Since 1985 the Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Festival and Event Awards highlights programs around the Southeast. Boulder Dash is one of those programs for April of 2019.
STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Roswell, Ga., is a non-profit organization. They are dedicated to promoting travel and tourism within 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room.
This year’s Boulder Dash 5K/10K race is Saturday, April 27, 2019. Runners and walkers alike will be challenged by the 10th Annual Boulder Dash 5k/10k race. They will wind their way into Martin Marietta Materials' Cumming quarry. It is organized by the Healthcare Association of Forsyth County, an initiative of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, Northside Hospital Forsyth and Martin Marietta Materials. Boulder Dash offers participants views of the working quarry face, ancient rock deposits, and massive equipment used to process, move and manage the rock. At the finish line, the Martin Marietta Spring Fling awaits, with lots of fun for racers and spectators alike.
“The Top 20 Festival and Event Program is celebrating 34 years of spotlighting the best festivals and events in the Southeast. Our goal is to provide well-deserved accolades for the dedicated event organizers and additional media exposure for their events,” said Monica Smith, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society. “The Southeast offers so many unique, year-round, opportunities for attendees to create memories and support an industry that is an economic generator for its community.”
Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000. The online nomination link and submission deadlines are available at SoutheastTourism.org or by calling 770-542-1523.