupertino on South De Anza Boulevard supplying construction building and landscaping materials. There are already plant or branch locations in Aromas, Felton, Hollister, Monterey Peninsula, Oakland, Redwood City, Salinas, Santa Cruz, San Jose, and So. San Francisco. Graniterock’s Pavex Construction Division operates from area offices in Redwood City, San Jose, Oakland, and Watsonville, and performs large work such as highway or runway expansion projects, as well as commercial and residential projects. The Company’s Corporate Offices have been located in Watsonville since 1900.
For more information, contact:
Keith Severson, 831.768.2063