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Lafarge Hosts 5K Run Through Quarry

Proceeds to the Golden Volunteer Fire Department


Lafarge hosted its first annual “Golden Gold Rush” fun 5K Quarry Run/Walk on June 4th.

Lafarge hosted its first annual “Golden Gold Rush” fun 5K Quarry Run/Walk on June 4th.
In celebration of Lafarge North America's June Health and Safety Month, Lafarge hosted its first annual “Golden Gold Rush” fun 5K Quarry Run/Walk on June 4th at its Specification Aggregates Quarry and Heritage Square locations in Golden, Colorado. It is one of only three races in the United States that takes place within an operational quarry site.

In its initial year, the race attracted more than 160 participants for the 5K and 18 youth who participated in the kids' 1/3-mile fun run. Also, $7,500 was donated to the Golden Fire Department. The course provided a unique experience that allowed runners to participate in a race, while enjoying the distinctive geological scenery provided by an environmentally responsible active quarry (operations were not active during race day).

“The day was a huge success,” said Todd Ohlheiser, Lafarge General Manager for Mountain West Aggregates. “We are always looking for ways to give back to the communities in which we operate and this race was a great opportunity to do just that. We also were able to involve local businesses and give the community the chance to look inside our operations, in addition to donating the proceeds from the race to the Golden Volunteer Fire Department.”

To complete the day, the race was followed by some well-received community/ family-focused post-race activities including face painting, a bouncy house, live music, and a Lafarge employee Ready Mix truck rodeo.

The race winners are included below:

Men's 10-19 years

1st Place: Jacques Moreau, Golden, 24:32
2nd Place: Dylan Brown, - - -, 24:55
3rd Place: Mats Moreau, Golden, 26:28

Women's 10-19 years

1st Place: Maria Hundley, Littleton, 29:53
2nd Place: Alannah Hobson, Golden, 30:54
3rd Place: DeDe Hobson, Golden, 31:04

Men's 20-39 years

1st Place: Steve Uecker, Golden, 20:51
2nd Place: Michael Wells, Golden, 21:41
3rd Place: Tim Townsend, Denver, 21:44

Women's 20-39 years

1st Place: Kelly Escorcia, Centennial, 20:31 ** OVERALL FEMALE WINNER**
2nd Place: Jordan Wirfs-Brock, - - -, 23:39
3rd Place: Janna Habeck, Colorado Springs, 25:11

Men's 40+ years

1st Place: Bob Jones, - - - , 20:00 ** OVERALL MALE WINNER**
2nd Place: Paul Moreau, Golden, 20:41
3rd Place: Jeff Martinez, Westminster, 24:48

Women's 40+ years

1st Place: Lisa Garren, Fort Collins, 28:39
2nd Place: Katherine Lee Goldstech, - - -, 29:58
3rd Place: Christine Green, Golden, 30:04

About the Author

Joëlle Lipski-Rockwood is the Communications Director for Lafarge North America, Inc. Joëlle can be reached at 303-895-0455.


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