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Darter Dash 5k & 10K

September 14, 2019

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We t4eam up with Turkey Creek Nature Preserve to host the annual Darter Dash 5K/10k on Saturday, October 9. It is a fantastic run through the trails at one of Birmingham’s great outdoor treasures. These trails include some moderate elevation and you’ll run along some beautiful stretches beside Turkey Creek. Only a very short period of both races will be on pavement.

The Preserve protects a stretch of the creek that is the only place in the world where the Vermilion Darter, as well as other Darter species, live. It is truly a unique and beautiful place.

There is also a unique, optional finish down the waterfall tubing “slide” straight into the creek! This is not required by any means, but is highly encouraged because it’s just so fun!

Cost: The 5k costs $30 and 10k is $35. This includes a race swag and post-race breakfast. All proceeds go to fund educational programs at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. Sign up here!

Packet Pickup & Race-day Registration: The morning of October 9, from 6:30am to 7:45am. The 10k will start at 8 am, and the 5k will follow at 8:30 am. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!

Stick around for a post-race award ceremony featuring hand-painted awards. Breakfast (with mimosas!) will be served for all race participants and their supporters.

BUTS Members receive a $5 discount that can be found on our Members Only page. If you’re not already a member, join here!

Register for the race and read about our Covid-19 Precautions here!


September 14, 2019
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Turkey Creek Nature Preserve
3906 Turkey Creek Road
Pinson, 35126 United States
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