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June 2017

Race Against the Sun

June 24, 2017 @ 8:01 PM - June 25, 2017 @ 5:38 AM
Ruffner Mountain Park, 1214 81st St S
Birmingham, AL 35206 United States
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$30

Will anyone finish this year? RATS is established as probably the toughest race in Alabama with its 5% finisher rate. This is not a race for beginners. The challenge that awaits is physical, mental, and navigational. Since June 21st is the Summer Solstice we will celebrate with a night race on the shortest Saturday night of the year (June 24th). It will be hot, rugged, dark and challenging. The course will consist of four 9ish mile loops around Ruffner Mountain in Birmingham, AL. It may be 36 miles, it could be as much as 40 miles.

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October 2017

Hydrapak Ruffner Mountain Crusher Ridge (21k, 42k)

October 7, 2017
Ruffner Mountain Park, 1214 81st St S
Birmingham, AL 35206 United States
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This is a challenging 21K loop with a double-loop option for a 42K. Consisting of mostly single track trail, the loop will take you to ever corner of the park and showcase many of the rock crushers that give the race its name. Ruffner Mountain is an old mining site in urban Birmingham that has been reclaimed by nature and is now maintained for recreational use.

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November 2017

BUTS Bearly Ultra

November 18, 2017
Red Mountain Park, 2011 Frankfurt Drive
Birmingham, 35211 United States
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Are you looking for a race to help you cross your previous threshold with that little extra distance? Then join the BUTS crew for a very festive trail race on November 18th at Red Mountain Park! Race distances include 27 miles and 13.5 miles.

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March 2018

2018 Annual Kickoff Party

March 3 @ 6:00 PM
Cahaba Brewing Taproom, 4500 5th Ave South Building C
Birmingham, 35222 United States
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We're excited to kick off another year of trail running and adventures with everyone, so come join us at Cahaba Brewery on March 3, from 6pm to 9pm. We'll have food catered by Moe's Southwest Grill and the first 50 people through the door get their first beer on BUTS. Everyone will get a raffle ticket for a chance to win all kinds of fun goodies and race entries from the following fantastic sponsors and donors: Wilderness Press Cahaba Brewery O'Henry's Coffee The FARM Ponte Therapeutic Massage Red Mountain Park Trak Shak Entries for Southeastern Trail Series races Pinhoti Trail Series (entry to Rockin Choccolocco) Entry for the Resolution Run Entry for the BUTS Darter Dash Entry for the BUTS Bearly Ultra Everyone is welcome - bring a friend or your family! We'll also have the option to join or renew your membership at the event. RSVP on the Facebook event.

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April 2018

Race to the Lake

April 21
Oak Mountain State Park,
$10

Come join the BUTS crew for the Race to the Lake! In addition to the 10 mile race, we also have a 3-mile option. In true BUTS fashion this race will be TOUGH (about 2k of vertical gain) and HOT HOT HOT!

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September 2018

Darter Dash 5k & 10K

September 15
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, 3906 Turkey Creek Road
Pinson, 35126 United States
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We're teaming up with Turkey Creek Nature Preserve to host the Darter Dash 5K/10k on Saturday, October 21. It is a glorious run through the trails at one of Birmingham's great outdoor treasures.

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