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'Largest office party' concludes at quarry
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Forsyth County News

At a glance
The Second Annual Boulder Dash 5K run/walk and corporate challenge will be at 9 a.m. April 16, beginning at Northside Hospital-Forsyth. Those wishing to participate or become an event sponsor should go online at

While there may not be any actual boulders, there will be a lot of dashing.

The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its Second Annual Boulder Dash, a 5K run/walk and corporate challenge.

The event takes runners and walkers from Northside Hospital-Forsyth, along Ronald Reagan Boulevard and through the Lafarge quarry.

"This is a great community event," said Jason Mock of the chamber. "The race benefits Forsyth County parks and recreation and the Envision a Fit Forsyth program," he said.

Mock said for businesses, it's "the largest office party in Forsyth County."

He said companies can "put together a team, rent a tent to showcase their business, become a sponsor or just run."

The race is unique, he said, because it gives runners and walkers the chance to "meander through an environmentally responsible, operational hard rock quarry."

Last year's event was a success and leaders are hoping for more participation this year, Mock said.

"We had about 1,500 participants last year," he said. "We're planning for 1,500 again this year, but would like to have more and can hold 2,000 people with no issues."

Lafarge will also hold its annual Spring Fling event at the end of the race. This will feature various family-friendly offerings such as games, inflatables and concessions.

The dash is set for 9 a.m. April 16, with registration ending at 8:30 a.m., though Mock encouraged anyone wishing to take part to register online at prior to the race date.

He said the fee is $25 through Monday and $30 from March 22 through April 15. Registration will be $40 on the day of the race.

Mock said sponsors for the event are still being sought, and the cutoff date to be included on the race T-shirt is March 25.

Those wishing to sponsor can also sign up on the event Web site or by calling the chamber at (770) 887-6461.