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Boulder Dash 5K approaching
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Forsyth County News

At a glance

• To register for the 2012 Boulder Dash 5K, visit www.BoulderDash5k.com. The last day to register online is April 26. Cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children 10 and younger.

Some 700 runners and walkers have signed up so far for a 5K through the Lafarge Aggregates and Concrete Quarry.

The Boulder Dash 5K is set for 9 a.m. April 28 at Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

Organized by the Healthcare Association of Forsyth County, a part of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, the run/walk is in its third year.

Jason Mock, director of the chamber’s Small Business Services Center, said the event has proved successful.

“Last year, we had 1,400 people take part and 1,500 in the first year,” he said. “Last year, we held it a little earlier and had some bad weather. But this year we’ve moved it back to late April and we’re hoping for great weather.”

Registration for the run/walk is $30 for adults and $15 for children 10 and younger.

Mock said participants can sign up online through April 26.

“We’ll have our packet pickup [April 27] and anyone who wasn’t able to sign up online can come register Friday or the day of,” said Mock, adding that the registration fee will be $35 on race day.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation fund in support of the Envision a Fit Forsyth program.

Runners and walkers will depart Northside-Forsyth, traveling up Ronald Reagan Boulevard and into the quarry.

Mock said the unique setting is part of what makes the event so successful.

“The fact that you can run inside an actual working rock quarry is a big draw,” he said. “The other part of it is that families in county really like supporting our parks and recreation programs.”

The run also features a spring fling at its end, with vendors and a variety of children’s games and activities.

Mock said businesses wishing to be vendors still have time to sign up.

“We have about 2,000 folks between all the runners, walkers and their families, so it’s a good event,” Mock said.