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BUTS Bearly Ultra

November 18, 2017

About the Race

BUTS Bearly Ultra LogoAre you looking for a race to help you cross your previous threshold with that little extra distance? If you’re ready for your first ‘Ultra’ marathon and hibernation just isn’t your thing, then the 27 mile “Bearly Ultra” is the run for you. However, if your paws aren’t ready for that leap in distance but still a four month nap doesn’t sound exciting, then drop down to the 13.5 mile Cub Half Ultra. The course design for our 4th annual race will incorporate freshly blazed and beautiful single track trails of red iron ore, weaving through this transformed historic mining park; a challenge for both the new and gnarly trail runner alike!

For 2017 we are doing BUTS Bearly Ultra hats instead of shirts for the first 150 people who sign up for any of the three races. So don’t miss out on yours.

More than just a race, this family friendly event will have numerous local sponsors on hand throughout the day to provide coffee, pastries, and much more to help soothe those weary paws!

Every 27-mile and 13.5-mile finisher will receive a finisher’s award! This race will fill up quickly so register early to ensure you have your spot!


27-Mile “Bearly Ultra”: $75

13.5-Mile Cub Half Ultra: $55

5k: $25

BUTS Members receive a $5 discount. If you’re not already a member, join here!

Supporting our Local Trail Systems

AND, if you needed another reason to sign up for the BUTS Bearly Ultra here it is…a portion of your entry will be donated back to the park! BUTS values the Birmingham area trails, and we hope you do too. One of our purposes is to help maintain, upkeep, and create new trails so you and your loved ones may enjoy them.

Red Mountain Park has been a wonderful addition to our park family! They are assiduous collaborators, and we want to honor and support the park’s future goals.

Bearly Ultra Course MapCourse

The course has a variety of single track, power line, and jeep roads. Including the Start/Finish, there will be 3 fully supplied and manned aid stations along the 13.5 mile route with 2 additional water-only stops. The 27 Mile course is two loops of the 13.5 mile course.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be on race day (11/18/2017)starting at 6:30-7:30am at Red Mountain Park. Contact Michael Campbell cambull79@gmail.com for more information.

Registration opens May 27, 2017:

Sign Up  Here!


November 18, 2017
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Red Mountain Park
2011 Frankfurt Drive
Birmingham, 35211 United States
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