Runners will have a chance this weekend to see a sight not witnessed by most in Forsyth County.
On Saturday, the ninth annual Boulder Dash 5K/10K will take participants through the Bluegrass Materials Quarry at 2015 Ronald Reagan Boulevard. The race will start at Northside Hospital Forsyth at 8 a.m.
“The course itself changes every year because the quarry changes every year,” said James McCoy, president and CEO of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce. “As the quarry moves to other areas where they are quarrying out rocks, the course changes as a result of that. But everyone who participates will get to go through the quarry in that experience.”
Registration for the race will be held at Northside from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Awards will be given out to overall male and female, masters male and female and top three finishers for age groups.
Along with the race, the Bluegrass Spring Fling festival will be held at the end of the race, starting at 9:30 a.m.
“We have sold out of spots for vendors and folks who are showing off their wares, art, food and that sort of thing at the end,” McCoy said.
Shuttles will be provided at the end of the race to get runners back to their cars.
McCoy said registration for the race is filling fast. He encouraged those interested to sign up early and said if there “is a chance, day of, we might run out of spots.”
“I would really encourage people to register now while there are still spots,” he said. “It is very likely we will run out of spots, because we can only have so many people in the quarry at any given time, so we have to cut registrations off at a certain point. We have been pacing registrations much faster than we have in years past, which means our turnout will be greater.”
Registration is $30 for adults for both the 5K and 10K and $15 for kids 10 and under. If spots are available raceday, registration will be $35.
More information is available online at BoulderDash5K.com. Registration is available at Active.com/cumming-ga/running/distance-running-races/boulder-dash-5k-10k-run-walk-2018.