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About Us

BUTS is a club for trail running and ultra-marathon enthusiasts.  The club began as a group of friends who were competitive trail runners.  It has since evolved into a large community of runners and hikers with a broad range of ability.  The mission of BUTS is to promote, support and grow the local trail community through service, events and races while creating fun, safe and happy trails. 

Where To Find Us

Upcoming Events/Races

October 21, 2023
I Like Ike  |  6 hours
As many reps of the Ike Maston trail as you can/want to do in the allotted time. Event Brite link to registration.

October 7, 2023
Darter Dash  |  10K, 5K
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. Dash then splash! | Register

December 16, 2023
Bearly Ultra   |  13.5-miles, 27-miles | Register

TBD January 2024
Resolution Run  | 5K, 10K

May 2024
Race to the Lake  | 10-miles |

Regular Group Runs

Monday Night
Moss Rock Mondays (TNT)  |  Moss Rock Preserve 6:00pm

Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night Trails (TNT)  |  Red Mountain Park 6:00pm (during Daylight Saving Time)

Wednesday Night
BUTS Wednesday Night Lights 
|  Oak Mountain State Park 6:00pm

Thursday Morning
Easy Social Run  |
 Red Mountain Park 5:30am

Friday afternoon

Group Run | Ruffner Mountain

Sunday Morning
Church of the Sunday Trail 
|  Occasional | Red Mountain, Ruffner, and More

Giving Back

We are committed to fulfilling our mission of fun, safe, and happy trails for everyone. Your membership dues will help to fund BUTS events and goes to cover such things as membership events, races, club insurance, annual operating fees, and trail building supplies. BUTS operates as a 501c3 non-profit organization so your membership is tax deductible AND 100% of what we raise goes back to you and the trail community.

Total Donations to the Trail Community Since 2018

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