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Boulder Dash brings out adventurous runners to Forsyth
Event raises funds for health initiatives in Forsyth

by Aldo Nahed

April 24, 2013

Runners take off during the fourth annual Boulder Dash 5K in Cumming.ALDO NAHED.
Abbie Worthington, 9, and Adrianna Adkins, 10, after they took part in the Boulder Dash 5K.ALDO NAHED.
Girls on the Run participants, donned their signature pink shirts for the Boulder Dash 5K race.ALDO NAHED.
Avery McClatchey, 4, donning her fun glasses and Parker Faith, 5, right, got to climb the quarry trucks, which were on display during the Spring Fling Festival.ALDO NAHED.
Nicholas Bignon, 3, plays with sand from the Bluegrass Materials Company during the Spring Fling Festival.ALDO NAHED.
CUMMING, Ga. — They rocked hard at the quarry.

Hundreds of runners took part in this year's Boulder Dash 5k, now in its fourth year.

The event, put together by the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce's Healthcare Association, started at Northside Hospital-Forsyth's parking lot and passed through the former LaFarge quarry, now named Bluegrass Materials Company.

In January, LaFarge sold their property to Jacksonville, Fla.-based Bluegrass Materials Co.

Several Girls on the Run North Georgia also participated, some donning their colorful hats, tutus and signature pink T-shirts. The group empowers and educates young girls as young as 8-years of age.

After the race, described by many experienced runners as "tough," the runners and their families and friends, who made up the crowd, took part in the Spring Fling Festival.

Many took the opportunity to take photos.

The event featured live music, food, activities for children as well as educational displays and hauling trucks showing participants what it takes to operate a quarry.

The event is held to raise funds for Envision a Fit Forsyth, which works with Forsyth County Parks and Recreation to provide park signage and other health initiatives.

This article was published in the Revue & News April 25, 2013 edition